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Monty

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  1. And finally, a week after it was supposed to be delivered, it finally shows up. Seems like it spent an inordinate amount of time ping-ponging around Colorado. Sep 25, 2020 10:38pm PDT Departed FedEx location HENDERSON, CO 80640 Sep 25, 2020 1:32pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location HENDERSON, CO 80640 Sep 25, 2020 1:31pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location HENDERSON, CO 80640 Sep 24, 2020 10:18pm PDT Departed FedEx location FEDEX SMARTPOST AURORA, CO 80011 Sep 24, 2020 5:11pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location FEDEX SMARTPOST AURORA, CO 80011 Sep 24, 2020 8:04am PDT Departed FedEx location BROOMFIELD, CO 80021 Sep 23, 2020 11:39pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location BROOMFIELD, CO 80021 Sep 23, 2020 7:12pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location BROOMFIELD, CO 80021 Sep 23, 2020 4:01am PDT Departed FedEx location NORTH SALT LAKE, UT 84054 Sep 22, 2020 6:16pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location NORTH SALT LAKE, UT 84054 Sep 22, 2020 6:15pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location NORTH SALT LAKE, UT 84054 Sep 22, 2020 5:42am PDT In transit NORTH SALT LAKE, UT 84054 Sep 21, 2020 5:39pm PDT In transit NORTH SALT LAKE, UT 84054 Sep 21, 2020 5:36am PDT Departed FedEx location HENDERSON, CO 80640 Sep 20, 2020 4:36pm PDT Arrived at FedEx location HENDERSON, CO 80640 Sep 20, 2020 2:45am PDT In transit COMMERCE CITY, CO 80640 Sep 19, 2020 2:55am PDT In transit BONNER SPRINGS, KS 66012 Sep 19, 2020 2:06am PDT In transit KANSAS CITY, MO 64161 Sep 18, 2020 8:42am PDT In transit KANSAS CITY, MO 64161 Sep 17, 2020 8:20pm PDT In transit CEDAR HILL, TN 37032 Sep 17, 2020 8:09am PDT Departed FedEx location OCALA, FL 34475 Sep 17, 2020 12:01am PDT Arrived at FedEx location OCALA, FL 34475 Sep 16, 2020 7:03pm PDT Left FedEx origin facility POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069 Sep 16, 2020 9:11am PDT Arrived at FedEx location POMPANO BEACH, FL 33069
  2. I grew up with a love for reading which, unfortunately, I don't get to indulge as much anymore, but I recall my own list of early influential books. As a teen, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to read Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm and Golding's Lord Of the Flies in school. On my own time, I read and reread S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders as well as Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and Asimov's I, Robot. I wasn't aware of Douglas Adams until I got to college, where I found four of his books sold as a "trilogy" in the bookstore. Guess who blew off some of his required reading because he couldn't get enough British humor.
  3. I didn't, but in grade school I was friends with a red-haired girl (like Pippi) who loved it. She surprised me one morning by showing up at the bus stop with braids and a dress made by her mom to look just like Pippi's.
  4. I've heard Createx paints are difficult to learn to use. Did it take you a while to get the learning curve down? Looks great so far.
  5. I can only chalk this up to incompetence - last night my ebay package was 3 hours away in Colorado and scheduled to be delivered here in Nebraska today. As of this morning, it appears that the chimps in charge decided it needed to go west instead, and the latest data indicates it made it as far as North Salt Lake, Utah. That's more than an entire state (Wyoming) away. I assumed they worked strictly off zip codes but maybe someone thought NE meant Nevada instead of Nebraska. No idea when I'll see it, and from what I can tell, no way to tell them to reroute it. Weird 2nd issue: I've tracked dozens of ebay shipments using my desktop, and it's usually dead on. On this order, every attempt resulted in a message saying Status Not Available. My phone, OTOH, shows every stop, time and date. Not sure how that happens.
  6. Glad you have the dexterity to build stuff in the smaller scales; I'm not sure I could pull that off. Looks fantastic. Like someone else said, it seems like Aurora made an AFX G-plus slot car of this or something similar in the late '70s/early '80s.
  7. At the risk of abusing a pun, does the phrase "top notch" apply here? : ) Love the way you salvaged this kit by incorporating elements from other kits and adding your usual touches (machined pieces, styrene surgery and perfect paint). Glad to see the new paints worked well for you. Having them available in decanted form will make it easier for me too.
  8. Would you say the quality of Humbrol paints has returned to their original standard or somewhere between that and the Chinese stuff?
  9. I'm looking for an online hobby source for paint and other supplies (right now, BMF and the new Tamiya thin masking tape, to name a few). Who's got the best selection of model products, good prices and reasonable, timely shipping?
  10. Do we have specifics as to when and where we can buy them? I've been trying to get some of these for years and haven't been able to.
  11. Monty

    Boxster

    Welding helmet required! My computer monitor even squinted. Great color and build. Those license plates you create are incredible.
  12. Monty

    79 Camaro Z28

    This pic made me wonder if you were able to modify the front suspension to make the wheels poseable. If so, what did you have to do to make it work?
  13. The radio station probably took the idea from a Who song called Magic Bus (1966?).
  14. Here's the Mr Color version https://spraygunner.com/gsi-creos-mr-color-model-paint-red-madder-c-68/
  15. I love this color! Any chance you could use their aqueous (water-based) version? No it's not in Detroit, but Gunze paints are hard to find. A couple years ago I ordered a number of my favorites from a hobby store in Australia. https://www.rcjaz.com/mrhobby-gsih86-red-madder-gloss-10ml-gunze-aqueous-hobby-color-acrylic-paint-p-90066286.html
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