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Was thinking on a 1950s 1/16 car kit

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Was thinking on a 1950s 1/16 car kit
Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, June 4, 2021 3:36 PM

So I happened into Hobby Lobby today after meeting my daughter and husband for breakfast. I've been playing with decanted enamels again and came up with this great light turquiose and thinking how appropriate for a 50's car. So there it was at HL an AMT 1/16 57 T Bird. Then I glanced up and saw the sign 40% off all model kits through June 5th no coupon required. So I got the1/16 57 for $25. I've got models on the bench and more waiting but didn't care at that price. I almost bought an airplane too but held back.

When I got home I checked out paint charts for the T Bird and all I need to do is lighten my decanted paint a little with some white and it will be dead on. It wouldn't even be bad as is.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by OctaneOrange on Friday, June 4, 2021 5:26 PM
nice score. model prices seem to be a bit ridiculous at the moment.
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Posted by oldermodelguy on Friday, June 4, 2021 6:25 PM

OctaneOrange
nice score. model prices seem to be a bit ridiculous at the moment.
 

Thanks. Ya prices are getting up there. When I saw the 40% off sign it sealed the deal. The T Bird was a second option or even third on my list but at that price I just went for it. After getting home and looking it over I'm glad I did.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:19 AM

Prices of everything are going up.  So are wages- except mine :-(  I'm retired on fixed pension and SS).  At least SS is indexed to inflation.  But it is often slow to catch up.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, June 5, 2021 8:44 AM

That should be fun, the color sounds great.

I've had my eye on some bigger scale cars for a couple of years too. I agree with you, one would be nice to have on the shelf even if no immediate intent to build.

 

-Greg

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  • From: Longmont, Colorado
Posted by Cadet Chuck on Saturday, June 5, 2021 12:05 PM

Thanks for the tip, oldermodelguy!  I just got back from the local HL where they had two on the shelf, so I bought one.  The '57 T-bird was always one of my favorite cars.  I remember sitting in one on the dealer's showroom floor, trying to convince my Dad that we really needed one!  Nope, didn't work.

Somewhere, I have a photo of myself, sitting in that black convertible in 1957.  So, I am thinking of making my model a real glossy black.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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    October 2020
Posted by rcguy on Saturday, June 5, 2021 1:42 PM

I know how you feel Don.

I'm still working and haven't had a wage increase in 5 years do too the industry I work in which is closely tied to the oil sector here in Alberta,Canada.

 

Then when things seemed like they where starting to get better the Covid thing hit which slowed everything down again.

Kits are a lot more expensive in Canada but its still a whole lot cheaper than my other hobby flying radio control airplanes which I have been scaling back quite a bit because of the cost and I find myself getting more involved in models building.

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, June 5, 2021 2:16 PM

Greg

That should be fun, the color sounds great.

I've had my eye on some bigger scale cars for a couple of years too. I agree with you, one would be nice to have on the shelf even if no immediate intent to build.

 

 

Thanks Greg. Yes I'm going to enjoy this one !

 

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