Faust

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  1. Faust added a post in a topic MPC's Gold Rush Street Van - Finally finished!   

    I hear you about the decals. They weren't in register on my kit, either, but I decided just to say "F'it" and get what I could out of them.
    As I mentioned in the article linked with the photo, they did want to break up on me, though! MPC decals are a scary thing in this day and age! 
    Glad you guys liked it! 
    How would you have handled the shingle alignment issue?
  2. Faust added a post in a topic MPC's Gold Rush Street Van - Finally finished!   

    Thanks Jesse!
    I love the classics. I just got my hands on one of the 1/20 Laser Vette kits. SOOOOO lame it's awesome! I'll have to do an out of box on it someday, too! 
    Glad that  you enjoyed it! The old ones just have a charm the new ones can't match!
  3. Faust added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    MPC's Gold Rush Street Van - Finally finished!
    You know that old saying that “Nothing worthwhile comes easily”? Well, I guess it’s true, because I consider MPC kits to be a fun and worthwhile use of time, but man, the sure can be a pain in the posterior. The particular kit I’m referring to in this case is the Gold Rush Show Van!
    Yes, I finally got it done, but it didn’t come easy. That having been said, it certainly looks like the wild vannin’ creations I remember seeing around in my younger days, and having one on display is pretty darn exciting, especially if you love vans or MPC’s crazy over-the-top customs!
    Check out this fat-wheeled shingle-and-Naugahyde-sporting monster at the link below. Let me know what you think and if anyone else has built this thing, let me know how yours went together!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/mpc-125-gold-rush-custom-showstreet-van/

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  4. Faust added a post in a topic Dinky Military - custom gift set!   

    Thanks, Scott. 
    You're right, people likely see the one photo and don't go to the link. it's one of the reasons I'm not always sure I like to post photos on forums. You're definitely correct that the one photo doesn't tell the whole story, so I hope that others will follow your advice. 
    That was a very awesome gift though, eh? 
  5. Faust added a post in a topic A Gundam with a Tail! AGE's Legilis out of box review   

    The Hardgraph kits are really cool. Probably the hardest-core Gundam stuff ever made. It's more for armour modellers than it is for Gundam fans! Of course, if you happen to be both...
    The 1/144 Gundam Ground War and Zaku Ground War sets are cool. They come with an MS, and lots of extras. One set has a pair of hover trucks and some guys, another has some Zeon recon units and the Feddie Tanks, I think. A great mix of armour and MS building all in one box!
  6. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Dinky Military - custom gift set!
    While they may not be up to the fine detail standards of current armour models, I am personally a big fan of the old British Dinky Military toys. They are solid, moderately detailed and definitely neat period pieces. I’m mostly familiar with models from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, since that’s when my Uncle was young and thus had the catalogs for them.
    I just recently had a milestone birthday, and my brother decided to help me “over the hill” with a large, custom-made Dinky Gift Set that contained a good number of models I’d never even seen before! If you want to see how to apply modelling skill to packaging, and be blown away by some cool old armour toys, then check out the “Dinky 40Y” set below. Just remember: There’s only one in the world, and it’s mine! J
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/dinky-toys-geezer-set-40y/
     
     
     

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  7. Faust added a post in a topic Model of G1 Predaking from Tryon 3   

    Thanks man!
    No, I don't think they do. Takara and Tomy have merged, but to my knowledge, neither one is in the plastic kit market any more. You're likely right about not sublicensing to Bandai! 
    Maybe Kotobukiya could take up the torch? Their kits are pretty good. Not Bandai good, but almost!
  8. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Model of G1 Predaking from Tryon 3
     As a great fan of robots and mecha of all kinds, I really wish that there were good kits of Transformers as they appeared in robot mode. Not just little kits of the toys (which there were), but stylized replicas that didn’t transform and just looked cool standing there. 
    Unfortunately, that’s not something that seems to be out there. However, the next best thing, of course, is making your own! Sometimes, I’ll come across a Gundam (or other) kit that is  surprisingly similar to a Transformer, or some other robot, and I can have a blast re-purposing it and customizing it. 
    That’s what happened when I came across the Gundam Tryon 3 from Build Fighters Try. I was not impressed with this goofy quasi-super robot. However, after some thought, I realized it would make a dandy model of G1 Predaking, and a great way to combine his toy and animation models! So, I set to work modifying the kit and created something completely one-of-a-kind.
    Check out my take on a model of G1 Predaking at the link below!  There are lots more pictures there. Any and all feedback is appreciated!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/mecha-robots/-bandai-1144-predaking-from-gundam-tryon-3/
     
     

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  9. Faust added a post in a topic MPC/Round 2 - Pony Express is back from the grave!   

    Thanks for the link to the brochure! 

    I also have the '80 Pinto brochure, but it doesn't really say if you can get all the colours with the stripes or not. It shows a non-striped Cruising Wagon in Bright Caramel (why not just call it orange?), but no where does it call out if there are limits on the colours you can get with the stripes. 
    Does anyone know for sure?
     
  10. Faust added a post in a topic MPC/Round 2 - Pony Express is back from the grave!   

    Amen to that! 
    I actually think three would be great. 
    1.) Conventional Wagon
    2.) Cruising Package
    3.) Rallye Package.
    Did anyone ever figure out which colours were legit for the Cruising Package? I think we really need authoritative documentation on that!
  11. Faust added a post in a topic MPC/Round 2 - Pony Express is back from the grave!   

    Since I'm going to go stock with it, I never noticed the pipe issue. 
    Easiest way to deal with it. Cut off the joiners, drill out the ends, paint 'em white, and instant dumps!
  12. Faust added a post in a topic MPC/Round 2 - Pony Express is back from the grave!   

    I love that 77 woodie! 
    I'm hoping that the aftermarket will indeed jump all over this and get us the different front clips we need to make a veritable fleet of these things from all their years!
    It's funny; at the time, Pintos sold well but were hated by so many. However, what you guys said is what I've found true too; some of the "losers" were actually decent, tough little cars. All it took was some care. LIke Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree! 
    Maybe, in Hindsight, things weren't so bad after all? Maybe it was all relative? 
    Hmmm.... Naw...
     
  13. Faust added a post in a topic MPC/Round 2 - Pony Express is back from the grave!   

    Wow! I knew Pony Express would be popular, but man, it blew up! It really is just like the real thing, only smaller!
    Those wheels seem legit (didn't count the bolts though); they look like the Rallye package wheels, and those, according to the brochure I have, could also be had in white. Man, I wish someone would do Rallye graphics decals for this thing. Now THAT would be awesome! They even blacked out the roof rack it was so tough!
    Does anyone know if you could get these stripey beasts in any colour? I've only seen yellow, silver, white and red. I think it would look amazing in Bittersweet or the weird "Bright Caramel". It would, of course, be boffo in metalic brown, er... "dark chamois" too. I guess I better get a couple of these, eh? 
    The tires are nice, and do really make the kit a cut above what we have come to expect from Round 2, or any other American maker. 
    Glad that you found out about the Bear Bait kit, Harry. When I found it at a toy show, I was shocked and awed, just like you! To make life easier, I linked both it and the Wild Breed Mustang reviews in the Pony Express one. I meant to last night, but I was tired and messed it up. 
    Lots of great Pinto stories. That starter solenoid thing is pure Ford. Both my Dad's '89 Escort and my mom's '85 Grand Marquis could be started doing the same thing.
    I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of built Pintos in the coming months! 
     
  14. Faust added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    MPC/Round 2 - Pony Express is back from the grave!
    There are dreams, and then there are pipe dreams. For a person who, like me, loves to build loser cars and their overwrought “performance” versions (like Citation X11s and sporty Cavliers), there’s always been a desire to own a kit of a Pinto. Unfortunatley, stock Pinto kits are rare and expensive beasts.
     When it comes to pipe dreams, Ford’s attempts to create a sporty, “Vannin’” Pinto with the Cruising Wagon is perhaps one of the ultimate insults to legitimate performance cars ever created. Sadly, kits of this wild (and cynical) attempt at automotive excitement are among the rarest of all. Only MPC made one, and the wild custom “Pony Express” has long disappeared from any affordable price range.
    Imagine my excitement when I heard Round 2 was bringing it back! Imagine my greater excitement when I found one at a local shop last weekend!
    For all those who love the ridiculous and bizarre, this is definitely a kit for you! Check out my out of box review for the newly resurrected Pony Express, and get ready to relive just how bad motoring got!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/round-2-mpc-125-1980-pinto-cruising-wagon-pony-express-oob/

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

    Oh, I see! 
    I read "Promod" as "promo". You see what you expect to see, I guess. 
    Nice work!