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tim boyd

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  1. tim boyd added a post in a topic 2017 Rolling Sculpture ....   

    ...and it created a lot of comments from the onlookers.  I presume this was a recent import as the new ones were not sold here IIRC.  
  2. tim boyd added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    2017 Rolling Sculpture ....
    Roughly 60 pictures from this annual July Friday evening show in Downtown Ann Arbor Michigan. In keeping with its host community, the show includes both way cool and way eccentric automotive topics.
    By far the highlight for me was this 1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 340, painted in the exclusive for that model (early in the model year) R4 Bright Red. Get this....wearing original paint and unrestored. Wow!!!
    Enjoy the pix and thanks for looking....TIM

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  3. tim boyd added a post in a topic Calling all MOPAR guys! I've got some eye candy for you! Chryslers at Carlisle!   

    Thanks Bill for all the pix.....TIM
  4. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    What James said.  Revell is working on returning both kits to the market....so personally I would expect to see the Coupe kit return shortly after the roadster production run  
    I too hope for some further derivatives of this kit tooling....although I suspect that they are several years away from  coming to fruition.  One that would relatively easy would be a '27 T Roadster body for the Z'ed A frame in the kit.....with both a turtledeck and pickup bed option.  (If you go back and look at the '26/'27 T hot rods in the 1960's mags..they often ran Z'ed Model A frames...). 
    TIM  
  5. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Copy of my comments on another thread (about the 2017 Goodguys show....) that also seem relevant for this thread....
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    I had provided a list of future kit topics to Revell ten years ago at their request.....and it included the Bumpside ('67-72) F-Series trucks.....and we finally got those, courtesy of Moebius.   I've also suggested the '57 F100 ( a great unsung hero of the pickup world), and if done the way Moebius did their Bumpsides, it could easily support 1958-1960 Effies.  Further, I would love to see the Unibody F-100's ('61-63) in a new kit, preferably a SWB one this time.. (see current issue of the other mag for a piece on the AMT  LWB Unibody annual kit series).   Finally, a '67/'68 C-10 (preferred in the hot rod world these days for the swoopier hood than on the '69 and later Chevs....and never available in kit form past the original AMT and MPC annuals of 1967 and 1968, respectively), all seem like obvious choices to me.  
    Then there's the current Aluminum Body F-Series....now on track to sell 800,000 or more this year alone (well more than twice the volume of the best selling car in America this year).  One would have to think a current kit of that (either the F150 or the all-new Super Duty) - even if done in simplified form like the first Raptor kit - would be a worthy subject of kit development.  
    And digressing a moment to cars....it is beyond description that we don't have a full detail kit of the S550 generation Mustang.  It is now sold in most markets around the world, and this year also became the single best selling sports car in the world!  And there's no market for a full detail kit?  Hogwash.  It would truly be a shame if a full detail kit of this Mustang doesn't come to fruition from Revell, Round 2, or Moebius.  Because if they don't, one of the Asian kitmakers probably will, either now or later.  
    TIM  
     
     
  6. tim boyd added a post in a topic 600 cars and trucks from the 2017 Goodguys Nationals   

    Mike.....yeah, I kind of agree with you here. 
    I had provided a list of future kit topics to Revell ten years ago.....and it included the Bumpside ('67-72) F-Series trucks.....and we finally got those, courtesy of Moebius.   I've also suggested the '57 F100 ( a great unsung hero of the pickup world), and if done the way Moebius did their Bumpsides, it could easily support 1958-1960 Effies.  Further, I would love to see the Unibody F-100's ('61-63) in a new kit, preferably a SWB one this time.. (see current issue of the other mag for a piece on the AMT  LWB Unibody annual kit series).   Finally, a '67/'68 C-10 (preferred in the hot rod world these days for the swoopier hood than on the '69 and later Chevs....and never available in kit form past the original AMT and MPC annuals of 1967 and 1968, respectively), all seem like obvious choices to me.  
    Then there's the current Aluminum Body F-Series....now on track to sell 800,000 or more this year alone (well more than twice the volume of the best selling car in America this year).  One would have to think a current kit of that - even if done in simplified from like the first Raptor kit - would be a worthy subject of kit development.  
    And digressing a moment to cars....it is beyond description that we don't have a full detail kit of the S550 generation Mustang.  It is now the best selling sports car in the world!  And there's no market for a full detail kit?  Hogwash.  It would truly be a shame if a full detail kit of this Mustang doesn't come to fruition from Revell, Round 2, or Moebius.  Because if they don't, one of the Asian kitmakers probably will, either now or later.  
    TIM  
  7. tim boyd added a post in a topic 600 cars and trucks from the 2017 Goodguys Nationals   

    All.....thanks for your feedback.....TIM
  8. tim boyd added a topic in General   

    For those that like hot rod and truck shows....
    ...be sure to checkout the coverage of the 2017 Goodguys Nats in Columbus, Ohio.  See links posted in the "1/1 scale car reference photos" and "1/1 scale truck reference photos" section of the forum....TIM 
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  9. tim boyd added a topic in 1:1 Truck Reference Pictures   

    600 truck and car pix from the 2017 Goodguys Nationals at Columbus....
    Here's the link,,,
    And here is but one of the many pickups, suvs, car-pickups, et al that were seen at the event....just one of the several 1970-66 Suburbans that showed up this  year.   Thanks for looking....TIM
      
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  10. tim boyd added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    600 cars and trucks from the 2017 Goodguys Nationals
    Yours to enjoy.....thanks for looking.  TIM
    Here's the link....
    And here's one of the cars.... a VW bug chopped and setup with a mid-engine Buick Nailhead V8 (the valve cover lettering reads "Berlin Buick"...  
     
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  11. tim boyd added a post in a topic OK, Revell's giving us another crack at the '30 coupe soon   

    For anyone who wants to build a '28/'29 Five Window Coupe, this folder has a bunch of detail photos of 1/1's that show the info you need for a conversions.....TIM 
     
    http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/correcting-or-kitba/192829-model-a-coupe/
  12. tim boyd added a post in a topic Scale Pleasure Craft! Where are they?   

    Knowing that many of you do not look at the magazine...still wanted to mention (for those of you that do) that there was a fairly extensive 1/25th scale boat kit history article in MCM back around 2007 or so....I'm pretty sure it's still available via the back issue department.....TIM 
  13. tim boyd added a post in a topic OK, Revell's giving us another crack at the '30 coupe soon   

    Guys....Art is right on this one.  It's not that Revell is against stock-only pre-WW II new tooling, it's simply that they have to commit to projects that will sell in adequate volume to cover the investment and eventually get a modest return on their investment.   Hot Rod themed model kits have a much broader market appeal today than 100% showroom stock versions, and the buyers of these hot rod kits generally demand accuracy that cannot be achieved budget-wise with the volume of kit parts that would also be required to support a completely stock-only kit version. 
    Like many of you, I am hopeful that eventually Revell will be able to do additional versions of the new Model A tool.  Personally, I would love to see a '26-'27 T Turtledeck body to go with the channeled, "Z'ed" frame parts in the existing tool.  I'm not the only one who has proposed this idea to Revell, either, and I recall from other threads on this Forum that many of you have suggested this as well. 
    But for now and the near future, we need to give Revell time to get the original two Model A hot rod kits back on the market, and (hopefully) enjoy the resulting sales success that will justify/support the investment for future derivatives of this kit (and the '32 Ford and Rat Roaster tools, too).   TIM 
  14. tim boyd added a post in a topic Update on Revell Model A Coupe and Roadster kits   

    They are continuing to work on the reissue(s).  No insider (or external) info on the timing, though, beyond what they said in the initial announcement about the reissues.  
     TIM
  15. tim boyd added a post in a topic AMT Cal Drag Combo   

    Ron.....great progress and cool photos, too.
    If anyone else is interested in a C800 transporter and trailer project, this general topic was covered in a two-parter article in Model Cars mag about three years ago.  It's not a specific replica like Ron's, but gives you some additional detail on building the base C800 kit and some of the detailing and final assembly.   TIM