The Junkman

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  • Birthday 06/24/1954

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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..
  6. 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!
  7. 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....
  8. The Junkman added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    $135 for a Studio 27 Chrysler Viper GTS-R.  Seller (Ebay) wanted a bit more and I wanted to pay a bit less, Compromise.  Still unbuilt but I swear....someday....for certain.
  9. The Junkman added a post in a topic How many Can Am Kits Were There?   

    To that you can add the Interserie which used a bunch of Group 7/Can Am cars, Porsche 917 and Lolas.
  10. The Junkman added a post in a topic Ford GT40 recommendations   

    I think this is the thread mentioned above:

  11. The Junkman added a post in a topic Late model kit question   

    I have a minimum of 5 of the 2010-2014 Mustangs.  Started gathering kits that had some of the parts so I could duplicate my 2013 GT which you can see at the bottom.  2010 Revell for the base, 2013 Boss 302 for the front facia, etc.  Then they released the pre-painted 2014 GT which included all the emblems also.  Problem solved except for a re-paint/re-stripe.   But I then had to buy the 2015 snapper because it had the correct wheels.  Just one more thing, just one more, one more.....
    But maybe I can kit bash a 2012 Boss 302 like this.  Does anyone know if the 1969 Boss 302 "C" stripe will work on this?
  12. The Junkman added a post in a topic Lindberg and Revell Snap Tite Police Cars - Same Model?!?!   

    I, for one, wish Revell had left the 92-97 CV to Lindberg and gone with the 98-2011 body style.  The differences and shortcomings noted in a direct comparison would have been muted and we would have a police car of a 14 year production model.  I'm sure they had their reasons but for the money spent on the 1992 they could have had a more current model.
  13. The Junkman added a post in a topic Odd pic on Fujimi Ferrari kit   

    Pretty common theme with the older Fujimi Enthusiast kit boxes.  The 69 911S has a 904 in the background, the 73 Carrera RS has a 917.
  14. The Junkman added a post in a topic Mustang Retro ?   

    If it weren't for cheese, how would J.C. Whitney exist?  I'm staying stock and minimalist.  Mainly for visibility reasons.

  15. The Junkman added a post in a topic In 1973, who could have guessed that,   

    In 1970 I saw my first Boss 302 in Grabber Blue,   my first of anything in that color.  Who would have thought that 43 yrs later I'd again be able to get a 5.0 liter Mustang in Grabber Blue with more horse power and twice the gas mileage.  I'm glad I lived that long.