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  1. Cobraman's awesome Studebaker has inspired me to get this started - I have a body but need a hood for the Revell 1962 Dodge funny car. Anything out there? I need the hood but will consider parts or a built-up. The nicer the better, I'd really like to keep the swirly gold metallic plastic. Let me know, Thanks,Steve
  2. Looks great - lots of style and color
  3. Alan, Great topic and a lot of cool AMT 1932 Fords. I like the way you've put them all in a background. Looking forward to seeing your custom Tudor. Here's something kind of different - the wheel selection really lets you know when this was built. It was built on a one month schedule for the local club meeting theme - 1932 Fords. Fortunately it was one of those odd months with five Sundays. It is clearly an IMC Lola T-70 with an AMT 1932 Ford roadster. I was more interested in the shape than detail because detail would take away more than it added. The interior is also molded and the belly pan is finished and painted same as the top side. Most of the putty was A+B epoxy which could be shaped with a wet thumb but dried hard as steel, Green stuff putty was used for some of the finer shaping and this is where I learned greens stuff will shrink. It is painted with Ditzler automotive acrylic lacquer and the seats are Ditzler sealer.
  4. Sandboarder - thank you for the answer. That explains why I see some Gundam that look like the same kit at the same scale with a much different price - the difference is the features and detail. I understand that there is a whole story in a Japanese TV (or internet) show behind each model. Good guys, bad guys, intergalactic wars...
  5. Gundam is new to me. It's making a big contribution to the business at a couple of the local hobby shops - that's good with me. The interest in model cars has gone down. Their model car inventory is still good but much less than it used to be. Gundam has taken it's place and is more popular with the younger crowd that spends money. It's brought some other changes. The paint, tool and book selection has become much larger and more interesting - which opens up lots of new options for model car projects. From the ownre's side, model car kits are in direct competition with Hobby Lobby - imagine being a local shop going against that giant. Gundam is a product that does well for the local hpbby shop. I considered starting a Gundam project, but already have too many hobby projects. so Gundam question - HG? What is the difference between HG and a standard Gundam?
  6. Casey, it looks like we were running on the same wavelength - posting at the same time... It was possible but depended on the budget in 1955. The first chrome reverse wheels were a lot of work because you had to separate the center from the rim on a stock wheel, have the pieces chromed and then have the wheel welded back together. It probably didn't cost as much as the racing wheels but it was expensive at the time. More readily available mass produced chrome reverse wheels started showing up at an affordable price in the late 1950's or early 1960;s Baby Moons were a '60's thing. And in the late 1960's they were everywhere - I bought a set at the JC Penney's in a shopping mall on closeout even. More information from the H.A.M.B. - https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/when-did-chrome-reverse-wheels-start.489886/
  7. I'm going with what Mike said. The 1955 Chevrolet and the small block were brand new in 1955 so manufacturers hadn't had a chance to design many aftermarket parts. I wasn't there so I did a little research and it looks like it was dual exhaust and a quick two inch lowering job at the local muffler shop. Camshafts, intakes, and carburetion came later in the year. A January 1955 Southern California high school magazine has several 55's. Some lowered, some probably mom and dad's, all on stock wheels with hub caps and whitewalls. The student car of the month was Charles Conyer's flathead powered, full fendered Model A roadster.
  8. The top body with the peak on the hood is a 1969. The 1967 and 1968 did not have that feature. I believe yours is a 1968 that has been modified. The 1968 MPC kit had fake exhaust trim detail aft of the door and ahead of the rear tires on the rocker panel molding. Instructions here for the MPC 1969 Barracuda and Killer 'Cuda (it's a 1969) https://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/mpc-instructions/automotive-cars--pi/plymouth/1961-1970/ hope this helps .
  9. Muncie

    Day 2?

    I agree with Snake and Espo. Day 2 is a more recent term for what happened in the muscle car era of the late 1960's and early 1970's. These were muscle cars bought by high school and guys in their early 20's with income from working at the local parts store, gas station or grocery store. After buying a new car, Snake's list would challenge the best of their budgets and skills. The Road Runner was introduced with steel wheels, but had the best tires available from the factory. Mopar knew those wheels wouldn't last past day 2.
  10. probably totally off the original topic...
  11. The '67's look really good. Good work on the restorations. I had a real 1967 Caprice station wagon many years ago so I enjoyed seeing these. I agree the shape on the promos and annual kits is better than the more recent detailed kit. Thank you for posting the details on your work.
  12. Absolutely! Support each other, stay safe and build model cars
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