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  1. Jerry didn't tell exactly when he was closing up shop, just that he will do it sometime under this year.
  2. My favourite Jo-Han kit. Jo-Han used whatever color plastic they had on stock, white, orange and green is what I have seen, I have several of this kit in different versions and most are white and I think I have one orange.
  3. A race car that sounds like a power drill and smells like a burned slot car is not for me.
  4. It was the only one I found to illustrate the issue clearly, I didn't know it was yours.
  5. Cool But the Jo-Han Rambler is in fact a 1966, not 1969, they just used the 1966 body they allready had when they did the Hurst Rambler S/C wich would have been a 1969 and did not upgrade it at all, they are very similar but the rear panel and tail lights on the 1969 are different.
  6. The wheels from the AMT K100 are the same size as the White Freightliner tires wich is 11.00-22, and 11.00-22 has the same outside diameter as the 24.5 tires if they are regular profile. Here are links to Car Modeler articles about updatding the AMT T600 kit, can be useful reading. https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm17_jan_1993_updat/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm18_mar_1993_updat/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm19_may_1993_updat/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm20_july_1993_upda/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm21_sept_1993_conv/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm23_jan_1994_updat/ And a couple from Scale Auto Enthusiast. https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/scale_auto_enthousiast/sae_1990-1994/sae_1992_02__februari/ https://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/scale_auto_enthousiast/sae_1990-1994/sae_1992_06__june/saejun92p1.html
  7. Here is the complete hauler for the Defiance. After Tyrone Malone bought the rig and added the thing behind the cab and the air foil, it looks like a customized International CO-4070B. Defiance as it looks today.
  8. The first Italeri kit I built was the Scania T142H followed by the Volvo F1225 back when they were new in 1981-82, I built a few more among them a couple of R142H, the Volvo F1225 Globetrotter, a Mercedes 2448 and a T142H Tow Truck, all in the late 80's early 90's. I bought several newer kits in the 90's, the Volvo F16/F16 Globetrotter and Scania T143, R143 Topline and the R143 Streamline, but I was so disappointed with the inaccuracies so I sold them all, in total I had over 20 Italeri kits and I now have only 5 or 6.
  9. Nice. The Black Magic was the first ever funny car I built and I liked it so much that I got another to build in the future.
  10. Revell Germany should still have the tooling for them tho'. They did the MAN Phoenix and the Mercedes 1450 LS.
  11. One thing to get your wife to stop complaining on how many kits you have is to ask her how many pairs of shoes she has. 😉😁
  12. That's more a wheelstander truck than a race truck and it ended up with Tyrone Malone who repainted it pink and I don't believe it was used much with him other than as a display. It's only the rear axle that's driven as far as I know, through an Allison automatic and a V-drive. Gary Reis in Hastings Minnesota owns it now together with some other Malone cars and trucks and it's on display at his museum.
  13. Even when I have restricted my model kit collection to US cars and trucks except for a very few exceptions I have several hundred in my stash...I lost count a long time ago. And yes, I intend to build everyone and have pålans for most of them, and no I will not have time to do it before I kick the bucket and leave this planet.
  14. It's most likely this one. It's a spinoff from the Mako Shark and they did a couple more.
  15. I built a different version of this Datsun pickup back in the 80's and I managed to get the flip hood to open and close properly. With that I don't mean the old MPC kits are well engineered, they can for sure be challenging, but most are buildable.
  16. Don't blame Round 2 because they didn't do it, this is an old MPC kit originally issued back in the 70's long before Round 2 owned the brand.
  17. You could pretty much get what you wanted and it depends on the year as the T600 was offered from 1984 to 2007, but Cummins Big Cam IV, N14, ISX, Caterpillar 3406E, C13, C15, Detroit Series 60.
  18. You bet, I will be of assistance. If you get a Scania 3 axle kit with spring suspension where the rearmost one is a tag axle wich you can lift hydraulically I can tell you right now that the Italeri instructions for that suspension is wrong. Scania with spring suspension with a drive axle and a tag axle uses a balance beam suspension with a fixed pivot point between the 2 axles (and Volvo too with a slightly different construction) this suspension is like a teeter-totter, push one side down the other goes up. This is how Italeri wants us to do it wich is wrong, the arrow points at the axle lift beam and the hooks are under the spring hangers/tag axle carriers like it's drawn in the instructions. This will in fact do nothing other than restrict the suspension travel so it can't move freely like it can with the tag axle down and the lift beam in the correct position, and if the hydraulic cylinder piston aft of the tag axle goes out the lift beam will do absolutely nothing as it's going down because the pivot point of the tag axle lift is at the same place as the tag axle carriers...so it's drawn backwards. The correct way is like this with the hooks above the spring hangers/tag axle carriers, the axle lift beam is up against the frame when it's not in use so the suspension can travel freely, and when you lift the tag axle the beam pushes against the spring hangers/tag axle carriers and pushes the drive axle down and the tag axle goes up...like a teeter-totter.
  19. Yes I'm with you on that. You can rob the 8 bag suspension together with the more modern 10 hole wheels from the Tyrone Malone Kenworth K100 Aerodyne transporters or any other AMT K100 Aerodyne kits...or at Auslowe. The Malone transporter Papa Truck has wrong suspension anyway as it should have torsion bars, and both the Papa Truck and Hideout truck has wrong wheels, back in the day they had Truck Mate 5 hole wheels and later 2 hole Budds...not 10 hole Alcoas.
  20. There are 3 different versions of the T600. The original T600 was between 1984 to 1989 and had split flat wind screens and flat top or old Aerodyne I sleepers if they had one, the grille was a flat shiny piece at the front of the hood. The T600A was between 1990 to 1994, it had curved glass wind screen either as one piece or split, a different grille and has either a flat top or the later Aerodyne II sleeper with curved front instead of the angeled front of the earlier Aerodyne sleepers...if they had one of course, and the grille was integrated in the hood. The T600B was between late 1994 and 2007 and had the Aerocab with integrated sleeper (if they had one), a different angeled higher cab roof to better meet the sleeper, the hood was later changed from a one piece to a three piece and different "daylight doors" with a forward notch and no vent windows, the T600 was replaced with the T660 2008. The Revell Germany T600 is the first version with split flat glass wind screen and the old Aerodyne with angeled front (or flat top) sleeper, the chassis and drive train is more modern than the AMT kit but has some strange construction solutions where some things are not like on the real trucks like the air cleaner among other things. The AMT kit is the T600A version with curved one piece wind screen and the later Aerodyne II sleeper with curved front, it's not entirely correct as it uses the underpinnings from the old W925 wich is way too old and outdated, and the grille is not correct as it's separate and a chromed piece and should be integrated with the hood, but it's workable.
  21. That might be true, but buying several kits and rob the parts you need to do a traditional 32 hot rod or street rod gets expensive and aftermarket parts are not cheap either. So in my opinion the Revell 32 kits are not bad but could have been a lot better with more timeless traditional hot rod parts, pretty much like the recent Model A Ford's Revell did.
  22. Yes we do. The Revell 32's are good but the chassis and some other stuff are a bit too modern. It would be nice to get a traditional 32 with stock firewall, 32 frame rails with a 34 frame cross, a original or Model A or T rear cross member, transversal rear sping, quick change rear axle, I-beam front axle with hair pins, maybe a good 59AB or 8BA flathead with hop up parts, 39 gearbox. I would buy if one came out. Allthough I don't find it likely that Tamiya would do a 32 Ford. And most of the car kits they do are curbside wich is unfortunate...they do very good kits but that takes the fun out of it.
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