Gary66

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About Gary66

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  • Birthday 05/31/1966

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  • Location Kannapolis,NC
  • Full Name Gary Lyles

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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  4. 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.
  5. Gary66 added a post in a topic PETTY 1/16 Charger the complete build   

    Well on your way to a great build .
  6. Gary66 added a topic in Under Glass   

    (Step) Son of Ford
    Wanted to build this for a long time, got the wheels from the Tom Taylor '34 Cabriolet. Yellow Monogram '32 Roadster kit, rear tires from Monogram Troublemaker F/C. Injector tubes and other goodies from parts box. Decals by Billy Gooche. Paint is Krylon Banner Gloss Red over Duplicolor Primer sealer, cleared with Future. Thanks for looking.






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  7. Gary66 added a topic in Under Glass   

    A pair of 1950 Olds
    Both built as is out of the box with kit decals ( I added the Buck Baker scripts to the 87 from my decal spares box).




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  8. Gary66 added a post in a topic BAD or GOOD "BADMAN"?   

    I don't know about you guys, but there are some kits that I just like. Can't really say why, but I just like them. The Badman is one such kit for me. Along with many of the other late 60's- to early 80's Monogram offerings. Same thing with Amt. Some kits are rather dispised, like the Modified Stocker Series, but I enjoy those too. They were a bit over the top and outlandish with the huge tires ( dirt cars did not look like that here in the Carolinas back in the 70's) but I love them anyway.

    Different strokes for different folks, and everybody be happy with whatever you do in the hobby.


  9. Gary66 added a post in a topic Monogram '32 Ford Street Rod Classic Cruiser   

    Is the engine that was in the Son of Ford version able to be sourced from other Monogram kits?
  10. Gary66 added a post in a topic How to photograph a model?   

    One of the best (if not the best) model photographers was the late Jerry Sims, known as Luke57 or Mitchum on many forums.
    He always said get your stuff outside in the good old sunshine when taking pics, and that's what I do.
  11. Gary66 added a post in a topic '62 Bel Air Super Stock Drag Car Hayden Proffitt's Car   

    That's about as good as model building can be. Great work.
  12. Gary66 added a post in a topic 1963 Winternationals Chevrolet Z11 stocker   

    That's sharp!
  13. Gary66 added a post in a topic This is why you don't use Testor's tube glue   

    Any glue/cement over used will damage the plastic. Some of the best builders I know use tube glue with no problems.
    A little goes a long way. I use the old method of putting a little out of the tube on a piece of card stock or scrap plastic and apply it with a toothpick.
  14. Gary66 added a post in a topic Barracuda Limited Sportsman   

    Thanks guys!

    No problems, chassis was a good fit, just had to change the upper roll bars to better fit inside the top.
    Engine was a tight fit but it went in relatively easy.
  15. Gary66 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Barracuda Limited Sportsman
    Amt kit body and engine , Amt Pontiac Grand Prix Nascar chassis.
    Window net made from muffler patch and r/c tape. Grille from foil found in a pack of Winstons.
    Paint is Testor's One Coat Laquer.

    More pics here:

    http://public.fotki....cuda-limited-s/
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