av405

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  • Full Name Alberto Villanueva

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  1. av405 added a post in a topic 1980-1990 Chevrolet Caprice model   

    I get ya, I get ya. What I'm trying to get at is that I have ZERO experience with this and would rather not buy right now given that and the price. One day I'll learn 
  2. av405 added a post in a topic 1980-1990 Chevrolet Caprice model   

    But the front window though 
  3. av405 added a post in a topic 1980-1990 Chevrolet Caprice model   


    The headlights actually seem like a fairly easy fix. It's the lack of windows that is turning me off from getting one.
  4. av405 added a post in a topic 1980-1990 Chevrolet Caprice model   

    I've been seeing this kit by AJ Resins on ebay on and off for some time now:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-90-Chevy-Box-Caprice-4dr-Euro-front-resin-kit-lowrider-/112066034090?hash=item1a17a7f9aa:g:jw0AAOSw1DtXJzS6
    It looks to be a modification of the Modelhaus Impala. The taillights look good but I am not satisfied with the way the headlights look. And the kit comes without glass, which is a big negative. Any thoughts guys?
     



  5. av405 added a post in a topic AMT's Phantom Van or A van from my past life   

    Love it! I like how you improvised with the wheels.
  6. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg and Revell Snap Tite Police Cars - Same Model?!?!   

    Yes, my apologies. I initially coudln't find it. Here is Chuck Most's build of the Revell kit:

    Here is where he actually compares the two:
    http://chuckmost.wix.com/madhouse-miniatures#!Crown-Vic-Smackdown-Lindberg-Vs-Revell/ccly/553500460cf23d0164389507
    On a related note, Lindberg just re-released yet another incarnation of the Crown Victoria. This is the 4th release and the 2nd in just the past year:
    http://www.autoworldstore.com/product_p/hl130.htm
  7. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg and Revell Snap Tite Police Cars - Same Model?!?!   

    We discussed this when the Revell kit was first announced:

    Somebody made a thread comparing the two models side by side. While I hear the Revell kit is not bad, the Lindberg kit is the best kit as it is much more detailed and well proportioned. 
  8. av405 added a post in a topic Ohio State Highway Patrol Car Color   

    http://www.policecarmodels.com/
    Decals:
    http://www.policecarmodels.com/ohsthipade.html
    Lightbar:
    http://www.policecarmodels.com/1lowprledstl.html
    You get the idea. Search around the site for stuff that you might find useful.
  9. av405 added a post in a topic Revell Snaptite Ford Expedition   

    The wheels on the most recent police kit are incorrect for that generation of the Expedition. They belong to 2010+ Expeditions/F-150s.
  10. av405 added a post in a topic Hummer H1, Meng Models   

    Though Hummers aren't exactly my cup of tea, I will probably be picking one up given Meng's track record of attention to detail. I'm thinking I can replicate the Border Batrol's BORSTAR/Rescue Hummer.
  11. av405 added a post in a topic 1988 - 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Scratchbuild   

    As impatient as I am to get my hands on the finished product, I'm very happy that you're aiming to be as accurate as possible.
    Concerning the Modelhaus Impala: It covers the 1980-1985 Impala body but it has the 1981-1985 grill. 1980s had a unique grill.
  12. av405 added a post in a topic 1988 - 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Scratchbuild   

    Based on what is visible, they are both 1981-1985 Impalas, so your IDs make perfect sense.
    The Modelhaus offers this car as a resin kit, though the status of the company is in limbo right now. I myself have two of these kits.
  13. av405 added a post in a topic Is it just me ...   

    All this talk of technology and social media is fairly spot on, but can we also talk more about kit subjects out there? I was born in 1991 so I grew up around cars from the 80s and beyond. With the exception of AMT and Lindberg in the 90s (generally speaking), nobody has really focused much on those cars that I grew up around. The hobby is very centered on kits representing vehicles from the 1950s-1970s. I'm not knocking those subjects, and I know why companies choose to focus on these decades to appeal to the majority of model builders out there. However, it would be nice to have more contemporary/semi-contemporary subjects to focus on younger generations. Some great kits that fit this bill have been released these past few years, but it is clear where the focus of the model kit companies lie. I am always envious of the wide spectrum of time periods that the armor community has to work with, especially with modern subjects. 
    Just my 2 cents.