RatRod

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About RatRod

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  • Birthday 07/28/1958

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  • Location Kennewick, WA
  • Full Name John Bissinger

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  1. RatRod added a post in a topic Der Beetle Bus   

    Haven't seen you building lately Dave, Great to see you back at it!!! This one is going to be another knockout!!! 
  2. RatRod added a post in a topic 1915 Fad T body Conversion   

    Love this so far!!! Any plans for a resin offering?
  3. RatRod added a post in a topic Carl Casper`s : Phonebooth: "On the Workbench" 7-11-16 FINISHED PICTURES POSTED 9/9/16 IN THE "UNDER GLASS" SECTION   

    John, that has to be one of the coolest builds ever my friend!!! I really wondered how you were going to pull off the model A fenders, but you did fantastic!!!
  4. RatRod added a post in a topic MPC '73 Mustang?   

    It's out now, seen it at HobbyTown in Washington State yesterday!!!
     
  5. RatRod added a post in a topic Lindberg Customizable Street Rod (2-Pack) News   

    I think these will be a hoot!!! Especially with chrome plated parts!!!
     
  6. RatRod added a post in a topic AMT Piranha Spy Car question   

    The Drag car is a completely different kit!
  7. RatRod added a post in a topic Tamiya 2016 NSX*update OP with photos*   

    This will look great beside Tamiya's earlier NSX!
     
  8. RatRod added a post in a topic Revell '57 Ford Gasser   

    I personally don't like this kit at all! Why the wagon, instead of the coupe? The wheel, and tire combo is ridiculous, they look like duplicates of the ones from the '67 Firebird. The fronts look like 13-14", and the rears look like 16-17".....stupid! I know the wheel/tires can be changed, but why? I'm not impressed with the engine options either, C'mon, an injected Y block might have been cool. I'm more into hotrods, vintage drag, and showrods anymore, so to get my money on these kits, it's got to have a "Cool Factor", and this one just doesn't make it.
  9. RatRod added a post in a topic Carl Casper`s : Phonebooth: "On the Workbench" 7-11-16 FINISHED PICTURES POSTED 9/9/16 IN THE "UNDER GLASS" SECTION   

    Man, you are an animal when you build John!!! This one is blowing my mind!!!
  10. RatRod added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT's new reissue Lil' Gasser

    Just picked up this new reissue, and I have to say Yayyyyy!!! Round 2 has "New Tooled" the tires!!! This reissue has all new tires that represent the originals in this kit when originally released, the fronts are all new, with a nice tread, and the rears are the exact same size as the original kits had. I compared them with an original set....PERFECT!!! They are tampo'ed on both sides too! The rest of the kit is the same as ever, but has an expanded decal sheet, but R2 says it is an expanded Original sheet, but it's not. It's missing several original decals, like the "Standard" sign, and has been removed from the box art. They have added a cardboard display, and is part of the "Catch the Kat" series.
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  11. RatRod added a post in a topic Monogram 1/8th Scale Drag T   

    I quite honestly love the 1/8 scale kits too, but when they were tooled in 1963, the asking price was a mere $10.98, now they are $104 + new, and grow rapidly as time goes by. These molds are still around, but with the advent of parts packs, some of the "special" parts have been misplaced as per Revell. I ask them all the time on their website! The molds are paid for by a long shot, so why so expensive now?
     
  12. RatRod added a post in a topic MPC Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set ReRelease question   

    Haven't heard anything about this set being reissued, but I have an original set, so not really worried. The Olsonite Eagle, and STP car w/tractor were reissued 15-20 years ago.
  13. RatRod added a post in a topic Sunbeam Tiger reissue questions   

    I think the tires from the Original Art Piranha would work!!! Those, and a little suspension tweaking would make for a nice little replica!
  14. RatRod added a post in a topic Bob dudek wheels   

    Bob retired some time back.
     
  15. RatRod added a post in a topic Al Gaby's Golden Rod - Model Car Museum Clone   

    What's not to like?!!! You did great Curt!!!