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  1. Model Cars Magazine, The Future Ahead Of Us

    I agree 100% . That was my point in posting my comment how I did. A well written post pointing out the downsides to this plan and past posts on fact previous posted by Gregg on publication costs where included and pointed out and explained. That post was taken down. Still we have to remember, this is Gregg post, his mag, and his business plan, he never asked any of us for opinions just money for his idea. Who are we to inform others of our bad experience of missed issues, certianly not my place. I respect Gregg and his plan to continue to push on with his business and wish him great success. It truly is a great publication when it does get out.
  2. Model Cars Magazine, The Future Ahead Of Us

    I was a subscriber.
  3. Model Cars Magazine, The Future Ahead Of Us

    Facts blur the issue. I got a PM too. In all fairness, this is Greggs thread, posting his ideas and thoughts on how to regain a foot hold, not an open forum to offer opinions and facts.
  4. Lamborghini Reventon...onto the body

    I always injoy seeing builders detail these limited detail engines. Great work.
  5. Model Cars Magazine, The Future Ahead Of Us

    Never said it was. Regardless, it's still over $300 cnd for a hit and miss publication. I'll buy from a retailer when I see an issue on the shelf.
  6. Model Cars Magazine, The Future Ahead Of Us

    Thanks Bruce, I am aware of the exchange rate on 150. Follow the link and look at the cost for non us subs, you'll see where the $300 comes from, I won't be investing that kind of money. . That $150 cost is for US subs, there is a different cost for subscriptions out side the US.
  7. Model Cars Magazine, The Future Ahead Of Us

    WOW, the price for Canadians/foreign subscriptions with the exchange works out to $300, I'll be passing.
  8. Porsche 904 Indy

    This looks like a great project. The lines of that car are beautiful.
  9. Hemi Cuda

    Looking sharp.
  10. Lamborghini Reventon...onto the body

    Awesome work Dann. I have to say I"m really enjoying this build, nice looking fans.
  11. Model Cars Magazine, The Future Ahead Of Us

    I wish you all the best with this new endeavour Gregg. I am considering this offer. My question is, what advantage does a subscription offer a subscriber in addition to a hard copy and an electronic copy, does the user aspect of this forum change? Thanks Curtis
  12. Looking real good Bucky. Did you figure out the paint issue? That sure was a lucky, would have been a real shame to ruin those decals if you sprayed the body first.
  13. I have always liked this kit too. This is really looking great, the paint rocks. Looking forward to seeing this one done.
  14. Monogram 70 Roadrunner

    Beautiful build. Scale building is always about visual compromise and material availablility. I always find it interesting how something in proper scale can look sooo out of scale, either too big or too small. When doing the math for the suggested .007 thickness for 25th scale it comes out to .175", and .168 for 24th, which for simple comparison is in the area of 1/16". Curious to see what the real world seam thickness is I went out and measured the have two cars (Lincolns) I have from the 70's. One is a MkIV the other is a MkV, both have vinyl roofs. Measuring the thickness of the seams I found the '74 was .092" and the '79 was .070". Doing the math for 25th scale the thickness works out to ..0036 which although correct might look too thin. Just wanted to offer up some real world measurements. I hope I don't come off as having to be right, not my intention.
  15. Why not use an enamel clear? If you have an air brush I would use a true 2 part poly urethane. It's used in the auto paint world as a barrier on custom painting when using different types of paint. I use it all the time, (when I am building), I have never had an issue going over or under any paint. The car in my avatar has enamel, acrylic and lacquer, (nail polish) with a clear top coat of 2 (3) part poly, I also used as a barrier between those paints. I buy it from an auto paint supplier in small 1/4 pint tins.
  16. Monogram 70 Roadrunner

    Great looking paint, top and wheels. The texture of the top is bang on.
  17. 1969 Datsun 510/Nissan Bluebird

    Great looking Datsun. The wheels suit it.
  18. Oh man that is rough, sorry to see this. If I can offer a potential solution, I would wet sand the clear and the spray Tamiya Lacquer over the current clear. It might take a few coat for it to level off, the Tamiya lacquer is great stuff for wet sanding and polishing. Or as another solution you could turn the build into a forgotten race car left to rot in a field. There are a number of option for you, but don't scrap it, you put a ton of time into this. Good luck Greg.
  19. Iconic cars not kitted

  20. Sodium Glider fantasy Bonneville Streamliner

    That is cool looking build, love the design. Some really nice scratch building too.
  21. Mercedes AMG GT-3 Beast of the Green Hell

    Digging this, nice carbon fibre work.
  22. Porsche 911 Turbo

  23. "Gulf" LHD Super 7

    WOW, one of the nicest versions I have seen.
  24. Photo-etch disk brake turning

    Looks great! A light wash and they'll be awesome.
  25. Nice collection. Good luck with the build. Following