niteowl7710

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About niteowl7710

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  • Birthday 07/10/1977

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  • Full Name James Duff

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  1. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    All of the "basic" Fujimi 250 GTOs are the same,  the only difference is the decal sheet. There was also a kit that came with a fret of K.A. Models Photoetch, and another that had turned aluminum wheel sleeves and P/E spokes. Fujimi also at one point sold that wheel set separately.  At the current moment in time only the red box/red car kit is currently in the catalog.
  2. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic 1965 Grand Prix ...   

    The only difference in KIT contents is the OAS has pad printed drag slicks.  Beyond that the OAS is molded in white, comes in the bigger box with all the Art Series debris. The Teal one comes in a regular sized box, that is a white background (the OAS is a black background). 
    Without sounding intentionally mean if people can't tell the difference between the bigger than Tamiya OAS box and a regular sized Round2 box labeling "Molded in Teal" probably isn't gonna help anyone either.
  3. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Amt Der beetle bus.....   

    Round2's literature said "First of the Series", so much like the 1/32 kits they'll slowly run them all if sales warrant it.
  4. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    The 250 GTO has never been part of the Enthusiast Series.  There are a couple of racing variations that are OOP at this point that tend to sell for more. Otherwise it's just people miss listing the kit trying to overcharge for it.
    The only Ferraris in the actual Enthusiast Series are the 288 GTO, the versions of the Daytona, and the Dinos ( arguably not a Ferrari in some circles)
  5. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    Fujimi's is the newest (tooled in 2008), and arguably most accurate one available surpassing the older RevellAG kit. It's not quite an Enthusiast Series kit,  but it is 180+ parts and full detail.
    If you self-import from HobbyLink Japan or Hobby Search it's running about $23.
  6. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    I didn't open it either, but mine came in a handy clear bag I could see through  
  7. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    It was a "Torque Filter" transmission in the street Satellite too. Amusing that in what, 8 months? Nobody fixed that typo. 
  8. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    I forgot to mention mine is also missing the passenger's side mirror insert off the chrome runner straight out of the shrink wrap. 
  9. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Mine has a noticeable rise behind the passenger door,  so I guess the roof is depressed rather than their being a hump in the roof. The window trim on the passenger side roof is also all wavy.
    At least you didn't get one of the ones short shot on the passenger's side inner fenders where the entire area from the bottle (not sure if that W.W. Fluid or Coolant) down to the radiator brace is AWOL. 
    As far as the heads and valve covers being molded together that's how the Monogram G-Bodys were cast,  just part of that 1986 in 2016 flavor that makes me shake my head.
  10. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Assuming that figure is correct that's a price raise of 40 CENTS (based of a run of 5k kits) to correctly replicate arguably one of the signature pieces of the 1:1.  
  11. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    It's there, but in typical Revell "good nuff" fashion they molded the entire thing on one vertical plane like a set of airplane throttles, whereas in real life the stick on the left is "regular" auto transmission and is bent out towards the driver a bit and when in park is significantly further forward than the other two sticks. 
  12. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic AMT '67 Impala SS   

    It's mid-90s AMT/Ertl era stuff so it's as "modern" as any kit you'd get out of Round2 until the new '16 Camaro comes out.  IMHO one of the better ones they did back then.
  13. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic 1990 BMW 850i-------Chassis done! 5/7/16   

    I love that shade of green!
    The reason this kit is constantly rising in cost is RevellAG forever changed the molds when they made the Convertible version.  So there's never gonna be another made unless they were to go do some substantial retooling. 
    Unlike that ESCI Transit Van which Italeri is reissuing this summer.
  14. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    20160430_150800 by James Duff, on Flickr
    3 Mercs are for my substantial GT3 decal collection, the '05 Toyota Crown Athlete finally completes the "collection" of these twin pair kits that Aoshima has released 5 sets of since 2003. This one had been avoiding me for about 18 months now. Lastly the ICM Opel was on sale last weekend for $13 (yes THIRTEEN) at Squadron. I've had the Convertible version for awhile and I've always thought the steel roofed version had a period hot rod,  or LS powered modern street rod lurking in all that Ukrainian molded German Das Auto.
  15. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    The tires are the worst part of this kit being the bias ply tires out of the '70 Cuda. A real head scratcher if you ask me. Sure they didn't have a tire in inventory to use for this kit, but considering there's at least one other version of the kit coming and the potential of doing other 1980/1990s cars down the road (a Grand Prix to round out the G-Bodys would be nice for example) investing a couple of bucks into a new appropriate tire tooling would have been a smart investment in the long run.