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Casey429

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    Casey Estok

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  1. Nice looking rig. What did you do for the mirrors? Are they included with the cab conversion or did you build them? Been looking to do a similar set on a '50s F100.
  2. Another round of successful trades with gbtr6 and dave branson. Thank you, gentlemen!
  3. Just completed a smooth trade with Sam I Am. Thanks again!
  4. I hadn't been through this topic for some time, and despite it being months later, I'm still going to comment on this. That countertop belongs to Auto Models LLC in Greensburg. For anyone in Southwestern PA, you owe it to yourself to go and pay John a visit. Friendly service, awesome selection, and great prices. Disclaimer: I'm an unpaid spokesperson, but I had to give praise for my favorite retailer. These are the guys we keep lamenting we're losing so especially in these strange times, it's wise to pay it forward to the Mom & Pop shops.
  5. With absolutely no help from the US Postal Service, I've managed to complete a flawless trade with Larry Moore, aka larry ray. Thanks again!
  6. Yes, very good point. Revell's rendition of the 429 in the Torino is the most accurate representation of a 385-Series Ford Big Block in scale, and it's so underused being in one car. I'd buy that in a parts pack if Revell ever decided to have another go at those. I also forgot to mention in my earlier post that I'm with iamsuperdan in that Revell needs to document the whole process, and put it on social media. Lots of toy companies make products that encourage kids to take up a career in the STEM fields, so why not show them how they produce them? Plus everyone else posts how-to's on YouTube and the like, so it just goes along with the current climate of "PUT IT ON THE INTERNET!" I'd watch it too, as I tend to geek out over this stuff and it's what I do for a living. Not so much the 3D scanning, but 3D printing/Rapid Prototyping and 3D modelling are what puts kits on the workbench.
  7. Like a couple have already mentioned, I find it interesting that there's a hard split on who's interested. I for one am grateful for a couple things here. First, it's an all new kit tool. Correct me if I'm wrong but the last all-new tool for a Mustang was I believe Revell's S197 generation cars. I've never built a later one to see what parts it shares with the 2006 that was tooled when it was new so I can't comment. Yeah, they did the S550 when it first came along too but we got a snap kit with lame headlights. Second, as many have said here too, this is not my favorite generation of Mustang either. However, I actually like them a whole lot since they were also the last hurrah for performance. The last gasp of breath for a complete base model Sportsroof with a hammer of a 429 Super Cobra Jet paired with a 4 speed Drag Pak car. People like to call them the Clydesdales because of their relative size, but for me that's a term of endearment. I'm of the mindset that in the Mustang bloodline, every generation should get it's due for keeping it alive, even the much maligned Mustang II. If not for them, 4 cylinder Fox bodies, and heaps of V6 convertibles ordered by rental car fleets, we wouldn't be able to walk into a Ford dealership and drive off in today's 760hp GT500, and for that I'm thankful. I'm also excited for this and the variants it has the potential to spawn. Fingers crossed for the aforementioned 429 SCJ/4 Speed Sportsroof with steelies and poverty caps.
  8. Update of things that have been traded off: Mercedes 500k Mercedes 300SL Tamiya Porsche Pontiac 2+2 37 Chevrolet CheZoom BullysCustomModelParts, I appreciate the offer but I believe shipping to and from Australia would be too costly for the both of us.
  9. As promised, more stuff... Revell 1957 Chevy Bel Air. 1978 Issue. Open, complete. Monogram '55 Chevy Street Machine. Started with glue staining, incomplete. AMT TeeVee Dune Buggy. Open, complete, not a metallic blue chase kit though. I suspect this was from our local Ollie's hoard, as I bought one too. AMT STP Grand Prix. Remnants of factory seal still hanging on. AMT '59 El Camino. Built, looks like the rest of the parts to finish are still in the box. Revell Formula Firebird. Built, Complete, but HEAVY on the paint. Revell HOT ROD Camaro Street Machine. Incomplete (missing body and other major parts), good decals, no box. I have a couple more things to photograph and some that I still need to decide what I'm doing with. Thanks again everyone for taking a look.
  10. I missed the memo where there's a time limit on editing now, so I couldn't figure out why I couldn't edit the original post. Found the answer though so here's an update on things. Hardhat Hauler - Traded Agajanian Special - Traded I have some other deals pending and will post them as well when those items are gone. I have some more stuff that I'll be posting up soon so if something you like is gone, there will be more and maybe you'll see something else. I've already made some trades with some great folks and I'm confident we can keep that going. Thank you everyone for your interest. Casey
  11. Just made great trades with Ken Krawiec, known as BIGTRUCK around these parts and Jack Lira, Screenname Jack L. Thank you fellas!
  12. Thanks for the tip. Based on that and a quick search, it appears to be the Revell 1/24 Chapparal Coupe. I don't believe it is complete but those baggies of parts go with it. I can look into it and PM you some additional pictures.
  13. Here's some more stuff I'd like to move. This isn't nearly as good or interesting as above, but again, I'll offer it up here first. I understand if nobody wants to swap any kits for this stuff, so I'd take parts for these. Related to my hot rodding theme, mostly looking for the hot rod Flathead engines from various AMT and Revell Kits, miscellaneous hotrodding parts, or other Ford engines. If nobody wants anyof this stuff, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised 😄 Lindberg small scale kits. 1934 Ford is unbuilt and complete. Jaguar is built and has all the garage pieces. I'll split these up if someone wants one or the other. Pyro 1/48 1914 Mercer. Built, pieces fallen off but possibly complete Pyro Cord parts Best Products Indy racer is an empty box, but cool and in good shape. Palmer Porsche box has some parts in it but is incomplete. Porsche? Chaparral? Someone ID this please... Palmer 1964 Corvette Pieces. Contrary to the Post-It, I don't believe I have the instructions. At least I haven't found them yet. Lindberg Ferrari 250s. Two complete cars, plus parts. 1/43 scale? Some sort of Weird-Oh? Last but certainly not least, how about some glue bombs, built-ups, and promos? I'll trade for other glue-bombs, built-ups, and promos. Palmer Mustang Palmer Galaxie 500 AMT 1937 Chevy Convertible. Fairly clean build, some glue staining. Appears to have Nailhead Buick power. Monogram Snap 1985 Corvette. Wheel was previously repaired and has come off again. Monogram 1/24 '69 Camaro Z/28s. Orange one is complete. White one is missing one front wheel and the engine. Some sort of screwbottom version of what I think is Boyd's Chezoom and a Snap Mako Shark Vette of some kind. Revell Acura Integra Type R. Looks rough, but complete. Couple of random tanks. Revell 1/72 P.T. 109. Loose pieces, looks mostly complete. Nicely built.
  14. Afternoon everyone, I recently came into a whole lot of model related stuff thanks to a friend of mine who's currently going through his father's estate. He recently got what, in my personal opinion, should've been his all along now that his father's wife has decided to hand it off to him. He's keeping what means the most to him and the model kits are not among those things. This is what I've come up with that I'm ready to part ways with after purchasing the entire lot. Some more may be up for grabs later, but this is the stuff I have no interest in keeping. I'm offering it up here to my virtual friends at MCM before it either goes to the world's garage sale on eBay or I let my local hobby shop look at it and make an offer. There's a handful of kits, a few builtups, and some parts and pieces that need a new home. I'll start with the easy stuff and it'll get more oddball as we get through it. There's a few non-auto kits in here too, for anyone with broader horizons. Items I'm looking for: Any Revell 1932 Ford kits. I've never built any '32 Ford and I feel its time. 5 window is first on the list, followed by 3 window, sedan, and roadster in that order as far as my want level. Any AMT Hot Rod Kits, even if they're incomplete. I've got parts and pieces of a '32 Vicky and several '29 Model A Roadsters and even an original Ala Kart, but nothing complete. I'm looking to kitbash some hot rods, as evidenced by the '32 kits above and despite their simplicity, I'd like to add these to the collection. In addition the the '32 and '29, I'd be interested in the AMT '29 Ford Woody/Pickup Combo kit, AMT Model T (the one recently reissued or any variation thereof) or anything else that falls into early Ford hot rod fodder. Any version of the AMT 1953 F-100 except the ex-MPC Flipnose/Street Machine. Any AMT Ford pickup kits from the '90s. Ford F-150, Ford Ranger, Chevrolet C-1500, Chevrolet S-10, etc. Any AMT, Revell, or Italeri semi truck and trailer kits. Not interested in any Revell or Italeri European trucks though. Other than that, not looking for anything too specific. I'm pretty open to any other muscle car, pickup truck, or commercial vehicles. Let me know what you've got and lets do some good old fashioned horse trading! EDIT: I forgot to add that I will trade kit for kit on most items, with a few exceptions. I'm not looking to make out like bandit here, just trade things that aren't of any interest to me for things that are.\ AMT '55 Corvette. Open box, sealed contents. AMT '65 Pontiac 2+2. Open, looks complete but I didn't inventory it to be sure. I can on request though. AMT '70 Chevelle SS454. Factory sealed. AMT Hard Hat Hauler. Open, looks complete. Can inventory on request. AMT March 88C Kraco Special. Open, started, possibly incomplete. Can inventory on request. Heller/Humbrol Mercedes-Benz 500K. Factory Sealed. Heller/Humbrol Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing. Factory Sealed. Tamiya 1:20 Porsche 935 Turbo Martini. Open, sealed contents, includes parts for motorizing. Craft Master/General Mills Covered Wagon. Factory Sealed. Craft Master/General Mills Stage Coach. Factory Sealed AMT Agajnian Willard Battery Special. One built, probably missing pieces. Parts of another in the box. Maybe enough to put together a whole one. This is all for now, I will be adding to this later. I'm heading out the door for work (working afternoons thanks to the pandemic) so I will be able to check my messages/replies tomorrow as well as add some more stuff. Stay healthy Casey
  15. Based on the information above, the instruction sheet, and personal experience, the rear diff is correct but definitely looks weird. Most of this will be hidden under the fifth wheel, deck plates, and behind the wheels so I'm not too concerned. Plus plans call for a bit of weathering so hopefully that'll distract from some of it's shortcomings. I'm going to reiterate that the part location marks and age and engineering of this kit probably added to it looking funky. Thanks for the input everyone!
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