The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
Glad you found what you were looking for, I have been looking for some of the Etzel's Speed Classics '60s era super modified, or Sprint (even the Champ cars wheels will work) rear and front tires and wheels, I had a set of the Champ Car tires and wheels and they were perfect, but as is the case with us old folks I put them in a safe place so I wouldn't lose them. It really worked because now even I can't find them. They are intended for a replica of a full size Edmunds Super Modified that I worked on in the late '60s.
Either of the Revell '37 1/25th scale kits have good wide five wheels, the pickup and the panel delivery, there's even a set of wide five artillery wheels, also AMT had wide fives in the '36 Ford coupe kits they made, but not quite as well detailed.
If you keep having a ghosting problem, block it to bare plastic, or really close to it, then brush on a coat of liquid cement over the ghosting and scuff lightly then add primer. The liquid cement relaxes the surface tension on the plastic and goes deeper than any primer or paint coat will go, stopping it from popping back up again.
You would think that as the boxes came down the line to be filled that the second or third person in the line would notice that the body they were stuffing in the box didn't match up with the picture of the built kit on the instructions that were the first thing that was placed in the box......as for the 150 interior fitting in a Bel-Air, my first car was a '56 Bel-Air sedan and I swapped in the door and rear quarter interior panels from a friends '57 150 that was being parted out, now I need a set of interior panels and decals for a 150 so I can build a model of my '56, I've got almost all the parts rounded up, I just need the interior parts and a set of fenderwell exit headers that look like a set of small block Cyclone headers, I lucked out and a member donated a set of decals that actually had a Cyclone Headers decal. That was the only decal I had on the real car, and Scale Finishes just sent me an email to their new website and one of the paints they have in the clearance section is a bottle of the one year only 1969 Plymouth code F-6 bright green metallic I painted my car in. I've already got everything to build the stock version before the hot rodding was added, 265 cast iron powerglide, dusk rose and ivory white with black and white interior, and black steelies with stock hubcaps and little whitewalls. It went from that to a stripped down version with a 287 cubic inch 1957 Corvette engine with an Isky cam and kit, T-10 four speed, no front bumper or grille, and no back seat, and 5 mpg on the highway, sure lucky that 100+ octane premium gas was only 25¢ a gallon back then, and even that cheap we didn't cruise much, two or three laps around the cruise in second gear so it wouldn't foul plugs would burn through $2 worth of gas really quick, and it only had a single Holley four barrel on an Edelbrock C-3B intake.
Cool! I have two grandsons that will be excited, the two year old will be happy just to watch grandpa put his together so he can play with it. And the nine year old is autistic and a real wizard, just not very good social skills, he's really into video games , (yeah I tried) but has enjoyed his Impala police car, the Mustang, and the Jeep. But he's really into the die cast Cars vehicles so maybe he'll get a little more interested in model building if it's something he enjoys and understands better.
The original Testors kits of all the Boyds kits have tires that have cracked and split on the wheels, but the unmounted ones still in unbuilt kits are still in good shape. It was my thinking that the diameter of the wheels and the inside diameter of the tires was a little to far apart and caused it. But I could be wrong and I haven't built one with the wheels reduced in diameter to find out........yet.
BOY HOWDY!! That's a bright red, Dave Kendigg would be proud of that red interior. Don't worry about that hood, the hoods on the full size trucks didn't fit as good as yours does, it's a '40 thing, by '41 I think even the factory gave up, they were even worse.
No, unfortunately they've been out of production/business for a while and some people are really jacking the prices up. Sure glad I didn't get rid of any of mine. If you can find the MRC kits of different tire and wheel sets, they're usually cheaper.
One of the biggest factors in the cost of new plastic kits is the cost of oil (and its by products). Not only is plastic an oil based product, but when fuel oil for trucks, and freighters to get them across the pond when ballistic a year or so ago it was just to be expected that the costs would eventually trickle down to us having to pay more. You have to realize that even though the U.S. based model companies are basically owned and run by modelers they're still in it for a profit no matter how much they love modeling, they love eating and supporting a family more. And it's kind of like letting a genie loose from its bottle, once it's out there it ain't going back. Very seldom have I seen a larger company that's raised it's prices due to operating costs ever go back to the original price even if costs do go down, kind of like all those people who are complaining about the cost of their insurance going up because the companies are blaming it on the Affordable Care Act, they're going to be in for a surprise when they find out the insurance companies aren't going to lower their rates if it gets appealed, that ship has already sailed.