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  1. Fun to watch, but somebody needs to teach them how to properly blow an engine! 🤣 THIS is how you properly blow an engine! 🤣🤣
  2. I kinda find it hard to believe that with all the posts I see of yours with pictures in them that you can't figure out how to post simple pictures of a build in the "Under Glass" section.
  3. I think this idea has come up a few times too and while there are some that have claimed they'd pay to stay on the forum, I'm sure many more would just leave here for good. I honestly see it this way with all the other forums available throughout the Interwebs and countless groups on Facebook, a pay forum here would not only be the final nail in the coffin for not only this forum but the magazine itself. In my opinion, it just goes back to the old saying "Why buy the whole cow when you can get the milk for free?".
  4. I don't believe it is "to poke the bear" at all, but more to show the irritation that he (and I'm sure many others that don't have the guts to say it) has hearing nothing but excuse after excuse of why the magazine ISN'T out! Sure, everyone has personal issues, but the magazine is a BUSINESS and regardless of personal issues should be ran as such but it seems that the same that are willing to just go years without seeing an issue of the magazine would be the same ones to attack a resin caster that has had health or personal issues because they didn't get their XYZ roadster body delivered to their door hours after ordering it! Even though I don't run a business whether it be a magazine, resin casting, or anything else, I DO have health problems that interfere with my everyday life, the biggest of which is a rotator cuff tear in my right shoulder that after two unsuccessful surgeries has left my right hand and arm basically useless and constant pain that I endure because of the injury and no type of pain medications to help ease it, I still take care of the obligations that I need to meet. I think at this time if the magazine is being held up by personal issues, which has been a reoccurring theme for at least a decade, it might just be time for something to happen so the personal side doesn't interfere with the business side simply give the long time non subscribing readers like myself a chance to purchase the magazine again and those that have subscriptions the product that they have paid for!
  5. Maybe because this thread was started in 2006??
  6. As Brian had said, not much else out there, but here are a few I found searching Scalemates.com that are a "street" type bike that isn't a performance or chopper. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/revell-classic-bsa-and-triumph--1001594 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/amt-pp014-double-dirt-bike-motorcycle-and-accessories--1021014 And if you would want to go for a little more upscale, there is this one: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/testors-jimmy-flintstone-468-jade-grenade--608969
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    2020 Corvette

    I'm just going to leave these right here, and I think comparing the new hideous C8 to a beautiful Fiero is just disgraceful to the Fiero!
  8. No, it is not "Auto Biography" from MotorTrend TV (which I happen to find a very interesting show in my opinion), it was a show that was part of History Channel's "Car Week" that was titled the same as this thread.
  9. While the width of 102 inches is correct for modern trucks, the 96 inch would be more correct for the truck I'm guessing the OP is using which would be the mid 70s White Western Star from AMT. It would all depend on the era and look being modeled, because a 70s era truck would have the 96 inch width, but one that was rebuilt after 1982 the wider 102 inch bed would be fine. As for the length, and guessing it is not a custom purpose built bed, the standard length of most add on beds is 24 feet.
  10. There are sellers on Facebook that sell new release kits that are selling them, and some at cheaper than you will find in a hobby shop just above their costs for the kits. If you don't use Facebook, oh well that's your loss.
  11. The 63 split window was a C2, not a C3. As for watching this show, I did watch it but I didn't care for it the way it was done either. I personally thought instead of incorporating the C3 styling cues like the 72 front fender scoops and the remolded C3 style edges to the top of the hood/fender, the builder should have kept with tradition and had the car be a C3 with some hints of what was to come with the C4. GM did that with the 62 incorporating the new C2 style rear clip to the C1 body and just feel a C3 with C4 styling cues would have made a much better looking 83 Corvette. The split window was a nice thought but could have been much better executed to make it more a part of the car as the 63 was, and the "Stingray tail" in the center of the roof if used at should have just been included in the split window itself. It just looks stuck on with the flat roof panel of the C4 because with the C2 roof there was more curvature not only front to back but side to side that made the "tail" look more natural.
  12. I did get a chance to get some pics of the tires in the box of the kit my friend had in his inventory, and they are the same Firestones as the pad printed tires (albeit on the wrong carcass) that are in the new reissue. I also found that the same tire is also on the sprue with the bed sides in two pieces as a spare tire for on the wrecker bed.
  13. I got the chance to get some pics of the tires I mentioned previously from the original issue kit that my friend had in his inventory of kits, and found not only did that issue have the tires that are being pad printed in this reissue (albeit on the wrong carcass) but there was also a two piece plastic version on the sprue with the bed sides on it.
  14. This is the first as far as I know of, though in the mid to late 80s AMT did rebox the Back to the Future DeLorean from Aoshima and also a Lexus LS400. As far as I know, the only one to rebox Italeri kits up to this point had been Revell of Germany and Testors did rebox the Freightliner FLD 120 and container trailer along with some of Italeri's car kits also.
  15. Based on this, Round2 mentions the Bruce Larson car. I don't see the point in having a separate truck section ever since the pickup and van crowd were moved to this section, because I always came to this section just for BIG RIG information and now not only is this section cluttered with pickup and van stuff, now car discussion is filtering in. It doesn't bother me as much as some because I buy and build everything, so what is the point of having separate sections.
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