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  1. GREETINGS, May I make a suggestion about your camper siding, stop by your local hobby shop and take a look at Evergreen scale models sheet plastic, try .040 thick V-GROOVE plastic .125 spacing (1/25th) it"s just plain flat plastic with grooves, but it comes very close to small scale siding. I use that, as I also build camper models too. Hope that"s a little bit of help to you. Good Luck with your project...
  2. Greetings, I've just read this in my newest copy of a model railroad magazine, the RUSTY'O company has made it public, to say that due to a slow sales decline of these three brands over the years, they have pulled the plug on them, and they will no longer be made. The Testor Company will focus on other supplies and tools. There you have it, so let's get to the hobby shop now, before the stock is all gone... GOOD LUCK!!!!!
  3. Hello all, what is your comments on instant up tents?... looking to get away from all the old plug in poles (yes my tent is the old kind) and knowing that no tent is perfect, I always use tarps or rainfly on the tents with a coating of water repellant. Still using Coleman products, looking for the cabin style tent. Being in my late fifty's i want to keep it simple since I camp solo by myself. What brand do you use? THANKS
  4. If your interested, I went digging in my files and came up with the 61-S regular width ambulance brochure. Need copies of that ?? I will even throw in a few photos of my conversion that I did just for some building ideas. If I can be of anymore help... send me a PM. ....JOHN
  5. Greetings Dylan, Yes, I can help with a few tips, so here they are, PHOTOS; Take several pictures of a real ambulance , front and back then sides and don't forget some shots of just the extended top if it's on a van, also a few up close photos of the emergency lights is also helpful. GOOGLE; Google Images has thousands of pictures of any make or brand manufacture of ambulances you may want. E-BAY; Go there, and search for ambulance brochures, you'll come up with as many hard copies you might want to purchase for your project. SUPPLIES; You"ll need sheet and strip stock for the roof and round or square stock for the light pods And, if Greg happens to read this again. he has some photos of a custom stretch Chevy ambulance conversion I did a few years ago, maybe he"ll repost them again for all of us to see. It's not that difficult of a project, pretty simple and straight forward.... Good Luck .... JOHN
  6. If your driving one now, how well do you like it ?, and if you have one with over a 100,000 miles ... how is it still running ? Thinking about a lease or direct buy, might be switching from a Ford.....THANKS
  7. Went to the two closest stores in Michigan, completely picked clean of all kits within only two days of this post. EXECEPT for those lonely little aero-chief kits on the bottom shelf, so now I have a good and plenty stock of fire parts.
  8. THANKS for the heads up on this, the online photo only showed the front of the truck. Will pick one of these up later.
  9. Greetings, Here is my idea, using the "Papa Truck" Kenworth Aerodyne, I would like too convert this one into a towing and recovery rig. Since the flatbed is already there, what kind of a winch cable setup would I need tucked up in the back of the truck ?? As I have some broken down big rigs in the junk box in need of a "tow". THANKS ..... John
  10. Yep, there sure were more model kits this year than last.... thanks Dan
  11. GREETINGS builders, Attended the toy show this past thanksgiving weekend, and came home with six little wonderful kits.... JO-HAN 1960 Desoto adventurer....sealed $20 ERTL Paystar 5000 dump truck... complete $30 AMT 5 car auto hauler.. (org. issue)... complete... $20 AMT Alaskan hauler... complete.. $30 AMT Peterbilt 359 with sleeper... complete... $30 AMT Sunoco chrome tanker... complete... $40 All six kits for only ...$170 dollars, not bad at all for the days take... 'cause that Alaskan hauler would go for at least 3-4 times that amount on e-bay,..... well happy modeling too me !!!
  12. GREETINGS fellow builders, Just picked up the W-925 re-issue, and thought I would share some comments with you, so here we go. BOX ART- Still just about the same, some slight wording on box contents has been changed, OLD first issue box panel that showed the chassis and engine detail has now been changed on the NEW box to show other KW kits. PART SPRUES- OLD kits always had lots of parts loose in bag, as the NEW kit now has some what of a better sprue with parts attached so none get lost to the carpet or tile monster. CHROME- With the OLD kits you never knew if you were going to get dull ,weak or shiny chrome, with the NEW kit comes very bright plated chrome in plastic bags with a tissue paper protector. INSTRUCTIONS- The NEW kit instructions now have a paint guide on certain parts, as where the OLD ones did not show this. DECALS- In the OLD kits, I always found the decals to be light colored and too transparent and with the NEW kit they are very nice solid color decals with cab and sleeper stripes. TIRES- The OLD kits have FIRESTONE 10-20 tires, however these have been replaced in the NEW kits with skinny GOODYEAR 10-20 HI-MILER tires, may I suggest that we stuff these tires with something too give them fullness, and you don't have to cut out the center plug anymore. So, those are a few comments I wanted to share with all of you builders ........and ROUND2, now that we have this one, how about the MOVIN ON KW or even better yet, another re-tool for the KW ALASKAN HAULER ?????? ......THANKS
  13. Greetings builders, I'am currently re-building the SMP version as a long bed wrecker, and using the AMT 1999 release of the '60 Chevy fleetside for a parts donor. My question is as what engine to use for the wrecker ? is the original engine a little to custom for this or would it be better to use the later release engine. Not to savy in the engine department, your comments and thoughts please. THANKS
  14. Here's mine, what's yours??? DUEL...White Line Fever...Convoy...Smokey and The Bandit 1&2 Duel for the mystery tanker, and W.L.F. for the good 'ol BLUE MULE.
  15. Greetings, Went to a fire department surplus swap meet today, little did I know , that I would come home with the JO-HAN caddy ambulance (flat box)....and the MPC chevy mini-pumper (1969 issue)... both kits are complete and unbuilt, crisp white and clean plastic, great boxes with no stains or smells. And here's the real kicker..... the vendor was ONLY asking $30 for each one.. WOW !! what a deal. My luck of the draw today. You can't even get'em on e-bay for that price.
  16. My renewal payment has been returned to me, do we have an address for the new printer? don't want to miss out on an issue.
  17. AUTO HAULER- How well does this kit hold six autos? any extra bracing needed to support the weight of the models...I'am going to use six AMT snap Ford explorers...and how about replacing those softer tires with newer ones...as this is an older release of the trailer. PETE & KENWORTH WRECKERS- looks like big kits...any problems with assembly...just better take it slow and easy with these...and how about the tires in these kits too... KW is the old first release and PETE is the newer release. as always, your comments are welcome... and thanks builders....John
  18. Hi Tom, If it would be any help to you, I have some old FORD dealer spec books with lots of drawings and data on the W series trucks. Please, PM me with your contact information so we can speak directly if you would like too. THANKS John....
  19. THANKS..... For the memories Marty, from one Michigander to another. You didn't stay in Detroit to long, but at least you left us with a small part of HOLLYWOOD in Mich. Well, "PETE", now that your up there with the fluffy clouds, please tell "SGT. McDONALD " and officer "WELLS" we said hello. REST IN PEACE, Sir MARTIN, and THANKS again....... "ONE-ADAM-12 CLEAR"..............
  20. GREETINGS builders, Head on over to your local store, a select group of kits are on sale. Found an AMT C-600 pepsi delivery truck for only $ 23 bucks (reg. $ 38) check'em out. At least that's what is going on here in Michigan. ....... GOOD LUCK ....
  21. Hi GREG, Yes this is correct, I checked my '72 Dodge pick up brochure and all beds are painted the same solid body color all the way.
  22. PLEASE, Join us on sunday October 26th from 8:30 a.m. till 1:30 p:m at players bingo hall in the atlas plaza, located at 7160 highland rd. Waterford, MI for another toy show and model contest. Stop in and share a great day with us!! .
  23. GREETINGS builders, GLUE; what product could I use to de-bond old glue ?, just picked up a box of old glue bomb kits that still can be re-built. Something that would not harm the old plastic. AIR COMPRESSOR; what one is better ? the small metal one painted blue by paasche #D 500 -or- the mini air one in clear blue plastic by testors ? Your comments please, THANKS........ John
  24. As being a builder of emergency apparatus, I see in my future.....a new squad box ambulance, quick attack mini-pumper, walk around rescue, or how about a brush/grass fire rig.... but let's not stop there... we can also build a wrecker too!!! but wait there's more...take the open road camper, cut the old front / rear clips off, scratchbuild some newer extensions... and presto!!! a brand new class C motorhome.... GOTTA get at least two of these kits.
  25. GREETINGS truck builders, I just picked up the older REVELL (ITALERI) Ford aero-max 120 big rig, how well does this go together ? any problems with assembly I should know about. Also have the ITALERI heavy tanker (BP gas) don't know if we would see that six wheel set up here in america, if I wanted to change that one, what suspension could I replace that one with. Comments and building tips always welcome.... THANKS John
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