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Everything posted by smellyfatdude

  1. That's just how I'd want a 1:1 to look. Muscle under the hood, full fenders and running boards and a totally classy paint job. 😎
  2. Gorgeous build, you made an ordinary kit look extraordinary! 😏
  3. Every so often, I see a build on this forum that if it were photographed in just the right setting, would pass for the real thing in most people’s eyes. This is definitely one of those. Great detail, and that’s a gorgeous color combo. 😉
  4. Please, before you reply to a thread this old with a question, make sure there's some possibility of getting an answer. The member hasn't been on this forum since 2013.
  5. Or a lot. 😉 Nice touch, and that's a cool van!
  6. That's one of the nicest examples of that kit I think I’ve ever seen. The color absolutely pops, and I think it begs to be photographed outdoors. 😉
  7. Your VW is simply gorgeous. My parents at one time owned a utility van, no side windows. I never even knew of it’s existence, until I saw a flash of it sitting in our backyard one evening when we were watching one of the rare color reels dad shot out of all our home movies. Their’s was the same color. Great job on this!
  8. Great looking Boss, and you picked the best color combo possible. I prefer foil, but I’m with you on the Testors tubes. 😎
  9. Great color, perfect choice of wheels . . . and the stance is just perfect. And that killer interior 😎. Sharp in every regard!
  10. Looks sharp, and I love the color!
  11. Beautiful job on the conversion! Wanted to do one myself, ever since I was a kid. I too have to wonder why they never offered a convertible. Even more of a mystery is why they showed off that one prototype to the public, the way they did. Oh well, definitely a piece of history!
  12. That turned out great, love the color. Crisp and clean, like all your builds! 😎
  13. Totally sharp, looks just right from every angle! 😎
  14. “Uh, I think we’re parked, man”. That is cool beyond words. 😎
  15. My Moebius ' 65. Since the ' 64 Falcon I built got a 427, I used the twin four setup from the Trumpeter kit on the Comet
  16. "I didn't do much to it", he says. Yes you did. That's gorgeous, and since I had a 1:1 ' 65 wagon that I wish I'd kept, my mouth is watering even more. Great work! 😎
  17. Sharp as a tack! I don't think the 1:1 cars left the factory looking that nice. And I love the color combo!
  18. Like the ones on the box, that's what I'm after. I believe the stock wheels in the ' 74 truck kits were the same. If interested, I can offer in trade the unused stock wheels from the AMT ' 68 Galaxie. Or perhaps you need the custom hood from the AMT ' 67 Galaxie. I have quite a few leftover parts from some other old annuals, as well.
  19. Whatever this kit’s flaws, there’s absolutely nothing lacking in your skills. There’s some nice detail in these Trumpeter Falcons, and you captured every bit of it. Then add the perfect color choice, for the win. ?
  20. I love Pontiacs, I love those old AMT annuals from that era, and above all I love that color combo! The detail was there in those kits, you just have to bring it to life. I'd say, mission accomplished . . . and then some! ?
  21. I used to have much the same issue, and yes some paints are indeed more prone to chipping. Especially on builds that didn't get clear coated. So, this became my method. After pushing the foil down with my finger, I take a q-tip moistened slightly between my lips, and push the foil down some more with that first. Then I use the wide end of two flat toothpicks, a blunt one and a fine one. The blunt one on the left is one I picked out of the box 'cause it has a nicely rounded end and was just the right thickness. The fine one on the right has been trimmed with an xacto, to give the one corner a bit of an angle. Viewed from the side, you can see the difference in thickness. I use the blunt one lightly along the edges of what's being foiled. Then I run the fine one over the edge, and give it a good push down. Not hard enough to crack the toothpick, but because it's wood and not metal, it has a slight "give" to it. Going slowly and patiently along that edge, several times, believe it or not it will actually cut most of the foil, and a light pass with the blade does the rest. I use two xacto knives, one for cutting the foil from the sheet and the other strictly for trimming. As noted, a light pass with just slightly more pressure than the weight of the knife should do it. When I trim the foil away, if I notice a few places where I cut slightly wide by a hair or two I simply run the fine toothpick over the edge again, slowly and that usually trims the stragglers away.
  22. Speaking strictly for myself, that is without question the nicest looking truck build I have ever seen! ?
  23. I worked as a molder in a foundry, for many years. In metalcasting, those are known as risers. As already noted, they are there to ensure that as the plastic cools, the part in the mold cavity doesn’t shrink. That little bit of plastic pushes against the part until it solidifies.
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