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  1. On 8/5/2022 at 7:12 PM, Little Timmy said:

     All I got was a Palmer Mustang .... at least I " think"  it's a Mustang ... 


    I too got Palmer kits for Christmas. Mainly given to me by elderly female relatives who knew nothing about model cars, other than I like to build them. And you could get two Palmer kits for the price of one AMT or MPC. And what kid wouldn’t be more happy with two model car kits, vs one? Argh! They were well meaning old bats. And I built the kits, as ugly as those kits may be. 

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  2. Last weekend I made my first visit to a Lego/brick store, Brickmania, in Northeast Minneapolis. They not only sell Lego bricks, but other brands as well. This is where I got my first exposure to the COBI brand of building bricks. Right away I saw these car kits by COBI, that actually looked somewhat like the cars they are suppose to represent when they are done. Plus they were much more reasonably priced than the Lego brand of building bricks vehicles and cars. Since I like odd cars, and one of the cars was a Citroen 2CV from the 1960’s, I had to buy it. Well I had so much fun building it, and I liked the end results, I ran back down to Brickmania today and picked up the other two Citroen 2CVs COBI makes. 

    So here they. They are in 1/35th scale. And they represent a pretty good spread of the history of the Citroen 2CV. The Grey one is a first year of the 2CV. A 1949 2CV type A. The second one, the Blue one, is a 1962 2CV type AZ. The third, the Yellow and Black one, represents a 1980 2CV Charleston. They very are fun kits to build. They take about a half an hour to 45 minutes each to build. I like that they come with a brick/plaque you can set by each car, telling you what it is (the Fokker DR1 “Red Baron” I build last weekend, also comes with such a brick/plaque). In addition the same basic information is given on the front and back of each car, in the form of license plates and other badges. 

    They make a couple Fiat 500 Abarths, both vintage and modern, I may have to pick up next. I like the COBI Citroen 2CVs that much. 












  3. On 8/1/2022 at 11:56 PM, slusher said:

    Nice pair Scott!


    6 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

    As far as I'm concerned, building a Cobi kit or a Lego kit is really no different than building a snap model kit. So they totally have a place here!

    I've never heard of Cobi before, so had a look at their website. Some interesting stuff there. Surprised they have the Top Gun licensing!



    2 hours ago, bbowser said:

    I have had my 2 grandsons build a few Airfix kits and it has been great fun.  Not too difficult but not too simple and they can stand up to some play afterwards.  Keep them coming!

    Thank you gentlemen. 

  4. 1 hour ago, Motor City said:

    Why stress over it?  I'm sure you have plenty of kits to work on just like the rest of us.

    I’m not really stressed over it. It’s just how long will this continue? Why not tell us so we can move on? 

  5. 9 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

    Nice job ruining the game.

    Try reading the rules next time.


    9 hours ago, Richard Bartrop said:




    10 minutes ago, otherunicorn said:

    Just in case you can't read, here's a line from the instructions: "In case of violating the rules  the quiz will closed immediately and no winners will be announced"
    I'll be billing you for the hours I spent looking for the correct answer, time that has now been wasted.

    Sorry guys. Your right I did not understand the rules. I apologize. 

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