Don Sikora II

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  1. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Beemax Audi Quattro   

    I agree with RancheroSteve!
  2. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Porsche 911 Big Boy with a difference...   

    Very nice. 
    Agree, I'd be crazy happy about a plastic 1/24-scale 991 GT3 or GT3 RS. Have both in 1/43 diecast and the Minichamps 1/18-scale GT3, but still want a kit! Spark made an assembled resin 1/18-scale RS promo for Porsche, but it's way too pricey for me.
  3. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Revell Silverado & waverider question   

    Revell also issued the water craft kit with a resin figure of racer Mike Follmer and a resin "wave" base. Those don't look very expensive going by finished eBay auctions. That kit also came with the trailer from the custom Silverado set. The trailer was based on the one that was included in some of the old Revell combo kits of the late '70s or early '80s. 
  4. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Round2 July 2016 Announcements   

    Cool. Wondered if the derby car tool might have survived. I've never had the kit but finally found an empty, and unfortunately ratty, box in the last couple years.

  5. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic revell 4Q2016 Release Annoucement   

    No, the L.A. Street Chopper was a Revell kit, this one is an old Monogram kit.
  6. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic > MPC 1980 Road Runner   

    I like them too, and it's always nice to see something different. Wouldn't mind seeing Round 2 do some with Eagle ST lettering as well.
  7. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic > MPC 1980 Road Runner   

    The '77 Volare annual was one of the first kits I built with minimal help from my Mom, and I've really been looking forward to this 1980 version being reissued. There are two threads going for this kit, but thought this one was the better place to show the pieces from the new kit. Haven't compared it to the original-issue Fuzz Duster but the new kit looks as expected in white plastic rather than black like the original. The only "bonus" part I've spotted is the center portion of the 1977 Volare Road Runner Super Pak kit's front spoiler...it's on the end of the tree with the separate t-top panels and rear spoiler. (EDIT: The Super Pak kit's one-piece rear spoiler is also on the tree with the t-top panels; it's different that the wider wrap-around unit on the tree with the fender flares) The original kit's stock two-piece plastic tires are here, and Round 2 has included another set in vinyl with tampo-printed Goodyear GT Radial outline lettering. The Fuzz Duster tires are the old hollow MPC big n' bigger Goodyear Blue Streaks, same as the original issue.







  8. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Flashback 1976 - MPC '76 Monza 2 + 2   

    Very interesting, haven't seen a plastic version of that tire.
  9. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    Visited Al's many times. Venture was a great shop! It had been in decline for quite a while (at least from my point of view as a plastic modeler), but it's still sad it closed. Don't get down to the northern suburbs as much as I used to, but I was pleasantly surprised the last time I stopped at Ron's Mundelein Hobbies. Mostly a train shop, but they had a surprisingly good car kit selection when I was in there last fall.
  10. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    These are both great shops! Don's is my local shop and I've been going there since I was a little kid. First stopped at his original location on Roosevelt Road with my dad in 1976 or so...he opened in '74. Don is semi-retired now. Haven't been there for a couple months, but he's been selling down his inventory and opens a couple days a week. Not too many kits left the last time I was there, but there's still some stuff to look through.
  11. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Rupp Roadster   

    Cool, will for sure buy a Rupp Roadster or two. Second the idea of reissuing the Schwinn kits too.
  12. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Monogram "Luminator" Car Kits   

    Think there were two Luminators 1/24-scale Snap-Tite cars too....the 1982 Collector Edition Corvette and the Datsun pickup if I remember right. 
  13. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Little plastic flames?   

    Have a Hawk Me 163 in my collection (copyright 1960) that includes the flame part.
  14. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Flashback 1976 - MPC '76 Monza 2 + 2   

    Sorry, I'm not sure if the '78 annual has the scoop...that's one of the few MPC Monzas I don't have.
    Went and checked, and both the Monza Pro Street kits I have were made by MPC in Mount Clemens...pretty sure it did continue into the MPC/Ertl era though. Mark is correct, the four-bolt Centerlines were only in that issue of the kit.
     
  15. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Flashback 1976 - MPC '76 Monza 2 + 2   

    Not sure what it would mean for values (I agree with Mark, the Buick is top of the heap for price), but in my experience the '78 Monza Mouse annual and the last-issue Pro-Street kit are the harder to find MPC Monza kits. No idea why the '78 would be less common, but I don't even remember it from when I was a kid in '78. Of course my kit shopping was extremely limited in those days to where ever I went with mom.  The Street Spyder custom was also a '78, so maybe they made relatively fewer '78 annuals?