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Quick GMC

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About Quick GMC

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    1/24

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    Southern California
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    Cameron DeMille

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  1. Is Model Cars Magazine still in production?l

    Seems like he wants to keep it going, his heart is in it, but if it is stressing him financially, not to mention everyone and their mother asking when the next issue is coming, it might be in his best interest, health and sanity wise, to shut it down and enjoy the years he has left. Can't fault anyone for that. I can't imagine how difficult of a position it would be to have to make that decision, but you have to do what is best for you in the end.
  2. Is Model Cars Magazine still in production?l

    It's clearly dead, as sad as that may be.
  3. Flat Head finned head ?

    I bought some really nice knea from Model Car Garage a while back. I went to buy more recently and they were gone. I emailed about them and he said the Model A engine parts were not available at the moment due to retooling, but they are definitely coming back. I think he said within the next several weeks The fins on them on very delicate, I would order 2-3 sets to be sure you get 1 perfect set. Not ideal but worth it. They have acorn nut details molded in
  4. even thought my skill level isn't up to snuff for a lot of the after market stuff out there, I buy all the "gotta have it" items, like super detail kits, limited edition detail parts, etc. Anything with high detail and i'm interested, even if the subject itself isn't super interesting to me. With that being said, I would shoot for high detail, premium quality, something nobody else makes. You may not sell a ton, but you can mark them up higher. If he has the capability to do the CNC parts, it would be much easier to crank these out. - Diff pumpkins with pre-drilled holes. Hollow/open like a real one - Ring and pinion sets for dioramas - Turned hubs with pre-drilled holes and a set of studs and nuts. - Coilovers. There are several out there, but honestly, you can never have enough. Maybe a simple kit with adjustable lengths, where the end user supplies their own coil. - Maybe some of the stuff R&D Unique left on the table. Their Model A chassis kit was expensive, but popular. Milled chassis parts that can be polished with all the crossmemebers and stuff. - Wheels of course, you can never have too many - Wheel rings, to enlarge, or deepen existing kit wheels. - One thing I would kill for is a set of machined/etched wheels for the IMSA GTO Mustangs. I have begged several Mfgs. for this and all have declined due to perceived low demand. All the existing ones are too big, or too small. They are 15" front and 18" rear wheel sizes, I believe BBS RS with center lock nut. - Maybe some milled suspension brackets and crossmembers for lifted trucks - Wheels for lifted trucks - Beadlocks - Cylinder heads, limit it to certain ones, charge a premium. If someone comes along with a new one, get a group purchase, minimum 10 sets or so to make it worth the time to do the work. - Engine blocks - Same as above - Radiator tops and cap set. 1-2 sizes, for polished radiators. By the time you sand the mold lines out of the kit ones, they look like lumpy potatoes. 2 prices, brushed or polished - Soda cans for interior and diorama detail - Shift levers and knobs. Like a polished B&M lever/handle. Machined shift levers - A bag full of dash and gauge rings. Like a sample pack. 5 of each size, each one like .2mm incrementally smaller than the others, 10 sizes. Then offer 10-15 packs of each sizes. Not just cut off from tubes, but lightly eased/brushed so they are finsihed and smooth. This would make a huge difference for interior detail. I would buy these for every single build - Hobby Design makes them, but a domestic Mfg. would be cool - Various knobs; Push button knobs, toggle switches, etc. packs of 5, 10 or whatever. I buy a lot of these. - Headlight kits for older cars. Headlight body and ring for Model A's and such. I use a lot of Alclad, but I would rather spend the money on finished pieces like this. - Display Plaques. Nice thin aluminum plates with the names of the model milled into them. Not sure how feasible this would be, but maybe a custom order item. That's all I can think of for now
  5. IMSA =ROUSH MUSTANG GTO

    following. One of my favorite subjects that I haven't built yet. Do you need any reference pics?
  6. 1/24 Bugatti Chiron

    They have also released the Bugatti Vision GT, Ferrari 488 coupe and Spyder versions. Same type of resin kit.
  7. 1/24 Bugatti Chiron

    There are a few builds going on Facebook of this kit right now. A lot of work. I decided to pass on this one.
  8. 70 Mustang Track Car

    Very nicely done.
  9. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    I have this kit with the same detail kit. I will be looking forward to this
  10. My 1:1 Has a New Life: Suspension is Done!

    right now I ordered a new bumper, the original was bent. Got a brand new one with all new plastics an brackets for $200 on amazon. Not factory quality, but good enough until I can get the roll pan, handles and mirrors together to colormatch
  11. My 1:1 Has a New Life: Suspension is Done!

    New 20" wheels SLAMMED, need to raise the ride height a bit
  12. My 1:1 Has a New Life: Suspension is Done!

    ok all done. Still some tweaking to do with ride height, shock settings and such. It's lower than I expected, but I have plenty of room to play with pre-load Rear components Main front components Front coilovers Rear coilovers Sway bars New front setup with upper and lower arms, spindles and sway bar with adjustable links New rear setup with no more leaf springs, c-notch, parallel lower bars and coilovers, installed sway bar after this.
  13. Is this Hobby Design quality or recast?

    Flash is common on their wheels, but not to the point it's a big problem. I usually scrape it away with an Exacto blade and kind of shape it down. As far as the chunks or other pieces where they were broken from the casting, that's normal as well. They used to be all over the place, but they have been putting out some premium stuff in the recent years. I don't care for their tires though.
  14. Think this has ever been offroad?

    That can actually be used offroad, as silly as it looks. This on the otherhand, is the new cool thing apparently.
  15. Discounts on Tamiya products - POOF! GONE!

    Yet, people are stubborn and will refuse to educate themselves and continue to pretend-boycott.