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1972coronet

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R.I.P. , Doug and Family

19 July 2014 - 01:22 PM

I was just made aware of this tragedy today ; on 6th July 2014 @ 0815 HRS , a long-time client and hell of a nice guy parished in a plane crash (he was the pilot) :

http://www.dailymail...-daughters.html

Eerily , my friend (and coworker ; the Assistant Manager) and his father witnessed the crash on that fateful morning , as they were boating on the lake

(which I redundantly refer to as "Lake du Luc") . Apparently , my friend witnessed the "poof and plume" , completely unaware of the nature of the smoke ( :( ).

 

You will be missed , Doug ! Thank you for , not only your business , but for being a hell of a great guy , too !

"See you when I get there , if they'll let me in."


1955 F-100 (Monogram-come-Revell)

30 June 2014 - 01:45 PM

I bought the latest issue of the old Monogram 1955 F-100 (whose origins date back to the mid-1970's) , as I've been wanting this kit for some time . I was always apprehensive of the c.1986 modified-reissue --and its subsequent reissues-- due to the (yucky) 80's / 90's "updated" parts (fuel injected 302 ; ugly wheels ; rubber band tyres ; gross tiller , etc. , etc.) . However , I was plesantly surprised to note the presence of the old engine pieces (the rare Autolite inline 4 barrel atomiser , and  the not-gross-billit steering wheel among these parts) .

However ...

upon perusing the kit's contents , I noticed a glaring omission : the grille !! Not only is the grill not there , but its 'runner' mounts are rounded-off and smoothly-plated !!

Did Revell drop the proverbial ball here ??

Am I overlooking some-thing ??

 

 

I've contacted Revell's Customer Service (via online) and provided them with the requsite information .

 

Has any-one else encountered this in their 1955 F-100 ?


> MPC 1980 Road Runner

12 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

I bought an MPC 1980 Road Runner (labelled as "Fuzz Duster") via eBay , and am pleased to report some great things about it ; to wit :

- It can be built stock ( there was some conjecture about this , as the box art alludes to a customised-only version . Rest assured , 100% of the previous releases' factory stock parts are still included ! ) ;

- The 1980-only grille (square head lights and Diplomat grate)  is nicely done ;

- The old standby 318 / 360 with its backup TorqueFlite is still there ;

- Minimal flash .

 

Of course , the stock tyres are still moulded in polystrene ... however , they are at least black in this iteration !

 

The 1980 Road Runner was relegated to an option package ("A57" , as were all 1976 & up "Road Runners" )  . The real downside was its "power"plant options :

- Standard 225 Slant Six

- 318 two barrel (four barrel in Calif Emissions guise)

Naturally , Direct Connection sold performance upgrades (Edelbrock manifolds , Holley carbs , etc. , etc.) . That's how I'm planning to build my version !


# Houndstooth Upholstery Pattern *Decals*

16 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

Do any of the decal printers ( e.g. , Slixx , et al. ) make sheets of Houndstooth-pattern decals ?

For instance : the (pending) '69 COPO Camaro build I've lined up . I realise that the newer release SS/RS drop top has that pattern on the decal sheet ; and , while that's a cool kit , I don't wish to purchase it "only" for its interior decals .

 

I'm also planning a Houndstooth upholstery for :

- 1970 Barra'Cuda ;

- 1971 Road Runner

- 1972 Duster 340

 

I'm hoping to find a sheet of the desired decals with clear background (i.e. , Tor-Red interior for the Barra'Cuda) , but am okay with black / white background in the meantime ( i.e. , the '69 Camaro ).

 

Please share links and photos .

 

Thanks !


SS/RS ; ZL-1 ; L72 ?

13 April 2014 - 07:55 AM

I have yet another question regarding the 1969 COPO ZL-1 Camaro from Revell .

I recognise that this kit has de facto SS/RS grille / headlamp doors , as well as RS tail lamps ; however , it is "missing" the RS's back-up lamps .

I also have noticed that there's a set of clear , square 'lamps' on the "glass" tree ; are those the RS's back-up lamps ? If so , how would one go about adding them to this COPO ZL-1 Camaro kit ?