I don't attend to many shows any longer as I'm doing mostly writing for magazines now . The couple of shows I do attend are for me to show off my latest dioramas . Kit vendors know I build what I buy as the cars I do actually build are a permanent part of the diorama I have in mind . Those with Museum prices get a " wincing eye " from me . I'll walk on vendors who are trying to finance their retirement at my expense . OK , call me CHEEP!
Tiking , without going all political, the state of Michigan by it's own mismanaged governmental system has collapsed upon itself . In addition the HUGE infux of Muslim refuges into Dearborn and Detroit have me wondering how much longer the state of Michigan will remain as a part of the United states .
Ole Ray Parsons did a 1935 Ford PU years back . The scale was never determined . He told me it was to go under the AMT/ Linburg kit , (JOKE JOKE JOKE ) Dang thing had to have it's own chassis made to fit it . Warning, should you find one of these , I hope yer skills are honed !
Finially , I see SOMEONE here "Gets It " ! Uh huh, Hey Chuck, that lehgthy post "Nails" me . Even when I'm scratch building my service stations , I have to realize some things simply arent't going to HAPPEN . At my age and nearly escaping death twice , I don't have tinme to sweat every rivett and every crease or charicter line . You foklks wanna know why I so seldom post here any longer ? Look at the Arguing the Gnashing ot teeth and the PUT DOWNS you run on kits , many are re releases dating to 1960 ! I'm DONE here , I have should made fresh coffee an hour ago ..................
I built my own off that POS kit . Of course that means sectioning the body at the trunk and moving it forward about an eigth of an inch . The chassis has to be sliced an diced ahear of the rear axle . A M T was a TOTAL embarrasment as Racing Champions . I have seen GREED before , but these guys capitalized even on that notion !