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  1. TWO YEARS, and no comments. I thought you people were diecast enthusiasts. Guess I was wrong.
  2. This would look cool sitting next to the 1/8 Citroen 15 Traction Avant. I have one.....been saying for over 10 years I was going to build it. It's pretty far down my list right now.
  3. Seriously? Not one opinion or comment?
  4. I've been looking seriously at some of the Exoto XS series diecast models, but last I remember a lot of complaints were flying. What's the opinions these days?
  5. Just thinking.....dunno if this has been said, but a 49-51 Merc coupe would be amazing in 1/12th. George Zimmerman was working on one before he died a few years ago. I'd bet that would be one of the most popular large scale models EVER. Definitely needs to be 1/12th scale, though. With a 3" chop top....or...
  6. Yeah, those Duesenbergs are really amazing cars. There is the Hubley metal kit of the dual cowl phaeton and another one in 1/18th.
  7. I want to try channeling one of the ones I have waiting, but I've actually never done a full channel. One thing I noticed on the white coupe was the grill. I actually drilled holes and put thin steel rods into them for the vertical insert. But I doubt I can ever do that again with my failing eyesight and arthritis. I have so many projects I want to get back to, but our move from Vegas to NorCal has put me so far behind. Cramming a 3500' house with a big 3 car garage into one with about 2800 and a 2 car just isn't working. We already added a big garage with a huge deck above to the other end of the house, but it's still full of shop tools and boxes of "stuff". Somehow I will get back to these magnificent cars and all those decisions of "how" and "what" to do next......like what am I going to do for the next '34 grill???
  8. Doyusha made a '73 Trans Am and there is a decent '64 GTO diecast convertible by ERTL. Isn't there one made by Verdan?
  9. These transkits are really nice.....but the prices are prohibitive for most builders. Too bad. If I wasn't trying to do 12 WIPS at the same time (actually haven't worked on any for a couple of years while moving) I would go back to the Lola and jump on the transkit for at least the AM engine. Then, I go down the list of BBK detail stuff and my wish list grows until I could but a real car for what it would cost me. Sigh.
  10. Dante; Have you tried the guy from Belgium on ebay? I can't seem to post (share) pics from my Fotki like I did in the past. Anyone know why or how to do it?
  11. You are doing a great job on this, Ken. About 10+ years ago I searched and searched and found the "clear body" version from Protar. It cost stupid money for what the model turned out to be as the "clear" body was not very clear and had too many distortions. Kinda hard to fix that, so I sold it all. I'd still like to build two of the F40 race versions, and held onto a few of the Revell "slightly detailed" versions. Dunno if I'll ever get to them, but that engine is very nice. I used one of the V8's in my '37 Cord custom. Odd, but a good choice to hook up to the Cord's front wheel drive. Please keep giving us pics. I tried to post a pic, but nothing happens. You can click on the Fotki link below, my albums, my models built, page 8, #189 or 014.JPG.
  12. I always thought that nose drooped to low...and those wheel openings are really screwy for sure. I was so hoping it could be salvaged, but I'll probably sell both kits after looking at this. One is totally original, the other has been primed, the wheels weathered, and some other detailing started. I just never got back to it because it seemed oddly proportioned.
  13. While I'm at it, has anyone attempted to build and detail this old kit? I've actually never seen one completed.
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