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  1. I I finally finished one! I used a Jimmy Flinstone resin conversion for the Moebius 53 Hudson . Phantom Speed and Marine is a mythical speed shop I came up with for a future diorama. I will be adding more vehicles to the fleet, and they will all be "phantoms". A little backstory on the name, my brother rented a the end of a building from a garage called Canton Car Care, and the owner used to fool around answering the phone "Phantom Car Care, division of Midnight Auto, open twenty four hours , but not in a row!"  DSC_3873.thumb.jpg.f23550049266fe1fb6edc4f9ffce9f4f.jpgDSC_3881.thumb.jpg.b3ffd7c3817e844076929aa168cd5ab9.jpg

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  2. 5 hours ago, lordairgtar said:

    People forget that a Calais was a model of Cadillac. I remember seeing one, a 1969 model. It had manual wind up windows, no power. Was Calais a down scale model in that year or did the buyer order something off the wall?


    Wow that was a new one on me! I could only remember the Olds Cutlass Calais.

  3. A lot of times I want to build a model as a styling exercise, and there's no need for a drive train, but I cant bring myself to build a model without it! But that is the fun of modelling, you can build something in styrene or resin that would be impractical or impossible to build in 1:1 . If it doesn't work into the parts bin it goes! 

  4. On 1/30/2021 at 7:25 AM, leafsprings said:

    AMT 1960 Ford F 100 pickup.  First, would like to see and separate cab and separate bed.  Second, a separate frame with suspension parts. Thirdly,  a correct  stock 292, and lastly, a small back window option. By looking at how much glue bombs sell  consistently  for on ebay ( around 100 bucks ) I say there is a strong market. Great thread idea, hope Round 2 sees it.

    Yes to that!

  5. I like to decant paint and use my airbrush. Usually i rig up a straw and tape to spray into a jar, but i did find a neater alternative. I recently bought a few cans of Internal frame treatment for the 1:1 project in my garage from Eastwood. The aerosol cans come  fitted with a long plastic tube that terminates in a wide spray nozzle. The idea is you snake this down the framerails of your car and spray 360 degrees . I bought several cans and had some tubes left over. So I cut off the nozzle and tried it out on a few old Testors cans. It worked great! the tube cleans up with Lacquer thinner too. The tube is permanently fixed to the spray can nozzle. I dont know if you can buy these tubes individually but its a thought.

  6. On 8/13/2020 at 2:15 PM, Jantrix said:

    I think there are a lot of shows that all have something we'd like to change.

    Graveyard Cars - throw Mark Worman from a bridge

    Bitchin Rides - Kevin goes with Mark Worman

    Bad Chad - a vow of silence

    Counts Customs - actually show more than 30 seconds of the build. EDIT: Horny Mike goes with Kevin and Mark Worman.

    Overhauling - Chris gets punched EVERY episode

    West Coast Customs - just cancel it

    Full Custom Garage - Victor never appears again

    Chasing Classic Cars - Wayne Corrini adopts me

    Speed is the New Black - some new freaking episodes please!

    Iron Resurrection - less time teasing Bumpa and getting parts and more time on the builds.


    I agree except for Kevin, and triple yes on the last 3!

  7. Last year Ten Media axed 19 titles. Street Rodder, Car Craft etc.. I read an article that explained that todays consumer (whoever that is) wants videos rather than print, whether it be digital or hard copy. A quick shot of info with no reading involved. You Tube is the go to source for instruction. It's Fahrenheit 451 coming true! Soon the written word will be outmoded, and us old guys will be sitting in our basements leafing through our old magazines. ( I still have popular Mechanics from 1959 that were my dad's) On the bright side, maybe in a year or two I will be able to scan a real car with a handheld scanner and plug it into my three D printer ...technology marches on...

  8. I have noticed over the years that many replicas and recreations of beautiful classic autos are spoiled by trying to make the original design accomodate a modern drivetrain  ,and sometimes the cowl and windshield of the donor car. Thus you end up with a not too close replica of a beautiful car. This also happens sometimes when somebody tries to merge a modern car with its vintage ancestor( like putting a 65 Mustang body onto a 2014 Mustang chassis/floorpan assembly) .Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Often times the wheelbase is altered to the detriment of the overall design, or the car has to be widened , and it is not pulled off successfully.  

  9. 7 hours ago, magicmustang said:

    The "Parters" that sell individual parts from a kit, and they list them all in a row. 

    On average they ask $4.95 a part, and a kit will have 70 to a 120 parts. That's about $350 to $600 a kit (if they sell all the parts, which I doubt). I bet they have a lot of incomplete kits sitting around.

    I find them very "not fun" when I am surfing the bay for a kit.

    I know its none of my business, but I hate seeing kits /models parted out like that.

  10. Excellent film. Saw it last night. Even my wife loved it. I knew they would make errors and omit things due to time constraints and in the name of entertainment, but it was an excellent opportunity to educate my daughter (who is a car nut ) and my wife on the impact of these individuals and the cars they built and how it ties into the cars like Mustangs and GT's that we have on the road today. interesting fact, Dan Gurney is played by his son, Alex Gurney. Nice touch I thought. 

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