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      The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well.  k den

Dave Van

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  1. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    All the wood bucks I have seen are 1/10 scale so when they use a 2.5 reduction.....1/25 scale! 
    I own one myself.....
  2. Dave Van added a post in a topic thank's R-M.   

    The R2 Lindberg 1/25 boat kits were 'Made in Michigan'......
  3. Dave Van added a post in a topic new york toy and hobby show   

    Not sure any kit manufacture even attended the NYC show. It, like the iHobby (RCTHA) has shrunk to a shadow of it's self. 
  4. Dave Van added a post in a topic Anyone had this problem with Tamiya Paint?   

    Which Dupli-color primer????
    I have better luck with Dupli-color #1699 sealer as a primer. Seems less hot maybe??? Whatever reason almost no issues ever for me.
  5. Dave Van added a post in a topic Duplicolor Perfect Match Primer question?   

    I keep 3 cans of #1699 primer sealer on had at all times....love the stuff.....It's not Tamiya but I get it at the store local for $4 in that giant can.....Good stuff. 
  6. Dave Van added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    You don't have to twist my arm.....much....I'll supply the car for drawings!!! 

  7. Dave Van added a post in a topic thank's R-M.   

    Cost of manufacturing in China is getting real close to USA.......add to it the issues around some of China's domestic polices.....USA is viable again.....
  8. Dave Van added a post in a topic Accurate Miniatures NASCAR Taurus test shot.   

    They closed shop before kit was ready. 
  9. Dave Van added a post in a topic Accurate Miniatures NASCAR Taurus test shot.   

    Monogram and AM Taurus = same designer........
    The AM kit has much finer details. Kinda what a next generation Monogram kit could have been. The MSRP target was the same as Monogram....in order to compete......and the body, tires and glass were to be shared with a Testors version that was pre-painted and much simplified.  That is how they planned to keep the cost down.....duel purpose kit.  I have drawings for the Testors version but not test shot....not sure any were done. 
  10. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    I made a new post for the complete photos of the Accurate Miniatures NASCAR Taurus kit. Thanks
    Accurate Miniatures Taurus test shot.
  11. Dave Van added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Accurate Miniatures NASCAR Taurus test shot.
    OK Folks.......many have asked (at least 3) and I've finally got myself in gear.....
    Here are photos of what I think is the greatest kit never made. It was 99.999% complete when it was killed.  
    The Accurate Miniatures NASCAR Taurus kit.  A great kit that was a day late and a dollar short.....but in my mind will go down as one of the best domestic kits ever.  Full disclosure I did work and knew all parties of the original Accurate Miniatures and considered them friends. Their office was in Charlotte NC as was I. And I had family at the Accurate Miniatures II in Concord NC and worked for them too. But I still think this was a great kit that sadly may be part of someones KIA today. I'll let the photos do the talking.....any questions I'll try and answer. 
    LINK TO ALL PHOTOS AM test shot photos
     

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  12. Dave Van added a post in a topic Sanding sticks   

    Found a package of two at Dollar General today on my normal run. 100 and 180 grit, foam core double side. For $1 I was willing to see how they work. They have others.....will test these and report.   GEM brand BTW
  13. Dave Van added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    Before I had a phone that would pull up a coupon......I'd print two off and give one away.....so many people had never known of the coupon available. It's to get regulars back in and buy more than one item.....
  14. Dave Van added a post in a topic 200 cu.in. Ford Straight 6 cylinder engine   

    There is also a dealer on ebay that sells one....nice resin kit. 
    A few mods.....
     

  15. Dave Van added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    Location of AM Taurus molds is unknown.......Korea last itme seen.....bet they are now part of many folks Kia's. 
    AM Cobra.....there was to be a Cobra and a Daytona at some point. ZERO mold work was done. Drawings were adapted from other projects to 1/24 scale and that was as far as it ever got.
    AM no.2 in Concord closed for a number of reasons. My brother in law was in product development and art director. He died at age 49 very unexpectedly and that started a chain of events.  I and even my kids 'worked' there from time to time. (if you have a B-25 we packed it!) It was great to see how a model company worked. And helping in a small way was fun. A tiny bit of luck and we'd be sitting here talking about new AM kits........but that's fate.