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SSNJim

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About SSNJim

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  • Location Bowie, MD
  • Full Name Jim Edwards

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  1. SSNJim added a post in a topic Pocher Porsche 911 1/8 Scale.   

    It's a great kit to own, not so much to build. It is much more like an Maisto diecast kit than a Pocher, and it is the most disappointing model purchase I have ever made.
  2. SSNJim added a post in a topic Ford Corba UTE   

    I like it. The roof looks good; it's the hardest part to pull off with El Camino/Ranchero type conversions.
  3. SSNJim added a post in a topic Lexten   

    Looks great, very creative. Keep it up, can't wait to see it finished.
  4. SSNJim added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D 906SR, Tamiya 1/12   

    Very nice - you did a great job. I've got one in progress (for several years....I probably need to get it going again). One of my favorite bikes - love the suspension. I haven't seen the gorgeous 1D in person, but there was a local dealer here that had a 3D in stock. Never worked up the nerve to ask for a test ride.
  5. SSNJim added a post in a topic Buying from overseas sellers on Amazon   

    Thanks, all. I'm glad to hear there aren't any additional taxes or duties. I do little on-line ordering, and even less from overseas. 'll get it ordered.
  6. SSNJim added a topic in General   

    Buying from overseas sellers on Amazon
    When you purchase a model on Amazon from an overseas seller (Japanese in this case), are there additional fees related to import, duties and taxes and so on at the time of purchase or delivery? Or is it just the model price plus shipping? I don't want to be surprised if it shows up on my doorstep needing additional payments. I am in the US.
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  7. SSNJim added a post in a topic How much have you spent on a build?   

    How do you determine how much you spent on one model?  If you build a model using one kit and maybe a bunch of aftermarket junk, that's easy enough. If you buy Kit A as the base, Kit B for the wheels, and Kit C for the engine to bash into one model, how do you calculate that? Especially when you start a new model using Kit D and pull the engine out of Kit A, the chassis out of Kit B, the wheels out of your parts box and the interior out of Kit E? What if you buy aftermarket wheels specifically for this build but decide not to use them? Does that still count?
    It is easy enough to determine how much you spend on kits, but determining how much you spent on a specific model would seem to be quite difficult.
     
  8. SSNJim added a post in a topic The Beginnings Of Our Interstates   

    I-70 in Breezewood , PA is similar. It runs on US30 for a mile or so, along with traffic lights, intersections and all. US30 isn't signed as I-70 as such, but the direction signs say I-70 ->, not To I-70.
  9. SSNJim added a post in a topic Rubber bumper MGB   

    There's an Airfix version of the kit, too. It has both versions in the box - chrome and rubber. There's no option to change the ride height which was different - rubber was higher by about an inch.
    I think the Airfix version is a reissue of the Aoshima. If so, it is likely the Aoshima has both versions. If not, I'm pretty sure I have the rubber bumpers I am not using. 
     
  10. SSNJim added a post in a topic Track noses   

    Thanks, Dennis. I'll check with him. He's local, and is at the MAMA club meetings I go to occasionally and other model events. I'll check it out next time I'm there.
  11. SSNJim added a post in a topic Track noses   

    Thanks for all the info. There's a lot more options than I thought. Bill, that purple 34 is a nice looking car.
    I too went on to MCG's site, and only saw the nose grille. I'm still in the early planning stages, so I've got a while to figure out what to do.
  12. SSNJim added a topic in General   

    Track noses
    I see a lot of pre-1933 cars with track noses. Where do they come from? Are there readily available kits with them, resin, or scratch-built?
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  13. SSNJim added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac Body   

    I thought that's what the roof on the kit was supposed to be. Definitely chopped, it looks like it has stitched seams around the edges, and visible ribs in the top. Maybe it's a Carson top type thing. I'm not familiar with the car, so I could be wrong.
  14. SSNJim added a post in a topic A Drill for General Model Work Recommendation   

    Dremel, and no doubt other manufacturers, have 3 jaw chucks available that will fit the Dremels and similar tools. The one I have didn't work on my Stylus, but it does on my bigger corded and cordless tools. Dremel says theirs will do 1/32" to 1/8" shanks, but it seems to me mine goes a little larger. I do use my Dremels for things other than plastic, too. 
    https://www.dremel.com/en_US/products/-/show-product/accessories/4486-dremel-chuck
  15. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    I'm not so sure about that. The annual kits were for exactly that - building a model of the latest cars that were offered in the days when new car introductions were a big deal. I remember saving my lunch money for the brand new  MPC 1976 Dodge pickup kit and the 1975 Pinto. Back in those days, a 55 Chevy was just an old car, just like a 1997 Honda Civic is now.
    By the way, has anyone else noticed the Revell Build and Play 2018 Mustang out now? Similar in parts layout to the 2015 Mustang, it's got the new spoiler, new wheels and body. I had a blast building it.