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  • Member since
    March, 2006
  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:44 AM

I stumbled across a garage sale in the neighborhood that had about 30 models. Models in the wrapper were $10 and without wrappers were $5.  So I picked up 5 kits that were all unwrapped and all were complete and unbuilt. A 56 Chevy Del Ray (I have built it before and its a great kit), 69 Dodge Charger Daytona, 66 Ford Galaxie, 72 Chevy Chevelle and a Daisy Jeep! So combined with 5 purchases at the last contest, that ranged between $10 and $15, I now have 10 models for less than $100. I think I spent about $85 total. I should be good for the rest of the year if I only build these kits! Thanks for looking! 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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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 3:59 PM

Another ebay purchase for just £8 plus postage....

Possible race car?

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:43 PM

Two more old Fords, One from a contributor on another site...another Lindberg Pick-Up..

With a few spares, but I need wheels/tyres, interior, steering wheel, engine.

Plus from ebay uk another....

For just £11!

  • Member since
    November, 2005
  • From: home of pikes peak
Posted by oldcars on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:41 AM

1/24th.

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    April, 2017
Posted by aliasT.W. on Friday, March 22, 2019 9:23 PM

What scale are these?

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, March 22, 2019 6:56 AM

Lindberg 32 Pickup Rod, Off ebay UK 2 for £11.50. One built/unpainted and one unbuilt in bags.

I'm going to try and paint the built one, whilst thinking how to further customise the other.

  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: CA Gold Country foothills.
Posted by mishalah on Friday, March 08, 2019 12:20 PM

:(  :(  :(   I just posted a long response and description of my latest purchase, but it all disappeared.  Something about the site being offline.  BS.  I have been moving all throuigh the site for an hour.  Please advise, becasue I'm not going to waste all that rtime again if this page isn't working.  :(

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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    January, 2004
  • From: CA Gold Country foothills.
Posted by mishalah on Friday, March 08, 2019 12:16 PM

Great "nabs" you guys.  That Imperial is a sold gold blast from my past.  If I could still build 1/24 I'd be combing the internet for those kinds of builds.  I actually do have some 1/24-1/25 that I will never build, and would give up cheap or free.  I have concentrated on large scale for many years now...both plastic and diecast.  I just acquired the 1/12 scale Mazda 727B LeMans winner from Hiro.  It's actually more daunting than I thought it would be...a real challenge.  But, alas, I have far too many WIPs and unstarted "must build" kits already to dive right into it.  These are pretty pricey, but I think I got a good enough deal that if I change my mind I can well gte my money back plus a little.  I have totally forgotten how to post pics, so if any of you can referesh me on that I'll try to put some up. 

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 4:24 PM

From ebay UK today...

And with TWO bodies! What a bonus!

Oh and a couple of days ago from dear old ebay UK, an 'already started' with just one small part missing (can be made)...............

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands, Fl
Posted by crown r n 7 on Monday, March 04, 2019 8:38 AM

I got this 59 Imperial its the promo type model that car dealers would give their customers .I guess the term used today is curb side? because it has no opening hood /engine.This should be a fun painting kit I do miss these large cars.

Nick.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, March 02, 2019 8:34 PM

I got this Aston Martin DB 4 in a trade with a fellow Club member today.  

I've been wanting a British van since I saw a restoration of a Ford Transit Mk. I van on TV's For The Love Of Cars.  This is close enough!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; Aston Martin DB4; Range Rover Police

Classic Plastic Model Club

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:49 AM

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, November 23, 2018 3:36 PM

AND yes, the second Christmas pressie turned up today!

I have a MotoGP rider figure so I may well paint it in No46 Valentino Rossi colours, leaving off all the shooters!

 

And this is on it's way in 1/43rd................

And...............bought for me by our youngest son for Christmas..............

To go with the red one that I bought 10 or 15 years ago!

 

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, November 22, 2018 3:19 PM

The first of my two models for Christmas from my wife.....in 1/25 scale...........

So can't open it yet!

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, November 09, 2018 4:51 PM

AMT Chevy Nascar Body.

1/24 Airfix Subaru Impreza WRC

Superb both £5 plus postage!

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:41 AM

I got two more kits on Saturday.  The '53 Chevy was given to me with the body painted maroon metallic over white metallic.  I won my bid at auction for a sealed 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger for $20. 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; Aston Martin DB4; Range Rover Police

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Monday, June 11, 2018 8:54 PM

IIRC, AMT bought MPC during the '70's or '80's, but I'm not sure of the date.  They are both now owned by Round2.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; Aston Martin DB4; Range Rover Police

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by GlueSniffer on Sunday, June 10, 2018 8:23 PM

Seems to be identical to the MPC ‘82 Bad Company Ram van except the obvious different year grill. Was AMT ever in any partnership with MPC?

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:21 PM

Here are some pictures of the parts in the kit.  Judging by the flash on some parts, this kit has been re-issued a few times over the years and some parts have fallen off the sprues.  There are custom interior panels and some mid-back custom bucket seats.  This kit is typical of AMT/Ertl's ownership which included a mish-mash of bits and pieces.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; Aston Martin DB4; Range Rover Police

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by GlueSniffer on Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:45 PM

mrmike

I believe that this is the same as the Tradesman van kits that you have.  There are custom interior pieces and custom rear windows with w-i-d-e tires, but no mags.  I do have plans on building this kit, just not right away.  Sorry.

 

No sweat! I’m sure I will end up picking up this same kit! Cool that it has some custom parts! As for the mags, no big deal! I have tons of Cragers, slotted, and a stock pile of Pegasus Astro mags!

I know the MPC ’82 “Bad Company” Ram van is the same as the Tradesman vans. Only difference is the interior tub on the Ram van has cup holders and a slightly different dash and seats. The bodies are obviously different but they share the same windshield, engine and chassis. So if you score a Tradesman body and grill, you can build the whole van using the Ram van kit! I’m curious as if there are any differences in the AMT Rescue 911 Ram van compared to the MPC Rams?

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:23 PM

I believe that this is the same as the Tradesman van kits that you have.  There are custom interior pieces and custom rear windows with w-i-d-e tires, but no mags.  I do have plans on building this kit, just not right away.  Sorry.

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; Aston Martin DB4; Range Rover Police

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by GlueSniffer on Saturday, June 09, 2018 8:07 PM

I am a Dodge Tradesman sucker... I also have reason to believe I may have been conceived in one Sadly these vans are usually a bit pricey since they are vintage kits. Gotta pay to play I suppose.

Scooped this ‘74 today

As well as this, what appears to be a ‘72 today as well

This I picked up a few weeks ago but thought I would share amongst my acquisitions today. A ‘77 that is identical to the ‘78 my father had when I was born.

Sadly it must have been stored in a hot attic or something, the leading edge of the hood was pretty warped. I got it about 95% straightened out, but I may end up doing a transplant from the next...

Bought this junkyard ‘79 same day as the ‘77. Will be using the hood to repair the ‘77 and the upper quarter panels to patch where someone cut out the port windows on the ‘72 I bought today. I’m sure I will end up using the roof as well as a lot of these vans on ePay have had the roof butchered. 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2018
Posted by GlueSniffer on Saturday, June 09, 2018 7:42 PM

mrmike

 

 

 

I hope you build up this Dodge, would love a review of it! I have been debating buying one of these for a few month.

  • Member since
    August, 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, June 09, 2018 3:45 PM

I got these two kits from an auction of a Club member's recent passing.  I was the only bidder for these two kits.

 

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; Aston Martin DB4; Range Rover Police

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, June 08, 2018 4:31 PM

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    April, 2018
Posted by jchrisf on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 5:09 PM

Got my first Tamiya kit today.. one of many more Big Smile

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    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 8:52 AM

Found this one at Ollie's yesterday. I thought it was a good buy for $19.99.

IMG 0197

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:48 PM

I've not seen a 'Glow in the Dark' version ever! Yes......... I don't know if it will end up looking like the box art!

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Sunday, May 27, 2018 4:22 PM

PatrickW

Won this on the bay today.............

  

 

THAT is a really fun, easy kit with massive potential for kitbashing. I grabbed a glow in the dark version too.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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