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    Ken Nesbitt

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  1. That '83 ragtop is a difficult kit to locate nowadays. I have one that I bought with a built interior and engine; the New Monkees kit came in handy for replacements that I don't have to prime and seal in order to paint in light colours!
  2. Between the tweezers-style and the Tamiya side cutters, all my needs are covered. I have a pair of Tamiya cutters I bought 25 years ago (for $40!) and they still work great. I recently bought another pair, and they still cost $40! One of the few things which hasn't been affected by inflation.
  3. Keep the swirly plastic, Adam. It's the main concept that differentiates this car from any other Mustang. Why the 'brains' behind the show would want a faux-marble effect on a car is another matter...
  4. Really good looking build, wish Tamiya would do more vintage pieces.
  5. It's a Fujimi mold. I think most of the modern (for the time) Road and Track series were sourced from Fujimi.
  6. I would say that the wood on the Hupmobile was probably polished. This was still an era in which these cars were considered 'luxury' items, rather than mass-produced transportation, and painted wood would not convey the fact you had spent some serious money on your new-fangled horseless carriage.
  7. When I was younger, there was a distributor who was a bit more...liberal, shall we say, on what constituted damage to a returned kit. They would place a bilingual sticker on the sides of the box, re-shrink the product, and send it back out to the shops. You would open up boxes and find everything from assembled engines right up to fully assembled and painted glue bombs. I always opened these kits before I left the mall.
  8. The V6 engines can be found in certain old Revell ASA series kits. All the Fords had the V6 engine included, but the only ASA Chevy with the six was the # 52 Camaro. The 17 and 84 cars came with a V8.
  9. I can get to within 30 miles of my 'local' Ollie's, but unless someone wants to float kits across the St. Lawrence, I'm completely out of luck...😟
  10. Gorgeous build. As a rider of an R-series bike, I always love seeing builds of boxer-engined Beemers.
  11. About 30 years ago, a friend and I went into a clear-out shop where they had a bunch of Pochers they were selling for under $100 apiece. I didn't buy any that day, but I think my friend went back later to buy some to sell at shows.
  12. The "King T" also had a long string of changes over the years, though the changes have tended to be ...more aesthetically pleasing, shall we say, than what happened to the Wild Dream. Changed to the Carl Casper Paddy Wagon (much different than Monogram's), then the Fire Truck, then the Outcast, then back-dated to the Fire Truck. The Outcast was the least attractive, but it still wasn't that bad for the era.
  13. I have had some of Palmer's anatomical models over the years. They do look much more accurate than the car kits ever did.
  14. Good eye for the era of chassis. The MPC B-body chassis started life with the 1965 Coronet kit, and has been moved from kit to kit ever since. It may the most produced kit chassis in modelling history, based on the number of popular kits it has been found in.
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