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Mark

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  1. Mark added a post in a topic Any Revell 70 Charger kits at HL yet?   

    One of the stores here had them on the shelf.  I don't recall seeing it on the last "reset list", maybe it replaced something else at the last moment.
  2. Mark added a post in a topic AMT 1950 Ford Showboat   

    A couple other small parts have gone missing after the first issue: the fender skirts, the fins, and another custom piece for the rear of the car.  Not many though, when you compare it with changes made to some other Trophy Series kits.
  3. Mark added a post in a topic What kit did these jacks come from   

    The '53 Ford pickup has been available for some time now.  It doesn't have a jack like this, it includes a "scissors jack" like that included with many new 1:1 cars.
    A similar jack to this one, plated, is in the Model King wedge hauler parts pack from about ten years ago. 
  4. Mark added a post in a topic Testors Liquid Cement with Applicator   

    Is this the "square" glass bottle?  I use that, but I mix in some tube cement.  It's thicker then, but not so much that you can't use the brush inside the cap.  For thin liquid cement, I've got Tamiya, and probably still have some Plastruct or Tenax left, for now...
  5. Mark added a post in a topic Foose F-100   

    No problem here...bought three (at different times, in different places) and all are fine.
  6. Mark added a post in a topic Question about value.   

    "Limited Edition" = "limited to how many they can sell".  The funny car kits don't go for big money.  I had four or five, bought them for around $8 each, sold all but a couple of them for double that.  That paid for the ones I kept, but still that's not big money.
    eBay: BIG difference between what people are asking, and what they are getting.
    If they are NASCAR kits, you'll really have trouble selling them at all...
  7. Mark added a post in a topic Of Campers, Toppers, Caps, & Shells   

    The Dodge cap looks like it would fit a short (6-1/2') bed without that extension at the back.  Maybe some company made a 1:1 version, but I've never seen one.  The MPC unit is molded entirely in clear plastic, the parts other than the windows must be painted.
  8. Mark added a post in a topic Of Campers, Toppers, Caps, & Shells   

    Yeah, the Ertl issue of the wagon was yellow.  The smaller cap for the '65 El Camino was tooled for the construction issue, along with a couple of hardhats and a "six-pack".  To be really authentic, they'd have needed several of the latter, as well as a bunch of loose ones to throw into the bed...
  9. Mark added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    That's about right...whether it's an office or a garage, if there are ten people employed in it and the work of ten people is getting done, boss don't care that it's one person doing the work and the other nine doing nothing...
  10. Mark added a post in a topic Of Campers, Toppers, Caps, & Shells   

    If you have a yellow '65 El Camino, you've got that construction issue.  I have one that was painted when I got it, the yellow plastic looks pretty opaque but mine had paint on it.  That, and a very small nick in one rear wheel opening.  Radiused wheel openings will fix that...street freak gasser time!
    The '77 Ford pickup cap is a Ford piece, it's pictured in their brochures.  I've got one, unfortunately mine is missing all of the clear parts.  That one might get shortened to 6-1/2' when I get back on my "normal" (non-Camper Special) pickup bed project...
  11. Mark added a post in a topic How many scales?   

    1/25 and 1/24, though I have a number of 1/64 scale diecasts and my old HO-scale slot cars.  Got a few 1/16 scale car kits too, though none have ever come close to even becoming started projects.  The 1/8 scale stuff all went down the road a couple of years ago, though I could probably piece together a '32 Ford from what is left.
  12. Mark added a post in a topic Is this the hardest model car magazine title to sell on eBay?   

    With so few people collecting older magazines, you'd want as many people as possible seeing the listing...
  13. Mark added a post in a topic Of Campers, Toppers, Caps, & Shells   

    The El Camino camper first appeared in the '65 annual kit, which is pictured.  Only one issue of the '59 had it, and that one was from about 1968.  That camper doesn't really fit the '59.
    The topper with that funky/useless raised area first appeared in that '63 Ford reissue (1968) then turned up in the '69 Chevy pickup.  There were two issues of that; same plastic parts and (99% certain) same decals in both.  AMT did two issues of some annual kits in '69, apparently some department store chains wanted kits without the year on the box so they wouldn't end up dumping some to the clearance shelf after next years' kits came out.  The topper is the same in all three kits, and it never appeared in any others after those.
  14. Mark added a post in a topic 32 frame   

    The R&D independent front suspension looks like a "Mustang II" unit, the typical street rod setup having few actual Mustang II parts.  This one has tubular A-arms and a fabricated crossmember.  The Monogram '37 Ford kits have a very similar setup.  Both the '37 and the R&D parts are called 1/24 scale, but this shouldn't be a problem.    
  15. Mark added a post in a topic Time for AMT / Round @ to get going ?   

    WSF -Windshield frame.
    The one-shot stock sedan used the phaeton interior tub.  The rear door panel detail was wiped off for the sedan, and is not present on all issues of the phaeton since then.
    The tooling for the bucket was likely tweaked a bit to make the tub fit into the sedan body.  Ertl probably had to undo some of that work to make it fit the phaeton body again.  That would explain to an extent why there was a long break between the sedan and the next phaeton issue, also why the sedan hasn't appeared again since.