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    Richard "Call Me Snake" Mesner

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  1. Paint Cross Reference Guide

    I've never seen or heard of such a chart for car colors, not a comprehensive one, anyway. Tim Boyd used to give information of this type in his various articles on the wild musclecar colors of the '60s-'70s in the "other magazine," but IIRC he listed very few Testor/Model Master matches; most of the paints he recommended were from Model Car World. Nowadays, the first place to check would be in the Model Master line, as they have several desirable factory colors (such as the Hemi Orange you mentioned), but if you can't find what you need there, a specialty paint shop such as MCW or Scale Finishes is probably your best or only bet.
  2. door lines

    White seems to be a particular beast as regards panel lines. You can read of my own problems and experiments with them on a '53 Vette here:
  3. 68 Corvette

    Wow, what a clean build, inside and out! Well done and model on!
  4. Good point. But lye is the active ingredient in both, so I doubt that such a mix would explode, combust, or give off deadly fumes, but your point is well taken anyway.
  5. Johan `68 Olds 442_Long Shot

    Body, glass, hood? You might be better off getting those parts from a current-issue AMT '69 and adapting them to work with the JoHan '68 pieces. The JoHan '68s are incredibly rare and I can't remember the last time I saw one in the flesh. Good luck with your project--sounds like fun and I know you'll do it justice.
  6. Revellogram AAR Cuda

    I believe that was our own Mr. Obsessive with an AMT '68 Road Runner. His changes made a HUGE difference, and I could certainly see it. When he got finished, it looked a lot more like the JoHan '69 RR body, which is MUCH more correct. WAY better. I see the problems with the AMT RR body, but in that particular case they don't bother me enough to go to the lengths that Mr. O did. But I HAVE done similar work on other models.
  7. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I'm not wild about the vinyl top myself, but will probably keep it just for tradition and heritage. Should look good with Classic Copper, which is what I plan to paint it.
  8. Revell 2019

    Preach It, Brother CapSat! Can I get a AY-men from the choir?
  9. Revell 2019

    Great post, Tim.
  10. Post the oldest kit in your collection

    This is probably the oldest model in my collection, dating to maybe around 1962? I didn't build it then, somebody else did. I just cleaned it up and restored it last year. This one isn't the oldest model of mine in my collection, but it's the oldest that's currently assembled and fit to show, and I'm pretty sure it's my oldest intact original paint job (Pactra Lemon Yellow). Built by me in late 1966, cleaned up and restored in the last year or two.
  11. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Will take that under advisement. The body on this '64 is already damaged, though, both the front end and the left rear wheel opening. I'm not really trying to build a complete collection of 1G Corvairs (I have no interest in either the 4D or the convertible), but I'll put off modding it for a while and see what happens. Thanks for the input.
  12. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Modelhaus used to make it, but of course now they're gone. Maybe someone else will pick up the slack. I was able to determine that the 1970 AMT piece CAN be made to work on the current issue kit, with a little fiddling and fitting and adapting.
  13. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    You mean the front bumper? It's pretty much the whole reason I bought the thing.
  14. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Rob and Chris, thanks for the insight on the holes. Now that you mention it, they ARE very clean, as if they were put there to start with. Here's my other big Bay score of the week: Original annual AMT '70 Camaro, which is desirable because it has the non-RS front end--very rare these days. All the stock parts seem to be here, either on the model or in the box, and the original instructions and most of the original box are nice extras. Glass wasn't glued in, either, another bonus. Looking forward to bringing this one back from the dead.
  15. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Got this '64 Corvair off the Bay. The plan is to use the high-zoot custom parts from the '62 I got from SamIAm, and restore that one as stock(-ish) since its body is in better shape. Notice the six holes drilled in the upper surfaces of the front and rear fenders. I can't even imagine what those are for. Did someone have this thing hanging from a hobby shop ceiling, like a model airplane?