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  1. Very nice, but don't forget the outside rear view mirrors. A.J.
  2. Well I informed my wife this morning that due to the Wuhan virus / Covid 19 / Coronavirus, I would be self-quarantining myself in my model room until further notice. She actually bought that for about 5 minutes, but i'm sticking to it. A.J.
  3. Just to add a little interest, when I was at the Pierce fire apparatus plant in Appleton WI a few years ago, I snapped this image of their "standard" paint color offerings. Notice how many shades there are of each color. Yep, that's 42 shades of white, 56 shades of red, and 28 shades of lime. A.J.
  4. It would be nice to see Round 2 release a '79 Dodge 4X4 W100 pickup. The only '79 Dodge pickups that MPC made were 1-0418 "Fire Fighter" and 1-0432 "Pumpin' Iron" (box shows '78 grille and hood, but kit has '79 parts) which were versions of the SWB '78 Lil Red Truck kits with different decals. Putting the '79 chrome tree and hood in the kit box, they could claim the kit as being "NEW" as there never was a LWB '79 Dodge pickup. A.J.
  5. My guess is that they bought X number of kits from Italeri per the contract that they had to see how well these are accepted in the marketplace. So once those are gone, they're gone., until Italeri releases them again on their own. A.J.
  6. I often thought that it might have cost more for Moebius to remove the extra parts from the chrome trees after being molded, but before plating, than including them for modelers to use, or add to their parts boxes. It looks like with the 60's Ford pickups they decided to leave the extra, unused parts on the trees. For the price point, the extra parts are a bonus and welcome addition for use with other builds. I know those extra exterior rear view mirrors will make their way onto other builds/rebuilds. Thanks Moebius. Just my thoughts, A.J.
  7. This is my point of view. One thing I've learned over my 6 decades of building automotive models, is that if you want something that is available in resin, but it today when you see it, as tomorrow it may no longer be available. Most resin producers aren't like Modelhaus that did it for several decades, and availability of their quality products was almost taken for granted......until they decided to retire. Even if you're not sure that you are going to build a project with the resin, rather have it and not use it, then not being able to get it when you really want it later. And if you later decide not to use the resin parts/conversions that you bought, you can always offer them for sale to your friends who do want them.
  8. I built a 1934 Ford pumper back in the '80's using an original AMT '34 Ford pickup for the fenders, cab, and front frame. Everything else was scratch built, including the wheels and tires.
  9. Here's the link to the box kit.https://scenesunltd.com/collections/all/dump-box
  10. I've been to the Don Garlits museum at least three times. I always find something new with each visit like this diorama.
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