av405

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  • Full Name Alberto Villanueva

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  1. av405 added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell 1991 Ford F-350 Duallie
    Set for re-release later this year:

    I already have 2, but I will probably pick up an extra. I'm mostly excited to see what the decal sheet will look like.
     
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  2. av405 added a post in a topic Meng F350, 1:35th   

    While I was hoping for a different variant of the original 1/24 truck, I'm just happy to see them releasing another kit of a modern pick-up. Hopefully they will stick with this topic with future releases.
    I can see the 1/35 being a success though. The military model builders will no doubt rush to create their own versions of the PMC trucks used in Iraq during the war. 
  3. av405 added a post in a topic Hobby Shops In L.A. Area?   

    Tony's Hobbies is in Baldwin Park. That place was mentioned already and the OP said he stopped by.
  4. av405 added a post in a topic AMT American LaFrance Aero Chief   


    Thank you Greg.
  5. av405 added a post in a topic AMT American LaFrance Aero Chief   

    What model year(s) does this kit represent?
  6. av405 added a post in a topic New items available from Fireball Modelworks   

    Thank you.
  7. av405 added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    That tells me that maybe it won't be branded as a Fall Guy kit, but just a stock model. Hopefully Round 2 gets rid of the engraved storage box lines on the bed that come from the Fall Guy truck.
  8. av405 added a post in a topic AMT Ford Taurus police steel wheels   

    Interesting to know about the product lineage, thanks. I shot them an email to find out. Any other answers or suggestions would help.
  9. av405 added a post in a topic AMT Ford Taurus police steel wheels   

    I thought about it but there's two noticeable differences. The size of the Mustang holes are too big and those wheels are flat while the Taurus wheels are concave.
  10. av405 added a topic in Wanted!   

    AMT Ford Taurus police steel wheels
    Good afternoon,
    I have the AMT Ford Taurus police kit from the early 90's:

    As some of us know, even though these kits came with some police-spec parts, they are in fact Taurus SHO models and need quite a bit of modification to convert the bodies to base/police specs. While this body work shouldn't be too difficult, finding the right wheels is since the kits only came with civilian-spec wheels. These are what I'm looking for:

    In the early 90's, a company named Scale Squads used to make them:

    I know it's a long shot, but would anybody happen to have these? Or know if anybody else made similar wheels? Any help would be appreciated.
     
    Thank you.
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  11. av405 added a post in a topic New items available from Fireball Modelworks   

    I assume the 059 set would fit well with the AMT Dodge Monaco? Would we need new tires for those or do you know if your rims would fit with the existing tires?
  12. av405 added a post in a topic 2000's Impala Police Cruiser   

    Well technically you get help with getting your wheel so I don't see how this was unnecessary
  13. av405 added a post in a topic 2000's Impala Police Cruiser   

    Are you talking about the Revell Impala SS (which evolved from the police Caprice) or the 2000-2005 Impala police car? I'm assuming you mean the latter but your year range threw me off.
  14. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Kits   



    Here it is:

  15. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg Kits   

    I can vouch for the Crown Victoria. I have about 10 of those kits in my stash. They are excellent curbside kits with a good amount of detail and great police car parts. I haven't heard a single fellow modeler talk badly about them.