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Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 08:22 AM UTC
Cute doggy eyes! Well then, there's nothing else to do, other than just pay.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 12:39 AM UTC
I had to bring them home, I had no choice! They made cute puppy-dog eyes at me



Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 07:09 AM UTC

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Went back into Bayshore Hobbies last night before heading home today, grabbed the Benetton Ford B192. I'll get the Indycals markings for it (no Camel markings on the Tamiya decal sheet) and do it as Shumie's first win at Belgium in 1992.



David,
I've been going to Bobby's for more years then I can remember. These days I've really cut back on buying kits as the build 'em when I finally retire is now reality.

The hardest thing at Bob's is when someone wants to pass you in a Isle. Most of the time you've gotta move one way or the other.

The place is a treasure chest of older kits at the old retail prices, as Bobby just doesn't seem to increase the prices once he marks them.

Joel



Right now, one can't even get into the ship model section at the left rear of the store. It is completely blocked by kits. LOL

Totally agree that it is a treasure trove of older kits.
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 01:30 AM UTC

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Let's see who can spot what's wrong in these pictures




Cheers, D



D,
Not only isn't there an American made car, but none are by any means American Muscle cars for the streets.

The closest thing to American muscle is the AAR Castrol Cart Eagle which was powered by a Buick V6 Turbo.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC

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Went back into Bayshore Hobbies last night before heading home today, grabbed the Benetton Ford B192. I'll get the Indycals markings for it (no Camel markings on the Tamiya decal sheet) and do it as Shumie's first win at Belgium in 1992.



David,
I've been going to Bobby's for more years then I can remember. These days I've really cut back on buying kits as the build 'em when I finally retire is now reality.

The hardest thing at Bob's is when someone wants to pass you in a Isle. Most of the time you've gotta move one way or the other.

The place is a treasure chest of older kits at the old retail prices, as Bobby just doesn't seem to increase the prices once he marks them.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, June 05, 2019 - 07:55 AM UTC
Went back into Bayshore Hobbies last night before heading home today, grabbed the Benetton Ford B192. I'll get the Indycals markings for it (no Camel markings on the Tamiya decal sheet) and do it as Shumie's first win at Belgium in 1992.
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Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC
Well with Rowan getting one recently and bring back memories I found these and could resist.
Also picked up Zero paints Calsonic blue.

https://flic.kr/p/2g8JpBH

Edit.. help! using flicker and donít know how to get the picture rather than a link.
Dixon66
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 11:43 PM UTC
If anyone here ever makes it to NYC, there is an old school hobby shop out on Long Island in a town called Bay Shore. It is one of those places to go to spend about 3-4 hours searching through kits. New as well as long discontinued. About the only thing I didn't find in there was an Aoshima Road Warrior.

You can barely walk down the aisles as there are kits piled in front of the shelves which are loaded from floor to ceiling.

I hadn't been to the place in about 7 years but I'm on the Island for a business trip this week. Scored a couple sci-fi kits that he had for cheaper than the online place named after a river.

Place is called Bay Shore Hobbies and Bob, the owner, is a great guy too.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 06:23 PM UTC
Wrong? hmm, I get the feeling something is missing, but I can't really put my finger on it. I have been staring, non stop, non blinking, at the pictures for what seems like an eternity and I know something is supposed to be there, but it's not. I need to meditate, get the third eye thing going and I'm sure it will come to me.

Other than, that elusive missing thing, it's a nice haul. Never seen the Doyusha Aston M. before.
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 06:22 PM UTC

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Let's see who can spot what's wrong in these pictures

Cheers, D



Not Chevys or Fords, love the Aston though, didnít know any one did one.
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Posted: Monday, June 03, 2019 - 05:00 PM UTC
Let's see who can spot what's wrong in these pictures




Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 05:22 PM UTC
Hi Michael.

Sounds like you are working my job! I flew from Melbourne to Adelaide Monday morning, Adelaide to Sydney last night, and right now I'm sitting at Sydney airport waiting to board to head back to Melbourne.

If you go to the Reviews tab, there is an info box with a big blue question mark. In that box is a "Submissions" link where you can load your text directly into a review staging area, and there is a link to the automodeler admin email inbox for images. The Admin team can tweak it as necessary and then make it "LIVE" on the site. If you come across any stumbling blocks, shoot me a PM and I will help in any way I can.

It would be great to start getting a few submissions from the active members here to support the work the Admin teams is doing. There are just so many kits out there in peoples stashes that everybody would love to get a look at this way.

Thanks for offering to do this, very much appreciated mate.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 05:08 PM UTC
Hi Damian,
I can give that a go. I have a bit of time in airport terminals over the next couple of days including Melbourne on Friday night. So I will draft something up along the lines of previous posts and take some photos when I get home. Do I send them to you? and how do I do that with the photos?

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 11:46 PM UTC
Michael, you didn't just stem the tide, you pushed it back! Talk about opposite end of the spectrum!

Very nice. How about you get some nice photos of the Citroen DS21 Sprues and do an In-Box review for us. At this stage we have the News Article for the pending release of this kit back in March this year, as well as an In-Box review from back in May 2018 for the Ebbro Citroen DS19 HERE .

If you want to get really keen, we have no News or Reviews on the "Aoshima Beema" at all!

Cheers, D
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 10:05 PM UTC
Nice haul Michael, or so say people....naah, I think it is a nice haul
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Posted: Monday, May 27, 2019 - 07:41 PM UTC
Against an overwhelming flood of Chevrolets and other Americana I thought I would try and stem the tide with a couple of cars from over the pond
Firstly, the most beautiful car in the world, or so say people who know more than me


And probably the best little race/road car in the world, or so say people who know more than me




cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC

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Nice nice nice D. A find like that call's for a dance, for sure. You already have 100 000 views on Youtube. You look funny



Hey, I thought I nailed the Michael Jackson spin and the David Lee Roth high-kick. I will be out of traction in a week or so.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:53 PM UTC
Nice nice nice D. A find like that call's for a dance, for sure. You already have 100 000 views on Youtube. You look funny
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Posted: Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 07:43 PM UTC
Well, they say that admitting that you have a problem is the first step.

Hello, my name is D and I am a Chevoholic!

There, now I feel much better.

So, the story goes, I am interstate for a couple of days on a work trip, and a client had to delay a meeting with me (see, it's not my fault), so I had time to drop in to a little hobby shop that often buys and sells collections. It just happens to be the same shop where several years back I picked up the 57 Nomad/El Camino conversion that I am working on currently. Lo and behold, what do I see on the shelf, all pristine and factory wrapped and beautiful? And at a great price?



I'm not at all embarrassed to say that I danced a little jig and grabbed it and hugged it. CCTV be damned! This is destiny!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:03 PM UTC

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And here I was so sure that it was a true story that somehow you were involved



Joel, I really wish it was true. At one stage in my early teens my father had our 67 Parisienne, a Bonneville, and two '64 Laurentian Pontiacs sitting in our driveway. You couldn't ever wipe the smile off my face if I still had even one of those cars today.

As they say, dreams are free, perhaps this story is my dream

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:38 AM UTC

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D you do know they are not Chevys donít you



I will put a little Bowtie on the grille, nobody will know if we don't say anything


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All the same, nice and the story (true?) adds a nice touch.



Totally fabricated, but a scenario that must have occurred all over the world numerous times. I know I climbed all over my grandfathers old Zephyr every holiday on the farm as a child. I would love to have that sitting in the shed to tinker with.

Cheers, D




D,
And here I was so sure that it was a true story that somehow you were involved me.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 07:23 PM UTC

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D you do know they are not Chevys donít you



I will put a little Bowtie on the grille, nobody will know if we don't say anything


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All the same, nice and the story (true?) adds a nice touch.



Totally fabricated, but a scenario that must have occurred all over the world numerous times. I know I climbed all over my grandfathers old Zephyr every holiday on the farm as a child. I would love to have that sitting in the shed to tinker with.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 07:09 PM UTC
D you do know they are not Chevys donít you

All the same, nice and the story (true?) adds a nice touch.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 06:33 PM UTC
Oh dear, they seem to be multiplying



See HERE for more details on this alarming development !

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
Hi Damian

Wow! That is tasty! That would make an awesome Frontpage shot for a photo-Feature!

All the best

Rowan