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pack rat

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    1/25-1/24

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    Ontario, Canada
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    Mike Wherry

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  1. SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...

    The parts and figures in the pics certainly didn't arrive from China pre-painted, and nobody told the guy that painted them that China would be pre-painting production kits. I think you'll find a "paint available at your hobby dealer"-type notation on production packaging. Picture the box art with all of those pieces in raw white plastic....wouldn't look too appealing on the shelf.
  2. SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...

    Where did you get the idea that these are pre-painted?
  3. It looks (sort of) like a vintage SCoT supercharger as used on flathead Fords back in the day
  4. SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...

    It's new tooling; basically a re-creation of the Aurora Racing Scenes accessories in a smaller scale.
  5. Thanks, Scott. If you test-fit the outboard motor halves you might find a missing section of plastic on the top surface that needs to be filled before you prime and paint.
  6. The mounting of the motor is a head-scratcher as the parts have been re-purposed. They were originally designed to enable the motor to move and swivel on the boat. I improvised when I built the display boat; I simply trapped the motor between pieces #10; but I flipped the mounts around to mount it at a more realistic angle. The pic isn't very clear but you might see what I did. The three leftover parts are just that...leftovers. The flat piece appears to have mounted ahead of the motor somehow, and the U-shaped parts were used in the boat's previous battery-powered days. Also note....the instructions tell you to insert the boat's interior platform into the boat after attaching the hull to the deck. This was originally to enable battery installation/removal. It's mush easier to install the interior first.
  7. What are your Bucket List Kits?

    There are very few kits left on my bucket list. The top five: (Yes, I'll still want that '68 Chevelle regardless of how good or bad the Revell kit turns out)
  8. Now I know where they went!

    The Cat's body was molded with a smooth lower pan minus the turn signals as pictured on the box.
  9. #6 looks like a '63 Falcon promo or Craftsman kit Edit...just took a closer look....looks like it's the Pinto
  10. 1/18 MPC Hydro-Vee Boat

    It was built with the new issue. No pics of the parts, and no problems in assembly as the kit has a low parts count and is a very easy build. I agree that the 1/20 AMX might look cool with this boat, but unfortunately I had no 1/18 or 1/20 vehicles in my collection to compare it to.
  11. Complete bonuses in kits

    It fits like a glove....with the tailgate raised
  12. 1/18 MPC Hydro-Vee Boat

    I owe you an apology. I should have dug out my Lindberg/Pyro boats and tried it out, but stupid me didn't think of it before sending the kit to South Bend!
  13. 1/18 MPC Hydro-Vee Boat

    Here's some built-up pics. Very simple kit, but it has some possibilities as a companion to a 1/18 diecast or 1/20 kit. I'm envisioning this one behind a Big Bad Blue 1/20 '70 AMX
  14. Looks like an AMT 65 Corvair custom wheel......but that kit had the 13 inch compact wheels/tires, and the tire in your pic doesn't look like a compact tire.