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  1. Do you plan to build it?

    Then open it up and take a look!

    I agree with Skip. The kits in that series are common enough that if you open it, look at the contents, and decide not to build it you will not be losing that much in the process if you go to resell it. In fact, because of known issues, it may make it a little easier to sell it if you can show someone that the contents are good. So, go ahead and open it! After all, every kit ever produced was meant to be opened and built!

    That's cool how they thought of the packaging like that.  

    I agree with you whole heartedly that they are meant to be opened.  I respect people's hobby.   But I also hate seeing people with multiples of the same kit, usually harder to find ones, collecting dust and will never be built unlit something very unfortunate happens to the collector.  Rather see a kid make the biggest glue bomb than stored away. 

    I am going to go aheand open it, check it out. Supposed to be here at the first of the month. Will let all y'all know how I fair! 

  2. Jo-Han never made a 1931 Mercedes.

    Open the kit immediately and pack the tyres separately to avoid further damage, if it has any already.
    However, I have never seen this happening with the later kits from the 1980s and I have stacks of them.

    Yea, that was my bad about the title. I was really after the 1935 Jo-Han Mercedes 500k roadster and one got away as I wasn't able to bid at the end of the auction. Guess it was still on my mind when I was making this post. Thanks for all the response. I'm going to go ahead and open it when I receive it in the mail. Check it all over and hope for the best. 

  3. Hey guys!

         Got another question about a vintage kit. I just purchased a sealed jo-Han 1931 Cadillac off the eBay. While doing some research I found that these really old kits that haven't been opened can have a problem called "tire burn". This is where the compound of the tires somehow melts the softer plastic of the kit. My question is should I go ahead and open her up to see if there is any damage or let it be and hope for the best if I ever decide to build it. Below is a picture of the kit in question. BTW think I stole it for 10 bucks plus 10 more for shipping. What do y'all think? 




  4. Nice build. I hope you don't mind but whenever I see a nice build I save the pictures for future reference to improve my detailing. 

    By all means! Honored you think it is that nice lol.  That is what i think the forum is for!  With out all the reference picture I found on here it wouldn't have came out how it did.  

  5. I LOVE it!!  This is one of the best Charger builds I've seen.  The color combo is a little out there (I think that's what the paint chip comment was about.. Not chipped paint but too many color chips), but the late 60s were out there, so it fits.  Great vinyl top, great details.... Just superb

    Man thats awesome! Glad you really dig it.  I was a little lost on the chips comment but you straighten me out! Thanks!! 

  6. Got another simple build for you.  I bought this kit at my first model car show about a year ago here in Birmingham.  Its the Revell 1966 GTO.  Kit was in pretty good shape but the decals where trashed.  Built straight out of the box with the exception of the wheels, which are from the 1962 impala California wheels kit, and added detail under the hood.  Tried my hand at creating the fuel lines to the carburetors and that is what I came up with.  I know its not correct for the real car but that tri-power setup is a beast!   Paint is that testors green metallic. I try to have a theme for most of my builds and this one was for my mom.  The color is close to here birthstone color, and the purple engine is for my grandmother which was her favorite color.  Thanks for looking and comments, questions, and concerns are always welcome.

    Keep on Modeling!!!!  










  7. Tn. only has 1 plate anyway, maybe a manufacturers plate would complete the front. Dodge Mopar etc... Nice color combo. I'd be proud to showcase it.

    That is not a bad idea! Thanks for looking.

  8. Looks real good, but not a fan of the brown vinyl roof. I would have gone with black.

    Wish i had a better camera or maybe my lighting is off but the colors are not represented well.  The car is actually more of a greenish blue and the top is maroon.  The interior pick is closer to the actual color.  Thanks for the input!

  9. Thanks! This was the first time adding so much detail for the firewall. The paint isn't my best but don't think it's chipped. Don't remembers if the antique plate came with this kit or not just liked the purple on white. Glad you pointed that out cause I just realized there is no plate on the front lol. 

  10. What's up guys and girls?  I have another Charger for you!  This is the yellow labeled pro modeler 1969 Dodge Charger. Did not do any body modifications other than cutting the motor mounts to make the massive Hemi sit right in the bay.  The wheels may not be the right year for the car but it is what i had on hand and they where free!  They came from the 1968 Charger kit.  Details include wired spark plugs, battery, firewall, and brake booster.  I added real rubber hoses for the heater and radiator.  Interior came out to be my best yet! Made seat belts using craft ribbon and BMF.  The floor board was flocked using nail flocking (really cheap on eBay, $10 for an assortment of 10 colors). Center console also has a little BMF added.  The chassis is pretty simple, just some painted on details.  First time trying the over spray look, probably went a little over board.  Pint is all rustoleum rattle can with the vinyl top being one of their satin finishes.  Can not remember the exact colors but can find out if needed. Don't be scared to point any flaws, only makes me better.  Hope ya'll like it!  Thanks! 











  11. Found this kit at a flea market not to long ago. To my surprise it's complete other than a decal sheet if it came with one. Was wondering if anyone has any information or interest in this kit. Can't find any for sale on eBay Is it rare or has been reproduced in the recent past? Thanks! 


  12. Really appreciate the great feedback! Yea went out one a limb with the white grill.  Didn't really like how the chrome one looked in there with there being hardly any chrome on the rest of the car.  So I looked at the tires and thought, white. Ha 

  13. Hello modeling friends! 

    This is is the Revell Mercury kit that's pretty amazing. From the building options to the excellent easy fitting parts. I built this kit as a gift for my brother who is an Auburn University graduate.  Here is a list of the things I added or changed  to the model. A lot of the ideas I got for the car came from all you guys wonderful builds. Hope there's no hard feelings!! 

    -blended the front bumper

    -cut the B pilar out 

    -smoothed the fire wall and molded in wires  

    -wired the spark plug wires, battery, colant overflow, alternator, oil filter, and fuel lines. 

    -upgraded to a 12v system with a new battery and alternator with custom bracket  

    -added the clear steering wheel, metal springs up front, air cleaner and resin valve covers

    -paint and clear are duplicolor auto lacquer 

    Thanks for looking and model on!!! 










  14. Little misleading title, but hope I'm posting this on the right forum ha. Im looking for a process that effectively strips the body of top coat and primer with out eating into the plastic. Only methods I found to kinda work either took all day or when I come back to check on the body it's half gone. What products have you guys got to work for you?? Love to hear all your knowledge!



  15. Decided to to my own take on a really cool classic. Always loved hot rods specially in bright colors. It's right out of the box with just spark plugs and hand built distributor added for right now. Body is being painted and should be good to go in a couple of days. Hope you guys enjoy it!!








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