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  1. LOL, no not one of the screw on chassis cars. Ahhh yes, remember when. the box date said 1990___I assume this was an old kit redone. Wierd stuff in the box...trophys, plastic I assume was for spatula, etc. lots of stuff not necessary.
  2. I hope that these pics help folks with their builds. I'm building a a Shelby 500 and realized that I really needed some 1:1 pics for my reference.
  3. here are a few more pics http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/mikebarrett/media/thunderbird 3_zpsnvkhyoom.jpg.html?o=5 http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/mikebarrett/media/thunderbird 1_zpsqwjudzh8.jpg.html?o=0 http://s1024.photobucket.com/user/mikebarrett/media/thunderbird 2_zpssp2czcq7.jpg.html?o=2
  4. Thanks for the friendly remark. after working on the model I needed that
  5. sorry for the blurring, low light and Samsung don't like each other apparently! actually it looks better slightly blurred!!!
  6. This model was truly a PIA to work on. seems that no matter what I did I had to reshape, clean, twist, bend, just about every part. The top is off mainly because it had such a bad twist in it along with the real glass that it was unusable. NEVER DOING ONE OF THESE AGAIN. only reason I did finish it was that my wife gave it to me for xmas 2 years back.
  7. there seems to be some question as to the grill on the 68' Shelby's, some say it is body color, others say it was blacked out and still others think it was chromed. I hope the pics I post here of 1:1 cars settles any thoughts and will be helpful to those of us that have built this model.
  8. Just started building mine today! Like it so far. The one thing that I found that I really wish Revell had added to this kit is the aftermarket fender flares so that I could put bigger wheels and tires under mine. I am attempting to make a copy of my nephew's 1:1, it has huge 36" tall tires and the wheels are 17". I am not talented enough to make my own flares so I guess I will live with the model the way it is.
  9. I have to admit, i'm not good at taking pics and updating models while working them. However I will try to keep this build updated for you Talon63.
  10. I started it this morning, it's kind of weird that the top isn't attached, has tons of flash, the top has a tree attached to it that is tough as nails to trim off, also the body has a strange tree like bar attached to the visors and door top. Since the top isn't attached I will most likely make it a rag top. They looked so sleek and the lines were very beautiful on the 1-1 cars, but the top down really made these cars stand out. It has the 390ci motor, a 428 could also be in this car. Same motors, just bored and stroked a bit. Same carbs as well. the 428 had 435 HP compared to the 390 high compression motor having 315HP. The torque was very different though. 390 made 427 lb/ft the 428 made 462 lb/ft.
  11. I have liked the car since my parents bought one in 66. It just seemed to be so refined, stylish, modern, big, beautiful etc. In fact my dad built a new garage just for that car. I used to imagine myself riding in a space ship while in the car. Only time my fols drove it was on Sunday to show it off. They took some long road trips with it too. My dad traded it in for a new 71 Galaxy 500. Now that car was a BOAT! I have been lagging starting the build on this, I wnat to get it started because I am going to be laid up for 6 weeks with my right wrist being fused, so not much control of my hand.
  12. my wife got this for me for xmas! What did you get?
  13. came sooo close to buying one when I got out of the Army in 69. The 69 was still on the showroom at a Ford dealer in S. Colorado. My dad wouldn't dare sighn his name to the paperwork. He said I would kill myself if I had that car and he would be stuck paying for a pile of mashed junk. I was back working a good job at the railroad, could easily make the payments. The price you ask? Would you believe it was $4,859.00. On top of that the dealer was a good friend of my parents and he was willing to take off $500.00 to seal the deal. Instead there was a well used '66 2+2 candy apple Mustang GT with 77000 miles on it...That's what my dad co-signed for. The cost of it was $2,250.00. I cry every time I look at the model I built!
  14. I haven't seen any plasticote lately except in Ace hardware, and they didn't have any candy apple Red at all. That Chrysler is a thing of beauty! Great job with that paint!
  15. The gold on your car...wow, that really pops! Are you going to finish it in that gold or going back to red? I finished a 66 Fairlane recently with gold overlayed with testors 1605 gloss custom red. Yep, testors for that project so that I could get the gold to make the see thru red really pop out. It worked good. Not bragging though. The finished color was pretty cool looking actually.
  16. Your exactly right about better paint jobs, and way more paint and it's about the same price as those small cans from Testors. Bit limited on colors currently but I found that plasticote has some decent colors. Also I have decanted both duplicolor and plasticote and mixed my own colors. Just have to use the same brand, works great in my airbrush.
  17. I've seen this effect by using water then putting a bit of paint on the water and slightly move the paint around then dip the body carefully and the swirls etc look very cool.
  18. AWESOME CAR! I really dig this car allot! You have to tell us how you finished that rear bumper! Man this is SWEET!
  19. this is looking like it's a fun build. I have one of those same kits, and the body and most parts had so much flash and twist in them it took an extra 20 hours at least to get everything to fit right. I built it stock, so I know what your having to go through. I am not talented/bold enough to make the changes you have done. Very interested in seeing how this turns out! Time to up my game I think.
  20. sad that the darn Testors spray can did that to you. I had the exact same problem tith Testors on the last car I built, I had to strip the paint 3 times, finally got fed up with the testors making a mess of my paint (i can do that on my own, don't need testors adding to my grief). So I bought some "Dupli-color" from the parts store, and shot it with that, NO PROBLEMS! Came out like glass! Problem solved! I am going to stop using Testors after this debacle.
  21. It has never been a problem before and I have run many models through it, but all it takes is one! I just look at it as a learning lesson! Making something out of it will be a challenge but isn't that why we build models?
  22. LOL, how right you are. No one to blame when it's all your own fault. Seems like I should be able to find someone to sue for causing me this grief. Isn't that the American way?
  23. I like your line of thinking! It would look great in a diorama like your suggestion say's. I also like the idea of doing it as a old LSD wagon with some hippie's hanging around it, that way you won't know if it's you on Acid or the Hippie's...quite a twist on reality.
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