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  1. Latest fire truck that's not red. AMT ALF Kit, modified pump body with extra side compartment and modified rear compartments, aftermarket deck gun, scratch cab, Tamiya blue. Greg
  2. Cut the Astro/Titan cab down to a day cab for a friend's project. pictures taken after cutting and putty, not finished sanding and primed. He also wanted a beverage truck body. Evergreen siding and rectangles. Everybody have a Happy Thanksgiving: gooble, gooble, till you can't wobble! greg greg
  3. Went to a local Menard's the other night and came across a display with Testor's paints. Wonder how the Acrylic paints are? greg
  4. Ok now for all you movie geeks: "the 7ups" chase scene has the "Bulitt" soundtrack. Poncho that sounds like a Mustang. greg
  5. And another thing: The chase is going to be very quiet in electric vehicles. greg
  6. I got mine when I was a Chevy fan and the Aurora kit was repackaged with WWII fighter livery. Started but still not finished, never could figure out the bottom pan color as seemed to change. Nice build. greg
  7. Here I thought you were going to say your mom got "Saving Ryan's Privates" the porn movie😲 greg
  8. What would he think of someone remaking "Saving Private Ryan"? greg
  9. Need to add an extra base. Add recording of Slim Whitman and make the helmet a snow globe with green snow that cycles when Slim is played. ACk,ACK,ACK greg
  10. I have used weld-on 3 for years. It has priced itself out of my hobby budget. The last I had ($28.00/8oz. at local plastic fabricator) I mixed with Tamiya thin cement. Got the best of both worlds: quick adhesion, capillary action, and strong bonding. Local fabricator was BYOC. (Bring Your Own Can back for refill at same cost) greg
  11. My condolences to all the families and to the aviation community for this loss. As a side, this was the first wok movement I saw and heard about as it went from Confederate Air Force to Commemorative Air Force. Just like 'Smokey the Bear' changing from forest fires to wildfires. greg
  12. Just one of the influences that got me into the automotive hobby. One of my mother's customers had a green MGTC and took me for a ride as a young child. My first sports car ride. Her next car was a 55baby blue T Bird. The second sports car ride. Nice job on the build. greg
  13. Here is a comparison of the trees with the Revell BSA. You can make up your own mind. greg
  14. Phil: What is this bomber called? It's a wonder that it had enough power to get off the ground. Nice to see someone from 'Strutters' greg This is at USAF museum in Dayton Ohio, This Caproni Ca. 36 was hidden and escaped the destruction of weapons after the war. Unbelievable example of mastery construction of early aviation.
  15. Movie/TV car series: starting with ones that were already produced like 'get smart' Tiger, Mannix Olds. Batmobile, etc 77 Sunset strip set: Kookies hot road, and Efrem's T bird. Just watched 'Smokey and the Bandit' would make a nice set, Firebird, Truck and trailer, and sheriff's Pontiac LeMans Then we could have the Jack Webb Mark VII series, 'Adam 12"s Chrysler products, 'Emergency's Dodge, Crown pumper, Ward LaFrance pumper, (could even relabel the AMT ALF Ladder as there was one used) 'Dragnets' Fords both 50' and 60's. How about 'The D.I.' Marine Jeep. Doodad features that could be added: drive-in refreshment stand (use that Coca-Cola license), drive in speaker stands, TV sets with decal of TV shows, figures, props, telephone booth. sheriff Justice, Fred the dog and Sally, Burt, and Jerry greg
  16. Nice build of the OTB 'hoopie'. The kit had many wrong things that could have been easily fixed. Here is a picture of the anniversary OSP car I built using Art Anderson's All American casting way back when. In 1993 OSP used Aerosonic light bars and was transitioning to Whelan light bars. The rub rail was removed from the front doors, push bumper was small and siren on roof in light bar. Communications was still low band radio and LEARN UHF. The interior color was maroon with gray front seat covers. I guess the buckeyes would notice the flying tires faces forward. I had friends who were OSP officers who got OSP models from me. In the backround is the Tamiya Jeep Cherokee which was also used by OSP. You could make OSP vehicles a full time hobby with all the vehicles they have used. greg
  17. The poor man's Q siren using the parts from the AMT Americal La France kits. It's not exact but shape is close enough, detailing is left up to builder. greg
  18. Nice build: Throw a spotlight on it and call it done. And they're coming to take me away ha-haaa They're coming to take me away ho ho hee hee ha haaa To the funny farm Where life is beautiful all the time And I'll be happy to see those nice young men In their clean white coats And they're coming to take me away ha haaa. greg
  19. From where I live it is well worth the trip to Cranberry for supplies. Just gotta get Tom Wolf and the turnpike officials stop being vultures. greg
  20. Hint: From late Tom Showers, here is a method of making round slam locks. Drill a hole the size of the lock, then on the back of the door place thin sheet piece at the lock hole covering it. Take a small dowel of plastic and place in hole at the diameter of the hole. Done many years ago. Photo not the greatest. but it is an example of his work. greg
  21. This is national fire prevention week. A 1954 flash card. greg
  22. Nice project, gonna look good. Phil Jenson's 'how to' was on the money. Comparing it to a First Gear die cast. I used airplane aileron hinges for the side out riggers doors. You will probably find something better; this was built when I first saw Phils article way back when. greg
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