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  • Location Zagreb, Croatia, EUROPE
  • Full Name Matija Vasić

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  1. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    Thanks for comparing it to your kit and confirming that both taillights are present, Dan!
    That was my biggest concern, everything else seems to be there, now there's just hoping that hood isn't too far gone to fix.
  2. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    Once again, thanks for all the input, guys, it's much appreciated
    Anyway, I spoke with the seller and he says the kit is complete, including both taillights, so I decided to bite the bullet and buy it hoping the hood won't be too far gone to fix.
  3. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    I wasn't really wondering about the accuracy of taillights, but accuracy and details of the kit in general... The issue with the taillights was whether they are there or not
    And if this kit isn't rare why do people pay the above mentioned 80-100 bucks for  it, not to mention asking prices of as much as 160 dollars on ebay???
  4. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Car song builds ?   

    I've always wanted to build a car inspired by White Zombie's song Black Sunshine, only not a 64-65 Mustang like in the video, but something more beefy like a 69 Mach1 or some such thing... Shame the Revell kit is so incorrect
    "Gripping the wheel, his knuckles went white with desire.
    The wheels of his Mustang exploding on the highway like a slug from a .45.
    True death: 400 horsepower of maximum performance piercing the night.
    This is black sunshine..."
     
  5. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

     
    Well then... I guess all the extra work and hassle with the kit are worth the difference of 50-70 bucks compared to a pristine example!
    And it's not exactly like I can pick and choose Jo-Han kits left and right anyway
  6. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    Thanks for all your replies, fellas
    Indeed, I do believe sourcing a single spare taillight could prove to  be a problem, but then again, you never know as I do see Jo-Han spare parts occasionally pop up on ebay... It's just they're not too cheap, if I remember correctly a set of 68 taillights recently went for something like 10 bucks.
    Another option, I guess, should all else fail, is to scratchbuild one out of plastic (clear or not) and paint it silver/transparent red... Not a perfect solution, but could work well enough...
    As for the hood, I thought the same about it being a lot of work, especially if it is warped out of allignment with the rest of the body (which it doesn't seem to be), but... Even while the asking price for it isn't a REAL bargan, at just over 30 bucks shipped it's not too expensive either, and being a rare kit it seems like a worthwhile modelling challenge to take on this project... I guess I'll sleep on it and decide by  morning hoping nobody beats me to it
  7. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    It's not ebay, but I'll probably do as you suggest either way... I just wanted to get an opinion here first
  8. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado   

    Thanks for the quick response!
    Those taillights do worry me... I cannot find a good parts layout pic online, but if anyone has this kit, I'd love to see it, especially what the clear red parts look like...
    Another problem is, the hood apparently has some heat warpage to it... It seems repairable by filling/sanding, but I was wondering about the details that might be lost as a result? Again, not a great pic, but not much choice unfortunately... Any ideas?
     
     

  9. PowerPlant added a topic in General   

    Jo-Han 1970 Cadillac Eldorado
    I apologize if I'm becoming bothersome with an onslaught of topics about the Jo-Han Caddys, but I have taken quite an interest in these kits as of lately, however, I know very little about them and info online can be rather scarce or vague so I like to get first hand opinions from experienced model builders here
    Anyway, I'm looking to buy a 70 Eldorado customizing kit (green car with ski rack on box), and I was just wondering how detailed and accurate a representation of the actual car it is?
    Another thing is, the seller states he is "not sure" the kit is complete... There is a picture, but being totally unfamiliar with the kit, I'm having a hard time telling whether it is in fact complete or not...
    The pic is not the best, but it's all I have to work with... In particular, I would like to know if both tail lights and the complete ski/rack assembly are present? I'm pretty sure about the rest, but if anyone notices any crucial bits missing, please do speak up!
    Much thanks in advance
     

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  10. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Back to the Future... or what's old is new again!   

    For a hundred grand it better come with the flux capacitor
  11. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Revell AG Mercedes AMG GT   

    For me, the problem with the wheels in this case is not so much about size, but the fact they look nothing like either of the three factory options... And even when RoG does manage to get the shape of their wheels to remotely resemble the real thing, like with the SLS kit and most of their Ferraris I've seen, they are somehow "thick" (for lack of a better word) in appearance....
  12. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han Eldorado Rancher?   

    Either way, I did not win the kit... But the different box art/box contents policy seems a bit flaky...
    To paraphrase Forrest Gump: "Jo-Han is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get!"
  13. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han Eldorado Rancher?   

    So, whichever car is actually in the box, is this a decent kit overall? I know Jo-Hans vary in detail, so I was just wondering how this kit fares in those terms.
  14. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Revell AG Mercedes AMG GT   

    I doubt Revell will offer a whole new factory correct paint color just for one model, especially a car... They've certainly never done that before. Zero paints is the company my money is on to make the best factory colors for a scale model of the AMG GT. 
  15. PowerPlant added a post in a topic Jo-Han Eldorado Rancher?   

    Oh, them 70's, man!
    Pics of the box contents show the grille with square headlights, not round ones... That would be the 76 then, correct?