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  • Location North Coast of California
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  1. Aaronw added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Scion xB, Scion Tc, Scion FRS, Nissan Cube, Nissan Juke, Dodge Charger, VW Golf, VW Beetle, Mazda 3 all quite distinctive and quite popular with the younger generations. I'm well aware of what the majority here think about these cars.
  2. Aaronw added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Well with attitudes like that I can't imagine why we don't have young people breaking down doors to get into this hobby. Me no like new things, new things dumb, people who like new things clueless idiots.
  3. Aaronw added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Can you drive it 100,000 miles with no maintenance beyond oil changes and putting fuel in it? You can with most new cars, and that is what most people want, a car that they don't have to think about.
    The majority of people are not "car guys", cars are appliances. Asking them what is under the hood is like asking you the same question about your dishwasher.
    As far as the Nomad? Get a photo of a '57 Chevy, '57 Buick and a '57 Oldsmobile. Show those photos to a bunch of random people under 30 and see if they can identify them, see if they even notice that they are not different pictures of the same car.
  4. Aaronw added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Engine Color   

    Interesting, I can't remember ever seeing a car of any make with an engine that color. Well that shoots a hole in my bronze green theory.
  5. Aaronw added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    I'm guessing this is probably more of an industrial plant fire engine, think big motorized fire extinguisher rather than city fire engine or brush truck. I've seen similar industrial fire engines built on Land Cruisers and Jeeps.
    Pretty neat, will definitely have to add one of these to the wish list.
  6. Aaronw added a post in a topic Mercury Eight   

    Apparently 4 door police cars as the standard is a relatively new thing. I have a book on the history of the California Highway Patrol and looking at the various photos in the book, they were still using at least some 2 door patrol cars as late as 1960. 
    The warning equipment in the photo Bill posted would be typical for the time. Federal only introduced their Model 17 Beacon Ray in 1948, so it would be possible but rather unusual in 1949. 
  7. Aaronw added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Engine Color   

    I wonder if the reference to bronze is actually the green color. There is a WW2 US aircraft interior color Bronze Green which was a dull medium to dark green. Ford built a lot of B-24 bombers in WW2, so could have had a stash of surplus Bronze Green paint laying around in the late 40s / early 50s.
  8. Aaronw added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Ford F-150 Ranger Flareside   


    AMT offered a  1992 flareside unless the 1/24 vs 1/25 thing bugs you.
  9. Aaronw added a post in a topic Kits gone at WalMart again   

    That very much does seem to be the case. I tried to buy some cabinet hinges at Home Depot awhile back. They had a very small selection in the store, but online they have a huge selection and will ship to store for free. Strangely they can't or won't order the same items for you while you are standing in the store, you have to go home and get on the computer.
  10. Aaronw added a post in a topic Kits gone at WalMart again   

    Michaels 40% off coupon is good for any non-sale item in the store. I know model car guys are cheap, but I doubt those coupons are only buying models.
  11. Aaronw added a post in a topic Kits gone at WalMart again   

    Seems to be a store by store thing.
    I went in one Walmart while out of town, and they had moved all their the models (not many) to a clearance shelf.
    The same day at the Walmart near me the whole store has been rearranged, but while the small model section has been moved it still occupies the one 4 foot section it has always had, nothing on clearance.
    The Michaels by me reset their models, added a few new ones, moved a few to clearance but no change in size.
    Not good for much but impulse buys, but 40-50% off makes those impulses harder to resist.
  12. Aaronw added a post in a topic White 7400   

    That is good to know. I used to buy from them quite a bit as well, but based on what they offer on their website it seemed like they were getting out of that end of the business.  
  13. Aaronw added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    Well good and bad then. Good news if you want a 4x4 F150, I was actually wanting to make it an F350 so I guess I'll be making up some leaf springs...
  14. Aaronw added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT 1923 Ford Model 'T' Delivery Van   

    Model Ts are just neat. They seem like just a clunky old car but they were used for everything, snowmobiles, rail speeders, race cars, tractors. Glad to see Round 2 keeps digging these out of the vault, and hoping the Depot Hack will show up eventually. There are a lot of options available between the various AMT kits.
  15. Aaronw added a post in a topic Food for thought, Are models intentionally made with...   

    Probably not, the moment they call it a Superliner they have a licensing issue. Making it 100% accurate to the real thing but calling it a Super Bulldog would be more likely to thwart licensing issues. Mack's lawyers probably google bulldog on a regular basis, but would they actually recognize a Mack truck if it bit them?  
    I think the answer to the inaccuracy issues are most likely cost and effort based.