oldcarfan

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  • Location Texas
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  1. oldcarfan added a post in a topic CSX2196 Anyone?   

    I wonder what happened to his build? 
  2. oldcarfan added a post in a topic How many people fully detail a model?   

    I used to, until I realized I no longer was enjoying it. It was becoming more of a task than enjoyment. Now I build simple models. 
  3. oldcarfan added a topic in General   

    Dipmobile? Build idea? Anyone?
    We are at Disneyworld. I found a couple build ideas even here. This one is a model in the Disney museum of the Dipmobile from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. It is actually in 1/24th scale. I'm wondering what base kit might work. I'll have look into it when we get home 


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  4. oldcarfan added a topic in General   

    CSX2196 Anyone?
       I found this today. Does this model belong to anyone on here?  http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-cobra-talk/79278-csx2196.html
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  5. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Anyone Know If These Monogram 1/24 Molds Are Still Around?   

    Yep, mdmracepix, those you mentioned were basically curbsides as I recall.That is partly why I would like to see them again. I am long past stressing about each and every detail. I build only for enjoyment now. My eyes and my attention span are not what they used to be and I am finding that I am quite happy with simpler models as long as the finished product looks good on my shelf. Boy I sound way older than I am. I just depressed myself! Was it really only 5 years ago that I was still cool? Cheez! And no, I don't know how I underlined it. Even the computer is saying, "I don't know either." One of those days..
  6. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Anyone Know If These Monogram 1/24 Molds Are Still Around?   

     I think the Porsche that was just released is a more detailed ROG kit. Could be wrong. Thanks for all the other great pictures. Some of those I had forgotten about others I never knew. Tax time is coming. I'll have to watch for a couple of these at auction. I actually have one of the Land Rovers on my bench, shoved to the back. It is in time out until it starts behaving like a nice little model kit should. Every time I work on it something goes wrong.
  7. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Lancia Stratos   

    Beautiful work. I had this model a long time ago. It died when I was moving. It ended under something heavy in a packing box.
  8. oldcarfan added a topic in General   

    Anyone Know If These Monogram 1/24 Molds Are Still Around?
    The title says it all, I guess. Just saw ChrisR's 924 model and I'm envious. It reminded me how I really loved these models back when you could get them at any 5 & 10. Hey you kids! Get off my lawn! Sorry, just a reflex... I know they were simplified kits, but they looked good on the shelf and my eyes and my patience aren't what they used to be. These are the only ones I remember. I think there may have been others kits, I know there wre variants of these at least.  Any thoughts? Could I write Monogram? Would it do any good?

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  9. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Back to the Future... or what's old is new again!   

    My memory may be foggy, but back about twenty year ago, there was a Car and Driver article about a guy in Houston or someplace who had bought all the leftover De Loreans parts. I wonder if this is the same guy. If I recall, when they auctioned off the remains of the company, he got all the unbuilt cars, parts and naming rights and everything. They said he had enough parts to build 30 or 40 complete cars.
  10. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Back to the Future... or what's old is new again!   

    The Low Volume Manufacturers Act was just signed by the President. It allows a company to produce a small amount of replica cars per year. So you could conceivably see complete Porsche 356s or 66 Mustangs or something running around. The only requirement that I can remember says the original must have been made at least 25 years ago.
  11. oldcarfan added a post in a topic AMT 1929 Ford A Roadster "Mod Rod"   

    I was going to get a couple anyway, to go with the stock one I built a while back. Now I can't wait!
  12. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 67 Eleanor transkit available?   

    I ust ordered mine today. Really looking forward to it. Now I have to buy a Shelby kit. I thought I had one, but I just looked at the box it is the Fast and Furious one with the Toyota engine. I'm not sure that would quite do! Lol
  13. oldcarfan added a post in a topic AMBR Contenders Announced   

    That is what he was going for. Hetfield apparently is a big fan of 30s French designers. Who would have thought it from Metallica?
  14. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Jo-Han Eldorado Rancher?   

    As far as the kit itself, regardless of year, it was a decent representation as far as I can recall. I built one of these and one of the Toronado a long time ago and remember them being decent, pretty much on par with the AMT or MPC kits of the time. I think I still have most of one that my dad pirated the drivetrain out of to use in a motorhome that he built in the 80s.
  15. oldcarfan added a post in a topic AMBR Contenders Announced   

    It really is!