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    Tim Harrison

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MCM Ohana

MCM Ohana (6/6)

  1. Looks great! I'm in the process of painting mine now. The body was a pain due to a couple short shot areas, poor sprue cuts by the factory, and the mold does not release the left headlight bucket very well.
  2. CA glue and baking powder works great too
  3. Wally Booth. Jim Gilbert and Dick Maskin
  4. I built this along with the fifties variant years ago when it was released with a pre-painted body. Fun, easy kit to build. I liked detail painting all the gizmos in the interior.
  5. Several years ago I purchased this diecast. I didn't pay close attention to the pictures and missed that the door handle was broken on the passenger side. When I cleaned it up I discovered the defect and looking at the sellers pictures it was clearly presented. My bad. So I figured I had something in my spares from building models or some unbuilt kits, nope. I kept looking for a wreck on eBay all this time and last week this one popped up on buy it now for next to nothing. It was missing the top, boot and a couple of other small parts, but the door handle was there. While I was waiting for it to ship, the seller was trying to contact me to disclose some problems he was unaware/didn't disclose. For some reason my email was sending all eBay messages to spam. I just happened to be on eBay looking at something else when I noticed a lot of messages and just in time too, because the seller was going to refund my payment. He was uncomfortable with the condition of the car's damage. The taillight/license plate was broken off and a previous attempt to repair it had left super glue smudges on some areas. I told if he hadn't refunded the money to go ahead and send it anyways. Once it arrived I realized it was actually in better condition than the one I had. So, I polished the paint, repaired the light, removed the wiper, and rumble seat step off my original car and glued them on the new one. Now I have a parts car that I only have shipping money invested in due to a refund from the seller(thanks). Here is the result. Obviously my original is in the foreground. Oh yeah, that door never stayed shut. Never could explain the yellow tint on the wheels. Would not polish out. I think the replacement is a later issue. The "leather" is different and the mirrors are thinner and more flexible All shined up ready to go back in the case!
  6. This seems to be a popular build currently. Good luck. Mine is the issue from 2011 in orange. Seems the orange plastic had a hard time releasing from the dies on my kit and the sprue cuts were a bit harsh. I'll have a few repairs to make. Everything gets a coat of silver paint soon to seal the orange from bleeding.
  7. I like the concept, but it would be nice if the molds were capable of returning it to a stock 1966 Imperial
  8. Yours turned out well! I'm working on a stock build myself. I hope it turns out at least half as good as this.
  9. Thanks to all the great compliments! Tamiya spray paints really are worth the cost. The color turned out much better than even I expected. I really hate that the JoHan dies were lost, damaged or stolen and we'll never see any of these models produced again.
  10. It's finished. Is it perfect? NO! Will it fill a space on my shelf? Definitely! I don't think I have an AMC on the shelf. I'm just happy to complete something started over thirty years ago. By the way, If you've never built old JoHan plastic and have some, be very wary of the brittleness of the plastic. I cracked the hood, a front brace between the fenders, the original axles, and the tabs to mount the dash to the interior. Anyways here it is: Also the WIP The Camaro is next on my hit list and these two JoHans have been in-work as long as the Javelin. Bought at the same time and started. Maybe this year?
  11. Thanks, I'm building kits I've started and those my son has giving me over the years, Finished foiling the chrome and the decals today. The Rays longhorn t decal was better than the Fred Cady set, but still not as good as I'd hoped. It's too short and there's no white between the main stripe and pinstripe. Anyhow, the rest were good and I just need a few days before I clear everything in Future. Took these under my overhead lights for a brighter view. The grill is in temporarily to stabilize the hood. I'll cut the stripe decal before I clear the body.
  12. Beautiful car! I have the first release in blue, but that color is sharp!
  13. I'm using the black longhorn T stripe from Rays on the decal sheet, because the ones on the other sheet are incorrect and damaged. The kits or the 1:1? In between watching all the racing today, I've made a little progress. More detail painting, a little foil and some assembly. Tomorrow, the body gets the chrome foiled and decals! Engine assembled and black washed, still needs a decal on the air cleaner. Bumpers blacked out and turn signals hit with some amber clear. The wheels where a pita, but they turned out ok. Interior is as good as I can make it. It's promo roots really shine. All four pieces. I just noticed I need to black wash the spokes in the steering wheel.
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