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  1. Faust added a post in a topic New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!   

    Oh man... That's awesome! I would love that!
    So many cool, obscure models I've never heard of!
  2. Faust added a post in a topic Farpro's ancient Saiun, Out of Box   

    I agree wholeheartedly! 
    I don't like to superdetail things at all, so you know what, I think I'll do just what you suggest. 
    I'll probably air brush the paint, although I have been known to do it by hand in the past. I think it's going to be fun to see what tricks I can pull to bash this blob into something even halfway respectable. 
    I have tonnes of better kits, but these oldies really call out to me!  Does that mean I have a problem?
  3. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Farpro's ancient Saiun, Out of Box
    As most of you know, I do tend to favour the oddballs and obscurities of modelling, both in terms of subject matter and manufacturer. Well, this one’s definitely a win in both departments!
    When I was in one of my local shops in the winter, the owner had dug out a bunch of Farpro kits. These are just the “export” version of the ancient Aoshima kits from the early ‘60s. I’d never heard of them, but there were a number of interesting planes in there, like the A7M Reppu and the C6N Myrt. Since I didn’t want to pay $40+ for the Sword kit, I opted for the $8 Myrt. I got what I paid for!
    Check out this ancient relic here, and breathe a sigh of relief that you don’t have to build it. It’s on my bench now, so I can say with authority that it’s a rather big dog of a kit. Lots of work in there, but I do so love me a loser!

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  4. Faust added a post in a topic 1/43 Lada Taxi: How Fail can you get?   

    Hey Ross!
    Yeah, now we're on the same page. It's funny how two-faced politicians are. If even a small auto-related plant opens, they'll talk about all the "spin off jobs" (the term we use here in Canada) that'll be created, and tout the opening as some big accomplishment for the area, and thus themselves (even though they have lilttle, to nothing, to do with it). However, when a plant closes, it's ONLY 10,000 jobs. What about the spin offs? What you say is exactly right. 
    I am angry and offended by your government's decision. What they did to you by nuking the auto industry is essentially, I feel, make you beholden to the rest of the world for your independence. If there is ANYTHING that seems un-Australian, that would be it. It's like what cancelling the CF-105 Arrow did to Canada's aviation industry, but on a much larger scale. Your government is either short-sighted or plain stupid, is all I can say. 
    I agree, the G8 is a fabulous car! My other car is a 1980 Trans Am, and I really wanted a family car that was a "4-door, everyday T/A". Well, the G8 is that and more! I love having a 'big' sedan that can completely waste all these ricer/tuner idiots who think they're hot spit. You want to see import muscle? HERE is how it's done!
    I'll see if I can find any good pics of it to put up. 
    Two Nivas! Kick butt! 
    Good luck with the L-39. That's a very pretty airplane, and very fun to watch fly. There are a couple that are owned locally around here, so I see one flying quite often!
  5. Faust added a post in a topic New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!   

    Yeah, it was a Flintstone body! I thought that was it, but I didn't want to say it because all I could think of was Fred Flintstone! 
    I don't remember it being a sedan delivery. That's interesting!
    I have a queue like that too, Tom! Glad I'm not the only one.
  6. Faust added a post in a topic New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!   

    Yeah, we got those, but didn't Mattias say they got the four door as a fast back? Or, did I misunderstand.
    I have seen a resin cast body for the Cavalier Wagon once. It was like $60 just for the body, and I didn't have any kit to go under it at that time, either! I would love to see more econobeater variants, though!
    These things need to get Round 2'd. Seriously. There's got to be some interest out there, no?
  7. Faust added a post in a topic New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!   

    Whoa... you guys got this body style as a Four Door? We could only get the fastback as a two door! How f'ed up is that! 
    Man, now I wish I had a few more of these things!
  8. Faust added a post in a topic New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!   

    Thanks guys!
    Yeah, for some reason, you don't see this one too often.  Walter: your points about the tires are well-made. I may yet go back and correct things. I'd never thought of that, actually!
    I really wish they'd have made a conventional Sunbird or Skylark (that was the Buick, wasn't it?); that would have totally rocked!
  9. Faust added a post in a topic New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!   

    I've tried to post pics of it here, I really want to, but it never seems to work. 
    I'll try again, because I agree with you totally, Jonathan.
    Okay, got it! Thing is, I was trying to use the "Insert Picture from URL", but I had to paste it from my hard drive instead. 
    Knowledge is power!
  10. Faust added a topic in Under Glass   

    New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!
    They say you can’t go back again. However, that’s not entirely true when it comes to modelling! There’s always a chance to take another run at a kit that you might have botched up in your younger years. For me, such a kit is, of course, a loser car! In this case, it’s the MPC 1982 Cavalier!
    Sure, you’re thinking that the Cavalier may not be worth re-doing, right? Well, as a car, you might not be wrong on that, but it’s a neat kit of a very important car. The Cavalier nameplate solidered on for a long time, and it’s one of those cars that literally seemed to be everywhere back in the day.
    Check out my take on this “New for ‘82” Chevy and tell me what you think. If it makes you remember how bad things got, then I’ve done my job! J

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  11. Faust added a post in a topic 1/43 Lada Taxi: How Fail can you get?   

    You're right about the car being a non-taxi. I'm surprised at it being yellow as well, though. I did put a correction on the article, but I decided to leave it as it was because a.) I had fun writing it thinking it was a taxi and b.) my remarks are applicable to the taxi, of which there is a toy, but this just isn't it. 
    I'm astounded by your experiences with the Lada and how well your Niva has hung in there. I know those are cult-ish vehicles, at least in North America. They do have a following that's "an inch wide but a mile deep", so to speak. You know what, if it's working, then you're right to keep it! There are some brands that get tarred and feathered when they may not deserve it, I agree. It sounds like Lada might well be one of them!
    I think we're on the same page with the auto industry, though. You say you don't think it sets the tone for the country, but then say how bad it is that the Gov't down there isn't supporting it. We have the same problem in Canada. The auto industry supports a lot of jobs and its fast-paced, "lean" approach to doing things is, to me, and indication of how well a country can 'keep up'. There's a lot of high-tech in auto manufacturing. I work in a transmission parts plant - we make what amounts to metal flowerpots with teeth. The tech we use is amazing, much of it patented by our company. We're growing every day, and we're helping to keep the economy going doing it.
    I feel for you. Australia losing its car industry is short-sighted AND will see a massive loss, in the long term, of industrial and design capability. It's like what happend to Canada's aviation industry. Look what happened to Britain when its car industry imploded. They've never been the same since. 
    I will miss Falcons and Commodores. For a while, I was hoping Ford would bring the Falcon to North America to fight the Commodore that was brought here first as the Pontiac G8 and now as the Chevy SS. Heck, I like Aussie cars so much I went and bought a G8. Best car I've ever had. Then GM nuked Pontiac, and how they're nuking Holden. Weak.
    Good point too about how market penetration of foreign cars is sometimes hard due to cultural and living arrangement differences (I don't think Commodores were designed for Japanese roads all that much) , and sometimes its due to logistics. That's why Renault failed in the US. No logistical support. VW got that, and brought a full dealer network. Haven't seen a Renault in ages, but I see VWs all over every day! 
  12. Faust added a post in a topic 1/43 Lada Taxi: How Fail can you get?   

    I'm not surprised to hear that these things are all over Cuba! It does make sense. 
    I haven't watched that yet, but I will try to take a look at it!
  13. Faust added a post in a topic 1/43 Lada Taxi: How Fail can you get?   

    Yeah, having a bad auto sector is not only bad for the long-term economy of a country/regime/empire, it's also bad for the morale and ability of your people. Moving about, taking advantage of opportunities... that's what cars are all about. Not a surprise they're not a Communist invention, I guess.

    That's a hilarious story about the Yugo. I've never seen one, but two of my friends' parents had Ladas when I was a kid. one was blue/rust, the other was lemon yellow/rust. I think the "rust" was standard. the blue one soldiered on a long time. The yellow one might have, but the guy bought a Renault Alliance when it came out, and traded in (?) the Lada for it. They are ugly, but kinda in a  cutely deformed way. 
    How on earth did you come by Lada brochures? That's awesome! I think WE should be ticked we let them in, personally!
  14. Faust added a post in a topic Stang-banger - MPC "Style"   

    Hey Tim!
    I remember them being relatively common. I was a kid when they came out, and I know I had an LN7 racing poster in my room. Seems geeky, but I sure wish I had it now.  I might have gotten it at a car show, or it might have been a couple pages in a magazine my Uncle cut out and posted up for me. 
    I have a 1/32 LN7 I intend to do in that exact "Frog" green you mention. What a hideous colour. Interestingly, it reminds me of the weird "snot green" that early Neons came in. WTF? Do car makers not realize bad colours don't help sales?
    So, there was an intention to put in concealed headlights, eh? Interesting. I can definitely see, with the T-Bird and Cougar in '83, that there were better selling and more exciting products to dwell on than the EXP. 
    Thanks for the compliments, too!
  15. Faust added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1/43 Lada Taxi: How Fail can you get?
    Anyone who knows me knows that I love loser cars, obscure cars and just plain weird cars. If it was a failure, flop or just ugly and reviled, chances are good that I’m going to want a model of it. Sometimes, though, you just can’t win. Some things there just AREN’T models of, or if there are, I haven’t come across them.
    It’s at times like this that I’m really thankful for die cast replicas! There are some truly odd diecast cars out there, and I can’t help but think that this one, the VAZ 2101, known to many as the Lada, is among the most weird and loserish.
    I dug this little beauty out of a flea market about a year ago. Check out my 1/43 die cast Lada taxi and tell yourself that this isn’t something you’d like on your shelf beside your Franklin Mint replicas!
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