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    1/24-25, 1/32

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    Steve Roullier

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    T-Bird and Watson? Ha, "one man's meat is another man's poison" I guess- I'd buy one each of those, and I'm not buying much these days. Not to say I'm a typical buyer.
  2. Moebius /Model king 65'Mercury Cyclone A/FX

    I believe that car is running a straight axle. There were all kinds of different set-ups being tried at this time - narrowed shock towers, torsion springs, and straight axles - and most of the well known cars didn't stay the same for long. The Moebius Comet at least provides a good starting point.
  3. 289 FIA Cobra (64 Targ Florio) MFH

    From the picture of the FIA Cobra engine bay earlier in this thread, it looks like they put the adjustable/slotted part of the bracket on top - kind of the reverse of these photos. You won't end up seeing much of the lower bracket once the engine is in the car.
  4. Moebius /Model king 65'Mercury Cyclone A/FX

    Slixx #1941 includes markings for the '65 Cyclone. http://www.slixx.com/1941.htm?id=2672
  5. Drag-racing as cool as it used-to-was.

    OK, cool - who's going to build this? It's just a more modern take on AFX's gasser build from not too long ago.
  6. The AMT kit boxes were pretty small in 1960 - would the Falcon promo box be even smaller than the normal kit box? Maybe the same size as the Levacar box?
  7. 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 6/26/18)

    Yours looks like the factory "Onyx" black? This one is more of a dark gray metallic with some pearl clear over it. I came into a quart of it years ago.
  8. No idea, but bring it back!
  9. 1/32 AMT Sting-Ray Corvette Hardtop

    I'm hoping they eventually bring back the '60 Thunderbird - that was the first model I ever built.
  10. 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone (update 6/26/18)

    I'm still plugging away! The body is painted, foiled, and the glass is installed. I had a bit of a misadventure with the rear window. I love the way that Moebius designed the kit to have the glass install from the outside, but make sure you get the fit right first! I thought I had it, then after foiling it was a little tight, so I decided to pull it out and sand the edges down a bit, which meant I was going to have to re-do the foil. As I was removing the foil, I cracked the glass (it's a nice, thin casting), which necessitated contacting Moebius Customer Service for a replacement. Naturally, I was more careful the second time around, and ultimately decided it was better to install the window before foiling it. You can decide for yourself, just passing that on . . .
  11. I blame Tim Boyd...

    The AMT '67 Shelby Mustang is a fine kit, if that floats your boat. Excellent mechanical detail in particular, and recently available.
  12. 1961 Mercury Comet Fender Ornament. FOUND!

    Whoo, just looked - that's a bad one alright! Some dedication needed to fix that. I brought back an early Falcon a few years ago - the roof was so melted and caved in by paint that I ended up removing it and grating on a new roof.
  13. 1961 Mercury Comet Fender Ornament. FOUND!

    Ha, right - not the worst glue bomb for sure, although some of the paint looks like it was applied with a hose and sanded with gravel.
  14. 1961 Mercury Comet Fender Ornament. FOUND!

    Looks the same! I have a glue-bomb that has one intact ornament. If I can get it off in one piece, it's yours.
  15. 1961 Mercury Comet Fender Ornament. FOUND!

    Is the '61 ornament the same as the '60? I might have something that would work for you.