Here are the table shots from the 2016 Southern NNL in Atlanta.
I tried to get every single model on the table, but a lot of models were entered after I did this walk through, and a few friends got caught in the lens…
Well, this is one you could have knocked me over with a feather. A few weeks ago, my friend Gil sent me a screenshot of Revell’s new releases for 2016, and lo-and-behold, there in full color was a 1966-1977 Ford Bronco. So what’s the big deal? Many of you may know of, or heard of, my pet project that started back in 2002. I bought two masters to make a full cab and half cab 1966-1977 Resin Bronco, but for some reason I won’t, or can’t get into, the masters were never delivered to me for over 13 years. I know, I’m patient, right? I finally got the full cab Resin Bronco going, and sold them on eBay and another site.
So, when I saw the post/pic of the Revell Bronco, I was floored. Yes, there goes my coffee money, but so what!!!! It’s a great kit. I just opened it up today, and started painting it already. So far, it’s incredible. You do have to be careful when sanding everything on the body, as the lines, molds, details are so fine and crisp, you may remove something you don’t want to. I’ll post more pics along the way.
Quick Note: When you start this, I would recommend first washing the body, Dawn dish soap, Simple Green, etc, and then after it has dried, spray on a couple of light coats of Tamiya Light Grey Primer BEFORE you do any sanding to the body. You will see more clearly all the fine details. You can glue on the windshield post first, using the hardtop as a guide before you primer it, but you don’t have to.
You may have seen us review Best Model Car Parts before, and there’s good reason for this. Michael Hanson the owner of BMCP, has a great line of resin products, and we have to say that everything we have seen from him has been very good!
Recently, a friend sent me a link to some eBay listings for VW resin bodies, and I had to have them in my hands. One in particular, the VW Hebmuller conversion kit, was one of those top of the list projects I have wanted to do for a long time. Now, the hard work is done, and I can finally build one!
The other two, a 1957 VW Oval Window Sunroof sedan conversion and a 1949 VW Split Window Sunroof Sedan conversion are going to make great builds of some of the cars of my better years. All the conversion kits are based on and work with the Tamiya 1966 VW Beetle model kit (not included)
Check out the photos and you will see what I mean. Check out the web site at Best Model Car Parts
We got the new Tamiya Acura NSX kit today, and man-oh-man, what a great looking model! Once again Tamiya has done a superb job on this new 1/24 scale plastic model kit. From the crisp and clean body, to all the parts, window masks, decals, everything is top-notch Tamiya quality, and then some. Check out the pictures and see what we mean!
Down ‘n’ Dirty
Steve Perry’s 1/25 scale dirt bikes
Atlanta Southern NNL show coverage
Darryl Gassaway shows us the NHRA Museum
Pick Up Lines, by Chuck Most
Moebius/Model King’s Joe Weatherly #8 1961 Pontiac Catalina
And now, full color, all the way through!
It’s about time we got a new and current kit from Tamiya! Their new Mazda MX-5 Roadster is great! The 1/24 scale kit is flawless, with both left- and right-hand drive options, and options for US, Japan, Europe, and British versions. The roadster body has no flaws whatsoever! Now is the time to order some of those great colors from ScaleFinishes and Gravity Colors. They both have our favorite Mazda Soul Red, so it’s your choice. The kit is basically curbside, with nice suspension details, and good under-engine detailing/engraving. The neat part of the kit is that there is a female driver figure, that you can position for either the right or left side driver’s seat, with different arms for either side. You also have to slide the seat forward to get her to fit the driver’s side pedals/steering wheel. A nice touch!
So, how does it build? We painted it this weekend, and we will update the final shots soon. So far, PERFECT!
Order yours today from your local hobby shop, or check out Tamiya’s site
Plenty Of Plymouth Potential
Scratchbuilding School, converting a crew cab to a single cab
Commercial Break: Planet Caravan
Tamiya’s New Mazda MX-5
Building the Duel! movie truck
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