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  1. Looks quite similar to the Foresight Indy 500 also...
  2. Huh, never knew that place existed! Took a look on Google maps, kind of tucked away back there. I'll have to stop in there sometime. Pretty unusual to see a new LHS open up. Let's hope they stick around.
  3. Jim, it's a bit of a drive from Valpo, but if you're heading west you owe it to yourself to check out G&G Hobbies in downtown Griffith. Old school hobby shop that's been there forever. Best part is that almost the entire east side of the store is model kits, mostly automotive. They're the only local brick and mortar location I know of that carries Moebius, and they also have everything from Round 2 and Revell, so it's the place to go for any of the kits that HL decides not to stock. Very competitive prices too. Unfortunately, like the rest of the country, all the other local "old school" hobby shops have slowly withered and died off.
  4. I stopped in there on Friday, that end display looked.exactly the same, so I don't think they sold a thing. I didn't think they had any auto kits either, but further back in the store down one of the toy aisles they had a cluster of about a dozen Lindberg "1938 Custom Ford Van" Boyd-looking thing. . Took a hard pass on that one. Nothing else automotive that I was able to find
  5. If they're still working on retooling the '30 coupe components, replacing the Deuce-style roof insert with a stock style fabric roof would make it worth the wait, IMHO (just saying...) Almost a sure thing that they'll just recreate the original tooling using the existing CAD files. Still seems like a dopey decision to design it with that Deuce roof insert when 99.9% of 1:1 Model A rods DON'T have that. It'll still sell like hotcakes, regardless.
  6. Stopped in at my local HL yesterday (Hobart, IN). Still no Supernatural Impalas, but they finally did have several new releases: '65 Fairlane Stocker, '70 Galaxie Police, and the Revell '29 Roadster. First new kits I've seen there since the reopening.I For all I know, they may be carrying the SN Impalas and they're just selling out. They only seem to stock two of each kit on the shelves, and frankly they don't seem too diligent about restocking at this location. No auto kits on clearance either, but did see some aircraft/ships with red tags. Suspect there's probably several guys that come in systematically to poach any marked down car/truck kits. I scored a bunch several years ago, but that was just timing/dumb luck on my part.
  7. Technically, since that has the high-mounted side trim, I believe that's probably a '67 Bel Air. (For some reason, in 1967 Chevy decided the Bel Air would get the 6-light taillights, like the Impala. Every other year they used the basic 4-light arrangement like the Biscayne)
  8. My local Hobart, IN Hobby Lobby also still hasn't gotten these. No surprise since it always seems to be back of the pack as far as stocking new releases. Literally nothing new on the shelves since they reopened, and no spaces marked for anything upcoming.
  9. Stopped at my LHS yesterday after work and was able to FINALLY snag one of the new release Revell '29 Model A roadsters. Told me they've been flying off the shelf as fast as he can stock them. Also stopped by Michaels the other day and got another '32 Ford 5-window with their 50% off coupon. Can't have too many of those, just for parts.
  10. Wow, that was 2014? Time flies. I have that reissue, but don't remember the cheaters slicks. I'll have to take a look at them next time I'm digging through the stash.
  11. Looks good, Snake. This would be the only way I'd be interested in building this one, too.
  12. Well, maybe it's patterned after a 1:1, but that doesn't mean the styling is any less bizarre. This is obviously an aesthetics thing/matter of opinion, but the "swoopy" styling of that camper shell clashes with the straight-lined styling of the Courier, IMHO. My first reaction to the above picture is "it looks like it was left in the sun too long". 😉
  13. I was the same way when I was a kid. I remember at family gatherings several of my uncles got a kick out of quizzing me on make/model/year of different cars. I even remember arguing with my Uncle Don that a Ford Galaxy was a 1969, not a 1970 because the taillights were different. I knew for a fact, because my dad had bought my Grandfather's 1970 Galaxy 500 sedan when he quit driving. I new all the differences between the different years of full size Ford's and Chevies, and even some of the model differences (like when I noticed that Biscaynes and Bel Airs had fewer taillights than Impalas) Our other family car was a 1968 Impala 4-door sedan, so I would love to see a '68 conversion too. We really need new plastic versions of the '68 and '69 Impalas. Those are the only model years from 1958 thru 1970 that aren't available in a modern kit. While we're dreaming, my first car was a '77 Caprice coupe, so I would love a kit of that too (or an actual DECENT resin version). Not gonna hold my breath for that one, though...
  14. *edit* The cheater slicks are not included in this AMT branded reissue. 😐 I'm disappointed too. Never had one of the original PL versions, but I always heard that the cheaters were the highlight of the original release. With some of the body inaccuracies, I was on the fence about getting this reissue. Without the slicks, I think I'll pass. As others have mentioned, Round 2 is clearly cost-cutting by skimping on tires in a lot of their recent releases. Problem is, when the tires are potentially the best part of the kit, they loose sales. Also, didn't Dave Metzner (who worked for Polar Lights/RC2 before Moebius) state that this kit had a complete Hemi engine tooled up that never saw the light of day under PL? I was hoping Round 2 would include that too. (not that really there's any lack of 1/25 Hemi's, but it would have been another selling point for this one)
  15. Ok, I saw the second roof and assumed it must be a convertible up top. Didn't think of the possibility that it could be a custom part.
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