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  1. MPC '73 Caprice

    Looks great! I wish I still had mine.
  2. Here's some of the pics I took at the IPMS show in Indy today, and a link to the rest. Here's a link to the rest, http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/poke...202009/?start=0
  3. Oregon

  4. Dusting time

    Man, I could never do that, because I know the second i got them all on the floor, my 7 year old daughter and my 120 pound German Shephard would come tearing through the room and.....well.....I don't even want to think about it. That is indeed a nice collection! Seems like it would be easier, and safer, to invest in some display cases.
  5. I hate this kinda stuff

    This is exactly why I love my Bonneville, and refuse to trade it up to something newer, even though it's been in a couple fender benders. Ten years and 200,000 miles and it hasn't let me down yet! Dang, I shouldn't have said that, I probably just jynxed her! Glad to hear they found the problem!
  6. 2008 and 2009 Corvette Promos Cancelled

    I would imagine Revell will do the ZR1. As much as the automotive press loves this car, and even publications and automotive writers who HATE GM love this car, with some even going as far as calling it the BEST super-car ever made! Not to mention it is the fastest, most powerful, best handling, and most expensive Corvette ever made. How could they make a kit of practically every other Corvette ever made, and then NOT make a kit of the most badass Corvette ever made? C'mon Revell, you HAVE to make a kit of the best performance car America has ever made!
  7. o6 Mustang in 67 Style

    This is, without a doubt, my favorite build I have seen of this kit so far!
  8. Testors Lacquers

    You do NOT need primer for Testors or Tamiya Lacquers! These paints are intended to be used on plastic, and they will not harm plastic, nor will you have any problems with adhesion if you do not use primer! I have done 2 and 3 stage paint jobs with Testors Lacquers, and never had any issues with adhesion. Unless you have done extensive bodywork, primer is completely unnecessary with these paints, no matter what the nay-sayers tell you!
  9. Problem with this site!

    I'll second that!
  10. Three Stooges going back to D.C.

    Sorry, but I don't buy the whole "Toyota makes a superior product" garbage. Honda? Yes. But Toyota? Hardly. I have owned several cars from various manufacturers, and they all are about equal. All of the GM cars I have owned have been great cars, and pretty much problem free. Toyota is slipping as far as quality is concerned, and they have admitted to that. not to mention that Toyota seems to have forgotten how to make interesting cars. I will admit that Chrysler doesn't really have anything to brag about right now aside from the Ram, but GM and Ford have definetly made some big improvements over the past few years, and they make cars that surpass their Asian counterparts in a few segments, such as the Lincoln MKS, Cadillac CTS, Chevy Malibu, Buick Enclave, etc.. Anyone who denies that these are great cars is either delusional, uninformed, or in denial. I really don't have a problem with Japanese cars, but I will never buy another one. Why? Because the last one I owned nearly broke my grandfather's heart. he said to me, "I fought for this country, and some of my friends gave their lives in WWII, to keep the Japs off of our shores, and now all these Americans are letting them invade anyway, by choosing to buy their cars and gadgets over American products." Talk about a guilt trip. I never bought another Japanese car again after he said that. His view of it may seem a little over the top, but I hold this man in very high regard, and have an immense amount of respect for the man, so I will probably never buy another Japanese car, even after he is gone. Of course, if things begin to decline, I may not have a choice but to buy an Asian car. I have no problem with people who prefer to buy Japanese cars. I do however have a problem with people who insist that ALL American cars are "inferior", because that is no longer the case. Also, if American cars are so bad, why would millions of people continue to buy them? Brand loyalty can only go so far. As i said, I have never had any major issues with any of the American cars I have owned, and I tend to put ALOT of miles on my cars in a short time. My current car, a Pontiac Bonneville, has over 250,000 trouble-free miles on it. As I stated in an earlier post, I live in Anderson, which is a huge GM town, even years after GM left us behind. The majority of the people here drive GM, including most of my family and friends, and I don't know of anyone who has had any major issues with any of their vehicles, aside from an infamous Vega my uncle had in the '70s. Maybe GM sends all the good cars to Indiana?
  11. Three Stooges going back to D.C.

    The UAW doesn't dispute these "rumors" because most of them are based on truth. I live in a town called Anderson, Indiana. GM pretty much built this town, there used to be huge GM plants wherever you would go in Anderson, and Delco and Guide had their headquarters here. My grandfather, most of my aunts and uncles, and most of my wife's family, including myself, worked at the plants here in Anderson. I used to be a member of the UAW, and am now a member of the USW. I can tell you from personal experience that the rumors you speak of are indeed TRUE! For example, at Guide, we made about $60 an hour after you factor in benefits, and most of the people there did much less than sweeping floors. My brother, for example, had a 27 inch TV and a Playstation in a cabinet at his work station. He and a couple of his friends that he worked with would sit there playing video games for most of the shift. When they weren't doing that, they would join the rest of the "workers" on his shift at the bar across the street from the plant. That's right, there was a bar right across the street from the plant, and it was common knowledge that people would start their day by clocking in, making an appearance in their department, and then sneaking out and going across the street to the bar, and spending most of their shift at the bar getting drunk, and getting paid to do so. Things were the same at the Delco and other various GM plants in Anderson. There used to be a saying in Anderson, that "you could tell when driving by one of the plants if it was work time, or break time. If everyone was standing outside doing nothing, that means break time is over". According to my grandfather, father-in-law, and a couple of my uncles, people were just as lazy at the Delco plants as they were at Guide. Why would management allow this type of behavior? Everytime they would try to write someone up or fire someone for not doing their job, the UAW would go into arbitration mode and get people their jobs back, no matter what. So, the management at these plants finally just gave up trying to do anything about it. GM had tens of thousands of employees here in Anderson, there is now only ONE employee here, and he oversees all the empty plants. GM left. Surprise surprise. It was common knowledge how lazy the UAW workers were here in Anderson, most of them were quite proud of how little work they did, like they were "sticking it to the man". In the end, they were only sticking it to themselves. I can say from experience that the leadership of the UAW is ignorant, arrogant, and inept. This latest display of their unwillingness to play ball for the greater good is just one more example of the UAW leadership's arrogance. The UAW once organized a strike at a couple of the plants here because they wanted more vending machines! Sure, the huge wages alone aren't what are killing the big 3, but, when you've got all these people making way too much money, and not being the least bit productive, then that causes a problem. I'm not saying it's like this at all UAW plants, Anderson might have been an extreme case. I'm sure things are different for you where you work Raisin, and I admire your loyalty to your union brethren. I just think you should know that those "rumors" didn't just materialize, they are based in reality. As for the Japanese not paying enough. The Toyota and Honda plants around here make about $20 and hour on average, and that's before you factor in benefits. I'd say that's a darn good wage for production work. I've always said that the UAW and the Big 3 share the blame for their downfall. After seeing this latest display, and listening to what Mr. "Middlefinger" had to say, it is now a little more obvious to me who should shoulder most of the blame. The leadership of the UAW have shot themselves in the foot, and I feel bad for the people they represent.
  12. Had a great time at the show today! My daughter placed 3rd in the Junior Class!!!![] I somehow managed to place in three classes. I got 1st in the Tuner Class, 2nd in the Lowrider Class, and 2nd in the Street Machine Class! Anyways, here's a few sample pics, and a link to the rest of the pics i took. Sorry some of the pics are a bit blurry. the new meds my doctor put me on make my hands shake REAL bad.[!] Here's a link to the rest of the pics, http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/poke...%20City%202008/
  13. Just got home from the HMCA show in Indianapolis, had a great time! There were about 320 builds there to drool over. My daughter got 1st place in the youth class with her purple Camaro Concept, and her friend that went with us got 3rd! I ended up getting 2nd place in the Tuner class with my Supra. Here's a few pics I took, and a link to the rest, Here's a link to the other 168 pics, http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/poke...WS/HMCA%202008/
  14. Anyone Going To Indy Show On May 2nd

    If you are talking about the HMCA show, it is on May 3rd, not May 2nd. BTW, I will be there also.