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 This ever happen to anyone else?   

    I have a can of testor's sublime green thats doing that to me but not as bad as yours.
  2. chitownbri added a post in a topic 1/25 MPC '82 Dodge Van   

    were the wheels on this van ever offered in any kits?
  3. chitownbri added a post in a topic Chicagoland   

    Not many hobby shops left anymore, but Berwyn's toys and trains is ok, Walts hobbies in Joliet is pretty good.
    Theres also Lagrange hobbies in Lagrange and Leisure Hours hobbies also in Joliet.
  4. chitownbri added a post in a topic Want to see EXCESSIVE?   

    I"ll guarantee you the bidder thats doing the nickel and dime bidding is the seller, I see it happening all the time.
    And if the seller ends up winning his own item all he has to do is cancel the auction, that way the item can be relisted
    and the faux buyer is off the hook.
  5. chitownbri added a post in a topic *DELETE*   

    the soon to be released monogram ford f150 ranger kit has the correct cab you need.
  6. chitownbri added a post in a topic Stang-banger - MPC "Style"   

    iirc ford was going to offer a "super snake" (or something to that effect)option on the mustangs, hence the "ss" badges on the fenders.
    but i guess in the final hour ford realized what a snafu that would've been and i remember reading about how some cars actually made it to dealerships
    with the ss badging but ford had them all replaced with 5.0 badges before any were sold.
     
  7. chitownbri added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    at least this one is more pleasing to the eyes! 

  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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).
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.