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  1. Ditto what #1 Model Citizen said about me to him. Flawless trade, thanks again!
  2. I bowed out of the 2020 build but I'm going to throw my hat in the ring. I will not be resuming my '74 KW from last year as I've decided that needs to be done on my own time. I'm going to do something a bit less involved (HA!) this time around but I haven't decided what. It'll either be a fresh build of an International 4300 or a glue bomb revival of an International 4070A or 4200. Regardless, it's a Cornbinder for me for 2021!
  3. If I had to take a wild guess, my vote is the all new Western Star 49X. Western Star is hitting the marketing hard, with several die casts in the works and a large scale R/C already out on the market, a model kit wouldn't shock me. There's also a downloadable one for the video game Snow Runner, for anyone who might be familiar with that. Being that Western Star has all this available ahead of the actual truck being on sale, that's what makes me think if there is an all-new tool in the works, the 49X is it. Diecast Masters 1:16 R/C Snow Runner 49X
  4. You are correct in your assessment about the W900 vs W900A. W900 was a narrow tilt hood that replaced the butterfly hoods of years prior. 1967 brought us the W900A wide hood, which was used with minor changes until about 1981 or so. The W900A was also available in two hood lengths, the longer of which was to accommodate larger and high horsepower engines such as the Detroit Diesel 12V-71. W900B followed and is easily identifiable by square headlights versus round ones. The W900B is still in production today, along with the W900L which is the long hood version of the W900B. There's lots of minute details and differences among all the model years, but these are the basic breakdown of them. I'm no KW expert, but they're one of my favorites.
  5. 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.
  6. Another round of successful trades with gbtr6 and dave branson. Thank you, gentlemen!
  7. Just completed a smooth trade with Sam I Am. Thanks again!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. Just made great trades with Ken Krawiec, known as BIGTRUCK around these parts and Jack Lira, Screenname Jack L. Thank you fellas!
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