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On 7/27/2022 at 3:32 PM, stavanzer said:

Neat Kits, Pierre!

I hope you can replace the rotting tires with resin replacements.

I already have 30 tires left over from other 1/25 truck kits that i can use.

They are from revells w900 and K100 kits and fit perfectly on the wheels in the volvo kit.

Also got this kit just because i have never built a mercedes truck.

Lets see if i can keep it stock or i end up modifying this to.

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That's an extremely Hard car to get Junkyard Jeff., Looks like Testor's brushed on enamel, which will strip off easy! RMR (Resin Model Ranch) should have a rear bumper for it. I think that model had red tail lenses that go in the rear bumper with  stock chrome rectangular open covers on them. Nice find! I build this model as a 7 year old . It is  a Amt 1967 Galaxie 500 convertible! It said "Hemi Henry" on the side of the car for the box art! I fell in love with it!

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I got a built kit 1961 Cadillac Johan with  one fin broken, complete, also an AMT 1960's Corvair hardtop KIT, no glass or rear bumper, and finally a 1959  PLY Fury X-cell/ Johan Reissued promo no interior, Color is white with a aqua top. 

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5 hours ago, junkyardjeff said:

I just got this 67 Galaxie convertible today,looks like I will have to find a rear bumper and boot.

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I was given one of the above for free just a little over 25 years ago. Mint, unbuilt, in the box. I promptly ruined its worth by building it. Not that I did a bad job building it. In fact it turned out great. It was just worth less because I built it. But, that was why it was given to me for free. The guy knew I liked the car and would build. Rather turning around and selling it for a profit. The 1967 Ford XL convertible is still one of my all time favorite full-size Fords. And I’m glad I’ve got one in my collection. 

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Purchased this today.  2 tire burns but not too bad. Both from the pie crust slicks. One in the interior and one tail light was attached to a slick. I didn't see the front springs.

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Another bad sheet of BMF.  :(  I can't seem to get anything that works.  There are places on the new sheet where it's visibly not even stuck to the backing paper.  I ended up sending a complaint to the company.  I won't hold my breath for a reply.

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59 minutes ago, Deathgoblin said:

Another bad sheet of BMF.  :(  I can't seem to get anything that works.  There are places on the new sheet where it's visibly not even stuck to the backing paper.  I ended up sending a complaint to the company.  I won't hold my breath for a reply.

Was it from BMF directly?

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18 hours ago, ewetwo said:

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Fairly minor damage. And very cool.

This by the way, this was my first “regular” model car kit that my Dad and I build together back in 1965. With my Mom’s help, I had built Aurora’s Frankenstein’s Flivver and Dracula’s Dragster before that (plus a German Me 262). Used a little Testor’s bush on paint with the two Aurora kits. But, nothing with the MPC Corvette (or the Me 262). Still, it was cool at the time to this then seven year old kid. And, other than the lack of paint, my Dad and I did a pretty good job. And looked cool sitting on the shelf next to my molded in red Cox gas power Corvette. (My Dad assembled the Cox Corvette without me. And I’m not sure why? Since it was purchased about that same time. Also, we never got around to taking it out, and running it. It was something we were always “going to do.” The Cox Corvette just sat on the shelf, next to my other model kits until I joined the Navy. Where it, and my other models from there? I can only guess.) 

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I ordered the custom machined piece I need for my Grafo T2 from a friend of a friend. He needs to make it yet so it could be a week or longer before I see it. I'm quite pleased that I could have one made. It was a bit pricey but, then again, it's custom made. I'm also glad I've been learning what fits what on different brands of airbrushes.

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I had ordered some spares from the UK for the DeVilbiss Super63 model A I had just gotten. It needed a new diaphragm and stem for the air valve (I got two) as the one in it had dry rotted.  I also bought a new fine line nozzle and a pair of fine line needles. The needles and nozzle are 0.12mm. To my knowledge they are the smallest available in any AB brand. I ordered them very early AM on July 26th. They were in my mailbox today July 30th. 4 (four) days shipping from England! Incredible.

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They’re trying to lure me over to the “dark side.” Once a month, a couple friends and I go do to Scale Model Supply in St. Paul, MN. After words we go to lunch. One of the starts telling us about this cool store he found over in Minneapolis, called Brickmania. They mainly sell Lego building kits. Sophisticated and very expensive Lego building kits. They also have quite a display of built up kits. The stuff is cool. But, between the expense, and the still brick shapes of the completed models, its not for me. But, look around, they also carry a brand called COBI. I first spotted their car kits. They looked pretty good with more rounded shapes and a much lower price. So I had to buy the Citroen you see below. 

 

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45 minutes ago, unclescott58 said:

They’re trying to lure me over to the “dark side.” Once a month, a couple friends and I go do to Scale Model Supply in St. Paul, MN. After words we go to lunch. One of the starts telling us about this cool store he found over in Minneapolis, called Brickmania. They mainly sell Lego building kits. Sophisticated and very expensive Lego building kits. They also have quite a display of built up kits. The stuff is cool. But, between the expense, and the still brick shapes of the completed models, its not for me. But, look around, they also carry a brand called COBI. I first spotted their car kits. They looked pretty good with more rounded shapes and a much lower price. So I had to buy the Citroen you see below. 

 

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Interesting.

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54 minutes ago, unclescott58 said:

go do to Scale Model Supply in St. Paul, MN.

I love that place! I really miss "The Dungeon". It's such a throwback to the shops we remember from "back in the day", only with even newer and better stuff! And a lot of that old stuff, too. Anybody visiting the Twin Cities--Scale Model Supplies is a must-see

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25 minutes ago, Straightliner59 said:

I love that place! I really miss "The Dungeon". It's such a throwback to the shops we remember from "back in the day", only with even newer and better stuff! And a lot of that old stuff, too. Anybody visiting the Twin Cities--Scale Model Supplies is a must-see

Yea, the “Dungeon,” Scale Model Supply is still as great as ever. 

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Okay, I had a lot of fun building my COBI Citroen. If it wasn’t for missing tire, I would have had the kit done in less than hour. The missing tire was not big problem. I called Brickmania, and they said they could replace it right away. So, down I went to Brickmania for my missing tire. Well, since I was there, and I had so much fun building the Citroen, I  decided I had to pick up COBI’s Fokker DR.1 “Red Baron” kit. I got a thing about anything dealing with the Red Baron. 

I hope the “Red Baron” kit builds as well, and is as much fun as the Citroen was. If it is, I saw there that COBI makes a model of a Schwimmwagen. That maybe my next purchase. 

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Ever wonder what would happen if you crossed a VW Beetle with a Model T?  MPC did, apparently, and Tim Fletcher had a go at building this one 50-ish years ago.

Missing some parts, but nothing that should be too hard to replace…

 

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Cool! Volksrods were a thing here in SoCal in the late '60s/early '70s; Rod & Custom gave them pretty good coverage, then they seem to have faded away. Basically Fad T-bucket with a hood in the front (instead of the usual chromed SBC) and a VW powertrain tucked under the shortened pickup bed.

Anyway, picked up a '67 Corvair dashboard and steering wheel - the only year from '65-'69 that AMT depicted the auto shifter on the dash; already have a Roth Road Agent for the Corvair Powerglide transmission so I can make my '69 an automatic.

Also grabbed a clean early issue '65 GTO rear bumper cheeeeeep to get taillight lenses to help salvage a damaged promo.

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6 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Ever wonder what would happen if you crossed a VW Beetle with a Model T?  MPC did, apparently, and Tim Fletcher had a go at building this one 50-ish years ago.

Missing some parts, but nothing that should be too hard to replace…

 

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That looks like a Corvair power plant, rather than VW. 

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MPC called that kit the V-Rod, but it had a Corvair engine.  I believe the original catalog info showed it with a VW engine, somewhere along the way it got changed.

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18 minutes ago, Mark said:

MPC called that kit the V-Rod, but it had a Corvair engine.  I believe the original catalog info showed it with a VW engine, somewhere along the way it got changed.

After doing some research on the web, I want one. I’m hoping that maybe Round 2 still has the dies and might consider reissuing it. 

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Picked this one up at the local flea market today. The Skip’s Fiesta ‘60 Corvette was a nice kit, so I hope this one is too!

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Just made a deal with a buddy for this 62 Unibody for $60. Missing the engine, wheels, taillights and hood side chrome. Can't wait to lay my hands on it!

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  • ranma changed the title to Bought two totes with model's in them at the US 127 Garage sales:: here's what was inside of them...

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