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  1. Oh Lord... those two-piece tires. The old AMT '77 Monza has those. The only thing I've found to glue them is Loctite Surface Prep and their own CA. It will work, but it won't take a lot of stress. What were they thinking? How did they even make that material. It has the gluability of UHMW Teflon!
  2. Fair enough! I haven't had the chance to fiddle with mine. The good news is, we both win! Either people can use the fairly good rubber, or I can use the fairly good styrene! Still, while they fit the stock rims, those are pretty beefy tires to be stock on this truck.
  3. But what about the width? Besides, letters like that were not stock on 620s, I'd wager! Interesting... Okay, I stand corrected. Thanks, Scott! I thought they came out after the fuel crisis BECAUSE of it! I love it when I learn something new! Thanks for the compliments, too!
  4. I would. I would in a heartbeat. I want to build the kit stock. The rubber tires aren't the right size, width or profile for stock. The stock wheels won't fit them. There's absolutely nothing wrong with styrene tires, especially when they're correct. The ones on the Datsun, as you can see in my article, have a nice whitewall marked in them and everything. I had no problems at all with the styrene tires on my Chevette, and I fully intend to use them for my Omni O24 when I build it. I wish the Cavalier had had some, so it would have had properly-sized tires. On the contrary, I feel there's no reason NOT to use them, especially if you're doing the truck stock. I mostly think it's lame because they say you can build it stock, show the stock wheels and don't include them. Besides, the styrene tires will be very easy to sand, there's no real tread to worry about, and once flat coated and waxed on the front face, will look even more like a real tire than, well, a rubber tire! This doesn't take away from the beautiful Round 2 tires, it's just they're not right for this. Consider, too, that you want to build a junker. It's a lot easier to flatten out a styrene tire than a rubber one! As for needing extras (because, as you can tell, I do have a hard on for them), I would have bought two kits, if the shop had two. (I only buy kits I can handle, never from online retailers.) However, Erik saved my bacon and sent me his. So I'm good now. And yes, James, that Entex IS the one I was referencing. It'd be great to see a 1/20 to go with all my other 1/20 stuff!
  5. Yeah, me too, buddy, me too. I gotta have this thing stock. It's too cute not to. Interesting. I actually wasn't following along too closely; I remember someone (on here I think) posting that they'd love to see this one, and then I remember hearing the rumours about the moulds being torched. I'm glad that wasn't the case, and it was smart of MPC to do it this way! I have noticed a big increase in the number of old Japanese truck kits lately, true. I wouldn't mind seeing the 1/20 King Cab reissued, or the 720 Targa (just because a targa truck is nonsensical, and thus cool).
  6. Some kits you just never expect to be rare. Some, especially those by MPC, got issued, reissued and re-reissued and reworked so many times that it makes sense to think they’d be around forever. However, history has shown that’s almost never the case for the more mundane vehicles, like Pacers, Fieros and Pintos. That same fate applies to the MPC 1975 Datsun 620 pickup model as well. Despite numerous warmovers, customs and reworkings, the 620 hasn’t been largely seen around for years and years. When the Monster Tow Truck version was repopped by Round 2, I don’t think too many of us expected to see the stock ’75 ever see the light of day. However, we were (gladly) wrong, and somehow the good folks at Round 2 have managed to bring back this classic in a much less radical form. You can also build it purely stock… almost. Clearly, since it is an “everyday” car and an MPC, I was all over this when I saw it at my local shop. Check out this newest in Round 2’s “Legion of the dead”; it proves that with hope, anything is possible! (Still need that ’75 Sprint and Monza notchback, if you’re listening there, Round 2…) https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/round-2-mpc-1-25-1975-datsun-620-pickup/
  7. Oh, if only! The kit would be vastly superior to the real car in every way, even if you just glue-bombed it!
  8. D-Revell Panamera

    I guess I must be one of very few people in the world, but I don't like Porsches at all. I don't like their styling, I'm not a two-seater fan and I think their SUVs are ugly as sin. It seems to me there are a billion and one Porsche kits out there, so I'm surprised the particular model that some people want doesn't already exist. I completely pass over any and all Porsche kits with a shake of my head, wondering why anyone cares, or perhaps, why I don't. I am such a non-fan of their styling, that I would literally not take one as a lottery prize. I would trade it for cash or sell it. I like power sedans, 4-doors, big motors and the ability to go fast while hauling my family and a trunkful of stuff. That's why I love my G8, as well as Chargers and, to a degree, 300s. HOWEVER... I absolutely LOVE the Panamera. No one, and I mean no one else I talk to likes it. I think it is by far the MOST beautiful Porsche product ever designed, especially with a small rear spoiler. It adds mass, strength, purpose and maturity to a styling trend that always seems to produce what, to me, look like melting ice sculptures of snake heads. Extending the body, adding those two extra doors... absolute perfection. It is the ONLY Porsche I would ever consider paying for. I even looked into one once. I saw the price and stopped right away, of course! So, I for one am SUPER STOKED to see a Panamera kit. I don't like the Sport Turismo (or whatever the wagon is called) anywhere near as much. This release is exactly like Revell Germany read my mind. I couldn't be happier. If it's as nicely detailed as their Trabant, I'll be ecstatic!
  9. 1/16 MPC '79 Pontiac Firebird

    Of course, for personal reasons, I do love the red bird! I will keep my fingers crossed they can get the Turbo Version, with the correct bird, out sometime, as the decals do look stunning! On thing I do not like, though, is the red tail lights. Why, oh why to mode and toy companies KEEP making the tail lights on these cars RED. They're NOT red unless illuminated. They're BLACK. only the reflective strip at the bottom is red. Green Light's '80 Turbos all suffer from this (in multiple scales as far as I can tell) and it is such an unnecessary mistake to make. If the tail lights were just moulded in the same tinted/smokey colour used on a lot of other Round 2 kits then everything would be fine. The rest of the kit is largely good, it seems. However, they kept the embossed "fire chicken" between the back seats, and that's on the '79 Tenth Anniversary cars only. So, that'll have to be sanded, and might well ruin the surface texture of the seats. At least the spoiler is right, and the T-tops are right. So often, replicas use the wrong style of T-Top. On this type of T/A, they should extend right to the door opening. That is usually wrong, too. Greenlight's small and large Turbo T/A replicas fudge that up spectacularly (so bad that I won't even buy the big one!). Overall, it looks cool. As the owner of a real one, I'd love to get my hands on the Turbo version and really see how good the details are! Casting the "disco dash" in chrome was an interesting touch, too!
  10. Aerial Abomination - Amiot 143 Out of Box

    You know, Michael, I thought almost the same thing. They look like the cars on the bottom of the great airships, not a warplane. I imagine the view was great, even if the quarters weren't as fancy as we imagine!
  11. Hey all! As you can probably guess, I was very excited today to get my hands on the MPC/Round 2 '75 Datsun pickup. Also, you're likely going to guess correctly that I want to build this little guy bone stock. well, at least the first one. I'm hoping to find a second one to do in "Lil' Hustler" form too. However, that's a bit down the line, and I wanted to start soon. The problem is that for whatever reason, the good folks at Round 2 only include 6 halves for the stock tires. WTF? That means I have 3 tires, but no fourth and no spare! Is there anyone out there who is going to build this kit but doesn't want these original, white-plastic tires? I really need them to build this guy the way he needs to be built. I'd apppreciate any help anyone can give me. Thanks!
  12. Aerial Abomination - Amiot 143 Out of Box

    Thanks, Steve! Sometimes, I get into a funny mood, and it just happened that I had a funny subject at hand! I had a good time writing it, too. I like to try and make reviews of kits fun and entertaining, and maybe get a bit of a different thought going in people's heads. It means a lot to me that people actually read and enjoy them!
  13. Just in time for American Thanksgiving, we have many things to be thankful for and they’re all related to a turkey! Of course, I’m talking not about that most sleep-inducing of oven-roasted fowl, but something large, semi-flight capable and definitely more than a little foul. I speak, perhaps unexpectedly, of the Heller 1/72 Amiot 143! I came across this kit a few years ago, and my excitement was only equalled by my revulsion. I knew of the plane, and to see its horrors manifested in such unforgivingly mediocre plastic was the culmination of a dream of sorts. Well, a fever dream, maybe, but still… So, what do you have to be thankful for? Well, you have a few things: 1.) They don’t make them like this anymore, either in plastic or real life. 2.) Only Heller would make a kit of this, and it’s largely forgotten. 3.) Everyone needs a laugh, and this plane and kit have to be worth that. You can also be thankful that you can now experience the beast vicariously, just by clicking the link below, and you don’t have to waste money or room buying one yourself. Unless, like me, you’re just a sucker for punishment. J https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/heller-1-72-amiot-143-oob/
  14. I am sorry if this is a duplicate post, but I thought I'd put this up here but couldn't find it. I guess I forgot to. Stop me if you've heard this one, as they say! Every now and then, I see a kit that’s a bit different than something I’d normally build, and rather than just ignoring it, I’m pulled to it for some reason. That was the case when I picked up my 1/25 1964 Chevy Fleetside kit. I got it cheap, so that helped, but I was eager to get into it as well. I don’ t normally build pickups OR vehicles from this era, but it looked fun. It turns out, there was a lot more I had to research on this kit then I though, and it almost made me give up in frustration. However, I stuck it out, and now I have the chassis and engine done! Check them out at the link below and tell me what you think! https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/64-chevy-fleetside-update-1-good-foundations/
  15. Every now and then, I see a kit that’s a bit different than something I’d normally build, and rather than just ignoring it, I’m pulled to it for some reason. That was the case when I picked up my 1/25 1964 Chevy Fleetside kit. I got it cheap, so that helped, but I was eager to get into it as well. I don’ t normally build pickups OR vehicles from this era, but it looked fun. It turns out, there was a lot more I had to research on this kit then I though, and it almost made me give up in frustration. However, I stuck it out, and now I have the chassis and engine done! Check them out at the link below and tell me what you think! https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2017/11/09/64-chevy-fleetside-update-1-good-foundations/