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About alexis

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Bakersfield CA
  • Full Name Alan Alexis

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  1. alexis added a post in a topic Round2 website   

    It is a "Dog's Breakfast" of a kit. A Mish-Mash of leftover parts, odd bits and the residue of three or four different versions over the years. Many Great parts, esp on the chrome tree, but not a great kit overall, IMHO. I've read some strong critiques of the accuracy of the body shapes, and the grille and bumpers. Supposedly the bumpers are an odd mixture of '71,&'73 features, meaning they are not correct for either year. There are enough parts in the box to assemble a complete model car, but it is in no way, shape or form, an accurate replica of any real car. Racer or otherwise.
  2. alexis added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    Casey, I like your list. I'm in for a couple of Autocar trucks, if they were to happen.
    Maybe Round2 will even spring for some new or re-tooled parts for some of these kits. Oh well, it will be nice to have any of them on the list back. They'll at least get fresh decals and pad printed tires.
  3. alexis added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    Bated Breath = "worm on tongue"
  4. alexis added a post in a topic MPC Chrysler Hydro-Vee "Charger" Boat Kit and Other Boat Kits   

    Wow, Alan! That is a Laser Sharp build. You may have just sold on this kit. All it needs is a trailer.
    Alan Alexis
  5. alexis added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT George Barris' Fireball 500   

    And, Just No!
    A pretty poor kit even by 1960's standards, and recently available too. Yellow Glass, Decal Options & Pad Printed Tires...... Not enough incentive there, Kats. The Trailer? A flimsy, lightweight thing, and not very realistic. In May or June of 2018, when Hobby Lobby puts them on clearance, I'll get one. Maybe.....
  6. alexis added a post in a topic Beemax Volvo 240T Gr. A   

    This wil be a curbside, right?
  7. alexis added a post in a topic AMT '74 AMC Gremlin X   

    Curtis, I expect that the seats will be exactly the same as every other version of this tool. The grille may be new though.
  8. alexis added a post in a topic AMT '74 AMC Gremlin X   

    Aw, Dang! I avoided the '75 and '76 Kits, but this one....... I'll have to buy one. The denim does it for me.
  9. alexis added a post in a topic Which Countach is the better kit?   

    Bob F.  Chuck beat me to it, but "Customer Demand" is the correct answer. Over in military modeling, Sherman Tanks, P-51 Mustangs, and Me (Bf)-109s its all the time. Each time they are advertised as "Newer", "Better", or "Improved" in some subtle way. And they sell. In great numbers.  And so it continues. Auto Modeling is pretty much unique in that instead of getting new tools of old favorites, we just get re-issues of the same old tools. If we are lucky, we get a few new parts added, or "lost" parts re-tooled. I suspect that much of this is driven by cost. Multi part slide molds for one piece bodies are far more expensive than the 'flat' tools needed for most planes.
  10. alexis added a post in a topic Next Meng Kit Announced - How About a Jeep?   

    I have not seen any mention of the engine.
    Full Detail or Curbside?
  11. alexis added a post in a topic Revell '64 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt Kit Parts Review   

    I have the last re-issue. I'll need to get this one too.
    Thanks Again, Chris for posting this.
  12. alexis added a post in a topic Palmer '70 Vette - what to do?   

    Open It!  Can't wait to see what's inside.
  13. alexis added a post in a topic MPC 1975 Datsun Pickup 3n1 Kit Parts Review   

    I notice too, that there are only three of the hard plastic tires in this kit. (6 halves) At least that is all I saw. But this just moved ahead of the Revell '76 Torino on the Must Buy list, after seeing this review. Thanks, Chris.
  14. alexis added a post in a topic Revell 76 Gran Torino Model Kit Review   

    My local Hooby Looby just put these on the shelf. Looks like I'm getting one, now.
    Thanks, Chris.  I'd really like see a side by side of the chrome trees and rear suspension parts, but I'll have the kit in my hands within a month anyways. Other might like to see how the parts differ though. Notice that both the Police Radio and the Police Flasher have stayed in the kit. Would make a nice 'undercover' stake out car, if you wanted to build it that way.
  15. alexis added a post in a topic MPC Don Garlits Rear Engine Dragster Kit Review   

    Great Review. Thanks!