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    Steven Wade Guthmiller

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  1. Thanks Brandon! I don't always go to these lengths with detail. I'm just as happy building a curbside model on occasion. I just decided that being as I was going with a chassis and engine upgrade on this one that I would work on a little more detail. Once I got into building a new firewall and completely revamping the interior........well, it just kind of snowballed from there. But surprisingly, I've been having a really good time building this one. Being such a rare kit, I felt it deserved the extra attention. Steve
  2. Not necessarily. Some of us don't like working with resin. I would much rather have a styrene kit to work with and I'm willing to pay extra for it. Steve
  3. I think the rarity factor is relevant mainly for collectors. Builders, like me, have no interest in the rarity of a particular kit. It's all about subject matter. Steve
  4. Possibly nostalgia, but at least in my case, it's all about subject matter. In my opinion the kit company's offerings have become extremely boring and predictable over the past decade or so. If you're interested in cars like the '69-'72 Grand Prixs, (as I am) you have literally zero options other than to pursue vintage kits. I could easily finish up my building career building modern kits, but I'm sorry.........they bore the hell out of me! I guarantee you that I would lose interest in very short order and quit building if I didn't have my vintage subject matter to keep me excited about building. Steve
  5. I suppose a Buick engine would be acceptable. At least it's in the family. Steve
  6. I seem to remember turquoise for marine engines? Steve
  7. Okay, so there seems to be a couple of inconsistencies with this particular chart, but for the purpose of this thread, I believe that we are likely all in agreement that Chrysler did not produce a "burnt orange" engine. Steve
  8. Transmission and oil filter detail are done. Steve
  9. Well, at least you got your money's worth. Steve
  10. I do have to say that in my opinion that huge blower absolutely destroys the clean look of that '55 Chevy! Steve
  11. Blasphemer!! You never put a Ford engine in a Chevy!! Although it is acceptable to put a Chevy or Mopar engine in a Ford! Steve
  12. Looks like I did okay in my recollections. The only one I missed and don't remember is the yellow slant 6's. But then again, why would you waste memory space on a slant 6? Steve
  13. Of course my decals refused to cooperate! One broke in half and the other into 3 pieces while installing them! But, I managed to get them on and all of the engine parts clear coated. Will try to get the transmission touched up and the oil filter taken car of later on this afternoon.. Steve
  14. Not that I have ever seen. I can't attest to what color the engines were prior to the mid 50s or so, but colors from that era were usually black, silver or gold. In the 60s, colors included the bright oranges, turquoise, red and later on blue. Once the mid 70s arrived I lost interest and didn't care what color they painted those boat anchors! So to answer your question, without doing some real digging, I can't say that there was no "burnt orange" at some point, but I have never seen it. Steve
  15. I realize that there are a lot of model car builders who enjoy the freedom of building customs and straight track subjects, but I personally really enjoy the rigidity of building factory stock. I love researching everything from available body colors to interior and engine options and all of the other little nuances. And along the way, I learn a lot about the actual cars themselves! I don't always get them 100% correct, (and don't necessarily feel that I need to) but I love trying! To me, a factory stock, (or nearly stock) vehicle, captures the true flavor of the era in which it was created. Steve
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