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    Jim Skelly

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  1. MPC 1967 GTO Kit

    Snake, This one was a scratched up mess, but since it was molded red plastic, I was able to polish it so it looks new. The rear bumper has a slight twist to it, but the chrome is otherwise decent. I carefully polished the glass so it looks awesome. There are plenty of rough promos out there that can be repainted. The only disadvantage is not being able to open the hood, but how often does anyone open the hood? A black GTO sounds like it would be a real nice choice!
  2. Testors Automotive Paints

    I quit using Testors not too long after ruining a '66 GTO convertible and '67 Corvette coupe way back then. Too much sputtering even back then.
  3. Early Ford outer Door Handles ?

    thank you, Tom!
  4. MPC 1967 GTO Kit

    So many on this forum dogged the various versions of this kit that I forced myself to buy a red promo of it. Thanks a lot, guys!
  5. Early Ford outer Door Handles ?

    While we're on this topic, does anyone have a rumble seat handle for an AMT '32 Ford that they don't need, or know where I can get one without buying a whole kit? I have my late Dad's roadster, but the handle is missing. Thanks!
  6. Round2 June 2019

    My brother and I thought those were cool. A neighbor down the street got one, so we looked at it. Dad wasn't too impressed. He said these were ball busters because the banana seats didn't have springs in them. So we went down to Sears and bought banana seats to put on our bikes. Those seats had coil springs to absorb shocks.
  7. Something New At Hobby Lobby

    I went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and saw the Porsche tractor and the '34 Ford pickup. They did not have the '59 Imperial, so I bought the '66 Mercury and Ford GT snap kit.
  8. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    thank you, Steve!
  9. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    Was a Schwinn 10-speed bike (Collegiate, Continental, Paramount, Varsity, etc.) ever offered as a model?
  10. Some kits you know will never be available again . . .

    AMT made this for the '75-'77 model years
  11. BRAT comes out ahead - so in we go!

    Those Brats were fairly popular when new - even in Detroit. Not too many exciting cars by 1978, but it would have been nice to have had a Mark V, Cougar XR-7, Thunderbird, Ranchero GT or Magnum kit.
  12. As Gerry stated above, the '62-'64 Impala SS had the aluminum engine-turned rear trim. They also had engine-turned exterior side trim, dashboard and console trim. If a decal isn't available, which seems difficult to believe, silver paint on these area doesn't look too bad.
  13. Italeri Preview 2019( Cars)

    thanks for the information, Helmut Jim
  14. WARNING! The box art is also inaccurate. Only the non-SS had a rear cove painted body color. This should have the engine-turned aluminum rear panel. Seriously, though, I always thought the AMT '62-64 Impala bodies had nice lines and accurate proportions.