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In Topic: Thunderbolt colors

16 November 2013 - 04:13 AM

You are correct!  I got to thinking about that later.  I had corresponded with the current owner of the car a few years ago, to get the paint code for the gold.  He told me exactly

what you said.  Also said he had a rough time deciding which way to restore it (yellow or gold).  He eventually decided on the gold and black.

In Topic: Thunderbolt colors

15 November 2013 - 11:05 AM

By the way, anybody building the "Hubert Platt" version, be aware that the decal placement for the driver's side on the instruction sheet are incorrect. They are backwards.  The placement should be left to right like on the passenger side. (The cartoon figure of "Frank Vego" should be on the front fender and the rest of them should mimic the passenger side, so that everything flows the same way).  I made this mistake, as did some others that I've seen built.  And if anyone is interested, the correct color for this T-Bolt (as most all of Platts cars were) is "Guardsman Blue."  It's not available in  model car paint.  You can get it for an air brush from "Scale Finishes."

In Topic: Thunderbolt colors

15 November 2013 - 10:51 AM

The street machine series is the same.  The last issue was a 2 in 1 series, which had all of the original pieces, plus a flat hood, inserts and lens to make the inner head lights "functional"

and dog dish wheel covers.


To reiterate, the Butch Leal car was always "Vintage Burgundy" and never "black".   Also the "Bob Ford" T-Bolt was repainted "gold" with a "black" roof after it was raced by Kenny Vogt

in it's "yellow" color.  The information on the "Fred Cady" decal sheets stating that the "Leal" car was black and the "Bob Ford" car was "silver and black" was incorrect.  In Fred's defense,

the photographs he had available at the time were black and white.  I have seen some models built with the black and silver colors though, and they look awesome that way too.

In Topic: 55 Jukebox Ford

15 November 2013 - 10:23 AM

Hey "Racer"  this looks awesome.  I'm currently building this one too. I'm not detailing the engine as much as you did.  (I don't have the patience for it anymore).

Thanks for sharing.  Oh.....don't be embarrassed about that rear wing.  Just tell people you did it to see if they'd notice!

In Topic: LA Dart

15 November 2013 - 10:17 AM

Have this one in my stash.  Great job!   (The "Cyclone" decal underneath looks like one from a Dyno Don Nicholson Comet.  Is that correct)?