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unclescott58

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About unclescott58

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  • Birthday 02/07/1958

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Full Name R. Scott Aho

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  1. unclescott58 added a post in a topic 1965 Pontiac Grand Prix   

    A nice looking Grand Prix. Great job.
    Scott Aho
     
  2. unclescott58 added a post in a topic 1972 Chevy Blazer Done   

    Good looking Blazer. Very nice job.
    Scott Aho
     
  3. unclescott58 added a post in a topic 1/24 Wespe GMC military 6X6, WW II era   

    Yes. Show us more.
    Scott Aho
     
  4. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Revell 1966 Chevy Suburban   

    Opened mine up today, and started doing subassemblies in preparation for painting. Wow! Am I impressed. This is a very nice kit. I only have one complaint. And it's a very minor one at that. I wish they would have offered this kit where one could have had the optional third seat in it. Making it a nine passenger, rather than a six. But, that's it. Everything else looks great. Good detail. Without going overboard, making the kit complicated to build. What I've glued together so far, fits prefect. I'm loving it. I've always been a big fan of the Suburbans. I've been waiting for years for somebody to do one. And Revell has done this one right. I do hope they eventually follow this kit up with a panel truck version. But, I'm glad to see a Suburban first.
    R. Scott Aho
     
  5. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Scale Pleasure Craft! Where are they?   

    I've been building models of the Titanic lately. 3 of them! I doubt one can consider the Titanic a "Pleasure Craft" after what happen to the real one.
    I had been eyeing Academy's 1/700th Scale Multi Colored Parts (MCP) Titanic kit at Hobby Lobby for quite sometime now. A few weeks back I was looking at them on eBay, and they have a version of the exact same kit, but with LED lights. So I took the plunge and bought one. With no painting, it took me only two days to build. I had a lot of fun and it looked great when it was done. So next I decided I needed their 1/1000th scale MCP Titanic. Since I've have Round 2's predecorated Star Ship Enterprise and Kingon Battle Cruisers in that same scale. Again, another fun and nice model to build. That one took less than one day to build. So..... I decided to buy Academy's 1:400th scale MCP Titanic. This one is going to take a while to build. A lot of little parts. Things like the ship's railings. And all sorts of pipes, vents, winches, and things like that. Then there is the rigging. Even though the Titanic was not a sailing ship, there is still a lot of rigging need to be added. And I've never rigged anything before this.
    So far, the 1/400th scale Titanic is coming together beautifully. Again, because of the Multi Colored Parts feature, it really need no paint. Other than the cargo covers. They are molded in clear plastic. Why they did that, I don't know? So I had to paint those flat white. The rest of the parts are looking great just as they are. And I love the way the parts fit and go together so nicely. I'm very impressed with this kit. In fact I'm impressed with all three Academy MCP Titanics I purchased so far. They are great kits.
    Scott
     
  6. unclescott58 added a topic in Wanted!   

    A Weird One for '76 MPC Ventura
    A good friend of mine just gave me a very nice, nearly complete unbuilt MPC 1976 Pontiac Ventura kit. Everything is there except for one minor piece. And that is part #32B, the the rear lower lip on the Trans Am style shake hood scoop. Is there anybody out there who may have this piece that will not be using it with their's? I'm sure the same part from a '75 or '77 MPC Ventura kit will work too.
    Thanks for any help.
    Scott Aho
     
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  7. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Revell '66 Suburban 1/25 Kit Review 85-4409   

    Another great review! I still love Chris' reviews. They are the best. And I'm looking forward to adding this Suburban to my collection.
    Scott
     
  8. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Ferguson Tractor   

    Very nice job. Looks just the tractors I remember as a kid. Like I said, very nice.
    Scott
     
  9. unclescott58 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Your your sister found some interesting stuff above ☝️Mark. I'm sure you'll have few problems getting rid of them if you want to. Even here. If fact... I see two Lockheed Constellations in their. If complete, what would you like for one of them? 
    Scott
     
  10. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Self Propelled Semi Submersible   

    Interesting.
    Scott
     
  11. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Old Crow. Bud Anderson's P 51   

    More nice stuff. I'm glad your here posting your models Mr. Yost. Cars and others like the above. Again, your interests are very similar to mine. It's fun looking at what your showing us. At least I'm having a good time.
    Scott
     
  12. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Pontiac TransAm fans unite   

    I can't disagree with anything you've said Mark. You've basically hit the nail on the head. The Olds 350 fiasco was probably a bigger mistake than the development and execution of the Chevy Vega. Eventually trying to save money by taking away each of General Motors divisions autonomy is in my opinion what killed General Motors. Back before the mid-70's, when you bought a V8 Oldsmobile, you got a V8 built and designed by Oldsmobile. An Oldsmobile 350 V8 was not the same engine as the Buick, Chevrolet, or Pontiac 350. They were all different engines. Just having the same displacement. An Oldsmobile was not a Buick or Chevrolet. It was an Oldsmobile.
    GM's 1980 X-body, '81 J-body, and new '82 front-wheel drive A-body, what is the difference between those cars? Not much. Why buy one over the other? Only old brand loyalty at best. And that brand loyalty will only last so long selling the same vehicles. I believe this is part of the reason we don't have Mercury or Plymouth anymore too. Why pay more for a Mercury over the same basic Ford? Plymouths's case is a little different than Mercury's. In that case you could get a slightly better version of the same car, for not that much more money in a Chrysler on the same showfloor. The Chrysler name had more clout than Plymouth. Mercury did not have the same over Ford.
    Anyhow, I guess this all has little to nothing to do with the main theme of this thread. Other than, setting things up in a way that I doubt we'll see another Firebird Trans Am or Plymouth Barracuda, which I'd both like to see, in my life time. I hope I'm wrong. But, I'm not going to be holding my breath wait for them. 
    Scott
     
  13. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Pontiac TransAm fans unite   

    ??? Where did you get the above story come from? It makes no sense. Contractors not willing to Chevrolet trucks? Why did Chevrolet offer a special Work Truck edition of their pickup for several years? And GMC did not? I worked for a couple of GM dealers for many, many years over that time period. There was never any talk about closing down GMC that we ever heard of. Just before the bail out and recession of '07-'08, trucks, including GMC's were selling very well. Pontiacs were not. I still think killing off Pontiac was a big mistake in the long run. And I still question of killing off Oldsmobile too. I think with the right vehicles both brands could have been saved. GM has been very badly run for about thirty years now. My favorite brand, Buick, doesn't even hold much interest for me now. The only thing I still like from GM are some of the Chevrolet cars, and the trucks, from both Chevrolet and GMC.
    It is interesting how GM destroyed Oldsmobile. In the early 1980's Oldsmobile was one hottest brands going. Cutlass was one of the best selling cars there was at the time. Less than 25 years later you could barely give Oldsmobiles away. How do you destroy a respected brand like Oldsmobile that quickly? Or Pontiac for that matter? And if it wasn't for the Chinese market we would not have Buick. This company has been F***ed up for a long time now. The bean counters started taking over sometime in the 1970's. And it's been down hill ever since.
    Scott
     
  14. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Bending parts. Best technique?   

    Nothing new I can add. The advice above is the way to go. 
    Scott
  15. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Bad Trader Alert!   

    I hate to be naive. But what is this "list" being referred to here? I've never done any real big trading with anybody on the web. So, I really don't understand what went wrong here. 
    Scott