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1 hour ago, imarriedawitch said:

Last week's acquisitions. Follmer Javelin from eBay and the Pantera from Burbank's House of Hobbies. 

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That Pantera is the GTS version of the one I’m combining with the Ford GT, I thought those were either out of production or at least out of stock and expensive right now!?

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I just stopped at HL across the street from

that Michael’s, found some tools modeling tools (including the UV nail drier😉) and a couple plane kits to source the main thrusters on that bubble top build!

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3 hours ago, Joe Handley said:

That Pantera is the GTS version of the one I’m combining with the Ford GT, I thought those were either out of production or at least out of stock and expensive right now!?

I think the Pantera has been reissued.  When I was in the store at Burbank's House of Hobbies last Thursday they had several on the shelf.  They carry a good quantity of Fujimi, Aoshima and Hasegawa kits.

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4 hours ago, Joe Handley said:

Just found this at the Dekalb, IL Michael’s store today!

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These were in my local Micheals also. Looks like they might be getting new kits in. I saw the 1956 chevy on their web site. 

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I've been wanting a stock 65 Fairlane for years but they're a bit pricey. It was my first car at 16, lots of fun a with a 289. I found these on ebay 2 65s & a 66or67 for $27. Seemed like a great price to me. 

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Ordered these jumbo AMT slicks from a seller on eBay - I’ve got a few projects where I need larger-than-normal tires:

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Received these, which are the same regular size sportsman slicks that I have 50 of already (note the different ‘style’ numbers on the packaging):

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Hoping the seller actually has the kind I want (and bothers replying…)

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Picked up this book on Boyd Coddington ready to build the Testor’s Alumacoupe and Chezoom kits:

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Some GREAT reference pics and info…and a bunch of other cool build inspiration!  

Weird thing though: Amazon / the USPS said this was delivered over a week ago and it wasn’t…

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Amazon said they knew it hadn’t been delivered and that the USPS actually did still have it, then a couple of days later they said it was lost and refunded me automatically.

Then, today, it arrived 🤷‍♂️  Am I meant to refund their refund somehow now?

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22 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Amazon said they knew it hadn’t been delivered and that the USPS actually did still have it, then a couple of days later they said it was lost and refunded me automatically.

Then, today, it arrived 🤷‍♂️  Am I meant to refund their refund somehow now?

I wouldn't do anything until they contacted me about it. If they're THAT disorganized, trying to "correct" the problem will probably just make matters much, much worse. :wacko:

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28 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

I wouldn't do anything until they contacted me about it. If they're THAT disorganized, trying to "correct" the problem will probably just make matters much, much worse. :wacko:

Sounds feasible 😂

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I only seem to find rusy tools and scratchy Guy Lombardo records at estate sales, but today was the exception.  Props to my wife for finding the sale; the entire haul set me back 20 bucks.  I think I now have a lifetime supply of flat black paint!

 

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Found one last can of the Model Masters Auto Lacquer (2 step) in gloss black, tucked away in the clearance mess at the Hobby Lobby.  Priced a whopping $1.57.  Had to grab it.  There were a couple cans of panzer grey as well that I should have grabbed but didn't....if they are still there when I go back I'll probably snatch them up too.

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1 hour ago, Beans said:

Priced a whopping $1.57.  Had to grab it.  There were a couple cans of panzer grey as well that I should have grabbed but didn't....if they are still there when I go back I'll probably snatch them up too.

I used Panzer gray for car chassis and contrasting interior colors. Grab it!

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15 hours ago, kelson said:

Unexpected find on the shelf of the local Hobbyshop🤠

Unexpected find for me too, about a week ago, in the only hobby shop for MANY miles around here.  The store had 2 of those '70 Galaxie Taxis on the shelf and I bought both.  I really like the luggage and the decals.

Between the old Model King Police issues, the AMT-ERTL Police re-issue, the 007 cop car and this one, I think I have 8 of those '70 Galaxie kits now.  I've always planned to use 2 of them to build a Russian Embassy mini-limousine, as seen in the movie "Falcon and the Snowman."  I even found some info about those cars on the internet.  They were stretched and modified by a company in Mexico City that also built airport limos and other custom jobs.  

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