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  • Location Bowie, MD
  • Full Name Jim Edwards

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  1. SSNJim added a post in a topic Looking for the following   

    Revell has a Snap-Tite modern two seat Thunderbird they reissue every so often. There were several releases, including the concept car and production vehicles molded in red and turquoise. The most noticeable difference between concept and production is that the concept car doesn't have side marker lights.
  2. SSNJim added a post in a topic Talk about horrible looking customizations....   

    What did it hit?
  3. SSNJim added a post in a topic In 1973, who could have guessed that,   

    I wonder that just about every day when I watch commercials. Just because a song has a catchy riff it doesn't mean that it is something you want associated with your company.
    Garnier learned that with their commercials. They had a song that has one of the best piano tracks ever in it. Turns out the song ("Diamonds and Guns" by Transplants) is about drugs, theft, murder and worse. Big ado about that.
    Special K is using a song called "I Love It" by Icona Pop. It's a breakup song with a bit of rage.
    The list goes on and on...
  4. SSNJim added a post in a topic Interesting note on towing from a pro   

    My 2007 Mustang V6 automatic doesn't have a transmission dipstick. From the owner's manual: "The 5R55S transmission does not have a transmission fluid dipstick. ... Transmission fluid should be checked and, if required, fluid should be added by an authorized dealer." Oddly enough, the next page in the manual tells you how to check and add manual transmission fluid.
  5. SSNJim added a post in a topic Questions for the builders out there   

    The hobby shops up here seem to have dropped it. It is good to know it's still around.
  6. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    I do have an stock 1980 or so 2 dr Malibu coupe in resin. I picked it up second-hand at a show, so I don't know who made it. Molded in yellowish resin, lots of flash, no chrome plating, and two small holes in each side. I think it was intended as a slot car body.
  7. SSNJim added a post in a topic Questions for the builders out there   

    I haven't seen that in quite a while. Is it, or the white, still available?
  8. SSNJim added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    I saw a Tesla Model X in downtown DC today at 13th & K NW, two blocks from the Tesla dealer.
  9. SSNJim added a post in a topic Yellowed glass   

    I would try polishing it out. I would think the yellowing process is similar to full size headlights, and they can be polished out. Try it on a mounting tab or connecting strap, and no harm done.
    If all else fails, fill the window inside with modeling clay, and vacuform a new window unit.
  10. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    I've heard that there could be an FE-X (?) and a plain 442 version in the future. I'm still very pleased with the kit, and looking forward to building it.
  11. SSNJim added a post in a topic Accents   

    I've seen TV shows where they have subtitles for people with thick southern accents like they're speaking a foreign language. I've never seen it for any other American accent.
  12. SSNJim added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    I picked one up at my LHS yesterday. Much nicer kit than I expected. Too bad about the hood - I'd much rather have a flat hood, but I'll deal with it.
  13. SSNJim added a post in a topic Those who love rebuild old model kits   

    Here is one of the websites I know about that deals with Scale Model Restorations: . It's not very active now, but there's lots of information and neat projects.
  14. SSNJim added a post in a topic Big Lots ever get models like Ollie's does?   

    They used to have models and diecasts on occasion; I haven't seen them in years. I still check my local Big Lots to no avail. They usually wouldn't get the selection that Ollie's gets. Usually Big Lots would get three or four model styles, while Ollie's gets a lot of different ones.
  15. SSNJim added a post in a topic Chevy sportside   

    They did. MPC (and later AMT) had several variants of this truck. There was the shortbed stepside, a shortbed fleetside (issued as the 454SS also), a longbed fleetside, and as SnapFast Plus, an extended cab dually, an extended cab dually street machine with a bed cap, and a Tahoe. One or two of the duallies had GMC or GMC-looking grilles, too. Most parts could be swapped between them with a little work. The SnapFast kits had open hoods, so with a little massaging, you could build an extended cab step side, a single cab dually, and so on.