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AC Norton

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About AC Norton

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  • Birthday 05/01/1955

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  • Scale I Build 1/24,1/25

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  • Location southern ontario, canada
  • Full Name Ace Norton

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  1. AC Norton added a post in a topic Red Alert   

    ...It ran Motor Wheel Fly's, as I recall, but thru the years from day one, probably other makes too....the Ace...
  2. AC Norton added a post in a topic SKYLINE 1971 GT AOSHIMA HELP AND QUESTION....   

    ....For sure on that note, and thanks James for commenting.....I just was wondering if the rear tail light panel in question, regardless of the kit above that uses it,  was a stock Skyline panel for some year or trim level, or just a 'custom' part for a tuner style build....the Ace...
  3. AC Norton added a post in a topic SKYLINE 1971 GT AOSHIMA HELP AND QUESTION....   

    ....Thought so too, but I don't know these cars at all......thanks again regardless.....the Ace...
  4. AC Norton added a post in a topic SKYLINE 1971 GT AOSHIMA HELP AND QUESTION....   

    Great, and thanks Eric....but is it a factory deal or just a custom part...I like it and may use it for lets say, a club racer build....the Ace...
  5. AC Norton added a topic in General   

    SKYLINE 1971 GT AOSHIMA HELP AND QUESTION....
    Hello boys, and especially to you Skyline / tuner experts.....I have recently been working on a couple of Japanese sports car kits, a bit of a departure for me, and have come across a puzzling question ..... Aoshima kit no.46, 1971 Skyline GT GC10 that was recently reissued some months back is just loaded with lots of goodies and extra parts galore, and one of the white parts trees indicates the 'GT section' for the suggested kit build , plus a 'GT-R' parts section nicely included as well,,,, but in between all those parts is a very nice mesh style grill with angled lenses, and a neat tail light rear panel sporting 3 clear lenses per side.....question is, in searching photos and details about the actual cars, I have yet to see that tail panel on any 1-1 car...the grill mentioned, of course seems fairly common for race car use and street tuner use as well....but ,can anybody fill me in on that tri-lamp tail panel I mention.... just unsure if it was used on a certain year of similar Skylines of that era, or its a custom option....oh, sorry but I can't post photos of the parts as I presently have no camera......thanks in advance, gents.....the Ace...
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  6. AC Norton added a post in a topic Round 2 November 2017 Product Spotlight   

    .........I agree , maybe on the Gremlin .....as for the Cobra team, I think waiting it out for a few months will be the ticket because all this stuff gets blown out cheaper in time.....patience is the answer for all these so called 'hot'  new releases.....older I get, the cheaper I get too...lol.......the Ace...
  7. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT 57 Chevy Bel Air Review Needed   

    ......Funny you mention your sealed original....many times I've been so tempted to grab a mint one on Ebay when they show, but for some strange but good reason I always passed,,,,and now with this reissue coming I'm glad I did, because I'll bet if you crack the cello on yours and do that comparison you speak of that the new kit will outweigh the oldie in many aspects,,,tires, decals, perfect chrome, and the tinted glass just to mention some factors.....regardless, it will be interesting to compare them both for certain.......the Ace..
  8. AC Norton added a post in a topic Pay It Forward-Round 2-Let's have FUN!   

    .........Hmmmm, for some reason this thread in general doesn't seem to have the get-up-and-go it certainly had in earlier times....what happened.........the Ace,,,,,
  9. AC Norton added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    Hey Christian, just now noticed your posting,,,,,well, I'm shocked at your retail price comment...really, if I can't get tins of Campbell's soup for  not 1 cent more than .29 cents, well, I just WILL NOT eat that day....now way,,,, and if I actually have to PAY for gasoline to drive my SUV, well, I will push it around for the week until I see it back  to 1980 prices. As for kits, well, unless I can get a collection of mint, vintage, sealed, flawless items for no more  than 2 bucks a kit, and shipped to my door overnight express free,,,,well, WHO would possibly buy the guy out, right,,,,lol.... ...thanks for your comments, my friend, always enjoy them so much....best, the one, the only, the would never-pay-retail Ace....
  10. AC Norton added a post in a topic Amt '62 Buick Electra 225   

    ...totally agree, Scott....I have the last issue yet to be built, and one is plenty for me.....much as I am a big Round2 fan all the way, not sure if this one is the best choice to be popped out....again,,,, and again...,,,,,,,,,the Ace.....
  11. AC Norton added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    ....Thanks for that info, and free shipping is the best shipping price too...lol....the Ace...
  12. AC Norton added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    Hey Mike, glad to throw in here....I was excited about some of the info and sure happy to pass it on....best, the Ace...
  13. AC Norton added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    I agree on that, Round2 website shows the box art, just like the original....can't wait....the Ace...
  14. AC Norton added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...
    ......Just thought I'd pass on some info I just received today regarding some Round2 releases.....the  MPC 1975 DATSUN PICKUP is apparently out right now, yet I see none for sale on Ebay currently,,,the AMT 57 CHEVY PEPPER SHAKER and COBRA-TRUCK- TRAILER RACE TEAM set are due out in December to give us a nice Christmas rush, and the 1974 GREMLIN X  is hitting the shelves in around 3 weeks. Now, the not so good news concerns the long awaited USA 1 VEGA PRO STOCK......according to the detailed email I got from Doug at Round2 it says that it has been pulled off lists and will be reassigned a new item number once the project gets some wings. Time, developing expenses, and other factors have pushed this project back to an undetermined status for possible release. However, Doug says it is going to fly at some point in the future, and by the sounds of it back tracking out of the MON-ZEGA mess as the Twister Vega was, could mean its well worth the wait if the car gets some corrections and improvements ......lets face it, once released at any point, this car could be built and decaled into more different pro Vegas than can be imagined, ROUND2 themselves could easily release it as a Grumpy Jenkins car, and even their old AMERICAN SPIRIT  VEGA to mention a few.....the decal designers could have a field day....that's it, and all the news fit to print...lol............the Ace...
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  15. AC Norton added a post in a topic 67 Pontiac Bonneville Funny Car?????????   

    Well, if its Round2's ebay account, could that mean they have finished using this kit for reference and such, and a reissue is coming....conv, hardtop, whatever...would be exciting with todays upgrades in the big artwork box....as I recall MPC early full size Pontiacs were issued just as annuals, but I could be incorrect on that one...lets hope...the Ace.......oh, I know that you are well informed about Round2 releases, Casey,,,,any word on dates for the 74 Gremlin, 75 Datsun p/u, Cobra race team, and that USA 1 Vega.....thanks..