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  1. robertw added a post in a topic 2014 CORVETTE   

    At least this kit is better then the promo of the same car. I wish they would supply water slide decals as well as the stick on vinyl that comes in the kit. I hope Revell does the conv as a full detail glue kit so that we can mix and match parts.
    BTW, strange little box but if you take the parts out you'll have to build it as I had a dickens of a time getting the parts back in the box !!
  2. robertw added a post in a topic modelhaus order   

    Ordered a full kit plus a half dozen assorted parts at the end of May and just got email notice at the end of last week that my order was in the mail. My original email said the order could take up to three months so I'm happy considering the quality of their products.
  3. robertw added a post in a topic Another local shop closes it's doors   

    I'll always buy at my LHS (s) before looking to the net even if it costs me more. What I might save by buying on a cheaper online source is often negated by the additional cost of shipping. I've already developed a good relationship with the new owner of my closest hobby shop (140 miles from me) and he's willing to do everything he can to get what I want no matter how unusual it is.
  4. robertw added a post in a topic Fiat Abarth   

    Nice build and a very sharp look for this, somewhat ugly, little car.
  5. robertw added a post in a topic Custom Vette   

    Looking good. Good idea to redo the suspension as built out of the box it sits way to high especially on the front end.
  6. robertw added a post in a topic 1937 Rolls Royce "shooting brake"   

    A Rolls Woodie now that is cleaver and coming from the land where they even made chassis out of wood it just seems so right.. Well done. old chap!
  7. robertw added a post in a topic Gimme 5 automotive subjects you'd like to see reissued by Round-2?   

    Yes Snake I know that the mpc & AMT molds have been modified but as I said I'll pretend to be living in a fantasy world where they could be restored to original release condition with correct seats, vents and hoods and extras.. I suspect that someday we will see the Sunbeam kit back since it was last released in the Blueprinter series (I believe in the early '90's). If that were to happen I'd like to see it come with the 4 cylinder that was in the Get Smart kit.
  8. robertw added a post in a topic Gimme 5 automotive subjects you'd like to see reissued by Round-2?   

    I'll play realizing full well that we're living in a fantasy world.

    1. mpc 1964 Corvette coupe (mpc's first corvette kit)
    2. AMT 1965 Corvette convertible
    3. Either the mpc or AMT 1966 corvette coupe
    4. Either the mpc or AMT 1973 Corvette convertible
    5. Either the AMT Sunbeam Alpine or Sunbeam Tiger (had to throw this is just in case you thought there was a trend developing here)
  9. robertw added a post in a topic Hobbytown USA in Pineville NC   

    I'm sorry for those communities of modellers who see to be more steadily losing their LHS and I cross my fingers that the trend doesn't come to my part of western Canada. For a million people we have two full service hobby shops both of which have recently changed hands but are clearly in the hands of owners who care for the hobby. We also have three other part time hobby shops that carry fairly good stock or are willing to order whatever we want. We have to pay more then what shops in the US charge but I'll just buy a little less for the sake of helping to support a shop that wants to provide athis service. Paint is also difficult to obtain my mail here so having a couple of shops who between them carry at least a half dozen brands of paint is another reason I'm more then willing to pay a little more for the kits. Besides when on a good year I only build a half dozen models spending a little extra is not going to break the bank.
  10. robertw added a post in a topic "Our ride starts when yours ends"   

    One very special model. Your attention to detail is most impressive. Thanks for sharing the step by step of this unique build. It should be an inspiration to all of us who visit this forum.
  11. robertw added a post in a topic We got a House!   

    True, but the hobby room is the most important room!
  12. robertw added a post in a topic Porsche 944 (old Repost)   

    These pale blues seem to be making a comeback in the 1 to1 world and it looks good on your 944. I prefer the look of the convertible 944 but also have your kit of the coupe available for a future build. It's a nice kit with everything going together well. Even the semi curbside engine compartment looks good with a little bit of detailing.
  13. robertw added a post in a topic My Sevens   

    What will be your next challenge.....building one blindfolded? Excellent work, they are all models to be proud of.
  14. robertw added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Gullwing   

    Will watch closely how things go on your build. My LHS special ordered this kit in for me but I won't be getting into the city for a few weeks to pick it up.
  15. robertw added a post in a topic how do you find specific aftermarket stuff?   

    Being in western Canada it is more difficult to find the aftermarket stuff then to hear about its existence. Boards like this introduce us to the product but getting it is a bigger problem. Our shops don't carry it, not even basic stuff like MCG or Detail Master, ordering from the states can be expensive and very slow and we don't have the big model shows where vendors show up to clean out our willing wallets. Even getting the factory correct paint is nearly impossible since it can't be shipped by air and some of the paint makers won't even ship to Canada. I'll occasionally put in a big order somewhere but it's usually for a wide range of generic items rather then for a specific subject.

    The hobby can still be enjoyed whether the modeller has all the extras or not and after nearly 50 years of modelling I'm still enjoying what I can do with what I can get.