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  1. So glad to see Gregg & friends getting MCM back into shape, really enjoyed #207, and the new cover looks fantastic. Was surprised to receive Gregg's subscription renewal reminder in the mail yesterday, with the new prices ($55 foreign, works out to over $12/issue Canadian) at first sounds like a lot, but I checked my stash: Back in 1968, when model kits cost $2, Car Model mag was 50 cents. 50 years later, good new-tool kits are running $49 Canadian. Do the math - still 25% cost of a kit. And I think we can all agree - the content and color pics in MCM are miles ahead of late 60s. I'm good to #210, and have renewed to #216. Internet is great, but I still prefer flipping pages of a hardcopy magazine I can take anywhere over scrolling thru images on a monitor.
  2. UNNNNBEEEELLLievable!! John, one of your best, but I think that right front tire could use a bit of air (jus kiddin') Geez, even the used/abused highway cone looks perfect!
  3. Hey guys - let's give FSM a chance, they do cater to all (well maybe not railroaders too much). In the past, FSM has run feature articles and how-tos by some of the best car modelers you likely know: Paul Budzik (stuff he was doing with Tamiya F1 and motorcycles late 80's just blew me away!); Mathew Usher; Bill Coulter; Pat Covert; even Steve Magnante! just in a few issues I have picked up from newstands over the years. And maybe all the competition for space will mean any car model articles published will be superb. I may not subscribe - but certainly will check out each issue. I too was puzzled by a FSM renewal notice received few days before my Final SA(E) arrived. (I had never subscribed to FSM previously)
  4. You are the man Daniel. Perhaps I could have done half as good a job 40 years ago! Some may not realize those front tires are 35mph rated "Wards Riverside DeLuxe" tractor tires, and Dick ran 120mph on them, with only goggles and not even a T-shirt! Quite a character.
  5. Thanx for these Daniel - I agree "Very Impressive". How ever did you get the front tractor tires lettered? I've been to Garlits shrine several times since the 80s - I'll be sure to check out your work if I ever get down there again. So Ray has released some parts - I'll check that out too . The 16" K-H's have been a problem to source for me, and Raymond has nailed them.
  6. Terrific job on that old dragster Daniel. Now how about letting us see that BUG you mentioned I've been collecting parts for one of my own, and would love to see how you built yours. Also waiting for Raymond (Flat32) to assemble his 3D printed BUG - but I don't possess his talents so will stick with styrene.
  7. You could be right Mike - I have the same kit you started with (#85-4313), which I purchased within last 2 months, and guess what? No indent on the C-pillars.
  8. Canadian Netflix does not have Blue Bloods episodes, but I did find it here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x59s7mi
  9. I did not receive a postcard, but I know my current sub expires with #204 (any ETA yet?), and I had renewed for another year early Feb'17 so maybe wasn't sent a card? I am another of the very many supporters of all Gregg has done, and continues to do, for the magazine and the hobby.. Thank You Gregg
  10. Just received #5 yesterday - Fantastic! The re-creation of Lee Gilbert's Sundance car is stunning, I have the old CM magazines - the article was iconic at the time, and Jairus has done a superb job of it. That was always my favourite. By the time I had the skills to attempt it, the chassis was obsolete, and the body was not available. Now, the nostalgia craze brings it all full circle. Luv it! Is #6 close behind?
  11. Hmmm! 2 months pass, and I still don't have issue #3 of my subscription (got #1 & 2 OK way back). Is there perhaps some problem now with Canadian subscriptions?
  12. There is a magneto very close to the Frankenstein in the Garlits WynnsJammer kit and its various re-releases, but I found the distributor cap on it very small & hard to drill out. I also got one on a resin parts sprue that came with a 1966 Comet body ordered from Reliable Resin. Norm at Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland has a "pre-drilled distributor" 3-pack in resin. The cap is separate from the body/shaft and is molded in a reddish/brown color. Should work perfect here. I've used the caps on turned alum magneto bases before. (I'd give the catalogue # but am away from home for a few more days) I know I am interested in the pump tutorial, although Straightline have a tutorial for a similar pump if you are short on time. Great build of a significant car going on here, Thanx for taking the time to share your progress.
  13. Was undecided about Dexter or Studio27 PE, so ordered both. Glad I did, each has excellent parts, and I'll be using a combination of both. BTW, just realized this site is not mentioned above - good ref pics here too (about 2/3 way down the page). Cheers: http://www.gurneyflap.com/sportproto2.html
  14. AWESOME job on the R10 Jim - first one I've seen completed. Thanx for sharing your expertise and A/M parts; and thanx also to Peter & Brendan for the research links. I too have seen these guys run, at Mosport (and they're so quiet, I wasn't sure there was really an engine in the back. Never seen a good photo either - only tarps LOL) I picked up the kit a week or so ago, have PE on the way. Got the itch to get this one going. Mike.
  15. Why thank you Len. Actually, perhaps you can help me if you have the Sept 1967 issue of Car Craft (has the Malco Gasser feature - AND the Linda Vaughan interview ). After more than a year searching eBay, I finally bought a copy, but it is missing pages. If you have it, and could scan page 44 and send me, I'd be ever so grateful. I think it shows some interior and exterior paint details. Also, any suggestions on paint colours to use?
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