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mrknowetall

Member Since 22 Dec 2011
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In Topic: "NEW" altered Tee body parts pack kit

15 September 2014 - 10:05 AM

I'm pretty sure AMT's Parts Pack T body was meant to be used with their Double Dragster kit.

In Topic: Wheel Part Pack brain storm...

15 September 2014 - 08:56 AM

Two-fold problem I think, as not always are wheel "hobs" removable from the larger tooling which created the original model kit.  In a model kit tool, often wheels, wheel covers and hubcaps are tooled as separate pieces, round, and simply lightly pressed into the larger dies, but not always can they be removed, transferred to other molds for say, a parts pack.  That had to have been planned from the get-go, and we've all seen where a chrome tree has been done with that in mind--every once in a while you will see a curved "parting line" in the sprue that attaches to a wheel, which is a dead giveaway.  But not always.  And I suspect that most certainly all those "Annual Series" 3in1 kits from 40-65 years ago really weren't tooled with any future releases (including modified reissues) in mind.

 

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In Topic: 1960 Falcon Ranchero

11 September 2014 - 02:58 AM

Very clean build! NICE!

In Topic: 1978 El Camino.

10 September 2014 - 02:58 AM

YOW! Off the hook! Stellar build!

In Topic: '60 El Camino

09 September 2014 - 02:49 PM

This is a model of an El Camino I owned many years ago .  It had a 283 / 4 speed and was painted Roman Red with the Impala trim .

  The model is a Revell '60 Impala with the roof and bed from the AMT '59 El Camino grafted on .  I had to lengthen the bed about 1/4 " to line everything up ,  and modified the tailgate and rear bumper .  I used the Revell chassis and modified it to show the bed floor and a new gas tank .  The headers and exhaust were made from aluminum rod .  The engine and tranny are from the revel '63 Impala .  The tires are from Fireball Modelworks and I don't know where the Cragars came from ,  they were in my parts box .

 I tried to replicate everything just like it was ,  right down to the 1987 license plate !

 

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Just excellent!