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  1. The Monogram Land Rover.

    That's right, I'm the kid who actually chose one of those at the store over the corvettes and rods surrounding it. Being eleven at the time I built it and it didn't really get to be old. Some fifteen years ago I came across an unbuilt kit, and it came home with me. It was a more than fair deal.

    Also; MPC Double Flip F-100

    Nitto 1/12 Lancia Stratos

    Monogram  '57 Vette

  2. Don't laugh, but I'll throw "Pinchcliffe Grand Prix" into the ring. It is a 1975 stop-motion animated full feature film revolving around building and racing this great racecar. 

    YouTube only seem to have the first half of the short film version:

    However, the band Multicyde was permitted to use heavily from the race sequences for their "Not for the dough" music video.  Enjoy!

    The full movie is highly recommended though.

  3. On 9/15/2018 at 11:21 AM, mikemodeler said:

     I did notice that there was no mention of R&D in the US,

    Don't worry too much. If an US R&D unit doesn't materialize, one can hope the German one will produce kits of subjects relevant to the american market. They did the VW bug, the Rabbit and various Ferraris. If you hold your breath for long enough you might even get a Buick Opel. Remember those? ;)

  4. Positives to come from all of this?

    Good predictions are hard to make, and especially about the future  -  I'll stay out of that for now.

    If it were to happen that the new Revell (GmbH) does not serve the American marketplace well, and there are glaring fields of high demand left untended. Then that may give Moebius, Galaxie, Pegasus and whomever space to grow and prosper.   Just a thought..  

  5. I only done at a time. At one time I tried the assembly line approach to get more models finished for a local contest. The idea was to consolidate various steps like painting all of the chassis parts in one go and so on in order to save time. I did get more models done in less time that way, but the lesson learnt was that the quality suffered badly. It didn't allow for the creative juices to flow like they do when focusing all my attention on one build.

  6. The advice given me from a well-meaning club mate upon my buying one, was to pay attention to the vertical sides  of the floor/chassis part. Apparently they are angled a little bit for mold release purposes. And if you just  glue the sides onto there like the instructions say, and let it set - the it can get hard to get the roof to fit right. I never got to it myself, but that's what he told me. For what it is worth..

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