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Richard Bartrop

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  1. You aren't wrong. Here's Joseph Cotten as Marilyn Monroe's psycho husband in the 1953 movie Niagara. Though I suppose you could argue that if he's choosing model cars over Marilyn Monroe, he can't be right in the head.
  2. That is one I would be very interested in.
  3. I remember that one all too well. Basically, whatever the kids are into, it's wrong.
  4. Now I'm thinking a 1/25 kit of the Allard dragster would make a great companion piece.
  5. I keep hearing and seeing good things about them, so I'm really looking forward to building it. It'll be my first attempt at a resin car kit, though I have done resin figure kits in the past.
  6. BTW, to whoever posted the sad face icon. Don't worry, I'm not going to turn it into a rat rod or anything like that.
  7. I buy everything with the intention of building it. At least, that's what I keep telling myself. As for what I'm proud of getting, two stand out. One is getting one of the earlier issues of the Jo-han Cadillac Sport Phaeton. It still had the gold cup that the Gold Cup series was named for. The Jo-han classics may not command the big bucks of other kits, but they're still some of the nicest kits ever made. The other was snagging this Bluebird kit for 16 Canadian bucks at an estate sale. It wasn't on my want list when I went in, but I've always been a fan of the Bluebird cars, and FPP kits are usually priced like they're made of gold, if you can get them at all.
  8. I'm still amused by that complaint about how "modern" i. e. 1963 cars all look the same. I have the Stutz, and while I've heard so many times that the tooling is gone, I won't be unhappy should I get proven wrong. The Bugatti was eventually built on a shortened Type 101 chassis, which was largely identical to the Type 57. The engine actually looks fairly close to a Type 57, and I'm wondering how much of the hardware from Heller's Type 50 you could use to improve it.
  9. That would be a neat kit. Probably the closest we'll get to having Jo-han's USA Oldies back. Now if they could somehow resurrect the Valiant kit, that would really have my attention.
  10. Tell them, they can trade in their tickets for a discount on a new Pontiac.
  11. On the other hand, it takes a special person to be enraged that you're praising them, but you aren't putting enough effort into it.
  12. I came across this while looking for material on the Monroe special Chevrolet Brothers A site devoted to the Chevrolet Bros, it includes wealth of reference photos on the Frontenac racers, including their Indy attempts. Very useful if you're trying to build either the Aurora/Best kit, or the Etzel kit.
  13. I picked up an incomplete Monroe Special kit at an estate sale. All the major parts seem to be there, but the instruction sheet is missing, and I'd like to see just what I need to replace. Google hasn't been particularly helpful, so I'm looking to see if anyone here knows of a site where I can get a decent scan of the instructions, or if anyone has a set of instructions they'd be willing to put under a scanner?
  14. I recently acquired his kit of Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird LSR car, and I'm looking forward to putting that together. The Ferrari looks promising, and the style owes a lot to the Gilda concept.
  15. I knew right away it was an early model Kaiser-Frazer product, but it took some searching in Google to narrow it down. As people have pointed out, there's no real difference between a '47 and a '48 Frazer, though the two tone paint identified it as a Manhattan model. I managed to find the photo used in the quiz to nail down the year.
  16. I fondly remember Adventures in Scale Modeling, and they had some good tips. One I remember particularly was using dry transfer lettering as a mask for painting. Mind you, I'm not even sure you can get that stuff anymore.
  17. Picked up from The Drive. It goes to show you don't need computers, or even a lot of tools, to make a masterpiece.
  18. So making a GM product would not be unprecedented.
  19. Hard to say. Up to now, how many Mustangs has Tamiya done in the past? I would say, if ever there was a GM product that hit all the right Tamiya buttons, the C8 would be it.
  20. I like it too. It looks almost like what they ended up doing for the '71 Toronado
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