Would anyone have contact info for Ross Gibson Engines? Bought a couple of engines last week, just had a chance to open them up, and I am actually missing the lower half of the block for the 427 SOHC kit, would like to get a hold of them to get a replacement part.
That looks like the same style of wheel, but looks much deeper than the one above.
Someone else said the '68 Charger as well, strange I don't have it in my stash, but will have to rectify that. Hard to tell from the photos of the instructions if it is the same wheel, the band around the rim just inside the rim edge (with the tire valve sticking out of) looks really wide when compared to the kit steel rims, but maybe it is just the lighting. Another I have been told about are the wheels in the MPC Roscoe Police car.
Dog dish isn't a problem as I have all 4 sets of the Parts By Parks ones, however looking at them, none of them look like the ones above, so may have to search for those as well. Again, likely from the '68 Charger.
While I haven't received a release date or pricing on these yet, don't expect these to be cheap.
Their 1/35 trucks are in the $40 range, and are curbside (albeit they usually have a ton of stuff for the bed, or a big a$$ gun and figures with it) so a fully detailed out 1/24 truck with full engine detail and such, look for these to be in the $60-$80 range.
Pricey yes, but this kit will be the quality of a high end Tamiya auto kit, and with that comes a price, but having quite a few Meng kits in the stash (1/35 armor), I can tell you they are some of the best kits on the market, and are worth every penny for them.
Yeah, this kit isn't out yet. I get an invoice from my supplier about the same time that Revell direct ships the Preferred Customer orders, and I haven't gotten the invoice as of yet. Expect it next week sometime, which means with Xmas and New Years....I might have on the 30th, maybe, and that is a big maybe.
I build everything. Cars and Trucks, and 1/35 Armor mostly, but also build aircraft of many different scales, dabble in figures, Sci-Fi and ships. Likely why my stash is probably 700+ (which I know is still small compared to some).
If I only built cars and trucks, or only built Armor....the stash wouldn't be nearly as big.
Yeah, would have to agree with Moebius. When I got the Prostars in at the shop, I sold a few initially, but my Lonestars are probably selling 3 or 4 to one vs the Prostar.
I think maybe that it was because the Lonestars weren't available for a long time, and wasn't until they were shooting the Prostars that they also shot more Lonestars, and now with both available, the Lonestar is still outselling it.
May be less of them on the road, but the Lonestar is the better looking truck.
I know this is an older post, but just a warning. DO NOT USE RUBBING ALCOHOL.
That is unless you like a nice congealed mess in your airbrush.
Vallejo paints are not alcohol based, and using alcohol to thin them will actually coagulate the paint.
I whole heartily recommend Vallejo's own Airbrush Thinner to thin both the Model Color and the Model Air paints.
Model color, mix about 3 parts of their thinner with 1 part paint.
Model Air, while pre-thinned for airbrushing already, if you want to slightly thin it some more, about 5 parts Model Air paint to 1 part of their AB thinner. Just enough to cut the surface tension of the paint.
While water will work, water literally just thins the paint out, I know that seems like what you want to do, but while it thins the paint, it also reduces the paint's ability to adhere. Their airbrush thinner is designed to work hand in hand with the paint, imparting a bit of retarder to the mixture, reducing tip dry on your airbrush, and help with adhesion to your kit.