niteowl7710

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  • Birthday 07/10/1977

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  1. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Brian James Trailer *UPDATED* 8/23/16*   

    The trailer being kitted is the one with a 5 Meter (15'/180") deck and a rated capacity of 2,600kg (5,732 lbs)
    I once owned a 1977 Plymouth Gran Fury police car. That land yacht with all it's glorious cop parts including a 440 rode on a 121" wheelbase and was 4,990lbs. Meaning it would fit on the trailer. 
    I will not debate UK trailer laws in regards to weights, legal overhangs, etc. But an American car, a huge 4 door one at that can and would fit on the A4. It's quite possible you couldn't legally move it afterwards.  But the one being kitted is designed for professional car transport and motorsports, not the casual relocation of an MG.
  2. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Corvette C7R - Revell new tool   

    It's a whole whopping 64 parts, so "somewhat simplified" continues to carry the day for any modern vehicle tooling in Elk Grove Village.
  3. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Full detail '16 Camaro kit #948?   

    The curbside chassis is NOT in the glue kit. The poster said that shot was from Wayne, NJ which where the NNL East is held and it's a test shot of the tooling, which as others have mentioned is all cut at the same time and then chopped up/gated off as necessary for each particular variant.
    One thing seeing the test shot reminded me of from looking at my kit is I like how no one is saying "Boo" about the driveshaft being molded to the chassis. Is that one of those major breakthroughs, adopting Japanese curbside molding techniques?
  4. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Tamiya Falken R32 GT-R   

    Discontinued doesn't necessarily mean out of stock. 
     https://www.mediamixhobby.com.sg/shop/shkd198.html
  5. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Tamiya Falken R32 GT-R   

    Shunko Models did a reprint of that decal sheet.
  6. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Full detail '16 Camaro kit #948?   

    Bought one from my LHS last Tuesday @$22.50. 
  7. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic 61 Pontiac Catalina   

    Maybe they're trying to fix the body and glass pieces so they actually fit into one another without a days worth of sand and reshaping...
  8. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic X-Acto with an LED Light built in - Hobby Lobby   

    Well at least all you guys who keep slicing your fingers open, or embedding them in your legs will be able to see how bad the wound is, in brilliant LED light. 
  9. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell AG McLaren 570s   

    There are a couple of big shows coming up in Austria & The Netherlands at the end of next month that RevellAG has listed on their events page. I suspect we shall see near production level versions of all 3 (4 if you count the 2nd livery) new tool 1/24 kits.
  10. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic 2016 Camaro build and review   

    $26.95?!?!? You guys charge LIST? Geez I hope you at least got some sort of employee discount cause I just picked up the full tilt boogie glue kit for 4 1/2 bucks less. (SnapIt priced @$19.50)
  11. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Round 2 Dodge Drag Racing Kits   

    Much like the other LRW reissues, it is a 2n1, still carrying all the of the factory stock parts for people just wanting the pickup without making it into a exhibition drag vehicle. 
  12. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Round 2 Dodge Drag Racing Kits   

    The Dodge Fever is out now. My LHS has it on the shelves. Just the same ole IMC A-100 with new decals.
  13. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   

    Well considering the other rumor swirling around is the tooling was STOLEN (bum bum buuuuuuuum), I doubt either is true. 
    Maybe it's the ability of a rumor to be passed along gathering momentum and credibility along the way in the format of the Interwebs, but the last couple of kits that sold out have caused a fracas of rumors and outright lies, probably by people looking to create a secondary resale value of "RARE VHTF!!!" The last time was the '70 Cuda which sold out and immediately the tooling was stolen, seized by the Chinese, etc. But then the drag racing version came out...magically evidently considering the shared parts. Oh wait there's a restock of the '70 Cuda factory stock kit they just ran and shipped them together. Guess it wasn't destroyed in a fire or a typhoon afterall.
     
  14. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Avoid the reissue Revell Ramcharger   

    My...well everything in the kit has a slight tweak to it, but nothing that's requiring a replacement part prior to actually test fitting things like the tailgate in place.
    As for being molded in W. Chicago,  I imagine there's certain tooling that never got shipped to China in the first place, especially the old Monogram stuff.  Much like the Round2 stuff that has been run in Michigan. 
    Makes you wonder if the place that's running the kits isn't used to either more resilient plastic, or manufacturing that doesn't require as much "precision" in terms of warping.
  15. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Revell 4th quarter releases   

    Revell of Germany regularly reboxes USA tools for release in Europe.