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    Mark Budniewski

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  1. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    If that stuff is peel-and-stick, a light hit with a heat gun (or a strong blast from a blow dryer) should make short work of it. Instead of paint, consider replacing the wrap with another, more subdued one. That's a good get...the bigger, hard-to-move cases are often given away while the shorter ones are usually sold.
  2. AMT 50 Chevy pick up question

    The street machine version has an odd combination of parts: Eighties-style rolled pans front and rear (no bumpers are included), along with custom wheels that might have been "in" for about fifteen minutes in the mid-Eighties...
  3. Can You Identify?

    Man, those are nice looking wheels...now have to conjure up a project that includes a set!
  4. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Yeah, those styrene-softening tires often do a number on early Corvair wheel openings. I wasn't looking for every year Corvair, but got within a couple of them and thought "why not". I already had a '67 (the "for 1968" kit is a '67), but turned up a started '67 at NNL East for $20. I put it down, thought the next guy bought it. Later on, I passed that table again to see it still there!
  5. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    Polar Lights tooled the comic book Batmobile, Round 2 tooled the 1966 TV show car.
  6. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I'd hang on in regards to putting the custom stuff on the '64, and see if you can run down another '62 for that. Of the early Corvairs I have, the '64 was the last one I found, and the hardest one to get. The '63 convertible is a close second. The '62 is much more common in my experience, finding another one already customized shouldn't be a tough get.
  7. AMT 50 Chevy pick up question

    No. The stock issues have stock parts only, the street machine version has the dropped axle and some other unique parts, and no stock parts.
  8. Can You Identify?

    Kelsey-Hayes aftermarket wheel from the late Sixties. I've seen them referred to as "20 spoke" wheels, though they were sold under another name that I can't remember. The unplated ones are from one issueof the AMT '69 Cougar kit (recent issues don't have them). Plated versions are available in the AMT '66 Mercury, and '53 Corvette (the Corvette wheels do not have open slots between the spokes).
  9. Revell 2019

    I heard the Canadian cars had toque boxes...
  10. Ertl retooled most of the GTO kit. It was their first effort, and it shows. They reworked some of their initial work, but it's still nowhere near as nice as the early issues. The Torino fastback was rescued later. It was the least butchered of the Modified Stocker kits: unlike others, AMT didn't remove the windshield wipers or mess with the bumpers. Ertl had to tool new outer body sides, and a few other parts like seats and wheels. The other kits weren't so fortunate. It would probably be cheaper and easier to tool an entire new kit than fix the butchery in most cases.
  11. Foose FD-100 as a parts doner

    The chassis should work under most full-size pickups well into the Eighties, though someone building a truck that recent probably won't do a frame swap. I've got one going under a '63 Ford pickup that has had its unibody bed cut down to the short wheelbase version, and might try one under a '55-'57 Chevy pickup also. The Foose kit frame resembles, and is probably scaled from, 1:1 aftermarket chassis.
  12. What Irked You Today?

    It sounds like you painted the entire car one color, then masked parts of it and recoated the rest with another color. Don't do that; instead mask the intended black areas and shoot the yellow, then mask the yellow areas and shoot the black. Saves paint, and besides, why have double layers of paint anywhere?
  13. 1/24 Jaguar 420 ???

    I'm not 100% certain, but I believe there was a plastic friction toy made in the Sixties. I have a plastic friction Rolls Royce with similar characteristics: molded in color (also blue), opening trunk but no opening hood, slightly smaller than 1/25 scale.
  14. 1/25 Firestone tire wanted

    Only the very early tires had Firestone lettering. Those are made of the "plastic softening" vinyl, when I find those with wheels mounted to them the wheels are always damaged around the edges. I've got a couple of those tires with MPC lettering. Those must be the first version; I have no idea what kit had those.
  15. Revell 2019

    Do they have them in stock, or does the listing include "preorder" in the fine print?