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Snake45

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    Styrenestan
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    Richard "Call Me Snake" Mesner

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  1. No. https://www.google.com/search?q=wild+child+falcon&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj287nT_cDgAhUsn-AKHThLB9IQ_AUIDigB&biw=1636&bih=857
  2. I'm trying to talk AFX into it, as his nice build is already SO close to Daddy Warbucks. Look at the trim from the rear, looking down the side. The trim is all on the TOP half of the crease. I'd think it SHOULDN'T be TOO hard to just take that off with a purpose-build sanding block (perhaps starting the job by back-scraping with an Xacto). It should be fairly easy up to the front half of the front fender, where it starts really narrowing down, but even there it should be doable. I'm PRETTY sure I could pull it off without too much trouble. But I want to drive on and get this one on the shelf first.
  3. '65 Falcon A/FX

    Just noticed something interesting about this pic. I'd always assumed that Daddy Warbucks and Gas Ronda were both Ford Poppy Red--a sort of reddish orange--but in this pic, Ronda's looks slightly but distinctly redder. Lighting/distance illusion? Two different colors? Two different "interpretations" of Poppy Red? Or just my imagination?
  4. I have a NIB DW kit, so I should be good. I'm kind of doing this glue bomb as a practice/warmup for doing that one, in fact. Gotta work up my nerve to take that side trim off it.
  5. 1/25 Revell VW Beetle Type 1 Kits

    Looks like there are at least three bodies, not two: Some versions (such as the pink one) have flared fenders; others don't. I never realized there were so many variants of these kits! Thanks for the education/documentation!
  6. Most-Kitted Drag Racer?

    Interesting Dyno Don fact (from the book): Nicholson ran two different '68 Cougar funny cars. The first was originally the STP Cougar (kitted by Model King in the early 2000s) and was pretty much destroyed in a highway accident. The second was a new body put on the chassis of Eliminator II, the '67 Comet. Do you know what this means as a modeler? It means you can build one chassis and have two bodies for it! (You'd have to do the late-season Eliminator II after he added the blower.) In fact, I think I shall do this very thing, but feel free to steal the idea. You're welcome.
  7. What non-auto model did you get today?

    Scott, a Net friend of mine just finished a Planet Models Hughes H-1 racer in 1/48 and it looks great. I'd post a link but the pics are on a private board so I can't. You can google the kit if you're interested. Seems to be available but somewhat spendy (@ $50 or thereabouts).
  8. What Irked You Today?

    Nothing like announcing Intent on the internet. Yikes!
  9. Airfix VW Beetle?

    The currently available Revell Beetle is 1/24, but the ones from the '70s are 1/25. Yes, I'd be interested in trading for a 1/25 body shell (and hood, engine cover and glass; don't need bumpers or lights). What do you need for it? Email me direct if you want at SnakeACP45 at AOL dot com.
  10. Most-Kitted Drag Racer?

    Thanks, Casey! I had the MPC '69 on my list, but I've added the Lindberg '61 Chev and the MPC Pinto. We're up to 10, then.
  11. Reveal your user name origin

    Warren Zevon also did a nice song called Renegade: And here's a stunningly beautiful, live unplugged version of it with violin accompaniment. If this doesn't moisten your eyes just a little, you ain't hooked up right.
  12. Most-Kitted Drag Racer?

    I'm reading the Doug Boyce book on Don Nicholson, which has this statement vis-a-vis models: "When it comes to cars replicated in plastic kit form, no drag racer ever enjoyed the same popularity as Don." I have my doubts. I'd have thought that title would be held by Garlits, or maybe Prudhomme or McEwen or even someone else. I can think of eight Don Nicholson kits offhand: AMT '62 Chevy (they did do one, right?) AMT '67 Comet funny MPC '68 Cougar funny Revell '68 Cobra Jet Mustang Super Stock (a one-race only car) MPC '69 Cougar super stock JoHan Maverick Pro Stock MPC Mustang II Pro Stock ...and the upcoming Moebius '65 Comet FX. Are there any more? And does anyone else (Garlits, etc.) have more than that number of kits? (And yes, we'll count 1/16 since the author didn't specify a scale.) Or by "enjoyed...popularity" was the author referring to kit sales? I wonder how one would go about documenting such a fact? EDIT: Casey added two more: Lindberg '61 Chevy MPC Pinto Pro Stock So that's 10. Maybe he IS the most kitted.
  13. 64/65 Ford Falcon Hood

    Oh ick! I remember seeing bolt on/bond on fiberglass teardrops in the JC Whitney catalog when I was a kid. They came in two sizes, small and large. I vacformed this teardrop around 1969. I forget what I used for the master, maybe a hood from an MPC '67 Mustang.
  14. Revell '69 Boss 302 Mustang

    Fabulous idea! I am TOTALLY stealing it! If one doesn't have index cards handy, I imagine those annoying subscription cards that fall out of every magazine you buy would serve the same function.
  15. AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird

    Another super-clean RandyB build! Well done and model on!