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Rat Roaster

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  1. USPS Rant

    Or maybe the kid made that part up rather than admit he boogered up the simple task you gave him to be there for delivery.
  2. My 1970 Buick GS455

    A well-tuned and properly geared 1970 Gran Sport Stage 1 with a 400 Turbo should give the 1970 LS6 a scare at the drags. 510 foot-pounds of frame twisting torque.
  3. Hubley Metal 32 Chevy.

    There is a kit that is not for anyone afflicted with adult ADD Looking forward to seeing more 'cause this ADD boy is considering the 1932 Chevrolet Phaeton.
  4. Salvinos JR Monte Carlo

    Okay, the opera windows look dangerously small and a little out of position. That said, they would both make fine models if printed on 100# card stock with fold lines and tabs added.
  5. This is the MPC 1969 Charger Daytona, the very first one, cobbled from the 1970 Charger R/T mold. After MPC customized the '70 Charger annual into the '69 Daytona they still kept the 1970 R/T front seats and the R/T doors with the reversed scoops. That just won't do these days. That's why Dukes Chargers exist - to give up their doors! Someone (nameless) shaved the wheelhouse lips off and worked them down to flush. Hoping that whoever carved those lips into the mold forgives me. Bobby Isaac drove this car. Wanna see something trippy? Read up on how Bobby quit racing. On the other half of the bench we see the MPC 1968-1974 Corvette chassis. Since the movable lower control arms were changed to fixed control arms for 1975 and after, the only way to have that feature any more is to capture an original 1968-74 chassis. Finding a chassis isn't so hard but finding one that isn't permanently altered with glue is. Beggars can't be choosers and this beggar is gonna carve the excess and rock-hard glue off these (primered today to show the blind man where to carve) chassis and also make one more chassis from 2 that were gluebombed (thankfully) at opposite ends. See the gap in the joint on the one side of the chassis sitting on the blue box? Not to worry! The other side was glued today to the correct length and when it sets up our intrepid glue slinger will fashion a proper plastic shim to slide into the gap and bring that side into the correct length. Plans already afoot to pin that joint with some round .060" styrene. That is all! Have a good week!
  6. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Bravo! Just look at the ex-modelers here who can't even follow this thread
  7. Revell '68 Corvette Roadster 2'n1

    Well then, you looked at the instructions so you would know. You may want to consider buzzing that thinned area out before final paint in order to avoid chipping the paint while buzzing it out. Carry on!
  8. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Sears/Kmart is failing. All their employees will soon be out of a job. Shouldn't you be doing something to prevent this?
  9. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Um.........................................................................................................................................................who cares?
  10. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    They could've designed the body to take the MPC Pepsi Laguna glass and everything else in that kit. Then had Round 2 run them 3000 shots of the Laguna kit minus the body and produced their body themselves and been further ahead in more ways than one. Hell, they coulda 3D scanned the trees from the Laguna kit, copied them into a mold, and been further ahead. LOL
  11. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Some people seem to take the stance that people with hobby budgets should 'support' a new player in the model car field by throwing away their money on a kit they will never build and keep throwing away their money until the quality improves to the point where a kit becomes acceptable and reasonably buildable. If that is the business plan for this company then maybe they should've started out by soliciting charitable contributions via GoFundMe or other crowd sourcing means. That way, people who wanted to donate to this company could do so without any expectation of getting something of value in return. BTW, I already have my preferred charities to support as well as a few of those charming '70s MPC Stock Cars so include me out.
  12. Landy B/MP 69 Charger

    I like that. Wonder if i can talk Dick out of the keys for about 30 minutes? Just enough time to burn up a tank of good gas.
  13. Revell '68 Corvette Roadster 2'n1

    Well, i was messing around with a few examples of this kit (1968 L/88) today and then just found this thread. While looking at mine it became apparent that the body was designed for optional 1969 side exhausts because the tail panel has no cutouts for the 1968 exhaust tips. I didn't look at the instructions but i did see treed chromed tailpipe extensions and also chromed semi-circular bezels that go into the tail panel for the exhaust tips. So i looked at the box art model and sure enough, there were no cutouts in that tail panel and no tailpipe extensions. The exhaust system on the box art model dead-ended without poking through the tail panel like it should have. My Revell 1968 Corvettes all DID have the correct 1968 backup lights below the bumper, though. Backup lights that were moved to the red lenses for 1969.
  14. These have been bagged in solitary confinement for years. They deserve a measure of freedom. The pieces in the bottom row will NOT fit into an AMT Firestone Supreme. The others will. A couple in the top row will fall through a Firestone Supreme. Some are singles, pairs, triplets and quads. The set marked 44 is new and has big axle holes like on the AMT 1963 Impala later reissues. Will trade for partial decal sheet from Revell 1968 Dodge Charger or AMT Dirty Donny's 1970 Super Bee Pro Street. and/or the 4-into-1 Hemi headers from the Revell 1968 Charger or the 1968 Hemi Dart.
  15. Thank You for the clarification, Doc. Much appreciated.