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 > MPC 1980 Road Runner   

    I don't know in which of the two threads about this kit it lives in, but someone gave the advice to putty the underside of the roof first and then clean up the shiny side. Having one of them myself, that seems to be the most reasonable proposition for fixing (and affixing) the T-Tops.
  2. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Mclaren gt3   

    The only "unfortunate" thing about the decals are there's 3 or 4 that have various printing errors and they had to run a supplemental sheet, and I'm not sure how many North American kit owners even knew about it. It took 2 1/2 months with 0 communication from Fujimi to get my replacement sheet, but in the end I DID get it, so I can't fault them. 
  3. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Tamiya 2016 NSX*update OP with photos*   

    Yes it will build either as a Honda or Acura. 
  4. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell Display at GTR NNL 9   

    Well if you believe Revell's propaganda,  it should be out in October.  That's what they're telling retailers. 
  5. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Tamiya 2016 NSX*update OP with photos*   

    Depending on the shipping method (SAL vs. EMS, it'll be $5-10 less than the U.S. retail.
  6. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Tamiya 2016 NSX*update OP with photos*   

    I saw a pearl white 1:1 in the wild out by Pittsburgh, it still looks pretty hot in white.
  7. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell Display at GTR NNL 9   

    DING DING DING We have a winner!
  8. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell Display at GTR NNL 9   

    Keep in mind Hobby Search is in Japan. The kit will be released in the U.S. in September,  it's the only 3Q left.
  9. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell Display at GTR NNL 9   

    If the tires being aftermarket units on the 1:1 they measured are the biggest offense the new Bronco can come up with,  I'm willing to take that everyday and twice on the weekends after that little era of "Blech" that happened between 2012 & 2015.
  10. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    I dunno the kit grille and the yellow car don't look that far apart to me. I have to wonder if some of the "tallness" wouldn't be rectified by painting the argent surrounds and black grill areas. There's just a lot of uniformly SHINY chrome OOB, and have the color transitions might help draw your eye away from how it looks as a single piece.
    Sort of the way painting and foiling a '56 Chrysler makes that kit "lose" the odd hump it has in the roof that is pretty prominent on the raw body.
  11. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Aoshima Pagani Huayra   

    Look! A whole engine you can display beside your now curbside $45 model kit. 
  12. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Platz/NuNu Models BMW M6 GT3   

    Studio27 already has relationships with Rowe Racing, Walkenhorst Racing, Schubert Racing & Boutson Ginion Racing which are all running the M6 in the Blancpain Endurance Series as well as the 2016 24hrs of Nurburgring from a few months ago.
    There are also 2 teams in Super GT using the M6, but Studio27 hasn't done much with Super GT, most likely because Fujimi was doing so many things like the Studie BMW Z4 as kits. Studie is running the M6 as well as the Autobacs team.
  13. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Hmm, another brass-era Model T I'm going to have to have, I think!   

    This kit popped up on the Japanese vendor lists this morning with an "After November" release date.  ICM usually distributes globally to all locations at the same time (as opposed to RevellAG kits hitting Europe 45 days before the U.S., or the 4-6 month lag between U.S. releases and their Asian distribution). So you will probably be able to ring in the New Year with a new fire apparatus.  
    With the exception of Squadron who occasionally firesales ICM kits, the cheapest way to get their kits continues to be via Ukrainian distributors on eBay.
  14. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    I don't think anyone would even consider making a new tool kit that a further variant would permanently alter the tooling. Unless you're talking about Round2 "demodifiying" things back to their origins.
    Heck when Revell reissued the Yenko Nova last month they didn't even put all the "COPO" parts into it to correct their original gaffe...even though they have the parts, and the COPO Nova kit has most of the SS parts in it. They would have just had to include the original hood with the louvers and the Yenko decals in the COPO kit contents. But no they reissued it completely wrong like the original,  meaning you still have to buy that COPO kit separately to "convert" it.
    Nobody, especially Revell is destroying tooling.
  15. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Round 2's new AMT 2016 Camaro SS FULL DETAIL kit: First look/detailed overview (and I'm not kidding about that full detail comment....)   

    Unfortunately that giant gaping hole for a lower grille is a GM design element. All of the new model Chevrolets (Corvette excluded) are getting some variations of it, even the trucks.