keyser

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  • Location Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
  • Full Name Christian L Szell

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  1. keyser added a post in a topic OK, I concede on the "Blower" issue.   


    Yes, you too can join the team at (name here) models!! Send your applications now. Fill them out, or most of them anyway, and the job is yours!
    Word Perfect and Windows Millenium skills preferred, as is a working knowledge of Chinese food and Microsoft Paint. If you own a car, or have seen one, you're good to go.
  2. keyser added a post in a topic OK, I concede on the "Blower" issue.   

    Toss in a Scott, Potvin, and a Latham and I'll forget all about it. Just sayin'
  3. keyser added a post in a topic Ford GT40 68 Lemans winner; Gulf Livery   

    Chassis 1075 won both 68 and 69 LM24's. No other chassis has done so. Mirages are GT40's, too much essential componentry the same, or derivative. Mk. II and IV farther from original in many ways than the Mirage. Gulf-Wyer didn't change heritage.
    Agree, amazing chassis. Fujimi kits the 68 and 69 iterations of 1075, nicely.
  4. keyser added a post in a topic What are the chances Modelhaus will find a buyer for their business?   

    Some people have zero clue how much work, integrity, and kindness come from Don and Carol. You cannot pay for the kind of reputation they've busted tail doing for the last 20-25 years.

    Their recent tragic loss of their son just makes it seem so unfair. Don and Carol are awesome people, smart, hardworking in several different professional lives.

    Fseva, buy a few kits of theirs, and you may learn the difference between cost and value. I personally doubt you ever will, but don't denegrate the business of the Holthaus family or it's value unless you've done similarly.

    This business will be hard to replace, or sustain at the level of commitment of Don and Carol. No matter what, I wish them peace and happiness. The success was all their doing.
  5. keyser added a post in a topic Tee Vee Dune Buggy   

    The Corvair motor decent too in Barris T-buggy. Ugly thing, but great parts.
    MPC also did the V-Rod, which was a Phaeton 4-seat like the Berry.

    The Kyote was cool too.

  6. keyser added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Buick Wildcat   

    BTW, here's the images on the first screen for others that had same question.
  7. keyser added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Buick Wildcat   

    Um, there were 8-10 photos of white lenses on 69 Rivieras at the link. A few 68's, smaller side marker rather than cornering light.
    I used the script as most of the questions you post can be partially answered with a search here, or Google, or Bing, or.....
    It took me longer to type the script than do the search.
    About 1,710,000 results (0.68 seconds)
    You're welcome, sorry it didn't meet your personal needs.
  8. keyser added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Buick Wildcat   

    What should be used
  9. keyser added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   


    Chassis looks like a chewed up stock floorpan from the street car. Tubless tubs, axle holes, interior mount tabs. Blew up the Larson pic for you, just click on it.
    I don't like'em, but some people do
  10. keyser added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Yes, thanks for reminding us you hate showrods, I keep forgetting.

    Some people like them, and if a kids sees one and starts building, rather than a 40 year old drag car he cares nothing about, guess that'd be awful.

    Ooooh a Vega...dreamy. Waste of plastic (metal on the 1:1) to start with, Grumpy and Larson cars only salvation.
  11. keyser added a post in a topic Shell History of Motor Racing   

    The cutaways are by James Allington. There's a book full of them, I have it. The original Shell prints are getting scarce, but are worth it.
    Shell does nice videos, and has great series of various 1/43 and Lego cars usually available in Asia/Malaysia.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=allington+cutaway+book&espv=2&biw=1280&bih=713&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=mct0VbWdLMWisAW2p4DwCA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAjgK

    I just looked for pic of the allington book, and none found with couple quick searches. The above has pics of his work, some from the book. I've had the book for decades, collect his prints and Turner racing posters.

    His 275 GTB/4 is awesome, as is the Duesy and the 250F
  12. keyser added a post in a topic Tee Vee Dune Buggy   

    Not my build, from SH builts IIRC.
    I've got sealed original, buying a couple more to build.

  13. keyser added a post in a topic Flashback: AMT Scirocco   

    Suhweet!
    Got nice builder Rabbit and Scirocco off bay last year for $10. Had a couple 1600 Rabbits, autocrossed and tracked them. Great cars.
  14. keyser added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    You know, they could either tool new cab/bits for the current 56 as mod reissue like the 69 Shelby convert, or convert the 55 Monogram. If done well, it may work.

    No idea how the Testors Boyd cars sold, but that's a point to look at.

    I can't stand errors, but they haven't decided what they're doing and people either hate Foose, or are pessimistic about issues. Give them a break. They're investing, and aiming stuff at the lunatic fringe that will maybe lure people in. I'd expect some time on Overhaulin' too, like the other show.

    I'm up for them, just no boring stuff. And at least Chip makes car safer and well built. Gas Monkey builds for the flip. I like the show, but only a few I'd buy from them, sloppy quickie builds not my taste.