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About RickRollerLT1

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  • Birthday 02/18/1993

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  • Location New York
  • Full Name Richard Manri

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  1. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Bummer  Looks like the sky high ebay prices will rule once again.
    At least the RX7 is still happening, so far.
  2. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    I'm still scratching my head as to why they leaked instructions for a kit that seemed to be never released. Anyone know Ed Saxtons email address? He would be the one to know if the NSX is still planning to be released, but bits got leaked early, or was planned but somehow canceled.
  3. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Is there any other information regarding this kit? I saw a 2015 copyright, so I hope it wasn't something that got canceled, or maybe they're pushing it to a different date. Hopefully, the Mazda Miata, 93 Civic and Civic hatchback aren't too far from being announced.
  4. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    The BM Corvette was last seen as the California Wheels Corvette coupe, and had almost all the BM parts with a few extras, but with exception of the goodyear tires (mags were still on the tree though) and decals. I suspect this will be a 2 in 1 repop of the Cali Wheels but with the correct wheels + tires and decals restored for Baldwin Motion car.
  5. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Tower says late January for the RX7, not too long of a wait since I got a backlog of stuff to tackle at!
  6. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Dat 78' Mazda RX7... NUFF SAID! When's the street date? 
    My dad built one back in the day but its in pieces and Ebay prices are completely insane.
    Normally, I only buy one new kit because of current SRPs, but this is an exception as I will get 3 of them one to keep mint in case the value shoots up again.
    They and Round 2 are killing it with the rereleases of the 70s era Japanese cars. I hope we get some of the later stuff like the MPC 82 Toyota Celica and the AMT Datsun 280zx turbo from R2. Revell should bring back out the snapper Acura NSX and the really nice Mazda Miata w/ engine (both are going for real crazy dough on the 'bay). While at it, they should also repop the 99 Honda Civic hatchback and 93' Civic coupe under the F&F moniker.
  7. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Round 2 September '16 Releases   

    Black is easy peasy to prime without bleedthrough unlike reds.
    I do have my eyes on the Datsun pickup. Since all that issue has is 4x4 monster truck suspension stuff, a street custom can be still made from it.
  8. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    Even though this rendition dosen't reflect a "real' 70 R/T going by the 69 rear (for now until an SE 2 in 1 comes out sooner or later), at least all the non R/T/SS guys can get creative and make their plain jane 318 cars with the F&F kit instead of moanin about things. 
    Gotta agree with Alex, the griping and personal attacks are the reasons why I'm not on here often. People cannot be thankful for anything and gripe if the smallest thing is wrong or not right (though the 90 Mustang LX roof is still kinda funky while the monograms made in the 80s/90s got it closer). I dealt with the madness on CLG (Closing Logos Group) Wiki with the trolls and users who think rare logo findings are fake and demote everyone, but now i see these people are all over the internet.
  9. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Mythbuster--Red "Bleed"   

    With my Firebird paint problem I posted a while back, I tried every single trick in the book and the red was showing through the white. When I tried the duplicolor that got rid of it but crazed like a siv requiring a strip job.  I tired the Walmart gray primer followed by the white on a red molded hood like Snake did and it still showed through (tell me, how did you not get the pink cast showing through?).
    The only thing that worked for me without crazing was Rustoluem Automotive primer SEALER. That covered the red without bleed through and allowed me to put the Wal-Mart gloss white on without a hitch as seen here (sorry for the kinda grainy pic, but you see the point).

    So in a way, how opaque your primer is does matter but some can be way too hot on plastic as i've learned (the wal-mart gray also crazed the red hood i tested). I usually use the Sears/K-Mart primer as that gives good results but seems to be prone to bleed through no matter what. But now i know what to do on red/yellow molded stuff in the future so its all a matter of trial and error.
  10. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic 2JZ Supra Motor: NO LONGER NEEDED   

    I got a L.I.A.R.S club member to make me a resin cast copy of the Tamiya motor (as he wants the RB24 off a Tamiya Skyline R32 in exchange), so this request is now null.
  11. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic 2JZ Supra Motor: NO LONGER NEEDED   

    I know theres resin stuff, but alot of them cost just as much (some ebay examples are up to $30!) as the Tamiya kit. I was hoping someone had a motor from ether the AMT or Tamiya kits and i could give them something they were looking for in turn.
    Otherwise, ill just pony out for the Tamiya kit and stuff a LS7 in it as wouldnt be a total waste.
  12. RickRollerLT1 added a topic in Wanted!   

    2JZ Supra Motor: NO LONGER NEEDED
    Hi all! I need a complete Toyota Supra 2JZ engine from ether the AMT F&F kits or the Tamiya one to stuff into a 99 Trans Am. I can trade a complete (unpainted, unassembled) motor from the 83 Hurst Cutlass, or if there's some other part you need I may have it (alot of parts in my stash are painted/assembled but most are complete and I may come up with untouched ones upon request). I believe I also have an AMT Superbee/GTX DOHC HEMI motor (painted/asmbld; no trans) if someone has a need for it. 
    Again, lemme know what you have/want and we can work something out.
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  13. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Best Corvette 4th Generation (C4) kit out there?   

    The MPC/AMT C4s are decent builders (the ZR1s have nicely detailed but chromed DOHC LT5s), but for the master detailers out there they have slightly simplified suspensions and some versions have issues with body proportions and molded mirrors.
    The Monograms are very nice, but the hood fitment on all variations is extremely finicky (Calloway Speedster comes to mind) And if your kit happens to have a badly warped hood, then good luck getting it to at least seat right 
  14. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

     I just got back with the New 83 Hurst Olds from Michaels for $18 w/ phone coupon (they graciously took!)
  15. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Michael's Clearance, Selected Car Kits   

    Tom, that's what I did at ACM. They seem to be more fickle with coupons than Michales, but from time to time they carry a random Revell/AMT kit you normally don't see at big boxes (Porsche 914-6, Datsun 240z BRE, 70 Sox and Martian Cudaetc). 
    On a positive note, I just got back with the New 83 Hurst Olds from Michaels for $18 (with a retailmenot phone coupon they graciously took!)