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About 06daytona

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  • Scale I Build 1:24

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  • Location canada
  • Full Name Brian Durst

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  1. 06daytona added a post in a topic The guy who does the incredibly lifelike dio photos: another article   

    Harry, there is another article which describes why he doesn't include people in the models:
    “From the very beginning, I decided that there will be no people in Elgin Park,” Michael explains. “I felt that having people interfere in the photograph, and the rest of the scene sort of disappears. I didn’t want that. Now, viewers can get involved in the photograph itself.”
    I think overall, most of us really don't notice the lack of people in the scenes, although there are some shots that could use them. But I find that I get so engrossed in the other details that I overlook the lack of people. The shots are just that good, far as I'm concerned.
  2. 06daytona added a post in a topic Does anybody make a '68 Impala kit   

    WOW - didn't expect anything like those prices!!!! Definitely NOT buying any of those any time soon. Guess this will be another unfulfilled desire.........
    Thanks for all the replies.
  3. 06daytona added a post in a topic Does anybody make a '68 Impala kit   

    Thanks guys, appreciate the info.
  4. 06daytona added a topic in General   

    Does anybody make a '68 Impala kit
    Hi, looking for the above kit, 1/24 or 1/25 preferably. Have looked online, but can't find any kits. Does/did any manufacturer make them?
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  5. 06daytona added a post in a topic '65 Chevelle   

    Excellent work on the engine! One thing I really liked was the throttle spring - great detail for a stock appearance! Usually this item is too big, too many coils, etc. But yours really looks the part!!
    Not to mention the rest of the details....really fine work!
  6. 06daytona added a post in a topic Advent kit question   

    Just picked it up - it's the "Killer Camaro" Z/28 model, molded in orange. Made 1979, according to the box. Features a GM blower, Ford SOHC 427. As Dan mentioned, there are no chrome parts. All trees are either grey or orange. No driver/owner info, just Killer Camaro, so probably not based on any actual car. Not a snap-kit.
    Looks interesting, we'll see...........
  7. 06daytona added a post in a topic Advent kit question   

    Thanks guys, much appreciated.
  8. 06daytona added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Advent kit question
    I have been offered a kit made by ADVENT - 1970 Camaro Z28 Funny Car. I have tried to get some info on this kit, but can't find any. Does anyone have any information about it - quality, parts count & fit, photo, etc?

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  9. 06daytona added a post in a topic Revell '55 Chevy   

    Fair question - guess I was just thinking of building what I have at the moment (just bought a bunch from a guy clearing out his closet), rather than getting even more. Not to mention that I wasn't aware there is a new kit. I don't follow the trade that closely, having just gotten back into building a short time ago.
    But, having seen some pics of the new one, yes, it would be the better way to go for sure.
  10. 06daytona added a post in a topic Revell '55 Chevy   

    Those photo etch parts are exactly what I will need. Thanks for the link.

    Yes, the box art shows a two-tone car, but not a two-tone body - a subtle difference. I would ideally like to do the two-tone body, and the photo etch part is just what is required.

    The look I'm aiming for (if I ever get around to building it) is:
    where there is a difference in the body color at the rear bumper, more or less.
  11. 06daytona added a post in a topic Revell '55 Chevy   

    Thanks for the links, especially the 55-57 chevys one. Good info there.

    I would like to do it in the coral/grey scheme ideally, but the kit isn't for a two-tone body (missing the chrome separator on the rear fender extending from the spear to the bumper, which is where the color changes). Guess some scratchbuilding would be in order....

    Anyway, lots to think about with this one.
  12. 06daytona added a post in a topic Revell '55 Chevy   

    @ Walid - I agree, the India Ivory/Harvest Gold combination works very well for this car. Not so sure about the interior color, but thanks for sending the link, gives me some 1:1 detail for the build.

    @Howard - yes, pearl yellow also sounds like a great idea. Will have to think on this a bit before starting.
  13. 06daytona added a post in a topic Revell '55 Chevy   

    Hi Dan, pm sent.
  14. 06daytona added a post in a topic Revell '55 Chevy   

    Yes, it's the California Classics - looks OK on the box, but the actual color is horrible (at least to my eyes...). Anyway, good advice - "take my time, have fun". First order of business will be to get rid of the mustard, then maybe I can enjoy the build!!
  15. 06daytona added a post in a topic Organization and a revelation   

    I just created a spreadsheet for my kits (as few as they are, only 20 at this point...more on the way, probably), so I can sort them by year/make/model, etc.

    Not really sure what all that actually gives me, other than a list of what I have, but it was fun at the time, I guess...