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In Topic: Paint questions - which paints can go over which paints?

21 October 2014 - 03:05 AM

I've had the best luck with Tamiya "TS" colour coats topped with Testors enamel aerosol gloss .

No tedious colour sanding , buffing , etc. , either ! The enamel clear just "lays" on top of the excellent Tamiya colour coats.

In Topic: Mini-Lindys

20 October 2014 - 02:20 PM

I remember those ! There was a toy store in El Monte in the 70's (through the late 80's) which had loads of obsolete stuff . I was buying kits from the 60's --albeit nothing "desirable" nor "valuable"-- in the 70's and 80's ; among these finds were Mini Lindys :) .


So , let's bring back Mini-Lindys and their bigger relatives , the 1/32nd scale Buick Century , Pontiac LeMans , Olds Cutlass , etc. , etc.

In Topic: Easy Rider Harley Sold!

20 October 2014 - 02:13 PM

Sorry, but the Valiant in TV movie Dual was a '71. Later they shot some extra scenes for a theatrical release. Which is the version available on DVD. They could not get the original '71 car. So they got a near identical '72 for the extra shots. The '71 Valiant had the Custom trim package with a bright metal trim piece going across the lower trunk lid. Plymouth didn't offer this on the '72 Valiants. So the film crew used silver tape to simulate the molding. Figuring most people would never notice the difference. Once you spot it, you'll notice it. Also the '71 and '72 Valiants have different side marker lights.


You really know your MoPars :)

I specified 1972 Valiant  , as I know that ti was the only one which survived . The original made-for-television "Movie of the Week " was shown in Novembre 1971 ; its popularity sparked interest in a theatrical-length version , hence the necessity of commendeering a new Valiant .


As many times as I've watched Duel in its 42 years of existence (I'm 44 years old)  , I've noticed the following Valiants :

1.) A 1970 with a V8 ( has the 'V-EIGHT' emblems on the front fenders , an exclusive-to-1970 models)

2.) 1971 with 225 Slant

3.) 1972 with 225 Slant

Every car featured :

1.) FE5 Red paint

2.) Deluxe two-tone brown / tan interior

3.) 1971-only , Plymouth-only W11 deluxe wheel covers


I can't imagine that many red 1970-1972 VL41's were produced , which begs the question : were any / all of the cars painted by the motorpool crew ? I know that Speilberg wanted the car to be "underpowered and red" .

In Topic: J.C.Whitney

19 October 2014 - 06:52 PM

"plus a tube of 3M adhesive"  Made my day :)  Thank you!

You're quite welcome :)

In Topic: 1/25 AMT '53 Ford Pickup 3'n1

19 October 2014 - 02:56 PM

been hitting the local Hobbytown every week waiting to see them come in, so far no luck.

I "pre-ordered" ( is that like "pre-heat" ? ) one from 'Roundup . Their due date is posted as Novembre ; however Round2's page asserts Octobre .