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Chuck Kourouklis

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  1. Awesome! I'll just hafta whet the ol' appetite with the ragtop in the meantime.
  2. Not gonna lie, that caught my eye immediately too, especially after such a nice job on the Nova. Still, gonna tip to the other side of "to buy or not to buy". Wouldn't mind more '64-'65 A-bodies at all.
  3. Yup. Or, putting straight pin segments into those holes so you have something more substantial to seat the vinyl tubing on? HATED those as a kid. Gave me FITS. These days I'd use the kit tubing as boots and find actual wire close as possible to 1/16.
  4. Pretty happy about the street SLC, VERY happy about the street M1. Cruiser, Rover and 190 look tasty too
  5. I'd bet Tamiya will follow with a non-ZG version soon thereafter. Got the full line of Tamiya Zs, and this'll be a nifty fill for the gap left up front. Then there's that new Z too...
  6. Understand perfectly why the Hirohata is so iconic and trendsetting. But Sam's apparent personal tastes - especially as compared to his brother's - were way more my speed. I'd take his basic green Merc over just about anything other than the Polynesian, and that Buick above shows the same simple elegance.
  7. Figures I built the Hase kit already - still pretty exciting to me. ? Not for nothin', this bein' a car website 'n all, but I'm digging that new 1/48 Phantom too...
  8. Oooh, that IS sweet! Always like to see a military kit manufacturer's take on a car, and judging from both the precision and the way the front quarters are broken down, there's clearly an expectation grown-ups will be building this one. Imho - and here's a rare qualification from me that this is indeed strictly an opinion - scale bigotry is simply immaterial. Long as it's accurate and detailed (and especially an early '40s Packard Clipper!), I'll take it. That machine has one of the most beautiful profiles ever stamped in steel. ?
  9. Okay, I think I'm understanding what you're after a bit more now. Revell does have a '12 Model T, but it's 1/16 and a pretty ancient tool of Japanese origin I believe - first got that kit in an Entex box in 1973, if memory serves. Still have a Minicraft reissue. Don't have color charts, but the scheme on this one is based on some research of restored Model Ts (and this is the roadster version of that 1/24 ICM 1910 kit, new as of 5 years ago):
  10. Now that I've recovered from the whole jumping-the-shark bit... ?? pretty impressed they went with all-new tooling this time! That engine bay detail rivals what took four separate parts in the '66 - really begs you to skip the fill plate and drop something in there. So yeah, I'll just file those A-pillars a little, have this now and the more detailed one later, please. ?️
  11. W?W. WAY more than I was expecting. This T2 has gone from "eh, okay" to must-have. Nice tractor, btw, Les!
  12. Little just-off-boiling water and some strategic bending fixed mine. Still 'n all...
  13. 'SPECIALLY not if you got a body warped like a pretzel. Good times. ?
  14. Thing is, I think they did. The way I recall the chrome trees from earlier previews gone since, there were two of them - one, with wheels, valve covers, maybe bumpers, parts common to both the roadster and coupe; and then the other, with parts specific to the coupe. The windshield frame was on that second coupe-specific tree, if I'm not mistaken.
  15. First thing to hit me was a bit thick around the A-pillars maybe. Easily fixed and really don't care. Very nice work, Mike!
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