roym

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  • Location Ireland
  • Full Name Roy McKay

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  1. roym added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Am I missing something here? It looks like the Round 2 website hasn't been updated for a good while. As even the 79 Trans Am isn't on it I'm wondering what else is available that I'm missing out on...
  2. roym added a post in a topic Gimme 5 automotive subjects you'd like to see reissued by Round-2?   

    1; 71-76 Firebird Trans Am (especially the 75 & 76!)
    2; Warlock Dodge pickup.
    3; 71-73 Mustang road car
    4; (Ford of Europe) "Mercury" Capri II Ghia.
    5; Camaro T-top with slanted nose; or Bronco; or 76 Mustang; or any Kenworth/Peterbilt conventional.Or..........
  3. roym added a post in a topic 1/25 MPC '79 Pontiac Trans Am   

    Thanks for the replies to my questions. One more; are there a usable set of door mirrors in this tooling or if not any aftermarket ones available? My AMT 78 had 2 undersized plastic blobs without support stalks. (My model still has no door mirrors while I look for alternatives).
  4. roym added a post in a topic 1/25 MPC '79 Pontiac Trans Am   

    Yes I could but.....
    According to this thread there are two sets of tooling for this car, so which one is this? Also I'm wondering if there has been any clean-up or modifications done. Lastly, what are the decals and chrome like? I.e. could I build this model and have decals left over to repaint and replace the horrid pixellated decals from my AMT 78 Trans Am?
  5. roym added a post in a topic 1/25 MPC '79 Pontiac Trans Am   

    Any inbox reviews of this new re-issue online? Want to see what set of parts are in there before I order from the other side of the atlantic.....
  6. roym added a post in a topic Reissue of Warren Tope's '73 Trans-Am Mustang   

    Is this a drag car or can it be built as a road car?
  7. roym added a post in a topic Where are they now?   

    Some of those AMT trucks (if not all) in that year's Matchbox catalogue illustrated above were built by Ted Taylor, who worked with Matchbox at the time. He also wrote for UK based model magazines (Scale Models, and later Scale Aircraft Modelling, amongst others). Quite a talented modeller, just as famous for his 1/48 Phantoms as his 1/25 trucks. His website has some of the old photos, including GMC General, Autocar and Super Boss.

    http://tedtaylor.hobbyvista.com/99-amt/page-99.html
  8. roym added a post in a topic Writing text on plastic model windows.. What works?   

    Hmm, never thought of that.
    Was thinking more along the line of a fine permanent marker or gel pen. But one that writes white and works on shiny clear styrene. Dunno if such a thing exists.
  9. roym added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Writing text on plastic model windows.. What works?
    As in a handwritten sign, i.e. just married, for sale, etc.

    Looking to get the effect of white handwritten words on the windows, without the hassle of having to use white paint and a fine brush, with the associated risks of poor flowing paint and slips of the hand destroying the model...
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  10. roym added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Scale Mustang Kit questions
    Hi all,

    Several queries to ask so I figured I'd stick them all in the one post.

    As most of my US car kits have to come from online and abroad I don't have the luxury of asking for a peek in the box at the local model shop.

    Does anyone know is there any inbox reviews or photos even of the 1:16 AMT 64.5-65 Mustang kit? I built this back in the day as a Matchbox AMT issue (and I think I even still have the hulk somewhere). I know it's not the best kit of a Mustang but interested in it as a nostalgia build and the price seems ok. Just wondering what decals are included, and what spare parts are in there (might even be able to replace the missing bits on the original!)

    Secondly;
    What kit is recommended for each of the following;
    71-73 Mustang, AMT or MPC tooling? I gather neither are great but I only want a shelf model. A curbside would even do!
    Second Gen 74-78 what AMT kits are able to build stock version (I see a "Firefighter" issue, but I don't want a Drag car).
    Third Gen 79-86 Fox body I see AMT and Revell kits. What's the preferred option? Accurate shape more important than detailed builds.
    Third Gen 87-93 Aero facelift? I see the Revell 90 LX is getting a bit of a hammering. Any others?
    Fourth Gen 94-04. Both Revell (99) and AMT (97) and Monogram (94) have this in their lines, recent issues even. Again, what do the wise folks on here recommend?

    As a guide, I've got the old AMT 66 Notchback, 68 GT500, 69 Mach 1(1/27th scale!) and modern tooled 67GT under my belt. They don't scare me!
    The Lindberg 63 concept does a bit though!
    I've also got most of the modern Revell 05- and 09- kits, which I love.

    Thanks in advance,
    Roy
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  11. roym added a post in a topic 1:1 Mopar_Dodge`s Fastest Muscle Car Ever_2015 Challenger SRT "Hellcat"   

    http://www.slashgear.com/shelby-to-unveil-1200hp-mustang-at-new-york-auto-show-26275299/
  12. roym added a post in a topic 1:1 Mopar_Dodge`s Fastest Muscle Car Ever_2015 Challenger SRT "Hellcat"   

    Most powerful muscle car? Whatever happened to the 1000hp Shelby Mustang?
  13. roym added a post in a topic Aftermarket modern Mustang wheels? Need your advice!   

    No the snap kit wheels are seven spoke like the full glue GT kit wheels. It's actually for the snap kit i want them!