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Bob Ellis

Member Since 11 May 2013
Offline Last Active Dec 22 2014 06:03 PM

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1958 Ranchero

24 October 2014 - 03:37 AM

I have been struggling with finishing this project for a while. Most of the hard work is done.


The front '58 Ford clip came from an original 3 in 1 annual kit. Maybe it was a waste of a rare model, but I find matching plastic to plastic easier. This is the white parts.


The Ranchero body is the old Revell which actually was a Country Squire kit when the tool was first created. For that reason, the doors on the Ranchero are two short since it is one of two doors on each side. Revell didn't take account the fact that the front two doors on a four door car are not the same as a two door car. So, the roof is too short.


The red parts are from another Ranchero kit I robbed to stretch the Roof on the blue Ranchero body. I need to scribe new door lines and make new door handles.

1971 Chevelle SS convertible

02 October 2014 - 04:46 PM

I picked up a gluebomb AMT 1971 Chevelle. All I could save was the headlights, front bumper, and turn signals. I also had a sorry AMT recent release 1972 Chevelle. I decided to marry the parts together and make something interesting. I figured it should be a convertible too.

Resin replacement parts for '74 to '77 Camaro kits

19 August 2014 - 04:40 PM

Any replacement parts for AMT or MPC '74-77 Camaro kits?

How much should model kits cost?

07 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

Everybody thinks kits cost too much.


A $2.00 model kit in 1964 is $15.38 in 2014.


But in 1964, AMT made millions of models. There was an economy of scale (no pum intended). The volume is so low today. Plus, the car companies helped subsidize the tooling. The extra $10 is a reflection of that.




Mannix 1972 Cuda Convertible

03 August 2014 - 11:32 AM

Chrysler stopped selling convertibles in the end of the 1971 model year. At the time, Mannix was a very popular show and it featured a Cuda convertible. Chrysler still wanting to maintain a presence in the show, decided to update a 1971 Cuda with 1972 sheet metal. This car still exists. I used a ERTL MPC 1974 Cuda promo, and a ERTL AMT 70 Dodge Challenger. I could have used a Revell Don Johnson Cuda if it was 1/25. But I used it as a guide.