Plasticfanatic

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  1. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic 1/16th Amt 1984 Petty Grand Prix   

    Yes, you will have more or less the same problems with the Fords kits. in fact the body will need a LOT of attention  to get a correct....in my VERY personal opinion...profile and look. The Thunderbird I did years ago had a lot of flash oh the rollcage pieces and some pieces where warped, and those are quite thick! Again this is my very personal opinion and experience building...long ago...these kits, but I belive every kit have potential so with patience and work they can look very nice as a representative piece.
  2. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic 1/16th Amt 1984 Petty Grand Prix   

    You will have to work the front suspesion components to lower the stance, also the roll cage assembly have to be worked over not only to get the correct fit, but also profile inside the body. The body on these kits are usualy thick, and the contours usualy have to be massage to get a more correct look. The Petty car you see at the thread had a TON and half of work done to it to make it look that good, out of the box/built stock these models look more like toys than scale model cars, but with work...a LOT of work they do have potential as evidence of the great Petty/STP model shown here.
  3. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Randy Ayers Forum   

    Yes it seems is gone for good, to much time have passed,  probably all the data was lost and they just pull the plug on the forum for good. It was a gold mine of information on NASCAR cars and drivers from all eras and some incredible scale model projects to. Sad to know is gone,  but at least I enjoyed it while it was online for quite some time.
  4. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Question on this Petty Monte Carlo color combo   

    Veezee/Vernon,
     
    THANK YOU A MILLION!!!! greatly appreciate the info and the great photos of the car. As an interesting point, Powerslide/Mike Decals have realesed the "Petty Daytona 1979" decal sheet which include all decals to do this Ontario race car, it include the elusive trunk sponsor decal. Once more thanks to ALL for your kind help, now  I go with the original plan and do my model in the Ontario color configuration.
  5. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Question on this Petty Monte Carlo color combo   

    Thanks guys for the help, greatly appreciated. The original photo caption tittle in the internet said "Petty Ontario Speedway 1980", but as noted by all of you, is probable a tribute car or even a Kyle Petty car with the change in driver number in some vintage racing event. This was the only photo I could find of this car/color combination with the King #43, all other photos are with Kyle #42.
    I must admit that for this particular race car, the Monte Carlo, the flip color combination look very striking. Once more thanks for the help, will do my R.Petty M.C. in his regular race colors.
  6. Plasticfanatic added a topic in NASCAR   

    Question on this Petty Monte Carlo color combo
    I am doing my Petty Monte Carlo race car and come across this picture, it looks like the Kyle Petty color combination used on his M.C. instead of the Richard Petty usual one, my question is, did Richard Petty raced this color configuration also? If he did...even for one race...I would do my model in this version, like it very much. Thanks in advance.

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  7. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic 1977 Revell Monte Carlo Body and bumpers   

    still looking for the body and trim, please if some one have one let me know.
     
  8. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Randy Ayers Forum   

    Think that by the time the forum have been out of service, the problems and possible loss of data in a big way can be a posibilty, with the sad prospect that if it ever come back on line, all that valuable information,photo collections on race cars,models,projects,detail info and such....could no longer be there, really hope there a back up or that it will be back in full and normal operation soon but by each passing day it seems uncertain, my very personal opinion and view of course.
  9. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Dodge Mirada and 1981 Imperial race cars   

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  10. Plasticfanatic added a topic in Wanted!   

    1977 Revell Monte Carlo Body and bumpers
    Looking for Revell 1977 Monte Carlo body and bumpers/grille, if you also have the gass perfect but  if not is OK to, the body and trim is what I am looking for, if anyone have one available please let me know. Thanks in advance!!
     
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  11. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Dodge Mirada and 1981 Imperial race cars   

    These are 1/24, any Monogram late 1980's  Nascar Chevy Monte Carlo SS  chassis/rollcage will fit the Dodge Mirada and Imperial from the box (no cutting of the chassis/rollcage needed) , infact the Imperial body will also accept the mid 1980's Monogram Nascar Grand Prix chassis without problem.  Have included a photo of the resin body of the Mirada in the Monogram Chevy Monte Carlo SS so you can see actual fitting. Hope it help.

  12. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Dodge Mirada and 1981 Imperial race cars   

    Here is the final body master sent to SMH Resin for casting and available from them right now. I will be doing the Petty Daytona test car, the ,Arrington Mirada and Marcis car....hope some one do the Marcis decals.
     




     
  13. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Ray Williams Torino   

    Look superb!!
  14. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Jo-Han Mercedes 500K Roadster- Slumpbuster!   

    The Mercedes Benz 500/540k' series is my all time favorite classic car of the 1930's, the lines,power and detail of these cars are simply magnificent, your model is equaly a superb looking one, specialy like your color combination, indeed it look stunning as is all your bare metai foil application, a beautiful scale model from all angles and taking in consideration the vintage of the kit the detail looks great.Great work!!!!
  15. Plasticfanatic added a post in a topic Saw this one, a completely scratchbuilt Bonneville Salt Flats racer in 1/8 scale!   

    It has always been my VERY personal view that unless a scale model is build from an actual 1/1 counterpart and claim that is a scale replica in miniature of that particular vehicle, I will just appreciate the model work and its concept/creativity execution in scale by the builder....I just enjoy seeing superb and inovative scale modeling like this spectacular 1/8 model, the fact that is all from the imagination,craftmanship talent and dedication of a modeler who wanted to do something special and from his own inspiration in design is priceless, I enjoy this magnificent scale model for what it is, a personal expresion of the hands and mind who build it and all the effort to make and/or modified scrap parts to make such a beautiful model in the art of miniature model building.