Sorry, I thought you did or have at one point, being you're an admin and have a big part in the MCM. I was only going by what a club member told me. May have been Gregg since he made topics clear of that.
Someone told me that before the site redesign, several members got into fights with a guy called John Teresi, and then Gregg took down the chat feature and Harry went on a banning spree. But then for some reason it was put back in the redesign and no one knows why. I'm not wanting anyone in the chatroom badly, but I'm curious as to why its so empty now when 6 years ago (when I was very active on here), there were like 6-9 ppl in it.
Works 4 me, but no one wants to talk and I just leave. Guess something happened and the rules got stricter so no one wants to get banned. Sorry if I don't know what happened, its been a while since I was here and it looks different for some reason.
The Plymouth oddly enough, didn't give me any major issues aside from the chassis fit to the body being very tight. The hoods on the Monogram C4 Vettes fought me to the point where I would say "Screw it! leaving off the hinges!"
I don't want everyone to think i'm pooing this kit, it still looks very nice and its a sell for me since I missed out on the earlier Diecast issue. I'm just boggled at the production choices they are making when they have tooling available, that's all. When it comes out, someone is bound to do a part-by-part comparo between the die casts and the 68/9 for any tooling similarities. Like I said, ether way it looks much, much better than AMT's effort from 2004. Their 70', the Yenko Camaro, and the Mitsu Lancer were the worst to come out of AMT's F&F run. The Camaro being MPC's coupe retool from the 80s with dat wonky roof. The 350Z was OK-ish barring the low roof and the totally wrong wheels. Mustang was closer to the real thing being it also had the flat hood and the stock seats, but the wheels are wrong and the engine is meh being it uses the mustang's tranny. The Eclipse had the wrong engine (I think) and was alright overall, but Revell's renditions in generic tuner branding were much better IMO. The Gold Supra from 2F2F was a lazy repaint/decal job of the orange car, and the 70' Monte just had donk-like wheels thrown into the lowrider kit.
HMMMM... IDK if its me or the angle, but I see mild slab sidedness like the diecast 68 had. Maybe Ed or someone who supplied him the production specs got info mixed up and its a modified version of the diecast.
Anything that is badly warped and twisted, especially old brittle plastic or multipiece frames. Most moderate warping I can fix, but when its a Monogram Ferrari Testarossa, its bad enough when the frame+interior dosen't fit in the body when the glass is on.
From they way things may be going, its mind boggling that they would be doing a new tool 70' in F&F trim, yet they have the die cast or the plastic 68/9's to work from. But then, they did a new tool Snap-tite Crown Vic of the 1993 style yet Lindberg had one out for years and is still obtainable unlike the DC F&F 70', so it may not be as surprising as the first if they took this route again. I hope its more like the 68/9 kits in terms of detail and multi-piece parts, but there's a high chance it may be more Monogram-like with the 74 Torino and the 84 Cutlass (which is marked as a high end SE kit). Ether way, it has to be better than AMT's low-wattage effort, and if they say a stock version is planned, at least they're trying to listen to the replica stock and Mopar folks.
I haven't seen any at BL for a while now, its mostly knock-off toys and electronics they sell now. Last time I saw models there, it was at the Centereach store in 2009 and they had 5 Revell Mitsu Eclipses and about 10 Willys Street Rods, all on $2.00 markdowns! I built two of the Eclipses and the Willys and traded in the rest at Daves Hobby in Freeport, NY for some goodies he had.
I'll be bringin' about 15 completed builds or so, some a few of you have seen in the past but will be interesting in the flesh. I wonder if Charlie Larkin's going to be there? Haven't seen him in a while, plus i'd be great to see former LIARS members John "The Buzzard' and Richard Manson as well. I haven't been to the last two, so more the reason to get pumped up with builds lined up!
I really don't think its an "all new tooling". I don't see it since Revell's reissuing a flawed Yenko Nova as is, and being they have the 68/9 and die cast tooling available. I have a feeling they ported the contents of the die cast version to plastic, or if they did spend some coin, they probably tooled a new body, grill, and such for the plastic 68/9 molds (speaking of grills maybe we'll have two, the open headlight from the diecast, and a new closed headlight one).