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  1. So what's changed since I last logged on three years ago? Notice the chat tab is gone.

    BTW, what's the attachment thingy on the bottom when I'm making a post for? Can I upload images with it now (I for the life of me do not remember my Photobucket ID and password, so if I can upload them here instead of PB, more the better and less frustration).

  2. After seeing the pic of the 1:1 car and this, I suppose its not too far off unlike if RC2/AMT tackled this in 07. But the only glaring problems are:

    Stock 389 motor? But NO new aftermarket parts for it at least!? - Coulda tooled up an LS1 and/or borrow parts from the '98-02 Camaro/Firebird kits. ITS NOT THAT HARD AND COSTLY TO DO. (Maybe they wanted to fit what they can in the box so the dev money saved could be used for their "fun" shows in Vegas)

    The wheels are OK but a wee undersized; tires are oversized ala '06 mustang 4x4 look.

    No disc brakes - You've done it for the regluar Cali' Wheels kits, why not this one!?

    Biggest one is the price - $26.99 for something a bit "undercooked" and no other build options (aside from the extra drag parts that are now somewhat useless). I'll let this one slide, as I allready did one with an LS1 and properly lowered. The previous issues are still in curculation and can be found FAR cheaper that this new warm-over. With the stock issue, you can have extra parts for other projects and scrounge up your own to make an far accurate version of this Foose masterpiece (that Revell should've SERIOUSLY taken into proper consideration in their marketing meetings).

  3. '99 Stang is nice to have back again... Moar 4.6 and IRS suspension goods to drool over!

    I would explode if they did the '04 SVT Extermator in coupe or convertable form. OR SOMETHING DIFFERENT! But of course, they need to churn out moar rat rod roasters and stale tri-5 coupes for unit sales to make the sales excutives happy.

  4. Whats happening is you might be applying too much gloss white to cover the gray. A gloss color is "thinner" than a flat color due to the amount of thinner in the paint mix. Therefore, it could run or cause uneven aeras on the painted surface. What I find works is after the coat of gray primer, spray some flat white so it covers over the gray, then apply the gloss white so it gets an even shine/gloss. By doing this, you won't have to apply much of the glossy color to cover the gray primer because there is a surface that matches the color your applying over it. This works for gloss black over flat black, red over pink, sliver over black, and so on.

  5. This is not as big a deal as some would have you think. Get some two-part epoxy putty. J-B Weld in auto sections, plumber's putty (cheaper) in the plumbing depts. Knead some together and shape it like clay. Use tools or a wet finger. It will stick to darn near anything, even when wet. Workable for about 10 minutes, like a rock in a half hour. Then just sand or machine as needed.

    What we both said.

  6. Looks like a factory defect, but are commomly called "short shots". I've have had and seen worse, but this dosen't look too hard to fix. I'd say it can be saved with plastic strip, losta bondo/filler, and some scribing around the door lines to match. I had a sealed 70 Challenger kit given to me and the body had the full HALF of the rear end missing! It could not be fixed at all, but luclky I had a spare so things were all good.

  7. This is why I haven't blown $120 (yet) on an airbrush + components. Too much of a PTA!!!

    I've seen ppl churn out some superb stuff that were apinted with airbrush, but I know someone in my club that has a Testors Az(z)teck and he told me it takes about 25min to prep it for use (cleaning, disattaching, cleaning, dissataching, airspray test, mixing colors, remixing colors, etc.). I actually saw a demestration of an airbrush ata LHS once, and the part the owner was painting white was spitting out white goop and he said he spent an hour preparing it, mixing, calbrateing, etc.

  8. Rather than using the movie car kit with the poorly made film-specific parts, and mush soft plastic that crazes. I decided to use the 1996 issue of the Mustang since it has the correct flat hood and is molded in better plastic that wont craze. I ommited most of the stock parts and added the folowing:

    Motor from a diecast "Street Tuners" Skyline, but I made the single trubo setup as the film car had, added an intercooler, and used the tranny from the 'Stang.

    Used wheels + brakes from an X-mods wheel set, and tires from a Masito diecast

    Made a new rear suspension close to the film car, plus lowered the front so it dosent sit like a 4X4

    Scratchbuilt an single exhaust like the film car, used the muffler from the aftermentioned skyline diecast

    Used most of the stock interior, but added nirtrous bottles in the back

    Cut the kits molded in grille out and replaced it with mesh

    I found a set of white stirpes from all things, a Revell Miata kit, and they worked! I didn't use apply the stripes to the roof because I found it would look too cheesy. TBH, I think its gives it some contrast not having stripes cover all the aeras.

    Keep in mind this is NOT a 100% accurate replica (as with the USA licence plate and some small things), and I had minor assembly issues which may explain some errors in fitiment & assembly in some parts. Minor faults withstanding, i'm very happy with how this one came out, and I think this is a much better take than what RC2s product design department came up with on the actual kit.

    Hope you enjoy and please comment!






    Sorry for some of the blurry shots, my sister did somehing to the camera and now it does ######! Please bear with me as its going to take time undo the confusing setting changes that she made.

  9. Funny thing is I remember on some weird anime show called "Serious Black", I saw what definitely looked like a Camaro station wagon that had some woman driving it. IIRC, the scene played out as the woman was putting furniture in her car (she was jamming it in there with "power attacks), and some pervert touched her romp, then she hit him in the nads, then got into her car and mowed the him down with blood all over the car. Weird and sick, but funny scene! Does anyone remember this?

  10. I was reading the obscure kits thread, and someone mentioned that this oddity was going to be reissued.

    Whats the background of this kit? Is this a good kit or a crappy one? Is it decently detailed or is it typical MPC molded in junk? Does it assemble well or is filddy like MPC's show customs of the period?

    This thang looks kinda cool for some car wicked hauler. If it's a good kit and worth the $35 they'll probably charge for it, does anyone know a release date and what engine it contains? I cant find anything about this kit on R2's site

  11. +90000 Mike!!

    Once at AC Moore, I was on a line that was held up because a mother was shocked that her sons Knects set came up $129.99 rather than $59.99 as she thought was that price. Her credit card was invalid and only had $70 on hand. As ppl infront of me were getting grouchy and inpaitent, I decided to step up and give her a 50% off coupon bringing it down to to about $65, which was just perfect for what she was going to spend. She was asking me about coupons and how they work, and being she was so happy about what I did for her (and for other inpatient people on line), she gave me the remaining $5 (which I tried to not accept at first) she had and a hug ( :wacko:).

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