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Yesterday's mail brought the re-issue of the MPC '74 Road Runner. Also the off-topic Freedom Models 1/35 scale Nike-Hercules missile & launcher. I posted a picture of the Nike box art in "All The Rest/What Non-Car Model Did You Get Today."  

EDIT:  I just went to the mailbox and this arrived via eBay. An original AMT '61 Buick wagon, nicely built and painted.  It came with a built but complete U-Haul trailer and the A-frame engine hoist. And most of the Chrysler display engine.

The fuel cans and fire extinguisher are glued inside. I'll take the kit apart and remove those. I was thinking of stripping and re-painting it, but the paint job looks pretty good.  So I might even leave that alone. Maybe just a little BMF or Molotow on the trim.

(Pic from eBay listing, no time for photography today.)

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3 hours ago, stitchdup said:

still better looking than 2 spokes though

"Better looking"?

Well, that's open for debate. :D

 

Both of them are just wrong!

 

 

Steve

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On 12/18/2019 at 4:37 PM, stitchdup said:

these are scale production 17 inch versions but i think they are resin centres now. ucsp also do them in resin in other sizes with tyres. I'll post up some comparison pics later if i mind on

Leslie, thanks for the information. I think I found the set at the manufacturer's website:

https://www.scaleproduction.de/product_info.php?info=p2259_17--ronal-racing-dtm.html

I did not know that they produced such a wide range of wheels, interesting!

Rob

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Another raffle prize at the LMMCC meeting - AMT '51 Chevy convertible. It's from the old Customizing series and molded in very very blue. Maybe I should build it as this one:

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6 hours ago, ChrisBcritter said:

Another raffle prize at the LMMCC meeting - AMT '51 Chevy convertible...

You could build that as Steve McQueen's last movie car -  the yellow '51 Chevy convertible he drove in "The Hunter" (1980).  For its last release, Round 2 copied the photo below for the box art.

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Maybe - either way, I'd need to fix the hubcaps (way too flat, they look like they're from an '80s S-10) and the grille (needs that horizontal "lip" on the top bar).

Not a big fan of The Hunter, seeing one of my favorite actors - as he was dying - in a script that wasn't worth his talents. Good stunts, though.

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D50 started

JoHan Cadillac has a small crack at the base of the drivers side windshield post but complete...including odd ball custom parts

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1 hour ago, ChrisBcritter said:

Maybe - either way, I'd need to fix the hubcaps (way too flat, they look like they're from an '80s S-10) and the grille (needs that horizontal "lip" on the top bar).

Not a big fan of The Hunter, seeing one of my favorite actors - as he was dying - in a script that wasn't worth his talents. Good stunts, though.

Only thing I remember from that movie was the line, "New things are no good." 

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Shopping at Ollies I found an AMT tanker..... in the isle with the kids games. 

Any suggestions on clear coating the chrome tank?

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The courier just rolled up with half a dozen bottles of paint from Gravity Colors Spain. Ordered and shipped on Thursday and at my door in New Zealand on Monday.

Thats pretty good going considering its Xmas but that's the normal service I receive from Gravity Spain.

 

 

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Came home to pick up a tool, and this '50 Olds wagon conversion was waiting for me. From eBay seller bestmodelcarparts, it's the second piece I've bought from him. The other was a Corvair rampside pickup, and they are both in the "about as good as resin gets" category. VERY nice quality.

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I'd like to do one of those wagons. 

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Hobby Designs  RWB 964 Porsche just arrived from BNA Model World. This is a full multi media kit and looks to be excellent.

 

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Just inn time for christmas, my aoshima range rover arrived.

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Last night on eBay I scored a complete, very restorable/rebuildable '69 El Camino. Also got a JoHan promo Maverick body, glass, and front bumper (and taillights) for a very reasonable price. Needs the rear bumper but I'm keeping my eyes open. Eventually I might find a really messed up glue bomb or promo cheap that I can pirate the chassis and interior from, or maybe steal them from a more common Comet kit. Where there's a will, there's a way! 

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One of the parts guys on eBay has had MaviComet parts lately, and I've seen resin. I'll PM ya if I find it Rich. Good hit on Elky

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43 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Last night on eBay I scored a complete, very restorable/rebuildable '69 El Camino. Also got a JoHan promo Maverick body, glass, and front bumper (and taillights) for a very reasonable price. Needs the rear bumper but I'm keeping my eyes open. Eventually I might find a really messed up glue bomb or promo cheap that I can pirate the chassis and interior from, or maybe steal them from a more common Comet kit. Where there's a will, there's a way! 

There is a Comet rear bumper on e-Bay right now. They are the same, right?

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16 hours ago, martinfan5 said:

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I have two on the way from HLJ,hopefully be here early in the new year,any idea what color you're going to paint it?.

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