Chuck Kourouklis

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  1. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Didn't promise perfection, now, just something that looks a li'l more like it than the Moebius piece - which it does, faint as such praise may be.

    Less work to correct, anyway.
  2. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Yup.  Been around the virtual block a few times, ain't found no 1:1 '65 matches the Moebius firewall so far.
    Did find one kit part that looks a li'l more like the 1:1 piece, though (and oh, y'all 're gonna LOVE this)-

    Yes, Virginia, there's actually a use for your Trumpeter Falcon kit.  Welded braces, too!
  3. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Point taken, Tim, but the non-factual "facts" tend to work themselves out pretty neatly, don't they?
    And I gotta say, the notion of a 7-point distributor for the '30A prob'ly wouldn'ta gained much traction if another 7-point distributor hadn't actually made it to production beforehand.  Meantime, the Kit That Must Not Be Named didn't get any less hacked-up from photo preview to HS shelf, now, did it?  I'll stop bringing that one up when others stop pretending history isn't littered with examples like these to justify the controversy.
    So here we come right back to regurgitating arguments I've had pretty comprehensively flattened at the link below. For over three years now.
    We talk of people "getting hurt" by these discussions as if that's a granted fact, when really, the only ones who seem to be "getting hurt" are those who take it upon themselves to get all uptight about these discussions in the first place!  I'm sure manufacturers previewing their wares find it a little frustrating, particularly when they've noted the problems themselves and had to let them pass because development cycles and budgets have gotten out of hand - but the new product KEEPS COMING, doesn't it?  So WHO EXACTLY is "getting hurt" again?
    In the end, it all comes right back to one car modeler trying to dictate insanely arbitrary standards to the other about what is and is not appropriate to discuss among observations that are ultimately topical - whether he likes it or not.
  4. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Scott.
    The question cuts straight back to you: Is it talking about this problem that big a deal? Come on, man. Discussing a kit's deviations from the subject is a major part of what these forums are all about. It's legitimate to discuss. That's a hard fact, and it's not going away no matter who rails against it.
    Seems to be a small problem, I've duly noted it, and I appreciate it being mentioned.  Will probably do my own follow-up research.  Won't stop me from snatching up a few of these, either.
  5. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Yup.  This was THE thing for Moebius to do.  Looks stupid kool.
    Bring us an A/FX (or similar) variation on the '65 Comet, and we're golden...
  6. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Actually, it's a little worse even than all that - Revell has in its own inventory tires from the '77 Smokey & The Bandit Firebird, a generic Eagle-flavored radial that's perhaps a jot narrow but otherwise much better-suited for this model, if only the wheels were tooled for 'em - they're just a bit loose, but they'll also work if you're willing either to trash the Firebird kit or find other rubber for it. 
    Then again, Chief Joe's got good wares.  Might even be able to dial 'em in exactly for the Olds, huh?
    Firebird tires woulda been a much less jarring in-box solution than the bias-plies, but what do I know - I'm just a consumer.
  7. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Does indeed come with the 'Cuda bias-plies.  Moebius '65 Belvedere tires actually look like new tires that might be found on one of these, so I'm wondering about a straight swap - Polyglas GTs will be a little less anachronistic on the Belvedere and they're only a tiny bit large for the wheels. Moebius radials should be good and snug on the Olds.
  8. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic A Detailed Preview of Revell's Upcoming '30A Chopped Five Window Hot Rod....   

    What's funny is that my own shot is a little ambiguous too:

    In the end, though, I think the spacing of the points proves it's got 8, if nothing else does.
  9. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Been an unrepentant parts geek since childhood, but I gotta agree - the RIGHT LOOK is far more important than a gajillion-piece breakdown.
     
  10. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    A few more shots from the same show for anyone who likes:




    It does look as if they're using the '70 'Cuda tires.  For the streamlined, slightly retro-flavored parts breakdown, though, detail looks very good.
  11. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic New Revell '48 Ford Coupe   

    Want a more straight-on profile shot?

     
    I wondered a bit at first, but the more I look, the more I'm thinkin'  "a few swipes of a file", as one Mr Boyd is fond of saying.
  12. Chuck Kourouklis added a post in a topic First Look At Revell's Chevy SS   

    A few more from NNL West Yesterday:



  13. 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.
  14. 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…

  15. 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!