Casey

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  1. Casey added a post in a topic 1962 Dodge Dart 440 Hardtop Jo Han C-4162 "USA Oldies" series   

    Or, the correct dash insert for the mold could not be found, and whoever assembled the inserts went with the closest insert they had-- the '63 Polara insert. It would take a trained, experienced eye to pick out the correct dashboard insert if it had been separated from the rest of the kit's inserts, and it seems like most of those employees were no longer there by the time the USA Oldies series was produced.
    Another thing which seems to be common in the most recent JO-HAN kits is the non-homogenous tint of the transparent red tail light pieces. I'm not exactly sure how JO-HAN employees (presumably) tinted the clear plastic red, but I have a few parts tail light lens pieces from JO-HAN Maverick and AMX kits which look like the above tail light lenses.
    I like to see body shells like this in their as-molded state with the flash still present, as it gives you a little insight into how the sections come together to mold the body shell.
  2. Casey added a post in a topic Lindberg's '64 Plymouth "Lawman"   

  3. Casey added a post in a topic > MPC 1980 Road Runner   

    Lemme guess, Spitfire Orange on the box art model? 
  4. Casey added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    "Hey guys, the Polara kit was a sales disaster. What can we do to at least break even on it?"
    "Let's turn it into a custom show car. Kids LOVE those things, and customs are super-duper popular now!"
  5. Casey added a post in a topic brand new Warlord Camaro decal   

    I don't believe they are available anymore, as Chuck passed away a month or two ago.
  6. Casey added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Yes, but that's been S.O.P. for most new Revell kits since the '50 Olds appeared. The cylinder heads and valve covers molded as one piece is the most disturbing thing, IMHO. Hopefully that's just an error on the instruction sheet...
    Here's the exploded view drawing James mentioned which is still up on one of the G-body Olds forums at last check:

     
    I'm disappointed based on what I see on the instruction sheets. Maybe this is the type of new Level 3 we should expect from Revell moving forward, but it feels like they took two steps backward. 
  7. Casey added a post in a topic Revell 2016 releases   

    Can't say what's different other than the obvious, but here's the instruction sheet to peruse: http://manuals.hobbico.com/rmx/85-4377.pdf
  8. Casey added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    1/25 Revell '66 Chevy Fleetside Pickup
    It's not in stores yet, but Revell does have a .pdf of the instructions available for viewing, so you can at least see what's included and how it might differ from the previous '64 Fleetside kit: http://manuals.hobbico.com/rmx/85-7225.pdf
    *edit* Looks like the rear bedside end pieces were modified to add the new-for-'66 (I think) back-up light lenses, but the model appears to be stock only, no custom parts from the '65 Stepside.
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  9. Casey added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    Re-box by Round2:



  10. Casey added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    This should cover everything automotive 'cept for the Lindberg '38 Ford Convertible street rod and '67 Olds 442 W30:

  11. Casey added a post in a topic Revell 2nd QTR 2016   

    It's 1/25 scale and all-new, so not based on previous 1/24 Monogram G-body kits. We finally get a stock GM 307 V8! 
    Good to see Revell putting some work into a rather nice kit ('48 Ford convertible) to produce another variant, too.
    Yes, and by Revell, too, when the diecast thing was still hot. At least Revell has a proper '69 Yenko Camaro kit to offer versus whatever RC2 threw in the box in 2005.
  12. Casey added a post in a topic better light   


     
    I have 48" LED Commercial Electric lights hanging from the ceiling and honestly do not needs a task light, but if you only want to go with a smaller light, definitely go with an LED light, one which puts out as many lumens as possible.
  13. Casey added a post in a topic Hinging a Model A hood   


    http://www.phoenixmodeldevelopments.com/acatalog/The_Phoenix_Miniature_Hinge_Range.html
    http://www.modelcargarage.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=310&idcategory=28
  14. Casey added a post in a topic Triangle air cleaners   

    The "fly eye" air cleaners can be found in the Pro Street '70 Coronet kit, Joel: