Robberbaron

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  • Location Northwest Indiana
  • Full Name Robert J. Barron

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  1. Robberbaron added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Picked up the AMT '32 Vicky at my LHS.
  2. Robberbaron added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Revell 1968 Vette, marked down to $10.00 at Michael's the other day.
    Also stopped at Hobby Lobby, hoping they'd have something new like theMonogram Del Rio or the AMT '32 Vicky.  No such like, but lots of stuff marked down.
    Hadn't planned to get one, but looked at the box side pictures of the Revell '54 Chevy sedan delivery (the one with the awful "drill sergeant" decals/box art), and saw that it also includes the '53 grille.  My other version from the early 90s only has the '54 grille, so decided to get this one since it was marked down, too.
  3. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Revell's 1962 Mopar annuals - possible that tooling still exists?   

    The Dart body got hacked to be used in the Revellion funny car kit. Check it out:
    http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/?showtopic=88319

    Actually, aside from the big old hole cut into the trunk lid, they didn't bother doing much else to the body, it appears. Seems like the side trim and even the front fender badge remained. Still had all the door seams, too. (Unlike the AMT Nova wagon body, which was smoothed to create the similar "Boss Nova" funny car.)

    I'd say there's no chance of them bothering to return the Dart to stock. Wouldn't be surprised if they still have the tool for the body and reissue the Revellion at some point, though.

    Don't know of them butchering any of the other Mopar '62 annual tools.
  4. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Revell & Foose poll for 2 new kits   

    That was also my rationale for voting for those two, at least there would be some potential to do something "non-Foose" with those. Don't get me wrong, he's a talented guy and that FD-100 is actually gorgeous. Just not too keen on the one-off show cars.

    I guess I get a little satisfaction from having voted for the two winners, but frankly I'm not sure if I'll buy either kit.
  5. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Revell customer service vs. Round 2's   

    Had that happen to me in the nineties. Bought a Ford 3-pack (57 T-bird, 57 Fairlane, 63 Galaxie), the roof for the 57 Fairlane was totally folded up, obviously packed when it was still hot. Wrote them a letter and ended up receiving a whole separate 57 Fairlane kit. Figured they sent the whole kit because they needed that size box just to send the body anyway.
    RC2 was Racing Champions, they're out of the picture now. Round 2 is a different company (although with a confusingly similar name).
  6. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Revell discontinued Del Rio wagon.   

    That would be the best encouragement for Revell to tool up some more longroofs. Wouldn't it be sweet if they decided to cook up another variation of their tri-five Chevy tooling with a 150 Handyman wagon? I can picture one of those being a nice seller, too...
  7. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Revell discontinued Del Rio wagon.   

    That would be the best encouragement for Revell to tool up some more longroofs. Wouldn't it be sweet if they decided to cook up another variation of their tri-five Chevy tooling with a 150 Handyman wagon? I can picture one of those being a nice seller, too...
  8. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Revell discontinued Del Rio wagon.   

    That would be the best encouragement for Revell to tool up some more longroofs. Wouldn't it be sweet if they decided to cook up another variation of their tri-five Chevy tooling with a 150 Handyman wagon? I can picture one of those being a nice seller, too...
  9. Robberbaron added a post in a topic '81 Chevy El Camino   

    Nice job! A childhood friend down the street had one in this exact same color that he destroyed when we were kids. Every time I came over to play, another piece would be busted off of it. Even at that age I felt bad about seeing that. Probably was the fate of most promos back in the day...
  10. Robberbaron added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2'n'1   

    As I said, I can look past the rear bumper issue and still get this kit.

    Still, gotta admit that the more I think about it, the more I'm scratching my head: instead of the incorrect sedan rear bumper (with guards) that they had on the build-up test shot that they displayed, they went through the trouble to tool up a new rear bumper THAT'S INCORRECT IN A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WAY?

    That's the kind of thing that amazes me. If you're going to go through the trouble of changing it, how can you still get it wrong?

    As I stated, Google image search: 10 seconds of your time will show you what a factory stock wagon rear bumper should look like.
  11. Robberbaron added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2'n'1   

    Ahhh, forgot about the plate lights! Thanks for the confirmation, Mike.
  12. Robberbaron added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2'n'1   

    OK, maybe I was being a bit presumptuous when I stated that they included an "appropriate rear bumper". But, do you know for a fact that their removal of the rear bumper guards was incorrect? Back in the fifties bumper guards were optional on most cars, and often the rear guards were a separate option from the fronts.
    This isn't a rhetorical question - I'm actually asking if anyone knows for a fact whether or not this is correct. I'm not familiar enough with '57 Fords to know, so I need to plead ignorance on this one. Also need to keep in mind that this model depicts the higher line Del Rio trim level. Were bumper guards possibly standard on those, even if they were optional on the low line Ranch Wagon?

    I will say this: after doing a quick Google image search for "1957 Ford Wagon", easily 90% of the cars pictured DO have rear bumper guards, and almost all the ones I spotted without seemed to be customized. So, in order to build a "typical" factory stock '57 wagon, it seems like guards should be included.

    One final thought: I don't see that anyone has posted pictures of their kit contents yet, much less a complete review. Even if the bumper itself is plain, is there any chance that the correct guards are included, as separate pieces? That's what AMT did on their Trophy Series '56 Ford, so it is conceivable. Can anyone with the kit in hand confirm?

    Gotta admit, I personally plan to get one of these puppies, regardless of the rear bumper.
  13. Robberbaron added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon 2'n'1   

    Lots of grief gets dished out to Revell on a lot of issues, but gotta give them credit for supplying an appropriate bumper on this one. Who knows if they planned it all along, or if they actually took some constructive criticism to heart.

    At least now we won't have holes punched in our 1/25th tailgates
  14. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Actually, they've done retro boxes on several MPC kits the last couple years. A lot of them have been racing subjects, like the Pepsi Laguna stock car, but they've also done some with retro annual box art, like the 1975 Dodge Dart Sport. Not sure if they've done any from the '60s era, though. That would be pretty cool, since this is one of the earliest MPC kits that still exists, I believe.
  15. Robberbaron added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    If Round 2 has any sense, they'll do retro box art for the 67 Charger , and maybe throw in either a set of their redlines or white letter tires. At least that would give them some kind of selling point for that kit vs. the modern Revell tool.