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Picked one one of these to replace the missing wheel and tire on my original issue AMT/ERTL  Snapfast kit and treat it as a "resto", even though that build is still in fantastic shape otherwise.

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Going to these big and little Hellas on the new kit, maybe get rid of the bumpers and front fenders while I'm at it.

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Until I dug my 20+ year old build out the other night, I forgot that this kit was the promo model of the concept car, not the production car like the full detail glue kit was!

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42 minutes ago, Joe Handley said:

Until I dug my 20+ year old build out the other night, I forgot that this kit was the promo model of the concept car, not the production car like the full detail glue kit was!

Yup. In doing my research, I couldn't find a single picture of the dashboard that looked like the kit's. The body-colored area was always much smaller. And I specifically google-imaged pictures for the concept car. 

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Local toy show day, Happy Happy Joy Joy! MUCH better than last month's Styrene Famine. I dropped nearly $90 on a number of "rescue-worthy" glue bombs and a buttload of cool decals, but the highlights of my haul were: 

* Slightly distressed '65 Mustang HT promo in red. I already have one in red, but the body is a bit scratched and it's missing one bucket seat. This body has some patches of paint on it but might be in better overall shape. But it has both (red) bucket seats. It's missing the grille (which my old one has), but at least I can get one clean '65 HT promo in red on red out of the two I have, and still have enough left over to build a street cruiser. Heck, the '65 wheels on the new one alone are worth more than I paid for the whole thing--$5!

*AMT '75 (?) Vega Van funny car, built but unpainted and apparently complete, very restorable/rebuildable. Original box but no instructions or decals (some of the decals have evidently been applied). Wasn't looking for one of these, but when else am I gonna find one for $25? MAN that is a short wheelbase for a 1975-era funny car--I wonder if this is what became of the '69 AMX funny car frame rail molds. I might build it with an injected engine as an Altered, where it might be more at home. 

*AMT '75-ish Chevelle NASCAR. Started but unpainted and seems to be complete, in original box with instructions but no decals. I'm thinking of building it as a late '70s street bomber--either a NASCAR someone put on the street, or a way-modified stocker someone is making look NASCAR-y. I'm sure I'll have AT LEAST my $20 worth of fun with it, one way or another. B)

Happy Happy Joy Joy! :D

 

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Decent price on a Testors repop of the Fujimi Porsche 356 B/C (kit builds either variant).   Image result for TESTORS PORSCHE 356B/C

The C brakes, hubs and 2-liter 4-cam engine will go into a 356 A coupe outlaw. The C bolt pattern allows 911-style Fuchs wheels.

The B running gear and the 1500cc 4-cam engine from the A will go under a Flintstone 550 Spyder.

 

And finally got a virgin, unmolested 1/87 (HO scale) Revell Ford C tractor and van...   Related image

 

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3 hours ago, Snake45 said:

*AMT '75 (?) Vega Van funny car, built but unpainted and apparently complete, very restorable/rebuildable. Original box but no instructions or decals (some of the decals have evidently been applied). Wasn't looking for one of these, but when else am I gonna find one for $25? MAN that is a short wheelbase for a 1975-era funny car--I wonder if this is what became of the '69 AMX funny car frame rail molds. I might build it with an injected engine as an Altered, where it might be more at home. 

 

The AMX was a Jo-Han deal.  All of the Jo-Han chassis shared a lot of parts (mainly suspension) and some engine parts like the blower.  There were several sets of side rails, two sets of wheels, and different engine mounts for AMC, Mopar, Olds, and Ford.  The Jo-Han version of the Logghe Brothers chassis is still the best in my opinion.  The Jo-Han chassis stayed with Jo-Han, it was last used under a '74 (!) Hornet body in the late Seventies.

I never checked the parts against one another, but supposedly the AMT Vega chassis (used under the Gremlin and Pinto also) is based on the '69 chassis from the first Funny Hugger Camaro (also used under the AMT '69 Cougar, '70 Mustang, and '69 Longnose Mustang with longer side rails).  The subcompacts aren't really accurate as funny cars (not many of those ran the stock wheelbase, those that did had a hard time going straight!) but they're cool kits nevertheless.  I let go of a Vega at NNL East earlier this year (got another, built one on the pile, don't need two of them) and snagged a Pinto not long afterward.

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4 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Decent price on a Testors repop of the Fujimi Porsche 356 B/C (kit builds either variant).   Image result for TESTORS PORSCHE 356B/C

The C brakes, hubs and 2-liter 4-cam engine will go into a 356 A coupe outlaw. The C bolt pattern allows 911-style Fuchs wheels.

The B running gear and the 1500cc 4-cam engine from the A will go under a Flintstone 550 Spyder.

 

And finally got a virgin, unmolested 1/87 (HO scale) Revell Ford C tractor and van...   Related image

 

Boy that moving truck brings back memories. I had one way back when I was just a youngster with an HO train layout. Have not thought about that in many, many years.

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55 minutes ago, cobraman said:

Boy that moving truck brings back memories. I had one way back when I was just a youngster with an HO train layout. Have not thought about that in many, many years.

:D Yeah, they go way back. A European company acquired the tooling...a long time ago...and re-released it at least once, but I had my heart set on an original Revell kit. I've been trying to find a clean one that I could get for a price I was willing to pay for quite some time. Glooey messes have been trading for about what I got this one for, so I'm content.

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38 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Last one for a while, probably: Testors die-cast early Porsche 356. Probably pull some molds off it, make thin f'glass parts, and fab a reasonable chassis and VW-derived engine.

This one plugs the last hole in the list of Porsche models I really want.

Image result for testors metal porsche 356

 

 

What scale is the Testors Porsche?  It looks just like the Maisto 1/24 scale Porsche Roadster (1946). 

OK, I found the Testors on the Bay. 1/24.

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15 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

:D Yeah, they go way back. A European company acquired the tooling...a long time ago...and re-released it at least once, but I had my heart set on an original Revell kit...

If you need parts for that kit or the Ford Car Transporter, let me know.  I bought 3 Globals in the original Revell boxes at a flea market...but all are missing the wheels and tires.  I think they do have 3 untouched sets of decals and 3 complete "furniture loads."  Somebody online said the grand piano is often missing from that kit, for some strange reason.

Also have 2 boxes of parts for the Car Transporter, again with no or very few wheels/tires.  But the lot did include a Car Transporter that was untouched and still sealed inside, like your Global Van Lines truck.

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1 hour ago, Deuces said:

I could use that one.... ?

Once I get it here and do a full inventory it'll probably be a trader. I do have 2 already. This one was an open box. There was a photo of all the sprues and plastic bags laid out. It sure looked complete, but those photos aren't real big. I don't want to offer it or make a trade commitment until I'm sure it's all there.

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On 10/7/2018 at 1:26 PM, Snake45 said:

Local toy show day, Happy Happy Joy Joy! MUCH better than last month's Styrene Famine. I dropped nearly $90 on a number of "rescue-worthy" glue bombs and a buttload of cool decals, but the highlights of my haul were: 

* Slightly distressed '65 Mustang HT promo in red. I already have one in red, but the body is a bit scratched and it's missing one bucket seat. This body has some patches of paint on it but might be in better overall shape. But it has both (red) bucket seats. It's missing the grille (which my old one has), but at least I can get one clean '65 HT promo in red on red out of the two I have, and still have enough left over to build a street cruiser. Heck, the '65 wheels on the new one alone are worth more than I paid for the whole thing--$5!

*AMT '75 (?) Vega Van funny car, built but unpainted and apparently complete, very restorable/rebuildable. Original box but no instructions or decals (some of the decals have evidently been applied). Wasn't looking for one of these, but when else am I gonna find one for $25? MAN that is a short wheelbase for a 1975-era funny car--I wonder if this is what became of the '69 AMX funny car frame rail molds. I might build it with an injected engine as an Altered, where it might be more at home. 

Happy Happy Joy Joy! :D

 

Here's the Vega funny and the Mustang promo. As I mentioned, between this one and the red '65 promo I already have, I can get together one good all-red promo. The leftovers will be used for a street cruiser or maybe late '60s high school hot rod. 

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I'm pretty sure Creative models here in the U.K.are clearing their stock of Testors enamel paints, (the tops were covered in a layer of dust) It's the only place I know of over here that sells them, most of these were 91p, some were a little more, although most of the colours I bought are military/aviation colours, they come in very handy for car modelling, I've been told the Euro dark green is a pretty good match for the green used on Oldsmobile engines.

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On 10/7/2018 at 3:40 PM, Ace-Garageguy said:

Decent price on a Testors repop of the Fujimi Porsche 356 B/C (kit builds either variant).   Image result for TESTORS PORSCHE 356B/C

The C brakes, hubs and 2-liter 4-cam engine will go into a 356 A coupe outlaw. The C bolt pattern allows 911-style Fuchs wheels.

The B running gear and the 1500cc 4-cam engine from the A will go under a Flintstone 550 Spyder.

 

And finally got a virgin, unmolested 1/87 (HO scale) Revell Ford C tractor and van...   Related image

 

I have the Revell Ford C HO car carrier. If I ever find a moving van for the right price, I'll add one to my collection. 

 

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