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av405

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    Alberto V.

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  1. Fantastic work! I'm excited to see more progress.
  2. I've sent him PMs and emails and nothing either. We used to talk a lot before. He still comes around as he was logged in 6 hrs ago. I don't understand how we're supposed to buy if he doesn't answer 😕
  3. There was also a can of Tamiya grey primer and a lot of Testors/Model Master paint jars. That told me that they also received new inventory of those. At least as far as the Tamiya primer goes, I wonder if they will be selling both together or simply sending out the remaining stock of Tamiya.
  4. I went to my local store today and they finally did a big re-stock after almost a year of diminishing inventory. I saw that they are carrying Mr. Surfacer 1000 now and grabbed the last can as I've only heard good things about it. Also saw the AMT Bulldozer, MPC Dodge D-100 and AMT Diamonds are Forever police car. for the first time at a Hobby Lobby.
  5. Josh, thank you for your input. Good to hear from someone who has first hand experience with it. As I said, I would mostly be interested in trying it out on smaller, flat surfaces such as roofs and hoods. Definitely not for wrapping a whole car or more intricate areas. I'm mostly thinking of white and black.
  6. Have any of you every applied vinyl to your models instead of painting? I've seen some guys do it on facebook and it caught my eye as a good possible alternative. I like to build a lot of police cars and light commercial type vehicles that sometimes have two-tone paint jobs. I figured it might be a good alternative when I have to, for example, build an all-black police car with a white roof. I can see myself painting most of the car black and then applying white vinyl to the roof. It might otherwise work well on other flat surfaces with clearly-defined borders. Anyhow, just looking to see if anyone has any feedback from use before I try it out. Here's an example I found on youtube. They used a diecast but I just wanted to give a visual idea.
  7. I don't have personal experience with him. However, reading comments on facebook from guys who have purchased from him, they say the bodies look good from afar but they are very thick up close and require a lot of work (such as sanding) to get right. So if you really want the piece and are willing to massage the bodies to your liking, go for it. I think his prices are too expensive for the quality.
  8. 1973-1975 were the years for the removable roof.. The MPC kit is a 1975 model as it has the 1975-1976 grill. The Monogram is a 1976 due to the grill. But otherwise, point taken.
  9. Here's the real thing: https://barnfinds.com/coke-delivery-1970-chevy-c-10-short-bed/
  10. Yes, I have noticed the rise in prices as well. The kit itself is okay, but the police parts are of great quality. I'm planning on building a future AZ DPS version. If that's what you're aiming for, hit me up and I'll send you the reference material I have.
  11. Nice. I just got another one of those Tauruses for cheap from ebay. What's your plan for it?
  12. Tower Hobbies. They just revamped their website, making it an even better experience.
  13. Best build up of this kit that I've ever seen. Great work!
  14. Looks like the website is down. Anybody have any news?
  15. As others have said, you can't beat ebay and it's reach/customer base. I try to only sell rare or hard to find model-related stuff on ebay, whether car kits, decals, aftermarket, etc. I've been able to sell most of the stuff I list through auction at either break even prices or making a profit. There was an instance where I listed a mediocre resin body for $25 and much to my surprise, it sold for $120! Yes, the cumulative $20 fee at the end hurt, but then I remembered how much I gained and how no other selling venue would have resulted in such a large profit. I stick to selling less rare kits or items on facebook where the fees won't cut into my already minuscule profit.
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