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Richard Bartrop

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    1/24-25, mostly

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  1. Maybe not for the promo, but I can see paying a little extra for the full kit if they could manage it.
  2. Can't have a Cobra . . .

    Sounds like that might work with Revell's Cobra 427 kit.
  3. Can't have a Cobra . . .

    It looks very nice, but $150 might be stretching the definiton of affordable
  4. Canadian Hobby Shops

    No argument there, about going in person. We're still lucky enough to have a few decent hobby stores here. Chinook Hobbies is still around, as is Model Land. Don's Hobby Shop seems to have gone completely over to costumes and theatrical supplies. There's also Action Hobby, though I''ve never visited. that one. Model Land's TV ad still gets a chuckle from me.
  5. Can't have a Cobra . . .

    If you're talking about the Lindberg 1/32 Cobra coupe, that one is pretty horrible. It's about five pieces of plastic that, if you squint really hard, kind of looks a little like a Cobra coupe.
  6. Canadian Hobby Shops

    In Calgary, there's P M Hobbycraft https://www.pmhobbycraft.ca/ Trains & Such , like the name says, is about model railways, but they have a great selection of styrene and brass as well as paint http://trainsandsuch.com/
  7. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Cunningham C4
  8. Where Belly Tankers Come From

    Lockheed used that process as well on several of its aircraft, including the Lockheed Vega. They used an inflatable rubber bag to press the wood into the mould.
  9. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Hasegawa already has a Testa Rossa kit that by all accounts is very nice, and Revell Germany did an XK-120, which is much nicer than an XK-150, but I could get behind that list. I might add the following to the list: 1956 Lincoln Premiere 1956 Buick 1955-6 Kaiser Manhattan They'e all been done as customs, and they all appear fairly regularly on these lists. They've also been done as large scale diecasts, so clearly there's enough demand to justify cutting a set of moulds.
  10. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Hey, everyone has their own ideas on what's beautiful, and you have to admit, they would certainly attract attention at your local model show. But yes, if we're going to toss out some oddball choices, how about some reasonably attractive ones?
  11. One way to bring out the detail is to pick out the high spots in a slightly lighter shade, either by dry brushing, or a very light spray with an airbrush. Some materials with also have different finishes. Some will have a gloss finish, some will be semigloss, and others will have a full matte finish.
  12. Parts kits - what's your favorite?

    Revell's '29 RPU, with the '31 Coupe a close second. Some very nice wheels and suspension pieces, they're fairly cheap, and they're almost always in the stores.
  13. AMT Parts Packs - Your Ideas & Suggestions?

    Since nostalgia seems to be Round2's business model, if you're going to do luggage, tools etc, do a period correct set from the 60s-70s?
  14. AMT Parts Packs - Your Ideas & Suggestions?

    I'd buy at least a couple each of those myself
  15. AMT Parts Packs - Your Ideas & Suggestions?

    The Chrysler 300C has a really nice early Hemi, so if they could some how make that into a separate kit. If they're willing to cut some new moulds, how about some more modern stuff? Some decent turbochargers and intercoolers, and maybe some modern engines. Pesonally, I'd like to see more traditional stuff. Big and little white wall tires, and vintage speed parts. How about an assortment of vintage hubcaps for doing period customs?