It's amazing how many people ignore this advice (or have zero clue about what it is)...including myself for far too long, until I was annoyed enough to ask my friend who is our club webmaster what he used for an adblocker and his advice was spot-on; he saw the expression on my face when we were having a meeting and I installed the blocker. I was amazed how such a simple change made such an improvement in the quality of internet surfing. I use Chrome and occasionally Firefox, both running uBlock Origin as browser extensions which work perfectly and seamlessly. Pages load faster, no more annoying ads at the beginning of videos, I never see the problem ads that make people create threads like this. It's so simple yet so many keep using the internet like they did in 1999. All I see is a small number next to the uBlock Origin icon which is the number of blocked ads...which for this particular page is 2.
The real car belongs to my friend Larry Gardinier, an automotive artist who lives in Marietta, GA and built it from a pretty sad car he picked up from Craigslist. It's named "Beastie" and it's for sale. Pretty cool car!
Works for me. I have a Modelhaus Riviera trying to make a Silver Arrow III out of it. Let's just say that the Modelhaus kit has issues that need to be rectified for replica stock even before making the show car, mostly in the roofline. I spent a good amount of time with it and put it back in the box, a bit frustrated. Both with the model itself, and my slow progress on making improvements for not only the SA III but also to try to make stuff like the glass fit properly whatsoever. Like making channels for the glass to fit from the outside. It's challenging, and I had other things that I preferred to work on, so it sits. A plastic kit that's more accurate and far less expensive would be awesome. Love the boat tail Rivs!
I looked further back in this thread for photos and I'm convinced this is at least a test shot of the real deal. The way the glass fits, the separate headlight lenses, the custom wheels, and far more detail than the very basic resin that was once offered and also in photos further back in this thread.
Separate hood, separate side mirror, separate door handles, separate wipers, very clean chrome, the way the headlights are canted, the arc of the drip rail, modern style molded tires...this is nowhere near the resin Comet that I've seen before and looks just like previous photos of Comet test shots. We'll know soon enough.
Points for a idea. Deduct for the ubiquity of LS conversions in everything Why not siamese a pair of Taurus SHO V6's into it? Just like the real Aston, a Ford-derived V-12 from a copy/paste of V6 architecture. The SHO engine is the smoothest ever even before an extra 6 cylinders. Win! Oh...yeah, that Yamaha thing. It's always something. Carry on...
Tim, I appreciate your feedback and I need to mention that might not be clear in regards to the discussions we've been having since the Camaro appeared is that I have tons of respect for you and all the great models you build and your well-respected and well-earned place in the hobby! No matter what your personal feelings about any model are for whatever reason, that's perfectly fine since there are all kinds of ways that we get enjoyment and/or frustrations from the hobby. Everyone is free to have their opinions, popular or not! Especially if the subject is something that hits close to home, or is near and dear to you. Perhaps that's why I have issue w/Revell's Mustang LX. I owned the real car, and the instant I saw Revell's model it looked "off" in several ways. Really not happy about that one. Glad I have my replica built years ago from 5 different kits. Even though it's not perfect, at least it manages to look like the car w/o instantly making you wince. When it comes to my vision of "Tamiya-like", Moebius isn't there. That's from direct personal building experience. Not that they need to be, either. They're a different animal, and they have a very happy customer base. Their niche is very well taken care of by what they make. Can they be better? Absolutely. Are they trying to improve? Sure seems like it. They're a tiny team, hungry, and have a good presence and "approachability". I bitterly griped about the Ventura w/in my personal local circle of friends, having learned of the difficulties with glass and other fit after I had it all painted. So much of it fell together, but just enough pieces were difficult to assemble, had terrible feed tags causing damage to the parts when removing from the trees, that it's almost unfair to compare it to the trouble-free Tamiya kit that was an utter joy to build from start to finish. The Ventura makes me look bad...it looks good, makes my griping seem like a lie! But it tried my patience. I like solving problems but get lazy sometimes. As for domestic stuff that I think approaches Tamiya-like qualities, Revell often hits reasonably close. That said, it's with the vintage stuff that they seem especially proud of. The '57 Del Rio and the '62 Impala I built, along w/the '32 Ford and Integra, they all exuded a quality that made me think the kit designers loved what they were doing. Sadly that's not the case in the past 2-3 years with domestic subjects. Snap kits with stickers instead of decals, snap kits with no stickers or decals or even headlight detail, and "full detail" kits where the hood opens, a very simplified engine, wire axles and most all the chassis is molded in one piece. That's troubling and anything but Tamiya-like, with no hope in sight that they'll ever do another modern car to a higher level. And yet the Bronco coming out, I can't wait for it to hit my bench.
Garnet Red is a metallic/pearl color. If it's prepainted it has a chance to look good (but I don't expect them to remove mold lines). If molded it will look like every other model car body molded in metallic; swirl marks galore.
Entirely new platform; previous car sourced from Australian GM, which is going away, new platform all-new shared with Cadillac. Why GM made it look so much like the previous is beyond me, and customers are buying more Mustangs and Challengers; the old Camaro even in its last year outsold the all new one...that is not good. GM did not go far enough IMHO to differentiate this all-new Camaro from the previous car.
For sure! Reality is that I'll be we can count on one hand the number of people who would purchase a $72 retail (or $50 discounted) Tamiya kit just for the parts to do that. Remember, model car guys at their core tend to be really, really cheap...myself often included