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  1. keyser added a post in a topic AMT Junior And Craftsman Kits   

    The Cuda chassis was under the Fireball 500, with the Hemi. The Valiant lasted as promo from 63-66, and the 66 Promo is wrong, and rare. IIRC, it had a one piece chassis with engine molded in. 
    The 65 Nova was the AWB IIRC, and the 63 Nova Wagon became the mid-engined wagon drag car. The 63 Nova detail kit and the Craftsman shared much, but Craftsman kits always had the large Promo style axles. That chassis had an engine insert too.  
    The 64-65 Chevelle I think became the AWB then the Modified. 
    The 66 Skylark annual tool became the Modifed, but the Annual and the Craftsman were not the same tools, I have both, and they differ. The annual has a radiator crossmember that the Craftsman does not have, and the screw posts are in different places on the chassis. It did not have an engine insert like many promos/Craftsmen based on glue kits (63 T-bird, for one). It came back as the Mexicali Mudlark once. 
    The 59 Buick HT, 62 Galaxie HT, 64 Comet, 61 Ranchero, and a couple others (?60 Merc?) came out in a desert series someone here knows as well.
    Several annuals were different as well. They did introduce convertibles first in the Annuals, but some differed. One of the early 60's Fords said Sunliner on fender of the HT. I have it, but cannot remember the year. 61-2. Many HT's had convertible interiors, so those were shared a lot. 
    Weirdly, I have all the Imperials from 58-82. The 58 was converible only. The 59 and 61 HT's were add ons to the convertibles. The 60 Imperial HT was a completely separate HT tool. Only that year, no idea why. They did stuff like that.
    I think Art, Rich and a couple others can fill in details better than I can with my chemo addled brain, but there are tools that should be left if not scrapped. 
  2. keyser added a post in a topic AMT Junior And Craftsman Kits   

    The jillion re-issues 66 Bird is full detail. The Craftsman is the promo. Hardtop only. Different tools. Both had Landau roof, Craftsman was fixed IIRC. 
    57 Bird Craftsman was completely different tool than the jillion re-issues 57. Much better hardtop, molded in windshield frame, year on plates, Ford script on hubcap centers. Much nicer in many ways save for Hood/engine.
    59 Imperial is a found and re-engineered kit from tool vault, so it can be re-issued. They're not hard to find reasonably priced. The 71 Tbird was a Motor City Craftsman equivalent, as was the re-issued 70 Wildcat. I found 70 Tbird and 69 Wildcat builders for less than a new kit. The 71 has full detail, but it has Motor City engine insert of 70 too. 
    Tools that dead ended could be around if not scrapped. 63 Falcon, 63-64 Corvairs, 66 Skylark, 64 Galaxie, all the stuff that came out with the Boondock series.
    I think the 61 Ranchero is a modded original Styline issue with open hood added, done about the time of the 66 Mustang coupe Promo/kit mashup. 
    The 1/32 scale stuff hadn't been seen in 50 years, and they came back. 
    Another thread is kveching about low detail re-issues, and this one says there aren't enough. 
    Glad I'm not trying to satisfy this crowd. 
  3. keyser added a post in a topic Just an idea for reissues   

    Didn't they just do a '16 Camaro? And a Challenger in '09, and....
    Selling old issues pays for new issues. They seem to care about the market, bringing back some stuff, restoring some tools. 
    Rather them tool up a chassis for a 50yo body, or an all new kit of something not kitted? Maybe replace a lousy but high demand item like a 65 GTO with a new tool?
    Guess we should spend some money on something we like, or look at tool layout on box before pulling trigger.
    I don't buy everything that comes out, and I dislike some stuff, but the 57 tool is from 62-63? Body is awesome, I hate sedans, so one of my original issue bodies is going onto a Revell chassis. 
    If you look at Round2's sci-fi issues, they're pretty cool. Hmmm, I wonder if huge sales there will generate tooling dollars for the car side?? Nahhh. Let's just rant. 
    Like Mel Brooks said "Harrumph harrumph harrumph!":)
  4. keyser added a post in a topic AMT Junior And Craftsman Kits   

    They've re-issued the 64 Comet and the 61 Styline Galaxie which is close to a Craftsman, and they tooled a new 60 Starliner in past. Also dragged out the 64 Promo Galaxie since the original gone as Mod Stocker. 
    If only to run them once and see if they sell, yes, they are looking. 59 Imperial, Manx, all came out of nowhere, as did the Soapbox Derby car for the new tool truck. 
    A tool with no plastic running thru it is a paperweight. A tool with plastic in it that sells is business. They're looking if they want to make money, They're not hiding them to pizz us off.
    So, without standing on the tool bank, but looking at people that bought a company to make money, that should be proof. 
  5. keyser added a post in a topic Corvette C7R - Revell new tool   

    Same thng always comes up. Simple kit, No kit, or Resin kit that costs about 2 cases of the simple kit. They look nice, are current, and people may buy and build them. I've paid hundreds for resin that has less detail than this. I don't see anyone else doing current American race cars. Need Ford GT LM version, hopefully Ford will want one as well. 
  6. keyser added a post in a topic X-Acto with an LED Light built in - Hobby Lobby   

    Excellent, now I can not finish models in the dark! Does it come in metric? 
  7. keyser added a post in a topic Revell AG McLaren 570s   

  8. keyser added a post in a topic Virus on this site   

    I use Ad Block, zero ads. 
    I posted what you need to do to fix your browser. 403 warnings are sign of BADNESS to come. It's not a server, it's not a moon phase. Richard, you need to fix the problem, or you'll be screwed. 
    Use ad blocker, they're free. Bill posted good one I use. 
    God, why do I even post links, or a gd thing. Must be on universal ignore. Perils of being an ah I guess. 
    Hiya Bob, I owe you text. 
  9. keyser added a post in a topic New added to Round 2   

    2 separate issues. The Superbug Gasser was issued first as shortened Beetle sharing Manx and TeeVee buggy chassis. Last one seen was the Streetle Beetle with the 40 nose only, and a hump tire on rear deck. 
    The yellow body below is the shorty body. The red body is a stock Beetle, not AMT

  10. keyser added a post in a topic Johan? What? Huh? This cannot be real.   

    Flyer says $35. The 59 Dodge says Not Cheap. Oh well. 
    Didn't Moebius show a 59 Dodge a year or so back? 
    Found it
    And here

  11. keyser added a post in a topic Will Slow Down of Cottage Industry Slow the Hobby?   

    Wow, that hand grenade looks awful
    I haven't been to Toledo in decades, was great show, went with Terry Jessee one year, had a lot of fun. MAMA meet was good, the Oakland show was good too. 
    Couple of the San Diego meets were nice. Never been to ATL, I guess I should go. 
    Chicago Toy shows any good anymore?
    Modelhaus will be missed for anyone that restores builders. It was nice to buy something that needed a few things and get them from Don and Carol, or some of the great kits they did that nobody else would. Going to be a LOT harder to restore/restomod kits and gluebombs now. Plus the huge tire line, the custom parts, the weird stuff. And most of all, the quality, and Don and Carol. 
    I've posted about attracting younger people to the hobby, and the Ford snaps that Revell does. Got roundly shouted down, ironically from old guys. I guess the no smart-phone/crank start cars/hygieneopenic folks seen at many swap meets are the future of the hobby. Going to be a big crater, just for the Hoverrounds alone
  12. keyser added a post in a topic Virus on this site   

    I don't have any ads. 
    It's your browser not the site. It's a browser add on virus. 
    Malwarebytes is great, but run Kaspersky first, do exactly what link tells you.
    Run in Safe Mode if possible. Save programs to desktop so easier to get to. 
  13. keyser added a post in a topic 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS Soap Box Derby II   

    Hey, no apology necessary. Easy to miss. Has good info on original issue.
    Orig issue was lid I posted from other thread. It was the second boxing of the '69 El Camino that we haven't seen since. It had unpainted Rallyes and the Americans that have been in jillions of kits. Same as the 69 Chevell convert recently re-issued. 
    The new issue is a '68, new tool (probably 15yo now )
  14. keyser added a post in a topic AMT Polyglas GT Parts pack tires & Tires in AMT 66 Mustang kit?   

    I had no idea but the tires always looked small to me. So, I looked. Geez, small! F70-14 on 383 RR, F70-15 on Hemi RR.
    Hemi, drums, and F70's. Surprising ANY of these things survived, alone the owners. Add sweet alignment geometry from shackles and period tires heat cycled to death, and fun times.