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  1. What a Good Dog! Worth many smiles, and thanks for sharing, John.
  2. Sandbagger Instructions. https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/1-sort/amt-sandbagger-dune/?view=roll#1 There were two others in the series. The Sand Hog (the Surf Woody chassis) https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/1-sort/amt-sand-hog/ And a Third one, who's name I can never remember. All three were a product on the early 1970's AMT "Troubles" period, when AMT was scrambling for revenue, and had little money for new tooling. So, they re-used what they had, in new ways. Notice th
  3. Um, Yeah, I guess....... "They're Boxy but they're good" as the movie says. Movie is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_People FRom 1990. Despite less than stellar reviews, it is one of my three favorite movies. My Children even made me a "Hello Box", back in the day.
  4. Ouch! In my youth she and Olivia Newton John, were my favorites. Sad to see her pass so soon. She was only 2 years older than I am.....
  5. Added, For those who don't know, the EDD in California, is where all Un-employment paperwork is filed. It is a vast place. But, it will need to be dealt with. That is why I'll spend Monday on the phone, trying to fill out the papers correctly, so they don't get kicked back.
  6. I got laid off again.....(five months to the day, after being hired) Tuesday the Boss had a big meeting telling us about how low revenue was, and high high payroll was. He Exhorted us to do Bigger, Better things. Friday afternoon, myself, and one newly hired data entry clerk were "laid off due to lack of work". That line is good enough to convince the California EDD (Employment Development Department), that the layoff is COVID related. I'll be on the phone all day tomorrow, trying to find out what to do. And yes, I have no doubt that my 5 Week absence due to eye surgery, m
  7. Metalhead (Ryan). at least you are working.... I had retina surgery in late March. I'm still at home, healing. I've been away from my new job, for 5 weeks. I have only been with them for 7 weeks. I'm not sure they'll even take me back. (Yeah, I know that it would be illegal for them to do that, but try to fight it) Good Luck!
  8. And, in Regards to the Catalina, I've heard and experienced issues with the rear axle assembly, complete with wheels, being too wide to fit inside the fenders of the Cat body. Not sure if this will help.
  9. Re: Peter Vetri & the "Atlantis Custom Car Parts Series" That's a big hint, Boyz'n'Girlz that we may see a lot more plastic run through those old Parts Pack molds. It would be Awesome if this happens. I can be patient a lot longer, knowing that Atlantis knows what kinds of Jewels they have in that lot of tooling they bought. The Revell Caddy does nothing, but some of the the other stuff! Blows my Mind!
  10. Thanks, Guys. My eye is healing. 6 different kinds of eye drops. Every 6 hours!
  11. I got through my surgery okay. Had a detached Retina (Macula) in my right eye. VA in West Los Angeles did the surgery on Wednesday afternoon. I'm home finally after far too many adventures. The eye is healing. Next comes Cataract Surgery in 3-6 months. I'm blessed the VA is there for me.
  12. Well, Just changing the tires will be a 100% improvement. Add in some new decals and maybe a couple small freebies and it should sell well. With the Revell, (ex Monogram) Woody off the market, it will have the shelve at Hobby Lobby to itself, so the casual buy wanting a Woody will only have one choice. And, in it's favor, it's not a bad choice, just not one that WE would always choose first. All Chromed Flattie is nice, and it does offer stock wheels.
  13. AMT's 1970 Ford will hit the market again, this time in Taxi form. So right now there are at least 4 AMT Sedan/Wagon kits out there. The '78 Dodge Monaco, the '70 Ford, the '67 Supernatural, and the '63 Chevy Wagon. A decent selection of virgin plastic.
  14. Other than the Body and the decals, will there be any difference in these kits?
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