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  2. Tamiya flat aluminum paint (XF-17, I think, the acrylic jar,) followed by a little Testors clear parts cement (which can also make lenses) works very nicely. Charlie Larkin
  3. Although they aren't as big, K&S has some sheet aluminum that's pretty close in thickness, although perhaps not absolute flexibility, as an offset lithography plate. Very nice work, Tom. Charlie Larkin
  4. They use the same basic instructions with some small changes for both the Arnie Beswick car and the Dyno Don car as both kits are the same except for decals and boxart. The "feul" I can live with and it says the same in the Beswick instructions, but I find it more intriguing that on the picture it looks like the starter should go in between the water pump and timing chain cover but in the text it says that it goes to the right side of the engine...but not where, and that side of the engine is not not shown in any of the pictures, if you don't know how it looks on a real engine you get no clue to get it right. The correct position is of course on the right side of the engine beside the crank case at the front of the bell housing. Moebius may do nice model kits and the instructions for the kits are flashy and printed on good paper, but they are not the easiest to understand as they have quite vague drawings, if you compare the Moebius instructions for the International Lone Star and Pro Star kits and the instructions for the Revell Germany rebox of the same kits you can see what I mean, Revell did their own instructions for these kits and they are much clearer and easier to follow than the Moebius instructions.
  5. This is really cool! I'm looking forward to seeing how this comes out. I've heard of The Olympian Cars, and I think I have seen exactly one copy, ever. As far as car books go, it's pretty much my grail purchase. Copies seem to be quite hard to find, and cost dearly when they do. Charlie Larkin
  6. It's starting to shape up very nicely. I'm not familiar with the exact shade of copper, but I think it'll fit the car well generally-speaking. I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with this. Charlie Larkin
  7. There's a fellow doing 4-doors, too. I plan to acquire one of those and build it, as well. I also have a Jimmy Flintsone Roundup somewhere. What can I say, I like weird stuff. Charlie Larkin
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  9. Scapa Flow is located in the Orkneys. Famous for the German fleet being scuttled there after WW1, and the battleship Royal Oak sunk there by a UBoat during WW2 and lies there as a war grave. The Shetlands are another group of islands lying further North.
  10. Decals today, going to clear it tomorrow,
  11. And, if we are not face book users...........? Steve
  12. It will, but no worse than any other automotive polish. A little water and a sharpened tooth pick will take it out. I have to make a confession. When I’m cleaning the polish out of the panel lines, I sit down with a tooth pick, a soft rag, and my tongue! 😁 I get some saliva down into the crevices and then use the tooth pick on it. Seems to work like a charm. Maybe the saliva helps to dissolve the polish. Steve
  13. Fun to watch, but somebody needs to teach them how to properly blow an engine! 🤣 THIS is how you properly blow an engine! 🤣🤣
  14. Try a little clear gloss with just a tiny bit of white mixed in. You can also try doing a very light black wash on the lens prior to using the clear/white mixture over the top. Steve
  15. Now, for the weekend update. I'm Chevy Chase, and You're Not! Anyway, been working, off and on, trying to get some details done. Built a package tray out of really thin aluminum sheet. Don't have pictures of the structure underneath required to bring it up to the correct height, but trust me, it was clearly a "Hold My Beer" process. For a reason that defies logic, the steering column of the Superbird was diecast, and damned brittle at that! It shattered into more pieces than I prefer to count, but I was able to salvage the hockey stick that actuates the steering and the plastic steering wheel. I have fabricated a steering column out of brass tubing, along with a collar to match up the steering wheel to the column. Again, didn't take a lot of pictures, but trust me, considerable brass tubing was sacrificed to get to this point. I also needed to relieve the cockpit footwell (which includes the cage from the Superbird), and the firewall (from the Belvedere) in order to get the alignment. And then, re-attaching the firewall, to the Superbird chassis, with the Belvedere firewall to match the body, required some ingenuity. I have become an advocate of using pins to connect pieces (my "pins" are actually pieces of paper clips). Here's how the firewall is attaching. You can see the holes I drilled into the chassis to accept the pins. And here it is, assembled.
  16. Still one of my all time favorite race cars
  17. Very nice. I watch with great interest.
  18. Beautiful model. I love all the work put into the detailing and engineering, and of course the paint combo and wheel/tire package are both fantastic. The real car is a stunner, and you nailed the scale version. What a kick, having the owner of the 1:1 purchase the model
  19. Hey, if Ed Roth can stuff a 406 Ford in a '55 Chevy... The Budget Buggy.
  20. I am looking for rear cab doors for mpc 1933 chevy panel truck any help would be appreicated
  21. Looking great. can't wait to see it finished
  22. I opened a started kit that I found in a box, and the bumpers are missing. Anyone have extras? Looking for the stock bumpers
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