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Posted by Ragnar on Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:30 PM

Yesterday (Saturday) I went to the First Coast Car Council Annual Show, and saw some great cars, and talked to friends about cars! After the show I stoped by Michaels and picked up an AMT 25 model T Double kit for $9.99, and an as is 70 Mach 1 with only the 351 engine, Mach 1 Wheels and Tyres, Mach 1 interior, hood, hood scoope, decals, no glass, or anyother Boss 302 parts, for $1. . It seems some one bought the kit, built the Boss 302, and then returned it with only the MACH 1, 351 parts in the box. I will not say what I think of the type of person who would do that!

CHEERS!

Tom

CHEERS!

Tom

 Old Hot Rodders are Like Old Hot Rods, We may not be as Fast as The New Guys, But We Got There First!

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Posted by High octane on Monday, September 19, 2011 9:06 AM

You did real good on both the Double T and the Mach 1.

High octane

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Posted by 01jeepxj on Wednesday, September 21, 2011 11:20 PM

Was a couple days ago, wife & I went to a Mom & Pops we frequent for a meal. They're remodeling & the chairs we usually sit in were all missing. While paying the bill, I saw a sign-chairs for sale.

Yo guessed it! Heavy duty wooden arm chairs w/arms AND rollers, very comfy. Told wifey that's the ticket for my model bench make over.

Cash & carry= $5.00!!  Big Smile

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and it only annoys the pig.

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Posted by Ragnar on Thursday, September 22, 2011 3:18 AM

I got my order from Norm at R&MCoM it was Two sets of Kinmont Disc Brakes from the early Forties they will look very cool on the front of a couple of Early Flathead Hot Rods; some HEMI BOOTS for My Dodge and Chrysler HEMIs for some late fifties Hot Rods; The Grille fof my 32 Roadster with Duval Wind Shield Build(late  style Street Rod  build), Halock Wind Shield for a late thirties AV8 Build, and more 97s for my Flatheads.

I use a lot of Norm's Great Castings, they are the best resin cast parts on the market!

I also recieved an order for some Photo Etched parts from MCG, and some cast and machined  fitings from Detail Masters, these are also Great Companies to do buisness with!

CHEERS!

Tom

CHEERS!

Tom

 Old Hot Rodders are Like Old Hot Rods, We may not be as Fast as The New Guys, But We Got There First!

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Thursday, September 22, 2011 8:31 PM

Last night I received my eBay bought kit in the mail. It's an MPC '69 Barracuda. And the seller did an excellent job packing it , plus he sent a free gift (Plymouth keyring) and for only $5 shipping, USA to Australia!! And only two weeks to get here too.

Now ..................do I go and order that Bandit Resins Notchback Cuda body..........Hmmmmm Whistling

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  • From: Houston Tx
Posted by Mopar-D on Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:27 PM
TJ I currently working on the Bandit 67 Cuda fastback with a 69 AMT. The bandit resin body is very good quality and detail. I received a Dodge Ramcharger in the mail from e-bay.
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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Friday, September 23, 2011 12:40 AM

Mopar-D, I've noticed that Bandit '69 Cuda body has windows with it, but couldn't see any with the '67 on web site photos, is that right?

I'd like to see any pics of your '67 you have and any when you complete it, good luck.

Cheers Tim

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  • From: Houston Tx
Posted by Mopar-D on Friday, September 23, 2011 3:54 PM
Tim I have posted a WIP of my 67 Cuda in the Muscle car section with pictures. The 69 glass fits perfit in the 67.
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Posted by High octane on Sunday, September 25, 2011 3:10 PM

I was at the DuPage Swap Meet in Wheaton, Illinois today and it was a great show, great guys, and great food afterwards as we stopped at the Tilted Kilt for some chow. I picked up the new Hudson kit for a friend of mine and also the re-issue of Monograms '30 Ford Coupe. Wanted to buy more, but saving my dough for Toledo in two weeks.

High octane

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Posted by lordairgtar on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 11:43 PM

I was there as well. Got one of my grails. A Renwal Revival 66 Mercer in mint condition for far cheaper than I normally see. I have the Stutz and the Packard, now searching for the rest.

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Posted by The_UB on Thursday, September 29, 2011 2:31 PM

Got this one on Ebay today for $2.25 plus $7.50 shipping

I think I was a Ford Mustang in another life.

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  • From: Ontario
Posted by Aceman on Thursday, September 29, 2011 8:30 PM

I'm happy to add a Revell"s Transporter to my collection. I bought it on e-bay for just under $70 shipped. It's my most expensive kit but I wanted one for so long now that this price seem a steal to me.

Ace

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  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, September 29, 2011 11:17 PM

Ace, if your comfortable spending the money and happy with the kit, that's ALL that counts.

High octane

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  • From: NorCal
Posted by Rodent on Friday, September 30, 2011 10:04 AM

$70 seems like a good deal to me too. I have been looking for one for a while too and have been shocked at the prices on "The Bay". Congrats!

-- Steve

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Posted by Mopar-D on Friday, September 30, 2011 10:53 AM
Ace I was watching that one too I'm thinking about adding it a 2nd one to my collection but I need to finish the first one. You got a good deal I've seen them go for over $100. What are you going to use to pull it
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Posted by plastikjunkie66 on Friday, September 30, 2011 3:33 PM

well today i got a kit from ebay luckily the guy well i asssumed it was a guy lived a town over so i didn't have to pay shipping 24.50, it's a trumpeter 1960 pontiac bonneville wow what a kit i'm kinda overwhelmed. so i came home today and its was here asked my wife if he dropped it off and turns out its a she.she is selling her late husbands collection kinda sad.but when i pass my wife will probably do the same. now i'm only 35 i know but the prob is kids these days dont build models like we did growing up with them...thanks apple .. she said she has to many kits to list along with paints and a booth... its really sad though i'll see what she has to offer..

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Posted by eshaver on Friday, September 30, 2011 7:49 PM

Diorama , waiting to happen :

 

Yes, it's almost 1-25th scale . No , it's a curbside , yes , the decals are starting to warp a little , still, it's unique .......... Ed Shaver

 

See ya on the road folks

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  • From: Southeast Pennsylvania
Posted by peanutgallery on Friday, September 30, 2011 8:22 PM

Ed....any background info regarding  your "weinermobile" ?

Dennis

 

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Posted by 01jeepxj on Saturday, October 1, 2011 6:08 PM

Steve, are ya'll talking about a NASCAR transporter? $70 !!!

Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and it only annoys the pig.

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Posted by lorider on Monday, October 3, 2011 11:03 PM

eshaver

Diorama , waiting to happen :

 

Yes, it's almost 1-25th scale . No , it's a curbside , yes , the decals are starting to warp a little , still, it's unique .......... Ed Shaver

 

 

Eshaver, hope you are doing a WIP in progress on this, or will post pics of finished diorama. It looks to be interesting.

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:52 AM

Well two weeks after I got my other eBay bought kit (both bought on the same day) today I received my AMT 2010 Challenger R/T Classic kit...............................................

Now I guess I should have done my research on this kit. I didn't realize it was a skill level 2 and that this means NO ENGINE!!! The curbside chassis I can work with but NO ENGINE Angry Arrrrg!! now I'm a little cranky. Are all Skill Level 2 kits like this, no engine etc..............I've never built one before?

So two things to do with kit...............no wait, three things;

1) Just build it "curbside" OOTB with a smoking good paint job.

2) Pull out all my modelling skills and try make a Cuda concept out of it using stock '70 Cuda bits

3) Give it to my son to build Hmm

Hmmm lesson learned.

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Posted by mustangfan on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:38 PM

70cuda TJ, Most American Manufacturers kits have engine detail with little few being strictly curbside.  Generally all level 2 kits have engines.  So no worries mate.  Just build it.  Im sure the exterior has substantial detail to make an appealing model.  Take Care.  

Procrastination is the fear of Success.
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Posted by Rodent on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 4:16 PM

70CudaTJ

Well two weeks after I got my other eBay bought kit (both bought on the same day) today I received my AMT 2010 Challenger R/T Classic kit...............................................

Now I guess I should have done my research on this kit. I didn't realize it was a skill level 2 and that this means NO ENGINE!!! The curbside chassis I can work with but NO ENGINE Angry Arrrrg!! now I'm a little cranky. Are all Skill Level 2 kits like this, no engine etc..............I've never built one before?

So two things to do with kit...............no wait, three things;

1) Just build it "curbside" OOTB with a smoking good paint job.

2) Pull out all my modelling skills and try make a Cuda concept out of it using stock '70 Cuda bits

3) Give it to my son to build Hmm

Hmmm lesson learned.

Get two more kits and do all three???

From what I have seen, that is a decent kit, curbside or not. If you want  a Challenger with an engine, get the Revell SRT8.

-- Steve

 

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  • From: kingsport,tn.
Posted by 01jeepxj on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 6:37 PM

Tim, the kits I've built @ Skill level 2 are just like any other kit. They might not have as many parts or in the case of NASCAR kits, have only 1 body color to paint. All the L 2's I've built have engines & seperate chassis parts.

Sounds like the AMT 2010 Challenger should have been a Snap Tite kit.  Question

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Posted by 70CudaTJ on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5:43 AM

Yeah Gary I think you're right, I got confused thinking most of the kits we build are skill level 3, but no I was wrong they are level 2 so why are these nicely packaged AMT "Showroom Replicas" range still advertised as level 2 but are basically like Snap Tite kits?

I'm still cranky over this, screw on curbside chassis, hard vinyl seats and a paneled over engine bay, what a rip off! Now don't get me wrong, I'm not angry at the eBay seller as he described it as per the box and all that is noted is curbside chassis, but to disguise it further the kit has a separate bonnet (hood), yet underneath is flat paneled over Tongue Tied.

Yes it was cheap. Yes I failed to research this kit before buying, but I don't feel this kit is advertised /labelled/ marketed right............should be a skill level 1.............who are these kits aimed at??

Just my grumpy My 2 Cents worth

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  • From: Cleveland, Ohio area
Posted by Robert Hall on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:11 AM

Bottom line, is you didn't do your research befoire buying.  The skill level designation means nothing.  And remember, Tamiya, Fujimi, etc sell plenty of curbside kits that aren't 'snap togethers', so it's not uncommon for curbside glue kits to be out there.

Rob Hall Phoenix, Arizona
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  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:21 PM

Well,I think I found a diamond in the rough today. I scored a '53 diecast 'Vette today in 1/24 scale. Why is this so special you might ask? I found it for $12 at a local thrift store still in the plastic and it's from 1977!!!!!! The only damage to the box is where the UPC was removed. It's unpainted which is unheard of nowadays in diecast. I wanna tear it open and check it out but I may just try to profit from it or at the very least use it as a bargaining chip for something I really want, an early 80's Toyota 4x4! (So check your stashes if this sounds appealing). Here's one on Evilbay, not my add but it shows what's in it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-NOS-Monogram-1953-Corvette-Die-Cast-Plastic-Model-Kit-6100-1-24-Scale-/300606090456?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item45fd84ecd8

There's no replacement for displacement...

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  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:26 PM

As far as the curbside Skill Level 2 is concerned, I think the kit is being marketed to the next generation of modelers that thanks to Sony and Nintendo, find riding their bikes a daunting task. With that in mind, I'd say some painting and manual dexterity warrants a Level 2 rating for that demigraphic.

There's no replacement for displacement...

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Posted by Ragnar on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 8:52 PM

I got a German Made Multi adjustment Jeweler's saw Frame with 0 degree blade jaws( it actually says 0 degree blade vices on it), and 24 each fine, very fine, ultra fine, and super fine diamond blades for less than $30 USD. From a local store that was clearing all of its jewelry supplies. The original retail on the saw Frame alone was $94.50 USD.

I've always wanted one of these and now I have, it makes my old Exacto Jewelers saw look like a toy.

CHEERS!

Tom

CHEERS!

Tom

 Old Hot Rodders are Like Old Hot Rods, We may not be as Fast as The New Guys, But We Got There First!

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  • From: Cleveland, Ohio area
Posted by Robert Hall on Thursday, October 6, 2011 8:34 PM

Got the Revell '48 Ford coupe and '59 Impala convertible reissue in the mail today.

Rob Hall Phoenix, Arizona

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