Dave Toups

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  1. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Aoshima Subaru Sambar Fire Review   

    I just got one of these too. I was very surprised at the level of detail!! Aoshima is making some very nice kits these days
     
  2. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Modelhaus going, going Gone !!!!!!   

    My last order was over $1,000, barely. It was tough mailing it in since I've never spent that much on model stuff at one time! That's what I get for procrastinating. I didn't buy any of it to resell, BTW. Like a lot of folks, it was mostly parts I need to complete built-ups I had that were missing parts. I don't know how many times I've bought built models that were missing a bumper or tail lights and saying "I can get them from Modelhaus". We won't be able to say that any more and it's a shame. The service they've provided is something we're unlikely to see again. Nothing lasts forever, though, and Don and Carol are great people who deserve a long and happy retirement.
  3. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Modelhaus going, going Gone !!!!!!   

    I doubt he'll ever get that price for that kit. Oddly, the same seller had several other Modelhaus kits listed a few days ago for LESS that what Don sold them for. They're gone already, of course.
  4. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Modelhaus going, going Gone !!!!!!   

    Mailed in my last order yesterday. A whole bunch of parts and a couple of kits. I had to "wing it" it a bit as to the parts I needed, but I think I caught at least 90%. Who knows when I'll get the stuff. It doesn't really matter how long it takes anyway.
    They will be sorely missed. They're one of the few companies in this hobby that you'd just assume would always be there. I guess in the future I won't procrastinate so much when I see something I want.
    I did just check and the website was still up. Not sure if they'd honor the orders since it's after the 5th.
     
     
  5. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Scale Models By Chris (SMBC)   

    I placed an order for two kits on March 12, before I saw the post about the health situation. I received my items, sometime in early May, I believe. I don't feel like that was too long, especially given the circumstances. My guess is that you'll get what you ordered. In the post Devilsnake mentions, it's stated that other members of D.R.A.G. are helping him out.
  6. Dave Toups added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Big & Little aluminium 5-slot wheels
    Does anyone make wheels like these in resin? Are there kits that might have them? Most of the wheels I find are flat in the center, they don't have the dish that these do.


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  7. Dave Toups added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   

    I'm not super knowledgeable about these cars, but I like the 29 look better than the 30-31's. Could the cowl from the roadster could be grafted in to make a 29 coupe, or are there other differences?
     
  8. Dave Toups added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    I read somewhere that Jake King used to paint the Hemis he built for Sox & Martin Ford blue! He started out racing Fords after all
  9. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    A new-tool 71-73 Mustang would be at the top of my list. The AMT and MPC offerings are a little "long in the tooth". I'd also love to see a 70 / 71 Cyclone based on their excellent Torino. Some early 60's big Fords would be nice too, 61 through 64, especially a 61 Starliner.
  10. Dave Toups added a post in a topic TRULY RAREST OF THE RARE 1/25 MUSCLE CAR KITS OF ALL TIME   

    The Johan 69 Rebel and 68 Olds 442 are super rare kits. The MPC 68 Coronets, hardtop and convertible are pretty rare too.
     
  11. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Kenworth W-900 Wrecker   

    I just purchased mine today and it's missing an entire sprue of parts. Luckily I had an older Revell of Germany issue to compare it to. I sent a replacement request through Revell's online request form. Hopefully they'll send a replacement.
  12. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake - 3/13 Update - Finshed   

    A shot of Don McCain's "666" racing "El Cid". It looks like the El Cid has a different top in this photo. No wrap-around window. 

  13. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake - 3/13 Update - Finshed   

    Here's the Costilow & Larson car with the lettering as it ran back in the 60's I can't find a single photo from back then showing it lettered like it is now. It looks like the top on this is similar to the Motion 427 car. I wish someone would make Dragonsnake decals. Are you listening Steve DeVaux?

  14. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake - 3/13 Update - Finshed   

    Here's a pic I found of the Motion 289 car. You were right, they didn't run a top on it. Check out that crazy scoop! Kind of a half teardrop

  15. Dave Toups added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 '66 Sebring - 4/21 Finished   

    Looking great so far JC!