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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 05:50 PM UTC
Before the impala shows up, perhaps we could see an image of the "Tele"
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 07:41 PM UTC

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Before the impala shows up, perhaps we could see an image of the "Tele"



Hi Jesper

Scroll down to March 15th and you can see it.

@ Damian: I tried the recording interface last night and it works brilliantly - a much louder, cleaner signal than I'm used to, and very little latency.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:07 PM UTC
Rowan: How could I have missed that picture. That is absolutely gorgeous. Great choice of color.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 08:01 AM UTC
Cheers Jesper

I'm having an absolute blast with it!

Much to my surprise, the Impala was delivered today - I wasn't expecting it until tomorrow. I'm very impressed by the service from the eBay seller (davecoleysemporium.co.uk):


The kit looks very good indeed. I'll post a full in-box review but, for now, suffice to say I think I've chosen well for my first classic American car.

All the best

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 09:22 AM UTC

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The kit looks very good indeed. I'll post a full in-box review but, for now, suffice to say I think I've chosen well for my first classic American car.



Definitely no argument from me Rowan

I probably should start putting a few reviews up as well as I work through my builds.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:16 AM UTC
Hi Damian

It was touch and go what my next build would be - Ebbros' vintage F1 Lotus 49B or this '58 Impala. As stunning as the Lotus is, the Impala's won - and I've started a thread ahead of building it to (hopefully) represent Buddy Holly's car.

All the best

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Posted: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 10:27 AM UTC

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I probably should start putting a few reviews up as well as I work through my builds.

Cheers, D



Hi Damian

You've no doubt got some absolute gems that would make great reviews! I thinking just the same looking at the stuff Luciano's getting in his amazing catches!

It really strikes me how different the aircraft and car modelling scenes are. Classic car kits remain just that i.e. classic - whereas, in aircraft modelling, perfectly fine kits are all too often swept away and forgotten in favour of new releases.

All the best

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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 04:21 AM UTC
Got these two on the pile now


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Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 - 08:46 AM UTC
Great kits to add to the stash Charlie. I love the 67 Impala, have this kit sitting in the queue!



Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 03:01 AM UTC
Charlie nice buys, both of those are on my wish list.
D nice, although I prefer the stock one Charlie got.

Postie dropped of these the other day, may use them together.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 10:17 AM UTC
Seems to be a lot of Chevys being bought around these parts, so I will add my latest kit to hit the garage, Revell's 1/25th 57 Chevy Black Widow.

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Posted: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 06:53 PM UTC
Excellent additions Luciano. I can't wait to see the reaction when you put a review of the "Hot Rod Hydro" on the Model Shipwrights page


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D nice, although I prefer the stock one Charlie got.



Totally agree. In my usual fashion I will be adding the stock and the SS and the Convertible and do a line build log

Andy, go to the top of the Class mate! I have read rumours that Revell accidentally put a 210 body in a few of those boxes instead of a 150, check it out when you get a chance.

Now, continuing along the road of the legendary '57, this turned up today and I no longer need to think about the subject of my first kit in-box review here on Automodeler






Lots of CHEEEEEEERS , D
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 12:38 AM UTC
Nice one Andy, seems that a few Chevys have arrived recently.

D that looks like a nice purchase and the package looks really special.



Well keeping on the Chevy theme;

I’ll be keeping it stock.
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 04:22 AM UTC
Gorgeous kit's you gentlemen have bought. Soon we have to call this chevymodeler.kitmaker
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 01:33 PM UTC
Recent acquisitions for here at chevymodeler.kitmaker:


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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 05:24 PM UTC

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Gorgeous kit's you gentlemen have bought. Soon we have to call this chevymodeler.kitmaker



Imagine the riot that would be happening if Hermon (VonCuda) was still around 🤔😎
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 06:31 PM UTC

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Imagine the riot that would be happening if Hermon (VonCuda) was still around 🤔😎



I'm sure he would start a Chevy Vs. Mopar part 3, here on "what the post..."

Perhaps I should order a couple of Mopar kit's, just to balance things out a bit. I am saying a bit, since it would take a LOT of Mopar kit's to really balance things out
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:11 PM UTC

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Perhaps I should order a couple of Mopar kit's, just to balance things out a bit. I am saying a bit, since it would take a LOT of Mopar kit's to really balance things out



It's just the ebb and flow of things, we've had a string of rally cars, Luciano put a small caryard full of Mopars and Fords into his garage in February and March, and there have been a few open-wheelers brought into the mix as well.

Seems like I'm the main offender when it comes to brand bias

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 08:46 AM UTC
Hi all

Well, at least I can plead innocent on the Chevy-modeller front - while I don't have that many car kits in my Stash (yet ), there's quite a healthy selection of brands, types and eras so far.

Of course, that could all change if the bug bites with any particular genre!

At the risk of offending die-hard Chevy enthusiasts, I've got to say I think the front end of that '60 Chevy Fleetside must rank amongst the most gloriously ugly things I've ever seen on four wheels!

All the best

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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:17 AM UTC

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At the risk of offending die-hard Chevy enthusiasts, I've got to say I think the front end of that '60 Chevy Fleetside must rank amongst the most gloriously ugly things I've ever seen on four wheels!



No offence taken, after all beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, or the beer-holder, or something like that

I must admit, it looks a bit Neanderthal with those heavy eyebrows. I don’t think I know of another vehicle where the headlights are actually mounted in the bonnet (hood).

Cheers , D
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC

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At the risk of offending die-hard Chevy enthusiasts, I've got to say I think the front end of that '60 Chevy Fleetside must rank amongst the most gloriously ugly things I've ever seen on four wheels!



I'm not sure about ugly, but unique comes to mine. I've always thought that the turn signals up in the hood like that looked like nostrils, but maybe that's just me.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC

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At the risk of offending die-hard Chevy enthusiasts, I've got to say I think the front end of that '60 Chevy Fleetside must rank amongst the most gloriously ugly things I've ever seen on four wheels!



I'm not sure about ugly, but unique comes to mine. I've always thought that the turn signals up in the hood like that looked like nostrils, but maybe that's just me.

Jim



Hi Jim

I think "unique" is nicer term than mine. It rather reminds me of the Edsel - as in... just a wrong turn in styling.

And, yes, I do rather fancy building both of them because, just as with aircraft, I've always been a sucker for ugly ducklings! Ooops! I just wrote "ugly" again...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC
My 51 Bel Air Hardtop needed a friend





Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 11:45 PM UTC
Time to rebalance the Chevy trend

Postie arrived with a large parcel.

MoPar.



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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 05:59 PM UTC
Very nice Damian.

That's quite a haul Luciano. 6 Mopars and a Ford, well done