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 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  4. The Junkman added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino   

    Heck, define "nice wheels". Not seeing any in that photo.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. The Junkman added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT Piranha Super Spy Car   

    FYI: there's some "in action" shots at the bottom of this page.
    http://www.drivelineac.com/gm_crv_amt_piranha/index.htm
  8. The Junkman added a post in a topic Are the 1969 Boss 302 tape stripes close enough for a 2012 version?   

    Back at 'cha. I've been looking at the possibility of getting 2005 to 2009 at a reasonable price. But someone else in the house gives me the "stink eye" if she sees me looking on the 'net. I'll just use and enjoy what I've got.
  9. The Junkman added a post in a topic Are the 1969 Boss 302 tape stripes close enough for a 2012 version?   

    Not seeing that as much of a problem at this point. I've got the 2015 Mustang kit pretty much because its got the wheels I need for my 2013 GT. I will wait for a review or two though.
  10. The Junkman added a post in a topic Are the 1969 Boss 302 tape stripes close enough for a 2012 version?   

    Truly I hadn't. I figured since they already were out there (at least '69 vintage) the effort would be a duplicate. I've never tried something like that. I do wish they came out in orange though. In related news I found a Model Car Garage photo etch with (fairly) late model Mustang logos including 5.0 for the fenders. And of course very shortly after I bought a set off of Ebay, I found that Revell has just released a 2014 Mustang GT kit with the 5.0 logos and the proper Coyote engine. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXERMD
    Looks like one more kit to buy.
  11. The Junkman added a post in a topic Are the 1969 Boss 302 tape stripes close enough for a 2012 version?   

    Thanks, I looked at the KA kits and all they have are for the various Revell Shelby Mustangs. No GT, Boss 302, and no 5.0. The search goes on.
  12. The Junkman added a post in a topic Are the 1969 Boss 302 tape stripes close enough for a 2012 version?   

    Bump (because I've never "bumped" a thread before-and I never got an answer to either question.)
  13. The Junkman added a post in a topic Best of the GT40 Kits?   

  14. The Junkman added a post in a topic '69 Ford Talladega - Petty: reference help   

    Another rule of thumb: If your reference shows it identified as a "Torino Cobra" it had the 427. If Talladega is mentioned it had the 429. I think both are options in the kit. Same body-differing engines. The first race with the 429 was the Atlanta 500 3/30/69.
  15. The Junkman added a post in a topic Best of the GT40 Kits?   

    Allllllmost but not quite. Dan Gurney was over a lap ahead in the 1966 Sebring 12 hour race when his engine died on the last lap. He was DQ for pushing it on the course.
    http://www.sportscardigest.com/1966-12-hours-of-sebring-race-profile/
    Lloyd Ruby and Ken Miles took Daytona that year.
    http://www.racingsportscars.com/photo/Daytona-1966-02-06.html

    Having said that, that scheme and that driver are both among my favorites of that era.