'70 Grande

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About '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 wip- K&K Dodge Charger   

    I'll be watching your progress.  Your work looks great so far!
  2. '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!
  3. '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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  4. '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. 
  5. '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".
  6. '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! 
  7. '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!
  8. '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?
  9. '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!
  10. '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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  11. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 32' Quadra-deuce   

    Wow!  This build is "wicked' looking, and really well done!
  12. '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!
  13. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    I'm assuming the "70 Monte Carlo reissue will be based on the 1/25 kit AMT/Ertl newly-tooled back in the mid-1990's or so, correct?  (It won't be based on a reissue of the much older, early-1970's Monte Carlo kit that was transformed into the Super Stocker dirt-track race car).
  14. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/25 1970 Dodge Super Bee decals wanted   

    Thanks Carl; I really appreciate this!  I'll PM you with my address info, (although, I'd bet you've already got it)!
  15. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1/25 1970 Dodge Super Bee decals wanted   

    Still searching for these decals; anybody got 'em?