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Its not much but its honest: I finally got the Revell 007 1971 Mach 1 Mustang kit.  Was hoping for the Boss 351 but what passes for the nearest hobby shop near me (68 miles one way, Gundam kits almost twice the number of cars/trucks) only had this so I'm going to have to be satisfied for now.  Got it for $26 which is remarkable as this place always has prices at the high end of MSRP and often more.

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On 6/17/2024 at 5:49 PM, Straightliner59 said:

Picked up this vintage resin Hornet, off Ebay. It has some issues, but, a lot of resin from the '80s/'90s did. The roof is sunk, is the main one. It's not slush-cast, though. Nor is it overly-thick. That's important! It was much more affordable than a promo, and I needed something to keep this grille/bumper I have, company. Poor thing's been hanging around here, all by itself, for at least a couple of decades!🤐😅 It'll likely become a curbside class drag racer.

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I had that in my watch list and thought about bidding on it. I wasn't home when it ended so I missed out. I'm glad to see it found a good home.

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14 hours ago, mchook said:

I had that in my watch list and thought about bidding on it. I wasn't home when it ended so I missed out. I'm glad to see it found a good home.

I've missed some really great deals, because I was otherwise busy. I ended up bidding before I started work, and was lucky enough that it held! It was only a couple of hours, but I was surprised!

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10 hours ago, Straightliner59 said:

I've missed some really great deals, because I was otherwise busy. I ended up bidding before I started work, and was lucky enough that it held! It was only a couple of hours, but I was surprised!

How can you fix the top?

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25 minutes ago, slusher said:

How can you fix the top?

I think a judicious application of heat - hot water of something to the affected area can get it back pretty close. After that fill and fair.

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3 hours ago, slusher said:

How can you fix the top?

Well...I guess I'll just have t mess around with it, and see what will work. I suppose, worst case scenario, I would have to cut out that area, and rebuild it. If that's the case, I may just write off the money I spent, on it. First, I will try some heat--maybe try warming a heel or toe dolly in the oven? When I get a little time to mess with it...🙂

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On 6/22/2024 at 2:07 PM, Straightliner59 said:

Well...I guess I'll just have t mess around with it, and see what will work. I suppose, worst case scenario, I would have to cut out that area, and rebuild it. If that's the case, I may just write off the money I spent, on it. First, I will try some heat--maybe try warming a heel or toe dolly in the oven? When I get a little time to mess with it...🙂

Too hot! Maybe try a spoon soaked in boiling water?

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Can’t have too many Merit model kits - right?  This is the ancient Lotus XI kit - with those funny wheels / spokes scribed onto clear discs - Bought on line from somewhere half way up - or down? - Model Car Mountain - ok price - this kit is in excellent / unbuilt condition - even the decal sheet looks great - OK i know - its not usable -  ive built two - planning to make a couple more … a certain Lotus Eleven Sebring entry is calling me …

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Couple of accessory orders. SpotModel garners several sheets of decals and a set of KMP resin wheels to correct the wheels in a Hasegawa Impreza.

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From HobbyEasy a bunch of 3D decals from Quinta Studio

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14 hours ago, absmiami said:

Can’t have too many Merit model kits - right?  This is the ancient Lotus XI kit - with those funny wheels / spokes scribed onto clear discs - Bought on line from somewhere half way up - or down? - Model Car Mountain - ok price - this kit is in excellent / unbuilt condition - even the decal sheet looks great - OK i know - its not usable -  ive built two - planning to make a couple more … a certain Lotus Eleven Sebring entry is calling me …

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Very nice find! Look forward to seeing the finished article.

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16 hours ago, absmiami said:

Can’t have too many Merit model kits - right?  This is the ancient Lotus XI kit - with those funny wheels / spokes scribed onto clear discs - Bought on line from somewhere half way up - or down? - Model Car Mountain - ok price - this kit is in excellent / unbuilt condition - even the decal sheet looks great - OK i know - its not usable -  ive built two - planning to make a couple more … a certain Lotus Eleven Sebring entry is calling me …

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Stellar find!! Looking forward to the day this lands on the bench.

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Just arrived.  Rare and expensive Tamiya slot car but I could not resist.  It will become a model of GT40 GT/108 which was a demo car and never raced.  Will replace the chassis, interior, and wheels and tires.

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It will join my other spyders.

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19 hours ago, absmiami said:

Can’t have too many Merit model kits - right?  This is the ancient Lotus XI kit - with those funny wheels / spokes scribed onto clear discs - Bought on line from somewhere half way up - or down? - Model Car Mountain - ok price - this kit is in excellent / unbuilt condition - even the decal sheet looks great - OK i know - its not usable -  ive built two - planning to make a couple more … a certain Lotus Eleven Sebring entry is calling me …

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Us old guys really love the Merits.

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On 6/25/2024 at 5:21 PM, redscampi said:

Well, not today but over the last few weeks I got these from a variety of places.

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It's a great pity that these kits can't be found here in the UK.

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30 minutes ago, PatW said:

It's a great pity that these kits can't be found here in the UK.

If you mean the Revell show rods, they can scarcely be found in the US, either. I paid dearly for those and never looked back. The hell of it is that now I have to decide to build them or not...I also have a T-Bone Stake that is a re-builder. Maybe I'll scratch the itch that way. Still looking for the Meter Cheater.

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