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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 '90 Revell Mustang LX or: big ol' can o' worms I'm opening   

    I think you've got it.  It always did look OK to me, its just that I vaguely recall someone mentioned trimming the opening for appearance sake.  Far better than cutting the top off and re-proportioning the entire thing, which I recall some claimed was the only solution.  Maybe I should have just asked for hints on assembly.  I've still got to source a little better radio head and gun rack.  Probably scratch those.
  2. The Junkman added a post in a topic '90 Revell Mustang LX or: big ol' can o' worms I'm opening   

      Ellen uhh, the pic is my 1 to 1 Mustang that is sitting about 25 feet from me.  Now I drove the one replicated in the kit on a "professional basis".  That's the one I'm talking about.  As an aside: the blue one is MUCH more comfortable, faster (scary faster but generations better handling), and has better seats along with satellite radio, AM/FM and voice activated systems.  The black and white one had a radio but only one channel at a time and the entertainment value was limited.  On the upside I could speak into it and talk to other people.  Sirius/XM really doesn't allow for two way conversations.
  3. The Junkman added a topic in General   

    '90 Revell Mustang LX or: big ol' can o' worms I'm opening
    It took me this long to finally get one, no reason just that it took this long.  I recall some pages and pages of back and forth about the roof proportions.  I'm not that particular but I recall shaving a little of the window opening seemed to solve or tone down the appearance issues.  Are there any hints/tips I should be aware of.  It (or at least the first one) is going to be a CHP car.
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  4. The Junkman added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    I've always subscribed to the theory that since each GTO body was fundamentally hand formed (restorers have found substantial differences between right and left sides of the same car) each kit can stand on its own.  Well, except for the Aurora/Monogram conglomeration .  Build what you have, the way you want and let others prove it wrong.  Then ignore them.
  5. The Junkman added a post in a topic New from Fujimi   

    I don't disagree but I'm of the opinion that its a test shot.  Better to wait for the real kit and then see where the discussion goes.
  6. The Junkman added a post in a topic Update on Revell Model A Coupe and Roadster kits   

    Makes as much sense as any other theory.
  7. The Junkman added a post in a topic Round 2 March 2017 Product Spotlight   

    No, it all ended 4 years ago.  US Govt lost money on auto company bailout (but saved jobs) and made money on the overall economic bailout (TARP, etc).  Overall, it made a profit.
    To keep this on topic: at what point can we expect R2 to release some (any?) new products?  I've liked Revell's choices for new releases and done my part to keep them encouraged.
  8. The Junkman added a post in a topic scale motorsport Shelby Daytona coupe   

    With all the expressions of disappointment, you'd almost think there would be a market for an injected molded Cobra Daytona Coupe.  I wonder if same could be said for an up to date (as in a mold newer than 1963) 289 Cobra roadster (standard, FIA, USRRC).  Maybe a bit of market research is in order?
  9. The Junkman added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    Taken at Lake Tenaya, east end of Yosemite.  On the 20th I'll have had it for 4 years and bumping up on 60K miles.  Average 22mpg and have gotten as high as 29 (not regularly-420 horses have to breathe once in a while.)

  10. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    Its a product of the age we live in.
  11. The Junkman added a post in a topic scale motorsport Shelby Daytona coupe   

    You have a dark and cruel heart, sir. 
  12. The Junkman added a post in a topic Moebius - Now that the Comet is out, What's Next   

    Sedans are passe'.  One word: Cobra. 
     
     
    You heard it here.
  13. The Junkman added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    In that same vein Academy announced a Daytona Coupe just a few years ago-so far bupkus.  Maybe they can call it "American Racing Coupe" or some such.
    http://www.rocketfin.com/blog/index.cfm/2010/2/1/Cobra-Daytona-Model-Kits
  14. The Junkman added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    I notice with the bonus of "Vrooom" sound!  That's a deal maker right there.
  15. The Junkman added a post in a topic Italeri 2017 releases   

    Italeri has a 275 GTB, a 365 GTB/4 Daytona, a 250 SWB, 365 GTB Daytona etc, etc in their mold library and these are what they come out with?  I'm not a Tifosi by any means but if you're going to reissue, I listed a bunch that would probably cause more buzz.  But my opinion is worth what Italeri paid for it.