A lot o' you have me beat. The oldest I have is an AMT original Hull Raiser ('67 if I remember correctly) - yeah, I know it's a boat, but it is a hot rod kinda. The engine was done, but it needs some TLC. I used magnet wire (!) and telephone hook-up wire for a lot of the plumbing - no good aftermarket alternatives then. It will get finished eventually................
Brad that looks really good. I was resigned to making a mask and painting.....yuck.
Three questions: What color is the background? Will that print like that? What program do you use for the graphics?
I have been painting, dunking bad painting, painting more, Alcladding (Is that a real verb????), prepping more stuff for paint, dehydrating (body in primer right now), stripping chrome (also now) and picking out the odd pieces for the build. I will (start to) get something put together tomorrow....and I'll put up some pics so you don't think I'm sandbagging.
Thanks for looking in.
Thanks for that picture Greg. All I could find is a tiny fuzzy print that I could not zoom in on no matter what. The place I bumped into it was while looking for info on the Pacers AA/FA T bucket " The Tasmanian Devil" from Long Island. I think the picture is of one of the guys from the Pacers pointing out something to Wally Knoch (in the shirt with the Maltese cross).
Brad, The car is a tomato soup red. The lettering appears, to me anyway, to have been masked off then sprayed. Look at how blocky the characters are - not fluid. The "bands" that go across the letters look like they were kind of faded on with a touch up gun. The lighter color is a pure white and the darker tone is a medium yellow. Here are the kit decals to show you how far off they are. (Plus the number needs to be A/R -not A/A 284 - not 285.
Brad, as luck would have it, this weekend I was just looking at the parts that are sitting around waiting, and wating and thought I should get my rump in gear and back on this. I will post as I get some kind of progress - lost my mojo.
Well, I just got my "collectors' editions" of Rod & Custom and Popular HotRodding and, to put it mildly, I am really bummed out. It is a shame that they are going the way of the dinosaurs. I know a lot of you don't care about these, but I use them extensively for detailing and just for good ideas, especially old school type builds and for technical info. There are no replacements for them so I am at a loss what to get instead to try to fill the void.
Rich, I was thinking about this because my granddaughter just turned 4. I mentioned trying to make something with her ( she told me she wants to make a model with her Pap) to my wife and she asked me to go easy on her - I thought I had the newest Albert Einstein.................
Anyway, I will be getting something to share and display.
Thanks for sharing!
I too have to mention that i wrote them about the '50 Olds whitewalls not expecting much. Less than 2 weeks late was a package with 3 beautiful sets of immaculate wide whitewalls - gratis.
I was just at the Masscar show and was yakking with the Revell rep in their booth. I asked if they have plans to do any of the old Parts Paks or any new ones and got a very abrupt "No" answer. Then he said: "You don't want us to put old (someone's name) out of business do you?" as he indicated a guy nearby who was dismantling whole kits into highly overpriced baggies of parts. weird...............