regular guy

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

    AMT Junior And Craftsman Kits
    Builders
    When's Round2 going to put out one of these?
    Yes, they did get burned putting out the Styline kit.
    These were beginner kits for kids put out in the 60's.
    The cincher is to mold the kit in color, can be built without painting.
    These kits had hood molded in and metal axles.
    Note: you can fake them and just build kit without engine and
    just enough suspension parts to hold wheels up.
    Thanks!
     
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  2. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    Mr. Ellis and Mark
    Great info about difference between customizing parts and Advanced Custom parts!
    Also about year break between Styline/Stylinizing and Advanced Custom!
    In this post somebody said this kit at one time came with metal axle(curbside version)
    or detailed suspension, that's rare!
    The part about using putty to blend in Advance Customizing parts makes them
    different from Custom parts is pretty sharp.
    Then you can add your own touches and have a 'Putty Sled'.
    Thanks!
  3. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    the Ace
    Somebody will do a post with the pictures of parts trees and all six sides of box.
    This '57 Ford is a popular kit.
    It was the first year of the new body style.
    Call me chicken, but I'll wait for the pictures.
    Thanks!
     
  4. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    Mr Ellis
    That's a good point about Custom Parts or Styline parts.
    Then their is a difference between Styline and Advanced Custom parts and maybe Grand Slam parts..
    To muddy the water some more, Styline kits bring up Styling and designing so
    some of the parts are Styling or restyling parts
    The '57 ford could be a real dud for customizers and just be Stock and Drag version..
    Regular guy
  5. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    Robert Voyles
    Thank you for doing that work to post a very complete set of pictures!
    Amazing all the info on box.
    Back then they worked hard to get that $1.99 out of customer.
    Those pictures motivated me to see if they still made Candy Apple paints
    like the little cans on box.
    They do.Good ole' Testors.
    Thanks!
  6. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    the Ace
    The parts your looking for are Drag or Race parts.
    Someone from Autoworld ought to post pictures of what's in the kit.
    Other forum guys want custom parts.
    I think the Styline parts are a tough go because that would make it a curbside kit.
    Wonder if thats's what a Grand Slam version kit is?
    From Racing parts and custom parts to Styline/Advanced Customizing with real suspension?
    Regular Guy
  7. regular guy added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    the Ace
    You're welcome!
    What's needed next is a 'What's in the box?' report.
    Pictures of all the parts trees and all sides of the box.
    Thanks!
  8. regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News
    Builders
    This is on the way according to Autoworld website,
    http://round2corp.com/product/1957-ford-hardtop/
    It should have a Y Block engine in it.
    You had to wait until '58 to get an FE or MEL big block.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1957_Ford
    Looks like AMT went with dragstrip version, that's cool!
    Regular Guy
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  9. regular guy added a post in a topic 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS Soap Box Derby II   

    Mark
    Always wondered about those rims!
    Thanks for the info!
    The Soap Box Derby Car is too small in the new picture.
    It's about the right size in picture Keyser posted.
    No big deal.
    Regular guy
  10. regular guy added a post in a topic 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS Soap Box Derby II   

    Mark
    It's just cool they left that there or used that version of boxtop,
    That picture posted here is NOT picture on Autoworld website.
    Those mags on Autoworld picture are Keystones,
    I ran a set for awhile, they were aluminum centers welded to steel rims.
    The word was, they would seperate on you,
    I never had a problem with mine.
    Regular Guy
  11. regular guy added a post in a topic 1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS Soap Box Derby II   

    Keyser
    My apologies to poster of first post.
    Did look down listings before posting
    Regular Guy
  12. regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    1968 Chevrolet El Camino SS Soap Box Derby II
    Builders
    http://round2corp.com/product/1968-el-camino-with-bonus-soap-box-derby-car/
    This is on the Autoworld website.
    Looks like the packaging is targeted at the nostalgia market.
    The Soap Box Derby version is a hint there.
    The mags and the paint color choice and vinyl roof are
    the way a lot of them looked then.
    Might be an allusion but the rake of the car looks right too,
    Banner says Chevrolet's doing something for 'Youth of America', very cool!
    Wonder what the Soap Box Derby I kit was, probably a Ford Ranchero, Ford
    was still Number One then.
    Regular Guy
     
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  13. regular guy added a post in a topic Lindberg Customizable Street Rod (2-Pack) News   

    Mr Hall
    Good point about molded in color, I don't give it my 100% Nostalgia rating
    unless it's molded in color,:)
    I'd say the box is late 50's.
    In the last 2 or 3 years Round 2 has only put out one kit
    in the really old box, the AMT '49 Mercury.
    This kit is better, if it's an old kit put it in an old box!
    Regular Guy
     
  14. regular guy added a post in a topic Paasche EZ STARTER Airbrush question   

    Snake45
    It's a can of worms getting air needle assembly back together
    I'm putting needle opening back in facing up towards airflow which
    I think it was that way taking it apart
    Spare bottle is second bottle that came with airbrush kit
    First bottle attaches to airbrush
    Thanks
    Regular Guy
  15. regular guy added a post in a topic Paasche EZ STARTER Airbrush question   

    Snake45
    found the wrench, it was inside spare bottle!
    So once you get spray nozzle off, you can get air nozzle off too?
    What's the spare bottle for?
    Appreciate it!
    Regular Guy