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  1. Faust added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    NICE! 
    There are so many things you can do with them. You can customize them to try and make them cool (I did that once already... I have to post that still), you can meticulously research them (like me) to make is as good a replica of whatever trim is appropriate, or you can weather them and beater the crud out of them so they represent their last, sad, highschool/college-driver days! Don't forget some trash in the back seats and cigarette ash on the carpet, too, for that choice!
    I am, to use a seemingly odd phrase, "tickled pink" that so many people are getting out there and digging up these old oddball and loser car kits. It's time to make people remember there's more than just tri-Chevies and muscle cars out there! If we forget how sad driving got, we'll go back there for sure. 
    Have fun with the kits, Gary!
  2. Faust added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   


    My brother has the Cavalier promo. I wish I'd had one; I could have ripped the wheels off of it and been away to the races! 
    I always thought the EXPs were loveably ugly. That's why I've got two on my site and another 3 waiting to be built!
     
    Oh God... that is soooo sad. I feel bad for the Japanese, and yet, the Corolla-Novas were no great shakes either. What goes around comes around, I guess!
  3. Faust added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    Nice! 
    We can create a "loser car" revolution! UP with the LOSER MACHINE!! 
    As for Cavaliers, the MPC is a really nice kit, except for the wheels. They're only good for when you put the flares on. Otherwise, they're too wide and they stick out too far. I actually lost 1st place at a local show because of that. No fault of mine, but that's how the cookie crumbles. If you want to see a built Cavalier, go here:
     
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/cars/125-mpc-1982-cavalier/
  4. Faust added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    Oh man, that's a great idea, Scott. If the boys at Round 2 could find the Omni mould and clone it to a Rampage/Scamp that would be fantastic! A great counter-point to the MPC El Camino I have, too!
    I saw a Rampage at a cruise night a year or so ago. I couldn't believe how small it was. It looked so thin and frail and small compared to today's "compact" cars, even like a Yaris!
     
  5. Faust added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    It's amazing how I could have gone through life not knowing about this one for a while. Many thanks to F-J for the hookup on this one. 
    I believe the Omnis were direct ports of the Talbot Horizon in France, among other things. the TC3 body looks a lot better than the boxy one, I think. 
    Oh  man, you have a D-50 too? I love that kit! I wish it had the right decals, because it is one of the D-50 Sport editions (or whatever they were called) as far as I can tell. Still, I agree, it's a nice little kit!
     
    I see what you're saying, for sure. However, when you compare them to the all-out performance machines that came before them, and the nice roomy cars as well, they seemed pretty cheap, tinny and gutless. Now, that having been said, we all know muscle cars don't handle well (or stop well, for that matter), so in a lot of ways these light little nimble cars would be superior.
    However, I can't not call them losers. Really? A two-figure HP number? God... I always find it interesting to compare cars of this era to my personal benchmark, which is my Turbo T/A. While the 301T might be reviled, it's pretty good overall, at least on paper. Whereas this "sporty coupe" was bringing 75 hp and 90 lbf torque, My T/A brought 210hp and 345 lbf. Uh... even though my car weighs almost double, it's got like, 3x hp and 4x the torque. You can't really be sporty if you're that weak. That's loser territory.
    I have an O24 that I did as a "Super Bee" custom a while ago. I've not yet posted it, but I should some day. With tinted windows and nice wheels/flares, the 024 looks good. Seriously!
  6. Faust added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    I'm sorry if it posted three times. I only see it once, but if someone edited it for me, thank you!
    Chuck: I know how you feel. I was so excited when I found out about this one that I was in 7th Heaven to get my hands on one! 
    Yeah, I'm not surprised they needed a lot of work, That was kinda standard for Chryslers of the era, and Fords, and Chevys and...
  7. Faust added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    I think I'll have to do a comparison sometime of the MPC and the AMT, just to see what's what.
    You're right, that AMT didn't have the IMSA madness as bad, but the Sirocco and Capri II both have a pretty horrible "custom" version! They're nice kits too. 
    I think the cars are lame, in the context of their day. They definitely had, and still have, their merits. They're much cooler now than when they were made; the rose-coloured glasses work wonders on cars, eh? 
    Man, if there was a K, or even a normal L kit, I would be ALL OVER that. Fresh Cherries did make a die cast L hatchback (2 door, I think) in a couple of scales, including a big one, maybe 1/24? My brother has one. Wish I had one to gut and kit!
  8. Faust added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!
    Loser cars. If there’s one thing I love to get kits of, it’s loser cars. Most people like muscle cars, Ferraris and other exotics or classic cruisers. Not me. If you’ve seen anything else I’ve built or reviewed, you know I love to hate to love my loser cars.
    What’s more amazing that having a great selection of these things as kits? Finding out there’s a model of a loser car I didn’t even know about! Recently, it was brought to my attention that there was a kit of a Plymouth Horizon TC3. AWESOME! I knew about, and have several, of the Omni 024, it’s Dodge stablemate, but I was amazed and intrigued to learn of the Horizon. I hoped to find one, one day.
    Then, thanks to the power of the internet, I was contacted by someone with one, and I was able to swiftly acquire one of these gems! It’s rare to have such a short turn around between discovery and purchase, at least for me, since I try to always avoid ebay! 
    I was very excited to get it, so I had to review it quickly. So here, then, is an out of box review for a long-forgotten leader among the losers, the almost kinda cool, but still intrinsically lame, Horizon TC3. Many thanks to F-J for his help and passing this one on to me. You rock, man!
    Check it out to see how bad things got; don’t forget, there were MULTIPLE companies kitting this thing!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/amt-125-plymouth-horizon-tc3-oob/

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  9. Faust added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!
    Loser cars. If there’s one thing I love to get kits of, it’s loser cars. Most people like muscle cars, Ferraris and other exotics or classic cruisers. Not me. If you’ve seen anything else I’ve built or reviewed, you know I love to hate to love my loser cars.
    What’s more amazing that having a great selection of these things as kits? Finding out there’s a model of a loser car I didn’t even know about! Recently, it was brought to my attention that there was a kit of a Plymouth Horizon TC3. AWESOME! I knew about, and have several, of the Omni 024, it’s Dodge stablemate, but I was amazed and intrigued to learn of the Horizon. I hoped to find one, one day.
    Then, thanks to the power of the internet, I was contacted by someone with one, and I was able to swiftly acquire one of these gems! It’s rare to have such a short turn around between discovery and purchase, at least for me, since I try to always avoid ebay! 
    I was very excited to get it, so I had to review it quickly. So here, then, is an out of box review for a long-forgotten leader among the losers, the almost kinda cool, but still intrinsically lame, Horizon TC3. Many thanks to F-J for his help and passing this one on to me. You rock, man!
    Check it out to see how bad things got; don’t forget, there were MULTIPLE companies kitting this thing!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/amt-125-plymouth-horizon-tc3-oob/

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  10. Faust added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!
    Loser cars. If there’s one thing I love to get kits of, it’s loser cars. Most people like muscle cars, Ferraris and other exotics or classic cruisers. Not me. If you’ve seen anything else I’ve built or reviewed, you know I love to hate to love my loser cars.
    What’s more amazing that having a great selection of these things as kits? Finding out there’s a model of a loser car I didn’t even know about! Recently, it was brought to my attention that there was a kit of a Plymouth Horizon TC3. AWESOME! I knew about, and have several, of the Omni 024, it’s Dodge stablemate, but I was amazed and intrigued to learn of the Horizon. I hoped to find one, one day.
    Then, thanks to the power of the internet, I was contacted by someone with one, and I was able to swiftly acquire one of these gems! It’s rare to have such a short turn around between discovery and purchase, at least for me, since I try to always avoid ebay! 
    I was very excited to get it, so I had to review it quickly. So here, then, is an out of box review for a long-forgotten leader among the losers, the almost kinda cool, but still intrinsically lame, Horizon TC3. Many thanks to F-J for his help and passing this one on to me. You rock, man!
    Check it out to see how bad things got; don’t forget, there were MULTIPLE companies kitting this thing!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/amt-125-plymouth-horizon-tc3-oob/

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  11. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    1/72 Sukhoi Fitter two-seater - out of box
    One of the things I like most about aircraft, well any vehicle actually, is the ways in which the various models of it can vary. I am a huge fan of variants, and there’s little I like more than the two-seater of a one-seater aircraft. This is almost a universal thing for me, and it’s not a surprise that if there’s a trainer version of a given plane I have gone out of my way to get my hands on it. I’ll often turn down the one-seater until I have gotten the two-seater!


     
    A perfect example of this is the mighty Su-17/20/22 “Fitter” family of swing wings. I particularly like this one, since it’s a massively re-eingineered swing-wing variant of the fixed wing Su-7. Of course, that’s only the start. Given that there’s also a two-seater of this plane, you can imagine how eager I was to find a kit of one of THOSE. Now, there is a nice Bilek out there, but there’s also the old Hobbycraft.  Not as many people know about that one, and it’s not as sought after. Of course, that’s the one I was able to find!


    Check out this oddly Canadian kit, made in China, of a Russian export-model airplane below. P.S. Bring your aftermarket decals!


     
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/hobbycraft-su-22u-oob
     

     
     

     
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  12. Faust added a post in a topic Fuzz Duster - Innards are done!   

    DW: I love your car! Man, that looks so sharp. I can remember a lot of these rotting away (mostly 4-door and wagon beaters) when I was a kid. I never saw one quite as nice as this! I think that shape is a lot mor "Old Skool Muscle" than the "blocky cyber-Euro" of the '80 cars. I can see you winning shows with that! Keep 'er looking great, man. Definitely a good one to be proud of!
    As for the engines, I apologize if I'm wrong. However, the sales literature I have (both Canadian and American) doesn't mention the 360 anywhere for 1980. They only mention the 255 (Slant 6) and 318. Wikipedia (for what it's worth...) also says the 360 was discontinued in '80. So, that's why I wrote what I did. If I'm wrong, then at least I'm not alone!
    I can see your car being faster than a '77 Vette. I can't find conclusive times for the '80 cars, though. I'm sure both were leaden by the, though. My Turbo T/A is no rocket off the line, although he does hustle once he's rolling. 
    Interesting about the manifold. Not being a Mopar guy, I'd have never known. I am glad to know now, though! 
    As someone who loves to see the late '70s and early '80s stuff preserved, you have my utmost respect. Rock on, man!
  13. Faust added a post in a topic Fuzz Duster - Innards are done!   

    Thanks, guys!
    Given the age of the kit originally, I'm amazed at how well things fit together on the kit!
    I just wish the interior was right. Still, it looks pretty good in red, and that's all that matters!
  14. Faust added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Fuzz Duster - Innards are done!
    If there’s one thing the cold and snowy winter weather is good for, it’s finding some time and excuse to go hibernate in the modelling room! I’ve been hard at work on the Fuzz Duster, and I’ve gotten the interior and engine/chassis done.
    There’s still a lot of work to do on the body, but it’s coming along! Check out what I’ve got at the link below and let me know what you think!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2017/01/12/volare-mid-build-update-sit-down-and-feel-the-lean-burn/
     
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  15. Faust added a post in a topic MPC/Round 2 - Pony Express is back from the grave!   

    I don't ever recall getting models from a drug store! 
    We had a few good hobby shops in town, but Zellers was always a good place to go. It was a a Canadian department store, and was basically equivalent to K-mart (RIP). K-mart too was good for that kind of thing. Back when I was young you could still buy the paint and tube glue right off the shelf, although you had to make sure you didn't get a glue that had been opened and sniffed. 
    Man, getting the Ironside van at a drug store would be awesome!