AC Norton

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About AC Norton

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  • Birthday 05/01/1955

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  • Scale I Build 1/24,1/25

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  • Location hamilton, ontario, canada
  • Full Name A.C. "the ACE" Norton

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  1. AC Norton added a post in a topic '69 Plymouth GTX   

    .....this is certainly turning into one super nice build, here, Kevin.....all the effort thus far will pay off in the end result, everything looks just superb so far.......best,,,,,,the  Ace.......
  2. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    .........just thought I'd pass along that after checking ebay a moment ago, the new 2016 release of the MPC 1969 Barracuda is offered by a west coast seller as of tonite.....if anyone has grabbed one this last week if it was out in your area, I would love to hear about the kit.......I'm sure lots of the forum members would too...........thanks,,,the Ace.......
  3. AC Norton added a post in a topic GTX   

    no, Kevin, you are not out classed...you build as many of us do to suit yourself. this forum is not nor ever should be considered a world competition of builders, and everyone builds to their own tastes and abilities......and that's how it should be in a hobby....best, the Ace...
  4. AC Norton added a post in a topic Porsche 934 Vaillant; Gunze vs Testors?   

    Brian, I built the Gunze issue in the mid90s era and it was a very easy, pleasing build with no problems, and clean, crisp quality. I suspect the Testors is the same, but have never had one...oh, just thought I may mention, I sprayed mine with Tamiya racing white, no clearcoat....and it looked great....hope this helps a bit.......have fun with that one, its a favorite of mine.......best,...the Ace....
  5. AC Norton added a post in a topic GTX   

    thanks, Kevin.....I only mentioned this because at times I feel that so many builders are truly worried that their build may not impress the masses in this new age of instant social media and such. remember when building a kit back when all of us were young, and the thrill of just having it, showing to all your friends when the paint was probably still wet...lol......and how exciting it was....I do, and built my drag and muscle cars to suit me, and still do now......the Ace.....
  6. AC Norton added a post in a topic Judy Lilly   

    .....well, my day so far hasn't been the best......until now....seeing this build of Judys has knocked me out, I just love it, John, you have one terrific piece there, for sure. I can't stop smiling, ......great work all the way....best, the Ace..........
  7. AC Norton added a post in a topic 1968 Roadrunner Avocado Green   

    ...nice build on your 'bird.....I knew someone here in my city who had a real 68 runner in that green, and always liked it at the time when I too  had my beige 68 runner  back in around 1975.......always loved those cars, especially the 68's ......I'm working on the same kit presently and am making it a drag car of the late 60s-early 70s era, and found that those tail lights are a problem as we all know, but after grinding the back of them down a bunch, then taking plastic strip and building a surround molding for the edge,,,then foiling the surround, then paint detailing them,,,,you can get by with a decent end result. once finished, I will post mine.....yours looks great and i'll enjoy seeing it here to inspire my build............best,..the Ace...........
  8. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update 02/10/16   

    ...well, its nice of you to regard that ol' Falcon of mine as some inspiration, but you carried the ball all the way down on this build of yours, and all the frustrations and mishaps became what they do for all of us hopefully.....just forgotten later, once enjoying and sharing your build with all on the forum.  I've got a few ideas for one of these 'stang awb kits when the time comes,,,,,,but until I awaken from my building slumber...i'll just dig looking at yours...lol...lol....best,  the Ace....
  9. AC Norton added a post in a topic GTX   

    well, your choices and combo in general are quite nice here, and always remember the most important aspect of our hobby...you only have to please yourself in how you build and choices of your  colors, etc.....and this one is a beaut.....the Ace....
  10. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT Mustang-GT Funny Car Update 02/10/16   

    what can I say here...its just a plain knock out, Gene.  all the long hours of hard work and set backs are a faded memory now, the finished car is a beaut....now seeing the decal combo actually on the car, its just perfect,,,, hope at one point I  slap one together even half as nice.....best always, the Ace.....
  11. AC Norton added a post in a topic GTX   

    .looks dynamite, Eric.....what's not to like...yellow,,, GTX,,,, six pack.....you have a winner build there.....the Ace........
  12. AC Norton added a post in a topic How many people fully detail a model?   

    .........take each and every build to your max,,,, or, maybe not.....that's why its called a hobby,,,, and everybody has their own personal  level of how far to take a project to what level suits them within their comfort zone. I would venture to say that I'd bet many, many cars are brushed aside unfinished as sometimes a project can become just too much, especially if a builder gets way over his head in something that may just be biting off more than they can chew.......I've have always thought that everyone should build to the best of their ability, and keep within that zone of where it stays fun, enjoyable, and rewarding to them.....just my 2 cents........the Ace.....
  13. AC Norton added a post in a topic Cal-Trac Traction Bars   

    as I recall, MPC annual 70, 71, 72 Camaro kits had them, or ones quite similar. also, MPC 71-72 Road runners as well......picking up the bars from the  yellow issue 71 runner , that was out in the late 80s I think, should be easy, as most builders built them stock.....  but what Hakan says is true, making up a set with plastic should be pretty easy...........the Ace....
  14. AC Norton added a post in a topic AMT Retro Deluxe '63 Corvette   

    .....glad we're back on topic for a change....like so many forum discussions, they go so far astray of related subject, its annoying as hell. anyhow, the AMT63  Vette....its one of those kits that everybody knocks for this or that, but most of us forgive all that and have a couple in stock always. its a neat piece, even if you never build it, but have to have it.....hope that was on topic.......the Ace...............
  15. AC Norton added a post in a topic ROUND2/AMT 1969 GTX QUESTION......   

    thank you, Mike....makes my buying choice easy now........best,....... the Ace.......