Jump to content


RancheroSteve

Member Since 10 May 2007
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 11:38 AM
-----

Posts I've Made

In Topic: GSL-XXV anyone looking forward to attending ?

24 February 2015 - 10:50 PM

Yes - mailed in my registration, reserved a hotel room, and booked a flight. This will be my fifth time attending.

 

Be sure to check the website for the latest news and info: http://www.gslchampionship.org/news/


In Topic: 1964 African Safari Comet

24 February 2015 - 09:21 AM

Alright, time to add some details to the rear. I made some photo-etched parts to build the rear bumper step plates.

 

613stepplateparts-vi.jpg

 

The center pieces were folded like this:

 

614stepplatesfolded-vi.jpg

 

And the side sections added:

 

615stepplatemade-vi.jpg

 

Then the plates were glued to the bumper. I've also added handles to the trunk, hood pins, a gas cap, and a back-up light.

 

622SafariCometrear-vi.jpg

 

More soon!


In Topic: 1/25 AMT Piranha Super Spy Car

21 February 2015 - 12:23 PM

I will probably be doing the road racer if I get this kit. May need some conversion work, but will be a good kit otherwise. 

 

Same thought here (big surprise, right?). It shouldn't take too much doing - a few parts will have to be sourced and fabricated, but the kit contains the decals for the restored road racer already. Looks like the most challenging issues will be the big scoop on the engine cover and the headers.


In Topic: 1/25 AMT Piranha Super Spy Car

20 February 2015 - 08:20 PM

it looks like kind of a kool kit, with some kool features, but the problem to me is the same now as in 1966: its just plain butt ugly and smacks of desperate desire to be "European" with design clichés lifted from here there and everywhere, that just succeeds in making it look very awkward and uncomfortable.

 

Well yes, I'll admit it's a bit oddball (maybe that's part of the appeal for me), but as is often the case "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". And it's Corvair powered!

 

I built the drag car when it was new, but for some reason I wasn't even aware of the "stock" version until just a few years ago. Then I started thinking it would be a cool kit to have - but not at the prices it was commanding. So once again, nice to have it back!


In Topic: 1/25 AMT Piranha Super Spy Car

20 February 2015 - 04:31 PM

Thanks for the review. Tim. I picked one up today - got the last one they had for now - and haven't even had time to crack the shrink wrap yet. Seems like there's a good deal of interest in this kit, which I guess makes sense given it's long time unavailability. Glad they did it right.