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Richard Bartrop

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  1. Excellent custom, and it's always nice to see a stock version.
  2. Sometimes it's liberating, because you do end up with little things that you aren't happy with but you've already spent all this time getting this far, so when you do screw things up tot he point of a do over, you have an excuse to redo all those little things too.
  3. You're reading more into the review than there is, and you're expended far more text on this than I have, and since we seem to be leaving the realm of rational discourse, I will leave you to your fun.
  4. I think the term "rivet counter" is more about people who nitpick other people's stuff, which, honestly, can get annoying. The people who are willing to sweat the small stuff on their own work, the results tend to speak for themselves.
  5. In case you hadn't noticed, this is the car kit news and reviews section, so I gave a review. I outlined what I thought was useful to me, and what wasn't, based on my experiences with its previous incarnation. People are free to accept or reject those views as they see fit, and it you want to keep pretending this is the bit kit ever, go right ahead, but don't expect me to change my opinion.
  6. Been there, done that. I've done painting where the airbrush spits at the wrong time, or the frisket doesn't behave the way it should, and there's a week's work down the drain. And in the digital age, those days when you are in the zone, and so you forget to save, al afternoon and when the power goes down.... Funny thing is, if you can get past the discouragement, sometimes it's easier the second time around, because this time, you know how it's supposed to go.
  7. Some of you may have been following Roger Zimmerman's amazing Continantal build. It is equal parts inspiring and humbling, yet at the same time, I can see how some people might want to finish more than three builds in their lifetime. Life is too short to spend it worrying about how other people build their models.
  8. True, but at that point, you might as well just bend a piece of Evergreen for the axle. My first computer was a Commodore 64. At the time, it was probably the best home computer you could get for the money, but nobody in his right mind would suggest that it is still the best computer ever, or that you should try watching Netflix on it. Yes the old kits have their appeal, but let's not pretend that they don't have their shortcomings.
  9. I think everyone here is well aware that the original kit is coming up on its 60th birthday., but the issues are still there, and if you're looking for kitbashing material, there are better options.
  10. No brake detail, and a big metal axle a big metal rod running right through it? Compared to the Revel offerings, I think horrible is a pretty good description. For all the time people have spent complaining about miniscule differences in body contours, if find it hard to believe that this doesn't leap out at people just the tiniest little bit. I don't think I'm being that picky, especially considering what Round 2 will be charging for that kit. But if you really can't see that, hey, go nuts.
  11. On that, I agree, which why I'll be snapping up the roadster when it hits the shelves, enough though it will probably be in the neighbourhood of $45 Canadian when it arrives. On the other hand, I still have that chopped coupe body from the last Double T reissue that I haven't decided what to do with. As kitbashing material, the suspension pieces are pretty horrible, and the "Lincoln" engine doesn't really look like anything that ever graced the engine bay of any Ford Motor Company product. Steelies? If you're like me, you probably already have a pile of those, and most of them are better looking than what came with the Double T. Pad printed tires? AMT will sell me a pack without the rest for about half of what their kits go for. Decals aren't a deal breaker for me, but neither are they a selling point, and neither is the new box art. The chassis is a nice start for a hot rod, and I always seem to be scrounging headlights and supports for fenderless rods, and not enough kits offer cycle fenders., but is that worth what Round 2 is charging for kits, especially since I can probably scratch up the desired parts, or just wait a few months for Revell's very nice Model A to return.
  12. I would have been happy to do business with them, but for their lack of a Paypal option, or any option that didn't involve a credit card.
  13. Hmmmmm....if it's just that, I'm going to have to think long and hard about that one, especially if it's priced like other Round 2 kits.
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