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  1. I tried Googling but I couldn’t find a website for Gofer - any indication of when these will be released?
  2. They did/do that with the MPC 32 kit too - you might order a Deuce and get a Beetle 😂
  3. I’ve been wanting to do an oval car for a while and I found one of the MPC Rat Trap Vega kits cheap online a couple of weeks back and couldn’t wait to dig into it: Not a super detailed kit but the examples I’ve seen build up to a decent looking replica of a vintage pavement modified - I figure I’ll do this version close to box stock (famous last words) then take what I’ve learned to do some more detailed versions down the line. Quick look at some of the main components: Used a little Bondo to straighten out some sink marks on the frame and body before primer:
  4. Hobby Lobby clearance rack find today: Last clearance kit I got said it was missing the tires too (but it wasn’t?!) - this one was missing the tires and then some. The wheels, the entire interior, the decals, the instructions...almost wasn’t worth the gamble this time around... That said I’m sure I’ll find a home for the engine, which is nicely done, and the rear end and Ive got a useful frame with front and rear suspension that I can drop some other body onto...I’ll get my $7.49’s worth out of it!
  5. Me too! This one had never been on my radar before but since I've seen it mentioned here a couple of times I'd really like one! That an the Henry J gasser are both kits that I'd like to dig into soon as they're available again
  6. Those parting lines on the fenders won’t worry me in the slightest. The real car has creases there - just gotta sand them down to where you’re happy. Pretty quick and easy fix (and they’ve gotta have the mould separate SOMEWHERE, right?).
  7. Oh yeah!! Cool!! Good thing I don’t live in Florida - didn’t even see that gator there 🐊🤪😂 Excited to see some color on this one! 😍
  8. Ahhh, that figures! I seemed to remember these having some kind of cat or gopher or stuffed bear or something too that wasn't in mine either. That would explain it!
  9. Found a little batch of old Testors clear enamel - I’ll be sad when I’ve used the last of this stuff that I can find... I normally get a couple of regular size bodies out of each of these jars though, so I’m good for probably 15-20 builds depending on what I build in the next couple of years...
  10. I really like those bucket seats! Funny thing - I just picked up this kit and had casually looked it over, then saw this build thread and thought "Ohhhh, those seats are COOL!" Looked in my kit...it doesn't have them 🙄😂. Guess they weren't in every reissue.. Anyhoo, kit's looking great! Enjoying watching this one come together!
  11. That's a pity - I'd be a regular purchaser of the Tamiya paints if they carried them too...nowhere local stocks them and they don't tend to be economical to purchase online compared to off-the-shelf prices...
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