Alright! Here is a pre-production buildup of what was on Moebius's table yesterday at Toledo. Thanks to Dave for giving me the scoop of when this will be out. Correct me if I'm wrong Dave, but I got that they were to be on the water by the end of the month, and hopefully in stores by the beginning of December? Just in time for the holidays! The builtup looks great and I've GOT to have at least TWO of these!
Check out that box art! That alone is worth the price of admission! The red car BTW is the Ventura, and the blue on in the rear is the Catalina. It was hard to get pics of that one but it's got the plainer '61 hubcaps. Not sure when that one will be available.
OK, i don't want to turn this into a political skunk spraying match, but one of the reasons that a lot of people don't think as critically as they once did can be summed up by one problem-------political correctness. It's sometimes nigh impossible to say or have a thought about something without someone becoming offended. "Feelings" have become more important than what's a plain fact, and until that line of thinking goes by way of the Dodo bird, things will remain the same.
I should add that this kit is NOT for the faint of heart, and I can see where it could take two kits to make this one right. I did the same as you and turned mine into a D-Type, and one of the biggest challenges was to make sure the engine sat below the cowl line at all times so that the hood would shut. Some careful planning makes for a very nice model such as yours, and this is one I wish would get reissued again sometime. They don't turn up on the 'Bay often and even at model shows, I seldom see 'em.
Wow what a blow!! This is like a kick in the stomach as I saw this thread on my phone heading back from Toledo very early this morning. I just saw John and Amy at this past NNL East and we had a very good conversation. It was the first time I had seen him since '08, and we had some stories to exchange. I too knew John for about 20 years as he came to the CPMCC club meetings quite a bit back in the mid/late '90's. My heart goes out to you Amy.............you and John were inseparable.
Just arrived here in Dayton for the COMA meeting in a couple hours. Really excited to see some of the folks again! Hard to believe it's been SEVEN years since the last time I was here! I hope to pick up a few gems at the toy show tomorrow in Toledo.
ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL 1954 Chevy Bel Air convertible on I-70 West on my way here to Dayton, OH! He was cruising along at a pretty good clip too! Not bad for that old Stove Bolt Six! I was going too fast in my own ride to take a pic!
Now that man is OBSESSIVE! Talk about some insane detail! It's literally like a 1:1 being built from the ground up 'cept it's in 1:12 scale. I've been following his build for some time, and I can only hope to build like that someday.
Looking good so far Steve! I like the fender skirts from back then, but I don't care for the stainless steel appearance of them. I prefer them to be body color with the stainless at the bottom of the skirts instead. I also like the appearance of the convertibles with the top up, as opposed to the regular steel roof. To me, the '62's steel roof was just too plain and boxy, but that was the style back then. The up-top you have looks to be shaped well. One bugaboo I've always had with kit uptops is when they're not shaped correctly. Some I've seen are too straight and boxy, and not the proper "sag" and "drape" that a ragtop should have. The color you picked seems to be a natural for this era Ford. For whatever reason, black suits this one especially well. I guess it's the more straight edged/no nonsense appearance that makes it so. ;)
Trying to finish up the '67 Mustang by tomorrow evening! I'll be heading out Friday morning to get the Dayton get-together (COMA). 2008 was the last time I was there, so it'll definitely be a big time change for once! Very early Saturday morning, it's off to Toledo------can't wait!
Aaaah! One of my all time favorite Ferraris! I built this out of that years ago..............
I do have another kit, but would sure like a couple more! One can't have too many of these! I hope this is the real deal this time and not a tease. This was supposed to come out a while back, but was cancelled for some reason.