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  1. Oh, and I probably shouldn't be posting this. But, test shot coupe bodies (more than one I am told) were delivered by special courier to Jimmy Flintstone. So we can expect chopped tops and convertible resin options very soon. Because his master makers are the best in the business!
  2. Thank you Mark! I was hoping the box art would answer the question. But here is a test shot of the wood framing, and it fits perfectly. The decals that Mr. Jones produced are spot on beautiful! (as usual)
  3. No metal transfers! Ted Lear, the body is all new as is the interior. The kit also includes new drag slicks and wonderful new decals!!!! What else is there that can improve these models?
  4. The art changed slightly. Some "female" in the Chevrolet camp wouldn't sign off on the deal until I changed the 50's bathing suit into something she felt looked less like "underwear". (Her words not mine) I added a Hawaiian pattern to the suit and it passed after that. The boxes are printed. The directions are printed. Ko, the production manager in Korea held off on injection molding until the winter over there (They have pretty severe winters there) abated somewhat. But... the last email I receive two weeks ago said that Ko would warm up the facility early February and get production moving. I guess this means kits will be on the shelves by April? Depends on the ship they use to container the goods to the market.
  5. Of course Scale Equipment is still in business. Web site is up and new stuff posted. They are the best for figures. Just wish they would make more driver figures sitting in the cars instead of girls draping themselves over the hoods...... (hint, hint, hint) Racing figures from 1959 to 1979 would not go amiss.....
  6. Thirteen days ago a friend from Atlanta, Georgia stayed the night at my place and last night he arrived back home. The prize: Driving a 1930 Ford Model A all the way from Medford, Oregon back to Atlanta. The car: a survivor kept in pretty good condition with some restoration attempts.... but still needs work. The trip is now complete and you can read the trials and tribulations here. Not to mention tons of information, pictures and other stuff regarding the Model A Ford and.... weathering details! Cool no?
  7. Another thing I learned with these kits is that they work much better if you solder the chassis pans together rather than depending on the nuts and screws. Once set up, use silver solder and Stay-brite flux to weld the parts solid with a good clean up later will result in a chassis that is solid and will NOT come apart.
  8. Used to be back in the mid 60's that all model car kits could also be used to build slot cars. Until vacuum formed bodies became mainstream, all slot cars WERE made with injection molded scale bodies. A manufacturer who made a new slot car kit of a Ferrari 275 P for instance, also figured out a way to sell it as a static model kit and thus amortise the cost of the molds over a wide range of the hobby. Good business. It was the speed freaks who necessatated the need for vacuum formed bodies... and later the squashed "handling bodies" that really ruined the hobby. But... all good things eventually come back around.
  9. Yes Carl, that is correct. And the best line of the whole movie because, I can relate to it.
  10. Correct! Staying in the theme of car movies: "Lotta people go through life doing things badly. Racing's important to men who do it well. When you're racing, it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting."
  11. The previous issues were for an Fleetline Aerosedan and a Sedan Delivery. This issue is for a Fleetmaster Coupe and a Fleetmaster Aerosedan. Plus the fact that they were issued back in '98. so.... one might guess that either time ran out on the old licensing or.... the new projects are different enough. Not in my wheelhouse. All I know is the decals are done. The Boxart is done. The molds are done. The directions are done. Onlything waiting is .... lawyers to agree on the price.
  12. Wow, thought you guys were car guys. Guess you like murder and mayhem movies more.
  13. New one and a little harder. "Fifty bucks never killed anybody."
  14. Pretty close Snake. "Armageddon". But I am only guessing that it was Steve Buscemi who said it. Edit: found it "You know we're sitting on four million pounds of fuel, one nuclear weapon and a thing that has 270,000 moving parts built by the lowest bidder. Makes you feel good, doesn't it? - Rockhound"
  15. Okay, little harder. "Did something just fall off my Gorram ship?"
  16. "Who you gonna call?" (Not even going to check back so easy) 3... 2... 1...
  17. The two most logical new wagon kits based on previously produced molds would be Galaxie Ltd. 1946-48 Chevrolet Fleetmaster wagon... and Revell 1957-58 Ford Ranch Wagon. I happen to know that both Gary Schmidt at Galaxie and Ed Sexton at Revell have both under consideration. Are they in production? I have no idea, but both have said they are thinking about it. Wagons are very popular now and all manufactures have something in the works.
  18. Excellent build and nice weathering. Infact, I like the fact that you choose light weathering. The company prides themselves in keeping the busses clean and in good working order. That said... now you need some people inside.
  19. Yeaaaaaaahhhhhh! I was worried. Really. Hate to see a project go back into the box for such a little thing. Here is another view showing the mechanical brake linkage. '38 was the last year for mechanical brakes by the way
  20. Cool idea and well done!
  21. It is the same thing Charlie. Except that either you or the Chinese got the punk'n flipped over backwards. Engine rotation is always clockwise on Ford and most other engines
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