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  1. 62rebel added a post in a topic AMT PRESTIGE SERIES   

    yep; AMT took advantage of not having released many of the kits in that series in a long time and I have to admit I bought several, ESPECIALLY that '63 1/2 Galaxie, as I wanted to duplicate the 1:1 I had in the driveway at the time... I even still have a couple of those stands. Traded away a bunch of the car show stuff a couple of years back.
  2. 62rebel added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    I'd almost say that anything older than mid-90's qualifies as a "niche" vehicle these days. There's nothing to tie-in with the film or TV media now... no strong film connections to build on.... racing is too fluid for manufacturers to keep up with, and current fandom doesn't support the kit industry well. Kids don't identify with the old cars and trucks except as something their older family members might have had in most cases. Old farts like myself find ourselves staring at a shelf full of kits we've already built when we're in the hobby shop; and also find it increasingly hard to justify 30+ bucks for a new kit OR a repop of something we paid $2.79 for, regardless of inflation. I like the new Moebius series of trucks, and I actually WOULD buy that Kaiser kit. makes me a one-percenter, I guess.
  3. 62rebel added a topic in General   

    empty shelves, light inventory
    made the trip over to our local Hobby Lobby today, surprised to find MANY empty slots on the kit aisle. Not simply cars, most of the military stuff gone, few semis left..... it occurred to me that HL might have cleared out some older stuff and put it out on clearance, but this wasn't the case, they simply didn't have much stock on hand. Went online and found that, except for new releases, there's not much depth in inventory anywhere. E-bay was more of the same, lots of relatively new stuff with some older material sparsely interspersed. Not sure what to make of this, it might be nothing at all. Just an observation.
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  4. 62rebel added a post in a topic Another home built custom   

    X2 on the model looking better than the 1:1!
  5. 62rebel added a post in a topic Why hasn't Revell / Monogram released this as a kit ?   

    the 'stang is really quite easily kitbashed using the two existing Monogram kits.
  6. 62rebel added a post in a topic Rats ?   

    somebody with taste and a checkbook could straighten that out. but it would take a lot of taste and a lot of bank.
  7. 62rebel added a post in a topic Revell's "Hot Rod Hydro" - What's New and Different with this reissue?   

    I've avoided buying one of these up till now; Tim's review and his examples have me wanting to give this one a try.
  8. 62rebel added a post in a topic While they're at it, Why not open up the 1940 Ford Pick Up ?   

    I worked at a plastic pipe fitting plant for a short period; during that time we ground up thousands of mistakes in what was probably the noisiest machine I've ever heard. the chips coming out of it were mixed right back into the feeder. i can still hear that screeeeech.....
  9. 62rebel added a post in a topic Real or Model #234 Finished!   

    i vote real as well
  10. 62rebel added a post in a topic Auto ID #165 FINISHED!   

    i would post his response, but....
  11. 62rebel added a post in a topic AMT '59 Ford: What the...?!   

    yet it has the vaunted "radial tuned suspension".....
  12. 62rebel added a post in a topic 1937 Ford pickup   

    very nice! love the gold.
  13. 62rebel added a post in a topic Why brass tubing?   

    styrene by itself in large scale chassis simply can't take the stress of the weight of all the other parts, and if it doesn't actually break , it will eventually sag or warp.
  14. 62rebel added a post in a topic Auto ID #164 FINISHED!   

    no, there's not, is there?
  15. 62rebel added a post in a topic 20' EU Container trailer 1:24