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  • Location Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Ken Nesbitt

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  1. 64Comet404 added a topic in Wanted!   

    Looking for Airfix 1/32 instructions (and a part...)
    I am looking for a couple of instruction sheet scans for 1/32 scale Airfix kits. These are ;
    Austin-Healey Sprite
    Ford Escort
    I am also looking for a rear panel (Part 32) for a Bond Bug 700. 
    Thanks in advance!
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  2. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Datsun 432   

    When I researched info for my build (still not started), I found all my info and pics on Google. Good luck on the build!
  3. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Aoshma (BEEMAX) Nissan 240RS Rally   

    A really purposeful looking rally car. A 240RS was running at Goodwood this year, so there are probably some really good videos and pics on-line by now.
  4. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Datsun 432   

    The engine on the right is the correct choice for the 432. This model used the DOHC six cylinder engine, from the Skyline GT-R lineup IIRC, as a model spec'd for racing use. Stock colour choices were the box art orange, or a bright lime green, both with the flat black hood.
  5. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Datsun 432   

  6. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Sunbeam Tiger reissue questions   

    The telephone was part of the original Get Smart kit, which the Tiger was created from, and would fit between the seats. The only other pieces from the spy version are the hinged panels and the lifting mechanism for the hood-mounted machine gun.
  7. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic 1965 Sox & Martin Belvedere Super Stock   

    What source will you be using for the wheels? I'm starting to collect the pieces needed to build this car, but need to find a set of Keystones which will fit without many mods.
  8. 64Comet404 added a calendar event in Model Car Shows/Events   

    Ottawa Scale Auto Contest


    Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Road, Almonte, Ontario. Model car show and swap meet. Classes for Automotive, Aircraft, Military, and Ships. Show Themes: First Responders, 50 Years of Camaro (Fall '66 Intro), and Heroes and Villains. More information available at: www. ottawascaleautocontest.com
  9. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic AMT 1/16   

    There was also a '55 Chev Bel Air convertible available in this series. I'm fairly certain it was only issued once, back before the Lesney takeover.
  10. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Revell T-bone Stake   

    There is currently a 4-pack of these cars (excluding the T-Bone Stake) on eBay. While I would love to complete my collection of these trucks, i won't be doing it at auction prices.
  11. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic A Canadian Ford   

    The story of Ford Canada is close, but not exact to your father-in-law's description.
    Ford of Canada is controlled by Ford Motor Company, but the control is not 100%. Ford of Canada had its own stock offerings on the Canadian exchanges, and when Henry Ford bought back all the stock in FoMoCo after World War One, he didn't buy the Canadian stock. Ford Canada, therefore, had a level of autonomy which didn't exist with GM and Chrysler Canada. Even today, IIRC, there is 3 or 4 percent of Ford Canada stock which is not controlled by Ford Corporate. Because of this situation, Ford controlled Ford England, Ford Werke (Germany), and others, while Ford Canada controlled Ford Australia and some of the other territories. The Canadian models were used to give Lincoln-Mercury dealers a less expensive line to sell (Meteor), a distinct truck line for Mercury, and give Ford dealers a more upscale line for extra profit (Monarch). End of history lesson... ;D
  12. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic 1958 Plymouth Belvedere   

    Modelhaus is casting a kit to transform the '58 into a '57 Belvedere. I don't know if the bow in the body has been fixed on the casting, but there is something about the side trim and grille on the '57 which made me want to place an order.
  13. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    The Fujimi kit looks great, and fits together nicely. The only area which I will be changing on mine are the wire wheels; the ones in the kit are toy-like in comparison to the wheels in the Revell Germany (originally Protar) kit.
  14. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Can't wait to see this kit come out, as well as any variations that may be planned by Moebius. If you can see your way to tooling up a '64 in the future, Dave, I wouldn't object (Hint, Hint...)

  15. 64Comet404 added a post in a topic any body have experience with 1/32 PYRO kits?   

    It all depends on which classic-era kits you are interested in. The 1930s Fords, Chevs, and Plymouths, aren't too bad, though they are curbside (with the exception of the Plymouth, which has an engine), and have no chrome. The luxury cars and brass-era cars are nicely detailed, have plated parts and engine detail. IIRC, the only kit which wasn't that great, appearance-wise, was the 1952 Chevrolet.