samdiego

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About samdiego

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  • Birthday 06/04/1959

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  • Location Hi, Desert . . .AZ
  • Full Name Sam Tate

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  1. samdiego added a post in a topic Re-issued or new tooling? Flintstones   

    I saw one today in the local Hastings. It wasn't until then that I noticed the changes they made to the car to accommodate the figures that aren't included in this release. I was oddly excited about this until then. I suppose you could chop it lengthwise and eliminate the uprights. And it was 30 bucks. still there
  2. samdiego added a post in a topic Re-issued or new tooling? Flintstones   

    They had a sport model too


  3. samdiego added a post in a topic 1/25 Moebius/Model King 1959 Rambler Custom Cross Country Wagon   

    I couldn't decide between the woody or the red trim, so since you can't see both sides at the same time . . . I also took the easy way out and decided to like the chrome blacked out from the beltline up




  4. samdiego added a post in a topic 1/8 MPC Honda 750 Four & Trail 70 Mini Bike   

    I'd love to see Revell's 1/8 Harley Drag Bike again.
  5. samdiego added a post in a topic What do you wish was available in large scale kits?   

    The Revell 1/8 Harley Drag Bike I built horribly in the late 60's. I still have the slick
  6. samdiego added a post in a topic Old Monogram Parts Restored ?   

    Thanks, Greg. I had the Boss A bone when it was new, but the Blue Beetle was a bit before I developed this habit. I see the mfg date stamp of 1964 but some of the chrome trees show a more modern tooling in areas like the part attachment points. And did the original BB have engine and wheel options. I'm remembering the BAB as a 1 version only kit
  7. samdiego added a post in a topic Old Monogram Parts Restored ?   

    So the Boss A Bone was a Danielized retool of the Blue Beetle? I just got a BB and am liking it a lot so far. The wheels and tires are great, how much of this kit is new? The decal sheet is really nice, too.
  8. samdiego added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT '69 Chevrolet Corvair   

    I'd like to see pics of the 62. It almost seems that the Corvair is still under the radar price wise, so, keep it down (although I'm sure that's changing). They have been on the collectible car list since the 70s. My Dad and I were Clark's customers back then. I've got a white Franklin Mint '60, nice, heavy, but still die- casty and expensive and I don't want to modify it. It's in the background in my photos earlier here.
  9. samdiego added a post in a topic Revell 67 Camaro   

    As far as the "how". From what little I know of industry, American tool and die makers are in short supply. Tooling may have been done in China by someone who's never even seen a '67 Camaro. My money is on somebody missing a "bring layer to front" command when this was layed up on a computer. I've done it and it's easy to miss.
  10. samdiego added a post in a topic What do you wish was available in large scale kits?   

    I think it would be awesome to have a large scale Blastolene Brothers style rod or small scale for that matter.. I'd post pics but can"t pick a favorite, GTS.
  11. samdiego added a post in a topic Revell 67 Camaro   

    Nice Grump, Jessie. I'm in the middle of liking this kit. My grille came out about the same as Daddyfink's. Obviously, the eggcrate is engraved where the bars should be. I'm thinking of a stiff wire that I could lay in there, or maybe some frets from my photo-etched stash. I find that the modernity of the design and layout of the kit itself is worth the investment.The attachment points on the chrome tree are one huge improvement over the old kits. The gauge treatment is nice. I would have liked a more detailed carb, though. The emblem issue is obviously a concession to maximizing the options for future releases. I'd guess I'd rather have decal emblems than to have to sand them off for base model builds. An RS small block is almost a certainty, I figure. Maybe they'll fix the grille and leave it on the tree plus the hidden headlight option. I'm also trying the wheel and tire combo from the Snap-tite '34 Ford. 15 and 14 in Torque Thrusts to give it a rubber rake like I wanted as a teen in the mid 70s. I did almost feel the price increase but was able to trump Hobby Lobby's $25.99 with a coupon and got it for under $17 inc tax. Getting to be the only way I can afford to buy kits. The days of springing for a kit just for the wheels or motor are gone for me. 1 glue covered thumb up.
  12. samdiego added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT '69 Chevrolet Corvair   

    from an earlier release




  13. samdiego added a post in a topic Moebius `65 Plymouth Satellite   

    But, why do you gotta break stuff, Art?
  14. samdiego added a post in a topic Did some one say Switchers ?   

    Thanks for asking, mi amigos. I have some old in-progress shots. It hasn't grown any since the matte black mock-up stage. There is still a little body refining to be done. I'm easily distracted and usually have two or three things on the bench which is actually the living room. I've built this way continuously since I started in the 60s. What messes me up are the trips through the parts stashes. I came across the body while looking for the 6 carb intake I used here and off we go on a new project. Originally the intake was for the coupe you see in the background. In other words, it may be a while until progress is made. You can also see the tumbling dice shift knob. Just two pieces of 1/8 square stock drilled corner to corner and painted, on a straight pin. And the Quick change rear. The chassis is from the Revell kit,( I must have bought 5 inc the Rat Roaster) I think the wheels are Li'l Coffin. The rest is hazy, the intake may be Monogram. The 6 carb is one of my favorite looks for a motor topper. One of my goals was to have the fabric roof insert survive the chop, you can barely see it here, though



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  15. samdiego added a post in a topic Did some one say Switchers ?   

    I did this a few years ago. Still need to finish it.