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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 26, 2021 11:23 AM

Oh that's so cool OO!!! Yes

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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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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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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:

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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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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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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 21, 2021 12:08 PM
Those all sound like great builds!

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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.

 

 

 

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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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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:20 AM

How about a kit I bought in the 80s ? You know, at Kmart....Whistling

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:11 AM

I'm in, I got a couple of 80's cars.

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Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:17 PM
I'm up for crossovers if it applies!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:16 PM

Justinryan215
You forgot movies like Iron Eagle, Better Off Dead and the ultimate car modeler movie, The Wraith!

Better Off Dead~ "Go that way, REALLY FAST.  If something gets in your way...turn."

Heh...speaking of Space Balls, that could be a good meme idea for the 80s group build.  Maybe a pic of Colonel Sanders and Dark Helmet, with "So when will then be now? June!" Propeller

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:57 PM

I thought it was amusing reading that the Japanese referred to that spate of Glenn Larson type TV shows from the 80s as "Baka Terebi" (Idiot Television)!  I watched "The A Team" in Japan, and Mr T's dub was hillarious!  Baka Terebi or not, I DID watch those shows.  Embarrassed

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 12:04 PM

Real G
That decade IMHO also had the best movies too (Star Trek II, Robocop, Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, Terminator, The Road Warrior, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters.  Space Balls ).

 

You forgot movies like Iron Eagle, Better Off Dead and the ultimate car modeler movie, The Wraith!

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:28 AM

Real G
But we survived and I gotta say I had a pretty good time.  That decade IMHO also had the best movies too (Star Trek II, Robocop, Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, Terminator, The Road Warrior, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters.  Space Balls ).

Amen to that.  Those classic movies are pretty much all you see on cable TV these days, and the theatres (when they're open) are all showing remakes of those movies which aren't nearly as good...despite all of the CGI that's in them now.  The music was also better, with a much bigger variety.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 9:07 AM

 Depends, crossovers?

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 8:54 AM

Yeah the '80 had the best movies and TV shows. Although I might be a little biased since that's when I grew up. 

I picked up a bunch of those Real G listed recently plus the 'Back to the Future' series. 

 

Yah know if I manage to finish B.A.'s van I might look around for a time-traveling De Lorian kit... 

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, March 15, 2021 8:54 PM

Real G
That decade IMHO also had the best movies too

I have lately been rewatching 48 Hours and Another 48 Hours again and again, I would love doing Nick Nolte's junker Sky Blue Cadillac DeVille.

Robert 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, March 15, 2021 8:27 PM

Ooh the 1980s - Members Only jackets, designer jeans, big hair/raccoon eye makeup, jumpsuits, leg warmers and Nagel posters.  What an era!  No seriously, I grew up there.  But it wasn't all glam fashion and party rock music.  It was also the height of the Cold War, and I went through high school thinking we all going to get nuked.  But we survived and I gotta say I had a pretty good time.  That decade IMHO also had the best movies too (Star Trek II, Robocop, Aliens, Empire Strikes Back, Terminator, The Road Warrior, Back to the Future, Ghostbusters.  Space Balls Indifferent).

I'll set the time machine for the 1980s and see what I can find in the Stash from the Past.

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, March 15, 2021 7:47 PM
That van and the vette are perfect! As time goes on I think we will get even more participants. I think there is good interest so far and the June to June dates should give some time for benches to be cleared. I might even pull out some funny cars I've been itching to build.

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, March 15, 2021 5:53 PM

I have an '87 Corvette roadster that would fit the bill. If you decide to forward with the GB.

Mark aka Tomcat

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, March 14, 2021 9:56 PM

68GT: I'd like to go with the van of B.A. Baracus from the A-Team if okay with you. 

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, March 13, 2021 8:03 PM
Hey, I'll be here and it sounds from the interest so far so will the build. If you get the time with another subject your more than welcome to jump on in is all I'm saying. Me, I have a 3 builds I'm working on that stalled and just cant get myself to put them on the shelf of doom.

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:13 PM

68GT
Cockpit would be fine but if you can't wait the 2 1/2 months maybe you'll find something else.

Its not that I can't wait, I'm just struggling a little bit with the subject of a group build I'm already involved in...progress is slower than I was hoping it would be.  Had it in my head that June was a lot further off than it actually is.  Oops

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Posted by Keyserj on Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:08 PM

Go ahead and count me in.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, March 13, 2021 7:05 PM
That works fine!

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:47 PM

 im in.  Saw your post on another thread.  How about an Indycar from 1988?

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Posted by 68GT on Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:46 PM
Cockpit would be fine but if you can't wait the 2 1/2 months maybe you'll find something else.

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