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  1. The only Entex kits I’ve built so are their clear Mazda Wankel and Ford truck Turbine engines. The Wankel did not impress me. I found that I could not get it to work. The Ford Turbine was better. But, the way it was designed, I didn’t even try to get it to operated. I also have their 1/16 scale 1937 Packard Twelve coupe-roadster. It seems like a nice overall. What little work I’ve done on it so far. Which is build engine, and assemble part of the chassis. No electric motors to move things. Or light bulbs that need to light up in that one. But there are things like opening doors, which can or can not be tricky, depending on the kit. 

    So how is the Entex ‘68 Corvette? Who knows? I’m looking forward to hearing from others who know about the kit. And your experience as you build the kit. As Alan above stated “It does look cool!” 

  2. I’m look for an odd one (actually two) here. I’m building a Heller 1/43 scale BMW 630 CS model. I am just about finished, but I’m missing two small parts. I’m missing part #25. The left outside door mirror. And part #31 (see instructions below). The right front signal/side marker light. For up on the right front corner of the car. Can anybody out there help me with that one? The light is more of a priority than the mirror. 




  3. The more I look at, and start test fitting parts. The more impressed I am with the MPC/Airfix 917. It’s not up to the quality or level of detail of my 1/24th scale Fujimi Porsche 917K kit. But, it’s not that bad. Nor is it as complicated as the Fujimi kit. The body especially, looks better than the box art would lead one to believe. I really am liking what I’m seeing in the MPC/Airfix 917. 



  4. All right! My MPC (Airfix) Porsche 917 arrived in today’s mail. I ordered it on Friday. It’s here on Monday. Can’t ask for quicker service than that. 

    The kit came new, still wrapped in it’s original plastic. (I was so excited to see what was inside. I didn’t think of taking a picture before taking the plastic off.) Because of this everything in the box was pristine. Even after sitting in the box for nearly 50 years, the decals look okay. As you can see from the photos below. I’m pleased. 

    Two other things. One photo shows a comparison with my almost finished AMT/Matchbox Porsche 917/10. Another photo shows another Porsche 917 I got in todays mail. Enjoy! (Though sorry about the poor quality for photos. I did the best I could with what I have.) 















  5. On 8/27/2022 at 10:44 AM, Bill Eh? said:

    Here's a YouTube video of a build up by BG's Model Workshop


    Wow! A great review. And a great build. I had not run across this video in my search for info on this kit. I’m pleased to see what to look out for when building the kit. Hopefully helping me avoid pitfalls when I get around to building mine. And its nice to see it can be build into a fairly nice looking representation of a 917. 

    Thank you for the link to that one Bill. A good… no a great find. 

  6. 10 hours ago, crazyjim said:

    I like the sleeper look.


    9 hours ago, oldscool said:

    Beautiful! Just the way I would want one.


    5 hours ago, espo said:

    I like thew theme here. Clean but subdued looking ride with everything under the hood. 


    5 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

    Defiately a sleeper, cool!!


    4 hours ago, happy grumpy said:

    Beautiful sleeper, The perfect car for a youngster who doesn't want to draw too much attention from the police ,Discrete, but not to be messed with. Great job sir.


    4 hours ago, Classicgas said:

    Nice. Wish I hadn't traded mine.


    1 hour ago, Hemifever said:

    Plain Jane, I like it.


    1 hour ago, rsmodels said:

    Very nice work! It looks just like a car you would have seen at the grocery store back in the day-until you open the hood and look closer. I really like it.

    Wow! Thank you for your kind words guys. 

  7. 21 hours ago, vintagerpm said:

    Not a very accurate kit. Which is strange considering how good the 917/10K kit is.


    As I write this I’m finishing up my 1/32 scale AMT 917/10 kit. And your right, it is a very good kit. I’m applying Indycal decals to make in to George Follmer’s, Porsche 917/10-003. The RC Cola version. Great decals by the way. They are going down great. Giving me no troubles so far. 

    I bring this up because you question the difference in quality of the two 1/32 Porsches? MPC’s 917K vs AMT’s 917/10. It’s my understanding they are from two totally different sources. MPC’s was a re-boxed Airfix kit. AMT’s is a kit was tooled up by Matchbox. If I’m wrong on this, somebody needs to correct me. 



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  8. 8 minutes ago, dodgefever said:

    Whoever/whatever generated the subtitles isn't much good with Scottish accents either, they're comical. 🤪  These old Airfix kits aren't bad, I built a few back in the day.

    I did not try watching it with subtitles. I didn’t even think of that. An interesting video. Again not a great one. But, the only one out there, that I’ve found, looking at this kit. 

  9. 11 minutes ago, Modlbldr said:

    Yeah, when I was looking at some reference photos on-line for this build I came across that.

    I was also in the process of making a radio antenna for it and looked on-line to find out where it goes but never found a photo of one with an antenna. It surprised me. (Also saved me some time since I din't need to put on on the build. Lol)


    ‘70 Chevys had their factory antennas built into the windshield. The first year for that feature on Chevrolets. 



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  10. This my Revell ‘64 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt. The reason I posted it here instead with the drag racers, is this car is really not intended to be use on the drag strip. It’s a sleeper/street racer. And sometimes grocery getter. A “plane Jane” car that most people would notice until it was too late. The only clue is the 427 Thunderbird engine badges on the front fenders. 







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  11. On 8/26/2022 at 5:10 PM, Bill Eh? said:

    Here's a Youtube video of the kit, its Airfix release history and contents. Contents start at about 3:30.



    Yea, I saw the video you linked to, earlier today. Not bad. But, I had a bit of a hard time understanding what the presenter was saying. Other than that, it was an okay review of the kit’s history and contents. Not great. But, one of the few reviews out there that I too can find on the kit. 

    I’d love to see more reviews. And perhaps a build up or two. 

  12. On 8/21/2022 at 11:12 PM, unclescott58 said:

    I did not see this on the road, because its not legal to drive on the road. Nor did I see it today. I saw this on Friday, and this is the first chance I’ve had to share the pictures. I was kindly invited this last spring to come to Tom Maruska’s shop and see his latest restoration. I’ve been admiring his work years, up at the Motor Madness Shows, every March, in Duluth MN, for many years now. Tom does some of the most beautiful restorations I’ve ever seen. Including several magnificent Thunderbirds. And including the 1963 Thunderbird Italian concept car. Plus the 1954 Mercury XM-800. Now he has just finished restoring the 1956 Mercury show car, the XM Turnpike Cruiser. And Wow! What a beauty. Much prettier in real life, than in any of photos I’ve ever seen of the car in the past. 

    Tom has done his normal marvelous magic on this car. If your interested in learn more about it, you see articles on the work he’s done in recent issues of Old Cars Weekly. Or you can check it out his website at TPLS62@MSN.COM. 

    Thanks to Tom for kindly inviting me to his shop, and letting me see this magnificent car in the flesh. Plus seeing his beautiful 1963 Thunderbird convertible again. And an interesting future project he’s working on. That I’m looking forward to seeing done in the future. 












    As a follow up to seeing the car above. That afternoon, I got curious and started doing more research on the XM Turnpike Cruiser. I discovered there was a pamphlet that Mercury made out on the car. I assume to be given out where ever the car might appear. I have several pamphlets on other show cars from the period. So I than went on eBay to see if I could find one. And there were several available, so I bought one. It came in today’s mail, and I thought I would share it with you. 






  13. 13 minutes ago, espo said:

    I think the box art was designed to better show the car in the kit that is being trailered than how it would be done in the real world. 

    I suspect your correct. And I think the folks at AMT were right for doing it that way. It looks great, and different from Cal Drag Combo. Plus when this kit came out, I knew nothing about towing trailers with cars on them or not. It looked good to me then. And from an “art” perspective, still looks good now. 

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  14. I just ordered this kit from a vendor on eBay. From what little I can find on the web, it’s a reboxing of an Airfix kit, and looks okay. When I get the kit, I’ll open the box and show the contents here. In the mean time, I’d be interested in hearing other’s opinions on this. The good. The bad. Or the ugly. 

    I have ordered Indycal decals for this kit. Gulf-Porsche #20, raced at Spa. As I don’t like what I’ve seen of the decals included with the kit. Nor do I trust them after almost 50 years. 



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