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  1. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic AMT Ford Taurus police steel wheels   

    All of the Scale Squads stuff went to Tony, who did Models by Tony - which evaporated for a long while, but he brought it back this year.
    While I don't think I see it on the parts lists specifically, you could always check with him and see if he has any lying around.
  2. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Kenworth W-900 Wrecker   

    Actually it's a Revell U.S. kit, hence the 1/25 scaling.  It was designed back when Revell was still in California, and much like the Auto Transport Trailer the tooling was done 3rd Party in Europe, so the tooling always stayed with Revell AG. 
    As far as a refund/exchange, why not contact Revell and let them know all three kits are missing parts.  Then they can send you the missing parts runner(s).  Chances are there might be several cases of them that got packed that way, and it allows them to pull the remaining ones to have them checked.  The kits were run in Poland, and then sent over in bulk bins and packed in the U.S., so someone just wasn't on their "A" game one day at work.  Very similar to when some of the new tool Mk1 Golf kits were packaged with the wrong interiors last year, not every one was wrong, but several cases worth were mis-packed.
  3. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 2016 releases   

    The 918 will invariably be crammed into a box that's 2 times to small for it and be a warped pile of nonsense like most other rebox kits they've done in the past five years.
    Beyond that I like that Revell has created an all new category of car design - ProStreet DONK.  What in the world is going on with those wheels and that goofy cowl induction?
    But not only will those two be molded in white, they're also...full detail?  They're being listed as Skill Level 4 Glue kits.
    Here me out -- there's still a listing on Tower Hobbies for a December releases of a '13 Camaro ZL1 for $15.95, that's the unpainted kit.  There's ALSO been a listing on Tower for about a month now for that Camaro shown on the flier under the Revell name with a price of $19.95.  Unless you're gonna try to tell me that goofy hood and donktastic Jada diecast wheels incur a $4 upcharge, I'd like to think I'm getting a real chassis and what not under those kits.
    IF those kits come with stock hoods and wheels and are actual model kits rather than the weird 'Showroom Replica with an "Engine"' of the prepaints then I'm in for both, otherwise best of luck combining two long faded trends into one.  The Camaro will 99% not have all of it's weird rear end issues fixed, so skip.  Guess I'll take the '66 Fleetside and see what the rest of 2016 holds.
  4. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell C7 Corvette Snap kit   

    That's because it's an actual SnapTite (aka Wheels of Fire) kit, not a Build & Play.
  5. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic 1948 to 1947 Chevys - Galaxie Ltd   

    Galaxie Limited has always used a Korean tooling source, but I would imagine a large portion of the 15 year delay in getting the Coupe version out is the same reason that Accurate Miniatures went bankrupt, AMT & MPC have had three owners, and Revell/Monogram has had at least two.  The falling off the face of the earth of the hobby - brought on by Wal*Mart demanding a set price point, the closing of other mass retailers (anyone remember Hills or Ames, or Woolworths, or even G.C. Murphy? just to name a few East Coast ones), the death of Children's Palace which used to have a massive model aisle, the over all economy, etc, etc, et al.
    Through the Dark Ages between 1999 and 2008 the only company that never changed hands or went under was Galaxie Limited making their way one Aerosedan, Sedan Delivery, Dragster, and Race Car Hauler at a time.  It was just recently as the "everything that's old is new again" nostalgia gripped the hobby that Galaxie Limited kits suddenly had a resurgence in popularity and were stocked back into a lot of Hobby Shops.  About a year ago, I bought one of the last Aerosedans Gary had in the warehouse, it didn't even come in a box art box because those had all run out.
    The biggest actual reason for the current delay once Gary decided to move ahead with the Coupe was the goof up with the tooling that required scrapping the original attempt, and creating a whole new tool for the body based on the rework of the original test shot.  The West Coast Port "Strike" was over before it even thawed out enough to start running the machinery again in Korea.
  6. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell new releases update, 7/22/2015   

    Something to.keep in mind with fixing the tooling is that it was originally done when the movie reboot was done over a decade ago. That's an entirely different ownership of Revell, who knows what has to be done just to get it "up to snuff" to make the changes.
  7. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic First Detailed Look and Kit Commentary - new Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    It was released in Japan on the 17th, so based on the pattern of the Fords, it should be any day now. 
  8. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Tamiya Martini Alfa Romeo V6 TI... Rare Kit??   

    These kits are about as "rare" as any other 90s Tamiya kit. Studio 27 did a Carbon Fiber decal set for this right after the first of the year, and all the $20 ones instantly disappeared. This created a little faux collector's market. You can find them pop up in the $20s if you have them on a Watch List.
    They seem to reissue the OOP stuff on like 3-5 year cycles which makes this and the 90s M-B AMG DTM cars prime candidates for being Spot Run again as the Opel is still in the active catalog. Tamiya just dropped about 6-8 kits out of the catalog, so it'll be interesting to see what they replace them with in the 3 & 4 Quarters.
    However for the moment, $40 is probably fair.
  9. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic GREAT NEWS FROM GALAXIE LTD.   

    Well then there must have been a misprinted price, because last week they were $31.95. I wonder if they'll honor that price for people who ordered it last week, or if the price "corrected itself" once you got into the ordering process. Makes me wish I had actually ordered one.
  10. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic GREAT NEWS FROM GALAXIE LTD.   

    Just for clarification S41.95 is the SHIPPED cost, the actual kit is only $31.95 when ordering directly from Galaxie Limited.
  11. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    There are also several businesses that use the umlaut spelled version. So those trademarks were already taken.
  12. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Beemax Models Chevy Cruze WTCC   

    These kits are finally shipping out to Distributors, and will be available in the next week or two hopefully.
  13. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    I suspect it's because it's not a real world. The one like in the infamous strip is Möbius.
  14. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic How many kits do you have in your stash?   

    It's gotta be creaking up over 350 now. In my defense about 100 of those are kits I managed to warehouse in storage lockers through several early adulthood moves prior to finding permanent residency in my house. I have gotten to the point in the past 9 months or so that my many conquests to acquire entire "collections" of a specific car (I have like 40 Nissan GT-Rs of varying vintage) have been completed, and most of my kit purchases are confined to new releases and/or GT3 "blanks" for the mountain of decals I've acquired. I'm always looking for the one or two odd kits that complete a series, THEN I'll build them - yeah that's the ticket!
  15. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Moebius 67-72 Ford Pick-up news   

    All i have to say is, cut the hoods off the runner and sit them on the body before you presume there's no warping issue. My hood looks fine to the eye, but it's glaringly obvious when you sit it on the cab that a little bit of tweak makes the entire fit, particularly at the hood/cowl interchange off by a lot.

    I'm not bashing, I can fix it, I'm well practiced by my excursions into Revell US reboxed RevellAG Ferraris, just consider it information - especially helpful before you start primer/painting. As others have said there's really nothing to hold the hoods on in mock up, they don't fit INTO anything, they just lay on top of the fender.

    The texture isn't nearly as bad as some people have made it out to be, I was expecting a moonscape. But it is there, it just doesn't concern me,