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  1. I so hope the full bumper Camaro does well and encourages AMT to do variations on the tired reissues they've been pumping out. I would love to see a 1977 Firebird Esprit and Rockford base version. I'd love to see the MPC Pinto hatch and wagon backdated to a small bumper version and of course the same for the Vega if it's still around. How about the Caprice backdated to a 1971? The Chevy and Dodge vans would be great as 1971s as well, bonus points if they offered the window van option as well. So many others come to mind.

  2. 33 minutes ago, alexis said:

    I hope whoever has the tooling for these brings them back. They would all make great little "Slump-Busters" esp if they were 2'n'1 kits, with fresh decals.

    I've been thinking the same thing. I have a lots of ideas I would love to try an I'd love to get them all without paying collector's prices.

  3. On 11/29/2021 at 8:45 PM, jaymcminn said:

    Well, thanks to this thread I have a Monogram Porsche 924 Turbo on the way. I scored one for $14 plus shipping on the 'Bay. Thinking two-tone Champagne Gold over Light Gunmetal with the saddle over brown interior combo. Should make for a fun quick project. 

    My only issue with the 924 kit is that the bumpers don't seem to have a positive attachment. I ended up adding plastic behind to hold them in place. It's a simple and fun to build kit, the lines are good and the only other 924 I know of was a Japanese offering and I've heard it isn't accurate. 

  4. The bright green 911 is on some aftermarket 19 inch wheels and tires and the solid grey one is on 17 inch steel wheels and low profile tires. They are also lowered about 1/16th of an inch as well. The bright yellow one is box stock. The only body modification was removing the whale tail on the grey on to make it look more like a base model.

  5. I can't believe it's been since 2016 that I started this thread. I still collect these kits when I come across them. I still haven't gotten the Capri, but I have most of the others. Since Porsche's are my favorite, I have a lot of them. I currently have one 924 built and about 5 still unbuilt and the 911s I have 5 built and a whole bunch unbuilt.

    In the multiple picture, the green, the yellow and the grey one are all the Monogram kits.



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  6. I'm way past mocking the kit manufacturers for co-branding tie-ins. Anything that keeps them in business and hopefully gives them enough profit to develop new kits is okay by me. These types of deals allow them to sell to, (In this case) Coca Cola collectors that don't build models, but will buy anything that has the Coke brand on it.

  7. They are like AMT or Revell in that they reissue kits from tools that may be 5 years old or 40 years old, therefore you may get a state of the art kit or one that is just a step above a garage resin kit. Most of the ones that were tooled in the last 30 years or so are good though. Some of the older ones were designed to be battery powered and therefore have little interior detail.

  8. On 11/3/2019 at 4:53 PM, alexis said:

    What a cozy little house! The shop looks bigger than the house. Sounds like a great place to have and a Killer Project.

    Now, go rent a copy of the "Money Pit" with Tom Hanks, and watch it once. Then have fun with the rehab.

    We moved to Austin years ago for the schools and our oldest graduated last year and our youngest graduates in May so we started to look for something affordable. The house is 740 sq. ft. and the shop is 648 sq. ft. so it's not far off! We were planning to have to gut the house so we only bid $19k for the property. The appraiser said the shop alone was worth that. We've been driving up on the weekends and have realized it needs a lot less work than it first seemed. We've gutted the kitchen and bath, biut the living room and bedroom are only going to need fairly minor work. So happy!

  9. I am going to be seriously unable to build anything much for the next few months. I will be out of town most weekends. Now for the good news: We bought an old house about 2 hours north of Austin in a place called Brownwood and are rehabbing it for a planned summer move-in. Second part of the good news is that the old house comes with a new shop which means I have a 14x 25 area for 1:1 car builds and a 12x12 area for model building. In addition I will have an overhead storage are for models and stuff. So happy. We've started gutting the house and I'm collecting ideas for the shop.



  10. Years ago I was intent on adding more and more accuracy and complications into building. It was fun, but I began realizing that I had left the fun behind. I quit building cars and began building mahogany boat models again. When I came back to car models, I began building for fun only. I tend to only build curbside or lightly detailed models. I started buying up the kits I loved as a kid and am building them.

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