chitownbri

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location chicago
  • Full Name brian von

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  1. chitownbri added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    at least this one is more pleasing to the eyes! 

  2. chitownbri added a post in a topic Ford AeroMax 120 any issues?   


    If you're not too concerned about accuracy the kit can be built into a nice looking truck. The side skirts will take some tweaking to fit right but overall it went together nicely.
  3. chitownbri added a post in a topic paystar 5000 front bumper   

    ok my bad. thats the bumper i was thinking of, i never had the dm800 mixer kit so i didnt realize some parts were carried over into the paystar kit.
  4. chitownbri added a post in a topic paystar 5000 front bumper   

    one of those paystar kits had a bumper without the guard, i believe it may have been in the mixer kit. and i seem to remember the kit having both bumpers.
  5. chitownbri added a post in a topic Dually models, plastic and diecast, 1/25-1/24-1/20   

    thats quite possible. did your kit have the updated grille too? in your pic it appears to be the older style grille.
  6. chitownbri added a post in a topic Dually models, plastic and diecast, 1/25-1/24-1/20   

    i have several of the '96 dually kits and they all have the correct interior molded in grey. the only kit i know of that had the '88-94 interior molded in tan was the '93 fleetside kit(and the only kit to have a camper top for the bed).
  7. chitownbri added a post in a topic Freightliner FLD 120   

    Unfortunately that kit has been out of production for several years now, ebay is really the only place to find them.
    Hopefully Italeri will reissue this kit in the near future. The going rate on ebay is usually around a hundred dollars,
    I'd like to get another one myself but not at those prices.
  8. chitownbri added a post in a topic If Monogram had went 1/25th...instead of 1/24...   

    The only time i care about 1/24 vs. 1/25 is when i'm trying to build a series of a particular vechicle, like for example Ford's f-series pickups.
    The majority are 1/25 but then there's Monogram's 1/24 offerings(which look huge next to amt's). It would be nice to have all of the
    generations of f-series in one scale.
  9. chitownbri added a post in a topic Trailer Skirt Air Deflectors?   

    i heard california requires them for 53' over the road trailers. i've installed dozens of strehl brand trailerblades (thats what strehl calls them).
    the customers that i was able to talk to all said that these are needed to make runs to california. strehl claims that theres a 5% savings in fuel
    economy.
  10. chitownbri added a post in a topic What type of "Box Art" do you prefer?   

    i think ideally a kit should have an artists sketch on the box top, photos of the 1:1 and a built example on the sides and ends. and then do like what round2 does with the parts layout on the botom of the box.
  11. chitownbri added a post in a topic Italeri LA wrecker into a real semi?   

    it should have all the necessary parts to build a regular truck. i have the ford, scania and road commander wrecker kits and they all
    had the extra parts to build regular trucks. the only problem is that the wrecker kits have the smaller, more generic sleepers on them.
    so if you're using the instructions from the constellation kit be careful on the rear sleeper mount, you're gonna have to move it forward
    to the next set of mounting slots on the frame.
  12. chitownbri added a post in a topic C4 Corvette accurate model   

    Monogram didn't do the '90 model year wheels either, which sucks because the mpc/amt wheels are too small to begin with to use on a Monogram kit. With some kitbashing you can do almost every model year and body style of the Monogram c4 vettes. '88 and '90 are about the only years you couldn't accurately do. On a
    side note the Callaway speedster kit is the only non zr1 kit to have a 6spd trans. I believe 88 or maybe 89 was the first year for the 6 speed.
  13. chitownbri added a post in a topic what's the one kit u would love to see reissued?   

    mpc dodge long bed pickup
  14. chitownbri added a post in a topic Trucks that should be kitted   

    mid eighties dodge pickups and ramcharger, early sixties ford pickups,fall guy truck re-tooled to include an eight foot bed.
  15. chitownbri added a post in a topic Chicago hobby stores   

    theres a few in the joliet area, both on rte.30. leisure hours hobbies has a decent selection of kits but they cater mostly to rc cars
    and rpg. walts hobbies has a better selection of kits and paints.
    and theres also one in berwyn on ogden ave.