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  1. On 8/8/2022 at 7:39 PM, Stef said:

     

     

     

    Wow, you guys are legends! I learn so much from you cats, every single day. Just found this 58 Edsel AWB instruction sheet on Worthpoint.

    Looks like the Olds Streaker is fait accompli. Well done, gentlemen.

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    20 hours ago, GMP440 said:

    Well here is a built up of one.  Maybe this will be the big announcement?

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    51 minutes ago, blizzy63 said:

    ...but an outhouse door bolted to the front is OK.... 👍🤩

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    The more I see of this car, the more I like it. It’s just totally wrong in so many ways. But, that’s what makes it right. The outhouse door for the front bumper. The strange decals. The wheelbase that does not fit. The missing stock chrome. Who would want one? Me for some odd reason? I real doubt this our mystery car. “The Rumor Mill” kit. But, I wish it was. In my opinion it’s better than many of the other choices I’ve seen listed here. 

  2. On 8/1/2022 at 8:35 PM, niteowl7710 said:

    This version is still readily available for the just under $20 at all your finer Japanese Vendors and is one of the cars lent to McQueen to "drive" in the movie (even though the driving of the car was actually done by Works driver Herbert Linge), and the car was later owned by Jerry Seinfield.

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    I'm not aware of any decal sheets in current production that have his character's name on the car, and in the actual filming of the movie the insurance companies wouldn't allow him to drive the 917K in the actual race itself with Jackie Stewart as originally planned.  So all of the footage of him driving was filmed in a Porsche 908/2 which due to all the film changes didn't run enough length to be classified in the 1970 race.

    The above is the Fujimi kit I have. In my opinion the Gulf 917Ks are still the prettiest versions of the car. Between Steve McQueen’s movie, and Aurora’s sloth cars I’ve been madly in love with these cars ever since. The other 917 I like is the 917-10 Cam-Am version in RC markings. Again influenced by a Aurora slot car. To satisfy my desire for a scale replica of that car, I have AMT’s (originally Matchbox?) 1/32 scale 917-10 kit. And aftermarket RC Cola decals for the kit. One of these days, i need to finish the two kits. 

     

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  3. 5 hours ago, Classicgas said:

    Nice.

     

    4 hours ago, Zippi said:

    Pretty good looking 65 Cyclone.

     

    3 hours ago, Kah puts said:

    That Mercury looks fantastic. 

     

    2 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

    Very nice Cyclone Scott👌

     

    2 hours ago, charger74 said:

    It looks very good 

    Thank you gentlemen. Your all very kind. I appreciate it. 

  4. 8 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

    Looks good, Scott - just a question: did you lift it up a bit or is this the stock ride height as given by the kit?

    Thank you. And that is “stock” height, which is another one of the things I did not like about the kit. 

  5. Here it is, my build of Moebuis Models 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone. Over the years I purchased maybe a dozen of Moebuis’ car and truck kits. Plus other science fiction and figure kits they’ve put out. I’ve been pretty happy with their sci-fi and figure kits I’ve built. Their car and truck kits, not as much. 

    Even though my Moebuis Cyclone turned out okay. Their were several things I was not happy with. Mainly the manner in which the front grille, and front and rear bumpers are mounted. I ended up do some minor damage to a fairly nice paint job, installing both the front grille and rear bumper. There is no real positive mounting provision for the front grille. And the stubs for mounting the front and rear bumpers are a total pain to use. And I question how they will hold on to the bumpers in the long run. Plus, Moebuis is fairly famous for their accuracy, yet they missed a minor thing like the standard dash mounted tachometer that the ‘65 Cyclones came with. Or the optional three gauge group that could take the place of the standard tach. Minor. And maybe a little picky on my part. But, I’m just not as impressed with Moebuis’ car and truck kits as other are out their. 

    Despite my complaints, I like the choice of car and truck kits Moebuis keep bring to us. So, I’ll keep buying them. I’m just not so sure how quick I’ll be in building them. 

     

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  6. 11 hours ago, stavanzer said:

    Found this while cruising the net. With Round2's 3'n'1 Kits seemingly doing so well, if you can find this in your haul of former Revell tools, it would be a great little bonus kit to add to the upcoming '57 Nomad or any other 1/25 scale Pick Ups you might have gotten. Maybe one of the old Revell Chevrolet Vans? 

    Anyway, this is a simple looking, Fun kit. It would be great to see it return.

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    It would be fine molded in white, and any tires that fit would work.

    The above would be cool. I’ve never seen that one before. 

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  7. On 8/3/2022 at 10:14 AM, Plowboy said:

    Those styline parts for the '57 Chevy wouldn't be worth the styrene that would be wasted just for the handful of people that would actually use them. Much less the time and effort it would take on the tooling. There's a reason they're not there any longer. They're horrible. 

    I would buy another ‘57 Chevy if the Styline parts were restored to kit. Even though, like the Tiki shifter I mentioned in my post above, I would probably never use those parts. There is no logic to it. But, I like the idea of having the option to build with Styline parts if I wanted to. 

    It maybe a waste to put the Styline parts back in future releases of the kit in general. But, it would get somebody like me, who needs another AMT ‘57 Chevy like they need another hole in their head, to buy another one. Reissuing again without those parts is not going to get me to open my wallet and buy another one. 

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  8. All the talk of the “new tool” AMT/Ertl ‘57 Chevy kits can be echoed by me. I have one of the “stock,” unbuilt ones in my collection. I don’t know why, but the car just didn’t have feel right to me when I opened the box. It was missing a charm or something that the 60’s vintage AMT ‘57 had. I never noticed the problems with the side trim on the old kit, until discussions about it came up when the new kit was released. And yet despite that, there was still something about the old kit that made me like it better? I always joke about liking the older kit better because of optional Tiki shift lever, even though I’ve never used one on any of my builds of the kit. 

  9. 52 minutes ago, TooOld said:

    Looks pretty good to me Scott !  I've learned that the early Revell kits require much more patience than I had as a kid and barely even now . I have one of these and an Orange Crate that I've been staring at for a couple years now , maybe I'll try the dragster first . :)

    Never seen the Revell glue before , how does it work ? Is it like a contact cement ?

    First, thank for the compliment. Second, I like your assessment of these kits. As a kid, I found these kits almost impossible to build. As an adult? They’re difficult, but with time and patience they can turn out okay. Another one of those kits, rumored to be coming back from Atlantis, is Revell’s old ‘57 Nomad. With my building abilities now, I’m looking forward to tackling that one again. I may be able to build it with the working tailgate, working. And the doors too! 

    Third, the Revell of Germany’s Contacta Liquid Special, “Universal liquid glue.” The stuff seems to work great. In fact, I’m due to buy another bottle soon. It stinks to high heaven. A little slow in setting up. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. Dries clear and solid, leaving nothing on the chrome from what I’m seeing. For regular, non chrome parts, and chrome parts where I have good mounting points after scraping away the chrome, I still prefer to use regular glue/cement for styrene. In my case, Tamiya bottled liquid cement, Revell’s Contacta Professional, and good old Testors’ tube “Cement for Plastic Models.” In serveral kits, I’ll use a half a dozen different glues/cements. And Revell’s Contacta Liquid Special has become a welcome addition to that arsenal. 

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