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In Topic: 76 Nova

26 November 2008 - 11:02 AM

I looked at the rest of the pics. Great job.

In Topic: What clear to use

25 November 2008 - 08:44 PM

future is the best

I will be painting a 69 camaro with some House of Color paint. What would be a good clear coat to use? Any info would help.

Thanks, Nick

In Topic: Building Block / Mental Blocks........

25 November 2008 - 08:08 PM

HELP!!! I've hit a builders block and I can't find the motivation to get started again. I havn't touched my lastest building project in over 6 months. Is this normal ?

I absolutely burned out bad a few years back. I decided one of the reasons I like model cars is conversation starters with other guys. I couldn't justify diecast because there was no activity involved so I started building promo style. This ertl mustang is in some kind of duplicolor. Plan ahead on gluing and paint it a color you would on a full build, then some day you can pop it apart and detail it. If this were an mpc 68 GTO or something you'd be excited to get one in this state. It's at least as exciting as a puzzle and puts cars on the shelf. Only way I build now.

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In Topic: "Gone In 60 Seconds" 73 Mustang Fastback

24 November 2008 - 11:22 AM

rickr442 might have some good information about this car. In that it was not actually a '73 but a '71-'72 that was modified with a '73 grill. Key to this is the bumpers. Ford moved the front and rear bumpers out a few inches for the Federally mandated 5-mile per hour requirement on all new cars. It really shows if you know what you are looking for! Eleanor on the other hand has the tight look of a 1972.

Also, by 1973, all Mach 1's had the "Ram Air" hood but only a few were actually connected to air-cleaner as that was an extra cost option. Eleanor on the other hand had a flat standard hood. Not easy to find in 1/25th scale.... but could be pulled from a Johan Funny Car of the same year. I checked and it is the closest thing out there if there are no resin items available!

The side rockers were painted flat black like most '71 and '72 Mach's without the side stripe.

Engine in 1973 would be a 351 Cleveland with a 4bbl carb. Chances are that the movie car was not modified much as the '72 with the 351 had plenty of power to do the stunts!

Hope this helps.
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Edit: added a photo from the Los Angeles Times of the actual movie car that can be found here.)

There are similar wheels and caps in an mpc ford van kit

In Topic: New and stripping question

16 November 2008 - 10:29 AM

It's starting to fingernail off today but not toothbrush. It actually wasn't fully dry when I dunked it. I've had a similar problem before and wonder if uncured paint + CSC = strange chemical reaction.