Richard Bartrop

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-25, mostly

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  1. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic AMT 1929 Ford A Roadster "Mod Rod"   

    I have the last reissue of AMT's Model A, and it has the '32 grille, unplated, but not the grille shell.   I ended up using parts of the custom hood and body to make a belly pan for the Niekamp roadster project, and the custom fenders were mated to a Revell '31 Sedan for an early 60s style radical custom project.
     
     
  2. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Heller 2016   

    The Talbot-Lago probably is a reissue, and if it is, it's a pretty nice kit.  Easily one of the nicest front engine open wheel racers you can get at that scale.
  3. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Hmm, another brass-era Model T I'm going to have to have, I think!   

    Nice to see someone making new brass era models.
  4. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic New/Reissue kits I would like from Revell   

    From what I understand, what's kept the Uncertain T off the shelves all these years has been getting permission from the owner of the original Uncertain T, thought it certainly would be nice if they could somehow work it out.
    Something I'd like to his Revell do is resture their Model T kit back to the Little T,  Like they did wit the Blue Bandito.
    I like the classics, so I'd certainly love to see them bring out the Monogram classics again.   Their Cord 812 is vastly superior to that horrific lump of plastic that Lindberg sells.
  5. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Revell-Mercedes   

    They're probably some of the best car kits ever made in that scale.   THe Monogram 540K is pretty nice, but the Jo-Han 500K makes it look like a toy.   
    Lower demand?  I'm okay with this.  It meant I got to grab some early issues of their Cadillac V-16s, still in the wrapper, and popped out of practically virgin moulds, for less than the price of a new kit, even with shipping.  The people who do appreciate them can still get them for a reasonable price.
  6. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic The least kitted brand....   

    Airfix did a pretty basic 1/24 Bora, but you're right, there should be more.
  7. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Cars in Old Movies   

    Amen to that.  It also shows the down side of being a car nut, in that you can almost always tell when a car is about to explode, crash, or go off a cliff, because it's twenty years older than anything else on the screen.  The exception is historical pieces, when it's the one that looks suspiciously modern.
    Another great place for car spotting is PBS.  All those British period dramas mean lots of British period vehicles.
  8. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Revell-Mercedes   

    A 300S would be very nice.
    How about the 1886 Benz?  There are some large scale kits, but it would be nice to have one in 1/24 or 1/25
    An SSK would be nice, especially if they decide to do a better version than the Lindberg kit.  How about the Count Trossi roadser if they want to do something different?

    Some of the Silver Arrow racers fromthe 1930s would be nice.
    There's certainly been no shortage of 540K models, but if they could somehow obtain the molds of Jo-Han's excellent 500K models, I think that would be a welcome addition.
  9. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic The least kitted brand....   

    And they weren't the only ones.  Volvo and Peugeot, both released their own versions of the Airflow..
    I could certainly go for a Caribbean model.  Same with a '56 Lincoln, or a '53 Buick Skylark.
  10. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic To which super hero does this car fit?   

    The Green Hornet, maybe?
  11. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic If you could afford to have a kit designed   

    Now if we're talking about what I think would sell, as opposed to just what I'd like,  I'd probably go with the exotics.  Stuff that people fantasize about.
    se theBugatti Veyron, or even better, the Chiron when it comes out.  Possibly a Panoz, or a Keonigsegg 
  12. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Why would anyone do this to a new car?   

    Personally, I think you could just park a new Camaro in a bad neighbourhood.  I guess it's the same mindset that paid premium prices for faded and distressed jeans.
  13. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic If you could afford to have a kit designed   

    A Jo-Han quality kit of the Auburn Speedster.
  14. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Buick Avista Concept   

    Anyone else seeing a little Tesla in it?  That is one fine lookng machine.
  15. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Tamiya at 2016 Nuremburg Toy Fair   

    I don't suppose it could be the original GTO?