GirchyGirchy

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  • Full Name Brian Elmer

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  1. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Revell LaFerrari VS. Tamiya LaFerrari - Content comparison   

    Wow, the Tamiya looks much better...assuming all of those pieces fit together well.
  2. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Best of the GT40 Kits?   


    Just curious, where'd you order it from? HRM's been extremely slow at fulfilling large kits recently; still waiting for my FIA Cobra which was ordered last May.
  3. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Model Factory Hiro AC A98 Coupe teaser   


    Thanks for that link. I'll still buy one.
  4. GirchyGirchy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Model Factory Hiro AC A98 Coupe teaser
    Wow, never figured I'd see this one come to life! After reading an article on the car in one of my Motor Trend Classic magazines, I thought it would be an interesting basis for a model. Seeing that MFH makes a bunch of Cobras, I thought I'd give it a shot and sent them an email in December, 2011. I forgot all about it, but today saw this little teaser shot on their website:



    A second shot confirmed that it's indeed the AC A98 Coupe! It does say something about a "Lightweight Series," not sure if that means it'll all be resin, or curbside, or what. If it's the latter, I wonder if it could mate with an AMT 289 Cobra for the innards.

    Link to MFH's site

    Link to info on the car
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  5. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO , which one?   

    Historic Racing Miniatures makes a nice engine for the Fujimi kit.
  6. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Cobra CSX2142 '63 Le Man Hardtop   


    Do you mean a 289 FIA? He makes one of those already. As for a 'standard' 289, there's not much above and beyond the street car.
  7. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic 1950 OLDSMOBILE COUPE   

    Any update? Is he ok?
  8. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Revell 427 Cobra reissue - anyone gotten one?   

    Are those photoetch wires in the pic? If so, surely they're not included at that price.
  9. GirchyGirchy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell 427 Cobra reissue - anyone gotten one?
    Revell re-released its 427 Cobra....other than the wire wheels (which aren't really historically correct), any big changes or updates?


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  10. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic AMT 1/25 Shelby Cobra 289 Roadster   

    Historic Racing Miniatures also makes Halibrand Kidney Beans....a couple of versions, not sure of the differences though.

    Kit's probably still worth picking up IMO, for the tires and velocity stacks. Disappointing about the wheels though.
  11. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Cobras   

    Awesome story, thanks for sharing! I'm guessing there are many, many similar stories where people sold their Cobras for $2-4k and are kicking themselves to this day.

    For those interested, Exoto's having another sale - one of the Daytona coupes, one of the GT40 Mk IVs (which I recently bought and was amazed - the paint's gorgeous, detail fantastic, and flawless fit and finish), and three of the racing Cobras:

    Daytona: http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=158&ProductId=1266

    GT40: http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=164&ProductId=1319

    Cobras: http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=296&ProductId=1901
    http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=296&ProductId=1902
    http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=296&ProductId=1903
    http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=296&ProductId=1913



    Looks like Exoto's coming out with a 1:18 version at some point - another one for the collection!

    http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=296&ProductId=1893
  12. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Cobras   

    You're right on that point - they don't offer the $98 deal on all cars for sure.
  13. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Cobras   

    You should definitely sign up for their emails - they send them often and will include the sale items in them so you don't have to hunt around on their site.

    They had the pretty maroon w/gold stripe 289 for $98 recently but looks like it's all gone.
  14. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Cobras   

    Huh? They're constantly on sale, with Cobras and Daytonas often at $98. Such as this one right now:

    http://www.exoto.com/s/1/ProductDetails.aspx?Language=en&CategoryId=296&ProductId=1901&utm_source=iContact&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Exoto%20Inc.&utm_content=
  15. GirchyGirchy added a post in a topic Cobras   

    Oops, looks like prices are back to normal. But if you sign up for their emails they have sales constantly. Just wait for another one where they have the Cobras for $98....normally they'll have the black hardtop street car, some of the racing versions, and some of the Datyonas at those prices.

    Looks like they also are introducing an FIA body style car too...another one for the list!

    Street Cobras: http://www.exoto.com...AttributeId=404

    Racing Cobras: http://www.exoto.com...AttributeId=296

    Cobra Daytonas: http://www.exoto.com...AttributeId=158

    PS: I asked Harold at Historic Racing Miniatures about releasing a kit of the AC A98 Coupe raced once at Daytona...he said he'd been thinking about it, so you could encourage him!