'70 Grande

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  • Birthday 06/12/1959

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  • Location Peoria, IL
  • Full Name Mark Doolittle

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  1. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Possible 1968-70 AMX from Moebius?   

    I wonder if that "Breedlove Roof Spoiler" made for any aero or traction-advantage?  I seem to remember that Craig Breedlove was an Engineer of some sort, (Mechanical?), but that spoiler design just looks like a bolt-on to enhance(?) the overall look of the car; not really providing any kind of performance enhancements.  And I agree, Greg, a Javelin kit is long overdue!
  2. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/25 Lindberg '66 Chevelle Super Sport   

    I'm building mine with a different set of resin Keystone wheels because I, like you, don't really care for the factory-stock mag wheel covers found inside the kit.  I also removed the bumper guards from both bumpers because I don't like the look of those either.  I'll try to post a pic of them sometime soon.
  3. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Camaro Baldwin Motion   

    I really like this build!  Paint colors, detailing; everything looks very good!  I actually like the way you handled the hood/roof/deck lid stripe better than that striping as done on the 1:1 Baldwin/Motion cars.  I've hesitated finishing my own 1/25 B/M '70 Camaro because I could never resolve that 1:1 stripe design; now I think I'll steal your stripe design and use it on my own 1/25 build! 
  4. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Looking for some 1/25 rims   

    Thanks so much, Mike!  I really appreciate it!
  5. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '72 Hurst/Olds Cutlass Kit   

    Wouldn't a "regular" 4-4-2 convertible version of this kit become its third issue/release?  As much as I agree with you that a "regular" 4-4-2 version of this kit is needed, I might think that another reissue of the '72 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible kit might result in a disappointing sales total for that "regular" 4-4-2 kit.  My thought would be that Revell needs to make a more major revision to this kit to generate a good sales/financial result; in my opinion, a major revision like issuing it in hardtop form.  (Maybe a "regular" 4-4-2 hardtop; I'd bet that would be a sales success!)
  6. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '72 Hurst/Olds Cutlass Kit   

    Wasn't there talk at one time of this kit also being reissued with a hardtop body?  (I suppose that Revell's Product Planning Dept. always intended on releasing this kit a second time with the Linda Vaughn figure, so maybe they've now taken the convertible version "as far as they can go", and the hardtop will be in the next year or so)?!?
  7. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Looking for some 1/25 rims   

    So Mike, I'll PM you!
  8. '70 Grande added a topic in Wanted!   

    Looking for some 1/25 rims
    I'm putting together the pieces to kitbash a set of 4, 1/25 custom wheels for my latest project, and I have found these two 1/25 rims in my parts box, but I only have these two.  One of these is slightly narrower than the other, so I'm thinking that I have one front rim and one rear rim. They are molded in vintage White styrene with chrome-plating that is starting to fade alittle bit.
    I'd sure like to find two more just like these so I can kitbash the custom wheels I have planned.  I have no idea what kit these 1/25 rims came from, but they are very unique in that they have a narrow outside lip that steps-down to an angled-lip, then steps-down again into a deeper ridge.  The 2nd photo below also shows them from the side, showing the extra-heavy flange they have around their outside.
    Does anybody have a pair of these rims in their parts box that they'd be willing to trade for?  Thanks for looking.

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  9. '70 Grande added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    Good to know; thanks Can-Con!  My memory was telling me that there was also a resin-cast roof-piece to add to the kit's convertible body converting it to a hardtop.  Does anybody remember a resin roof-piece like that ever being available?
  10. '70 Grande added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    In the distant-past, wasn't there a resin caster who also sold a factory-stock resin hardtop for the '50 Ford convertible kit so it was possible to build a factory-stock model?  And if anyone remembers that to be the case, any idea who it was that offered that resin hardtop?
  11. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    I can't wait for this one to become available; thanks for the pics Bill!  First time I've seen any images of this upcoming kit, and so far they look great!
  12. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Pro Street Abarth--New Pics added---   

    Sure would like to see some more pics of this little monster!  A shot of the bottom-side especially just to see how you crammed all of that underneath that tiny body!  Looks great!
  13. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    We haven't heard much lately about this upcoming release from the good people at Moebius; has anyone heard any new developments?
  14. '70 Grande added a post in a topic AMT Petty Dodge Dart kit car   

    There are alot of things to like about this kit, and a few to be aware of when building it.  Others have previously-posted/discussed their thoughts that the overall engine is scaled alittle bit too small for being a 355-CI Mopar "R" small block, but in my opinion, once it's built-up, it looks pretty good.  My biggest concern with this kit is the track of the front wheels if built using all of the kit's front suspension and wheel pieces.  Using the kit's pieces, the 2 front tires will stick-out a long, long ways from underneath the front fenders; unrealistically wide in my opinion. Correcting this wide-track condition by modifying the kit pieces looks to me like an extensive undertaking, so my plan was to swap-out the 2 front inner wheel pieces with 2 from a mid-1990's AMT/Ertl Nascar kit as these inner wheel piece's mounting-point is much deeper inside the wheel, thus, pulling-in the width of the 2 front tires once finally assembled.
    The original release of this kit was heavily-based on an actual, 1:1 Chrysler Kit Car and does a really good job of looking like the real thing once completed.
  15. '70 Grande added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    I wonder if Round-2 will be pushing to get 1 or both of those big Poncho reissues into the retail stores before the newly-tooled Moebius '61 Pontiac Ventura lands on the store shelves!