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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: chattanooga, tn
Good afternoon,
Posted by LT Thompson (ret) on Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:07 AM

My name is Tim Thompson, I am just getting back into modeling after a long absence. I just turned 59 on 9/11, married w/2 adult children and 5 granddaughters, ages 13, 11, 8, and two age 5. I build about anything right now. I am interested in military models, however, I also have a stash of cars.

My question is how can I find just instructions for model kits, I have several that were given to me or bought at flea markets without instructions. One kit in particular that I am trying to find is AMT Ertl kit # 8655, Viper RT/10 1995 Dodge. 


  • Member since
    March, 2013
Posted by patrick206 on Friday, September 22, 2017 2:31 PM

Hi, Tim -

Welcome to FSM, for instructions I have really good luck just doing a Google search for them. The kit number on the box is also a good reference when doing the search. Last resort: Check on EBAY for the kit, buying the second kit would get you the instructions, plus you could build another model.

Good luck


  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, September 22, 2017 2:49 PM

Welcome aboard. Some on line stores include images of instructions as do some reviews. As mentioned, do a google search.

If that fails, post a question about a specific kit, some one may be able to e-mail you a copy.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

  • Member since
    December, 2013
  • From: Orlando Florida
Posted by route62 on Friday, September 22, 2017 4:06 PM

Many Revell and Monogram kits instructions can be found on their website.  I find instructions many times doing a google image search.  

Post a list of the kits you need instructions and you will find many forum members will be happy to scan and email you the instructions from their stash.

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, September 22, 2017 5:07 PM

Howdy ! I have a P I L E  of instruction sheets from just about everything I ever built for the past 40 years.

Unfortunatly  I have never built the kit you need instructions for. Sorry.

Don't worry..... you will find them..... it just may take a moment.

Welcome to the forums!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".




  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, September 22, 2017 8:48 PM

Welcome to the Forums! Glad to have you aboard!

Thank you for your service!

Check out the "Reference Material" section of these forums. The members there might be able to help you. Hope this helps.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    March, 2005
  • From: Lancaster, South Carolina
Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, September 22, 2017 9:23 PM

Welcome, Lt. Tim!! Sorry I can't help you with the instructions, but, as has already been mentioned, you can probably find them easily on-line somewhere. Another website to look at would be , a website I was introduced to just a few days ago by stikpusher in these very same forums. I was surprised I had never heard of the site before now, as I have been modeling for many, many years, and have been on these forums since 2005. So, it shows that you CAN teach an old dawg new tricks! Good Luck with all of your modeling endeavors!

Gary Mason


Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet;  1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; Revell Of Germany 1/144 Boeing E-4B Airborne Command Post

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

  • Member since
    January, 2016
  • From: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Posted by Hunter on Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:20 PM

Hello LT,

Welcome to the forums!



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    September, 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, September 24, 2017 11:20 AM

Welcome to the Forums!


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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Monday, September 25, 2017 2:46 AM

Welcome to FSM Forums!


On The Bench: Revell 1/48 B-25 Mitchell


Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi



  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, September 25, 2017 8:36 AM

Hello Lieutenant !

 Sir ! May I speak freely ! Bet you had enough of that in service didn't you ? LOL.LOL. Now for those instructions . I would recommend going to the Auto threads OR going to our sister Mag , and asking there . Both sites have very enthusiastic folks willing to help .

 If you aren't sure , the sister mag is Scale Auto and it's also a Kalmbach Publication .Try and go to " How Can I get " ....

 This should get you an option . Oh , Sir ! Welcome aboard ! Tanker - Builder

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, October 01, 2017 5:54 PM

Welcome aboard Tim.  Welcome Sign

Cheers, Mark

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 (Dave)

In the queue: Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka


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