Edsel-Dan

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  1. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Why are 1/43 Scale Models so Pricey   

    Actually, I was asking WHY the Grills, Bumpers, etc are x=cast in place on
    the body tooling on those Round2 True64 diecast
    Not why the price.
    For that price, they should be MUCH better made than they are
    I mean, Tampo-print Grills?? Head & tail lights??
    Some of the "DIME Store" toys BELOW Hot Wheels/Matchbox Quality have 
    separate Chrome Plastic grills.
    It may be part of a Plastic chassis, but......
    Even Matchbox & Hot Wheels do that, and they are $1.oo Each Average!!!!
    At 50 cents to a Dollar Less, M2 diecast have SEPARATE Grills and even clear head light lenses!!!!!!!!!!!!
    At one time My local Wal-Mart (Just accross the highway)
    had M2 CLEARANCED!!
    I got several for Under $3.oo Each!!
    They just re-stocked that group again
    Stock & hot rod paint scheme 57 Chevy 210 wagon, 57 Fairlane 500
    56 Pontiac VW Beetle, and MORE
    Some boxes show 42 + Parts to make this Vehicle!!
    Fewer parts in the Round2 "True64's"!!
    M2 have opening hoods, even doors on some
    NOT so on True64's
     
    So, Explain why the "True64" diecast are So LACKING in Quality & Detail
    that others obtain!!
  2. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    Was that MPC's Or Airfix's??
    My bet Airfix!!!!!
     
    I have seen a couple Box Art of it.
    HERE (at MCM) No less
  3. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic BARE METAL FOIL   

    I have had ONE Ultra Bright
    It did Not feel any different than regular.
     
    The only sheet I have they will Not stick is a Gold I go
    t in Cranberry, Pa, SEVERAL Years ago!!
    That one would Not stick to itself tacky side to tacky side!!!!!!
     
    Been Looking for their Adhesive to try to re-activate the gold sheet.
    NO Luck so far.
     
    Tried ONE time to order direct. They wanted #12.oo Shipping for ONE Sheet!!!!
     
    If you want thicker foil, tr\y Model Master!
    GARBAGE there.
    That one felt like Plastic Food Wrap, covered by Double face tape (BOTH sides
    with Kitchen foil on one side for the effect!
    No matter how well you burnished it down
    You could NOT prevent leaving a mark in it every time you touched it
    ESPECIALLY with your fingernail!!
     
    Detail Master was Good And a little larger than BMF, But stuck Quickly
    it would Not stretch like BMF!
  4. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Why are 1/43 Scale Models so Pricey   

    Not sure on Decent price for Greenlight diecast
    Even their 1/64 are High!!
    I mean, $8.oo-15.oo Each is NOT decent for that small a diecast
    M2 are $6.oo each at Wal-Mart.
    Sadly, Both brands are Nice, But PASS!!
     
    And Round2's Auto World True 1/64 Authentic..........
    Those are Glorified Matchbox/Hot Wheels and also $6.oo or More!!
    Heck, a set of 6 is $43-45.oo direct from Them!!
    I have ONE of them and will get NO More
    Grills, Bumpers etc are part of the body casting!???
    Really???
    NO paint is going to make that look like Chrome & clear!!!!!
     
    I am HOPING Round2 re-issues their 1.43 kits.
    BUT even if they do....
    At what Price?????
    The last 4 of those O got were Decent in Price.
    1 48 Ford Couple Sealed Inside Under $7.50 Shipped!!
    Same with their 36 Ford Coupe, And 2 57 Chevy Bel Air
    36 and 1 Bel Air sealed inside
    Other Bel Air SEALED Period
    and UNDER $25.oo TOTAL for the 4
    Of Course, This WAS LAst year, so......
     
    There is a 69 Thunderdbird Built Unpainted With Showcase, Decals & Box
    for only $15.oo + shipping right now.
     
    Look around, you Might find a Deal!!!!
  5. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic 1/25 Police/Fire/Ambulance Red Beacon Light?   

    Actually remember that the Old Jo-Han Fury had 3 Different sets of Roof Lights
    California "Coffee Can" lights plus 1 Siren option (More mechanical than Electonic)
    The red Rotaor & 3 pc siren for the NYPD Green version
    The Double Blue rotators & "Woofer" type siren on Rack for the Detroit Tactical Unit
    The Chicago version used one of the Detroit Rotators, the Face & Motor of the NYPD Siren and an underhood mount
    for that
     
    And, Do not forget the Lollypop type rear package shelf lights.
    I used 2 sets of those on the roof of a San Francisco build
    Yea, I know they were Mostly FORD at that time, so should have done that build 
    with AMT's 70 Ford kit. But it had Not been available since its Original release
    The First Aftemarket re-issue was Still YEARS away!!
    I Still need the SFPD Star too!!!!!!
     
    So if you built one, you still have additional lights for a different version
    I know, I have 3 built leftover, at least 3-4 built Lost over the years,
    and at least 2 Unbuilt
    I use a Beacon Ray from one on a Jo-Han 66 Caddy Ambulance too!!
    And used the Siren from the LAPD version on some before that part was added to the Ambulance kit
    It would Be nice if the tooling for that kit could be found!!! (BUT, Who would run it if they did find it??????)
     
    The AMT 40 Ford Fire Chief kit IS a good option, but does Not have Inner lamps like the Jo-Han Fury parts had
    The Lamps can be made with Evergreen tube!!
     
    IF you do have the Jo-Han kit use the Double Sealed beam lamp from the Detroit/Chicago Blue rotator
    for the one you want rather that the 4beam NYPD set up
     
    Look for the AMT Rescue Blazer
    Or at least the Ertl 75 Blazer kit
    Though it uses a TWinsonic Type lightbar, My kit had 6 of the Rotator domes on the clear red tree!!!!
     
     
  6. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    I believe that the AMT Shortbox 72 GMC Stepside kit Will NOT com back
    as reading here, that Cab was re-tooled into the recent re-issue 72 Cheyenne we have all been asking for
    since even with 4 re-issues since that modification, it is still Very Rare
    Sadly, I could have gotten as many as 10 of the Rides issue CHEAP ($8.oo or less),
    but not knowing if ALL stock parts were left in, I passed on them every trip into Ollie's that time they were there!!!
     
    I am not sure about the grill etc, but the cab was converted back to Chevy when the Longbox Fleetside bed, etc was found
    AMT offered that kit as the 67, then MPC took over for 668 on
    AMT came back with their 69 Chevy
    I believe they converted to GMC with the 71 Annual.
    I have 2 sets of Fleetside box sides, But BOTH have one side Sanded almost blank
    And BOTH the SAME side!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    I think it will be easier to see Round2 offer the Blazer as a GMC Jimmy than see the GMC Pickup again!!
     
    I would LOVE for them to find the Tow Truck parts Last seen in the Cooter's kit and make a re-issue a 2n1
    And What about the Mini Pumper Fire truck parts from the 69 & 70 Annuals???
     
    As for what I said about the 66 Imperial, it was Converted into the car from the TV Series Hero
    I do Not know if the Stock front grill/bumper was altered or replaced.
    And even though they are doing a Lot of Hollywood kits, FEW are from that Era.
    The exception being the Elvis Meyers Manx kit
    ANYTHING Elvis will Sell, but others????
     
    I do hope we see the MPC Vega kit back in Stock Annual 
    as well as the Chevette
    And AMT's 75-77 Matador other than the nascar versions that have been offered lately
  7. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    $71.oo LESS 15% for the then New Trumpeter ALF Eagle Pumper
    Otherwise, Less than 40.oo for any Single kit
    Got a Heavy Pedal Longbox Stepside Pickup & M-K Wedge/Mini-Motor Home 2 kit deal for $45.oo
    a few years ago
     
    Oh, Are you sure you git a Whopper with Big Mac??
    I would have expected a Big Mac since that is who that Police constable is!
  8. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    I do not believe the 71 last issued by Ertl in the 80's was converted
    MPC had done the 74 Annual
    I know, I have it and the 73 I built back then
    and the re-issued 71 with Superbird option
    Yes, I do hope they re-issue the 71 Complete. And the 72 C10 Pickup
    Altering the kit to 69-71 would also be nice
    Maybe have a way to ooffer all those grills in the box
    BUT, they need to re-tool (OF Find) the Original Grill tool insert!!!!
     
    As for Moebius giving us a 65 Coronet,,,,,,,,,
    I doubt it as Polar Lights gave us That one, and as soon as Moebius
    even Hits at a Rumor that they MIGHT do one, Round2 will put their P-L version back Out FAST!!
    Both Hardtop & Convertible!!!!!
    So far, I believe this is the ONLY Pre-painter Polar Lights American Muscle kit NOT re-issued
    at least on some form
    The 64 GTO hardtop was offered in AMT/Johnny Lightning, AND then P-L box art
    Even the Ford GT was re-issued, and didn't they do the 05 GTO too?
     
    I am also hoping for the 64 Comet to come back out,
    and how about the 59 Imperial???
    Or the Deluxe Parts pack??
    Racer's Wedge & Open Road Mini-Motor Home
    How about doing them in separate issues of the Chevy Pickup????
    Though the Mini-Motor Home was in the 69 Annual and the Wedge in the 71, they could still do 
    either as a Retro Deluxe with the 72!
  9. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    Well,
    We know the 66 Imperial became the "Hero" car
    Not sure if the stock grill still exists. Plus what they did to the body!!
    The 62 Lincoln became the 63, then 64, etc, etc.
     
    I am Not sure on the Sonny & Cher parts for the Mustang,
    But the 67 Cougar became the 68, then the 69
    last offered as a 428 CJ & Eliminator
    Wish they could offer it again as the XR7 with Original engine & exhaust.
     
    It would be GREAT to see the Mail Truck Custom back and to have a 1/25 version of Black Beauty
    BUT, PLEASE the TV version with Modified tail lights, and NOT the Movie version with Stock Imperial 
    rear treatment!!! (UNLESS they also offer a Stock 64-66 Imperial kit
    AND separate TV Version pieces!!!!
  10. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Revell T-bone Stake   

    I built the Medicine Van back then
    Got it through the Model Builders club
  11. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Hummer H1, Meng Models   

    Still makes one $60.oo!!!!
  12. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic TV cars in kits   

    Another I forgot
    I have that Testor's Supervan too!!
    need to dig it out and restore it though!!!!!
     
    I have the Police version of that Monogram Dodge van
    and the Police version of the Chevy
     
    Sure would be nice if RevoGram re-issued thouse
    Maybe even as 2n1. Custom or Police/Ambulance
     
    And I hope Round2 re-issues their other 1/32 kits!!
    Especially the MPC Vans, and the Monaco Police Cruiser!!!!!!
  13. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic TV cars in kits   

    I would LOVE to find that MPC 1/32 Dodge Van!!
    ANY Version (Wish they would re-issue those kits!!)
    Did you know the chassis in the R2-D2 (Star Wars) van AND even
    the Chevy Stepside Pick up use the Dodge van Chassis??
    I have 3 of that Pickup, and the 1 R2 van, so I saw that immediately 
    (Helped having the 72 Annual of the Dodge Van too!!)
  14. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Ecto-1 kits   

    Here is the front of AMT's 1A
    This is as close as I could get to the Amber light on the lower grill in the second Movie
    I sanded the Small Strobes with 600 grit sandpaper to create the frosted effect 
    I did the same with the larger one on the roof rack

     
    This rear shot shows the clear red Bullits & lower lenses too

     
    I need to take a few parts shots though
    Here is the Photobucket album for a few more Built and In Progress shots
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/EdselDan/library/Models/Ghostbusters?sort=3&page=1
     
     
  15. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Hummer H1, Meng Models   

    Considering, that $42.oo is Not a bad price on the H1 Hummer
    BUT what is Shipping listed at??
    $25.oo?? 40.oo??