The Junkman

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About The Junkman

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  • Birthday 06/24/1954

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  • Location The Northern edge of the California Wine Country
  • Full Name Steve Jung

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  1. The Junkman added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    Could this be a basis for a Dodge M880 pickup?
    https://www.google.com/search?q=us+army+dodge+pickup+truck&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjUtcOcnJ3KAhWB4yYKHWP1AwsQ_AUIBygB&biw=1465&bih=886#tbm=isch&q=m880+dodge+pickup+truck
  2. The Junkman added a post in a topic > MPC 1980 Road Runner   

    During 1979 in my first year on the CHP the state bought 12 of these pieces of **** on an experimental basis (along with 12 Camaros and 12 Fairmonts).

    We drove these in heavy LA freeway traffic after being threatened with insubordination by the Sgt if we didn't.  The downhill in a hurricane/balls to the walls/end of a flat road/never to exceed on pain of death speed was 75mph.  Couldn't reach speed fast enough to safely enter traffic on the freeway.  At least they didn't rust in LA.  (Every one of the Camaros went down with spun bearings, the Fairmonts completely ran out of breath at 96mph.  1979 was the absolute nadir of automobile development.
  3. The Junkman added a post in a topic Next release of Revell '70 Cuda; any update information?   

    Well, that's your problem right there: its well known the #1 overlooked best seller would be the 289 and FIA Cobra done with modern moldings.   Now, back our regularly scheduled programming.
  4. The Junkman added a post in a topic Stripping Revell pre-painted body   

    Thank you
  5. The Junkman added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Stripping Revell pre-painted body
    One of those questions I see the answers to but promptly forget because.....well I don't need it.  Well, now its my turn.  What's the consensus for the best way to strip a Revell pre-painted body; in particular the newer 2014 Mustang GT kit?  It comes with a kinda close representation of Ingot Silver with a blue stripe.  I'd like to re-paint it in Grabber Blue with an over-the-top white stripe.  (Hmm, any idea why?)  I've got to do some parts swapping but painting is the biggest hurdle.  Thanks
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  6. The Junkman added a post in a topic Are NASCAR kits falling out of favor?   

    Personal opinion only: I see two factors.  (1) mentioned above-the multiple paint schemes, you just can't keep up so why bother.  (2) NA$CAR went with the NBA playbook and made the players (driver) the focus of their hype, to the detriment of brand loyalty.  I wouldn't buy a Gordon or Kenseth kit, I want to buy a Ford or a Chevy kit.  I literally cannot tell the difference at a glance between any of the race cars.  They bear no resemblance to any of the cars they purport to represent.  You may also note I've not watched an entire race in almost 10 years and even now I couldn't tell you what the standings are.  The France family blew up a good thing. 
  7. The Junkman added a post in a topic British supercar from RoG in 2016   

    Isn't Mini owned BMW.  Not a supercar but (based on an afternoon I spent with my son's Cooper S) a super car.
  8. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell 2016 releases   

    It should be the new one but the 2005 Ford was also just "GT".  Not likely to be that one though, the new GT is a teenager's bedroom poster material.  Along with SI Swimsuit models.
  9. The Junkman added a post in a topic British supercar from RoG in 2016   

    Mclaren?  Or is that the obvious one?  Aston, please.
  10. The Junkman added a post in a topic Modifying the Revell '69 'stang   

    I have to think that someone/somewhere has done a similar treatment to the Monogram '70 Boss/Boss 429/Mach 1.  The grill has always seemed too far forward and upright and the headlamp buckets are too pronounced.  Now, along with an up to date 289 Cobra, that's a subject due for an overhaul or updating.
  11. The Junkman added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 Kit?   

    To illustrate the points made above: the Essex Wire AND the green Cobra in my earlier posting are both chassis #CSX3009. Changes galore
  12. The Junkman added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 Kit?   

    Back when it was new, it was widely held that the Fujimi kit was based on a kit car. The windscreen in particular was noted for being oversized. The thing with the Revell kit, besides being the best and cheapest available, is that it represents the S/C body (street/competition), emphasis on the "street" aspects. Wheel flares are too small in particular for a full blown racer especially later in its competitive life.


    I'd just live with it until somebody comes up with a correction kit.
  13. The Junkman added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Book review: 50 years of Mustangs
    http://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Years-Mustangs-History-Scale/dp/1495245004/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1434410663&sr=1-1&keywords=50+years+of+mustangs

    I talked SWMBO into letting me self-select my Father's Day present and this was at the top of the list.
    The good: its not just a picture book. Organized by generations of Mustangs, it mentions a lot of kits but focuses on the most common/popular ones. It has build articles with many tips and things to look out for. It addresses some of the issues brought up by the car model Illuminati ('90 LX roof height, etc) and offers solutions. Part idea book, part reference/research, part build articles it is a very nice overview of the models you most likely will have in your collection. Lavishly illustrated and all in color.

    The bad: some of the photos appear slightly pixilated. And its new/privately printed so the only price is the only price $29.99. That's it

    At that it still is a valuable book for your collection.

    Admins: if this is in the wrong forum, please move.
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  14. The Junkman added a post in a topic Cobra Daytona Coupe in plastic.   

    I would SO buy that Daytona Coupe. I only have a Gunze kit and the next steps up costs $180 (HRM) and $300+ (S27). But as much as I'd love that why we don't have an up to date, new tool 289 Cobra (FIA/SCCA/street) is one of the mysteries of the ages. And based on an original, not a freaking kit car (shame is on you, Fujimi).
  15. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell Jaguar XK SS   

    This isn't helping. Your's came out very well but I've been torn between replicating Steve McQueen's stock SS or going full boat with it toward a racing version to pair with a resin Fisher Models D Type I managed to aquire. Maybe I'll settle on just finishing a model. Thanks for the heads up regarding the tires.