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  • Location Kentucky
  • Full Name Mike Adams

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  1. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Received help recently from "DisabledModeler" (Mark) and "GardnerPAG44" (Paul), both of whom provided hard-to-find stuff and fair trades.
    Great Forum members!
  2. ToyLvr added a post in a topic 63 corvette parts   

    If you plan on using an AMT kit as the basis for your build, it'll have the old style chassis that uses metal axles to mount the wheels. I don't recall for sure, but I think the wheelbacks in the kit don't show much detail.
    The AMT/SMP '61 & '62 Corvette kits had some detail on their wheelbacks that looked like a brake drum.
    Someone here on the Forum who has an "Accurate Miniatures" '64 Corvette Grand Sport can perhaps provide some info on the brake details in that kit.
    Otherwise, there's always aftermarket parts....
  3. ToyLvr added a post in a topic AMT 49 Ford coupe out of production?   

    Welcome back to the hobby!
    just post an ad in the "wanted" section of the Forum. I'm sure someone will have that kit.
    If you don't specifically need a '49, keep in mind that AMT/Round 2 has recently reissued their '50 Ford in the "Showboat" version.
  4. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Predicta '13   

    As I mentioned in a previous post, I was fortunate to get a copy of Starbird's biography (written by his grandson), as well as reading a bunch of other material on the "Predicta" over the years.
    It is true that Starbird himself ran the car at the 1960 Kansas City AHRA national drag meet. The bubble top wonder hit over 100MPH with its Hemi engine.
    Not just "plausible", but the real deal.....
  5. ToyLvr added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    MPC 1960 Corvette (Round 2 Reissue) out Yet?
    Anyone get their hands on the reissued '60 Vette yet?
    I was just wondering if was faithful to the original MPC kit. Although the original had some flaws, it built up nicely, and had some useful extras such as the rally racer parts.
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  6. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What kits did you get for Christmas?   

    No plastic from Santa, but my daughter gave me a gift card for evilBay. Some good stuff should arrive at my door in a few days....
  7. ToyLvr added a post in a topic AMT '62 Nova Hardtop   

  8. ToyLvr added a post in a topic some corny jokes   

    What did one snowman say to the other snowman?
    "Gee, it smells like carrots in here".....
  9. ToyLvr added a post in a topic AMT '62 Nova Hardtop   

  10. ToyLvr added a topic in Trading Post   

    AMT '62 Nova Hardtop
    Up for grabs is a rare all-original "screw chassis" AMT #K-7022 '62 Nova hardtop kit, with original box.
    This model is a built-up, but is unpainted except for the interior. Excellent condition! Definitely not a glue bomb! Would be easy to disassemble and rebuild to your liking, or enjoy as-is.
    My wish list for possible trades:
    Other original AMT/MPC/Jo-Han "annuals" from the 60s (what have you got?);
    AMT '67 Ford Galaxie hardtop kit;
    AMT '64 Buick Wildcat hardtop kit;
    AMT '65 Buick Wildcat;
    Jo-Han '65 - '68 Chrysler 300 kit;
    I've been having a hard time posting photos to this Forum since the big format change a few months ago, so if you'd like to see some pix of the Nova, please PM me with your e-mail address, and I'll send 'em to you.
    Thanks for your consideration.......
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  11. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    mine was the 1/8 '65 Corvette.
  12. 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".
  13. 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??? ;-)
  14. 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.....

  15. 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.