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  • Location Kentucky
  • Full Name Mike Adams

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  1. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    mine was the 1/8 '65 Corvette.
  2. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Most fun you had in a car. KEEP IT P.G.   

    Had similar good time in my '62 Corvair coupe during lunch time. I think we got eight (8) or nine (9) in it one day, but hard to operate stick shift with someone (female) sitting on my lap. This took place in mid-70s before seatbelt laws, and before the stupid schools administrators decided to make our school a "closed campus".
  3. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    One of my holy Grails, too.
    So, you're the guy who's been bidding-up the price on these kits??? ;-)
  4. ToyLvr added a post in a topic "Holy Grail" Models?   

    Have really been enjoying this thread.

    Seems like the recurrent theme is everyone looking for a kit from their childhood that inspires fond memories. I'm no different, but my search had a really great ending.

    What if someone walked up to you one day, and handed you a bunch of boxes that contained *all* of your Holy Grail kits???? Here's my story...

    I have a much older brother who came of age during what many refer to as the "Golden Age" of model cars, late 50's - mid 60s. He was a wiz at building them, with slick paint jobs and often great detail. Then, like many others of that era, he graduated to 1:1 cars, got married, started a family and career, etc etc, and the models got boxed-up and stashed away for decades.

    As a kid, I would sometimes watch him build, and was astonished by his skill. As the collection grew, I committed each car and its details to memory, vowing to obtain and build some of them for myself "someday".

    Well, in my day (1970s), I was a pretty decent builder, but no Tim Boyd. Figured I could handle those golden oldies, though, so I started trying to track down some of those kits like my brother built. Didn't have much luck. Would nail one once-in-a-while. Fast forward to the late 90s and the internet, started getting more scores, but still missing so many. Prices also were skyrocketing for old kits. I was also dealing with family and career obligations; you know how it goes.

    Spring of 2010, my brother, now almost 70 years old, knowing that I'm still a model car nut, hands over the aforementioned boxes, saying he figured it was time to give me the collection for "safekeeping". I just about passed out on the spot. Not only the built-ups, but some unbuilt treasures as well. And, let me also mention the "parts box" - some of you guys would go nuts over its contents.

    Attached is a photo of a small sampling of some of his cars on display in my "man cave". Hope you enjoy.....

  5. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Show us your 6 powered cars   

    A few years ago my local model car club was having an internal contest for Model T Fords, based on the reissued AMT'25 T kit. I originally planned to build a nice T-Bucket, but my kit contained a badly deformed roadster body. Decided to build a junker out of it. Engine came from the AMT '51 Chevy, just to be a bit different.

  6. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Moebius 1961 Pontiac news   

    Here's a couple of quick snapshots of an original AMT'61 Bonneville in my collection. This was built by my older brother back in the day (amazing that it has survived this long).

    This may give you some small idea of how they compare - see Tim Boyd's post on the subject and his link to photos of the Moebius test shots.

  7. ToyLvr added a post in a topic A Trip Down Memory Lane.   

    Time for an intervention here.....

    Steve, put the glue away and go outside into the fresh air and sunshine for a while. ;-)

    (then please finish that awesome truck!)
  8. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Tell me about Revell '58, '63, and '64 Impalas.   

    She's real fine....
  9. ToyLvr added a post in a topic 75 Olds Cutlass   

    PM sent
  10. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Shorties   

    How about a Corvair "Crampside" pickup?
  11. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I spotted the Tesla at a strip mall in suburban Cincinnati.....
  12. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw this bit of modern technology in a local shopping center parking lot.

  13. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Wasn't it the idea that kits were made to be built?   

    "He who seeks to make a small fortune selling model kits should first start with a large fortune." :-)

    Yup, I've often wondered how many of these "speculators" or "hoarders" lost lots of $$$ when Round 2 decided to repop certain kits, and it no longer became necessary to spend $100+ on a rare original.

    Still, if opportunity presents itself, I'd rather have an original made from good ol' USA styrene than one of the repops with Chinese plastic. I *do* want to build the kits that I buy, and I find it a lot easier to work with an original kit with little flash and original styrene, so I'm often willing to pay a little bit more if that's what it takes. Also, I've gone the "rebuilder" route before, buying up glue-bombs to restore, and I found that I don't enjoy the "restoration" process half as much as just plain building a nice kit that hasn't been tampered with.
  14. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Meyers Manx   

    Far out!
  15. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Darryl Starbird's Predicta   


    Super job on this one! In fact, you're really on a roll with this bunch of beauties that you've posted.

    The Predicta is one of my all-time favorites, both the 1:1 and the kit, and it's great to see it rendered so well in your build up.