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  • Location Long Island, New York
  • Full Name O. Larsen

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  1. lysleder added a post in a topic The 1/24 Scale History Story?   

    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.
  2. lysleder added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford FD-100 Pickup   

    Aww c'mon, can't you see that it is beautiful ?? 
    I'm planning to buy a few. Not because Foose has his name on it or anything, but because I like the way it looks.
  3. lysleder added a post in a topic Unique TV/Movie vehicle   

    This one should be within reach of most of us. It appeared in the '80s movie "The Bachelor Party", and has not been seen since. ..and I for me think it is quite unique.

  4. lysleder added a post in a topic What should I build next for a pro-touring car?   

    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.

  5. lysleder added a post in a topic Italeri 2017 releases   

    I love it!   It is calling my name, and tries to make me start another project
  6. lysleder added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

     English cars..
  7. lysleder added a post in a topic Italeri 2017 releases   

    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. 
  8. lysleder added a post in a topic 1.1 cars that got away   

    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..
  9. lysleder added a post in a topic 2017 America's Most Beautiful Roadster...and the Winner is...   

    Respect and congratulations to the winner. 
    It is not so often that a custom wins that one.
  10. lysleder added a post in a topic New Car Quiz from Americantorque   

    89%  I messed up bad on the Buick, and then a year here and there..
  11. lysleder added a post in a topic "You came in that thing? You're braver than I thought".   

    ..And sharing is caring!
    I like what I see so far. Share more progress pics please.
  12. lysleder added a post in a topic Why resin kits are expensive - with actual numbers   

    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?
  13. lysleder added a post in a topic ICM   

    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.
  14. lysleder added a post in a topic Most Ridiculous Thing   

    At least he has four of them available..
  15. lysleder added a post in a topic Your Rarest Built Kit.   

    The white Accord in the foreground is getting hard to find by now. The LS kit in the back is probably rare too, but it is not built so it doesn't count here.

    This other one I built some four years ago from a kit I bought at a local show.

    Then there is one more that probably is the rarest I have built, and that is a 1/24 Nichimo Skyline. No pics at the moment, I'll see what I can find..