Some of the Japanese kits vary widely in size, even though listed in the same scale. Had a friend that had a few different Colts, and the body of one would fit entirely within the other, even though both were 1/24th scale. Can't remember the manufacturers of the kits, sorry to say.
Rick, from the pic of that body, you are making a very generous offer. Now we have to hope Impcon might send the body off to be cast after he gets done grafting the roof on. The '58 Ford would be a nice biuld for the people that do not have one! And wouldn't that body be correct for the '58 Ford Nascar version? A few more sales there too.
Mike, I vote for wiring the engine and if you want a dual carb set-up let me know and I will pull it out of one of the Revell kits. Or if anyyone knows if either the new tool or original old tool AMT has the intake and carbs that will work for you, I will get those for you. Take your pick.
Thurattraction piece is quite nicely molded. I have one of his chassic pans that was a display piece he had at the show and would not sell it to the end of the show. Well I bought it and I know he made more mods to the master and I thought the display piece I got was nice initself. Just a few mods annd it will fit the Trumpeter Nova quite well. And Scott is a tremendous person to get anything in his product line or actually listen if you have an idea.
Well with all the discusions, references, opinions and people willing to have bodies possibly cast, why not find a reputable caster, have them do it and then just have fun building the thing instead of worrying about the scale. We all know it is not 100% accurate but just have fun building it. If you want to take the building to the extreme level make sure you post a WIP of it. Heck I am still waiting for Revell to make a CAD file to do all of their engines instead of having different sizes for the same engine. Compare some engines out of different kits by the same manufacturer, like Revell'e GM or more specifically Chevy, and see the slight differences in some. Could go on, but you get the point.
Vince, that jet powered truck was called Shockwave and it was in 1/32 scale. Les Shockley was the owner, driver, mechanic, engineer, promoter and builder. One of the 3 engines in the kit will work for a 1/25 scale engine (slightly different model number) but paying the $40 and up for just that engine is not that good of a deal for me. Wish I could remember what engine it would pass for in 1/25th scale. Too many years ago and I do not remember which issue of Scale Auto had the review.
I simply can't put my list here because it would turn this thread into multi-pages just from my list. All too often I will start on a project and then something else will grab my interest more, so the first gets put in the box and onto the next one. But the real problem is this is a never ending procedure. Probably have well over 100 kits in this state. Might go back and do a little on any of them and then back into the box and on the shelf. Always get hung up when it comes to painting because I know that is my worst part of finishing a model. Had what I considered a very good paint job on a '57 Black Widow I had painted outside and used a bent coat hanger for the holder. I started back inside and off the hager it went and before I could stop my foot I heard a very distinct "crack". I now had a multi piece body. And this was all done while the kit was not in production so no luck finding just a body. So it goes, onto the next and stopping at paint on everything for SOME reason! Oh yeah, I also need to clean off the bench from moving a bunch of things. A 12 foot countertop bench and no place to sit and build. Too many kits and not enough space. Someday I hope I get a little more organized.
Time to check to see how much of the formatted space you have for each type of message is not close to being full. If it is, time to delete some messages. Had this problem when my new message section was up to 99% used.
JC, how many issues of Scale Auto Modeler did you get while it was being published? I thought it was great just to see all the stuff we don't see in our magazines, just like I am betting the Europeans are doing the same thing for buying what never makes it into their magazines. I can't even count how many Photo-Etch pieces I saw in there that never were mentioned in any of the U.S. magazines.
I would like to ask Gregg if this would be one exception he might make to the no selling rule? Allow Amy to list them here rather than e-bay, so all of Harry's friends, even those that never met him in any other way than here, mught be able to help Amy out. I saw at least one die-cast that I would like of Harry's and I am sure I am not alone. And to have his kits here instead of the bay, well that might assure her little to no costs to her.I know I would love to see some of Harry's collectionwithout having to wade through all the other things on e-bay. Just a thought
gray07, not to hijack the thread, but do you have any extra's of the last version?It would be the white version of the ACR. I would also like to get the prvious issue of the ACR that had the red car bix art. Let me knoe please. Thank you in advance.
You guys on the east coast don't have any idea how lucky you are to have an Ollie's around. I see all the kits you are getting and the prices are great.I would be stocking up on kits as parts donars. Hobby Lobby clearence price is the same as their 40% off coupon price.