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  1. Thanks Gramps. It's a cool looking engine but doesn't look close to the Howmet. Hoping some model aircraft guys would provide guidance as well. I was thinking of robing the appropriate jet aircraft model kit but unsure what would look close as there are just so many of those kits out.
  2. Hello every one, It's been a while and I'm eyeing building another AMT 1/25 Howmet TX CanAm (the cheaper one). The one that I had a lot of fun building was lost in the Woolsey fires of last year. The kit had a sort of lump for a turbine engine and was wondering if any one knows of a suitable well detailed engine or at least a nice base to start with? Resin or kit bashing from another car/airplane model is fine by me. A picture is attached for reference. Albeit not of the CanAm car but of a Howmet engine none the less. I believe that the experience gained from previous builds including my initial Howmet, that I can make a fantastic one now. A picture of my previous Howmet build is also attached. Boy I sure miss that little thing.
  3. Hi, While not a service per se, if you have some photo etch or other metals that would benefit from chroming, this product from Micro-Mark looks cool; https://www.micromark.com/Plug-N-Plate-Copy-Chrome-Plating-Kit They also have a nickel plating solution as well.
  4. Oh and a site that you may find useful as info on this car seems a tad elusive, for me anyways; https://www.ultimatecarpage.com/cg/6294/Ferrari-250-GT-SWB-Bertone-Berlinetta.html
  5. I see your point about the hood thickness. Perhaps make your own hood?
  6. Check out these photos. I can't really see any wheel wells or shock towers and in fact the shocks seem exposed. A very cool looking engine bay. What do you think?
  7. Hi Bob, since you like wedgy cars, what do you think of the Lancie Zero and Fiat Scorpione 2000;
  8. UMM carries some nice ones, here is a combo BFR (Bend/Fold/Roll); http://umm-usa.com/onlinestore/product_info.php?products_id=7142 PS If money is not that big a deal, this one looks beautiful; http://dspiae.com/en/a/chanpinzhanshi/gongnenshafa/2018/45.html
  9. I actually found dims for the AMT Redlines which may work well. Here they are for reference; F60-15 Diameter: 1.03" Wheel opening: .60" Width (including sidewalls): .348" L60-15 Diameter: 1.09" Wheel opening: .60" Width (including sidewalls): .410"
  10. Hi, Would any one mind letting me know of any tires having the following dimensions; OD; 29.5mm or 1.16" ID; 17.5mm or .68" These are approximate and can be any width and tread, resin or rubber. The AMT Goodyear Redlines look like they may be close enough although I'm not sure.
  11. Thank you very much for all of your feedback. I'll try the library first to see.
  12. Hi, I was eyeing this book, mainly as there seems to be few others Can any one comment on its coverage of early 60's Dino cars? https://www.amazon.com/Dino-V6-Ferrari-Brian-Long/dp/1904788394/ref=olp_product_details?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1560344158&sr=8-1
  13. I would. However ponder this. I went to a Sherwin Williams and asked they mix a paint to get a very very bright white for my desk. What they did was add a touch of blue to it. So if you are inclined, experiment with this.
  14. Thanks Ron! I must say that Chris@C1 does some AAA work, that kit of yours looks awesome.
  15. Looks very cool; http://www.c1-models.com/resin/slant-nose-porsche-996-conversion
  16. Hello, Curious if any one does a Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale trans kit. https://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1966-ferrari-365-p-berlinetta-speciale-tre-posti/ What a car! Fujimi seemed to have rereleased the Dino 246, so a trans kit wouldn't be a waste of effort.
  17. Do you think that it could be adapted for lacquers by getting a sealed fan motor of sorts?
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