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jsimmons

Member Since 07 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Aug 04 2011 12:32 PM
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Topics I've Started

Revell - Magicians or What?

02 July 2011 - 04:43 AM

I found out that not only is the chassis from the Glidden pro-stock T-bird has the correct wheelbase for the Revell 1965, 1966, and 1970 Mustangs, but the wheelbase is also correct for the 19664 Thunderbolt Fairlane.

All of the cars require the engine compartments to be removed and the chassis roll cage to be modified, and the Fairlane requires a little material removal at the top/rear of the wheel tubs for the chassis to tuck up under there. Now, if only we could convince Revell to re-issue the Glidden kit so we can stop having to pay eBay eScam prices. I currently have two with a 3rd one one the way.

1970 Boss 429 Pro-Stock - Concept Shots

25 June 2011 - 03:05 PM

I'm planning on building a Pro-Stock Boss 429 Mustang. The pictures below are merely concept shots using the chassis from a 65 Pro-Stock Mustang I built about 20 years ago.


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The chassis shown above is from a Revell Bob Glidden 1987 Pro-Stock T-bird. For this build, the roll cage needs to be re-contoured, but that's pretty much the only thing that needs to be done. Otherwise, it's a darn-near perfect fit.

Why Do They Do Thta?

25 June 2011 - 02:48 AM

I was cruising eBay looking for a pro-stock Thunderbird to serve as a donor kit for a build I want to do, and I noticed that the pro-street car (similar to the pro-stock version) was molded in pink.

I went out yesterday and got a AMT Pro-Street Nova to serve as a donor kit for another build I want to do, and when I opened the box, I was totally surprised to see the thing molded in light blue.

Why the heck did they do that?

Another observation - you see all kinds of built-ups available for sale, but I have yet to see one of the Glidden T-Birds (or even the pro-street car). I wonder why that is...

I wish Revell would reissue the glidden 'bird, if for no other reason than to take the wind out of sails of the ebay scalpers... $50 for a freaking model kit?

Revell 1970 Boss 429

18 June 2011 - 03:31 AM

Project is underway. Instead of posting pictures/discussion here, I've setup a build progress page here: http://paddedwall.or..._70Boss429.aspx

When there's an update, I'll post a notice in this thread. If you have any comments/suggestions/questions, by all means, feel free.

A Couple of 22-Year old Cobras

18 June 2011 - 03:17 AM

The following are build-ups of the old Monogram kit.

This one won 3rd place (I forgot the category but may still have the trophy around here somewhere) at an IPMS contest in San Diego. White stripes are painted, and the red stripes are automotive pin stripe tape.

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This one was in the same contest, and didn't get any attention at all (I personally thought it was the better of the two models). The rear tires are from a Monogram NASCAR kit, and the front tires are the kit's original rear tires.

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I love performance Fords, and most of the models I've built (and will be building) are in that genre. In March, I returned to the hobby after a 23-year hiatus, and after completing a Gato-class 1/72-scale sub for my dad, I've finally started building cars again.