1959scudetto

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About 1959scudetto

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  • Birthday 09/22/1959

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  • Scale I Build 1:24, 1:25

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  • Location Austria
  • Full Name Helmut Müllner

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  1. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Safir GT40 and my Thunder Valley GT40   

    In my eyes, the most beautiful sports racer of all time !
  2. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    My personal wish lists:
    European 1/24:
    Ferrari 250 GT Lusso
    Lancia Aurelia B20 Coupé GT
    Lamborghini Espada (first series)
    Ford Lotus Cortina Mk I (1965/66)
    Triumph TR4
    Jaguar E 4,2 (first series) Coupé
    Volvo 122 S (or 123 GT)
    Citroen SM
    Renault 16 TS
    Peugeot 404
    Mercedes 230 SL
    Opel Commodore GS/E (first series)
    BMW 3,0 CSL
     
    American 1/25:
    1962 Jeep Gladiator P/U
    any 1955 to 1968 cars that we have not seen for a very long time, even reissues (Pontiacs, Plymouths, Oldsmobiles, De Sotos etc.)
     
    Well, back to reality again!
     
  3. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    Yes and no, Gerry: the presently available Revell 250 GTO is the reboxed ex-Protar kit (with 4 openings and totally wrong proportions), but in 1988 Revell AG reissued the Italeri/Testors 250 GTO with new decals under # 7293 (I built one back then, but don't have the box any more) - here is a link to one which was on ebay not long ago (7 pics showing the box contents!): http://www.ebay.ie/itm/301935602144 
  4. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Chrysler 300 x 3.   

    Very nice models, Steve! Perfect execution, as always!
    Where are the spoke wheels on the '64 from (I guess Monogram/Aurora Jaguar XKE/Maserati 3500 or Aston Martin DB4)?
  5. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Tough Glamour: Autocar A-64B   

    x 2: Great looking late 60's/early 70's paint scheme!!! Also that you painted the rear wheels and frame the same color as the lower cab !
    Excellent execution !
  6. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Belkits Ford Escort Rs 1600 Mk1 Rally   

    I just got my timo Mäkinen kit from Hobby Link Japan:
    Awesome!!! Though curbside, the kit is loaded with details: metal transfer emblems, fabric strips in blue and black for the seat belts, delicate photo-etch parts for the belt buckles, grill, brake discs and more, fantastic decal sheet by Cartograf, a perfectly proportioned body (Tamiya quality!) 2 different sets of tires (gravel/asphalt) round and square headlights, windshield wipers for right hand (Roger Clark, 1972) and left hand drive version (Timo Mäkinen, 1973), 2 different grilles with either round (rally!) or square headlights (racing!) - maybe I have forgotten some details, but this kit cries for being built in several versions: with the slicks and minilite mags swapped from Revell/ESCI's Escort MkII it is possible to make a Broadspeed or Alan Mann Touring Car racer (RHD)....
    I'm gonna get me at least one more - the Roger Clark's version looks good, too.....
  7. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Ebay dreamers   

    Unfortunately he doesn't ship to Europe...
  8. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Ebay dreamers   

    Indeed! 
    Moreover, it seems to become more and more common to buy a new kit for 25,00 $, cannibalize it and try to sell the parts/trees for all together 150,00 upwards...
    for example: grill 9,99, headlights 7,99, cab 14,99, hood 12,99, engine 16,99, sleeper14,99, exhaust pipes 12,99, mudflaps 8,99 and so on... I saw things like that more and more frequently on ebay USA.
    Crazy, isn't it?
  9. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic 69 Woodstock Hippie bus   

    Looks great - PEACE, brother!!!
     
    Is this a resin copy of ARII's Japanese bus body (1/32) mated to the front of amt's '50 Chevy PU ?
    I had the idea to combine this one with an amt PU cab to create a school bus but stepped back because of the bus interior (rather boring...)
  10. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Kenworth KW 523 Bullnose   

    Perfect execution, Michael - I don't think someone could come any closer to the original !
    Very nice!!!
  11. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Scrap Container Haul - CALLING IT DONE!!!   

    x 2: GREAT job, Charles - very convincing !
  12. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Boom Haul - Pic Update!!!   

    Absolutely fantastic !!!
    G E N I A L ! ! !
  13. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Ebay dreamers   

    Indeed! 
    Moreover, it seems to become more and more common to buy a new kit for 25,00 $, cannibalize it and try to sell the parts/trees for all together 150,00 upwards...
    for example: grill 9,99, headlights 7,99, cab 14,99, hood 12,99, engine 16,99, sleeper14,99, exhaust pipes 12,99, mudflaps 8,99 and so on... I saw things like that more and more frequently on ebay USA.
    Crazy, isn't it?
  14. 1959scudetto added a post in a topic Ebay dreamers   

    I'm with you, Sean, you're  right - the mold lines are still visible and have not been adressed to.
    I can't imagine to pay more than maybe 5,00 $ for such a built kit.
    For me, it only makes sense if there is no other way to get a rare and old kit (f. i. I bought from a German modeler on ebay an ERTL International Transtar Coe, the forerunner of the Transtar II, for about 25 $ as a built-up - it will be disassembled, repainted and rebuilt; an unbuilt one would have been way out of my budget)
    Diecasts can be also a solution when there is no kit available (I'v bought several Alfa Romeos in 1/24).
    Those listings indeed can be entertaining!
  15. 1959scudetto added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Ebay dreamers
    Just saw on ebay a Revell 1/25 snapper Peterbilt 359 "pro built" for  75,00 $ !!!
    Nothing on this model was "pro" - but the asked price: no detail painting (indicators on the fenders were still bare chrome, side indicators on the edges of the fenders were still unpainted, the rubber window seals/surrounds were also not painted, nor were the windshield wipers or the door handles. The whole truck looks unpainted - but I'm not sure) the only decals were some license plates, fleet numbers and Peterbilt logos!
    My opinion is: the FUN of model building is BUILDING !!! (and painting and detailing, of course)
    Can someone tell me why anyone should spend 75,00 $ on a (poorly) built model that is available everywhere for about 20,00 $ ???
    This goes way beyond my fantasy! Some people are really out of this world, I think. - What do you think?
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