The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
Yeah well, but remember that the bigger one is a Monogram kit.. I guess it is not fair to generalize, but the kit shown has severe problems with it's proportions. One of those is the width which is far too great. So even though the length is not that far off (subtracting for the molded-on spoiler) it makes the model look much larger than it should. Another consideration here is that Monogram probably made it somewhat larger than actual 1/24 scale. Their '57 Vette is a gross offender in that department, measuring out to close to 1/22. Try to put one of those honkers next to a '57 Vette from AMT.. Now, I am not out to smear the Monogram name, but when 1/24 is not 1/24, and 1/25 is not 1/25 but somewhere in the ballpark of about there. - You cannot really compare apples to apples, but you need to evaluate each kit on its own merits in terms of scale fidelity.
Ooo, that is a tough choice. Of the five in your stack, I am torn between the top three ones. Maybe do the Challenger. I think that could look good if you do it right. If the AMT Chevelle is not spoken for, for another project - that bodystyle works well. A few years back I built this Buick (Same platform as your Chevelle.), and I for me think it is the best Pro Touring I've made so far.
My biggest gripe with the ESCI Stratos is not the lack of detail or, well , to be honest - The rear engine cover does open, and there is a representation of an engine back there, sort of - but no need to dwell on that. I find the proportions of the body to be off. Especially at the greenhouse area. On the other hand, it is good to see the Escort out again! It seems to be in demand still, and sell well every time it is released. That said, given the quality of the kit, and the apparent popularity of the subject, I'd suggest maybe it is time for a new one. A newly tooled kit that is. The Renault is cool. It is no better or worse than the Escort, but somehow I like it.
Actually, I would NOT want any of my previous cars back! There was always a good reason to let any of them go. The one I remember though, is the one I didn't buy. It was a Ford Escort mk.1 (the one with the dog-bone grill). It was still running and in reasonable shape in '87, but could use some work and I was still in school and just didn't have the funds. Oh well..
It is very interesting to see your price broken down like that, but why is it that you keep consumables out? I mean - if by making each kit will you will go through, say three mixing sticks and six latex gloves along with various other supplies. Then shouldn't those be counted as a necessary expense just like the silicone? As in - one mold cost so much and will last so many pulls, and one box of gloves cost so much and will last so many kits, yes?
One of my favorite English vendors (Hannants) have a few more listed as "future release". As follows; American Firemen (1910s) (2 figures) (100% new molds) NEW - II quarter $9.34 American mechanics (1910s) (3 figures) (100% new molds) NEW - III quarter $9.34 Model T 1912 Light Delivery Car NEW - IV quarter $24.66 Of course, this information should be regarded as loose and unfounded rumors only, because - well, you know how it goes. From a vendors website only. But one can always hope there is something to it.