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  1. AMT '65 Buick Riviera George Barris News

    I think the '65 was the best choice of that first generation. It's basically what it was supposed to be all along.
  2. Favorite Car

    I believe the word you're looking for is "distinctive", though I don't think I'd turn up my nose at any of the other offerings so far.
  3. MPC 1/16 '63 Corvette Stingray "SuperVette"

    I remember having one of those back in the day. Definitely one they should bring back.
  4. Favorite Car

    So many to choose from, it would have to be the Lamborghini Espada. Performance, utility, and concept car looks, all in one drop dead gorgeous package.
  5. WW II Jeep by MPC

    It's a recoiless rifle, which is why you can mount it on jeeps and scooters, and there are even man portable versions. The scooter is actually a real thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vespa_150_TAP
  6. WW II Jeep by MPC

    You could also mate it to a larger scale Vespa to make one of these.
  7. Revell '29 Roadster, Late '50s Style

    I wanted a more period correct looking rear end, so I lopped off the back of the frame, and replaced it with a crossmember from an AMT Model A frame. The rear spring is from a Revell '29 pickup, and the quickchange center section is from the parts bin. I've attached the new axle to the frame like the old one to make it easier to measure out all the linkages and mounting points, and to let me make scale looking hardware without having to worry if it will actually support anything. It's tight, but the engine fits. Revell's '29 Roadster supplied the carbs. I made a new set of pulleys for the blower, but I am thinking I should invest in one of those Molotow pens. As for paint, I'm thinking a dark metallic red like the Tommy Ivo T for the body, and the same colour for the frame and running gear, but I'm also pondering doing the frame in gold to match the engine, or even white.
  8. TROG true Gentleman's car

    Personally, I think it would best without any exposed spares. That streamline style was all about covering up the mechanical bits..

    Exactly. I can't see the new owners looking at all these people waving money at them and not thinking, "Y'know maybe we ought to use some of these moulds we just bought...." They'll probably cost more, which is annoying, but it's not like Round 2 hasn't been putting the squeeze on us.
  10. Old Car Meet in 1939

    And it looks like dressing up in period costume and having fun with 30 year old cars is still a thing. Good for them https://jalopnik.com/radwood-is-joining-forces-with-gridlife-to-bring-the-ra-1828116935
  11. Locking Threads

    When people are talking about something I'm not interested in, I'll find one I am interested in. It's really not that hard.
  12. IS IT JUST ME!

    $15 for shipping? I wish they were that low. In the meantime, the hobby stores here still have Revell kits on the shelves, and some are even on sale. I guess I will make do somehow.
  13. This HAS to be THE crapiest box art EVER!!!!

    As long as they put their efforts into the kits. I'm okay with that, and as far as kits went, the 90s were AMT's golden age.
  14. This HAS to be THE crapiest box art EVER!!!!

    I've seen some pretty horrible box art over the years, but I can't remember ever not buying a model because of poor box art. There are some I've passed on because the photo of the model on the box didn't look all that great, but that's a different issue, and the reason why photo boxes are better than painted boxes. On the other hand, when they expect me to pay extra for some extra fancy "collector's edition" box, then that does turn me off.
  15. Porsche Outlaws & Hot Rods

    Bertone takes on the 911, and does a pretty fine job of it, I think.