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Toner283

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  1. That is a promotional thing done by these guys. https://www.squarebodysyndicate.com/index.html They have been building restoring and saving squarebody trucks for the last several years. They've built some pretty nice stuff.
  2. Has anyone seen any kind of a list of what tooling Atlantis purchased from Revell? Anyone know if any of the old ex-Renwal tools may be in Atlantis hands now? Specifically the old visible chassis tooling? I would love to see them look into a reissue of that one.
  3. That looks a lot like the light bar from the Robocop Taurus SHO kit.
  4. That looks like it might glow in the dark.
  5. The Datsun appears to be a majorette. Little bit of research should put a date on it. With the other two who knows. If it were me I would probably put the red car up on the flat deck of the blue truck and just display them like that. That flat deck is especially neat.
  6. You are far from the only one. Is it a full moon out or something?
  7. Toner283

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    I view on mobile 99% of the time. When the ad poll first went up, I voted that no I did not use an ad blocker and no, I did not find the ads intrusive. However, since then the ad settings seem to have changed there is now as others have said pop-ups at the top and bottom as well as when I click to open a thread I quite often get a full page pop-up that won't close for 10-15 seconds. This causes very slow page loads (two to three times as bad as I have become used to on this site) and about once out of every three category or thread clicks it will load so slow that it actually stalls out and freezes. At that point I either have to refresh the screen or close the window completely and restart it. It seems to be about 50 50 as far as which option I have to go with. As I stated, I view 99% the time on mobile so this also uses up my mobile data. I realize revenue to keep the site up and running is ad driven but this is getting ridiculous. I am more than willing to pay a monthly/yearly user fee to be able to use the site and not have the ads. In the absence of something like that, I am actually considering putting an ad blocker in just so I can continue to enjoy the site without the frustrations of dealing with the overbearing ads. As it is, I used to be on the site basically daily sometimes two or three times a day checking on what was happening. Since this ad thing is been going on I find it being two and three days between site visits just because I don't want to deal with the ads. This in itself is frustrating because MCM is one of my favourite websites to visit.
  8. The problem being with krylon's newest "Any Angle Spray" cans this doesn't work. They're designed to spray upside down. It will only stop spraying paint and blow propellant only when the can is empty.
  9. Parts from Monograms coupe/cabriolet, the touring and the woody all interchange and can be mixed and matched easily. Quite a few bits and pieces from the 29 roadster pickup/blue beetle/blue bandito are a direct fit as well onto Monograms basic 30 ford series. The last issue of the touring has a set of guide headlights newly tooled and added to the mix and the latest issue of the Woody has a deuce shell tooled to fit with the full hood installed.
  10. The chrome hand tools have been in every issue. The original issue had 4 road flares in it that disappeared when all of the custom parts did. The side mount spare tire also disappeared at this time and the rear fender with the well in it for the spare tire clearance was also modified to a regular rear fender.
  11. If you can find one of those Ace, it has a bunch of custom parts in it that have been deleted from all of the reissues. And if I'm remembering it correctly the louvers that are on the hood and the tailgate in all of the following issues are not in the first issue. The tailgate for sure does not have louvers molded into it. It has chrome exhaust that goes up and across the bed sides, it has a set of ribbed bumpers, two different bed covers and a bunch of custom Body options that aren't in the later kits. Well worth having one in the stash even if just for reference.
  12. His name is Robert Sharp. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/profile/8856-fractalign/ I see on his profile that he has not been on the board since may 2017. I had talked with him through PMs about possibly purchasing just a couple of cabs for hot rod builds (I have no interest in a stock AA truck build) and he said he would work with me for what I wanted. The master pics he posted were looking really good and I hope he can move forward with the project. I had actually forgotten about them. Thanks for the reminder!
  13. Probably have better luck asking in the Big Boyz section of the forum. The big scale guys seem to mostly hang out there.
  14. To add to all of the above - how well is this technology going to work in a few years once the vehicles are not in top shape mechanically? I am sure that everyone has seen and heard older/higher mileage vehicles that turn over and over and over and over before they finally start. Are you really going to want to wait in traffic for 15 or 20 seconds (or more) for your engine to finally start. You will have people behind you laying on the horn and swearing at you in some places. There should be an option for the owner of the vehicle to turn that particular bit of tech off completely. My father-in-law's new truck has it I've driven it a couple times and it's annoying. One thing I have found though, when it is in tow/haul mode with the trailer behind it, it does not shut off in traffic.
  15. Some lowlife dirtball helped himself to my truck last night. Went out this morning and my parking spot was empty. And I live in the middle of the country down the lane way that's about 400 feet long. Just a beat up old farm truck but it still leaves me without wheels and without the ability to do a bunch of the farm work. Reported it stolen and the police have told me that it was already involved in another theft/robbery in a neighbouring town and then was involved in a traffic collision that the guy fleed the scene of in my truck in another neighbouring town. Apparently one of my neighbours a little farther down my road also had their Ford Escape stolen last night. Although the police have already found that one abandoned on a dirt road burnt to a crisp. I really hope my poor old girl doesn't end up like that. She might not be worth a million dollars but she sure deserves a better end than that.
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