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40 minutes ago, Joe Nunes said:

I was surprised to see how many kits on the HL shelves were at the $40 price point. Makes me wonder how long we will continue to see the 40% off week continue. Might be time to start checking out the yard/garage sales and resale places like Goodwill and such more often. 
Joe

Crazy huh.  I don't have a whole lot of unbuilt kit (about 30 I'm guessing) and it almost makes me want to think twice about buying a new one. Geez!!

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1 hour ago, Joe Nunes said:

I was surprised to see how many kits on the HL shelves were at the $40 price point. Makes me wonder how long we will continue to see the 40% off week continue. Might be time to start checking out the yard/garage sales and resale places like Goodwill and such more often. 
Joe

Sadly the thing to do is go to estate sales... ive scored many a kit dirt cheap. Like $5 a pop cheap.

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42 minutes ago, TransAmMike said:

Crazy huh.  I don't have a whole lot of unbuilt kit (about 30 I'm guessing) and it almost makes me want to think twice about buying a new one. Geez!!

It does kinda make you wanna start wheezing and clench your chest for a second... but then reality sinks in and addiction keeps on truckin...🤘 

 

 

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On 11/3/2022 at 1:28 PM, Boreham said:

If your interested I can help you with sources for different elements for this build.  I'm in the process of looking to purchase decals for this escort and will let you know if theyre ready and available.

we've a good group on FB , Classic Hot Rod Models All Scales.  Go onthere for some Hotrod specific help if you want.

 

Would be very interested to know about the decals. I don't do FB so if you could send me a message through here that would be great, thanks.

I'm not looking to build a replica of any particular car, just something with look of a generic yellow/blue grade midfield runner that was a typical sight when I started going to Foxhall back in the early'80s. Simple two-tone paint scheme, one or two 'big name' decals and maybe use some of the stripes that came with the Zakspeed kit.

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20 hours ago, Daddyfink said:

Vendor, please

 

The Vette kits are from a maker on eBay called....The Parts Box.

If you order, note that when I received my parts, they were grippy to the touch and flexible. Upon inquiry, he stated to put them in the sun for a bit, I would regulate that upon temp. I placed them out for several hours on an overcast day and seen a big improvement. I may put some out again for a time. Some layering is visible, but the parts sand up very nicely!

Note the Vette is also made in larger scale, tempting!!

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12 hours ago, RSchnell said:

Hit the HL by the house. I think they had the Porsche mis-priced....... I may go back in the morning and grab another one. I agree about the prices going up, but not much we can do about it except for not buying kits!

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You got lucky... my porsche yesterday was 39.99 

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New booth and kits over past 2 days. The custom booth i built just to small needed to upgrade even though i kept the dayton i bought for a spare.  Ignore the wavelighting side bar light lol.

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50 minutes ago, cobraman said:

I love those small kits. I wish they would have kept them going with more kits.

Yeah i heard they were good kits, and very detailed for its size.  There more detailed than a lot of 1/24 and 1/25 kits.

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Hit the Lobby of Hobby this morning to look for the 36 Ford truck kit - but the spot marked for them was empty.  They DID have some new stuff, but nothing I desperately wanted.

Did pick up this MPC 34 kit so I can try fitting the front of it’s roof to this AMT sedan I’ve been messing with to improve that lumpy curve:

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Plus a marked-down display case, some glue, K&S brass and a clear ornament for when I get the urge to build a couple of bubble-tops

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On 11/4/2022 at 5:34 PM, Dragonhawk1066 said:

I was blessed enough to be able to make a trip to Hobby Lobby today to pick up a few kits for the first time in probably 6-8 months or so. Unfortunately it'll probably be another 6-8 months or longer for my next spree, so I took advantage. I was going to limit myself to 3 or 4 at the most, but the wife chose the '56 Thunderbird as a request, and talked me into the '71 Cuda for the $15 sale price. The '67 Vette and '69 Chevelle were the prime scores for me. No '71 442, '70 Road Runner, '85 Z28, or '55 Chevy to be had despite the shelf stickers for them. I got a few paints including the Pearl Magenta for the T-bird and some more much needed Createx Clear while we were there too. I also ordered some more tiny drill bits from Amazon.

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Nice haul Craig!
 

On 11/4/2022 at 7:48 PM, LL3 Model Worx said:

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Nice tins!

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The haul from the once a month Flea Market in Decatur Indiana. I bought the aircraft and the ship for $5.00 each (parts still sealed in their bags) The MPC Mustang (sealed in it's bag) $10. while the C-1500 promo was $20, and the '59 Lincoln friction promo was a cheap $25.00!!!!!!!!!!!

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On 11/5/2022 at 12:04 PM, HomerS said:

The gem of the Dayton show/swap meet.....open and appears complete.  I was shocked not one grabbed it from the bottom of the stack by the time I spotted it.....for $15.  (pic plagiarized from eBay)

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Nice score!, i have one myself,but can't decide on a color choice so it sits in the stash.

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On 11/4/2022 at 8:57 AM, 64SS350 said:

Got this last week, 3d print Corvette Summer Vette 

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That sure looks enticing! I kind of can't believe none of the regular kit manufacturer's ever did this one. It wouldn't happen to have come with a set of decals, those flames would be pretty tough to try to paint on?

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8 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

That sure looks enticing! I kind of can't believe none of the regular kit manufacturer's ever did this one. It wouldn't happen to have come with a set of decals, those flames would be pretty tough to try to paint on?

No decals, and yes that paint scheme will be difficult. Maybe someone will do decals for me by the time I get to work on it.

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On 11/5/2022 at 5:08 AM, 64SS350 said:

The Vette kits are from a maker on eBay called....The Parts Box.

If you order, note that when I received my parts, they were grippy to the touch and flexible. Upon inquiry, he stated to put them in the sun for a bit, I would regulate that upon temp. I placed them out for several hours on an overcast day and seen a big improvement. I may put some out again for a time. Some layering is visible, but the parts sand up very nicely!

Note the Vette is also made in larger scale, tempting!!

Found'em! Very cool, and yes, that large one is pretty tempting, but I think 1/24th will be fine. Thanks for the info

Now, who makes decals for it? 

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On 11/6/2022 at 9:09 AM, ranma said:

The haul from the once a month Flea Market in Decatur Indiana. I bought the aircraft and the ship for $5.00 each (parts still sealed in their bags) The MPC Mustang (sealed in it's bag) $10. while the C-1500 promo was $20, and the '59 Lincoln friction promo was a cheap $25.00!!!!!!!!!!!

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Nice score!

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