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  1. Faust added a post in a topic Gold Rush - underway!   

    Thanks guys!
    I think this is going to be one of those "lots of work, but well worth it" kind of kits. 
    Here's hoping the rest goes smoothly!
  2. Faust added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Gold Rush - underway!
    Alright! It’s on! I just couldn’t keep my hands of that Gold Rush for long. I’ve been slamming away at it for a bit now, and I think it’s time to show what I’ve got done so far.
    Like all MPCs, Gold Rush is a bit of a mixed bag; long on awesome, but short on the basics like fit and well-thought out engineering. You know how it goes, if you’ve ever built one!
    Anyway, I have gotten a lot of preliminary work done on the body, flares and even done some custom exhaust work. Thank goodness for the reissue of Bad Company, too. I found a great use for some of its pieces, too!  Check it out here:

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  3. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   


    That Creed is right on the money.
    Even though I don't have the money, skill or tools to be a 1:1 Vanner, I like to think of myself as a Sprue Vanner. They're too much fun NOT to be one!
  4. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    New Airfix Defiant: A look in the box
    If there’s one thing I love about modelling, it’s when someone makes a kit of something a bit different, esoteric or just plain weird in some way. I normally don’t even care if the kit’s not the greatest thing going. Heck, my collection of Farpros and Frogs are proof of that.  However, one brand has nothing but my scorn; Airfix.

    I’ve built a couple of old Airfixes, and I swore never again. It saddens me, though, because they have such odd stuff in their line; greats like the Boulton Paul Defiant and Fairey Battle! I have long wanted a good, 1/72 kit of both of these. When the “New Airfix” announced the Defiant I couldn’t help but get excited. I have built a couple of the New Airfix kits, and find them good, but not without their issues. Still, the new Defiant should be light years ahead of the old one!

    For some reason, it took my local shop a lot longer to get these than the dofight double with the Defiant in it! However, I didn’t care for the Do-17, so I just had to wait patiently. Thankfully, my persistence paid off the other day, and I snagged one of these oh-so-weirdly-loserish turreted ugly ducklings.

    This is going to go to the workbench pretty soon, so I thought I’d do an out-of-box review for it before the sprue gets all cut up!

    I have to say, this one looks miles better than anything I’ve seen from them; I hope that bodes well!



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  5. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    I like the idea of a Lambo door. I'll have to let that roll around in my head for a bit.
    Lambo doors on a PT Cruiser, though? That's, well... just... yeah. He does deserve that knock on the noggin! I would suggest he might have already taken one to put those on in the first place!
  6. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    It's a shame that it didn't get done, but with the Reissue of Bad Company, getting a new body for it should be pretty easy, I'd think. Also, I think the plastic that Round 2 cast BC in is a bit softer and less brittle, so it might fill and sand better.
    You should resurrect your Gold Rush and see what you can do with it! It sounds like it would be a darned cool-looking van indeed!
  7. Faust added a post in a topic A Gundam with a Tail! AGE's Legilis out of box review   

    I do find that Gundam makes a better OVA and short series than it does a TV series. I find most of the Gundam TV series get a bit too drawn out, and a bit too full of themselves. Zeta and Reconguista in G are perfect examples of that.  The original Gundam is actually okay, but the movies tighten it up well. the novels are still my favourite take on that original story, though.
    I don't mind the Turn-A at all. I am not a fan of the moustache, much, but I can deal with it. I think that it would have looked better if the "moustache" were wings off of its cheeks, though, and not joined right at the front. That, and the head looks a little bald... 
  8. Faust added a post in a topic Farpro's ancient Saiun, Out of Box   

    I agree. 
    Although, I will admit I like to try and bring ancient kits up to at least semi-modern standards. Enough that people see it and try and figure out which kit it is. That's one reason I like to rescribe panel lines. Even if they're not perfect, the recessed lines are the mark of a newer kit, and that tends to thow people off.
    Still, not worrying about superdetailing or even correcting flaws is very refreshing. 
    You can make amazing dishes with apples, but you can also eat them right off the tree, right?
  9. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    Oh, I'm not so sure about that. 
    Mind you, rug burn might be an issue
  10. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    Oh man, those are awesome!
    Talk about inspiration! 
    No wonder they're "shaggin' wagons", look at all that shag carpet in there! They look more like cat condos than vans!
    Those things are just great, and they are certainly good examples of what could be done with a rolling box! I can't get over how overblown most of those vans are and were. Such a good time!
  11. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    I know exactly what you mean; I have a couple of the old Hot Rod Show World books, and there are vans similar to Gold Rush in there as well. It's a shame it doesn't have anything as wild as the awesome murals you're describing, because that is indeed how I remember these vans. Wild scenes of buxom viking chicks riding polar bears or wolves, wizards, lightning, castles, fog, dragons... either that or desert wates or space themes. Good times, man, good times. I loved those things at car shows when I was younger. Always wanted one, but my age and the age of such vans didn't quite synch up. Good thing is now I can make my own!  
    I can guarantee that I'll build this in the right spirit. The key will be to make the interior reflect the exterior's colour scheme. That's always the hard part: How can you paint the interior such that it is imaginative, but still reflects what would seem to be a contiguous train of thought and approach to colour? Thankfully, the full '70s pallette of orange/gold/brown are represented, so I have lots to choose from.
    Thanks for the compliments, guys!
  12. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    Thanks for the warning about the decals. I will try to remember that, Mark.
    I know what you mean, Jeff. It's just such a great, over-the-top combination of senseless excess and almost childish abandon. MPC's subjects were great, but their customs were often even better!
  13. Faust added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???
    By now, I’m sure anyone who knows me realizes that I do have a soft spot for MPC kits. The good folks at MPC seem to have been on the same wavelength as me when it comes to what makes a great car kit. Good interior detail, bizarre subject matter and a heaping helping of ‘zeitgeist’ are all essential.
    They must also have known that I LOVE street vans, since they made a bus-tonne of them back in the day. Mind you, there were a lot of the real things back then too! More than any other maker, I think, MPC really seemed to embrace Vannin’, and that means there are a lot of good (well, interesting, at least) van kits out there.
    Recently, Round 2 reissued one: Bad Company. This was the 1982 annual of the mid-‘70s Dodge van. However, there were many other Dodge street vans before Bad Company. One of the rarer ones seems to be Gold Rush, a completely crazy custom van that could only have arisen from MPC in the ‘70s. My brother managed to snag me a copy, and I present to you an out of box review for this wild roller at the link below.
    For whatever reason, I don’t seem to be able to find many other reviews of this thing, so maybe it’s been forgotten? Well, I couldn’t let that stand! Check it out, and rest assured, THIS THING WILL GET BUILT!!

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  14. Faust added a post in a topic Hitler's Ride - Ancient G4 out of box review   

    Oh, Danno, you're likely so right! 
    There's something just fantastically ironic about the thought of it.
  15. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    Italeri's 1/35 Biber midget sub: big trouble for a small boat
    One of the odder classes of weapons to have emerged to something akin to prominence during WWII is the Midget Submarine. Like assault gliders, they seem to have been something of a fad that came and went rather swiftly. However, during their heyday, they were deployed by most major powers in the conflict.

    One of the less-than-greats in this category was the German Biber (beaver) one-man sub. This obnoxious and often mortally crude little tin-can is not a sub that gets a lot of love, and with good reason. It was poorly made and not that successful. However, it is a cool-looking boat, and when you consider that about half of its mass is made of the weapons it carries, you have to admit it’s at least academically interesting.

    Thankfully, for those who want one, Italeri popped out a nice looking kit in the massive scale of 1/35! Thank goodness Bibers are small… at least this thing still fits on a shelf!

    I build this sub as a present to my dad, since my grandfather was apparently trained on these boats late in the war. It’s a surprisingly unforgiving little model, with what I would say is too hefty a price tag. Still, it was fun and it looks neat on display.

    Check it out, and as always, feedback is much appreciated!



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