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  1. The "Revell is gone" attitude is being played very well by people who have some Revell models they want to sell! They sure are going up in price quickly. I am actually clearing out most of my collection , stash ... hoard of models right now, and I was caught by surprise by some of the fast bids on selected kits. I think some of the buyers are turning right around and listing them on the bay at high buy it now prices.
  2. Time to list all of my Revellogram kits on Ebay as "Rare Collectibles" for $100 each!
  3. I think some of the Jaguar kits came with a straight 6. A Tamiya Jaguar Mk II Saloon would be a fine way to cross the country. Monogram's old '85 Mustang SVO, or their '87 Turbo T-Bird Coupe would be sweet rides. MG and Triumph made a lot of neat sixes over the years. A '41 Plymouth would be killer, as would one of the Galaxie '48 Chevies. For the truck guys, the Ford engine in the Moebius '69 pickup could power a lot of rides. What about a Deora? a '64 Belvedere with the slant would be slick too. Replicas and Miniatures made a Buick Straight Eight at one time. Put that in a hot rod of
  4. They are really nice kits. They are big! Even the little tag alongs are too tall and wide to work with just any truck. given that the kit is pretty true to the trailers from the 80s through the '90s, you can get away with an older truck. They almost need a 1/24 truck to haul them. Look for an old '91 Ford by Monogram. Those things were huge and really matched up nicely with the Galaxie trailers. The trailers were made to be displayed with 1/24 Sprint cars, NASCARs and the 1/24 Pro Stocks and Funny Cars of the time. The 1991 dually is good, the 1977 GMC might work. The Meng kit from a
  5. I remember when this one came out too. Most of the kits before this one had tub style interiors, leaf springs molded into the rear axle and a lot less detail under the hood than this one. AMT really did stand the modeling world on its ear with this kit. Being the first mainstream U.S. kit with that much detail, it was also a bit fiddly. Later kits ( '71 Duster, '70 Monte Carlo, '70 Camaro, '67 Mustang and many Revell kits.) have managed to pack in the same detail and features, but they have improved the fit and made the kits easier to build. (Except the '66 Fairlane which takes a sledge
  6. When I was a kid I liked Mopars because they were loud, fast and came in wild colors. Forty years later, I have matured a bit. I now appreciate old Mopars because they were well styled, loud, fast and came in bright colors! The fact that my family all drove Chrysler products didn't hurt either. My Grandfather worked as an electrician in the old Jefferson Avenue Plant during the late 1920s, so Chrysler was pretty much the only thing we owned when I was growing up. I went through Grade School riding in a 1968 Fury, Middle School riding in a 1976 Volare Wagon and High School riding in a re
  7. On a box of Top Care medicated bandages... "For external use only".
  8. I just saw this. Harry, you are in our prayers. The heart can go a little wonky when fluids and infection get in the way. Hopefully, you will make a strong recovery from this and be able to get back on track with your therapy as soon as possible.
  9. I am thrilled to see that they fixed those sink marks. I still have a couple of the early issues that were all but unbuildable because of them. I would have preferred a plain roof, but as long as I don't have to repair sink marks on the textured top, I can live with it. When I saw this kit being released again, my first thought was FLEE! My second thought was to make sure everybody knew about the sink marks before they bought one and realized they were only good for the parts box. Now, I am seriously thinking about getting one or two of these. I always wanted the Soap Box Derby car, and n
  10. Congrats to the Cubs! Harry, you are lucky! I am from Michigan and I am 51 years old. I have seen the Tigers win two World Series in my lifetime. I watched the Pistons win Three championships. I have watched the Red Wing win four Stanley Cups... and I have watched the Lions win.... One playoff game!
  11. That sounds fantastic. I am planning to grab one. (I am not buying models any more, but I will make an exception for this one!) Hopefully, someday they do a version with a plain Jane roofline someday.
  12. I am not buying models any more, but that could break me. I actually flinched when I saw that picture! Moebius... Build it and we will buy I like that longbed '67 so much that I would buy it without hesitation. A neighbor had one of those in Dark Green (Ex D.N.R. Game Warden truck) and I remember the tires humming all the way up the road. You always knew when Mr. Young was driving home! Those old '60s 4wds weren't quiet, between the transmission noise and the tire whine. That truck had a signature sound, even though the engine was quiet as a whisper. Ironically, the neighbor was a reti
  13. I'm 51. I was born in '65. Didn't we talk about building cars from our birth year a long time ago? That could make a fun community build!
  14. The Lindberg kit is pretty decent. The main glitch is the very shallow interior. The dash goes about 2/3 of the way to the floor and is still quite compressed. If you can live with the interior, it is a very nice looking kit. If the interior bothers you, it is a pretty tricky fix, with almost every part having to be rebuilt and stretched vertically. It is not quite as well detailed under the hood as the AMT and Revell kits of the '90s were, but it's pretty well done. The body looks the part, and I have seen some really nice ones on tables over the years. I have one in the to do pile, an
  15. That makes me wonder a couple of things. If the tool is trashed, does that mean the '29 is gone forever too? If the kits were successful enough, since Revell has already invested in the design and measurements, would it be reasonable to reinvest enough to cut a new tool? With the main tool work all being CNC and CAM, it seems like the tool could be replaced for a lot less than the cost of designing a whole new kit. Will this prevent any other variations of the kit from ever being released? (Was still hoping for a sedan!) On a bigger picture, does Revell have any course of action on this
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