DanR

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About DanR

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  • Birthday 05/29/1967

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Redding, CT
  • Full Name Dan Ricchezza

DanR's Activity

  1. DanR added a post in a topic Stage Coach Wheelsatnder.......On the workbench 8/11/15   

    It's only in the early stages (no pun intended) and it already looks phenomenal. This is one to follow!
  2. DanR added a post in a topic Tamiya Martini Alfa Romeo V6 TI... Rare Kit??   

    I Keep hoping for the return of the Food Sierra RS500 kits. I missed a chance at both at an NNL East in the early 2000s and have regretted it since. 
  3. DanR added a post in a topic Tamiya Martini Alfa Romeo V6 TI... Rare Kit??   

    John,  I think he was referring to the decals in his kit. I can see no hint of yellowing on your completed model. 
  4. DanR added a post in a topic First build, no help from Mom. Fail ? I don't think so   

    I like the reference to "Kragle." LEGO Movie fans will get it! 
  5. DanR added a post in a topic Busch Grand National Series   

    I have all of these decals and sooooooo many more sitting in my hobby room. I will never build all of these stock car variations...
  6. DanR added a post in a topic New board category suggestion - let me know your thoughts   

    All fair points. I was just thinking that it might be nice to have a central location where kit specific tips can be compiled. It was just a thought, but it looks like opinions are already divided. Nevertheless, let's see if any of the admins chime in.
  7. DanR added a topic in General   

    New board category suggestion - let me know your thoughts
    I have a suggestion for a new board category and I was wondering what others might think about it. Essentially, when we read kit reviews or articles on build-ups, the writer will often point out some kind of error in the instructions. Either there’s a piece that should be put in earlier than the instruction’s suggest, or there is unclear instruction on the placement of a part, and sometimes there are just build issues that can be avoided if you do the same model a 2nd time around, or have knowledge of the issue in advance. I’m sure that most everyone here is like me – we read about this, tell ourselves to remember that when we build the kit, and then forget years later and can’t remember what magazine we saw it in.

    I was thinking of a new category along the lines of something like “Errors And Corrections.” The idea would be that each topic pertain to one specific kit by a given manufacturer and it contains the details of whatever problems a builder can expect to find. It would remain an easy to find reference and builders can add to a post with any additional tips, suggestions, recommendations, etc. when they finally get around to building the same kit. This way, if you’ve finally found that holy grail kit and it turns out you really shouldn’t have pre-assembled the body prior to painting, you can check the board and save yourself a whole lot of misery. Let me know what you think!
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  8. DanR added a post in a topic BARE METAL FOIL   

    You can occasionally find good deals on eBay as well.
  9. DanR added a topic in General   

    Southern Motorsports Hobbies has the Moebius Ford Ranger and F-100
    I haven't seen any comments yet, so I apologize if this is already old news, but the Moebius kits are in stock at SMH.
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  10. DanR added a post in a topic 1/8 Heller motorcycle reissues   

    Thanks Junkman, but I'm OK right now. It was nice of you to offer.
  11. DanR added a post in a topic 1/8 Heller motorcycle reissues   

    Thanks for the offer, but I wouldn't impose like that.
  12. DanR added a post in a topic 1/8 Heller motorcycle reissues   

    Have the Heller kits already been discontinued?? I can't seem to find them available anywhere.
  13. DanR added a post in a topic The 1/12 Doyusha Kits - A Look Back   

    Wow, I'd love to have that Safari Rally Stratos.
  14. DanR added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Thanks! I love the Hasegawa really car kits. The HiAce was just too cool to pass up.
  15. DanR added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I've had a good few days. I was on a bit of a hiatus again (this happens with me, I get absorbed with something else and modeling takes a back seat for a while). In the past few days, and thanks to some non-cash awards at work (that were converted into Amazon gift cards). I purchased the following:

    Tamiya’s Toyota HiAce Quick Delivery van
    Hasegawa’s Lancia Stratos HF – 1977 Safari Rally
    Revell Auto Transporter
    Revell Hot Rod Hydro boat
    MPC 1/16 Buddy Baker Charger
    Moebius Tim Flock ’56 Chrysler

    And on a separate trip to Hobby Lobby with 40% coupons I got the AMT 1/16 Mustang and the Lindberg 1938 Custom Ford Van.

    Now, what to build next…