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Bob Turner2

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  1. Hey, my copy came too! And I don't even have a subscription! Only drawback is mine seems to be printed with invisible ink on invisible paper. Sure makes it hard to read.......
  2. Perhaps MCM will cover it too, in issue #206, or 207, maybe 208. #206 should be out sometime between this Sept & next April. #207 sometime in 2021/2022, & #208? Likely the twelfth of Never......
  3. No. There's a thread on the old JoHan tooling on this very page, but long, convoluted story short, 99%-99.9% of JoHan's tooling is long gone & lost forever. JoHan is not coming back. Ever.
  4. Very well put on the entire subject. I feel you're correct on the aspect of the timing, insofar as the mold condition goes, but, also based on prior sales of certain subjects of their own. Round2 has been doing this for what. ten years since leasing the tooling from Tomy before purchasing it? One would think that in that time they've managed to figure out how to run the business, competition or not. Surely they've got a better grasp on the entire situation than someone with no connection to the company, nor experience in the field, who's merely yelling from the sidelines. Right now, just
  5. The delay was due to Round2 cutting all new tooling for some long lost parts that hadn't been in the kit in years. Here's all the info on that, posted on Round2's "Collector Model" blog in 2016, shortly before the kit was reissued: http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/2554-the-inside-scoop-on-amts-1929-ford-model-a-mod-rod-reissue/ Page five of the AMT section at Round2's site shows that both the standard box version, & the "Original Art Series" version are still listed, which means that they are still in the catalog: http://round2corp.com/product-category/amt/pa
  6. The generic Comet Pro Stocker, (2nd kit in line), cost me $55 still sealed at a swapmeet last year. I got that 69 Roadrunner still sealed for $35 at a swapmeet about seven years ago. In the past three years I've gotten two of the generic Mustang FC reissues, (fictional "Trojan Horse" instead of Mickey Thompson decals), one for $30, & one for $35, both open but complete. A 1970 Eldorado open/complete ran me $30 a few years ago, & a sealed 1964 Dodge "Recharged" Super Stocker cost me $40 last year. Hit model swapmeets, as you can usually find JoHan kits at a somewhat decent price there,
  7. An even better bang for the buck is either of the ones issued when AMT was owned by RC2, believe it or not. Either the one with the blue Firebird on the box, or the "Johnny Lightning version with the yellow car on the box & with a 1/64th diecast included. Why do I say this? Those two have got the optional Ram Air style air cleaner included, which the one with the orange car doesn't have. I've got both the orange & the blue cars, so I can verify this. Do note the blue car version does not have that air cleaner shown on the instructions, but it is in the kit. The yellow car does sho
  8. Bob Turner2

    30 A-Bone

    Great looking model! And, I've got an idea for your air cleaner if you want to change it. The one on it looks good, but if you have another oval one, but ribbed like the valve covers, that would look really sharp, & perfectly tie the engine together visually.
  9. Nice OOB build of a very finicky kit! It's red! I agree on what a pain the doors are on this kit. On it's history; IMC tooled it up originally, (Bud Anderson helped design it after he left AMT, but I can't remember if he went to IMC, then MPC from AMT, or vice versa). IMC merged with Hawk in the late 60s, (I have a complete unbuilt IMC Dodge L700 COE that has the "IMC/Hawk" logo on the instructions), & Testors bought out both companies in 69/early 70s, & reissued many of their kits back then. Lindberg got it when RPM International, owner of Testor Corporation bought them out, & mer
  10. If i were a betting man, I'd be more inclined to place a wager on the Cougar myself, as for some reason that seems a viable possibility. Of course it's just as likely that we'll get another hot rod kit if it's Revell. Not that there's anything wrong with that, as I build those also, but I'd prefer something a bit different.
  11. Agreed. I'm in my 60s, so I'd certainly qualify as an "adult modeler", & though I'm not particularly fond of the current styling of the Vette, as far as performance goes, the ZR1 delivers. While kits of some of the other cars he mentioned would also please me, I don't just look in the past.
  12. Nice build! Your BMF skills will get better the more you use it, & while spilling glue on the windshield is a pain, we're only human after all. Considering what you started with, you've built something to be proud of. Can I give you some friendly advice & techniques that works for me, in the area of making darker panel lines, such as on the doors? I used to do mine in solid black as well, before I learned these techniques. The solid black tends to stand out too much, & doesn't look in scale. Get a Sakura Micron Black Technical Pen. Better yet, get two, one in 005, (.20 mm), size &
  13. Thank you sir, thank you! You are referring to the hobby itself, & not the aftermarket paint company I'm guessing? For the record, I'd personally love an accurate new tool of either a 67 or 68 Cougar, or a 68 Coronet, especially if the company was willing to make the changes needed for different variations, (XR-7, GTE, R/T vs Super Bee), even some mainstream versions as options.
  14. Given the level of civil discourse here, (or the lack thereof, your mileage may vary), I would expect nothing else......
  15. Not much need to speculate on any of that. With Revell it's almost a given that something on the body will be so obviously, so glaringly wrong that Stevie Wonder couldn't miss it & he's blind. If perchance he did overlook it, Ray Charles could likely point the error out to him, & the last I knew, that gentleman is both blind & dead. Meanwhile, the great unwashed of the hobby will praise them to the high heavens for creating such an "awesome" kit, excoriate anyone that points out said major flaws, make the claim that if we don't buy cases of the kit that Revell will stop making mode
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