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Richard Bartrop

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    1/24-25, mostly

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  1. Bentley

    Some sports and racing models, like the one the Heller kit is based on, had a lightweight body made of fabric over a wood frame, and the best they could manage is a semigloss finish. A light spray of Dullcoat over gloss paint will give the desired effect
  2. Bentley

    They're the same kit, but the Revell kit has some extra decals for the instrument panel.
  3. Palmer model kit history?

    I remember that '32. One of the earliest kits I ever built, and I found cars of this vintage way more interesting than most contemporary cars then. Near as I could tell, that, and similar 1/32 kits int he Palmer line were just reboxed Pyro kits, and weren't that bad. Not the greatest kits, but unlike Palmer's larger offerings, at least you got something that looked like what it was supposed to be.
  4. 2018 Edmonton Motor Show

    That Insight, like the Aztek before it, should be a reminder to all that "distinctive" is not necessarily the same thing as "beautiful"
  5. Iconic Chevy

    Truth be told, I prefer the looks of the Ford and Chrysler products for those years, and for '57, Chrysler had the best looking of the bunch by far.
  6. Rereleased Chevy Impala SS

    This is why I'm fine with just putting a photo of the completed model on the box. If the manufacturers really want to put some money into the kit, put it into the stuff that goes in the box .
  7. Iconic Chevy

    I like the '56
  8. "Bubble Trouble "show rod

    Nothing wrong with building what you like. if other people don't like it, they can go build something they do like.
  9. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Tell you what, when they show off their new novelty planters, feel free to point out how wrong I was.
  10. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    But I think we can safely assume they didn't pick up all those Revell USA moulds because they wanted some novelty planters.
  11. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Been there, done that. 1/25 AMT hubcaps and whitewalls fit perfectly on a 1/24 Revell Monogram '36 Ford custom, and everyone thought it looked just fine. Sometimes things don't quite fit, but it's not like that doesn't happen with parts that are supposed to be the same scale.
  12. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Honestly, I don't think the difference between 1/24 and 1/25 is worth arguing over. In practice, there's enough deviation from the actual scale to wipe out any miniscule difference between the two. In fact, I would go so far to say that if they swapped 1/24 for 1/25 on the box, or vice versa, most people wouldn't even notice the difference.
  13. Positives to come from the Revell Deal?

    And as near as I can tell from other sources, Germans LOVE American culture. There's a German language program on a community radio station here, and half of what they play sounds like country & western. I can't see the American stuff going away, for any number of reasons. The European kitmakers seem a little more interested in releasing prewar classics, so if we're talking bright spots, maybe, just maybe, the new owners will bring some of the Monogram classics back to the shelves?
  14. AMT New Releases April 2018

    Apparently, the Comet was originally supposed to be part of the Edsel line. Seeing how well compacts did in that time, you have to wonder how that would have affected the survival of the Edsel name.
  15. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    If I understand this right, Revell USA is gone, but Revell Germany is still going? Are we talking amalgamation?