HotRodaSaurus

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  1. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic 1956 Mercury   

    Nice , I built one in red and cream It's an old Revell 1/32. No glass included but with a little patience they can be made to look real nice. I think they made a 55 as well.
  2. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic A new trend selling kit parts?   

    Ok just had a look and their are a few threads on parts sellers. To be honest If I were a rich guy with an unbelievable amount of money i would just stick a silly bid in and just about know i would win, whether someone would bid me up would not matter as my banks interest would be accumulating at such a vast rate(I base this on the oil sheik sons accumulating parking tickets at the Dorchester a  few years ago).
    I had not seen kit bits sold as single items though, many looking from new mouldings, read grey plastic.
    Recently I built some slot cars from Monograms 1/32 scale stuff using only the bodies, glass and chrome parts so may offer the rest to anyone who may make use of it. If they only sell for a little, as long as it the price covers the listing fees and my walk to the post office it's a better rate of interest than money in the bank.
    Thanks Pete, I'm going to have a good read through that thread, some interesting points in there
    Seeya, J
    Now has anyone got that headlight for my Monogram Sport Coupe.
  3. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic A new trend selling kit parts?   

    Well Sir, I didn't see it and yes I did a search, so stared something I though may be of interest. 
    I don't check in every day or read every post so I expect multiple similar topics crop up now and again
  4. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic A new trend selling kit parts?   

    I sort of remember that one. Didn't they sell near complete, restorable and a few glue bombs leold kits rather than individual parts?
  5. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic A new trend selling kit parts?   

    I used to collect old AMT trophy series, Annuals plus the odd vintage Monogram boxes just for the artwork. Boxes from Black Widow, Green Hornet, Amt's 49 Mercury and Romme's Rod, that sort of thing. Most came with a few odd parts, often a mixture of the stock parts and custom bits in the case of my 49 Merc. Maybe this could be a way to make a few £ if i have no use for them in the parts box
    Yes postage can be a bit of a killer for international destinations but how rare is that part? I need 1 headlight for an old Monogram 1/20th Sport(Deuce) Coupe, never seen a cheap box of bits, may consider re-popping the remaining one if I never find a cheap enough incomplete kit.
  6. HotRodaSaurus added a topic in General   

    A new trend selling kit parts?
     Following on from my Parts Count in Vintage kits post I just had a look on the dreaded 'Bay' and there appears to be a new way of making cash from old kits, or maybe, even new ones. 
    Selling breakable or missing parts for a single $ or £ you could make about $$$+. Would you pay the prices for a set of wheels for a project  or one of these hinges rather than purchase a new kit for your restoration?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-Plymouth-GTX-Hood-Hinges-1-25-Scale-AMT-/322037950409?hash=item4afaf527c9:g:pnAAAOSwBahVVhZ2
    Please note though, I am not picking on anyone here as I don't know if this seller is a member. Just a listing I spotted looking at some kits available.
    Cheers, John.
     
     
     
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  7. HotRodaSaurus added a topic in General   

    A new trend selling kit parts?
     Following on from my Parts Count in Vintage kits post I just had a look on the dreaded 'Bay' and there appears to be a new way of making cash from old kits, or maybe, even new ones. 
    Selling breakable or missing parts for a single $ or £ you could make about $$$+. Would you pay the prices for a set of wheels for a project  or one of these hinges rather than purchase a new kit for your restoration?
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-Plymouth-GTX-Hood-Hinges-1-25-Scale-AMT-/322037950409?hash=item4afaf527c9:g:pnAAAOSwBahVVhZ2
    Please note though, I am not picking on anyone here as I don't know if this seller is a member. Just a listing I spotted looking at some kits available.
    Cheers, John.
     
     
     
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  8. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Film: Nine Days in Summer (1967 F1)   

    There are also a couple of films titled The Fast and the Furious not related to the modern series. One, a hot rod film staring 50s stalwart John Ireland and Dorothy Malone, the other a comedy mystery staring Franchot Tone and Ann Sothern. Nothing to do with motor racing, just thought I would point it out.
  9. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Film: Nine Days in Summer (1967 F1)   

    Got this on video tape someplace. It was given away with copies of Motor Sport magazine. It actually made me go out and buy a big scale Tamiya Lotus 49(the green one) to build Graham Hill's version of the car.
  10. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Mack The Knife   

    Thanks for that  I did check a while later and found they had closed up for a while. just got in an order a few months earlier. 
    Does anyone know if they(The Modelhause) will be selling their business on? I could not see their moulds and services just dissapearing surely
  11. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Parts count for vintage kits   

    When I was a kid one of my first kits was the Airfix B17 Flying Fortress. Not only was the box art fantastic but all the gun turrets rotated and elevated, the flaps flapped the rudder rudded, and he wheels revolved and went up and down(if you didn't go overboard with the glue) the only thing missing was the bomb doors didn't open. So I had to get the Revell Memphis Bell. All down to lots of parts
  12. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Parts count for vintage kits   

    Fantastic
  13. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Parts count for vintage kits   

    I have a couple of JoHans like that from the early days
    I'm thinking of selling a Monogram Sizzler soon and that has a parts count on the box I know all the parts are there but it is 1 short after counting box base decals and instructions. I don't want someone sending it back saying "There is 1 part missing". I can only guess it is the paper catalogue.
    As a kid I also built an Airfix Short Stirling as that had a massive parts count but a fair amount were at the little two part bombs for the loading trolly and tractor. But like great artwork on all kits back then, that little trolly with the bombs on was the decider.
  14. HotRodaSaurus added a topic in General   

    Parts count for vintage kits
    I have some old Monogram, AMT  models and also various other well known makes that have a parts count listed on the box.
    When I count the parts for my own satisfaction or sometimes for sale, the kit parts never tally even though every part of the model is there. Back in this far off days were all the  other items such as box lid, box base instructions, decals and any shrink wrap also counted in?
    Some years back I bought a cheap far eastern tool set listed as 100 piece. There were 95 tools were in the box but to make it 100 meant adding 1x metal tray, 1 x plastic separator, 1x clear plastic tool cover, 1 x tool contents list and 1x cardboard sleeve with description = 100
    As kids we were often impressed by parts count as I remember building a model of a B29 plane that had over 200 parts, the 3 in1s put out by AMT etc were often jammed to the brim with custom parts.
    Curious
     Cheers, John
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  15. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Mack The Knife   

    Great model , love the stance
    What are these caps though, I will need to get an order in soon and like to include a set for a project.
    Cheers, J