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migace

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AMT 1965 GTO

22 April 2015 - 09:43 AM

I recently gotten an older release of an AMT 65 GTO. The 1986 brown plastic version. Been adding details to it etc. One thing that really is bad on the car  is the front headlights are all wrong. They protrude from the headlight housing. So I started to scratch build the headlight buckets, but wanted to pick up another bumper assembly as a back up. When I was online I noticed that in the later editions it seems that the box art car had newer improved headlights that looked better and more correct. Did AMT revise the part or did they just photo shop the picture. Here is what I mean. pics below: Should I just go ahead and get the newer version of the kit? Also looking at the original castings from the first releases and the promos from 1965 the headlight housings also seem to be correct. Although I would never go the expense of getting one of those originals. Thoughts please. I know there are you guys that know the real story. Thank you all for your help!

 

 

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Newer one

 

Older version headlights (they come above the housings):

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1977 Firebird Trans Am Rockford Files Special

07 April 2015 - 04:35 AM

Built from those wonderful build your own Promos that were out for a short time in the 70's. I always thought James Garner should have picked the Trans Am or even a Formula instead of the Esprit trim. So here is a what if car. 

 

Comments welcome!

 

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Revell SVT Ford Raptor

11 March 2015 - 12:24 PM

This is a great kit highly recommended! I hope I captured the look. And I must say some of the nicest headlight casting and assembly in recent memory. I am going to have to acquire a few more of these kits. Getting the colors down required a little online time and here was a nice reference site I would like to share:

http://www.autoblog....150-svt-raptor/

Anyway on to the pics. Comments welcome!

Oh and had trouble with the year this truck kit is based on so I am thinking 2010-12 would be correct. Thoughts on the model year would be appreciated.

New revell snaps

29 August 2014 - 02:56 PM

Tower hobbies has 1/25 ford police car and jeep rubicon listed in the snap section

New tool like the dukes mpc snap?

http://www3.towerhob...C=SFCTES&P=W&S=

1988 Chevrolet Silverado C1500 2WD

07 June 2014 - 04:04 PM

I really had fun doing this one. Practiced my masking skills. I found some of these '88 Promo's at a great price. So I will be doing a few more in different factory color schemes. My camera doesn't seem to focus too well sorry for that. I hope you all enjoy!

As an aside this Silverado's options are interesting, 5 speed manual, bucket seats, not a bench, console, long bed, power windows/locks, and prob a at least 5.0 L 8. Also I believe '88 was first year for EFI. I would enjoy driving this truck.

All comments welcome of course!