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  1. My nephew (an adult) just got this neat old 1/8 scale kit as a birthday present. I had one as a kid back in the 60s, and I know it’s been reissued several times over the years. Does anybody know any specific background info on this kit? We’re trying to figure out how old it is. As you can see from the pix, the tires are white plastic, the body is molded in a “sparkle” red plastic. thanks, in advance, for your help.
  2. I’ve seen the custom parts for sale separately on evilBay. They always go for a high price😕 I got lucky a few years ago and got the kit at a swap meet, partially built. Cost me $85 back then, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see it hovering at $100+ on evilBay.
  3. Ken: I’m pretty sure that the hood from the AMT ‘62 Vette kit will fit your old SMP. The AMT kit has been reissued like a zillion times, so it shouldn’t be too had to track down a spare hood. The only difference, as I recall, is that the AMT version doesn’t have the « tab » on it for the little spring clip that allows for an opening hood....
  4. A while back, I posted a photo of a well-used ‘72 Ford station wagon I saw as I passed through the scenic little town of Bellevue, KY. I wondered where it came from, and who was driving it. Now I finally found out where it was from, and it wasn’t alone… 😁
  5. Yeah, I’ve been monitoring EvilBay for any sign of a rear bumper....
  6. The early issues of the Jo-Han Chrysler Turbine Car had foil for the rocker panels. Those kits go back to approx 1964. And now we can start yet another new topic heading for another obscure kit item🤪 Personally, I like the one about “what kits are molded in green?” 😆
  7. Yippee! #209 has arrived Friday 8/27/21. I resubscribed after several years. We’ll see how it goes...
  8. I may have mentioned this before in another post, but I use baby food containers for storage of misc parts, etc. For those of you not up to speed on baby food, it comes in nice little plastic containers with snap-on lids these days, instead of the old glass jars. I discovered these while watching my grandkids eat😆 So, if you have any family or friends with little kids, ask them to save their containers for you instead of tossing them in the recycling bin.
  9. OK, I’ll limited it to automotive related. Rose Martin of Rhode Island passed away back in 1998. She made a strange request of her family and community, namely that she wanted to be buried in her beloved 1962 Chevy Corvair. Now, that’s dedication to your car! And some of you think a car-shaped headstone is weird? Check this out....
  10. Looking for rear bumper for Jo-Han ‘68 Imperial. Yeah, I know it’s a long-shot, but you guys have always come through for me before. I have stuff to trade.... Please PM me if you have the part..... Thanks!
  11. Another one for my home museum of oddball built-up models. Here we have a ‘63(?) Mercury Comet with a custom front & rear clip. It was advertised as a “Vintage Ford Custom”, but I knew right away from the rear fins that it had to be a Comet, so I took a chance on it.😆
  12. Hi Fellow Plastic Fans - Up for your trade consideration today is a built-up ‘63 Ford Galaxie convertible (see photos). It’s an original issue “screw chassis” kit from back in the day. Display as-is, or restore it to your specifications. Body looks like it’s brush painted, so shouldn’t be too hard to strip the paint. Complete except for the engine air cleaner, hood “C” clip (I have the front fender ornaments). Models I’m looking for: AMT ‘68 Ford Galaxie; ’70 Ford Maverick (Kit or promo); IMC Kit of the Ford Cougar showcar (no Testors or Lindberg); IMC Kit of “Little Red Wagon” Dodge pickup truck; SMP ‘61 Corvette “bubble” windshield parts (or the whole Kit!); Monogram 1/32 scale Grumman “GulfHawk” airplane kit (prefer original issue); Monogram/Mattel 1/32 scale F-51 Mustang fighter plane kit; IMC (or Testors) Gates Lear Jet airplane kit; I realize some of these are rare or unusual kits, so I’m willing to sweeten the deal with other offerings of vintage kids and/or parts if you really have what I’m seeking. Both parties to pay for their own shipping. Please PM me if interested - thanks!
  13. Yeah, saving private Ryan is a good one. If you like war movies or military history, add “We Were Soldiers” and “Glory” to your list. I recently got to see the relatively new movie “The Last Full Measure”, another sobering story from the Vietnam era, along with the aforementioned “We Were Soldiers”.....
  14. Loved the music in the first movie - got the “album” on my Apple Music...
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