Bob Ellis

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  • Location Concord, MA
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  1. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic '58 Impala Rebuild   

    Nice job restoring it to a convertible.
    Those wheels did not come from that kit for sure, but I don't know the Tom Daniels kit well.
    I bought that same '58 Impala kit at Sears when they used to sell models. It's the first of the AMT foldable boxes which I think began about 1971. Should have a T273-225 kit number, I think. -225 means $2.25
  2. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Kits gone at WalMart again   

    Walmart in Hudson, NH carries model car kits but the Walmart in Hudson/Marborough, MA does not. About a 30 mile separation.
    Last time the Massachusetts Walmart had models was in the ERTL checkered box days.
  3. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic New modeling tool from Kitchen Table Resins   

    Just say $12.99 shipped to your door
  4. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Sedan - Starting corrections   

    Comparing new and old kits based on the same car is a mixed bag. Newer kits have more separate details, but the older ones seem to have better fidelity to shape, in a lot of cases.
  5. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic "60 CHEVY WAGON (Paint/Weathering)   

    Tom, you are correct. It has to fit before paint and assembly.
    I am guessing that maybe there is a 5% shrink in a resin copy versus original. Even still, the body is thicker in the resin that original and it is not consistent in thickness.
    There are 2 Modelhaus '60 rear bumpers. One is the Impala shown above used in the AMT Craftsman Nomad kit. You need to order the promo '60 rear bumper for the Nomad which has 4 tail lights.
  6. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Back In Stock   

    Brian, which General, old or new tool?
     
  7. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic 1962-issue Revell '56 F-100   

  8. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Aftermarket headlights for Olds 442?   

    While 1975 is the first year rectangular headlights showed up on new US cars, I believe the Federal law changed a few times over the years . It dates back to 1940 when a new law stated that only 2 round sealed beam headlights were allowed. In 1957 it was revised to 4 round headlights and again in 1974 to allow square shapes. A lot of the European spec headlights used replaceable bulbs that did not fit the law. Headlight covers were allowed in 1983 with replaceable bulbs. This allowed more aerodynamic car body shapes for efficiency.
    Those rectangular shaped bulbs on both Olds were illegal until 1974.
  9. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic 59 Ford Skyliner retractable - built last year   

    I just bought one of these Skyliner kits. I was thinking about making a 57 using the AMT kit.
  10. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Strange business practices?   

    And the Samba name came from Brazil.
  11. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Looks like the Mobius Ford is a hit after all!   

    Some people forget, it isn't just a built model car, it's a model car built by him.
  12. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Cars of American Graffiti   

    Watch the movie carefully as Toad is driving through the city streets. There is a '68 Impala parked along the street. Where were you in '62, I mean '68.
  13. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Monogram '57 Del Rio Ranch Wagon has fenderwell cut-outs   

    Edsel tail lights from the AMT 57 Ford kit?
    You don't think about it, but a lot of the early '50s cars came without a heater.
  14. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Questions about AMT 67 Barracuda and MPC 68 & 69 Barracuda's   

    There was some overlap in the AMT and MPC kit line up. Some AMT kits made by MPC for AMT and some changing boxes.
  15. Bob Ellis added a post in a topic Is there a Revell kit more expensive than this ?   

    I suspect the high cost is the fact that the volume of sales must be much smaller than model cars. It's not 10X the amount of material.