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vamach1

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  • Location Vienna VA
  • Full Name Rex Turner

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  1. vamach1 added a post in a topic 71 Mach 1   

    ?pea green? Must be an acquired taste I guess.  My point was why would you build a model in a color you do not like.  I was simply pointing out all the things that make this diecast less than correct if you care.  The real 71-73's seem to get further and further from how they looked when the rolled off the assembly line due to owners down the line changing them.  The model companies (if they are doing any research) are basing remakes on whatever Google image comes up. 
  2. vamach1 added a post in a topic 73 Mustang   

    Curious as to what you are going to build with the parts.  I have several of the versions of this kit and can probably hook you up with what you need.

  3. vamach1 added a post in a topic 71 Mach 1   

    Well well well.  I like the color but See my other Posts for my rants about how inaccurate this kit is.  I'll list a few just for fun.  The Mach1 decal looks crooked.  The 429 never was and will neve be correct for a 71.  No 71-73's had vents in the hood and that wing height is okay for a Honda. The rear decal and bumper are right for a 73 but wrong for a 72.  I have also seen this diecast kit in silver, red. Black (with incorrect white stripes) .  If you wan to build a more accurate 71/72 Mach1 - also see my other posts or comments on any post about 71-73 Mustangs.
    Yes that is my 72 Mach1 and here is a Danbury Mint diecast next to the Testors one with those gigantic hood hinges, and the AMT kit I built with a few extra.
     




  4. vamach1 added a post in a topic What makes you decide to "curb-side" a model?   

    Most muscle cars (and their non muscle) cousins had many engine options.  You can build a 302 powered Mach1 or a plain jane coupe with a 428 or 429.  I guess just a someone can build a dozen Mustangs of the same years 71/72 that are not the same (coupe, conv, sportsroof, Mach1, Boss, HO, Sprint, six banger, 302, 351 2v or 4v or 429 - the are all sorts of combinations would be akin to building a fleet of Bascar kits all with different markings with slightly different engines.  What makes the car hobby so great is you can build factory stock or not, i.e., you are not limited to making an exact replica of anything.  You can chose whatever color or wheels or engine you want and enter a show and not have anyone say this ot that is incorrect.  Build what makes you happy which for most of us is not building the same exact thing twice.
  5. vamach1 added a post in a topic Oooh, I might have an issue   

    Now that you mention it they look pretty ridiculous :-(

  6. vamach1 added a post in a topic Oooh, I might have an issue   

    I guess in that scale the size difference is more noticeful.

  7. vamach1 added a post in a topic What makes you decide to "curb-side" a model?   

    I have hesiated for years from building several of my AMT and MPC 71-73 Mustangs due to the engine compartments being so lame.  They are like promos but with incorrect engines, and the only extra being a battery.  Brake booster and master cyclinder, windshield washer fluid container, shock tower brace - forget about it.  So some of my build will not have an engine for now and some will include parts sourced from other kits and Danbury Mint diecasts to make them respectable.  Here is a comparison on the Testors (based on the MPC mold) metal kit compared to the Danbury Mint.  Why it may not be a fair comparison based upon the costs, when you see the potential it is hard to accept the far inferior attempt at a realistic engine compartment.

  8. vamach1 added a post in a topic thunderbolt colors   

    Seen today

  9. vamach1 added a post in a topic Brutus Mustang funny car   

    Any pictures of the body?  Is it the narrow one or full size that is roughly the same size as the street car?


  10. vamach1 added a post in a topic 1:12 Scale Shelby GT350   

    Did you make any more progress on this one?  The kit is far from perfect and I hope to build it someday.  You have some great improvements already.
  11. vamach1 added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    DeTomaso I have never seen in person until now
    Sorry for upside pic.




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  12. vamach1 added a post in a topic Lola GT Mk VI (Mecom version)   

    I wish.  
  13. vamach1 added a post in a topic Lola GT Mk VI (Mecom version)   

    Looks like this one.

  14. vamach1 added a post in a topic Lola GT Mk VI (Mecom version)   

  15. vamach1 added a post in a topic 73 MPC Mach1 build   

    Here are pictures of mostly 73's.  The front bumper is almost twice as large as a 72.  For some reason you see a lot of 73s with 72 stripes.