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  • Member since
    January 2021
Posted by Brock on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:10 AM

Hello! My 1st post. I began building models in the early 70s. I was a kid & it seemed that all boys built model cars in those days. Some also preferred to study demolition preferably with firecrackers. I would collect their leftover parts. My interest was & is in hotrodding musclecars. So, at an early age I began to modify my model kits to fit my vision. It was inocent enough at first. I would use different tires, wheels & engines. Then came modified body work. The plastic in those days was perfect for adding JBWeld & filing to the desired shape - except for Jo-Han. Jo-Han's plastic was too slick. Now everybody's plastic is too slick. What & why did that change?


I began making what for me would be the perfect 69 Dodge Daytona back in the early 80s. This might allude to the type of modification that interests me & has me frustrated with more modern plastics.


How are pics posted here? Outside source?

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 9:45 AM
Welcome aboard,yes you need a Photo Hosting site like Postimage or Imgur,everybody seems to have their favorite

  • Member since
    September 2006
  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 12:25 PM

Welcome to the forum!

Why did plastic change from what it was in the 70s?  No idea, probably a dozen different reasons, all perhaps not immediately or obviously related to each other.  Good question to post down in the Ready Room forum.

I look forward to seeing your builds.  A couple of the guys in our club build those classic Jo-Han kits, usually kitbashing them into customs, and it's always cool to see what someone can come up with.

Best regards,


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  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:08 PM

Welcome to the Forums!





  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:29 PM

Welcome to the Forums Brock! Glad to have you with us.

Check out the "Auto" section of the Forum. Lots of very knowledgeable members there that are ready to help out with questions/problems. 

Jim Captain

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 1:32 PM

Welcome aboard.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat/Trumpeter 1/32nd Me 262A-1a


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