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ToyLvr

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  1. ToyLvr added a topic in Wanted!   

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    Looking for an unbuilt kit of the Monogram #PC-61 "Green Hornet" T-Bucket roadster.
    The reissued version would be fine. Must be unbuilt and complete. I have stuff to trade.
    Thanks for looking....
     

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  2. ToyLvr added a post in a topic DELETE   

    I finally got the kit!
    Thanks to everyone who tried to help out....
  3. ToyLvr added a topic in Trading Post   

    '26 Mercedes "K" (Franklin Mint Diecast)
    I know that some of you guys collect diecast also, so here's an opportunity for you.
    Up for trade is a 1/24 scale Franklin Mint 1926 Mercedes "K". As you can see from the attached photos, it's in nice shape; even has the original tag (no box, though). However, one small problem - rear bumper was broken. That will take a little bit of work to restore, but given the modeling skills of y'all here on the Forum, I don't think that will be much of a challenge. I have some parts to help with the repair.
    As for trades, I'm looking for an *unbuilt* AMT #928 '70 Chevy Monte Carlo (or older release of the kit), or an AMT Ford Econoline van kit (most any version of the Ford van kit will do: "Vantom", "Matilda", "Disco van", "Six-Wheel van", etc, so long as the body is the basic Ford Econoline). Also looking for a Monogram #PC-61 "Green Hornet" (reissue would be fine).
    Thanks for looking!
     





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  4. ToyLvr added a post in a topic DELETE   

    Bump
     
    STILL LOOKING
  5. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Harry Pristovnik   

    Amy:
    Here's the box from the original MPC "Bearcat"...

  6. ToyLvr added a post in a topic old kits   

    Kevin, going off on a tangent on this thread, I'd like to suggest to you and others who may have a significant collection, you should consider making plans for the disposition of your collection in the event that you don't live long enough to enjoy building them all (as well as your built-up units). The situation that has recently befallen the family of our departed Forum friend, Harry P., should serve as a lesson for all of us. As for me, I went through the process about 4 years ago of rounding up and cataloging my collection of kits, and making provisions for storing them. I also educated my wife on their value, and who she can trust to help sell them If she needs $$$ after I'm gone. Otherwise, I've instructed her to hang on to them to pass on to my grandsons when they reach a certain age so that they can enjoy them. In some respects, it's no different than someone having a coin collection, stamp collection, gun collection, etc etc. You just need to make your family aware that your models can hold *significant* value, and shouldn't be relegated to garage sale status. Of course, your wife may threaten to bump you off and sell them now (like my wife).😆
  7. ToyLvr added a post in a topic old kits   

    Michael's comment pretty well sums it up for me, too. With some of these kits being extremely rare and/or high priced, it's not the kind you want to build when you're still honing your airbrushing skills, for example. 😉 I have plans to build just about every kit that I buy....
  8. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    sure! Here you go...




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

    Added a '71 Monte Carlo to my recently acquired '72 unit.
    Should make for a decent restoration....
     

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  11. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Futurista   

    I bought a few of them over the years in hopes of collecting enough parts to build one (1) decent unit. 
    Here's of my "parts cars".
     

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

    Got my last order from the Modelhaus today!😀
    Bittersweet experience; I was looking forward to receiving all of the goodies, but sad to think that there won't be any more....
  13. ToyLvr added a post in a topic My Last Modelhaus order arrived   

    I called Modelhaus on March 6th to update the info on my credit card. (if you've got an order in the works, and are not familiar with their credit card rules, you better go to their website and read-up on it).
    They pulled up my order in their computer system while I waited on the phone. I was glad to hear that my order was still on the "to-do" list! I was told that it would likely be another 6-8 months before they got around to shipping my order. I placed my order in June 2016, just before the order cut-off....
    UPDATE 8/17/17
    Order from Modelhaus arrived today😀
     
  14. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Road Warrior Corvette   

    I seem to recall that someone once posted photos here on the Forum of a weathered and "rusted" Corvette. It was very well done, and got a lot of comments, until someone pointed out that fiberglass doesn't *rust*😉
    Anyway, I agree with Snake; go for it!
  15. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Christine gets trashed, finished pics.   

    It's been a few days since you posted your photos. Has the model put itself back together yet😉
    Great job on your build!
  16. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    A couple of recent acquisitions for my "Too Weird to Be Believed" collection....
     



  17. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Barnabas vampire van   

    Really cool, David!
    However, I wish we had the original MPC '33 Chevy tooling still intact....
  18. ToyLvr added a post in a topic From the mind of a 9 year old...   

    Rock On!
     
  19. ToyLvr added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    A recent acquisition....
     


  20. ToyLvr added a post in a topic DELETE   

    Tom - I really appreciate it! Saves me a lot of leg work (or maybe saves me from carpel tunnel?😜)
  21. ToyLvr added a post in a topic DELETE   

    Here's what's left of my poor little Hornet. 
    I actually bid on this lot of three (3) kits on evilBay just to get the Mako Shark. The Shark turned out to be in really good shape. Not bad for $17 bucks....

  22. ToyLvr added a post in a topic DELETE   

    Thanks for all of the pix, guys. The info is useful - and inspirational! Keep 'me coming....
  23. ToyLvr added a post in a topic DELETE   

    Looks good, Nick.
    I recently purchased a small batch of built-up models on evilBay, and it included a Green Hornet. This got me interested in building one for myself. The built-up was too rough to salvage.....
  24. ToyLvr added a post in a topic Fargo Corvette   

    The "Fargo" cars are indeed fun!
    Of course, I was partial to last season's Corvair 😉