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About ZTony8

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  • Birthday 07/26/1954

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  • Location Eastpointe,Michigan
  • Full Name Tony Buglione

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  1. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Revell Full Detail/Glue NASCAR Kits   

    Kudos to Revell for sticking out their corporate neck with these kits but I see them as unsaleable 5$ items( a.k.a. contest prizes and Dirty Santa tricks) in about 5 years- just like the older ones.
  2. ZTony8 added a post in a topic NNL EAST 2017   

    That 1200 attendance figure is a surprise. I thought it would be much higher given the number of models entered in the show. We pull about 1000 attendees for each of our D.A.A.M. shows here in metro Detroit with a much smaller number of model show entries ( typically 275 to 350 models ).
  3. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Why Glue Bombs ?   

    I'll buy a glue bomb if the subject interests me, or if it's a hard to find model( like a Tamiya Ford XR4i), or if I'm building a kit and I think I need some extra parts in case of accident ( not that that  EVER happens  ).
  4. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Orange Smoothie   

    When I first bought this kit I was originally disappointed that it has no complete frame in it. Now I just appreciate it as a simple basic kit and a quick builder. 
  5. ZTony8 added a post in a topic MPC Fuzz Buster Volare - lets kick it around   

    Aspens and Volares debuted that updated front suspension with the laterally mounted torsion bars so the basic design, however badly rendered, is correct.
  6. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Replicas & Miniatures Co. of MD   

    I wish he could find the time to come to our Detroit show. He's the kind of "name" vendor of whom we need more of at our shows.
  7. ZTony8 added a post in a topic ARII model racing car kits   

    Thanks, Snake. The #1 is on the end flap of the 904 box so that answers that question. I'm still wondering if there were any more kits in the series.
  8. ZTony8 added a topic in General   

    ARII model racing car kits
    Over time I've acquired three of the ARII racing car kits-the Ford GT, the Chaparral, and the Porsche Carrera 6,numbers 2,3,4 of the series. My questions:
    What kit was # 1 in the series?
    Were there more than four in the series? If so, what were the kits?
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  9. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Polar Lights '65 Coronet   

    As I recall from my build of the Coronet you have to put the engine in the chassis first-no dropping it in from above after putting the body on the chassis. Even then it's a very tight fit and it's a fight to get the body all the way down. The stance is too high and I never investigated how to correct that. Yes, the body side crease is a bit off. The roof C pillar shape is different than the Polar Lights Satellite (which is the same basic car as the Coronet) but I don't know if one is more correct than the other or they're both off in different areas.
    I've got all the different colors of both body styles of the kit in my stash so I have plenty more examples to play around with for engine swaps or other versions.
  10. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    Hmmm. They must do things differently over in Europe vis a vis product announcements. I saw several of those kits in the hobby shop today here in Michigan.
  11. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Preview - what's new with Round 2's upcoming Tom McEwen Hot Wheels Dragster kit?   

    I saw both the Prudhomme kit and the Garlits kit at the hobby shop today. The kits look to be identical except for the extra injector hat pieces and the decals. So this begs the question- which kit is more correct? Was the real Prudhomme car a Garlits chassis or is the "Garlits/Swingle chassis in the Garlits kit  something else? Or are they BOTH incorrect?
  12. ZTony8 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    It was last Saturday that I bought the Tamiya Porsche 934 Vaillant version on clearance from local hobby shop for $39. I already have some of the special Tamiya color for it (and I can get more) so I can build it as a companion for the Tamiya 1/20 scale 935 that I have in my stash.
  13. ZTony8 added a post in a topic F1 Hedge ... not what you think   

  14. ZTony8 added a post in a topic CHEVELLE HELP!!!   

    No pix but I built that version several years ago. I switched the wheels to the set from the Dodge Copperhead show car, detail painted the underside, BMF'ed the moldings, snipped off the posts from the headlamp lenses and put BMF in the buckets, and got rid of that awful puppy poo colored interior by painting it black. For a simple kit it came out looking rather well.
  15. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Original 1940 Willys pickup street rod t184   

    Anybody have a good fix for the ill fitting nose piece of this kit?