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  2. I'm guessing that the water is there for positioning purposes. So you can move it around once it makes contact with the glass. Steve
  3. I looked at some instructive photos on the BS Models site and it looks like they are spraying water on it - more like a decal.
  4. I bought a open box on the cheap early this year and understand the issues with it. I''m right now in the process of building it and plan to go restomod, similar to Steve's post. All the negative comments (I've heard them all before) almost turned me off but like I said, restomod. My original plan was to use the Delray chassis w/MCW body, but I saw too many issues with it and don't think I'd ever finish it. The positive thing is, the frame is narrower than stock, so wide meats fit well. Molded in exhaust is a negative, for me anyway, as is the fact that mine is molded in green (ugh). I have seen a couple of these well done, so its not as if you can't build one to your satisfaction if you are not one of the more discerning builders.
  5. Thanks Jeff! The stripes are all paint. It took me 2 attempts to paint it, and it still isn't perfect, but it will have to do. If I build another with the same stripe pattern, I will do it differently. I think it would be easier to use a thin decal stripe for the divider stripe rather than try to paint it.
  6. Beautiful work KJ ! All the subtle details really pop, even looks like rubber rub strips on the fuel tank straps ! The stripes are super nice are they from Jerry
  7. gtx6970


    My 2cents. Your not trying to build replica stock. So all bets are off.....build it the way you like. My gut tells me its going to be killer either way
  8. I unwrapped the sheet after my last response and they are printed on very thin flexible film with a mild adhesive. So all that is required is to cut around the edge, peel it off of the backing, lay it on the inside of the glass and burnish it down. Seems like it should work pretty slick. Steve
  9. A great save. These kits were tough to build to begin with and you did a good job. I have mine from when it was built in 1965 and just might do what you have done. Mine has long since yellowed. I have re-visited an IMC kit (Chaparral 2E) and they can be made into a decent model with new paints and techniques. Yours is proof of that.
  10. Okay guys. I was pretty sure that it was not a factory thing, but it's really not necessary for this build anyway. I'm assuming that this is what I was thinking of. I thought it might be nice to add a little extra flash to the engine. Steve
  11. Reminds of the period British car magazine that road tested a newly-imported Pacer, complete with dodgy RHD conversion. They were not impressed. In a container on a ship, probably. It didn't rust out completely on its ocean cruise?
  12. Those are two great looking Deuces. The contrast between the two is very dramatic.
  13. Al I have a scrambler body that is painted, just the body no trunk or hood. If your interested I’ll send you some pictures.
  14. Congrats on your Grand Sport. Looks good. Really like the interior photo. More photos please. I hope to build one someday.
  15. Looking good so far. I can't wait to start in on mine.
  16. This has been my #1 Holy Grail kit since the mid-1990's. Prices are just plain out of my budget. The story that I heard in the early-2000's was that AMT/Ertl was evaluating all of their model car kit tooling buried in a warehouse somewhere in the US, and knowing that there was consumer-interest in this kit being reissued in its stock form, they were pleasantly surprised to find tooling with "71 Cyclone Spoiler" lettering handwritten on the outer-surfaces of the tooling they found. The tooling looked to be in good condition and ready-to-go, so they ran a test-shot and poured some liquid-styrene into that mold. Problem was, what came out of that mold was the MPC Hemi Dart! Well, that kit was also on the "consumer-wants" list, so that's what got reissued! I don't know if that story is true or not; I just remember that it dashed my hopes!
  17. Performed the runningboardectomy. Found some that might fit with a bit of filing. And, of course, we are not discounting Eric's suggestion. I suppose that would be brown or gray battleship linoleum.
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