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Allen Wrench

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  1. 1952 Hudson Hornet

    Cool! Love the name!
  2. I don't see them doing that because the kit needs quite a few additional parts to build it as an accurate Hemi car, as I'm sure you're well aware _ a set of 15" wheels and tires, the aforementioned torque boxes ahead of the rear springs and larger-diameter exhaust pipes among them. Personally, I wish when Revell toooled this kit that they would have designed it so the second version was a Hemi car rather than that faux NASCAR thingie. I recall that when Revell announced this kit way back when, the promotional material showed a 1:1 Hemi Daytona with steel wheels and dog dish caps.
  3. 1976 AMC Gremlin Custom GT

    There was also a Capri in that group.
  4. LaFerrari

    Very nicely done!
  5. 1970s Revell Top Fuel Dragster History

    I think the fact that Gene Snow was a child molester might well have influenced Revell's decision.
  6. '62 Corvette Roadster (Revell)

    That is a gorgeous, clean build. Excellent work!
  7. 1957 Ford Del Rio Gasser-Style

    That's crazy! I like it a lot!
  8. Consider starting a new pay it forward?

    I don't think kits offered up after a claim necessarily need to be of equal value, but I do think there needs to be some degree of equality. Before, when someone would claim a very desirable kit and offer something not so desirable in return, it would cause the thread to bog down for days in addition to leading to bad feelings and the belief that some people were taking advantage of the system and using the PIF thread to unload kits that neither they nor anyone else wanted. I honestly don't know of a foolproof way to police that, honestly, and that's one of the reasons I'm not sure reviving PIF would be a great idea.
  9. 1971 Ford Galaxie 500

    Nailed it with a single stroke.
  10. "The Stig Collection" -Drag-U-La

    Looks like it's ready to dig through the ditches and burn through the witches!
  11. Looking for the left door panel (part no. 11) and the decal sheet from the Revell Stacy David Rat Roaster '32 Ford. Please pm me if you can help. Thank.
  12. Tamiya Morgan 4/4

    Very cool! I really like the black wheels!
  13. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Actually, they can and will as long as automotive modelers are willing to accept wildly subpar efforts, and until such time as they start voting with their wallets and demanding better.
  14. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    A more fair point of comparison might be the Moebius/Model King vintage NASCAR kits, like the '61 Pontiac, '55-'56 Chryslers and '52-'53 Hudsons. Those kits usually sell for $30-$35, and, while they have their shortcomings, they leave the Salvinos Olds in the dust.
  15. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    I don't know if anyone else picked up on this on the Mike's Facebook page. This is a post from Rick Salvino himself, copied and posted here verbatim ... "Sorry I like to make one more comment. Don’t worry about the people that are picking are kit apart they expect a $80.00 Tamiya kit that can be sold worldwi5de in a $39.95 that is for a small slice of the hobby.We have exceeded all expectations and more !!! " Wow. Just wow. I've got some news for ya, Mr. Salvino ... Tamiya's Mercedes AMG GT3 kit sells for about $50, or roughly $10 more than uour misbegotten Olds. And, while it's a curbside, it makes your kit looks like it was designed by a toddler with crayons. (Which, let's be honest, it pretty much does, anyway.) If you can get past the mangled English, you can practically feel the hubris dripping from that post, too. I'm inclined to not ever buy any of these guys' products just because they come off as arrogant jerks.