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  1. Yes, he really seems to enjoy driving the cars as much as collecting them. And he doesn't baby them either. There's some videos on YouTube of him doing laps at Goodwood driving the Ferrari you modeled as well as other cars. ,, and I know what you mean about his name. To a lot of people, Debbie Harry will always be "Blondie". ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. Monogram makes a couple excellent kits in street and race versions. The Revell Germany kit is just another version of the Monogram kit, I just compared the instruction sheet for both on line. Same kit with small variations. https://www.alanshobbysite.co.uk/shelby-cobra/ https://www.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=56646#image1
  3. Might be too late, but here's how I chopped mine. Might be of some help. I didn't bother widening the roof on mine though. https://public.fotki.com/SteveMilberry/projects/66-riviera-custom/
  4. That's a pretty cool conversion, Michael. More involved then I'd want to get into. BTW. "Jamiroquai" is the name of the band, the singer is Jay Kay. And if you did all the cars he's owned over the years you'd have quite a collection. I've read he's owned over a hundred cars and likes his exotics, owning many Ferraris, Lambos, etc. from all eras, not just modern ones. His collection is just incredible with everything from a '67 Bullitt Mustang and a Lambo Mura to the latest European "supercars".
  5. LOVE THAT ONE ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  6. This Silhouette is one of the 25th anniversary cars Hot Wheels put out in '93. I bought a couple of each one but they were all in black and dark blue enamel. Not very "Hot Wheels". I ripped it apart many years ago and lost some of the parts for a while. Came across them last year so I thought I'd give it a nice candy paintjob and put it back together. It's "metalcast" purple [looks more fuchsia to me] over some cheap "chrome" spray.
  7. The wheels still look a bit shallow to me but definitely a huge improvement over the old Monogram '70 Magnums.
  8. Sweet riv ,, even with amber lights up front. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But, seriously, that's a great looking build. If I ever get my hands on another 1/1 '68 or '69 Riv It will definitely be a similar color.
  9. Oliver, as a former '69 Riv owner, I can say with confidence the only outward differences between the '68 and '69 are the grille and back bumper. The '69 has the backup lights as part of the main rail light assembly while the '68 has them separate, under the tail lights. '68,, '69,, The headlights are an interesting problem if you have the hood open. I found that the headlights from an AMT '64 or '65 Thunderbird are the closest I've found to how the actual Riv light assembly looks when "closed". At least as far as 1/25 model parts goes. ,,And I'll definitely be following along to watch as you chop that top and apply that subtle fade paintjob.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘
  10. Sorry, I don't. Best thing to do would be keep searching on there for it. I used to come across it every few weeks but don't remember seeing it for a month or two now.
  11. OK, so, here's the new color. I think I like this better than the first green.
  12. No worries David. I do appreciate the offer though.
  13. Oh, I wasn't looking for a trade David, just saying I had one when I was a kid and thought it was neat. ๐Ÿ‘
  14. How about one from a similar year Buick or Pontiac? They seem to be easier to come by, especially the '62 Buicks. I already have one of the Buicks and seem to see them coming up as builts and parted out quite often.
  15. Been working on the frame and stance. Here's how it's sitting now, about where I want it but the front could still go down a hair. After digging through all the engines I could find, I decided to use the small block from an old AMT '57 Chevy kit. Not exactly sold on the intake yet but I'm gonna try a cross ram 2X4 bbl setup with a set of aluminum valve covers and say it's a '69 Z-28 302. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I might try getting the engine ahead a bit too.
  16. Can-Con

    Hood scoop

    Maybe one of the fender scoops from a Superbird or Charger Daytona? Keep your Mopar all Mopar?
  17. Was that the Revell '70 you checked the bumper on, Bill? Re-reading the original post, it looks to me like he's looking for a bumper to fit an original MPC '70 annual, but I may be mistaken.
  18. I did some research last night and I see Chevy used this grille from '85 to '91.
  19. I'm not really a "Mustang Guy" but this is the kit I'm looking forward to most. ๐Ÿ‘
  20. Humm, I'd need to find a 1/16 Quadrajet and 4bbl intake. I know the wheels I have are available 3D printed , , , And I'd need a set of decals made. Maybe Ray's Model Decals could help out in that.
  21. I made it. The inside bows are just cut from sheet plastic and the cover is wide masking tape painted black.
  22. Very nice build. I remember doing this kit when it first came out in '80 or '81. It didn't seem to fit in with the other kits Monogram were coming out with at the time,, the first muscle car kits they would be doing like the Hemi Cuda, '69 GTO and '70 Chevelle SS. It may have been reissued at some point as a race car [I don't remember ever seeing one] but the first issue was definitely the same as your build.
  23. There was a guy on e-bay selling 3d printed bodies of this car. Looked pretty good.
  24. No. The Chevy kit wheels are slightly concave, the Coronet Cragar GTs are convex, like most other Cragars. The wheels in question are now in the '76 Caprice kit for the trailer, but just 2 of them. [with different backs, of coarse]
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