• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About THarrison351

  • Rank
    MCM Friend

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1/24

Profile Information

  • Location Wichita
  • Full Name Tim Harrison

Recent Profile Visitors

1,901 profile views

THarrison351's Activity

  1. THarrison351 added a post in a topic International Scout   

  2. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Has Anyone Built This Kit? Quality? MPC 1960 Corvette   

    I built it. As noted AMT RC2 released it several years ago. It is a modified version of MPC's earlier Corvette kits. If you open up the gasser kit and compare, you'll see the common parts. I was able to use the springs as designed after modifying the spindles. Even though the kit is ancient and the molds were poor, it built up well. The engine is the biggest disappointment, Here's a few pics.

  3. THarrison351 added a post in a topic AMT Annual kits   

    Annuals were model cars produced for the same year (hence annual). 50's and sixties were mainly AMT and Johan. Molds were updated or all new with input from domestic manufactures. Most of the kits were like the promos offered by auto manufacturers. Some even shared parts with the 3-n-1s.
  4. THarrison351 added a post in a topic 2010 GT 500   

    Great looking car
  5. THarrison351 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell pre-decorated Mustang and Camaro
    I'm happy to say these were fun and easy builds with pleasing results. I'm looking forward to building the Corvette. I hope it comes to HL shelf soon. The only draw back to these kits are the parting lines. It would be nice if they could polish the bodies before painting. the paint is incredibly shiny. Everything fits without fuss. My biggest mistake were the Mustang taillights. They are supposed to be clear in the center then the concave area is black with a ring of red. They will look good in a case on a shelf.

    • 5 replies
  6. THarrison351 added a post in a topic No model room...what to do.   

    I've been waiting a year and a half to finish my hobby room since moving and still buying and building simple kits.
  7. THarrison351 added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Charger 500   

    Your car looks really great. Paint job is really slick. That grill you built from scratch is as good as the one in the AMT Charger 500. One thing to note, the Charger 500 had full stainless A-pillar covers that carried over to the Daytona. You could represent them with a very thin piece of plastic covered in foil.
  8. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Ferrari F12berlinetta   

    Sharp, very nice.
  9. THarrison351 added a post in a topic AMT 1964 Impala SS   

    It's finished. Find it here:
  10. THarrison351 added a topic in Under Glass   

    AMT 1964 Impala SS
    It's done. Far from perfect, I'm out of practice, but it was fun for the most part. 

    I dropped the hood taking pictures and scratched it, so I'll have to fix it. 
    Build link:
    • 13 replies
  11. THarrison351 added a post in a topic AMT 1964 Impala SS   

  12. THarrison351 added a post in a topic AMT 1964 Impala SS   

    Some detail painting and assembly. The interior is a quandary. It has an automatic console, a ball shifter (should be a tee and the transmission attached to the engine is a manual), and it has wells for the convertible top mechanism (a problem with most all AMT kits from this time. I know, these kit's parts design were shared with the promos. The 409 engine is simple and of course has an axle hole. Air cleaner, breather, and valve covers are supposed to be chrome plated, so I foiled them. My detailing is a bit sloppy, but I'm happy so far. Have to paint the exhaust next, which of course is molded to the chassis.

    More to come
  13. THarrison351 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    AMT 1964 Impala SS
    I built one of these when I was really young (6-7) Or I should say I ruined a perfectly good model. It took a while for me to start building it, because I did something wrong (theft) and it was taken from me before I could start building it. I did eventually get it back and discovered the hard way, that candy grape is not meant to be sprayed directly on plain white plastic.
    So Round 2 released it almost the same as it was when I was a kid, except the baby moon steelies where replaced with 5 spoke Crager SS or Appliance like mags. I've done all of my preliminary painting, now it's time for foiling and decaling. I wanted to try my luck with gold paint, because I have never been successful with this color and this one was no exception. I'm pressing on and will complete it anyhow. The colors are not factory correct, but I like them. More to come

    • 12 replies
  14. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Model King 1971 Thunderbird   

    It's so cool they're releasing this kit again. I hope it comes with the bird of paradise decals. I built (ruined) this kit when I was a kid because the decals had to be cut from the paper and up to that point i had only built a few kits where the decals where separate on the paper. I seem to remember just laying the whole decal over the car.
  15. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Ertl die cast blueprint trans am kit   

    I had the Z28 from the same period. Ertl made several unassembled diecast at this time. I'm thinking none of them are highly collectible. They would have value to someone who just has to have one. Ertl before acquiring AMT, made their own models. Mainly big rigs and of pretty good quality. Blueprint was on all their kits. The quality was fair on the diecasts. They were pretty simple as most diecasts were at the time. That's about all I know.