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  • From: Oregon: Tree Country.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Friday, March 31, 2017 1:34 AM

Just bought me 3 nice re-builders today on Ebay. A 1959 Lincoln 'vert, a 1960 Imperial 'vert, and a '61 imperial 'vert.

Been waiting a long time for descent builders of these to come up, and it happened all in one day - AND I WON THE BIDS...YAHOO Smile, Wink & Grin.

Talk about bein' excited and feelin' like a kid.

I love Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions.

I bought all the model stuff I wanted for Christmas because no one else would spend that much on me Laugh Laugh

 

                                     

 

 

KWT
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Posted by KWT on Saturday, April 01, 2017 5:33 PM

These were sitting on the porch when I came home today...

I've never had a Jo-han... kinda excited.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Thursday, April 06, 2017 1:53 PM

 

Just now picked up a Warbucks Mustang on eBay. Got a pretty sweet price on it, as well. I already had the F/X Falcon kit so this will make a nice pair of early funny cars.

Steve

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Posted by mini man on Friday, April 07, 2017 4:35 PM

Been threating it for a while but just ordered the Dodge caravan - a state trooper vehicle plus a fire pimper in 25th plus others................

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, April 08, 2017 12:24 PM

Picked up an original unbuilt Johan '64 Plymouth Fury today.

Pretty good price for one in this condition.

 

Steve

 

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Posted by Goofy62 on Saturday, April 08, 2017 12:27 PM

Goofy62

Picked up an original unbuilt Johan '64 Plymouth Fury today.

Pretty good price for one in this condition.

 

Steve

 

 

Sorry about the horrible pics.

Just copied & pasted from ebay. Smile

 

Steve

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Sunday, April 09, 2017 7:45 PM

Looking at the parts & I don't see the stock exhaust manifolds, did they come with the kit? T.W.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Sunday, April 09, 2017 8:13 PM

aliasT.W.

Looking at the parts & I don't see the stock exhaust manifolds, did they come with the kit? T.W.

 

Yeah, I noticed that they seemed to be missing also.

Doesn't really matter to me.

I'm thinking that when I build it, I'll use the Lindberg '64 Belvedere engine.

 

Steve

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Sunday, April 09, 2017 8:27 PM

Too bad really, those are some nice parts but the car is in great shape and judging by a few of your builds I've seen I'm sure you'll make good of it. T.W.

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Monday, April 10, 2017 12:02 PM

Picked this up on eBay. Made a really low offer on it and got it. Didn't expect the offer to be accepted, but it was.

 

Steve

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 10:10 AM

I love the blues brothers,dont give two hoots for nascar..

 

An Olds.

 

Rozzers are about!

 

Yet another mini.....

 

Nice,with p.e.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Monday, April 17, 2017 12:49 PM

 

The mailman delivered a few back issues of Scale Auto mag. These have articles on gassers and MOPARs. Looks like some good reading material!

 

Steve

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Posted by High octane on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:29 PM

I also received a couple of issues of Scale Auto from 1997 and 2002 and you can see how the times are changin' when comparing those issues to the issues we receive today. Seems like the older issues have more pages and content as well as more advertising. Well back in those days there was more to write about, than there is today, and the advertising budget was more for a lot of advertisers as they didn't have to fight the on-line sales like today either. The cost of publishing the magazine has gone up over the years as well.

While I enjoy looking at these older issues, I also look forward to receiving future issues of Scale Auto as well.

High octane

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:40 AM

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:41 AM

Picked up another couple of kits off eBay. Both were on my list and I’ve been watching and waiting to catch either of them at a more favorable price. Just happened to find both at about the same time.

 

Steve

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Posted by dreamsinplastic on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:18 AM

smhardesty:Hey Steve !!  Looks like you're gathering quite a "stash" of kits......Have you started the 2010 Challenger yet??.....I just finished a Mopar..(See pics & description under the "Muscle Car" forum topic, " '71 Plymouth GTX 440-6 Six Pack, w/Air Grabber". An older Revell kit,but pretty cool......JohnZ

" Why Kate.....You're NOT wearing a Bustle.........How Lewd..."        Doc Holiday (From Tombstone)

 

 

 

 

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Posted by smhardesty on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:05 AM

JohnZ,

Yeah, I’d say I already have more kits than I could possibly build in the next ten years or so. I probably should stop buying, but there are certain kits I see that I’d really like to have in my collection of completed builds. Logic tells me that they would be a whole lot less expensive to buy now than down the road a few years. I don’t think anything is going to be cheaper in 5 years than today. I’m not sure of the exact number of kits in my stash right now, but I do know it’s well over 70, and might even be over 80 now.

Yes, and no, on starting the Challenger. I have all the parts washed and have been removing mold lines and other imperfections from all the parts. I’m really tinkering around with different ways to do several things I’ll need to do to complete my builds. I have a partial loss of feeling in my right hand/arm that have caused me to learn new ways to do things. I’m right handed so I’m re-learning how to do a lot of things. I’m also spending a lot of my leisure time reading articles online and in printed magazines. There is a TON of excellent info right here in this forum, on the SA site, and in SA magazine. I’ve been buying some back issues as well. The fact is that I need to just jump into the Challenger build, but I’ve been dragging my feet. As soon as I finally decide to get going I’ll start posting some photos.

Also, love your signature line. My favorite was when Kilmer said, “I’m you Huckleberry”. He pretty much stole that movie from Russell. He was fantastic in his role.

Steve

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  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 5:07 PM

Ollies in Hazleton PA had some different kits in today. I saw some ships, a kit of two ironclad ships and an artillery cassion with horses from the civil war. Also a fire truck, two different Mopar drag cars from the mid 60's and a few others. I picked the two kits on top up there.

The Model T kit shows a longer frame to fit the blown V-8 that I hope will make it a good fit for an I - 6 motor. I got the Hayden Proffit 62 Bel air on E-Bay after I found out I couldn't make an accurate one out of a 62 Impala.. Maybe I can use some of the parts from the Impala to make a more detailed Bel Air.

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Posted by Goofy62 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:37 PM

smhardesty

 

JohnZ,

Yeah, I’d say I already have more kits than I could possibly build in the next ten years or so. I probably should stop buying, but there are certain kits I see that I’d really like to have in my collection of completed builds. Logic tells me that they would be a whole lot less expensive to buy now than down the road a few years. I don’t think anything is going to be cheaper in 5 years than today. I’m not sure of the exact number of kits in my stash right now, but I do know it’s well over 70, and might even be over 80 now.

Yes, and no, on starting the Challenger. I have all the parts washed and have been removing mold lines and other imperfections from all the parts. I’m really tinkering around with different ways to do several things I’ll need to do to complete my builds. I have a partial loss of feeling in my right hand/arm that have caused me to learn new ways to do things. I’m right handed so I’m re-learning how to do a lot of things. I’m also spending a lot of my leisure time reading articles online and in printed magazines. There is a TON of excellent info right here in this forum, on the SA site, and in SA magazine. I’ve been buying some back issues as well. The fact is that I need to just jump into the Challenger build, but I’ve been dragging my feet. As soon as I finally decide to get going I’ll start posting some photos.

Also, love your signature line. My favorite was when Kilmer said, “I’m you Huckleberry”. He pretty much stole that movie from Russell. He was fantastic in his role.

 

Don't rush yourself Steve.

Half the fun is just reading, researching, talking with people & looking at other peoples stuff.

I enjoy the hobby much more now since I started frequenting the forums.

 

Steve

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:36 AM

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:24 AM

Got these on ebay for £5 inc postage!!

The corvette is 100% complete even though it looks like a blind chimp brush painted it..

 

Can anyone i.d. this one? it has an engine/firewall/rear lights/one grille section but no interior.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:38 AM

Looks like a Jo-han '70 olds 442 (beat up pretty bad). Bill

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:26 PM

Thanks for that Bill.Yes

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:35 AM

Went to a model show with vendors yesterday and bought these 5 models for an average of $20 each. No sales tax; no shipping charges! I have only built one Moebius kit, the Hornet, and wanted to try a few more. The two Challengers (I owned a 1:1 70 Challenger once and now have a 2015) are two of my favorites that I have build a couple of times and they are getting hard to find. So now I have plenty of Mopar challenges for the next few months! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:57 AM

These came today c/o ebay...

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 1:23 PM

Got another Studebaker on eBay. It's missing the plugs to connect body to chassis and also the red taillight lenses, but that shouldn’t be a problem. By the time I get around to building this one I hope to have the skills to construct something to solve each of those small obstacles

 

Steve

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  • From: Podunk, Illinois
Posted by smhardesty on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 4:06 PM

Goofy62

Don't rush yourself Steve.

 

Half the fun is just reading, researching, talking with people & looking at other peoples stuff.

I enjoy the hobby much more now since I started frequenting the forums.

 

Steve

 

 
Just now read this. Somehow missed it the last couple of times I read this thread. You're 100% correct, Steve. I'll flat out state that I'm having a pretty good time reading mag articles, forum threads, online tutorials, and researching for future builds. I got the '69 Dart GTS in the mail yesterday and found a great article online that had several really great photos of the interior, exterior, and engine. The car in the article was just immaculate. It was white with red guts and red striping. If I had been spending time building I might have missed this article. I'm going to move this GTS build way up in the order I'll build because of the great photos I now have, and my build will be a replica of the 1:1 car I found. Beautuful car! I'm not on my laptop right now, or I'd post a photo of it.

Steve

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Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 2:10 AM

I'm running out of space to display by builds so selling all 1/24 & 1/25 kits and all aircraft kits as well. So buying 1/32 and 1/43 scales. Got this yesterday .....

Just found these on the back of one shelf and built them, interesting doing such small decals.....

All of these 1/43!

So now looking for much smaller scales to build!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:27 AM

smhardesty

 

Got another Studebaker on eBay. It's missing the plugs to connect body to chassis and also the red taillight lenses, but that shouldn’t be a problem. By the time I get around to building this one I hope to have the skills to construct something to solve each of those small obstacles

 

 

Forgot that Jo-Han did snap kits. Good score.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:49 PM

My parcel from the States is in Chester now,got a customs fee that I paid today and it should be with me on friday.Built the kit in 1984 and cant wait to get my mitts on again!

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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