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About smellyfatdude

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    D.W. Graves

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  1. The 1968 Chevelle SS396- Grotto Blue

    I love the color, the stance, the wheels . . . . I love everything about your Chevelle!
  2. 1976 Cadillac Coupe DeVille by Modelhaus

    Talk about gorgeous! I wanted to get one of these, but sadly I waited too long, and Modelhaus shut their doors. A friend and co-worker of mine, who passed away three years ago owned the real thing, and I was going to build a replica of his car. You did an awesome job on that Coupe de Ville!
  3. AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird

    Totally stunning, Randy! The first model I ever built was a gift, but the AMT ' 57 T-bird was the first kit I ever bought for myself, the Modern Classics issue. I did the typical horrible job of a ten year old at building it. brush painted, glue everywhere, etc. Never, in all those years since then, did I think that it was possible to produce such a beautiful scale replica from one of those kits. Great job!
  4. 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

    What a gorgeous build! And I'm partial to that color combo, for obvious reasons. Congratulations on not losing the mirrors!
  5. Moebius 1961 Pontiac Ventura

    Totally sharp Randy, and it looks terrific with your other Ponchos!
  6. Ford 5 Window coupe

    There's nothing quite as appealing to my eye, as a full fendered street rod. And that one's gorgeous!
  7. From what I can see of the box photos, the Miss Deal parts do look nice. I'm going to be using the block from the AMT ' 57 Chrysler, and I think those pieces would look nice on there, and more period correct. I'll get to the hobby shop . . . . if it ever stops snowing.
  8. I have also been eyeing the Revell K.S. Pittman ' 41 Willys. I think it's the best bet, and it's going to have a few more parts I need. Gramps, thanks but I know the lhs has the Willys kit. Wanted to go there today, but we're getting dumped on with sleet, and the roads are BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH. There's also going to be a companion build to this ' 32, a ' 47 Ford sedan, which I'll use this resin ' 48 to build.
  9. I checked out some pictures online, and I'm liking what I see. That might just do it!
  10. Without getting in to a ton of detail, I need to try and find the parts to reproduce the top part of the engine, seen in this photo. Kit parts, or resin pieces wouldn't really matter. Those are Hillborn injectors, and an early GMC blower sitting on top of a Weiand manifold. I don't need exact reproductions, just something close enough. I've been trying to get this project off the ground for a couple years, so any help would be appreciated. What's it for? A ' 32 Ford five five window coupe street machine, with full fenders.
  11. 1961 Pontiac Catalina

    Thanks all, I'm glad you like it. I just had to add one more detail, so I carefully drilled a hole and added a parts box aerial.
  12. 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

    This isn't the first model I ever built, 'cause that one was a gift. But it's the first kit I ever bought for myself, the AMT ' 57 Bird Modern Classics issue. You've done an outstanding job on this example, in a not often seen color.
  13. 1961 Pontiac Catalina

    Thanks again, everyone. Here's one more angle, again with that pesky grill peeping out. Lesson; don't ever go to bed and leave those modeling gremlins unattended.
  14. 1961 Pontiac Catalina

    Thanks for the feedback, it's appreciated. This kit was indeed a bit of a challenge, and I actually had to use voluminous amounts of adhesive (superglue and five minute epoxy) just to get that stupid grill to set in place. Even so, as it dried it managed to push itself out a little bit. All while I slept, of course. Oh well, it's done and that's what counts. Thanks to those who followed the wip thread, and yes, I really love that color on the car!
  15. 1961 Pontiac Catalina

    The build thread is here: Finally 100% done with this, and now it's ready to go in to the brand new display case I've had kicking around here all year. The one that's been waiting to have something in it. First build of 2018, this is. Can't say I'm a fan of these newer Moebius kits, but then I got spoiled doing the Hudson Hornets and Chrysler 300's. Still, I did the best I could with it. It was kind of a write off, weather wise for painting outdoors, this year. But if I bought only one model, and build only one model this year, I guess I've still broke even for the year, he. If you look close, you'll notice there's no Pontiac script on the grill. This is actually the grill/bumper from the ' 61 Ventura kit, and I couldn't begin to tell you why the script is missing. By the time I noticed, I had it all done, and since the paint job and the tires already make it look like a day two car . . . . well, we'll just say this a repaint after some accident damage, with a slight goof on the part of the body shop. We can make up any kind of stories we want, to go with our little toy cars, right?