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I'm going Bug crazy!  Started with the Tamiya which is WIP now, I got the resin conversion for the oval window some time ago, then this not-tech, and today received the High-Tech of the '56 Beetle.  Interesting how the High-Tech body has the emblems and trim shaved, metal for the strip trim, and the sought after photo-etch.  The diecast engine has bad detail compared to the plastic.  But same vinyl, clear, and chrome parts.

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Lindberg 32 Pickup Rod off ebay UK . 2 for £11.50 one built unpainted and one unbuilt in bags. 

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I shall try to paint the built one whilst thinking how to further customise the other.

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7 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

I'm going Bug crazy!  Started with the Tamiya which is WIP now, I got the resin conversion for the oval window some time ago, then this not-tech, and today received the High-Tech of the '56 Beetle.  Interesting how the High-Tech body has the emblems and trim shaved, metal for the strip trim, and the sought after photo-etch.  The diecast engine has bad detail compared to the plastic.  But same vinyl, clear, and chrome parts.

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Nice score! I have a couple of the Tamiya and one of the not-tech kits (Along with the Karmann Ghia from the same series). Any idea of the best paint to use on the rubber-like interior parts?

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37 minutes ago, Modlbldr said:

[...] Any idea of the best paint to use on the rubber-like interior parts?

I have no idea.  But my guess is acrylic paint, or house paint, not enamel because any movement will crack it.  Now that I have the casting supplies, if I was to actually build these, would cast resin copies.

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5 minutes ago, 89AKurt said:

 But my guess is acrylic paint

Thanks. I was thinking acrylics. Guess now that is another reason why I'll have to master airbrushing acrylic.

Later-

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Don't see this one coming back any time soon......Factory sealed....$10

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Picked up a few rare bits last night. NOS Revell '62-'63 Dodge wheelcovers:

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Much better than the flat Jo-Han ones. I also picked up these sharp 13" chrome reverses from the '71 Opel GT kit:

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They were the front wheels for the drag option; only made in '71. Just the ticket to brighten up a late Corvair, early Barracuda or '63 V-8 Falcon/Comet. Looking forward to casting them up!

As to the odd 6-spoke/6-lug mags, well... if anyone wants 'em?

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15 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

As to the odd 6-spoke/6-lug mags, well... if anyone wants 'em?

If nobody else wants those mags, I'll take 'em.

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4 hours ago, Kit Basher said:

If nobody else wants those mags, I'll take 'em.

OK - PM your address and I'll pass 'em along.

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1 hour ago, ChrisBcritter said:

OK - PM your address and I'll pass 'em along.

PM sent.

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Revell Blue Angels F-18 Hornet and Testors 1/72 Fighting Helicopters 3 in 1 kit

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a bunch of specialty cutters and dotting tools for various scratch building!!!

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I got one of these yesterday. I thought they might be good "day two" rolling stock for the Chevelle. The tires seem like a poor fit to the Chevelle's wheel backs, so I might use them on something else instead.

 

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On 3/25/2019 at 11:38 AM, Vincent631 said:

Building Tweedy Pie for the 2019 L.i.a.r.s contest. The theme is Ed Roth.

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You should enjoy it. It's a fun little fiddly kit.

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5 hours ago, Rodent said:

I got one of these yesterday. I thought they might be good "day two" rolling stock for the Chevelle. The tires seem like a poor fit to the Chevelle's wheel backs, so I might use them on something else instead.

 

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You could surely send the tires my way if you aren't using them. :D

 

 

Steve

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I got a couple of gunze bugs with the resin girl figures and a tamiya bug to donate a few parts. I plan to build an early split using the hasegawa kubelwagen engine. I also got yet another revell vw bus to go with the 4 I already have. Along with these was a revell man tgx truck, a foose caddy and a 48 ford custom.

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On 3/21/2019 at 11:31 PM, ZTony8 said:

I was in the model contest booth at the Detroit Autorama and was approached by a guy who asked if I knew anyone who bought model kits (who, me? :) ). I asked him what he had. "A couple of '64 Plymouths that I bought may years ago, a Sox & Martin 'Cuda and a '70 GTX". The GTX turned out to be a Monogram kit but the other 3 are Jo-Hans. The ' Cuda is later issue( it's molded in orange) but the '64s are flat box originals. They're not mint but they're unbuilt- and now they're mine.

Right place right time.....Good for you Tony.

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6 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

You could surely send the tires my way if you aren't using them. :D

 

 

Steve

Uh, thanks for the rehoming offer. Working on something else right now,  but the  Firestones may wind up on a Cougar.

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17 minutes ago, Rodent said:

Uh, thanks for the rehoming offer. Working on something else right now,  but the  Firestones may wind up on a Cougar.

Oh well, it was worth a try. ;)

I thought that they might look nice on my '65 Fury.

 

 

Steve

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A local hobby shop was having a sale, so I picked these two up. My first Tamiya kits ever. Up till now I have only built AMT, Revell, Monogram and Polar Lights.

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Greg, I don't think you should blemish a record of not having owned any Tamiya kits. I'll gladly help you out. Just send them my way! LOL :P

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Got this today for my diorama. I know. I couldn't find a kit on line that was reasonable. I could have built one myself from scratch but I'm not that talents. This will do. I just can't figure out the towing part. If I put it together correctly or not. 

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On 3/22/2019 at 2:55 AM, 89AKurt said:

I'm going Bug crazy!  Started with the Tamiya which is WIP now, I got the resin conversion for the oval window some time ago, then this not-tech, and today received the High-Tech of the '56 Beetle.  Interesting how the High-Tech body has the emblems and trim shaved, metal for the strip trim, and the sought after photo-etch.  The diecast engine has bad detail compared to the plastic.  But same vinyl, clear, and chrome parts.

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Love those bugs.

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