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John Shamblin
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One many projects that I never finished. This was going to be some kind of historical C3 racer.... 1/12 scale I think...

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David Green
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John, Isn't that the 1/8th scale 1978 Monogram Corvette?

 

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I haven't built this one but I did the 1965 Corvette and Jaguar E-Type Coupe by Monogram in 1/8th. Great kits.


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John Shamblin
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Correct, it's 1/8 scale. I had purchased three of them in fair condition, and even found those 1/8 scale Good Year slicks somewhere. My intention was to have a vintage Corvette Race Team (working on 1/8 scale was much easier for my old eyes than 1/25). I was this far along when I decided to move to FL and didn't know if I'd have room in my new house so sold off my entire collection of die cast and kits. 

I had even created and printed this decal sheet:

TEAM SHAMBLES 1 8 Decal sheet

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Frank Kocour
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John, I didn't realize you got out of the collection hobby.  You are an accomplished model building and I feel your pain.  

I sold my collected too some years ago.  Still have the itch, but now I'm gravatating to 1:18 scale.   Haven't bought one yet. 

It's kind of like when I quit smoking.  I think that all it would take to make me fall of the wagon would be to smoke one cigarette. 

Same thing with diecasts.


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John Shamblin
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Hi Frank,

I didn't get out of the collecting hobby, but pretty much out of the kit building hobby. It wasn't long after I moved into this house that I started collecting again, mostly DM, FM, and WCPD 1:24 and a few 1:18 Exoto and ACME. I quit smoking about 20 years ago but, if I were put in front of a firing squad, I ask for a cigarette!

Here's a few shots of my "guest bedroom". I ran out of display room in there, so the 1:18s are on a bookshelf in the living room.

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Frank Kocour
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Nice set up.  It didn't take you long to amass another collection.


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Bob Jackman
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John and Frank, another former smoker here. I smoked for 36 years and put them down 29 years ago. Frank I'm sure the diecast addiction probably would get you but it's much better for your health.


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