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Feeler: Welcome To The 80s GB

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  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:47 AM
Has to be tied to the 80s by build date or older that's markings, mods or paint jobs that ties it to that period. A movie from then is fine but not a store. I'm running out of my 80s purchases but maybe that could be another type of GB.

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  • Member since
    March 2010
  • From: Boston
Posted by mach71 on Saturday, March 20, 2021 12:42 PM

Great idea!

I could build while listening to XM radio 1st wave. Which I do anyway!

 

I have a 78 VW Scirocco kit I was going to build as one of 3 cars I drove from 1981-1990.

 

Round 2 is re-releasing the old MPC Star War kits. If it comes out in time the snowspeeder fro TESB would fit. Or I have an original issue R2-D2.

 

I have an old 1/72 vac formed Shorts 330 I plan on converting to the USAF C-23 from 1985.

 

I also have a resin cricket phaser from Star Trek TNG.

 

An old lindberg Space Shuttle kit

 

A the X-29

 

Any of those should work.

 

 

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:08 PM
Those all sound like great builds!

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  • Member since
    June 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:42 PM

I've got this big scale Pontiac Firebird that i've had in storage for a decade. The Body has a big crack across the very weak roof. It looks to have been repaired on the a pillar as well. It looks like the only other casualty was a torsion roll bar is broken. The rest of the kit appears to be there, just very dusty.

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  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 21, 2021 7:48 PM
That looks like a neat kit. I don't remember seeing that one before but then again I was working on 1:1 cars when that came out.

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  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by MikeO'B on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:53 PM

I have one of these kits that I haven't started yet. Seems like a June date might be just about right:

'86 Lancia Delta S4 kit by Platz/Nunu

  • Member since
    June 2010
  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Friday, March 26, 2021 5:13 AM

I've made a start on the Firebird project

step one is some clean up of the large amounts of sag on most of the body panels. I've also started the engine build. yes that's a 1/24 scale Morris mini. i spray painted the transmission in tamiya silver leaf.

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  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, March 26, 2021 7:42 AM
When I get home from work today I'm going to start a Group Build thread. The official start date will be June 1st but if anyone is starting up early they can do so.

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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 26, 2021 11:23 AM

Oh that's so cool OO!!! Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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