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#1 model citizen

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    John Skelton

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  1. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Reminds me of the Soul Train!
  2. Wal-Mart model car boxes

    '41 Ford woody also came in Blue
  3. Wal-Mart model car boxes

    There were quite a number of prepainted/pre-decorated kits issued. Many were issued in different colors, too. You can add to the list: '57 Chrysler - Dk green, Black '58 Edsel - Black/red, (?) '58 Plymouth - Red w/white roof '71 Charger - Green '71 Duster - Green These kits don't seem to have much value, often selling for less than the unpainted versions, however I have built a few & must say I was impressed detail painted wheel covers. I could never hand paint fine details that precise. Its a shame these kits were not well received. I too worked on one while stuck in the hospital where you can't paint and I can think of many other situations where you can't paint. I would think these kits would be less intimidating to novice modelers, too.
  4. Wal-Mart model car boxes

    A few days ago I was comparing prices of of the various issues of the AMT '53 Studebaker in the Directory of Model Car Kits. The issue released around the same time & featured the same model on the box top as the WalMart listed for $24. The WalMart issue listed for $12. I compared the 2 issues & they are identical. Looking further into this, the Directory has a section listing all WalMart issued kits & all listed for $12. (Prepainted kits were not included in this section but are listed with the standard issues) If these prices are any indicator, You could save some bucks if you don't mind the checkerboard.
  5. 1925 dodge - DONE

    Great job! Looks fantastic!
  6. Modelhaus Inventory Sale!!!!

    I never even got to see the list. I got online around 10:30 am DST yesterday & all that came up was the same website closed message that's been up for 2 yrs now. I did receive my last order from them earlier this month, however. I wish them a great retirement.
  7. Brushes

    I have always preferred sable brushes & have shied away from synthetics. However the last time I looked at HL they seemed to have almost exclusively synthetic & synthetic blend brushes. Admittedly I have not bought brushes in decades (having stocked up during a close out) so maybe the synthetic & synthetic blend brushes are the way to go these days. I also have a silver fox brush that is one of my favorites.
  8. Sealed or open?

    I like to look inside the box, old or new, for the reasons already already mentioned, but mostly I like to look at the parts & instructions! I open all my kits this way, only I usually cut all 4 sides & discard the shrink wrap bottom. This way the box is protected from "shelf wear"...
  9. Model car related abbreviation?

    NOS - new old stock OEM - original equipment manufacture
  10. Model car related abbreviation?

    ROTFL rolling on the floor laughing
  11. What Pleased You Today!

    It must have been hard to "ford" the creeks in a Chevy If it was me I would "dodge" them all!
  12. Lumpy's 40 Ford

    Ditto. Thanks for posting the episode, Joe!
  13. Lumpy's 40 Ford

    Since Chrysler Corp furnished the cars for most of the series, its odd that neither Wally or Lumpy had a MoPar. I guess like most teens they had have something different, I'm sure they'll learn better. My favorite episode was when Eddie & Wally chained Lumpy's car & the axle came off when Lumpy took off.
  14. Lumpy's 40 Ford

    Just what is Wally's car? I only remember him with a junk early '50's Chevy convertible.
  15. Even tho they don't show, its much more realistic than draping the wiring over the valve covers. I don't much care for the look of most "wired" engines as they just don't look right with the wires draped over valve covers, and often the wire looks too thick for the scale, at least to my eye. Your engine looks very real the way you did it. Very nice!