regular guy

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  1. regular guy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Auto Design Clay Models
    better model builder's

    anybody do this?

    i plan to start doing it and just looking for tips

    have a nice day!
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  2. regular guy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Auto Design Clay Models
    better model builder's

    anybody do this?

    i plan to start doing it and just looking for tips

    have a nice day!
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  3. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT Hippie Hemi AMT 605 Mini Review   

    mr route 66

    i feel like i'm telling you their is no Easter bunny.

    the AMT Hippie Hemi and it's sister model the

    Digger 'Cuda probably never existed in real life.

    so, no i don't think they would produce a new chassis

    for the Hippie Hemi.

    this was the height of the model companies power and

    they felt they could make models that they created.

    that's why the kits are pretty darn interesting.

    have a nice day!
  4. regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT Hippie Hemi AMT 605 Mini Review
    modeler's

    Fact Sheet:

    Copyright: 2008 Round 2 LLC

    Color Molded In: White

    Number of Parts: N/A

    Versions or Ways To Build In This Reissue:1 stock

    i got this about a year ago to have a 'complete set'

    Hippie Hemi and Digger 'Cuda dragster's.

    i guess you could include Infini-T and Stingaree but

    those are a little different.

    the one surprise was the 'clear' oil pan.

    the windows come in 3 colors of clear, well

    so do the oil pans!

    AMT gets smart points for that, once you have them running

    through production might as well make some neat features.

    the frame is an excellent example of the frame that came

    after the Dragmaster 4 tube type.

    kit is very well done!

    have a nice day!

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  5. regular guy added a post in a topic New Lindberg Sportsman Class Racer's   

    2000

    that rebel racer jpg. looks ok to me.

    i was saying that one of them was SMALL.

    you can go to any online model shop and see them.

    skip

    that was a big accomplishment back then.

    up to then some of the kits, cars boats airplanes

    would just look generally like what they were

    supposed to be.

    you can build all 4 and make a little oval track diorama!

    have a nice day!
  6. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT Studebaker Avanti   

    better model builders

    the Avanti was designed by Raymond Loewy.

    he also designed the '53 Starlite coupe.

    he ranks up there with Virgil Exner at Chrysler and

    Brooks Stevens who designed the Excalibur and was

    an industrial designer with many product designs that

    became iconic in 40's and 50's America.

    the Avanti's one interesting feature was a Paxton

    supercharger.

    be interesting to see if that's included in kit

    have a nice day!
  7. regular guy added a post in a topic New Lindberg Sportsman Class Racer's   

    mike modeler

    this is from Model Car Roundup's site.

    'Part of a Dirtrack Racecars, Inc. Limited Production Series of Vintage Lindberg Super Modifieds from the 1960's.'

    i think the 'Super' part is a little off.

    being it's a DTRC production of a Lindberg kit,

    my statements about Lindberg quality are N/A here.

    don't know what DTRC quality is like.

    these look like fun little kits.

    have a nice day!
  8. regular guy added a post in a topic New Lindberg Sportsman Class Racer's   

    mr most

    these are different.

    they're four individual kit's that just

    appeared on Megahobby and a couple other places.

    here's pic's of other three.

    the quality of my other Lindberg kits has been A1.

    i guess you're talking about lack of detail.

    i don't think they're supposed to precision kits for advanced builders.

    that's the new White Lightning that came out kind of small.

    have a nice day!



  9. regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    New Lindberg Sportsman Class Racer's
    better modeler's

    saw these at Megahobby.

    http://www.megahobby...6&page=2&sort=1

    they're near bottom of page.

    they are not on Lindberg's official site, so who's putting them out?

    that's great using original box art!

    be interesting to see what the actual kit's are like inside.

    here's pic of one, there's 3 more versions available.

    have a nice day!

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  10. regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT Studebaker Avanti
    better model builders

    here's link to Round2

    http://www.round2models.com/models/amt/63studebaker-avanti/amt780-01

    now, that's interesting!

    somebody knows there classic cars over there.

    plus it's a 3 in 1.

    Stock, Custom and Race. those are the best AMT kits.

    in this case it's a Salt Flats race which wouldn't be my first choice.

    it can be worked around to road race or dragstrip.

    Have A Nice Day!

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  11. regular guy added a post in a topic The new book - Rat Rods- Roddings Imperfect Stepchildren   

    better model car builders

    the _ _ _ rod movement is a reaction to the loss of blue collar jobs in America.

    those kind of cars represent what it was like living in the 50's.

    those jobs had 'cradle to grave' security.

    i call them 'Laverne & Shirley' jobs, because they always clocked in

    at them at soda bottling plant.

    Have A Nice Day!
  12. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT 1955 Corvette Kit T287 Build   

    mark

    i'm editting previous answer. ( it was a wonderful day! )

    i'm going with clothes pin glued to large wood 'tongue depressors' ( mixing sticks ).

    might put a little tack in them for good measure.

    you don't want to be around if clothes pin with part falls off!

    nice body painting stands you made there!

    Have A Nice Day!
  13. regular guy added a topic in On The Workbench   

    AMT 1955 Corvette Kit T287 Build
    better model builders

    here's pic of frame painted flat black.

    question:

    i've run out parts that can be spray painted using sprue for 'handle'.

    i like the Testor's 'reverse' tweezers.

    how do i keep the tweezers from getting painted?

    Have A Nice Day!

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  14. regular guy added a post in a topic 1956 continental mark 2   

    Better Model Builders

    those lincoln's were special, Ford lost money on those.

    engines were hand assembled and test run on a stand.

    not the usual get to the end of the assembly line and

    'start it up and drive it off!'.

    what about the Revell/Monogram SSP reissue?

    are you saying that's 1/32?

    Have A Nice Day!
  15. regular guy added a post in a topic Megahobby Has Tony Nancy 22 Jr Dragster Set   

    Better Model Builder's

    all i know is a couple days ago Hobbylinc showed kit

    'available sometime'.

    i thought it would be helpful to announce it's available.

    Revell is also reissuing Ed Roth 'Tweedy Bird' and

    the 'Orange Crate'.

    it's sort of a group of early 60's cars.

    Have A Nice Day!