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  • Birthday 05/24/1977

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    Chris Tone

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  1. Love IG. Not sure about on a computer but on your phone you can use two fingers to zoom the picture to fill the screen. Plus pics load a lot faster than here on MCM. Some pictures here on the board I eventually give up trying to get them to load. Folks should post up their IG usernames. Easier to find that way. Mine are Toner283 for my main account (full scale hot rod and car related stuff) and Toner283.scalecars for my model car account.
  2. Is it still Tom Cruise playing Reacher or did they pick an actor that is physically closer to Reacher's actual description?
  3. I know this is an old thread but with the newest Ghostbusters flick set to open in a couple of weeks, it deserves a bump. Great looking car! Any pics of all of the different versions together?
  4. Also make sure Bluetooth GPS Etc are all turned off. Have you recently downloaded any games or apps? I have downloaded apps that just eat the battery in my phone. Deleted the app off of my phone and the issue went away. Depending on whether you have a fast charger or not, it may be using the battery juice almost as fast as it charges.
  5. You are absolutely correct. But at least you can't really see the triangulated 4 link (or lack thereof) unless you turn the model over. As someone has already said, that dropped I beam axle was kind of one of the signature pieces of the full sized Rat Roaster. Definitely a missed opportunity on Revell's part since they were cutting new steel for the tooling anyway.
  6. This is information that I did not know. I have never built a Rat Roaster straight out of the box and usually the first modification I do to those Revell front axles is modify the mounting tab so that it sits higher in the chassis thereby making the car sit lower.
  7. The full size Rat Roaster car has a dropped beam axle but the kit does not. It has the same dropped tube axle as the rest of the Revell Deuce series of kits. I would guess that Revell saved money on tooling costs by directly copying as many of the parts as they could from the other kits. 90% of the people buying the Rat Roaster kit would not be able to tell the difference between the axle in the real car and the axle in the kit and a lot of the ones that could tell the difference wouldn't care. Only those of us on the lunatic fringe would be able to tell and be frustrated that Revell skipped over reproducing that part of the real car.
  8. The wheels and tires are a big part of the draw of that kit. The Rat Roaster is the only time so far that that set of wheels and tires has been issued in a kit. Myself, I like them because there are quite a few parts in the Rat Roaster kit (that are specific to that kit) that easily swap on to any of the other deuces in that series from Revell.
  9. Another source is the Barris Surf Woody kit. It has two as well. IIRC, they are a RH and a LH as well.
  10. Which Revell Deuce coupe kit that you are looking at has a dropped beam axle? Every one of the kits from the Revell Deuce series that I have seen (3W coupe, 5W coupe, Tudor sedan, and both the RR roadster and the normal roadster) all have the same dropped tube front axle in them. If you mean the pictured roadster kit that you posted up, it is not part of the series of kits that I am referring to. IIRC, it was originally tooled several decades ago and it has the fenders and frame molded together making it very difficult to build a highboy. I am referring to the same kits that the Rat Roaster tooling is based on. That series started with the three window coupe some point in the mid-90s. First issued in 1996 maybe? And yes, you are correct. There are several different sources for dropped I beam axles and quick-change rear ends. However, it would be nice to have them included in the box. Without having to Source them from a different kit or the aftermarket. You know, make the kits a different from each other rather than the same old same old every time.
  11. Judging by the price that the original Rat Roaster kit commands on the secondary Market I would say they could have made another shipping container full of them and they probably would have sold. Regardless, I'm definitely glad to see it come back especially with that Duvall windshield. The new updated parts are excellent. I just wish they would finally issue one of the Revell Deuce series kits with a quick change and a dropped I beam axle. I will buy a couple of the new issue for sure.
  12. Does anyone of know, was the original Revell 32 Ford Roadster tooling modified into the Stacey David Rat Roaster? Or was brand-new steel cut for the Rat Roaster kit? Seems to me that most of the major kit pieces (body, frame, hood, interior, wheels/tires) are either completely different or very heavily modified. And the engine and transmission and assorted parts were brand new for the kit at the time. Not knowing any of the minute details, from the outside looking in it would seem as though financially it would make more sense to cut brand new steel and end up with two viable kits rather than spend the money on modifying existing tooling so extensively.
  13. I think the guys that'll pay 6 million dollars for a car that's likely never going to see the road and just be a showpiece are off their nut now. I can think of a dozen cars I'd rather buy with that six million dollars. Of course then I'd need a bigger garage. Lol
  14. I know the owner of Perrys Resin and even I wouldn't do business with him unless I actually had the product in my hand. Decent guy but terrible businessman. I know he has taken $$ and delivered no product for a lot of guys here and on other boards. Do a couple of searches and you will easily see what kind of a reputation he has gathered. And it's really too bad because his quality was excellent and he had some stuff no one else had.
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