SSNJim

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  • Location Bowie, MD
  • Full Name Jim Edwards

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  1. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell C7 Corvette Snap kit   

    I just picked this and the 2017 Raptor up today. The Corvette is the traditional Revell Snap-Tite; well detailed and simple to put together. There's a few minor parting seams on the body, but other than that, nothing to complain about. There is no paint on the model - you'll have to do any detail painting needed.
    The Raptor is labeled as a Snap-Tite, but looks more like the Build and Play Series. A very glossy finish with the wheel wells and B pillar painted black, and "Raptor" printed on the sides. The interior has a separate dash and steering wheel; the rest is one piece including the bed. The windows are painted black in the appropriate places, and the wheels are black. The headlights are painted silver like the Mustang.
    I'm very pleased with both, and am looking forward to building them.
  2. SSNJim added a post in a topic Scale size of tools   

    They look like about 1/12 scale to me. Some are a little larger scale such as the screwdriver, pocket knife and nutcracker. That scale is usually doll house furniture, but the rings make them look like charm bracelet/jewelry items.
  3. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell Uptown Charger questions   

    Thanks a lot guys! It looks like they are pretty much rereleases of the same basic kit. The yellow one, which is the one I have, has only the stock looking wheels and one grille style, and some of the other options may be missing. It should work for what I need.

    The Testors kit may possibly work also, but going from memory, the grille and its opening are different for a start. I haven't actually tested it - they haven't both bubbled to the top of the stash at the same time.
  4. SSNJim added a topic in General   

    Revell Uptown Charger questions
    There were at least two kits - one was kit 2059 (flat box version?), and the other is 4225 (SRT8 Super Bee, which I have on hand). Are they the same kit as far as plastic goes? What, if any, are the differences? I just received a resin body that specifies 2059 as one of the donor kits, and I think all I need is the headlights, windshield, grille and a few other parts.

    Thanks!



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  5. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell clear gloss 01   

    The guy is European. Apparently Revell markets a line of paints in Europe which many Revell AG kits reference. This is a question that our European modeler friends need to answer.
  6. SSNJim added a post in a topic Dodge Challenger 2009 and newer   

    The AMT does, though I can't speak to the Revell.
  7. SSNJim added a post in a topic Cars that SHOULD be in the USA   

    Not really a car, but:

  8. SSNJim added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw a Rod Shop Barracuda (70-75 vintage) on an open trailer somewhere on the backroads of VA in the I-81 corridor. It looked brand new, so it was probably a repro.
  9. SSNJim added a post in a topic Post your wagons and 4-door sedans   


    Just what I was looking for! Thanks for the lead! It seems that none of the available Magnum/300 model kits can swap the front cap without major surgery.
  10. SSNJim added a post in a topic Greenhorn Question   

    By volume. A 240" long, 48" tall and 48" wide full size car will be 20" X 4" X 4" in 1/12 scale. All dimensions of a piece get divided by the scale. The theoretical car mentioned earlier would be 10" X 2" X 2" in 1/24 scale.
  11. SSNJim added a post in a topic some corny jokes   

    How did the butcher introduce his wife?

    Meet Patty.
  12. SSNJim added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    A stock white 69 Boss 302 Mustang, travelling in company with a light yellow 67-69 Cougar with cornering lamps, black vinyl top and spoiler on US50 between Annapolis and Bowie.
  13. SSNJim added a post in a topic Guardsman Blue and Gulf Blue?   

    I saw on another site that the original Gulf racing blue was RAL 6027. I used to have the orange color too, but can't seem to find it, but it was another RAL color, maybe 2005 or 2007. I think it was 2007.

    They seem to be pretty close to the original colors anyway. The RAL colors are used by military modelers, and there should be cross-references to more common paints.
  14. SSNJim added a post in a topic Pimp your ride ?   

    Number 5 is kind of cool. The rest, not so much.
  15. SSNJim added a post in a topic Interesting idea, for a company with a big enough back catalog? (like Round2 maybe?)   

    It looks like a pretty good program to me. This program seems to require pre-orders, and not just votes like others.

    Airfix has a pretty good catalog/catalogue of 1/24 & 1/25 scale automobiles. I have their MGB (includes chrome and rubber baby buggy bumper versions), a Maserati Bora, and Toyota RAV4, all in 1/24. There are others, some tools were shared with MPC.