Chuck Kourouklis

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  1. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Tamiya at 2016 Nuremburg Toy Fair   

    Got a couple of the 1/16 288s, pretty nice aside from the wrong-sized Pirelli/wheel combo.  Love the EM-series 1/24.
    But a kit developed from this tooling?



    Oh, that'd be something else ENTIRELY.
  2. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Factory assembled Tamiya 300SL   

    Oh yeah.  Decaling that LaFerrari is all c.f.
    Then there's the carbon fiber…

  3. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell AG McLaren 570s   

    We're so overdue for just about any streetable McLaren with a bit of detail, I'm stoked any which way.  Happens that I like the look of the 570 best, though, so aces!
  4. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Heller 1/24 Talbot-Lago 4L5 Grand Prix   

    Was just thinking the Merit looks serviceable, but yeah, I can get with that Heller.
  5. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Heller 1/24 Talbot-Lago 4L5 Grand Prix   

    Excellent, and thank you, Christian.
    I wanna get after a number of these, actually.  There are a few vintage Heller subjects I'd like to get after, like the Delahaye, Talbot Lago street car, Delage, and the Bugatti T50.  Figures the E-Types are all around after I got a few off online auctions.
  6. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic First look - Production version Moebius 65 Plymouth Belvedere Sedan   

    Yeah, sorry.  With Duff on this one. Just what can't be solved with a straight parts-swapping from the Satellite, just like Steve said?
    You don't even need to be one o' them Nobel Laureate "REEEEAAAL MODELERS" to accomplish something that bone-headed.
  7. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

     
    Guess a bit of this may have to do with what exactly is going on with those struts.  This is apparently from a different design team, but I can tell you the damped and spring-loaded hinges of the Aventador prop some beefy die cast door skins up pretty well.
  8. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    OH, so the Lawman's back on track?  And we have a 2016 Camaro on the way?
    Alrighty then!  Thanks for letting Nuremberg know. 
  9. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    ^^
    Li'l curious myself.
  10. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    Seams or no seams, I'm ALL over it. Got my preorder in with scaleautoworks.com as of a couple days ago.
  11. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    No, Casey, don't think the instructions are mistaken on the heads and valve covers.  The pieces look very deliberately depicted that way, and they aren't the only differences between exploded plan instruction sheet. Total parts count in the plan is 72; in the kit, it's apparently 91.
    It seems we've gained a bunch of separate lenses up front, reflectors for the side view mirrors, a separate brake booster and another segment in the exhaust, axle pins, a steering column, front quarter cladding, and some other separate under-hood ancillary in trade for those separate valve covers.
    Backwards and forwards become a little more relative this way in the big picture, but parts counts in the 90s - low 100s for a level 3 of 5 make a certain sort of sense.
    Now as for the scale: in a flyer that takes care to differentiate the 1/24 of the Duallie and the Chevy SS stock cars, I find it highly unlikely the Olds is misprinted as a 1/25. For what must be easily my seventh or eighth time pointing this out online, history is littered with examples of different-scale offerings from a root set of masters between Revell and Monogram - 1/12 Camaros and '57 Bel Airs down to 1/25, 1/24 '70 Mustangs to 1/25 '69s, 1/24 '64 GTO chassis to 1/25 Chevelle, 1/24 '87 street/Glidden Thunderbird to 1/25 Matt & Debbie Hay T-Bird, et cetera et cetera ad nauseam infinitumque.   
    Revell knows its audience at least this well: a misplaced exhaust port here and a 10% roof chop on a supposed factory car there can make it out the door not only with relative sales impunity, but also with a built-in squad of loyalists ready to lynch anyone who dares breathe word of those flaws.  But venture even to dream of a new non-NASCAR kit in 1/24 instead of God's Own Decreed 1/25, and there will be pitchforks, torches, and maybe even a little brain-eating at the door in Elk Grove Village.  
    So 10:1, anyone here, just about any amount, that the new 4-4-2 WILL not only be listed 1/25 on the box, but also noticeably, verifiably smaller than the comparable Monogram SS or GN in practice, I promise you, could we just PUT THAT TO REST, pretty please with body-painted Sports Illustrated girls on top.
  12. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell AG Mercedes AMG GT   

    Hmm. Skill 3, but 95 parts.  Maybe we aren't looking at snappers after all...
  13. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    That hasn't been Pocher's m o so far and there's nothing in the product description to indicate they're going to go by installments.  One U S dealer has started preorders on it as if it's a single contained unit.
    I suppose there's nothing to prohibit Pocher adopting the subscription model if they decided it was viable, though...
  14. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    NOTHING DIRECTED AT YOU, Skip.
    What I meant was, now that the model has debuted with a build diary on the US ModelSpace site, I hope that's because there's a plan in place to sell it in the U S and NOT leave us all high and dry after the tease.
    It's cool.  We're all just a bunch o' li'l Fonzies here. All reined in, so to speak.
  15. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    Well, I really hope there ain't any knob-blockery goin' on for the US market on that model, 'cause a build diary spontaneously appeared on the US forum:
    The Big 500