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    Robert J. Barron

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  1. Revell 2019

    Actually, my AMT '68 Camaro came with a complete set of 4 for each tire size, 8 altogether, all of them the tampo-printed white letters. Was almost worth buying it at HL just for the tires. I bought mine right after Round 2 reissued it a few years ago. I believe they're still producing it, did they maybe de-content it and eliminate a pair?
  2. MPC 1967 GTO Kit

  3. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    I'm also hoping to convert one to a 2-door sedan. 1967 was the only year that the Bel Airs shared their taillight design with the Impalas instead of the Biscaynes, so converting one to a Bel Air would save time vs. fabbing Biscayne taillights.
  4. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    From these pictures you can see that the tulip panel of the hardtop carries the angle of the rear window right through to the front edge of the trunk lid, whereas the 4-door sedan's is much "flatter": I will say this, with both of these body styles, it is very hard to get good comparative pictures. Slight differences in the angle of certain pictures (and I'm sure differences in the cameras themselves) can sometimes make the sedan rear windows look much more sloped in one picture compared to another. Even though the two rooflines and rear windows are different, I can visualize it being fairly simple to modify a 4-door hardtop into the sedan body style (MUCH easier than splicing in '69 Camaro C-pillars onto the 2-door hardtop body). One big question is whether the 4-door hardtop and sedan share the same windshield in 1:1. I really can't tell from pictures. If the 4-door hardtop windshield is laid back a couple more degrees and/or is an inch or two lower, that could really make it tougher to make a sedan conversion look right (without a ton more work). But then again, if I can't tell from all the pictures I'm looking at, maybe it's a non-issue...
  5. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    Once I heard about the Supernatural modified reissue, I also started researching this issue. I had always assumed the 4-door sedan and the hardtop shared the same roof profile, rear window, etc. After comparing many pictures of the 2 body styles, I was surprised to see how different they really are. The 4-door hardtop definitely has a sleeker profile:
  6. Any ideas what this car is?

    Ugh! I am correct in assuming that a C2 Vette had to die for that thing to be created?
  7. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Been on my LHS's wait list for a few months, waiting for them to get more of the Revell '68 Chevelles. Got a call yesterday that they finally came in, so I picked mine up at lunchtime.👍 Had quite a few on the shelf, too. Not sure how long they'll last though (their original batch sold out almost immediately).
  8. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Just got back from a family visit in El Paso. Hit the Hobby Lobby on Zaragoza hoping for a '68 Chevelle. No dice, but I was happy to snag another 1985 442/FE3X. Those have been MIA at my LHS and my local Hobby Lobby since last year. No clearance kits at the Zaragoza store either - just as well, since we didn't have room in the family truckster for 6 kit boxes, anyway.
  9. R2 April 2019

    And what's up with the red version shown in the upper right corner of the T/A box art? is leaving the rear spoiler off supposed to qualify as an alternate version? Since the rear spoiler was standard on the T/A, that doesn't really work, especially with the molded in air extractors on the fenders. Now if they went ahead and tooled up a new Formula hood or a plain Firebird hood, I'd give them a pass. I still have a '90s reissue of this one sitting in the box, mid-conversion to a base Firebird. Filled the hood hole with scrap plastic, but didn't care enough to put in all the work to smooth it and get the contours right.
  10. Hobby Lobby

    Picked up a '59 Imperial at the Hobart, IN location about a week and a half ago. The one I'm waiting for now is the '68 Chevelle. They've had the location on the shelf tagged for about a month and a half, but still empty every time I stop in. According to others on this board, they've had them at other HL locations, but so far nothing here (or maybe they're consistently selling and they're not restocking the shelves quick enough?)
  11. Revell 68 Chevelle availability

    Totally believe it. I also got one of the '48 Ford police cars last year on clearence, when it was grouped with a bunch of other kits. Seemed at the time like it was pretty soon to have put that one on clearance. They also put both the S&H Torino and the factory stock version (blue car on box art) on clearance. But after the clearance ended, they've continued to carry both since then. None of it makes any sense, so I'm convinced all of those were mistakes. The '68 Chevelles and AMT branded '34 pickups.are just hitting the shelves, so there's no doubt that was a mistake, too. I was at my local HL today, and there were no kits on clearance, so I don't think it's anything from corporate. My guess is the local store manager screwed up.
  12. 2019 Round2 Truck Kit Releases

    Crimony! Every other release is a Coca-Cola!
  13. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    Would this be the Street Rods kit that was only issued once back in the '70s?
  14. VW Beetle Mooneyes

    Incredible! That is some of the most convincing rust I've seen on any 1/25 scale vehicle.