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Don Sikora II

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  1. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic 1/16 MPC '79 Pontiac Firebird   

    Nice to see this coming back. Pretty sure the Turbo cars were 1980 and '81 though, so a '79 is probably the 10th Anniversary car.
  2. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Ghost Kits - Shown But Never Released   

    It's the Aoshima kit, and I think the picture of the '67 is even from the Aoshima box. American SATCO imported Aoshima kits in those days, and I'm pretty sure that they did import the MGBs in original packaging. I don't have one of those, but do have one of the kits in an Airfix box...haven't looked at in a long time, but if I remember right the Airfix issue actually contains both the early and late parts.
  3. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Ordering From Other Countries, Any Guidance?   

    If you order from Hobby Link Japan, they are a fantastic company to do business with. That said, be sure you understand their shipping procedures and how they handle payments for items. If you're ordering multiple items you probably want to use what they call "private warehouse" so you have the lowest possible shipping charges. But this option involves paying for items when they are in stock, not when you want to ship them. It works very well once you understand the system.
  4. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Tower Hobbies free shipping?   

    It seems random. A couple weeks ago they had a free shipping deal that I only saw in the shopping cart. Was surprised since I didn't see the "free shipping" logo in the kit listings like they usually do.
  5. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    You're right, Tamiya's 1/24-scale 934 is a newer tool. Pretty sure the Jägermeister version was first released in 2013. The old Esci 934 might still be available from Heller...somehow the mold ended top with them.
  6. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    Yes.
  7. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Yet Another Hobby Lobby Clearance Post..   

    Saw the Monogram Street T hot rod and the Revell 1980 Ford Ranger pickup on clearance too....think they were $14.99 each.
  8. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic What AMT/MPC Molds Might Still Exist at Round 2?   

    Yes, the Craftsman '60 wagon kit was only issued the one time. But it was actually a revised reissue of SMP's '60 Chevy wagon promo.
  9. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Information on Monogram's Exotics Series   

    Only other one I can think of that was reissued is the stock version of the Ferrari 308, but that one was released by Revell-Germany.
  10. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Built 44 years ago   

    Man, that looks great! 
  11. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Nascar tires yellow printing   

    Think for Made-in-USA Revell/Revell-Monogram NASCAR kits, the yellow-printed tires were only in Limited-Edition kits, but I'm not sure if all Limited Editions came with them. The Pro-Finish kits had them too, as did some of the Made-In-China kits that were based on the Pro-Finish parts.
  12. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic AMT & Revell Parts Packs Engines   

    My local hobby shop still had a couple Parts Pack Mooneyes dragster frames in the early-to-mid 1980s. They were original price (69 cents???) and I remember looking at them more than once and not buying since I had no idea where I'd find the rest of the stuff to build a car. This was before I drove or had any idea something like a model-car swap meet even existed. 
  13. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Revell History   

    Pretty sure all of Revell's 1962 Chrysler Corporation cars included some custom parts in their original issues. The Metalflake issues added a smaller second chrome tree with additional custom goodies along with a small clear-red tree that included custom taillight lenses. 
    Have an old built up of the Metalflake '62 Dodge that somebody sprayed the outside of the body Candy Apple Red....the result looks much better than cars with the paint on the inside.
  14. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic AMT VW Superbug Gasser   

    Glad to see this one coming back.
  15. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic what white paint to use on rubber tire white letters   

    Try using an acrylic paint. I've recently used an old bottle of Gunze-Sangyo white paint to letter a rubber tire with good results, but I'd think Tamiya acrylic would work fine too. Testors acrylic will probably be OK as well, but I have no experience with that paint. If you use an enamel paint, it probably won't dry on a rubber or vinyl kit tire.