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RGronovius

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  1. Picked up this old reissue kit at Michael's using a 50% off coupon. Ran me $14.83 with tax. Not sure why I've been building cars lately, but I'm having fun.
  2. M60A3 DUALTEX camo info ?

    I can only imagine the nightmare this paint scheme would have been. When we repainted our tanks using MERDC, it was an assembly line process with one detail of men who spray painted every tank in the company solid green. The platoon sergeants and motor sergeants worked off of old, poor photocopied camouflage scheme sheets and chalked off areas of the tank. The crews would either spray (until it gunked up or broke) or hand paint the black and brown using brushes that were like the ones you'd use to paint your porch. We never even bothered with the sand squiggles. Cutting stencils were a pain as was masking off the headlights and other items you didn't want painted.
  3. DISNEY NAUTILUS

    Revell Monogram did a snap tite kit of the Nautilus, but it was from a kids TV show sponsored by Crayola Crayons.
  4. The system remembered my name and password, but when I tried to log in, it told me it didn't recognize the username or password. I opened up my history tab, and then clicked on an forum post I visited on Saturday. Once I clicked it, the system showed me as logged in.
  5. AER GAZ 67 in 1/35

    This is a GAZ 67 field car, a Soviet copy of the US Army Jeep from WW2. It is made by AER, a company from Moldova. The kit is from the late 1990s and is fairly poor, about on par with an ancient 1960s Lindberg car kit. This kit has been reboxed by quite a few Eastern European companies like Eastern Express and Maquette. The nicest thing about the AER kit is the decals. They are well done and there are quite a few options. Unfortunately, there are no marking placement guides beyond the box art. Decent amount of parts, and it was quite tricky to align the body panels. There was a huge AER logo molded in the bed of the truck that I had to shave away. It doesn't look too bad when the body is built. There is plenty of detail on the underside, but what is there is very simple and looks like it was made with just styrene rod and blocks. Not very refined at all. There are supposed to be three clear parts, but my kit must have been missing them. One is the windshield and the other two are the headlights. I cut a replacement winshield out of a thin piece of clear plastic. I will have to resource replacement headlights from the spare parts box. The instructions are extremely simple, but were very helpful in cobbling together this little kit. Just a half page with the diagrams shown, no marking or painting guides. I want to do that shiny green paint job that looks like they bought the paint from Rustoleum. I just need to determine which decals go with that paint scheme. With some paint
  6. Accurate detailed plans wanted for WW2 Willy's Jeep

    Fine Molds makes a very nice 1/20th scale Jeep patterned after the company owner's actual Jeep. Here is a Jeep model reference site that has some links to various online reviews and walk arounds. https://www.cybermodeler.com/armor/jeep/jeep_all.shtml
  7. #25 Sprintcar.... Finished...1-28-18

    Nice job, great to see the culmination of all the hard work.
  8. I'm from that area, Springfield, Vermont. I know there are some modelers more northward and many around the Nashua area. When I was stationed at Devens, I used to host modelers at my maintenance school where I had many modern armor and trucks.
  9. 1:100 REVELL F-14A Canopy and Afterburners

    I just copy/pasted you topic title into Google and there are similar kits by Revell still available. Might even be the exact same model. https://www.google.com/search?q=Revell+1%3A100+F-14+TOMCAT&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS691US691&oq=Revell+1%3A100+F-14+TOMCAT&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
  10. LULUBELLE

    Great movie, one of the reasons why I became a tanker. Nice job.
  11. Model Cars Magazine? Will it Survive?

    The high end kits are also super accurate with a plethora of parts. Lots of research and development to pay for. And you do get what you pay for; many of the new uber kits are well worth the price. The biggest commotion is from new kits with a high price tag that aren't as detailed or as accurate as older kits. Academy is normally the biggest offender in the armor world. They put out a great kit, then a similar kit that's not nearly as good as one that's been on the market for decades.
  12. Model Cars Magazine? Will it Survive?

    I think ten years from now will be pretty much like it is now. Static models have become high end items. Very few low end kits (except older reissues) and multimedia high end uber kits. Even new Star Wars kits tend to be simple snap togethers but have lights and sounds so they build into $25 toys. We've basically got two choices, high end expensive kits and low end simple kits. My local Hobby Lobby carries ancient (30+ year old) Italeri kits for $49.99, kits long past their prime that went for like $15-20 back in the day.
  13. Question

    The Red October and the Dallas were different scales. I built both. I can check my excess decals to see if I still have them.
  14. Model Cars Magazine? Will it Survive?

    When I first read this thread, I saw it as will model car magazines (in general) survive. Not as a specific title of a model car magazine called Model Car Magazine.
  15. Looking for Nieuport 28 decals

    Let me go through the kits to make sure all is there and I'll get a message to you.
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