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Member Since 30 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Jun 19 2014 08:30 AM

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In Topic: Watson Tribute '59 Thunderbird "The Pennsylvania Bluebird"

19 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

Amazing work, John!

You got the paint laid down SO well!

Your gold lines are super-crisp. 

As I've just completed a Watson tribute, I'm massively impressed with yours. 

You totally nailed it and I'm sure Mr Watson would admire it with respect!



In Topic: Larry Watson inspired 59 Cadillac

17 June 2014 - 11:03 AM

Gee...Very, very sharp!  Very period correct and gorgeous paint work too!   


Noticed your west London addy....are you anywhere near the route from Mayfair/Berkeley Square to Heathrow?  


Have traveled that route many, many times during my career.  



Thankyou very much for all the nice comments, guys!


Cheers Tim,

The Piccadilly line isn't far from my house. I live about 2.5 miles from the end of the runway at Heathrow. Planes fly overhead about 55 times an hour, from 4:30am to 23:45pm, 363 days a year.

Thankfully, I have double-glazing and Heathrow has sometimes been a lucrative source of income for me, so it's not all bad!!


I just thought of something....

If anyone is planning to build one of these Monogram '59 Biarritz or Eldorados, either follow the instructions and install the distributor after the body is on the chassis, or make sure you sit the distributor down low to the engine, if you add plug wires.

The clearance is really tight. 

In Topic: '58 Bonnie July 10 Top Surgery Followup & a Little More!

15 June 2014 - 01:32 AM

I feel your pain with that cracked roof! 

All this will seem a distant memory when you complete it. It's looking really good so far. 

Top marks for resurrecting an old kit and breathing new life into it.

In Topic: You know the type that can't leave well enough alone?! 2010 Camaro/Sk...

15 June 2014 - 01:26 AM

I am always impressed with saw and putty work and this is no exception!

Thanks for showing us your progress, it helps the more unskilled of us, improve.

In Topic: Larry Watson inspired 59 Cadillac

15 June 2014 - 12:46 AM

Very cool great paint work .Did you use the original kit glass it looks very thin?

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Dave, I did use the kit glass. I just gave it a little buffing with fine polishing compound.

It fitted the body really well and required only the smallest dots of epoxy to hold it in place.