'70 Grande

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About '70 Grande

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  • Birthday 06/12/1959

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Peoria, IL
  • Full Name Mark Doolittle

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  1. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    If needed, I could write a new post about the time that I was nearly attacked by a 200lb. Illinois Aardvark; man... that was a scary moment!
  2. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Oh yeah, just to add my 2¢ worth, I can't wait for this Cyclone kit to hit the shelves!  The good crew at Moebius certainly knows how to produce excellent subject matter!
  3. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

     
     
    Living in Illinois, I've only had the chance to see one of these once, probably 15 or 20 years ago!  It was much like spotting "Bigfoot", as this Illinois elephant is know for its elusiveness and remote habitat, and I saw one for a few, mere seconds from a distance of 100 yards or so, and then, he was gone!  Without my Pentax in hand, he remains just a visual-memory for me, but, as quoted above, his pile of dung remained, and was unmistakeable!
    Just trying to lightened the mood around here a bit!  LOL
  4. '70 Grande added a post in a topic wip- K&K Dodge Charger   

    I'll be watching your progress.  Your work looks great so far!
  5. '70 Grande added a post in a topic '90 Mustang LX headlight pieces wanted   

    Does anyone have the 2 clear headlight lens pieces from any of the following 1/24 Monogram Mustang kits:
    1/24 1987 Mustang GT Convertible
    1/24 1989 Mustang GT Convertible
    1/24 1991 Mustang GT Convertible
    1/24 1992 Mustang GT Convertible
    1/24 1993 Mustang SVT hardtop
    I think I can make these 1/24 lenses work for my project; looking for one set of these from any of the kits listed.  I have a fairly-extensive parts box to trade from.  Thanks!
  6. '70 Grande added a topic in Wanted!   

    '90 Mustang LX headlight pieces wanted
    I am looking to trade for the 2, chrome headlight bucket pieces, (parts #82 and 83), and the 2 clear headlight lenses, (parts #154 and 155), from the 1/25 Revell 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 kit #4252 or the recent drag-car reissue kit.  I would prefer that these parts be fresh-from-the-tree, but would trade for these parts from a built-up if they are in good, reuseable condition.
    I have a fairly-extensive parts box to trade from. Thanks!
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  7. '70 Grande added a post in a topic The Great MPC '67 Charger WIP Workbench Thread   

    A few more pics:

    My chassis also has a fair amount of weathering done to it.  I wanted to build my Charger as a early-mid-1970's street machine, hence the shortened exhaust system.

    Here's the main reason why I stopped on this build.  I was pleased with everything until I went too heavy with the paint on the body, and got a bit of orange-peel.  I started to polish most of it out, but then got tired of working on it so it went back into its box.  This photo also gives you a better idea of my intended early-mid-1970's street-machine finish. 
  8. '70 Grande added a post in a topic The Great MPC '67 Charger WIP Workbench Thread   

    Snake,
    Here's my work-in-progress; I don't think I've worked on this one for about 4 years now.  I think/hope this thread will inspire me to get it finished.  

    This interior shows my first attempt at using embossing powder for the carpet; I am still pretty pleased with how that came out.  One thing I never did like about this kit was the piece on the chrome tree that was to be installed in the dash for the gauges; it seems really soft on detail, and just sorta "clumsy" to me.  So I designed my own dash gauge's artwork and printed it onto semi-gloss photo paper to replace that chrome gauges piece.

    I used the kit supplied 426 Hemi, but added some parts box pieces to it.  I also weathered my engine compartment pretty heavily as I prefer to build what I consider to be "daily-drivers".
  9. '70 Grande added a post in a topic The Great MPC '67 Charger WIP Workbench Thread   

    Well, after 30 minutes of digging in the kit barn, I found it!  Managed to get 4 or 5 pics taken, and then the camera's battery went dead.  I'm recharging it now; will have to post my in-progress pics tomorrow.  I'm glad that I dug this old kit out; now I think I'll be motivated to get her done! 
  10. '70 Grande added a post in a topic The Great MPC '67 Charger WIP Workbench Thread   

    Snake,
    I'll post some pics of my work-in-progress of this kit tomorrow.  Mine has been on my Shelf of Doom for about 3 years now... I think!  My first challenge, actually finding where this old beast is buried!
  11. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1965 Ford Fairlane Dirt Stock Car   

    Excellent work!  Other than the new wheels, tires and decals, did you do anything else to this vintage kit to "dress-it-up" alittle more?  Like add any engine details, interior details or chassis work?
  12. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1963 Ford Galaxie   

    Really nice save!  I really like the color combination; silver paint with a Red interior!  Your foilwork looks outstanding as well; nicely done!
  13. '70 Grande added a topic in Wanted!   

    1/25 # Decal wanted
    I am looking to trade for one of the larger, #58 decals that are found on the 1/25 Round-2 reissue of the Buick Opel, (can be built as factory-stock, as a street-machine or as a drag car).  This kit was reissued a few short years ago; anybody have one that you've built and didn't use the larger #58 decals?  The decal that I'm looking for is shown at the lower, right in the photo below.  Thanks.

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  14. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 32' Quadra-deuce   

    Wow!  This build is "wicked' looking, and really well done!
  15. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1975 Corvette Convertible   

    Nicely done in a great paint color!  I've always liked these MPC Corvette kits too, and happen to be in-the-middle of a build of this exact same kit!  After seeing your excellent build, maybe I'll be motivated to finish mine up!