Chuck Kourouklis

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  1. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Tamiya Announcement - 2016 Mazda Roadster (MX-5)   

    Thumbzup here.
  2. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Gentlemen. The WHOLE PREMISE of the test is for rivet-counters to pick nits on an actual 1:1 car posing as a model. BY DEFINITION, they'd HAVE TO BE MISTAKEN to do so. And the behavior forecast for this photo test would have far greater credibility if more rivet counters had a track record of being mistaken in what they observe of models.
    So these nits would get picked based on a follow-the leader suggestion, then, and sod all comparative analysis?  Alright, and I suppose there's a pattern of behavior in the discussions around here to support that notion?
    Cool ain't the word for it. It's BEAUTIFUL, Del. I am so ACHING for something like this to happen, perhaps to an extent you might not believe.  Oh yes, you can bet it'd be quite the social experiment.  
    And if somebody finds a way to set such a thing up, I just might.  On the order of 5 to 1, say.
     
  3. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Yeah, about fools - 
    Okay.  So in order for this little test to have any basis in reality, it's really most advantageous to you if "rivet counters" have a pretty consistent track record of being WRONG about the errors they point out - otherwise, how likely are they to be mistaken in your 1:1 photo test?
    So I guess you all have this whole litany of rivet counter mistakes to lift your test scenario out of a fond little fever dream. Right?
  4. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    YES, actually, I'd be very interested in an experiment like that too.
    I think the backfire on the anti-rivet counter types would be hysterical.
  5. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    The RPP stunt with the Del Rio got me good 'n ready for this kit.  Made sure to request one get set aside on what I thought was an early date - and nope, two of 'em had gone already.  Nabbed the last just in time.
    Prob'ly gonna put in special orders from here out.
  6. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    Actually, I ain't fer sure that it's in stock - thought I saw words to that effect in my billing email, but I can't find that confirmation after looking again.
    But I do know that I plowed through, placed my back-order, and immediately got billed.
  7. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    HAH!  Guess what - got billed for mine too.  Seems like it's magically in stock now.
  8. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    Yeah, lemme pile my thanks on with everyone else, Tim.  That's a little beaut.
  9. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    Goody gumdrops.
    Since I have a standing PW at HLJ, I put in for a back order - hoping it might come with the Mosquito in September and not the Sesto in December.
    This'n's a mandate for moi, and I was mightily ticked to see an order stop practically soon as it was listed. Maybe shoulda gone with Search this time.
  10. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic First Detailed Look and Kit Commentary - new Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    HUH.
    Well we see now what might justify that finned tranny pan, anyway; and as such, I ain't got a huge problem with Moebius leaving us to file it smooth.
    Ain't having much problem at all with the street car, actually.  Its design, engraving, and execution are more than enough to compensate for that slight windshield crown and those funky vent wings, far as I'm concerned. In fact - possibly excepting Revell's '68/'69 Charger once they corrected it - I think this model easily has the measure of any other Chrysler B-body kit engineered in the last 30 years.
  11. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Plymouth Satellite news   

    I'd look a little sooner at the P/L Coronet greenhouse than at the Lindberg '64's - that latter is pretty sweet to build, but it has its own pretty obvious accuracy issues (a beltline kink at the C-pillars? Really?)
    In fairness, even with its quirks, the Moebius kit really appears to be the best recently-tooled stab at a Chrysler B-body of this vintage.  There's some nice design and engineering here - really admire the sharpness of the tires, the treatment of the headlights, front grille, and supporting sheetmetal; the general interface between floor pan, interior and body shell - and the inaccuracies are such that they shouldn't take a huge amount of effort to fix. 
    Should we have to? Y'all know where I stand on that.  But in relative terms, for the resources Moebius has available to them, their auto kits are definitely trending in the right direction if this Satellite is any indication.  Really looking forward to the promised drag versions.
  12. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    That'd certainly make the the most sense to me - I just thought I heard word 'round the campfire here how difficult GM was being about sharing that stuff.
  13. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    I'm just STOKED that they're actually going LIDAR now.  Can't wait to see how that turns out.
    They claim on the website that the '14 'Vette body is "computer designed".  Wonder if that's what they mean...
  14. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Is there a difference in Revell Ferrari 458 kits?   

    General footnote -
    'Member the Fujimi and Revell 430s, where the Japanese kit wiped the floor with the German one and then Fujimi's Scuderia trounced them both?
    Yeah... NO, this time around.  One might swipe the wheel and tire package from the Fujimi kit, but Revell's 458 is otherwise far more complete all-'round.  If you can find a US version intact, it should come in all-white plastic instead of white & gray as in the RoG.  That and some decal variations are probably the chief differences between the two Revell boxings, and maybe price - usually cheaper stateside for the US version, depending on the vendor.