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  • Birthday 04/16/1960

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    1:24, 1:25

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  1. Very nice Corvair Mario. This kit doesn’t come up all that often so it’s nice to see one built so nicely. Your paint finishes are constantly great, and your dioramas add another level of interest for me. Thanks for posting it.
  2. Your truck has everything Yuri. A beautiful (and inspiring) build! Superb workmanship and terrific photos too.
  3. Thanks Patrick and Guido for taking the time to answer my question. It appears that I have plenty of options now. The depth of knowledge on this forum is impressive to say the least!
  4. Thankyou Snake, Bill, Mark, Roger and Raoul for your fast and very helpful responses! I knew I'd come to the right place. Roger, thankyou for sharing those killer photos of your models. Those are some really beautiful builds!
  5. I’m getting ready to order some chrome reverse wheels from the aftermarket, but before I do, I thought I’d ask if anyone is aware of any kits that have them?
  6. Thanks Rusty. I took your advice and taped the trim up to protect it. Also, you're right, it's only plastic. I'm going to make that my model car mantra. Gotta remember to have fun! I have the body painted and polished and some of the foil started. I hope to be posting this one in the 'Under Glass' section soon.
  7. Nice crop of Monaco’s Mario! The gold one is my favourite. You’ve put a ton of work into your diorama. Great job!
  8. I’m with Mario, quality over quantity every time. You did a stellar job on your Buick Gene. The interior and the engine bay really stand out. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2022! All the best and Happy New Year!
  9. You’ve done a beautiful job on your Monte Carlo! I love the colour, and your foil work and attention to detail is really nice. When I was a teenager, these cars where EVERYWHERE! It’s nice to see one built like it came out of a Chevrolet brochure. Great job.
  10. What a beautiful paint job! Black on black with a dual-quad big block and a four speed. That ought to get some respect on the street. Nicely done!
  11. Thanks everyone for your very encouraging words! This modification has turned out to be a bit more difficult than I anticipated. I'm finding it a little challenging finishing the seams because they are so close to the side trim. I'm trying not to damage it. I'm just about there though, and I'll likely be spraying on the colour coats this week. It's going to be Tamiya TS-59 Pearl Light Red with a white top. I'm really going to try and wrap this one up before the new year. While waiting for the putty and primer to dry I've been keeping busy on the chassis, engine, and interior. Bill G., if I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Danbury mint '58 Fury I think this itch would be scratched too!
  12. Much has been written about the infamous AMT '58 Plymouth and it's incorrectly curved side trim. Some modelers have pointed out other problems with the body in this kit, but I decided that the side trim was the one thing I could not live with. The most obvious solution would be to remove the crooked trim and recreate it. I didn't have the confidence in my skills to pull that off and achieve satisfactory results, so I thought I'd see if it was possible to use the trim that was already there - but straighten it. I made a series of cuts with the back of a #11 xacto blade through the sides of the body and pulled the trim down into a straight line and glued it there. Then I filled the gap above the trim with slivers of styrene and CA. There's lots of putty and sanding to come, but I believe I'll be happy with it when it's done. The body issues aside, this is a nicely detailed kit in my opinion. I'll post more pictures when it's finished.
  13. I followed along with your re-build thread on this one Bill. It’s great to see it finished. I’m a fan of 55 Fords. I prefer them to the 56s. That’s a beautiful colour combo and I’m amazed at all the work you’ve put into this model.
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    You’ve done a fantastic job on your Corvette Tom. The paint job is excellent! Everyone is talking about your wheel and tire choice and I have to agree, they give the car a very period correct look.
  15. Beautiful job Helmut. It’s nice to see some people aren’t afraid to take their classic cars out in the rain.! I too am a fan of 58 Chevys. My family once had a Delray two door sedan.
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