Since I own a 1973 Maverick, I would buy a kit of that car. However, I doubt we will ever see one, they just are not popular enough. And, when I was briefly involved with JoHan, we looked for the stock tooling to the 1970 Maverick and 1971 Comet. It did not exist! That kit was the first one Okey had planned to reissue, as that tooling ranked right up there with the Turbine car for accuracy. And no, I still have not been able to find a resonably priced kit of the 3 in 1 Maverick or Comet!
I'm going to be contrary on this one. I've been modeling for most of my 56 years. The last thing I finished was in 1988! Since then, I've been a reluctant kit collector! The thing was, I won some contests in the mid '80's and winning trophies became primary to just having fun with models. Now,I have lived with this nonsense enough, and am currently setting up a new shop since I got married and moved to Indiana last October. I got bogged down and lost scope of what model car replication was all about. When I get my shop finished, I am going to just build when I want to, my style, and comfort level. And remember this, every model we build began as a box stock kit!
Yes, yes, yes! I think all these kits should be reissued! The MPC Cobra II,Pacer,Pinto wagon,Pinto hatchback,Vega,and Shove-it (Chevette, to those that were not in the car business, back then),and the AMT Pacer wagon, all stock and custom build versions!
You put the engine in another Chevy truck, enough said! I like all trucks, but the G.M. trucks are my favorite. The only BIG thing I got against the Fords is that crummy "Twin-I-Beam" front axle. They won't stay in alignment and few people are willing to work on them!
Over the last 2 weeks, I got a '57 Thunderbird promotional model, a big box of Model Car, Model Car Science, Model Car & Science magazines, and 3 or 4 Auto World catalogs, all from the mid to late '60's, Revell Hummer H2, and 2 M5 die cast cars, a '55 and '57 DeSoto in green & white and gold & white, respectively.
Ken is right. Hang on to what you have, you WILL do this again. It is in our blood. We occaisonally have setbacks, but we can overcome it. I had a stroke in 2005 and lost some of my modeling knowhow, I know I will not be able to do what I once did, but I will see it through. Good luck to you and your family, I wish you the best.
A truly great conversion! Don't let the chassis fitmit bother you, these things can take a great deal of flexing, just use cauton. I wish I had thought of that conversion myself. Great color, choice of car, and great execution of a beautiful model!
Dr. Cranky and Harry are right on this subject. The problem is where the folks judging the contest do not know what category to put the model in. I have seen this happen over and over. If someone is going to stage a contest, they had better have hard and fast rules. I was part of a contest where they had 98 classes. That is riduculous, and is also why I no longer get involved isn model contests!
There is "Kentucky Automotive Modelers" in Latonia, Ky; "Cincinnati Auto Replicas" in Cincinnati, Ohio, and "Cincinnati Scale Modelers", also in Cincinnati. "K.A.M." and "C.A.R." are primarliy car modelers, "C.S.M." has aircraft, auto, figure, military, and marine models. I hope this is helpful to you.
I like all kinds of Novas. I really like this model because you do not see any 6 cylinder scale models of them. The models all seem to be COPO, Yenkos, or SS models, which I also like, but this is a different slant on a great model! Very good job!