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    Adam Rehorn

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  1. Yes, there's a lot of Gannet in this bird. I have a small-scale Gannet (Ex-Frog, Ex-Novo, now Revell Germany before the new one came out) I should post sometime. That's a spectacularly ugly plane as well, but not without it's operational merits. The Attacker though... not sure it has redeeming features.
  2. Oh, that's unfortuate to hear that they're prone to dry-rot. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised, though. Since I've seen a bag of the tires on another website, and the bag says "Made in Japan" I should have expected that. Japanese tires are much softer than ours, but they don't hold up as well, I don't think. Maybe some reissue tires from a 1/16 General Lee or one of the big Firebirds then, really is the best way to go.
  3. No, they're someone's replacement. One of the people who owned this before me pinched the real, appropriate tires and wheels. Amazingly, they left these replacements. They're wrong, and ugly, but at least they are likely the right size, and will do in a pinch. I'm currently trying to find the right wheels and tires for this beast.
  4. When I started my model site, The Sprue Lagoon, I didn’t really know what it was going to be like, or how long I’d stay at it. As a result of the site, though, I’ve managed to make all kinds of new connections, and it’s really become an important part of how I model. I take great pride in finding and reviewing both interesting, and completely oddball, subjects. One thing I’ve found since I started it back in 2012 is that I now often think “Would that be a fun kit to review?” before I even think of “Would that be a fun kit to build?” I have changed the way I think to try and take what everybody out there in “internet land” might like to see or find interesting. As it turns out, this has led me down a number of interesting roads, and continues to do so. Seven years after starting the website, I have reached a milestone I didn’t even think was possible – 250,000 hits. That’s big for a site just made by one dude and his model stash, I think. I wanted to have a bit of a celebration for it; do something special, something a bit bigger than usual. Well, thankfully, I found just the thing! A couple of years ago, I managed to get my hands on what is still the biggest car kit in my inventory, a 1/16 Street Van called “Movin’ Out”. It is a wild, wild “big rig show van” in the most overdone tradition of both the late ‘70s Vannin’ craze, AND the late ‘70s taste for humungous pieces of styrene! I thought that it would be a fitting thing to present at this milestone occasion; a big review of a big kit on a big day. Check it out at the link below. Thanks, to everybody, who’s helped make my site successful, and has made my modelling far more fun and interesting than I’d have ever thought possible. Just like this van, you all rock! https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/revell-1-16-movin-out-big-rig-street-van-oob/
  5. I must protest! Wiener dogs are a lot thinner, faster and more agile!
  6. Thanks Scott! It's really not a bad looking plane, but man, it sure is out of date. I mean, even compared to an F-80 it looks bad. It surprises me that, despite its flaws, the Germans were able to field a single-jet fighter that was more aerodynamically advanced (He-162) amid the chaos of the final days of WWII, and this is all the folks who gave us the Spitfire could do?? Supermarine's jet-age designs just really lack the "oomf" of their prop jobs! It is also super cool, to me, that it's pretty much the only Western-world taildragger jet fighter! I mean, even the P-59 and E.28/39 had tricycle gear! Oh... I should build (and review out of box) my Caproni C.C.2/N1. There's a great combo of tail-draggery dead endedness!
  7. Yeah, isn't that always the way? Have we seen any shots of the new decal sheet? I wonder if they'll give it the full stripe, not just the short one of the original kit? It would be a big improvement.
  8. Sometimes you get it… sometimes you don’t. We’ve all had off days, but it’s one thing to mess up on a model, and another to mess up creating the actual subject in real life! Well, despite their success with the Schneider Trophy races and the immortality of the Spitfire, it seems that, after WWII, the good folks at Supermarine just kind of threw in the towel. They went from creating some of the world’s fastest aircraft to creating one of the slower, more lacklustre and undeniably more porcine jets. Early jets, of course, weren’t all successes, but the straight-winged, tail dragging, chubby-boddied Attacker is one of the most prevalent losers of the immediate post-war jet cohort. Of course, because it’s such a substandard loser, I love it! It’s not just loser cars that get me going, total failures of aeronautics also make me smile! That’s why I was glad to get my hands on the Trumpeter Attacker! At the time, there was no good 1/72, so I was even willing to go up a scale and out of my normal comfort zone to build one! Check out the 1/48 Trumpeter Attacker at the link below, and let me know what you think! https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/trumpeter-1-48-supermarine-attacker-f-1/
  9. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    Man, talk about timing! I'd love to get in on that, but the BRAT is also calling my name, and is the "one year build" I have for my local IPMS club. Cool about getting people excited to build the old stuff - reissues or not!
  10. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    I'm sure you'll be glad that you did, Snake!
  11. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    Nice work, especially on opening up that trunk! Well done! I don't know why they produce this stuff in such small numbers. I'm sure from this thread alone they could sell more of them; it seems to be partially a distribution thing, I guess. Despite the cost, I'm glad I got mine when I did!
  12. That advert for the contest is awesome! I love industry insider stuff like that! I also want that pile of kits they show in the ad. I'd rather win that than a real BRAT! (Easier to store, doesn't rust, etc.) I do find it interesting that the "BRAT Brat", that little angel/devil character is shown on the go cart. I've not seen it used anywhere else! Does anyone know anything else about it? I do like that the go kart is brown. Of course it is. Thanks, 1970s...
  13. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    Ah, yes. Model companies do tread that razor-thin line, don't they? It's a lot like the MPC '78 Pacer X, which of course was never a real thing (to my knowledge), and I am sure there are a tonne of others out there too, I just can't think of any that haven't been mentioned yet. I do kind of like the whole "What if" of the '75 GTO, though. While it might be the last in line, at least this Nova is a car that existed! I just wish this car was a four-door!
  14. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    Man, so much good love for the Nova! I am leaning to doing bone stock (of course), and it's got the up-level interior and stuff, so it'll be like the best of the worst (?) I guess. I hear what you're saying about new cars all looking the same, but it's all about what you're looking for/at. I can definitely agree, but I can also say the same for the late '70s, or early '60s, or the 1900-1940 timeframe! As an example, Look at the '79 Nova, Citation, '80 Volare, Malibu and a few others. They all have straight grilles with boxy hoods, single headlights, slab sides and the same kind of bumpers. If you are only looking at those, it's hard to see a difference. I remember so many of these being "warmed over" it's not even funny!
  15. "Squad Rod" '79 Nova

    Okay, quick question: What's with the "sideways" thing? I don't really remember anything like that, but I wasn't driving these cars. With what everyone is saying, it sounds like the Novas were not much different from other cars of the Era. On paper, they sucked, and they weren't as good or powerful as what came before, but they all seem to have had some examples that were at least solid, competent cars. That seems fair! My Dad's '76 Torino was the same; big, slow and woefully underpowered compared to only 6 years previous, but those big bumpers could (and did) take a pounding, and it would go through any snow without question. It never let us down, until the trunk floor rotted out and the body fell off of it, in 1991! Not bad for a Malaise car. I remember lots of these Novas around when I was young, and a TONNE were hot rodded in some way. Alan: I'm not sure about the engine. I know the Ventura kit came first, and I can't talk to the chassis, but looking at a '78/'79 305 and the valve covers on the Squad Rod, and they look identical. Poncho covers are bigger, and don't have the "step" in them, from what I can tell. Still, regardless of what it is, once it's blue, it'll be fine.