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 Let's see your geegaws!   

    Gold Cup from one of Jo-Han's "Gold Cup" kits.  In this case from their 1931 Cadillace V-16 Sport Phaeton
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    Rotating stand from the Tiger Shark kit.  A rubber band powers it, in theory.

  2. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe   

    ALso, the Monogram kit isn't a roadster, it's a cabriolet.  THe top goes down on both, the but the Cabriolet has windows you can roll up, and the roadster doesn't, and the two bodies do look different.
    1930 Model A Roadster:

    1930 Ford Cabriolet.  Not the higher sills, and the different windshield:

    So if you want to build a Model A cabriolet, the Monogram kit is the only game in town.
     
    I could go for a new '36 Ford kit as well, but my druthers would be for a convertible coupe.  The custom versions to look pretty nice.
  3. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Engine ID number infinity and one   

    And it's not like it hasn't been done in real life.

  4. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Johan? What? Huh? This cannot be real.   

    My first exposure to Johan was through their incredibly detailed classic kits, followed by their Turbine Car kit.  Kits that set the standard for car models for decades to come.
    Of course,there's even less chance of those coming back.
  5. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Impressive   

    Figure out how long it would take to build a model to that level of finish, and multiply it by any kind of reasonable rate for labor of that quality.  I think you'll find it easily enough
  6. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Are any of these models fun to build?   

    In the classic film "Lawrence of Arabia", at one point the title character says a trip across a desert "sounds like fun", whereupon he is told "It is recognized that you have a funny notion of fun".  
    It can be very satisfying to finally wrestle a difficult build into submission.  It's also nice to build something that is fighting you all the way.  What is your idea of fun?
    The Boeing P-12 caught my eye, but I have a thing for between the wars aircraft.  The Revell Model A pickup is a great source of raw material if you're into traditional rods., and yes, if you can snag a Accurate Miniatures Gran Sport for $20, do it.
  7. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Obscure Kits You Never Knew Were Made...Until Now   

    I've watched the series, and it is entertaining, and I really like the look of the world they created.  From what I remember, the tubes are what drive it.  There's some mystic substance the engines heat up and pump through the tubes, and that's what provides the lift and propulsion.
  8. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    Or even a low-rider version, if that would broaden the appeal.  I think donks look stupid, but there are people who like them.   Whether there are enough out there to justify catering to them is a question for the marketing folks.
  9. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    If it means more sales, and there's a stock version, I can live with it.
  10. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    I could definitely get behind one of these, and it deserves a kit with lots of detail.  My preference would be for a '71 or '72, because, let's face it, those '73  bumpers are not pretty.
  11. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    That's the other thing.  Sure, the carmakers don't like to take risks because they might fail (which is why it's called a risk), but when they do take a risk, and it succeeds, everyone else copies that winning idea, and before you know it, that bold new idea is now the new normal.
    Remember how radical the Taurus and Sable looked when they first came out?  They made all those square looking cars that were the norm look like antiques, and people bought them.  Then GM and Chrysler scrambled to make their versions of this radical new vision, and pretty soon the roads are full of these futuristic jellybeans, and people are complaining that all new cars look the same.
    So, even if we did do like some people have suggested, and go back to building multicolour pastel rocketships, and I would be okay with this, it wouldn't be long be before we get moans about how everything on the road looks like a multicolour pastel rocketship.
  12. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    And a little reminder that "distinctive" is not necessarily the same as "good"

  13. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    I do like that Cadillac, and the more I see of Foose's handiwork, the more it grows on me.    It's like the work of some of the early custom builders, where you can't always tell that they did anything.
  14. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic bugatti type 35   

    No argument there.  It's not 100% accurate for how they came from the factory, but a perfect example of the sort of mods owners would do in later years.
     
  15. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic When did color fall out of favor?   

    A young punk of 57 here.  Well said.