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RickRollerLT1

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  1. The street versions already out, it's the SnapTite. Unless they see sales are impressive enough given the state of their parent owner, I don't see them tooling up another stock version from this full detail tool when the snap has been out for a while.
  2. I don't have a Meijer store in NY, but the prices you mention aren't that hot anyway, since I got an RX7 from a local vendor a while back for 15 sealed but ended up missing a part which was a whole 'nother story.
  3. Anyone see the Revell '78 RX7 and Miata on clearance last there? I wanna stock up on those case they go OOP quick like the last issues of the Datsuns.
  4. 3 Guys is still open after all? Phewww! Gonna have to drop by there sometime after this snow job we're getting, roads are gonna be a battlezone for the next few days after. I do know that Elwood Hobby (AKA, Larry's Hobby back before the name change around 2008-ish) at 3006 Jericho Tpke., East Northport, NY isn't around anymore, last we tried to go there was back around 3 years ago we went past and his whole store space was empty with no sign ;(. My dad and I used to go to that place from time to time before we joined LIARS in '09, ahh the memories.
  5. Which LHS was this? Don't tell me it was 3 Guys Hobby in Smithtown? I know that one was run by a widowed old woman as we've gone there on occasion, last we went was back in July IIRC. I know, its sad all these are starting to fade away. Many factors are ever increasing rates of everything and lack of interest in the general public and most of today's youth (kids today are ether 24/7 PC gamers and/or know how to hack websites and phones, while ppl in my age bracket make shock videos and adult things on the web or scam for drug money, its crazy!)
  6. Here's the thing, that RX7 was missing the glass front rear and taillights and all were part numbered on the form, which turned out to be the entire tree anyway. A friend of mine was missing the whole chrome tree on his sealed new issue Acura Integra bought from Ebay, and Revell sent his less than a week he filled in his replacement form and got it. Meanwhile I'm still waiting two months for mine and CS lied about it being sent out 9/28 when it was still in process as they said in an earlier email, so its not the type of request I'm making since my friend made his similar, its just incompetence near the holidays and excuses to cover their chops. Now, if say something not crucial to the car like stock wheels/tires and seats were missing or defected, then I wouldnt've went through this CS circus and easily have gotten replacements. But since the glass and such are crucial parts that would be hard to replicate otherwise, I would hate to pay near MSRP for another kit and be in the same boat wasting it just for the glass. My request is completely honest as i'm in no way abusing the system, just asking for something that was purely missing on the copy I bought from the vendor (who was cheaper than Hobby Lobby's 40% off before they carried it) that doesn't take returns at all, even if the box was heavily crushed or if the kit was open and had defects/missing parts. The vendor understands my situation and completely believes me since he told me about Revell's incident with the Foose Caddys (I can guess why that he still has tons of those), but he told me that ppl schemed him off in the past and that's why his policy stands. No one at Revell CS asked for a UPC code nor pictures. IDK if it's standard procedure or not. Guess for now on, I buy and pay 2x more from someone who takes returns regardless instead of someone cheaper but has an old grudge against ppl.
  7. If you find one and if it's missing parts, betta make sure you have a spare kit or a 68/69 (even though its a different, older tool) because if you're gonna use Revell's parts replacement, its gonna be a long wait and they'll say lies that it was delivered but then say its not shipped and in process.
  8. Back in August I bought another Revell '78 RX7 from a vendor brand new and it was missing the whole clear parts tree. He doesn't take returns but told me the kit is a new release and to go to Revell's site and fill out the free replacement parts form for the glass tree. So I submitted my free parts replacement order #166549 on 9/20 and they said a 6-8 week waiting process, so I figured I'd wait 5 or so. Then I heard from a friend of mine that Revell ships replacement parts real quick and he got his in under a week, and yet its been two months and I never got mine (I was never asked kit photos in any email). I then dropped a line to CS with my # and the CS person who got back to me (who i'm not going to name unless forum rules state otherwise) told me "my order is still being processed and is at the lower line in their shipping dpt". I then contacted Revell CS after week 5 and then I get various emails with one saying "the order was shipped on 9/28", and another one stating it was "delivered to the address I put on the form", but alas I never got any parts AT ALL! Then a day later (11/10) I got another email with CS saying "Please excuse our error, it does not show as shipped on 9-28. It is in line to be shipped. We will ask the shipping department to move it to the top of the line". I still don't have my parts as of turkey day and now i'm desperate to just get one of these at HL for the clear tree then return it, instead of going through this bad comedy ever again. Have you guys ever had this happen to you? Because this is opposite the raving posts I've heard about Revell's CS and the long haul wait and level of incompetence CS displayed here is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE for a well known company. Reason why I never posted this sooner was I choose to see how it rode out and figured I'm a 1st time customer so they needed time to get my info and such down, but now i'm not happy with the long wait and the delivery est screw-ups. I'm not swearing but if anyone has an objection to this post, how would YOU feel about waiting months for your stuff because of clown level CS saying different things and their messed up shipping dpt.
  9. Did this go OOP? I swore reading it did a while back but again who knows what R2 drops and keeps in production nowadays.
  10. If it's Revell, then it's probably just gonna be another stinkin' variation of the '32 in the Foose line with enhancements, in which "ground breaking" would mean "best seller even though it's a tired subject" for Revell and Ed Saxton.
  11. This: Or likely this: Considering the Johan toolings are raggedy and $$$$, in addition to the MPC '69 AMX being 1/20th.
  12. So I'm working on a Revell '66 Impala to be built in the style of my Lime Green '65 and wanted another set of the Foose wheels to keep the build style in tradition to the '65. So I got another Foose '65 for real, put the custom wheels aside in the '66 box and brainstormed ideas for the 2nd '65. I was going to make it a gasser Impy or slapping some mags and painting it baby blue of some sort, but then I saw the rear glass came broken in half in the bag and then I had this odd idea come over me and stumbled upon some rust bucket impalas upon a photo search for some inspiration. This is also my very first rusting, "junking", and weathering attempt along with simulating a "broken" glass, and although not to extreme levels I think it came out good considering just getting sloppy for the hell of it and messing around with Testors rust paint and oxide red primer. Mostly OOB, body paint is Rustoluem Gloss Red as an approximation for 1965 Chevrolet Ralley Red, and the frame is mist coated sears red oxide primer (which is a very close rust color if applied in certain coats). '55 F-100 Custom Hauler carrying this sorry SOS Paired with my LIme Green '65
  13. To those who have the 2017 reissue, does it still have the custom parts from the Matchbox street machines issue (which was also carried over to the 1996 AMT/Ertl issue) or is it truly based off the stock config of the very 1st release? Not a big deal if it doesn't since I already got both the Street Machine and 1996 issues all for the same MSRP of the new reissue, but since the new box doesn't mention a custom version nor a parts tree layout, i'm curious...
  14. Just came back from picking this up, I can report the A-pillars on mine are prefect and the glass stood intact as well. The roof/top is slightly warped near the front but nothing a bit of bending will fix.
  15. This was the 1st one I was working on between http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/124820-78-rm-mazda-rx7-1-first-posted-wip-in-a-while/, which i've yet to make any further updates on due to life and what not. This has the Cafe Racer add-ons and extra. Mods include replacing the molded suspension springs and shocks with finer ones from the spares box, along with lowering and adjustments to the ride hight. Wheels are from the '77 Monte Snapper and tires from the PL 2004 GTO and disc brakes are from the spares. Engine is the rotary 12A with a custom built turbo setup made from a big azz truck turbine and exhaust pipe scraps, going to a radiator/intercooler modified from a 94 Mustang with an air filter from the spares. Exhaust is mostly stock with some tweaking and a new muffler. Paint is Tamiya TS-53 Deep Metallic Blue over Rustoluem Aluminum, cleared with Future, and the interior is Testors flat tan with flat black dash and accents. Shot of turbo from underside Sorry for the slightly grainy pics and whatnot, that's what my S5 takes and i'm in the process of getting some white background for a neater photo environment.
  16. Its only just new "Foose" designed wheels and an air cleaner . Otherwise, its just a stock 65 Impy like the 67 Charger and 68 Firebird in the line (the Ford F100 and Caddy are totally custom designs).
  17. First posted under glass in a while, more will come now that the site has unlimited photo storage (I guess Photobucket's ransom was a blessing in disguise). Revell '65 Chevy Impala Foose edition almost OOB, with the exception of exhaust pipe tips, one mirror and no door handles for a "suicide" door look. Paint is Tamiya TS-52 Candy Lime Green coated with Future floor wax, and interior is Rustoluem Satan Tan dulled with flat clear (it was way, way too glossy). Sorry for the messy work display and all, but I hope some of you enjoy!
  18. If you find one, make sure yours isn't warped around the roof. One I bought was brand new sealed and looks as if some ghost sat on the roof.
  19. Know about the whole Photobucket thing and I never liked that service much anyway, so now I can post directly on the forum Anyway, here's 1/2 RX7s i'm working on on top of everything else on my plate. One is mostly the Cafe Racer with a big a$$ turbo and some other upgrades, and its already painted Tamiya Deep Blue Peril (will post that one later). This one is getting further body adjustments (opened up the headlight to put in some clear ones with sliver backing), suspension upgrades, and a 2005 GTO LS1 with a supercharger from the spares box. Note this may not be to everyone's taste, and this isn't some 100% perfect show stopping contest build, but a fun build. Color is undecided for this one, so stay tuned!
  20. Welp, its a good thing I waited on the Monster Truck flipnose reissue, because the stock config looks cooler and would go well with the 240 and 280zs in my stash being out of place.
  21. I put down a few on that list when I was at NNL East: 97 Camaro SS and Firebird Firehawk tools from their existing f-body mold The "ghost" Honda CRX that got canceled but the whole tool supposedly completed GMC Syclone and Chevy S10 Wave Rider reissues New tools like a 94' RX7 2 in 1 and Supra 2 in 1 with a stock option if possible And reissues of stuff like the Subrau WRX, 93 Civic (good F&F fodder), 99 Civic Hatch. I know these aren't to everyone's tastes, but the latter are stuff that wouldn't cost a lot to shoot up since they were fairly recent. I talked with Ed Saxton about the 78' RX7 release date and what happened with the planned NSX reissue. He said they looked into putting it out in the F&F line to replicate the car from one of the recent entries, but dropped those plans before release (which sounds like the movie car, while almost stock, had custom bits and wouldn't justify the cost in retooling given it wouldn't be a hot seller). I asked him if Revell would explore reissuing it in the "performance" line since other imports like the RX7 and Miata are in it, he said "Absolutely!", so we'll see what happens.
  22. The Miata is nice to see again... Guess someone at Revell was listening.
  23. Wonder if it'll still include the custom option (body kit, ducktale wing, etc) from Matchbox Street Machine issue, which was also carried over to the 1990s reissue? Since the MPC Datsun monster truck is out, lets hope the 82 Celica isn't too far down the line.
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