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    Northwest Indiana
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    Robert J. Barron

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  1. Anyone buying Revell kits just in case?

    The '85 442 and the '70 Charger came and went within a week or two at my local HL (they're always slow compared to other HL's as far as getting new releases). When I stopped in last week, now the '68 Charger space is empty: get 'em while you can!
  2. Sealed or open?

    Anything I plan to build, I open ASAP to confirm that everything is intact & undamaged. Perfect example is the AMT 1970 Baldwin-Motion Camaro I got the other day. Looked everything over, and noticed one of the front bumperettes was missing from the chrome tree. If I waited to open it till I was ready to build it (what: 5, 10 years from now?), I'd be out of luck.
  3. Dick Landys 68 Charger

    Really wish they'd left the '69 side markers on the body, since I believe they're inset a bit. Don't see any practical way to recreate that without a ton of work now, but filling them in and creating the '68 side markers seemed more doable. Glad I got one of the '69s before they did this change. I'm guessing they must have been getting a fair number of complaints about this issue from buyers of the '68 kits - so they split the baby and now it's not really accurate for either version (if you don't consider the decal solution accurate) Still great kits overall, though.

    Outstanding work, as always!
  5. Seventies Land Yachts?

    Same thing happened with the '80s Cutlass kits. Before the Revell kits were released, several self-proclaimed experts on this board declared that there was not enough interest, it would never happen, no manufacturer would ever dare to release it, yadda yadda yadda. When the '83 and then the '85 kits miraculously materialized, low and behold they seemed to sell like hotcakes, to the point that in my area the '85 kits seemed to come and go pretty quickly in my local retailers before the whole Hobbico implosion happened.
  6. 1/25 AMT 1966 Mercury Hardtop

    Too bad, but I'm not surprised. I would have ponied up if it had a clean set of Hurst mags in it, but I've got umpteen sets of Torque Thrusts already.
  7. Glue Bomb Rescue: '66 Buick Wildcat

    Glad to see it turned out so nicely. Paint sure looks nice in the pics.
  8. '36 Ford 3-Window Coupe Resto Rod

    Another well thought out build, as usual! I like it!
  9. 1969 Chevrolet Impala Sport Coupe

    Very well done! I don't think I've ever seen anyone create a '69 Impala with the Sport Coupe roofline. I also like the Caprice hidden headlights, which are a popular upgrade with owners of 1:1 '68 and '69 Impalas. (Why GM didn't offer it as a factory option with the SS package is beyond me)
  10. Amazing! Truly looks like a 1:1 in most of the pictures!
  11. 1971 Pontiac Formula 400

    Great work! Never would guess you had started with such a mess.
  12. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Trust me, a 4" scale difference in wheelbase would be noticeable to anyone familiar with these cars. Now theoretically if they split the difference and did a scale 114" chassis, they could fudge the Cutlass body 2" longer and the Monte body 2" shorter, and probably get away with it. This is all academic, though. We won't know anything until someone has one of these Cutlass kits in their hands.
  13. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    I'm sure no expert in NASCAR, but I thought that back in the '70s they had to use the factory stock wheelbase for the specific body styles they were using? Didn't think they started screwing around with wheelbase, etc. until they allowed the shorter wheelbase cars in the '80s, but I'm sure someone here can confirm...
  14. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Apparently not. This is what you get when you copy others work. I hoped for the best when I heard about this new company, and the subject matter. But apparently the people involved weren't interested in worrying about details, which is kind of a problem in this business. Just as amazing, they apparently didn't even seek input/review from anyone outside the company. This doesn't bode well for the future of this company. You simply can't expect to charge a premium price for your product when it has glaring inaccuracies that could have been easily avoided if someone involved had been paying attention. They are indicating that their next subject will be a '77 Monte Carlo. Wonder if they realize that the Montes had a 116" wheelbase vs. the 112" on the Cutlass, so they would need a different chassis to be accurate. Something tells me they don't know, and/or don't care.
  15. 1965 Plymouth Satellite

    Nice job, mission accomplished! That gold looks like something Aunt Mable would have bought.