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Chuck Kourouklis

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  1. Model Factory Hiro discontinuing 1/24?

    Yeah, got a 250 TDF not long ago, VERY nice (at least till I try building the thing). Still up on the MFH website...
  2. Isn't it time....

    Nah, nah, nah, RULE BRITANNIA! Been deeply admiring Airfix's new-tool aircraft for a few years now, and I finally got hold of one of their recent 1/32 XK-Rs and liked it very much, found it nearly measures up to the warbirds. I'd VERY MUCH like to see a new riff from Airfix on a proper 1/24 D or E.
  3. Dick Landys 68 Charger

    You're RIGHT, Bill. They look fantastic. As does the rest of your model. *edit* - yeah, heck with it. Luc really came up with the best word, so I'll just repeat it.
  4. Man if I just had $12,000!

    Latest excuse to feel old? It's been TEN YEARS now since that Hase 250TR debuted. Might just be outta production indeed. As for the quarter-scale, I bet the printing resolution issues get shrunk a bit in comparison with the hugeness of the model. Ain't got no 12k for a model kit, but I gotta admire something pushes the envelope like this.
  5. Decanting spray paint

    I'm sorry, I thought a light touch on the button was a foregone conclusion no matter which of the legitimate techniques you use. For paints less volatile than your boily Tamiya varieties, I've even gotten away with spraying directly into my airbrush cup (usually on top of a drop or two of thinner) - not that I'd recommend such an approach.
  6. Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    Funny. I could'na given half a scat about a widebody Starion when they were current - but now that we're talking a new kit 3+ decades after the fact, I actually had a little Homer Simpson moan about not getting one. Nostalgia - ? R e a l l y ? Hmmph. Go figure.
  7. Decanting spray paint

    Just remember, everyone: NOTHING - N O T H I N G - that involves puncturing the can. Because hey, at least for the risk of a paint-bombed face and wall or two, you get a mandatory emptying of all the can's contents. Oh yes. Enough rocket surgeons suppose they know better than the warning on EVERY PRESSURIZED AEROSOL CAN that there actually had to be a discussion about this, once upon a time...
  8. Shizuoka Hobby Show 2018

    And if there's a collective sigh of relief anywhere, just add mine. Funky stuff! I'm in for just about all of it. 2018 Camry tickles my funnybone.
  9. Rereleased Chevy Impala SS

    While I can certainly sympathize with Ben's frustration about boxcovers - there was a really bad run when Racing Chumps was apparently taking any modified model a builder would send them and slapping it on the cover of an AMT box - I'm gonna call out and flatten ths false inconsistency between shrugging off boxcover deviations and harping on The Kit That Must Not Be Named. A near 10% deviation in roof height is something Ray Charles could detect from six feet under ground. To anyone who knows the subject, it looks just as badly botched as that first ProModeler '69 Charger. It is NOT a "tiny" problem.
  10. Dyno Don Funny car coming next year 2018

    Funny. Already have a M/K white one with the truck. I'll be getting this one exactly because it's molded in color.
  11. Just a few thoughts on scale

    It also goes back to a point I'm fond of making now and again: from imperial measurements of feet and inches, it's really 1/24 that makes more sense than 1/25. And yet the Imperial-based US system and the metric-calibrated EU and Asian markets have it exactly backwards. Guess Old Blighty is the only party truly consistent with its own measures in scaling...
  12. Hasegawa 1988 Isuzu Gemini (JT190) irmscher

    Kool! I been up nights wonderin' about this one too, but alas, them sujiborido polishing drums gotta come in 'fore I ship the latest from my private warehouse. Only gripe I got: Hase REALLY hasta get with the separate interior door panel program. Serve it on up, otherwise...
  13. 1913 Model T Speedster

    I'm on it soon as I see one. Far as plating goes, not sure what's worse - bare plastic or the plating the first couple versions of this tooling got. Just like the plating in Meng's F-350, that stuff waited for the first excuse to flake off in sheets, as if it would rather have been ANYWHERE than on that plastic. The one-piece radiator shell makes a mold seam inevitable around its perimeter, and for those of us who don't tolerate that sort of thing, coming up with your own brass finish was inevitable anyway. Molotow chrome followed by the right overcoat might be the answer.
  14. Toy fair 2018 news and pictures.

    lol, aalllMOST...
  15. Golden Commandos 1965 Plymouth

    Down to a front suspension molded webbed to the subframe, or a 40-year spread since the last Ford pickup kit? eh, perhaps. But I bet even the same designer would have recognized that a '66 Fairlane firewall don't cut it for a '65 Merc...