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Got my web-theme build for NNL East in the Mail today!  I was out when it came, so I was relieved that our terrible Moroccan neighbors didn’t get chance to steal it before I got home like they’ve been doing with my wife’s packages...

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There’s a lot of stuff in this box!

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I don’t have as crazy of an idea as Impalow had for his...but I still got a little bit of a crazy idea for it...

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On 1/21/2020 at 6:57 AM, Mattilacken said:

Modelhobby in Luleå 😎

As I thought then, was only curious if I had missed some other hobby shop up here.

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A Grail acquisition 

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9 minutes ago, Scott Colmer said:

Great catch on the Spirit of America! What scale is it?

1/43. It’s kinda small. I mean the scale is small, but I thought this jet LSR would be a huge beast. 

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Well....I got this in:

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Gonna give it a try. It's supposed to be dual action.

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6 minutes ago, Bucky said:

Well....I got this in:

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Gonna give it a try. It's supposed to be dual action.

You will love the trigger action. As you pull back you will get air then the paint cuts in gets wider as you pull back.

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On 1/21/2020 at 7:56 PM, ChrisBcritter said:

Finally.

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From what I can tell (the phone used to take these pictures must have been composed of two Dixie Cups on a string), it's in pretty decent shape and the seller very thoroughly described its issues. It has some roof damage from gluing the glass (really looking forward to removing those windows :rolleyes:), but it's unpainted and complete. I do like the rake with the polished Halibrand knockoffs (anyone know what kit they're from?);  I may just keep that look. Wasn't cheap, but cheaper than some I've watched lately.

Now Moebius will announce a '60 F-100 pickup in 3... 2... 1... 

 

Yeah, those pics are rough. The Halibrands look like they might be the ones from the original annual-issue AMT ‘63 Impala SS kits. 

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On 1/22/2020 at 6:24 AM, espo said:

I would be interested depending on which ones you have. I now have the Revell Mustang LX from a couple of years ago that had the CHP option. The '48 Ford coupe has some generic type decals and I have a set I bought from Chimneyville Hobbies some time ago. I'm trying to replicate a '50's era CHP car using the '50 Oldsmobile as a basis. I've only been able to find one old b@w photo on line and it isn't the best quality photo anyway. If you have something you think would look better yes I would be interested and thank you for your offer. 

David, just confirming you got my PM?

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The '60 Ford pickup arrived today; it's a bit of a gluebomb in places but savable. 

Don, I think you're right about the Halibrands - it also has the Impala's tires, with stick-on whitewalls, and wheel backs. Only slight tire melt, luckily.

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On 1/22/2020 at 2:17 PM, StevenGuthmiller said:

Finally got a set of grille halves for my AMT '64 Bonneville!

Now I have all that I need to build it!!

 

 

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Steve

 

 

And where did you get them Steve?

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19 hours ago, av405 said:

David, just confirming you got my PM?

I tried to open your message and I think the problem is I'm not on Face Book and it will not let me in to read your message. I would like to here from you about any additional information you may have. We'll have to figure out another way I guess. 

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3 hours ago, DumpyDan said:

And where did you get them Steve?

After more than 7 months of searching, this set of Modelhaus resin pieces popped up on ebay.

 

 

 

Steve

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On 1/22/2020 at 1:55 PM, thatz4u said:

Not quite Steve, you need about 200 hours for all the detail you build into each car.....

If I applied Steve's level of detail to my entire stash, it would take 18 years working 24 hours a day! (I gotta trim down the pile!)

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Rescued from ePay--'73 Camaro promo. Rough shape but complete except for part of one A-pillar. I can fix it--I've worked with worse. 

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Also rescued, '72 Chevelle convertible. Now, as far as I know, AMT never did a '72 Chevelle convertible, so it looks like someone did their own workbench conversion. The front bumper/grille alone is worth almost what I paid for the whole thing, and I figgered worse comes to worst I could transfer the roof off a common '70 reissue, or graft the front fender tips of this body onto a '70 reissue body, but now I'm thinking of doing one of my trademark Snake-Fu "rescues" on it and putting it on the shelf, at least for the time being. The paint actually looks better in person than in the pics. 

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7 hours ago, espo said:

I tried to open your message and I think the problem is I'm not on Face Book and it will not let me in to read your message. I would like to here from you about any additional information you may have. We'll have to figure out another way I guess. 

I'm not sure what it would have to do with Facebook. The private messaging system is part of this forum, not facebook or anything else. Is your inbox full? We can always correspond by email if you wish.

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Cleanly built but dusty 68 chevelle annual landed today

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9 minutes ago, br67 said:

Cleanly built but dusty 68 chevelle annual landed today

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Amazing! I am always gobsmacked at what you are able to turn up where you are. I don't have half your luck right here in the Good Old USA. 

Dunno what your plans are for that Chevelle, but if it were mine, I'd clean it up, see if the paint would take what I call a "light polish," hit it with some first degree Snake-Fu, and proudly display it as a Survivor. 

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25 minutes ago, Snake45 said:

Amazing! I am always gobsmacked at what you are able to turn up where you are. I don't have half your luck right here in the Good Old USA. 

Dunno what your plans are for that Chevelle, but if it were mine, I'd clean it up, see if the paint would take what I call a "light polish," hit it with some first degree Snake-Fu, and proudly display it as a Survivor. 

Thanks snake - most of my purchase are in the USA off eBay or facebook. Somehow I like this one just like this at the moment. It’s got the look and feel of a real 1:1 barnfind 

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17 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Rescued from ePay--'73 Camaro promo. Rough shape but complete except for part of one A-pillar. I can fix it--I've worked with worse. 

Good finds!  I zoomed that Camaro pic. I may be wrong, but it seems to have the same problem as a beat-up '72 GTO promo I found at a flea market.

Take a close look at the middle of the roof.  In your pic, it looks slightly warped, with a dip.  On the GTO that's so subtle I didn't notice it at first. But the GTO roof is definitely warped.  The warping is exactly where the rectangular hole is, in the glass piece. 

This surprised me. I thought the promo-warping problem was fixed by the early 1970's.  But I guess any plastic will warp if it gets hot enough, over a long enough time.  

The GTO was cheap, which is good because there isn't much I can steal from it.  Mostly the wheels and nice pre-painted black grilles/front bumper. The interior may be a little sharper than the MPC '72 GTO kit that's as eternal as Count Dracula. But it has the warped roof and a busted rear bumper.  Maybe a convertible...

 

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1 hour ago, Mike999 said:

Good finds!  I zoomed that Camaro pic. I may be wrong, but it seems to have the same problem as a beat-up '72 GTO promo I found at a flea market.

Take a close look at the middle of the roof.  In your pic, it looks slightly warped, with a dip.  On the GTO that's so subtle I didn't notice it at first. But the GTO roof is definitely warped.  The warping is exactly where the rectangular hole is, in the glass piece. 

Funny you should mention that. I noticed exactly the same thing in the eBay pic. I thought at the time, "Oh well, since it's missing the A-pillar anyway, I can always fill in the dent and give it a vinyl top." (I'm planning on polishing out the red plastic.) First thing I looked at when I opened it, and there doesn't seem to be any depression in real life. Maybe it's some photo quirk having to do with the fact that the roof is pretty scratched up. 

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