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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by milo1303s, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    If you keep this up there won't be any left to buy. I get beat out (on ebay) every
    time I bid on one.
     
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  2. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    I'm done , for awhile, with ebay now. This 40 Ford showed up couple days ago , it was my last purchase.....besides that ebay shut me down , temporarily, one night .
    I was bidding on 3 different kits and they were all in there final minutes of the auction...and I won all 3, I make it a point to pay right away but when I went to check out they kept coming up with excuses,like reset your account info and several other things...I tryed everything ,called my card holder they said nothing is wrong , plenty of money available, I finally got through to someone on ebay, a real person, they told me a bunch of crap, I ended up paying for one of the items with a money order .
    After waiting 24 hours like they told me , I tried checking out again ..samething , wouldn't go through...called them again ..we had words or I did anyways, got put on the line withh management ..I expressed my views on the matter and they finally told me that they did it..temporarily shut me down, a safety thing they can do if they think a new customer account is buying too much too fast ...its to protect them and keep them , the customer, out of trouble.? I then expressed my views and opinion and they took the temporary hold off .
    So I made a couple more purchases, with no problem and I'm now giving it a rest for awhile.
    My desk top shop is getting a bit backed up anyways.
    I ended up with I think 14 vintage kits and parts kits, had fun ..now getting them put together is actually going good , these old kits are not as advanced, less parts , not much small details to do, they are molded in color so I haven't even painted any of the bodies yet, just polish them out and what painting I have done has been with a brush..all is good because my eyes and unsteady hands at times keeps me from the fine detailing I once did...so its enjoyable again like when was a kid. 20201103_033911~2.jpeg 20201103_033811~2.jpeg 20201103_034243~2.jpeg

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  3. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
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    Thanks for telling your story, interesting and aggravating as the circumstances
    can be. I'd venture to say you probably beat out on at least a couple, as I really
    went crazy the last few weeks with watch lists and bids. I thought I might even
    have gotten hip to sniping some poor schnook in the last 20 seconds. Instead,
    I'm the one getting sniped. The frustration isn't worth the hassle.

    I'm not a master modeler and have no interest in the kits being sold these days.
    I don't care about super detailed dashboards or the tedious job of putting
    together front suspensions that are realistic. I no longer purchase photo etched
    parts. I could keep on building the oh so simple looking Monogram kits if I
    could get my grubby mitts on them. I'm not going to pay some insaniac megabucks
    for something that, honestly, shouldn't be more than a couple. But, my loss. Have
    fun with your kits. I'll be watching for pics.

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  4. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    I too do not want to build those super detailed kits any more and going back to those simple AMT and Monograms.
     
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  5. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    I did get sniped out in the final seconds on a couple of them , then there was a couple that I got carried away bidding on and then as its getting down to the end and Im winning, then it hits me ...that lm in a bit deeper than I really wanted to be...and then hope that someone will jump in and out bid me in the final seconds...and they don't.
    Then there was one that I thought I would try to jump in and snatch it away from a guy that seemed to be wanting this one kit pretty bad ...well it was down to the last 5 minutes and I thought I would start playing with this guy...he bid , then I went and jumped in with a bid that would be just a few cents over his bid and continue till the end, and I didn't even really want the item he was bidding on, then I went in for the kill...I hit the wrong button and a bid of $2500 went in...oh shit...luckily it went in as my max amount , and I was able to get in and cancel the bid ,you have to give ebay a good reason for your cancelation for them to except it, mean while the guy had made a counter bid that was higher than my pre-";`/ up bid and he won on a $26.50 bid....ya...that would have devastated my Studebaker champion Hot Rod funds.

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  6. Mike-model
    Joined: Jul 15, 2019
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    @1933_willys_77 . Glad it worked out, at least partially. I'm not aware of how exact or what your plans are for the model, I'd like to add though for a windshield or other "glass", a wonderful source is just a simple blister package from a cheap shop of sorts. Some plastic available is so clear and easy to cut, super thin too! Looks fabulous on model cars and trucks. Just sayin', hope you don't mind. Glues easily too.
    Mike..
     
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  7. Mike-model
    Joined: Jul 15, 2019
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    Weekend Update; Motor mounts and support bar for the idler pulley, an oil filter added as well as a chute backplate. I thought an aluminum valley cover might be nice too.

    Also, further along with the rear end triangulation, here the upper rods, lowers are also done.
    Nuts and bolts are ordered, as jamb nuts are missing yet for the rods.

    The motor sits now perfectly, firewall to motor block is good, the alignment to the 3rd member sits.

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    Big step completed today, I'm happy.

    Mike..
     
  8. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    Picked up a box of diecast and plastic parts from a friend which included a few vintage plastic cars. A little clean up and some repair needed to give them a second life.

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  9. Mike-model
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    UPDATE; the idler pulley brass bracket was bothering me, plus already having trouble mounting the pulley....no room.

    So a new one was made up. I got a real plan with measurements from Roger Lee, so this one is now perfect scale, looks right, and the pulley fits better.

    Here the old brass unit,
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    Here the revised piece, aluminum plate with stainless steel tube spacers;

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    I think the idler pulley is too large with this aftermarket resin motor, I'll make a slimmer more elegant unit with aluminum tube and flanges attached. Should look great on the motor.

    Mike..
     
  10. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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  11. rudestude
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    Ooopps... I forgot one, I was going over my purchase list and something wasn't adding up, started digging through my shipment boxes and found one that was never opened...and this was inside..glad I didn't burn them.
    Its a original kit, oddly it had been fully assembled and the only thing that had been painted was the silver on all trim parts, and was very well done.
    The 3 in 1 customizing kits are my favorite, this one didn't come with any of the extra and customizing parts.
    The box is in very nice condition .
    I'm going to leave this one as is.
    Who ever built it must of played with it or just rolled it around..alot..because both rear wheel wells on the back side of the body are deeply rubbed, melted grooves from the tires rubbing on the body. 20201111_032728~2.jpeg 20201111_032405~2.jpeg 20201111_032450~2.jpeg 20201111_032533~2.jpeg 20201111_023804~2.jpeg 20201111_024016~2.jpeg 20201111_023949~2.jpeg 20201111_023909~2.jpeg 20201111_023201~2.jpeg

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  12. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
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    Sorry for the premature model posting...but I couldn't hold off any more, my desk top shop is filling up so I had to make some room..
    I got the Black Widow truck all back together, turned out ok, this is a original 1960 release, non motorized version, it does have the provisions for the motor but it doesn't come with the motor or all the wiring and other parts to motorize it..it does come with the eyelet mounts for the teather line to pass through. I also did some extra paint work to brighten it up a little, red on the under sides of the fenders, also the wheel edges .and got all the glue tracks rubbed out,.
    I had to replace the windshield and frame and the radiator and headlight assemblies because of excessive gluing, I used new parts from a 2010 re-release dated truck that I got for parts.
    Now on to the next one. 20201112_153940~2.jpeg 20201112_154051~2.jpeg 20201112_154242~2.jpeg 20201112_153156~2.jpeg 20201112_152935~2.jpeg 20201112_152614.jpeg 20201112_152415~2.jpeg

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  13. rudestude
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  14. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    Some builds from our friends at Model Cars Magazine..... 20201114_120954.thumb.jpg.e0026c5e33698a935ba04cb4d55c1ae6.jpg 20201114_120843.thumb.jpg.7d03c2fee52e8f7219a3ef1c92459501.jpg 20201114_120802.thumb.jpg.5dac22f04aae695f7bafc182f90bc642.jpg 20201114_120719.thumb.jpg.9d742575c58422a1ebd3753e376c12a9.jpg IMG_4403.thumb.jpg.822b03f1db13f395e3a9ed13f90b25d8.jpg 20200715_150232.jpg.f68d569d7f573938e1b40b0f02db6fdc.jpg 20200715_154302.jpg.b2a681dbf60d7a582b2ecba4bb8425dd.jpg 20200715_154703.jpg.f55b1833e8980199ee18336b7ae10fe3.jpg 2v2HGmkyWxAKN8F.jpg 20200715_150715.jpg.3392646abfe13a39b04c6b13c273a1bd.jpg 2v2HGmkmFxAKN8F.jpg 2v2HGmiHNxAKN8F.jpg 20200715_154625.jpg.d22cfdd86446abcc3b75d800f6e9f192.jpg 2v2HGmiE5xAKN8F.jpg 60CA15ED-BDEE-4C73-9A81-EF23ED95DD0B.thumb.jpeg.ddf4225dfb4656648a65ae4e49725ed6.jpeg 2v2HGmkndxAKN8F.jpg IMG_4399.thumb.jpg.178fd86b69e1a693298afecba269cd07.jpg 142042346_20200715_154136(2).jpg.945a82eed69979a7f6daa8a21f70a3db.jpg 2v2HGmkgnxAKN8F.jpg 2v2HGmi2rxAKN8F.jpg 2v2HGmiudxAKN8F.jpg
     
  15. Mike-model
    Joined: Jul 15, 2019
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    UPDATE on the FED build. Clutch can and other small things.

    The resin clutch can I had was OK, just a little puny. Here the new one, scale this time. Also, the steering is all done, except the delta handles, this later on. Also, a new firewall/motor plate, this one is more scale as well.

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    The can still needs 2 bolted revision covers and the linkage cross support, still a bit to do with this unit.

    Mike..
     
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  16. One I built in the in the late 70s of my real Chevy coupe and home built camper. 20170808_151745.jpg 20170808_151812.jpg 20170808_154142.jpg
     
  17. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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  20. Mike-model
    Joined: Jul 15, 2019
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    UPDATE; Clutch can bolts and woes.
    The can is attached to the motor plate and the bolt supply was drained. Meantime ordered.

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    Meantime, I don't like the silver dull paint. Dumped in a jar with brake fluid, this comes out....

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    Tamiya Clear Red on the shiny brass will allow a beautiful anodized look. I like.

    Mike..
     
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