Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Old School Gaming

There's a blog I follow. The latest post is over at - http://jeffro.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/game-design-supplemental-books-and-other-materials

He blogs a lot about role-playing games and tabletop games and gaming with his kids. Today's post, though, talks more about old school computer games. No, not the NES or SNES - I'm talking REALLY old school. Text adventures on a computer back in the day when you had to type the code in yourself old school...

His post really brought up a ton of memories and I started to comment, but decided I had enough floating around in my brain to make my own blog post... This was going to be about memories and a day trip Vanessa and I took a few days ago, but I'm going to expand on this today and take that up next time...

My first introduction to computers was in the 9th grade. Mr. Bill Myers, one of my favorite teachers of ALL TIME (and sadly I can't tell him that as he passed away shortly after I graduated high school in 1985) brought his TRS-80 Model IV to school. He had written some BASIC programs for teaching math and wanted to give an intro to computers to kids that might otherwise never see such a thing.

When math class was over he and I talked a bit and he showed me the basics of BASIC (no pun intended) and it clicked with me! When he had a free period and I had P.E. (small school - 7th through 12th grade in one building - it was not uncommon to have extended P.E. or "go to the gym" on various days) I went back in his room to explore some more. He introduced me to Scott Adams' text adventure games. Wow. This was a new world for me...

Soon after I met the guy that would become the bass player for The Bare Basics. He was taking classes at Dyersburg State Community College on computer sciences and had a TRS-80 Color Computer. He showed me some stuff and again I enjoyed it, so that year my dad bought me a TRS-80 Color Computer II with extended memory. It had the additional 16k for graphics and hooked up to a television. I dived right into BASIC as well as bought the TRS-80 adventure games on cassette.

This was about the time I was reintroduced to a friend (Craig) who introduced me to his cousin (Brent) who introduced me to his cousin (Chris). The four of us would go on to be longtime friends and gamers, and it's these three guys (and Brent's son Jonas and my son Kyle) that meet with me every week on roll20.net for Edge of the Empire.

Anyway - Craig had a Commodore VIC 20 and I think Brent did too. Chris had a Commodore 64 and Brent would later get one of those as well. I was the odd ball with the TRS-80, but it also meant that we all had exposure and access to more than one platform. Sine we were playing RPG's, it was common for us (at least I remember Brent and I doing this) to develop character generators for the games we were playing. Since BASIC can generate a random number it was really as simple as a spreadsheet is today to assign the variables a random number and then have the computer calculate those variables and show them as different stats.

Now I admit today that I'm partial to the tactile feel of dice and the physical act of "rolling dice," but at the time this was a giant leap in programming and understanding how computers work in regard to random number generation, variables, showing data on the screen, etc.

One other thing in relation to Jeff's blog entry... I well remember the days of typing in line after line of code just to have the program error out and have to go back through the code to find the problem. If you've ever seen Jurassic Park and heard the programmer talk about the "lines of code" to find a problem, that's a real thing. As far as typing in text adventures, you would think that you would "see spoilers" - but I remember there was a trick of encrypting the text by doing a shift of characters, very much like the way geocaching.com encrypts the hints. Since you're typing in what looks like random characters you don't know the "keywords" you are typing in. Yes, you could cheat, and I had one game that you couldn't beat because there was a typo in one of these words. I had to find and fix the typo to be able to complete the adventure, but the programming adventure was fun in and of itself. :-)

Man - I've not thought about that stuff in a long time... a long time. I guess I really have been a geek for longer than I've realized. :-)

It's New Year's Eve - be well - be safe - be happy!

Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 is almost over

Hello friends! The year is almost up and I see that I've not been as diligent in my writing this year... As you know, if you've read this before, I don't do "new year's resolutions." I don't think you should wait till the new year to turn over a new leaf, but it's kinda tradition for most folks, so it's a good time of year to reflect on what has gone by and what is to come, whether you plan it or not. :-)

So in that spirit, here we go...

I've taken the last couple of weeks off from writing. Yes, it's been over a month since I've finished a song, but I am always recording new ideas, thinking about stuff, learning new songs. I tend to take "this time of year" off from actively working on new material and self promotion though. My last "new" song - I Thought That I'd Forgotten

I'm playing in a dance band on Saturday nights in Hornbeak. Just a small place with a little dance floor, but the people really enjoy it, which makes it easier for me to enjoy "performing." :-) I've also been working toward getting something going in the way of Bluegrass. I know the "Bare Basics" of 30 years ago can be no more, but I'm using the name again and getting it started back. My YouTube channel has several videos of James Wallace and I doing some instrumentals.

Dueling Banjos

Berlin Waltz

Nine Pound Hammer

...and others.

We have a lead on a bass player and we plan to get back to weekly practices after the first of the year.

We spent the holiday weekend with Kyle and Devin in Indiana. I took X-Wing and Kyle and I got a game in. We picked him up a copy of Zombicide and we got to play it as well. He called me Christmas Day to tell me about a 2 hour game they had. Sounded great! Can't wait for him to bring it home on his next visit so Colton and I can enjoy it with him.

My old friends from High School (our old gaming group) are visiting family this week and we're trying to work out a time to get together. Fingers crossed that we can do it before they all have to travel back... This is the same group, plus Kyle, that play Edge of the Empire with me via roll20.net.

The local Open Mic thing has not taken off like I had hoped. As I communicated earlier in the year, the venue we were using were told to cease and desist since they didn't have a local license, even though what we were performing was original work and not covers. I had another place in mind, but they closed their doors before I could even go and visit.

I decided to wait about it and see if the first venue called to start it back, but they haven't. After the first of the year I intend to start making contacts and see where it goes. On a related note, I drove by Music Highway Crossroads the other day and the place was empty. Sad, as I had some great memories of performing in that venue as well as some great friends I made... That is where I found out that there are more songwriters in the area than I would have thought!

I've had people come up and ask me, "how's the music business?" and my standard answer has been the following - I'm still writing - I'm still performing - but I am NOT driving to Nashville every few weeks like I was. My style is NOT what's on the radio today and there have been better things to spend that travel money and more importantly spend that TIME on. I do enjoy performing in Nashville and it's still my "favorite city," but I've been working more on honing the craft and making connections that just going there and trying to "break in" from outside. If a move ever takes me closer then I'll pursue it with more diligence, but for now I'm trusting God to lead me in the right (write) direction.

One last thing... There has been some talk on Facebook this morning about geocaching and people hitting milestones, etc. Vanessa and I are up to 1202, but we've not "actively" cached in a while... We will grab one from time to time, but we haven't "hunted." Reading the posts this morning kinda gave me the itch (and yes, it's a game, so yes, it's a form of gaming - and one Vanessa and I can do together) so I pulled up "our map." This shows the caches around and whether we own them, found them or have yet to find them.

WOW - I was shocked at the number in the Jackson area! I can't testify as to whether they are what I would call "good" caches or not, as I don't recognize the names of the cachers, but knowing there are a TON around close means we can drive a short ways and jump in if we want to. If we find that they are not "fun" or "quality" (as we define them) hides then we can go a few more miles...

We do NOT do the numbers game any more. We were on track to hit 1000 cache finds several years ago and we got to where we were not stopping to smell the roses but were so intent with getting "the next one" that we failed to enjoy the scenery, etc. We love caches that take us somewhere new and if you're just for the numbers then you won't drive 20 miles out of the way for that ONE cache and you'll miss that wonderful view! Or you'll miss that store that had JUST the thing you were looking for.

In closing, no matter what your resolutions are for 2014, or what your current plans are, or even what's on your mind - I wish you the BEST year you've ever had!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Star Wars Gaming

If you've been following this blog, you know it's mainly about my musical journey. You also know that my thoughts and feelings get "logged" here as well. And you further know that "gaming" as a hobby has made a big resurgence to me. It's the latter that I want to talk about right now...

It's been a big week for gaming for me! I hung around town Monday night and went to the FLGS and played TWO big games of X-Wing and had a blast! Tuesday night James couldn't meet to play music, so I went back and played an even bigger game of X-Wing! Wednesday saw a cancellation of our roll20.net session, so I worked on a prominent NPC for our upcoming Edge of the Empire RPG.

Thursday night I was right back at the store and had two more games of X-Wing! After the game my opponent and I were talking and I mentioned Edge of the Empire and getting a campaign started with Kyle & Craig & Brent. He said that several from the store were interested, but no one had stepped up to GM it. I told him about us working up a campaign and I offered to run it.

I stopped by the store this afternoon and saw two other RPG'ers (they play Pathfinder on Monday nights). The first one is the GM on Mondays and he wants to play (and I'm prepared to GM) so he's in. Another guy was concerned about the time to "roll up" a character and all the die rolls and so forth. I gave him a VERY quick over view of how to build a character and now he's excited about it, so he's in. There are AT LEAST two others that I'm told are interested, but I haven't talked to them yet...

I've been posting on FFG's forums as well as d20radio's forums and there are several others that want to get in on a campaign, so I *MIGHT* be starting a third one online... I say MIGHT because it depends on the times that people can play.

Back to X-Wing as I close out this blog post. I played five games at the FLGS and only ONE game at home. At the store, we used 100 point squads, full tourney rules, etc. The one game at home last night was with Colton. I had shown him the game pieces before but this was his first time to try it out. He took Luke and R2-D2 and I tool two Academy Pilots and I taught him the basics. After about three minutes he was zipping through the turns. He finally pulled out a win with only ONE hull point left on his X-Wing.

After he and Tiffani had supper with us and they left to go home, I told Vanessa that was the simplest game of X-Wing I had played all week. It was just a basic duel, but it was also the most fun. Why? Because I got to play it with my son. :-)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

thankfulness and sorrow - and songwriting interview with Richard Leigh

Good morning! As we get closer to this holiday season I'm reminded of life and how fleeting it is... Looks like we will not be making a trip to see Kyle before Thanksgiving... He surprised Vanessa last year by driving down without telling her (yes, I knew it) and it was great. We didn't get to see him for Christmas though, and that was hard.

Well this year we had hoped to drive up before Thanksgiving and see him then, but it's not going to work out. Instead we are making plans to go up during December. We miss him, but we are glad that he's happy and making his way in the world. We came so close to losing him a few years ago and we are SO very thankful that he's alive and well! He's actually going to be playing in the Star Wars Edge of the Empire campaign I'm preparing. squee :-)

We also had bad news this morning. One of Vanessa's aunts has been in the hospital. She passed away this morning. Remember, folks, life is fleeting... Things can change in a heartbeat! Make the time special EVERY day, not just around the holidays. Do you love someone? Have you told them today? They might not be around tomorrow to hear it... You might not be around tomorrow to say it...

I've finally caught up on my podcast listening on a new podcast I found - Order 66. It's about the aforementioned RPG. Meanwhile my favorite podcast - The Commercial Suicide Songwriting Podcast - has released TWO episodes. Here is their website - http://commercialsuicidesongwritingpodcast.com

I want to first thank Steve for mentioning me and Vanessa on the show. We had the pleasure of finally meeting the hosts in person a few weeks ago and Steve and I shared the stage during an open mic that night. If you're here from Facebook, you've probably seen this pic -

Moving on to the interview - it was of a great songwriter named Richard Leigh. Here's his site - http://www.richardleigh.com

As is usual when it comes to the interviews these hosts provide, this one was VERY encouraging! Richard spoke about "critiques" and echoed my thoughts of "don't let someone else tell you what not to do - do what feels right." He went on to say that if it's the truth to you, use it! Again, very encouraging, as I've tended to write what I feel and what I would want to hear. This "rings true" for me so I pursue it. It's not necessarily commercial (note the name of the podcast ;-) ) but that's okay. Richard points out that if YOU like something then there are a million people in the world that like it too. Maybe not 100 million, but still quite a few. Don't sacrifice your art to hit MORE people when you should be hitting the people that DO like what you have. (that last part is my paraphrase, but I think it's echoed by the things he said)

There are other nuggets of greatness in there too - if you are a songwriter, you should already be listening to this podcast. :-) If you haven't before, this is a great one to start with! You'll find yourself wanting to go back and listen to the previous ones too... 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

music, gaming and thankfulness

Well, to catch you up, gentle reader, here's what is going on. James and I have continued to practice on Tuesday nights and "tighten up" our material. We have taken the traditional stuff and arranged it to suit our styles and instrumentation. Most of all, though, we've had fun with it too. :-)

We played at Dyersburg State yesterday for their "company picnic" - staff and their families. We had a great time! Vanessa has been in school on Tuesday nights so hasn't been able to practice with us, but yesterday she brought her percussion instruments and her voice and was a full fledged Bare Basic. :-) She played the wooden spoons on most of the fast songs and used the afuche cabasa on the slower ones and the waltzes. She sang harmony with me as well as singing some lead. I was super proud of her and her talent but also proud to share the stage with her!

Ken Jones, from the college, is an old musician friend of mine too. He used to sit in with the Bare Basics back when we had the full group. He blows a great harp!

This Tuesday night I have an old gospel musician from WAY back coming to sit in on bass and see how it goes. I also invited a dance friend last night to bring his flat top and sit in on straight rhythm. We will see how it goes...

Last night was the third week at the little dance hall in Hornbeak - Boot Scoot. Weather was not the best and I think it kept a lot of people in, but those that did come out had a good time. We ended the show with my latest composition - "I Thought That I'd Forgotten."

Speaking of writing - one of the things I've come to realize, but I don't think I've mentioned it here, is that when I'm spending a lot of time PERFORMING music (and the associated practice) that I don't spend as much time writing. I think I know now why traveling musicians will do their writing when they're "off the road."

And I mentioned gaming in the title. I've been reading the rules for Edge of the Empire and two of my old role-playing friends from high school are wanting to play. I have a third "Car Wars Player" that wants in and am waiting to hear from my third high school gaming friends. Scheduling a time for all of us to get together, even though it's virtual, is proving to be a challenge... But I am determined to make it happen. I have tokens and maps that I've been uploading to roll20.net so we can do this right. :-)

Haven't played X-Wing nor demo'd games in the last two weeks. No one has shown up for the Thursday night gaming at the FLGS. Maybe this week...

One last thing - we were talking in church this morning about being thankful for different things. I've noticed on Facebook a lot of people are sharing one thing a day in the month of November that they are thankful for. I think these are great things, but I don't normally participate. Rest assured that I AM thankful for the blessings in my life and my friends and family. I miss seeing my boys every day and I miss spending quality time with Vanessa, but I am thankful that all three are doing what they want to do and are happy!

Blessings to you, gentle reader! May you also be ever thankful!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

More Model Cars (and game stuff to sell/trade)

Someone has bought a few of the ones from the last post. In pulling those out to box and mail I realized I had missed snapping some pics... I also promised the buyer I'd give him first shot at the next ones, so I went to the NEXT cabinet and pulled a few to take pics...

I have also traded some gaming items to the local store for X-Wing product. I have what is left over from that trade pictured below as well. I was actually negotiating with an online store to trade them, but the offer he was making was not quite enough to suit me, so I kept them. They will eventually go to eBay, when I have time. :-)

I really think I bought three of the above model, but I only had one in this cabinet. It has been started and had some painting done - rattle can on the body and sanded. Still needs more paint and maybe more body work. I remember this one being a rough body but lots of potential, so I made some "sprue goo." LOL - it's funny what we remember sometimes...

The body and hood....

Wheels assembled and engine partially assembled...

This is one of the first things I did with an airbrush... The chassis is flat and gloss black mixed to make a semi-gloss. I bought this one on clearance at Wal-Mart and I think that's all I did to it. I'm thinking some of the parts might have been missing though...

This was one of the first clearance kits I bought and it appears to be complete inside. I didn't care about the diorama, but it's in there as well. I wanted it because of the Nomad. :-)

Picked this up on eBay. Supposed to be complete inside but never inventoried. Since I found the two identical ones at Memphis not long after I chose to start one of those.

Remember me mentioning "real vehicles?" Well I also liked anything to do with pickups and trailers. :-) Bought it new - opened but never started.

Only Tamiya kit I own... I actually have TWO of these - this one has a tear in the box but was never started. The other was started and packed away somewhere... Haven't gotten to it yet...

This was a grail and I traded a busted laptop computer to my brother-in-law at the time for it... There was a hobby store in Dyersburg pre-Internet and he had one! Unopened! Of course it because opened as soon as I brought it home. :-)

Pretty sure this came from eBay and is believed to be complete. I couldn't get enough Chevy pickups I guess. :-)

Might be hard to tell what this is... It's an unopened Revell "drop cloth" - Hobby Lobby clearance.

Another Chevy pickup - this one an S-10. Bought several years ago on eBay - another "should be all there" kit. Wouldn't put it together now though as our son was almost killed in a red S-10 a few years ago.

Traded for this one from the same brother-in-law that I got the Gone Fishing set from. This was a Christmas present from years before and was open but supposed to be complete. I was going to make a "Car Wars" car like in the Steve Jackson Games board game. Never got to it... :-)

I have two of these boxes. One has the Hurst Olds in it complete and the other has the Hurst Olds complete minus the clear sprue. The other four cars have since been traded.

There was a Mach I boat & pickup kit that was similar to the Gone Fishing kit. I built the boat, but didn't use the decals.

The 64-1/2 was traded a long time ago. I believe the other two are complete.

Though it's not a true "grail" for me, this one was an exciting one as it was bought new and opened by me and has the light bar and I think all the stuff like the guns from the old Force 440 kit. That one is a grail for me.

This one is still sealed. Bought at Big Lots. Didn't see a lot of kits there but I could never resist them. At that price I'd use it for something. :-)

Here's the new sealed one like the Yellow one I posted before (which has been sold).

Bought this on eBay - didn't know it was small scale till I got it in...

Colton put together a snap rite kit of this and I liked it, so I picked one up at Wal-Mart I think. Supposed to be complete.

This is probably my favorite grail, as it is the last kit I remember working on as a kid. I love the color scheme of the box art and - yep - it's the Chevy Sport again! This one even has the larger mirrors like my dad always used...

Now on to the game stuff...

Above is the unopened Cardboard Heroes set. Still sealed, so not cut at all. Closeup of ISBN.

Softback First Edition of the GURPS Swat sourcebook. Was stored, but still good and clean - and flat. 

This is supposedly hard to find... It's the first of the Deck Plans sets for GURPS Traveller. I opened it to make sure all was good. Still SUPER clean on the inside. Bag dusty from being stored.

Hardback GURPS book - TransHuman SPACE. Not 100% "clean" because it's been in a box for a while.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

No more parts - just talk :-)

Model cars. That was a hobby of mine when I was younger and I rediscovered it when we lived in Jackson and the boys were small. Vanessa was playing softball as her "outlet" and I would take care of the kids. It was only fair, as she took care of them ALL DAY as a stay at home mom while I was away at Madison Millwork selling "cradco" windows. :-) That's what Kyle called Caradco brand windows.

Anyway, I bought a Chevy Pickup 454SS from AMT and had a blast with it! It was my first model purchase in YEARS. I bought it at the Hobby Lobby in Jackson over where the Goodwill store is now. Soon we moved to Marion, AR and I put it aside, but then when we moved back to Tennessee I picked it up again.

Over the years since them I have bought MANY models, brushes, paints, etc. A few years ago I realized I didn't have the time to devote to it so I figured it would wait for retirement. Then I got into a computer game called Darkwind. I could play it in the living room and not be back in the utility room away from the kids, so modeling took a back seat once again.

Now, as you know gentle reader, I'm back into gaming again and I realize that, though I enjoy models and miniatures, etc., I would rather spend my time making music, writing songs or gaming. Thus, a thought occurred to me. To sell some of my models.

What follows are pictures of what I have in my "immediate" cabinet. I have many more boxed up, but these were easy to get to and snap a quick pic with my iPhone. I have some people on the Modelcarlist Yahoo Group that have expressed interest in seeing what I have, so rather than flood the list with pics I thought I would put them in a blog post then send a link to those people. If there's no interest, or partial interest, I can send the link to the list as a whole.

I do NOT have prices listed. I am trying to be fair here and make a good deal for some nice people. That being said I am not selling these "because I need the money" so they are NOT going for dirt cheap. They are not eating or drinking, as my dad used to say, and some of these were "grails" for me. (translation for non modelers - something from my youth that I wanted again and had to search out because it's not readily available) Those, of course, are worth quite a bit to me to just keep for nostalgia so they will be harder to get...

What do I want? Money is fine, but I'm also VERY into the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game from Fantasy Flight. This is still in print and a very popular game, so the ships and expansions are still readily available. I am VERY happy to entertain a trade. I am also very interested in the Star Wars "Edge of the Empire" RPG from the same company and would consider trading for books and such from them...

That being said, let's get to the models shall we... This is NOT just a simple list, as this blog is also about memories and what's going on in my mind. If you're not looking to buy or trade you are still welcome to watch me reminisce...

No particular order. This one (above) was bought at a thrift shop. Appears to be complete inside - still in plastic. Happy to supply a photo of the contents if

This was bought on eBay - still sealed, though there's a "hole" in the plastic on the front. This was a "grail" for me... We had a 1979 Chevy Pickup with a 454 Engine. The hood ornament said "Chevy Sport," so these caught my eye. The step side version back then had "Chevy Sport" on the decals on the back wheel humps as well as the hood ornament. No extra charge for the real estate (the dust).

I bought this one new, opened it, closed the box and put it on the shelf. I like "real" cars like you'd see on the streets so I picked this one up but never started it.

This used to be my dream car, so I ended up with several of the models. Was working on "other things" to bring my skills up before tackling this one. Bought it new and it's still sealed.

Bought this one on eBay several years ago. I was looking for a Monte Carlo SS and this came up in the search, so I bought it. It appears to be complete inside and I bought it as such, but I have NOT inventoried it. 

May, 2009 Fine Scale Modeler. Had a bonus book in the outer plastic. I think I had two copies so I left this one sealed. It was crammed in the back of the cabinet, so it's not "flat" anymore. I have many more magazines as well, as I was a subscriber to Scale Auto for awhile, but I've not run across those yet.

Bought on eBay several years ago. Supposedly complete, but again not inventoried (I did verify the bikes appeared to be there). Box is VERY rough. SOLD

Still sealed. Another "grail" for me. I bought two at a hobby shop in Memphis and started one of them. Haven't gotten to it yet in my stash to post, but if you're really interested in this one that is still sealed and you want the other (body primed, engine started I believe - I know I black washed the wheels) just let me know.

Bought at hobby lobby and never opened.

Also from Hobby Lobby. Was on clearance rack and couldn't resist. :-)

Two magazines/catalogs I kept for inspiration/research. Both in GREAT shape! Very clean and look brand new!

Easy SnapTite #3 small scale. No box top. Appears to all be there.

Can't remember why I picked this up, unless it was for the "hardware" stuff. Some of the gold trees have been stripped. Can't remember if it's all there or not, but I think it is.

I have no idea what this chrome tree is from or where I got it. :-) SOLD

Still sealed. Never had an interest, but picked it up at Big Lots several years ago. Thought I might part it out at some point or at least use it for trade fodder.

Another grail for me. This used to only be available in resin, then I saw this at Hobby Lobby and HAD to have it! Again, was waiting till my skills improved before tackling it. Opened it, but never started.

Partial kit... I was playing around with mating this body with the back of a Ranchero and I put a "roof spoiler" on the body like on the Mad Max car. Was a good experiment, but never finished. Still has the decals and everything but the body I think.

Still sealed. I went through a phase where I was buying all the pickups I could. :-) SOLD

I think I bought this one new, but I'm not sure. Appears to be complete.

I built this kit but saved the box. The dental tools are kept in it, and yes they are for trade too, but they are HEAVY!

I think this came from Wal-Mart. Appears to be complete.

Not a grail, but again it's a "real" car and American Muscle, so I picked it up. Opened but never started.

Also bought new & opened but never started. SOLD

A common kit over the years, but meant something to me because it's a 70's Chevy pickup, which has a special place in my heart. Plus my dad's mechanic when I was growing up, Wyman Doss, drove one JUST like the cover art. I was going to scratch build a gas cap behind the driver's door. Opened - never started.

Bought new - opened - not started. Was not going to use the decals, but liked the replacement headlights.

Yep - another grail. Picked it up on eBay. Supposed to be complete. SOLD

Bought it new. Still sealed. Picked it up to make a Mad Max car before the real one came out in plastic.

Another eBay purchase. Thought I'd use it for parts or potentially a rebuild or "worn" car.

Sealed. Yet another pickup. :-)

Bought this one at Wal-Mart on clearance. Had been opened, but appears complete.

Same with this one.

Paint still in there, but probably dried up. Bought new, opened & not started.

Traded for this at a swap meet in Memphis several years ago. I think it had a note that said "plug wires missing." Supposedly complete otherwise, This is a grail, to a degree, cause it's the GNX version and the original Monogram and not a Revell re-release.

Another eBay purchase. Again, a "real" vehicle and a pickup. Appears complete.

That's it for now! Email me at jimmylogan0916@gmail.com with any offers or questions.