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  1. Well, here's a comparison of my Jimmy and Blazer builds from their original releases. Sure would be nice if they added exterior rear view mirrirs which most kits of that era didn't include. A.J.
  2. I've used the cheap (thin) local grocery store brand for decades. It also works for making diamond plate like used on fire trucks and big rigs. A.J.
  3. And no matter where you go in the world, everyone knows Coke. My wife has an old friend from high school who is a Coca Cola collecting freak. If the package or item says Coke or Coca Cola on it, she's got it. And that include ALL of the Coke models and die casts ever issued!! She loves adding these new R2 kits to her collection, and they'll never be opened!
  4. As a bit of information, the frame and chassis of Ford pickups was the same from 1953 to 1964. In 1965, the front suspension changed to Twin I-beam. I have built a 1957 Ford F100 styleside using the Modelhaus cab conversion which dropped right on the AMT 1953 for F100 chassis. Fit like a glove. While I haven't tried it personally, the Revell 1956 F100 might be another choice for a chassis. Of course, you'll have lengthen the AMT and Revell chassis for the proper wheel base. If you'll be building an F-250, the chassis from the Mobius F100 4X4 would also work with converting the front suspension to leaf spring and an appropriate front axle. FYI - Every Mobius long box Ford pickup from '65 and up drops right on the '70 F100 4X4 chassis.
  5. I'll buy cheap, bagged kits at toy shows for under $5 just for some parts. I've then built "parts box" vehicles with the leftovers. A.J.
  6. I had the same thing happen to me just a couple of weeks ago. Went to a website that offered Testers Wet Look Clear, and showed the old Wet Look Clear can and label. When I went to pick it up, I opened the box before leaving and sure enough it was the "extreme lacquer" clear with the "Wet Look" label and sku on the cap. Took it home anyway, and used it only to be disappointed by the less than glossy finish. Let it dry several days before I went back to the old polishing kit to get a respectable shine, but not nearly as glossy as the original "Wet Look". I won't be spending any more money on this product. A.J.
  7. Those look great. However, remember that Ford changed the roof on the F-series trucks beginning in 1964 where the center section of the roof is lower in the rear. From 1960 thought 1963, the roof was flat.
  8. Very nice, but don't forget the outside rear view mirrors. A.J.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
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