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The Junkman

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  • Location The Northern edge of the California Wine Country
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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell RoG 2017 releases: Panamera 2 and Porsche Junior 108   

    Look closely at the Papal Guard illustration.  Something about the Pope.....may be trying to allude to something.
    Am pretty stoked about the 934 kits (if we ever see them on this side of the Atlantic), the Panamera, the DB5, but also new tool PT Boat!!!-don't stop there we need a Higgins 78ft-and a Revell priced P-51 Mustang.  Seeing a lot of hopeful signs there.
  5. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell 1979 Z28 Camaro   

    I bought this one back in the day.  Basically just for the decals to put on the stock Camaro kit as there was no aftermarket to speak of for police cars.  (No connection to the buyer-for illustration purposes only).  A fairly terrible rendition of the Camaro.  Still have it though.
    http://tinyurl.com/z2rw8gw
  6. The Junkman added a post in a topic Round 2's new AMT 2016 Camaro SS FULL DETAIL kit: First look/detailed overview (and I'm not kidding about that full detail comment....)   

    I, for one appreciate a first person build report.  In fact I prefer multiple build reports as I live in a town without a hobby shop and no local source of kits/paints except a Michaels and have no one to bounce impressions off.  Camaros aren't a thing with me (check signature) but solutions are.  As long as everyone acknowledges that everyone's opinion is equally valid and everyone's experience is theirs alone, I'm happy. 
    (Psssst, Tim.  Next time you talk with R2, mention two little words-289 Cobra.  Maybe add FIA/USRRC to the conversation.  I don't even want to know whom you talked to.   Let's keep this between us, OK?)
  7. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell's LX Mustang SSP / 2-n-1   

    I can guarantee you that differing sizes of logos and graphics can and do occur.  When you get down to it you're really just dealing with some adhesive stickers.  Easy to print in multiple sizes.
  8. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell's LX Mustang SSP / 2-n-1   

     This vendor is selling some NCSP decals. Haven't got the slightest notion if these will fit the Mustang.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Custom-Made-NORTH-CAROLINA-HIGHWAY-PATROL-1-25-scale-police-decals-/332023793897?hash=item4d4e2908e9
    Maybe you can contact the vendor and see if they are adaptable.  I've done that with some success.
  9. The Junkman added a post in a topic Mustang Upgrade   

    Aesthetically, it right up there with those gawd-forsaken Eleanor Mustangs (there, I said it.  Hate away).  Purposefully, that thing is a scalpel-combined with a mallet.  It does what it was made to do and does it very well.  And in the flashiest/loudest manner possible.
  10. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Based on my glue bomb, it is a full detail kit.  As an previous owner of an 82 RX-7 it was a very good match.  We loved that car but with a family increase about 1986 there just wasn't any place for a infant car seat with 2 adult passengers.  Little known fact: that car got 19 mpg, period.  City driving, combined with freeway, long distance trips: 19 mpg.  Saw it a couple of years later while being owned by a young gal (25+/- years old).  Had dents/scrapes where none were there before, unwashed.  Brought a tear to the eye.
  11. The Junkman added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Could the RX-7 be the old 1/24 Monogram kit?  It was only released a few times IIRC.  Once stock and once as a "cafe racer" (front spoiler, flared wheel wells, Jongbloed wheels, some racing graphics).  I've got a glue bomb of it in the stash but would love a clean kit.
  12. The Junkman added a post in a topic Are any of these models fun to build?   

    I bought one for $8 on Ebay 2 months ago.  Not trying to be argumentative just that it pays to shop around.  Got the GS kit for about the same amount.  Granted that these were probably liquidators but a kit doesn't know here it comes from.
  13. The Junkman added a post in a topic Round 2's new AMT 2016 Camaro SS FULL DETAIL kit: First look/detailed overview (and I'm not kidding about that full detail comment....)   

    Not a Camaro guy but I might pick one of these up.  OTOH, if Round 2 gives up a new Mustang with the same level of detail I'd pick several of them and the Camaro.  Re: snap kits  I've thought of getting the new Ford GT from Revell but I'm still not certain of the efforts needed to turn it into a Daytona/Le Mans race car even as a snapper.  I'm certain there's more to it than slapping a wing on the back.  But on a kit of this ilk I've no problem with a snap kit.  The alternative is no kit at all.  Similar to the Fujimi GT40's: curbside w/no engine detail but that hasn't prevented me from getting 5-6 of them of various types..
  14. The Junkman added a post in a topic Round2 August Announcements Video   

    Nothing interesting this time around but if someone would start the ball rolling on a kit of the Riviera in the background that would be great!
  15. The Junkman added a post in a topic Airbag recall... giant PITA!   

    I got a notice LAST summer saying that my 2013 Mustang needed the replacement.  Called the dealer and was told the parts weren't in but they'd let me know when they were ("Don't call us, we'll call you.")  I just got another notice from Ford saying that my car still needed the replacement but they parts wouldn't be in until the last quarter of this year  ("Don't call us, we'll call you.")  OTOH, it seems most of the problems are in cars that reside in humid areas and that's not me.  Still I scan the occasional arched eyebrow over the airbags whenever I drive....