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Motor City

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  • Location Michigan
  • Full Name Jim Skelly

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  1. Motor City added a post in a topic NNL East and the most wanted list!   

    a 1972 Ranchero kit could then be modified for the '73-'76 model years with few changes; adding the GT emblems as separate parts wouldn't be difficult, and the Squire option (wood graining) could also be added as separate parts 
  2. Motor City added a post in a topic AMT's '68 El Camino   

    thanks for the suggestions, guys!
  3. Motor City added a post in a topic AMT's '68 El Camino   

    Sam,
    How did you mask off the blue to prevent white overspray from when you were painting the top?   
     
  4. Motor City added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    2000-2005 Monte Carlo SS
    Are there any available other than small and large die cast?  It would make a great 1/25th kit and could be built in several versions (pace car, Earnhardt, other special editions) with the V6, supercharged, V8).  I'm surprised it hasn't been done by Revell.   
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  5. Motor City added a post in a topic AMT's '68 El Camino   

    Hi Sam,
    That's a sharp El Camino.  I own an '87 that I bought new, and have always liked them.  You referred to a promo in your first post.  There were Chevelle promos, but no '68 or '69 El Camino promo.  Did you use an air brush or spray paint from a can?  What kind of primer did you use on the body?
    Thanks!
     
     
  6. Motor City added a post in a topic plymouth fury III   

    Jo-Han made the Fury hardtop from 1958-1968, the convertible from 1962-1968, and a 1968 police 4-door sedan.  After 1970, the only big car models made as annuals were from Chevy (1971-1976) and Cadillac (1977-1979).  The '70s is a forgotten decade for the most part.  
  7. Motor City added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Buick Wildcat interior   

    thanks for the replies, guys
  8. Motor City added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Buick Wildcat interior   

    I wonder if the Aishoma? (Japanese) 1/24 kit has the correct interior. 
  9. Motor City added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    AMT 1966 Buick Wildcat interior
    I was wondering if anyone makes a correct interior for the 1966 Wildcat.  As some of you know, all versions used the 1965 interior.  The 1966 interior should have had the thin-shell bucket seats with small Wildcat logos on the seat backs front and rear, a different dashboard, and different side panels. 
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  10. Motor City added a post in a topic Polar Lights '65 Coronet   

    Aare the Coronet 500 emblems decals or photo-etched parts?
  11. Motor City added a post in a topic Anyone remember the P M C company   

    For the '51-'54 Chevy promos, if it's plastic, it was made by PMC.   
  12. Motor City added a post in a topic Anyone remember the P M C company   

    I emailed PMC last year to ask if they still had the model car molds, but received no response.  I have the '59 Opel and Ranchero, and '52-'54 Chevrolet.  The interiors are somewhat simplistic on the convertibles, but like the '52 pictures above, are nice models.  The color combinations are interesting, too. 
  13. Motor City added a post in a topic Advance Preview - Round 2's new AMT Camaro "FIFTY" Full Detail Kit...   

    Thanks for another great review, Tim.  Like you, I got spoiled by all of the great annual kits that came out in the 1960s.  Those days are over, but this proves that the model companies are trying to produce kits that people want to buy today.  I hope Round 2 does well with this kit and can continue restoring old tooling as well as producing new kits. 
  14. Motor City added a post in a topic Model rubber tire rot, has it happened to you.   

    I've seen photos of early AMT and Jo-Han kits on Ebay where the tires and wheels don't fit well together.  I'm guessing that the tires shrunk, but don't really know. 
    Has anyone had success softening up tires on old metal promos (Banthrico, National Products, Master Caster) to eliminate flat spots due to the weight of these early models?  
  15. Motor City added a post in a topic MPC 1979 Trans Am'   

    As I recall, the original promo kit doesn't have as poor a fit stuffing the interior tub and chassis into the body as the regular original kit.  It's not a very good tooling.  The comment regarding the hood scoop is correct, too.