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Everything posted by unclescott58

  1. Again looks good. I wish I could see how you did your suspension on this model. The one that comes with the kit is a bit of a bear to get together.
  2. Again, I’m curious to see if Ray ever finished his. I’m slowly working on mine. I’m finding the suspension a bit of a bugger going together. On this feature alone, I would not suggest this as a starter kit for anybody who has not build a model before.
  3. An update on this one. Then I finished this kit, something just didn’t look quite right about the front end of the car. Today, I was looking around my work area and I found out why. The kit came with a chrome piece to go on the top of the front bumper, I had completely forgotten about it. I’ve had this kit for while, and at one point forgot to put the part back in the box with the rest of kit. And not reading the instructions, I completely forgot the part even existed. Not even noticing it was missing. But yet, in the back of my mind something didn’t look right with the finished product. So here it is, with the missed piece in it’s rightful place. I think it helps improve the look of the model.
  4. I'm looking for one these, at a reasonable price. From searches online, that is a tough task.
  5. I’ll stay with my Tamiya paint. Over all it’s good stuff. Rarely have I been disappointed with anything I’ve ever purchased with the Tamiya brand name.
  6. Ray, I saw your thread showing the car partially built. I can not find a thread of it completely build. I assume you you finished it. And it turned out great.
  7. Very nice. In fact, beautiful. I just picked this kit up. I hope it turns out half as nice as yours.
  8. The build above was looking great Ray. I assumed you finished the kit. I have to go hunting on the site to see if I can find it. An intriguing car. I found one at a local hobby store today, and had to buy it.
  9. My first exposure to Humbrol paint. I am not impressed. The two brushs included seem to be of good quality. I haven’t tried the cement. But the paint is just plain junk. The kit itself? Not bad. I like it. It’s as good, and as bad as I’ve found with other Airfix kits. Acceptable.
  10. In today’s mail, AMT’s (Matchbox) 1/32 scale MG TC. And from Scale Model Supplies (a local hobby store, referred affectionately to as “the Dungeon”), Airfix’s 1/32 scale Ford 3 Litre GT.
  11. I’m still waiting for the 1950 (or was it ‘51?) Studebaker that Ertl told they were developing back in the 1990’s. I’d prefer it be a ‘51, because that’s the year Studebaker introduced their V8 in their Commander models. And I had hope it would be a Starlight coupe version, with the wrap around rear window.
  12. The aluminum V8 was developed by Buick. The the aluminum engine was also used in in the F-85. But, using Oldsmobile designed heads. Besides the standard half of a V8/4, the aluminum V8 was also a rarely seen as option in the Tempest in ‘61 and ‘62. The version, when seen in the Tempest, used the Buick heads. The aluminum V8 was standard on Buick Special/Skylark and F-85/Cutlass for 1961. The Buick V6 was added to the Buick compact for ‘62. And in ‘63 Pontiac replaced the aluminum V8 option with their own cast iron 326 V8 for ‘63. Buick and Olds dropped the aluminum V8s, going to cast iron V8s, when their compacts were redesigned into intermediate size cars for ‘64. The tooling for the aluminum V8 was then sold to Rover in England, and was offered in various British vehicles until the early 1990s.
  13. Me too. I wish I could find it still. I liked it better than Coke or Pepsi.
  14. Very cool. I especially like the adding of factory air.
  15. Great looking Fords. I like them.
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