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Gary66

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About Gary66

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  • Birthday 05/31/1966

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  • Website URL http://public.fotki.com/Gary66/

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  • Location Kannapolis,NC
  • Full Name Gary Lyles

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  1. Gary66 added a post in a topic Parts box junker rebuilt Dodge kit car   

    The decals come from the spares box, the Midwest logo is I think from the Revell '67/68 Firebird and the numbers came from one of the Model King stock car releases.
  2. Gary66 added a topic in NASCAR   

    Parts box junker rebuilt Dodge kit car
    Found this one in a bag, in pieces, years ago at a swap meet. Finally got around to rebuilding it. I love these kit cars.




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  3. Gary66 added a post in a topic Cushman Kit Car   

    They were fine until I had them on the side of the car, they broke apart while I was trying to slide them into position. Not the decals fault, my own fumbleness.
  4. Gary66 added a post in a topic Cushman Kit Car   

    Those decals are the kit sheet.
  5. Gary66 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Cushman Kit Car
    I had paint and decal issues with so I had to try and rough it up a bit. Box stock except for the rims and the window net.




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  6. Gary66 added a post in a topic Junior's 1965 rides   

    Here you go:
    http://public.fotki.com/Gary66/my_model_cars/completed-builds-by-me/junior-johnson-1965/
  7. Gary66 added a topic in NASCAR   

    Junior's 1965 rides
    Finally finished, Junior's 1965 rides. Box stock Amt kits, PPP wheels and tires. I added rear view mirrors, fire bottles, and rear axle coolers from parts box. Paint is California Mustang 1965 Ford Phonecian Yellow. Decals are a combo of PPP, Fred Cady, JNJ, the box stock Lorenzen sheet and one I printed on my inkjet
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  8. Gary66 added a topic in Links, Advertisers, and Web Sites   

    Randy Ayer's Nascar Board is back up
    Was an issue on Go Daddy's end that they finally fixed after saying for weeks it was on our end.
    Those who danced on our grave and celebrated our demise were a little to quick to celebrate.
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  9. Gary66 added a post in a topic Randy Ayres   

    I'm a moderator over there. To dispell any rumors: The site is not gone, is not done for or finished. Bob Hanner is the admin. for the site and he is working with GoDADDY to get it everything back up and running. I'm not a computer guru so I don't know the details. It's been amusing to see some of the speculation flying around the net, but sad to say to those who want us gone (and there is a group that does), the site will be back up soon. Thank you for your patience.
  10. Gary66 added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...updated with photos of completed builds of both kit versions   

    One day, a 100 percent perfectly scaled kit will hit the market, and humanity will be saved.
  11. Gary66 added a post in a topic New kits with flaws.   

    "Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we cannot achieve it.
    But, we will catch excellence in the process."
    Vince Lombardi, first team meeting as coach of the Green Bay Packers, 1959.
  12. Gary66 added a post in a topic New kits with flaws.   

    I don't agree about the Checkerboard kits at Wal-Mart. They were a boon to us short track and vintage stock car builders. I bought between 15 and 20 each of the 57 Chevy, 57 Ford, and 69 Torino, plus multiples of some of the others . Did price drive those purchases? You bet. I see those same kits showing up at shows and swap meets and they are priced the same as the standard/non checker boxed versions of the same thing. Nothing wrong with that, I'm all for free enterprise. But I don't think it's fair to label someone a cheapskate or a hobby killer for taking advantage of what is at the time a good deal.
  13. Gary66 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Amt 65 Ford Galaxie 500 XL out of the box
    An exercise in old school model building. Kit is straight up out of the box, I didn't remove any trim or even paint the body.
    Just washed it and put on a coat of Future. Used a door number off another kit decal sheet for the trunk.






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  14. Gary66 added a post in a topic 2015 Ford Mustang Snap Kit as a giveaway at NAIAS   

    I suppose everybody would be happier if Revell gave away video games instead of this. The comments here should be preserved for the next generation as evidence of why the model car hobby died on the vine.