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  • Birthday 12/10/1961

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    Tony Conant

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  1. Thanks big guy. 🙂 I used the chassis from the Monogram Tim Richmond Folger’s Monte Carlo SS. Kit # 2734. I had to modify the cal and dash, along with some other small areas, to get it to all work together. It was nothing too hard or difficult to pull off. Good luck with your build. I hope I get to see it when you finish it.
  2. My list would have to include the Badman ‘55 and the S’cool Bus funny car.
  3. Why don’t you just spray it from the can? You said you got pretty good results. Why try to reinvent the wheel? It’s way easier and less messy. Shake the can really good for at least two minutes and heat the can with some hot water. The hot water helps increase the pressure in the can and helps it spray better. I have three air brushes but I rarely ever use them, the only time I break it out is when I use the Testors bottles. Good luck big guy! You can do it.
  4. I built this soon after it came out several years ago. If I had known then what unbuild examples of these were selling for today, it would have remained unbuild. Regardless, it builds up very nice, and I think was the best of the lot, as far as the Pro Shop kits.
  5. This one is the Monogram Lumina combined with a mixture of the AMT Kodak Lumina and Oldsmobile decals. It’s covered with Tru-Match Kodak yellow and Testors flat black inside.
  6. Thank you for the compliment. I didn’t decant the paint, I just sprayed it with the rattle cans.
  7. Thank you for the compliment. The headlights were in the Li’l Viky kit, but I believe the headlights are all the same in all the old AMT 32 Ford kits.
  8. This is my show rig finished up. I’ve had the Corvair built for a while and I posted it on here when I had Photobucket, but it got sunk in the vast sea of watermarks. It has a new life as a trailer queen, being hauled by my 84 GMC pickup. The trailer is an MPC piece my late brother in law gave me back in 1988. The Corvair was built using a set of IROK wheels and tires from Pegasus, along with their disc brake set. I added some aluminum exhaust tips, some engine wiring, with scratch built license plates and shifter. It was painted with Dupli-Color medium Maui blue metallic that I found at Ollie’s for $1.59, with some clear that was cut and polished. The trailer was given to me by my late brother in law back in 1988, and I’ve saved it until now waiting on just the right project to include it in. It started out, when I got it, with dark blue enamel paint and all the cross braces were broken. I stripped the paint and fixed the cross braces, then scratch built the ramps and the trailer hitch, along with the safety chains. It was painted using Plasti-Kote Ford silver metallic, that I again found at Ollie’s for a $1.99. I covered the running boards and ramps with craft paper, trying to get everything uniform. The wheels came in the AMT Dodge D50 pickup with parts box tires. The 84 GMC is the MPC Deserter 4 wheel drive that I converted to a 2 wheel drive. It took quiet a bit of work to get it there, but it was worth it in the end. I used a Foose pickup for all the front and rear suspension. I had to c notch the frame and the bed floor to get the stance I was looking for, and scratch built coil over shocks for the front end. The wheels, tires and brakes came from the Revell Concept Camaro snap kit. The engine came in the kit, with parts added from an AMT GM NASCAR kit, along with the headers from an AMT 55 Chevy Stepside pickup. The rest of the exhaust is a combination of soldier, Foose pickup pipes and mufflers, and aluminum tube for tips. The interior has scratch built door panels and trim, along with armrest and window cranks and a few other tricks. It was covered with Tamiya dull red and matching custom mixed flocking. On the exterior, I added headlight lenses from the parts box, and modified the front bumper. Windshield wipers were added from the Lindberg Chevelle, door handles from the Foose pickup, and side mirrors from a Saleen Mustang, along with the rear bumper from an old Bigfoot monster truck. The tonneau cover was scratch built, along with the tags on both ends. It was painted using Dupli-Color pure white from, yes, you guessed it, Ollie’s for a $1.29. The kit decals were used for the stripes and cleared and polished. I built these in memory of my brother in law, David Wood. He passed away from cancer in 1994 at the age of 36. I tried to build this as outstanding as he was. He’s the only person I ever met that loved model cars as much as I do. I still miss him.
  9. I built this AMT 1972 GMC Stepside a while back and it cooperated easily with everything I wanted to do to it. It had been waiting patiently in my stash since I got it back in the 90’s. I’m glad I waited to do this one now instead of back then, as my skills are more developed now versus then. Once I started on it I couldn’t put it down, I was on a major roll. Besides the Stepside kit, I used parts from a Foose pickup and a Revell 2013 Camaro, a Revell 1967 Chevelle, an AMT 1967 Chevelle and several other kits. It is covered with Dupli-Color Toyota Yellow and clear with the engine painted with Dupli-Color Naples Gold. The interior was covered with Krylon Almond satin and Khaki satin and I tried to pull off a wood grain steering wheel. It doesn’t have one single aftermarket part on it but it does have some scratch built ones. This one was fun one for sure.
  10. This build started out a little different than most of my other’s. I had a kit of the AMT 32 5 window coupe and when the Li’l Viky kit was reissued, I bought one to bash together with the 5 window coupe. I switched the chassis and engine and all the cool drag parts out of the Li’l Viky into the 5 window. After all that, I was looking at all the remaining parts from the two kits and thought there were enough left over to build something with. The 5 window had a fairly neat looking small block Chevy and a promo style chassis and the Viky had the stock front axle to go along with the body, hood, and grill shell. So after evaluating the situation, I thought what would Tim Boyd do? Therefore, that’s where the WWTBD came from. 😁 I didn’t have to think long and decided he would build a killer drag car with it, so that’s what I set out to do. I began by taking the promo chassis and removing the floor boards and molded in exhaust. I cleaned up the frame and rear axle and used sheet plastic to create new floor pans. In my eyes that was the biggest bang for the buck, as it made the rear axle appear to be a separate piece. I also built up the rocker panels to help close up some of the gaps with the rockers and the frame. I dug through my parts boxes for the wheels and tires and some other parts as well. Most of what I used came in the two kits though. This is my first Tamiya paint job and it won’t be my last, that stuff laid on like a dream. The decals were some from the kit and an aftermarket sheet from AMT. I hadn’t built a drag car in a long time and I doubt it would pass tech inspection,but it was a fun one for sure. Way back in the 80’s I had discovered the model car magazines on the market at that time. There wasn’t anything remotely close to the internet at that time, so if a person wanted information or images related to model cars, the magazines and some books were the only game in town at my house. So I got every one I could find and I studied them just as hard as I studied for my masters degree. I had a great desire to learn all I could about building and painting models. My favorite contributors were Bill Coulter, Juha Airio, and of course Tim Boyd. There were quite a few others who contributed as well. I learned quite a bit from those fellas and they saved me from heading down the wrong road many times with their willingness to share their knowledge and the great how to articles they created. I would like to thank them for all they have done for the hobby. I’m forever grateful and I’m still modelcarcrazy to this day.🤪
  11. I built this kit long ago, in 1990. Even though it’s such an old build, only a very few people have seen it. It was built straight from the box, while also using the kit decals. Everything was painted using Testors, except the tires. I hand painted them using water based paint. I just brushed it off and wiped it down a little and I think it still looks pretty good.
  12. I posted this long ago but Photobucket decided my photos had to go. I’ve taken some new photos to reintroduce her to the world of today. I watched cars similar to this one race at Kingsport Speedway back in the seventies when I was a teenager. I combined the modified stocker body and a Monogram NASCAR chassis to replicate a mid-seventy Late Model Sportsman NASCAR racer. I used Testors and Model Master paints and decals that I scrounged up from other kits. It was a fun build and it turned out better than I had hoped it would. I think it’s a keeper.
  13. It appears like all the plastic is still there. Before doing anything drastic, I would try using hot water and try to bend the plastic back into the original shape with my fingers as close as possible. After working it into shape, hold it under cold water to cool the plastic back down. With some careful work and determination it could possibly be straightened out. You have nothing to lose now.
  14. Tom Cruise’s ride in the movie Days of Thunder. It was built in 1993, box stock. It is wearing Testors and Model Master paint and the decals supplied in the kit.
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