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    Matthew Brownlee, card carrying member of the Donnie Boger fan club

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  1. New Forum Rules

    So, wouldn't your own comment fall under this rule?? 2) Personal attacks will not be tolerated. We believe that encouraging and/or constructive criticism can help, but putting a person down does not accomplish anything for the community. Also, flaming, name calling, and off-color cartoons, images, or content are NOT permitted. Personal attacks are grounds for immediate banning. Or at least this subsection of Rule #7: • Belittling someone because their beliefs are different than your own I'm guessing I'm not going to be posting here much anymore, if even at all. If I have an opinion or have facts to either back up or disprove someone else's, I'm going to voice it, and both of those seem to be frowned upon here now.
  2. Some things for trade. Edited

    You're welcome James! I just wish I could help you with the kit, but that is one I don't have either.
  3. Some things for trade. Edited

    James, are you actually looking for this 70 Malibu that was an old Monogram kit? While I do not have this kit, this is just a pic from Google Images, it is the only kit that I'm aware of that was 1/24th scale by Monongram, Revell/Monogram, or Revell that was molded in red. The only other 1/24th scale Revell 70 Chevelles that I'm aware of are these ones which are also ex Monogram kits, with the earlier Monogram "Heavy Chevy" releases being molded in metallic blue and the newer issues like the pic above being molded in white. Hopefully if it is the molded in red Malibu you are seeking, this info will help you find what you are looking for.
  4. AMT New Releases April 2018

    At least for the same generation as the ex Lindberg AMT kit, they have it available in 1/24th scale from Aoshima. Also, before anyone wants to jump on the "I don't want a lifted truck" bandwagon, this truck can be built stock as well. All of the parts in the greyed out "do not use" suggestions in the sprue layout in the instructions are the stock suspension parts shared from other versions of this kit. The only parts to build a stock version you have to source from somewhere in your parts boxes, another kit, or the aftermarket is a set of wheels and tires, or just a stock style tire to replace the kit supplied Super Swampers if you choose to use the kit Centerline style wheels. I did notice something while taking these pics that I didn't know until now, there are actually TWO versions of this kit!! The version in the first pic is a US LHD version, but I found that another version of this kit I had bought is a JDM RHD only version that doesn't include the LHD dashboard, so if anyone gets this kit to build a US LHD version, make sure it has the box art as in my first pic and not this box art: The correct US version also has "1995 model" and "Left Hand Drive Model" called out on the top and sides of the box as well as being labeled as a Toyota and not a Hilux as the JDM version is, and the US version also states "US Pickup Truck" on the box top and sides. The US version is the bottom kit in this pic with the red "5" and the JDM is the top with the red "13".
  5. Kits for trade

    PM sent.
  6. Positives to come from the Revell Deal?

    No, it wasn't a mark down and just because you never seen it for that doesn't mean anything to me but feel free not to believe I DID PAY UNDER $20 FOR IT IN A REAL HOBBY SHOP and not Hobby Lobby either just like I don't believe your stories of being an "expert" in NASCAR, working for the model firms, or being a financial analyst like I've seen you claim in the past few days.
  7. Positives to come from the Revell Deal?

    I don't know where you get your information, just like stating in the other thread all new tooling is in 1/25th scale when there have been examples from more than just me disproving that, but that kit cost me under $20. As for the import costs, they don't bother me especially since my interests far exceed vehicles built in the 60s and 70s and sometimes my only choice to get newer modeled heavy trucks or even modern cars is to get foreign manufactured kits. Even in some subjects that there are US kit options for such as the Lamborghini Countach, sure I have Revell's latest reissue of the ex Monogram kit that is a decent kit, but compared to the Aoshima kit I recently purchased for $45 it makes the US kit look like junk.
  8. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Funny, I thought the reason new tooling was 1/25th scale was because of Revell BUYING Monogram because before that Revell produced their kits in 1/25th scale and Monogram produced theirs in 1/24th scale! Also not all of their new tooling is 1/25th scale, because I have at least a half a dozen new Ferraris as well as a few other exotics such as the Audi R8 and BMW Z8 that are all new tools and 1/24th scale. Another 1/24th scale that was billed as an "all new tool" is the 1970 Mustang Mach 1, and that nice red banner on the box stating "NEW TOOLING" was a boldfaced lie as well. Anyone with the slightest bit of knowledge of kit history knows, while there were some newly tooled parts in that kit, it wasn't nothing but a modified reissue of the Monogram 1970 Mustang Boss 429, but not "NEW TOOLING" as the box states.
  9. Positives to come from the Revell Deal?

    WOW, what a novel idea, too bad that Revell has been doing EVERYTHING you stated already for years between the US and German divisions!! Here are just some examples just from my stash: A couple in the "not seen in years" category, first the 1/16th scale big rigs last seen in the mid 80s that Revell reissued a couple of years ago and a Peterbilt truck in that same series is currently available as a Revell AG rebox. A couple more that were from the mid 80s were these 1/87th scale locomotives that were originally Monogram kits that were revived thanks to Revell AG reboxings. As for the reboxing of foreign kits in Revell US boxes, they have been doing that too. Ferrari kits are a prime example, such as this 612 Scaglietti. I not only have the Revell US rebox of that kit, but at least a half dozen other Ferraris in Revell US boxing that found there origins in Germany. I also have these, and other than the obvious hard top vs cabriolet bodies and for the US version it is named the Rabbit instead of the Golf as it is in the Revell AG version, the parts in both kits are identical. These are a couple other recent releases in Revell US boxing that started life as Revell AG kits. As I mentioned above, the VWs are identical kits with the exception of the bodies and the one sprue for the wheels, but everything else is shared between the two kits. It even has the option of LHD or RHD as the Revell AG kit and while the decals are not as expansive as the Revell AG Cabrio kit, it shares many of the common decals with the Cabrio. As for the price, I don't know where you're shopping, but most of the domestic kits at the hobby shops I deal with are already around the $30 price mark, even for some reissues that I personally feel weren't even worth the $2 or $3 or even $5 or $10 the kits were originally priced when they were first introduced in the 70s or 80s. One great example of kits already approaching a $35 retail price for a domestic kit is the newly reissued 1986 El Camino, going rate at Hobby Lobby is $29.99 and was about the same price at the hobby shop I deal with where I bought the Revell AG Golf Cabrio, which was $34.
  10. What truck is this?

    They might, I never had a tractor kit other than an old rebuilder of the logger version, but they would be easier kits to find at a reasonable price.
  11. What truck is this?

    You could also use the Paystar dump truck or cement mixer versions of this kit also as a donor.
  12. Just another reason why the 4 wheeled vehicle subjects need to go back to the "Cars" section where they belong!
  13. More on Molotow pens

    I'm sorry, but since SuperClean is also used by many as a paint stripper, after everything soaks up the SuperClean that just sounds like it's been transformed to a paint stripping pen to me.
  14. Truck-A-Thon 2018 *Official Entry List*

    But the trailer is still OK to be with it, right? The finished pics will be with the trailer, not just the tractor.