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2 hours ago, thatz4u said:

you can put me on your parts removal list, wouldn't want Vince to be overworked!!!!! :lol:

Lol! May have more soon.

Later-

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I got this 1951 Chevrolet kit today, saw it on eBay last Saturday for a good price, and as I have been looking for another one for a while I bought it.  In front of the kit is a build I did about 20 years ago after returning to the hobby after many years away.  This represents the exact car that was my parents first NEW car ever.  I was 10 years old when they bought and it replaced a late 30's Ford that I remember being a sedan.

I have wanted to build another model to replace the first and hopefully improve the quality. I definitely have better painting equipment and skills, can do better on the BMF and will try to do more detailing.

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The '60 Vette showed up today - original issue as described with the working suspension; windshield and hardtop rear window have deep tire marks so I'll be looking for replacements.

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My wife’s aunt messaged me last week to say that she found a few kits, and asked whether I’d like them...and they came yesterday!  

My wife’s grandpa was a die-hard Studebaker fan and had both a lark and a Starliner...she thinks the white one was meant to be a replica of a 1:1 that he had. That one will be a stock-ish replica - not sure what to do with the Lark or the other 63 yet

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The "Modern Classics" version goes why back. Maybe just clean it up a little and keep as is for old time sacs.   

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Another Johan 1969 Roadrunner, Like I really needed another one.,,,,,,,,BUT the price was right and its molded in white .

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4 hours ago, espo said:

The "Modern Classics" version goes why back. Maybe just clean it up a little and keep as is for old time sacs.   

Interesting!  I tried to look for a copyright date but couldn’t find one...how old are we talking, do you think?

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21 minutes ago, CabDriver said:

Interesting!  I tried to look for a copyright date but couldn’t find one...how old are we talking, do you think?

'80s, maybe even late '70s? 

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Got this today. Some more patterned craft paper to line the bottom of display cases, some more primer, a brass touch-up paint, and a 1/32 Scale 1960 Thunderbird.

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Snake, the Monogram 54 Chevy had a six with tubing headers.  Is it light blue or red plastic? They are the colours I am aware of.

Cheers

Alan

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I was rearranging some stuff in the shop and ran across a Johan Sox and Martin Superbird box. It had an AMT Blazer, in it. A few minutes later, going through  another box, I found almost the entire Superbird kit, much of it still on the sprues! The only things  I didn't find were the airfoil (both supports are there) and the rear bumper. I have seen the airfoil around here, recently, and probably have the bumper. It's prettycool, to find something like that, you didn't realize you had!

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4 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Interesting!  I tried to look for a copyright date but couldn’t find one...how old are we talking, do you think?

Kit was issued in 1973

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13 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Interesting!  I tried to look for a copyright date but couldn’t find one...how old are we talking, do you think?

Sometimes there will be a date on the instruction sheet if you still have it. 

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12 hours ago, Lordmodelbuilder said:

Kit was issued in 1973

I would have guessed early 70s.  I remember visiting my grandparents' house in the mid '70s and that particular kit was still in my dad's old closet. 

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Wow, it’s older than I thought!  Thanks everyone - kit is currently in the freezer getting ready for it’s restoration :D

 

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4 minutes ago, CabDriver said:

Oh, and by the way - they don’t sell THIS for 25 cents anymore! 😂

 

 

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If that has never been opened it may still be good. I have a couple from this era and they were fine when I opened them. Should this have been opened years ago it would depend on how well someone resealed it. You have a 50/50 chance at best.    

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7 hours ago, CabDriver said:

Oh, and by the way - they don’t sell THIS for 25 cents anymore! 😂

 

 

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How long has it been since it sold for 25 cents??

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The current issue Revell '32 Ford 5 window at Michaels w/50% off coupon.  I've got the 3 window version but somehow the 5 window got by me.  Leafing through old issues of Hot Rod Journal as we speak, for research purposes of course.

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Got a few parts kits from a friend today. Did a quick peruse of the boxes. Dan Fink Speedwagon, just missing tires and wheels as far as I can tell. An old issue of the Mod Rod kit, missing about 1/2, and parts from a 41 Chevy pickup.

Later-

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4 hours ago, slusher said:

How long has it been since it sold for 25 cents??

Early '70s maybe????....

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I picked up this '68 (MPC?) Chevy truck at a house sale today.  It set me back a total of 5 bucks. It's brush painted and missing the rear bumper/taillight and tailgate, and the front of the bed is for the wrecker version, rather than the pickup version.  Luckily, I have the wrecker sides, so I see a tow truck in this baby's future.

 

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