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  1. Danno added a post in a topic Revell 57 Del Rio Cop parts ?   

    No prob;  glad to help, Alan.  
    I was disappointed that such an outstanding kit had such comic-book 'cop car parts,' but that seems to be par for the course.  
  2. Danno added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Are you hooked on Phonix, Patrick?   
  3. Danno added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    SOUTHWEST NATIONALS - GoodGuys - 11/20 - 11/22
    GoodGuys 18th Annual SOUTHWEST NATIONALS Model Car and Pedal Car Contest
    Arizona's Best and Longest-Running Model Car Contest!
    Friday, November 20, 2015 - 8am to 5pmSaturday, November 21, 2015 - 8am to 5pmSunday, November 22, 2015 - 8am to 3pmNo Registration Fee for Entering the Model Car / Pedal Car Contest!
    NNL-Style Peoples' Choice Balloting for All Awards - Entrants, Participants, and Spectators Vote for the Top 12 + Peoples' Choice Awards
    Best of Show and Best Junior Awards
    Free Admission to Entire Event on Sunday for all Entrants
    Free Admission to Entire Event 2 Days if 10 or More Models are Entered *
    * Contact Show Director Dan Baker prior to Paying Admission at Gate; goodazguy@cox.net or 480-540-3608 on Registration Day.
    Free Make-N-Take for Children Under 12 on Saturday (1 pm) and Sunday (11 am) - Sponsored by Revell
    Hundreds of Top-Quality Entries - Thousands of Spectators - Nearly 3,000 1:1 Scale Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars, Collector Cars on Display
    > > > Arizona's Premier Event for Car-Guys and Car-Guyettes! < < < 
    WestWorld of Scottsdale
    16601 North Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
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  4. Danno added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Wow, Harry.  You REALLY are having a bad time!
    Didn't you notice that little scam of theirs when you signed up?  You know, it was right there . . .  on line 4,583 of the User Agreement you electronically signed after you scanned through it.  
    They COUNT on no one ever taking time and trouble to read those "agreements."
    Seriously, my sincerest sympathies for the lousy year you've been having.  Hope it just keeps getting better and better!  
  5. Danno added a post in a topic 1971 Ford F350 Dump   

    Great job.
  6. Danno added a post in a topic Hey ! I think I'M Back to my old self   

    Being back in your old self . . . is that a good thing?   
    Just kidding, you know.  
  7. Danno added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Dittos, Pete!
  8. Danno added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Here's what the R2 website says:
    Item No: HL123
    Release Date: June 2015
    Lindberg re-introduces its line of Crown Victoria models with a new spin and an added bonus! These well-engineered and detailed kits come completely pre-painted and come with new decal options to decorate in several fun schemes ranging from asylum security to mall security cars and more. On top of this great model, a stunning display case is included to showcase the finished model. The case is suitable for use with any 1/24 or 1/25 automobile model. The case is crystal clear and features a chrome diamond plate base.
    Scale: 1/25Skill Level: 2 (ages 10 and up)Glue assemblyFord Crown Victoria model assembles easilyIncludes full display baseIncludes fun new decal optionsKit is injected in color and comes with a pre-painted body
  9. Danno added a post in a topic Revell 57 Del Rio Cop parts ?   

    Sadly, just like the sedan kit, the 'cop car parts' are quite deficient . . . other than the beacon.  
    The beacon is a good representation of a Federal Beacon Ray.  Best of all, the station wagon kit has a decal to replicate the Federal label that was prominent on the front of Beacon Rays.  Better still, there are a couple of extras - - so, you can use them to retro-fit other beacons like the ones in the sedan kit, etc.
    But, the radio unit is still over-sized (too large for scale), and there is still no speaker unit for it.  The "spotlight" is a heavy-handed pedestal light.  And, the siren is badly done, with its pedestal mounted to the turbine shroud rather than to the motor housing.  
    Curiously, there is no 50's style whip antenna, but there is a 60's style antenna mast.  
    Ah, well.  Close, but no cigar.
  10. Danno added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Trunk Monkey.
  11. Danno added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    Whew!    I thought you were calling me a monkey!   
  12. Danno added a post in a topic Lindberg Crown Victoria? New Or Reissue?   

    There's been no indication that Round2 would tool anything new, let alone another old Crown Vic (what with all the Lindberg reissues and the new tool Revell snapper), let alone market it under the Lindberg name.
    The safe bet is that this 'security car' is another reissue of the old '96-'97 Crown Vic from yesteryear.
  13. Danno added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    A  Moebius-quality detailed '53-'54 Studebaker Champion/Commander pillar coupe (like the Miss Deal body) would be a winner.  To milk the investment from the mold, it could later be produced as a '55-'57 Champion/Commander coupe, Starlite HT, Sport, then morph into the Hawk series (Hawk, Silver Hawk, Golden Hawk) in its various forms from '58 - '62.  Great cars, great variations, great multiple issues ~ not even counting the stock, custom, gasser, variations. 
    If they do it, I'll go broke!   
    PS:  Even the screwball '58 Packard 'catfish' that was based on the Loewy coupe platform.
  14. Danno added a post in a topic History is made - Three of the top four winners of the Dodge/Car Model Magazine/MPC Funny Car Contest Exhibited Together for the First Time Ever   

    Me, too.  He's always been an icon of the hobby!
    I was blown away several years ago when my good friend (the late) Andy Kallen introduced me to Jim.  The three of us chatted for a few hours.  What a fascinating guy with what would pass for an encyclopedic photographic memory!  
    I was even more surprised a couple of times over the years since when Jim has recognized me and chatted up like we were long, lost friends!  Never misses a beat.
    What a guy.
  15. Danno added a post in a topic First Detailed Look and Kit Commentary - new Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    It is amazing - the number of nicely built models that show up on the contest tables with wheel/tire misfit issues like the example at right.  Instantly kills the "accurate" replication of a vehicle and makes an otherwise fine model look toyish.