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Hi everyone,

just found this great site today and spent the last 3+ hours catching up reading the posts.

Ive been biulding and collecting kits on and off for the past 28? years,but not so many the last 6 or so years.

Ive lost touch abit with what kits have come out the last few years and started looking on the revel/monogram site to see whats out.I came across the Big T model car magazine write up link from that site and found the forum.

The trouble is over here there doesant seam to be many shops that sell model kits anymore,all the model shops i used to go to have closed :cry:

The only time i see kits for sale is at a car show or swop meet :cry:

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Hi Steve, welcome to the board!

There are LOTS of mail order companys that are more then willing to ship overseas. I believe Tom Carter @ Hobby Heaven has even said something like 30% of all his customers live outside the USA.

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Welcome Steve. I too just found this great forum a short while ago. Show some of your work.

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Welcome, glad you found this great growing site.

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Thanks for the replys.

I would love to put some pics on here but dont have the means to do so at the moment. :cry:

I was reading some of the other posts on other threads saying how many kits there got waiting to be biult etc,and i dont no how many ive got, i will have to count them one day.

The trouble is with me ive got far too many kits half way through there biuld and not that many finished.Some of the kits ive been biulding on and off for years.

Recently i decided to start on three others,one a 62 AMT Chevy.The idea came from a 1966 Hot Rod year book where a guy biult a Altered Wheel Base 62 Chevy for the street.He wanted to have the look of the Factory Experimental drag racers of 65/66 which were in effect the first funny cars.Ive moved the back axle 14 milimeters forward,put chrome smoothie wheels on and raised the car slightly,ive also added one of them teardrop hoods like the Ford Thunderbolt had.Other than that its going to be stock from the box,this is how the guy done his one in Hot Rod.

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