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    Steelton, PA
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    Bill Geary Jr

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  1. NNL East - - April 21st - - Are you going..???

    I hear ya Tom! You know that old saying----"You snooze, you lose"! Well, I wavered back and forth about getting a room to be there the night before. For awhile I had settled on just leaving PA here very early Saturday morning, but in the last couple weeks I decided that might not be a good idea these days with my eyesight the way it is and lengthy night driving. Sooooo.............I decided to go online to the LaQuinta website, and sure enough like you said, all sold out! I was able to get a room at the nearby Days Inn, so it's no biggy. I want to leave here no later than 11AM tomorrow, and hope to be there at Hoolihan's at around 1:30 -2:00 or so. Probably a bit early, but from what you described, you folks will be bursting at the seams for showtime! BTW, I got the room at the Days Inn for $80.00 for the night. I don't remember what the room rate was at the LaQuinta, but that's not a bad price considering NJ, and the day of the week.
  2. Positives to come from the Revell Deal?

    Hold Ctrl Button-----move mouse wheel to make print larger. I have to do that as well as change the font color and put print in bold so I can see what's going on. The eyesight ain't what it used to be!
  3. Yours is the first explanation I've ever seen in spotting the box art differences when the body change was made! I've always thought that the box art hadn't changed, but that very subtle tip comes in handy for anyone not wanting to get stuck with a sealed "botched body" kit. I have the corrected kit one but have never built it. I can remember when this kit came out and the built up model was on the box sides. That chopped top stuck out to me like a sore thumb, and I wouldn't touch it till Revell changed the tooling which they did not long after. Thanks again for the tip!
  4. I don't think they get as nice to build than either the Pro Modeler '69 Daytona, or the regular kit. You've all seen this here before, but this was my first (and so far only) attempt at one of these I built back in 2000. I did have a few nits with the kit though as presented. Even though there's a Hemi provided in the kit, it's the race one and you'll have to rob other kits to get the correct air cleaner and intake manifold. You'll need to also (if you're building the Hemi) add the torque boxes on the chassis floor in front of the leaf springs. Even though mine has a working suspension, I used the same locating points for the shackles and I found that the rear wheels could just be a teeny scooch more centered in the rear wheelwells------------a complaint I remember hearing about in the box stock '69 Charger kits. Other than that, it builds up nicely, details are spot on, and the body's proportions are to my sight 100% acccurate. To me this is no comparison to the AMT one as that one is just flat out ancient, but was great for the period of time it came out.
  5. Jaguar D-Type XKD 606

    Absolutely love this!! Perfect blue color, and I never would have thought to use chopsticks for my wire separators! I have that same book as you...........INVALUABLE for anyone wanting to really detail this out! I sure wish I had it back when I did my D Type back in 2000. I'll certainly be sure to use it if I ever get around to building an XKSS which is essentially the same car, just legalized for the street.
  6. Try putting them in direct sunlight for a couple days. That worked for me years ago when I had yellowed decals. 👌
  7. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Yup! The '57 Corvette I did years ago had both scales in it. Not too hard, and if I said nothing no one would be the wiser.
  8. My Last Modelhaus order

    OK!! Had to check something in my bank account just now and I noticed that The Modelhaus has taken out the money for the things I ordered. YES!! Should be showing up to my door maybe sometime this week? I know one of the items was their 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, but darn if I can remember what the other things were?? This also signifies that they must be close to getting all of the backlog done. My order was among one of the final ones, and it's still painful to see them go, but time marches on.
  9. Greg, I swear that looks just like it came out of a plastic mold it looks so good! I can remember when these cars were new, and never gave them a second look (unless being pulled over by the local police! ), but I'm very seriously thinking about getting one of these, just to simply build it factory stock. Ain't it funny how time can change your perspective on things?? I had to chuckle at this pic! From the future of 2043?? I'll be in my early 80's at that point and I'm not so sure I'll be building models then!
  10. 81 Cadillac Seville

    Wow...........Really?? Hmmm.....that gives me an idea about a certain Johan late '70's Cadillac Coupe DeVille.
  11. 81 Cadillac Seville

    Wow! VERY nice! And believe it or not, this is one of my favorite cars of the '80's! This was also Bill Mitchell's last hurrah as this was designed just before he retired in '77. I'm also curious what you started with as a base to make the body.
  12. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Bob, your email says it all as it's coming from the horses mouth. All we can do is wait and see what happens in the following months.
  13. AMT New Releases April 2018

    That's pretty much how I'd do mine............sans the Connie kit of course. And IIRC, that was for '58 only. All '59 Edsels were pretty much based on the cheaper '59 Ford platform. I'm guessing by the end of '58 Ford had figured that the Edsel wasn't going to last past another model year as the '60 MY was cut very short. Ending at the end of November of '59 with not even 3000 cars built.
  14. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Bill, your quote I highlighted can be a very good thread unto itself. I'm hoping that the "hope to be released" '69 Mustang can FINALLY have a correct front end on it. If a guy like me with bad eyesight and no extravagant tooling can correct body shapes and contours, I just don't get why a model company with 10's of thousands of dollars to spend on tooling can't get it right. With what's been happening to Revell lately, I'm just wanting to see the Mustang released in the first place........it's been pushed back twice now??
  15. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    That would be great if he's able to come to NNL East, but sadly the huge "Wish List" he had up for the last several years probably won't be back. It's a shame as there were some very good suggestions I've seen in the past, but all we can do is hope that at least the company survives at this point.