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JJ Deuce

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  1. Yep. I have all the cars going back to 1991 or so. most of the pickup series also. My aunt used to buy them for me every year, and then my mother-in-law started but it sounds like maybe she didn't get this year's. Maybe I should hit the hallmark store tomorrow just in case....
  2. looks great! the Sharks are my favorite Corvette, and I think the Revell '68-69 kits are my favorite to build. Nice work - you even got the grills correct in black like the 1:1. 👍
  3. I was pleasantly surprised with it. I probably wouldn’t have purchased it if not for the go-kart. I like the detailed chassis since I was able to lower it like I would a real truck.
  4. Started this kit a while back, and finally have a little progress to post. I felt like the truck sits too high out of the box so I wanted to lower it. I modified the spindles to drop it about 2 scale inches, and cut a coil out of the springs on the trailing arms. Last night I assembled the chsssis, and this morning I mocked it up to see if I'd gotten the results I wanted. It sits just about how I had envisioned, but I'm still not sure on tire choices.
  5. ha. I just got this part pack yesterday, and wondered why that was there. I have two available if you'd like.
  6. The (Keaton era) Batmobile kit had the blank sidewall tires initially. I remember reading a tip in the old AMT Blueprinter, that the tires from the Batmobile kit were the same size as the slicks that came in the Pro Street '66 Nova kit, if you wanted to build a road-legal Nova. I assume the treaded tires then made their way into the other pro-street kits that came later.
  7. got a couple of old MPC kits recently, both red. 1983 Toyota Supra 1982 Plymouth Horizon
  8. I have one of the MPC issues of this generation Supra. It's one of my favorite cars. the windshield is marred from a tire, but the kit is complete. they turn up on the auction site sometimes. I think I managed to get this one for a reasonable price. there is a Tamiya kit of this car as well.
  9. If that engine is included I'll buy a couple of these.
  10. Just made a spreadsheet because I knew I had several duplicates. Overall, a little over 60% of my total stash (52 kits at the moment) is duplicates. Of those, almost 20% is one kit, 10 copies of the Revell ' 69 Corvette (in a few variations). followed closely by 5 copies of the Revell '69 camaro (9.6%). I need a dedicated hobby room. For now the kits and supplies are stashed in my mechanical room. I have an outbuilding with a/c we use for a gym, mostly. I have thought about setting up a permanent workspace out there so I don't have to clean up kits mid-build.
  11. Yeah, me too. Built in once in high school, didn't realize what I had. I recently got that one, sealed, for a price I could stomach. Going to build it like I did before
  12. I ran out of room in this storage area. There's five more corvette kits in the garage and I have three more eBay purchases on the way lol.
  13. I'll post some pics when I get home, but while I worry sometimes if I'll get to the 30-40 kits I have, it makes me feel a little better when I see the number of kits some of y'all have. I can relate to the comment about the feeling from having kits from our youth. Most of my kits are stuff that I either built or wanted to build when I was a kid. Also, I assume some of y'all are like me, and have a build planned (or know which parts you bought it for) for each and every kit in the stash.
  14. Not intentionally. I like the Revell '69 kit, but I have several other corvette kits. I don't really like any of them newer than '72.
  15. "Rusty Old American Dream" - Pat Green Texas country song written from the perspective of a worn-out '58 T-bird
  16. "stickshifts and safety belts" by Cake, mentions a Malibu but not a specific year. fun song with a riff similar to Hot Rod Lincoln
  17. "Hey Little Cobra" - Rip Chords a whole bunch of the Beach Boys catalog
  18. old issue AMT '55 corvette, sealed Street Rods issue of the AMT '59 Corvette, yet another Revell '69 Z/28, and an AMT '66 Nova. I know my stash is much smaller than a lot of people's, but I gotta get some kits on the shelf soon 😁
  19. great news. I never liked the split bumper cars. I had a couple of the split bumper kits, along with (very hard-earned) resin conversions for the full bumper but I sold all that some time ago.
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