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In Topic: Just received my '57 Meteor Rideau 500 4 door hardtop from Frontier Resin...

11 February 2011 - 05:47 AM


I'm trying to get some historical data on the Canadian hybrids of the '50s and was wondering if you could recommend any sources or contacts you might know of?

Could you contact me at the Realm? resinrealm@yahoo.com or give me a yell at 402-387-2882

Thanks much!!!


In Topic: AMT 1966 Olds 442?!

06 December 2010 - 09:58 AM

Since I both sold and owned a couple of these puppies when they were brand new I thought I'd offer some data you might find useful about this kit...

First thing: the car on the cover and the car in the box are different models. The car on the cover is an F-85 Holiday Coupe, model 3617. The kit car in the box is a Cutlass Holiday Coupe, model 3817. Both equipped with either 4-4-2 performance option L69 which came with 3-2bbl carburetors or option L78 which included the more common Quadrajet 4bbl carburetor. Both of these packages included the red line tires shown on the box along with heavy duty wheels. A no cost white wall exchange option was also available.

Getting back to the box art, it was definitely Photoshopped. The tell-tail clue is the two-tone/vinyl top chrome separator between the windshield and the side windows that they forgot to remove when they were making the changes. From my experience, average buyers bought 4-4-2's with a vinyl top. Boy racers skipped the vinyl top but equipped theirs with heavy duty items for weekend fun at the strip. some of them ran at U.S. 30 Dragway in Indiana where I raced GT 350H Mustangs courtesy of Hertz. :wacko:

Just in case you're interested, the following interior colors were appropriate for both the coupe and convertible versions of this kit.

Parchment Pearl (Opalescent) white with matching headliner and black carpet, black with Ivory headliner and black carpet, red with Parchment Pearl headliner and dark maroon carpeting and blue (matches 66 Olds color code D Lucerne Mist) with matching headliner and dark blue carpeting.

Vinyl tops came in Black and Beige (actually an off white)

Convertible tops came in beige (Khaki comes real close), black, blue (a bit darker then the interior blue and white.

I'll be posting the actual paint chips and swatches of everything at the Resin Realm after the first of the year. The pic is of two of the pages from the Olds Dealer binder.

Hope this has been helpful to you.


In Topic: Resin Caster

29 July 2010 - 01:44 AM

Hendrix kits are sold by STAR Models (http://resinrealm.net/Star/STARModels.html) and The Resin Realm (http://www.resinrealm.net/). The Resin Realm versions come cleaned up with all flash and mold release removed and include glue, sanding sticks, a sheet of chrome vinyl and in some instances, even paint.

You can contact the Realm at resinrealm@yahoo.com or reach them anytime (well almost :-) at 402-387-2882

STAR Models can be contacted at stevekohler@cox.net or call him after 9pm central standard time at 402-896-4379

In Topic: How long do u soak a resin piece!

16 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

Since I started prepping my kits before they go out the door I can tell you what works every time. First I clean off all the extraneous flash followed by a 24 hour soak in BLECHE-WITE. A scrub in WARM soapy water using a tooth brush is the next step. Use Hot water only if you want a warped part. Finally rinse the part(s) in warm water and blot surfaces to be painted with with lint free paper towels or a chamois to eliminate water spots.

After you follow those steps there is one more thing that's very, very important. Don't handle your clean parts with your greasy mitts. Use some cheap medical gloves to place them on a paint stand, folded wire hanger or other holder.

The rest of the process depends on your skill with a rattle can or air brush and the paint you use.

Jerry Koszut