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About Rotorbolt73

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  1. A club member recently passed and I ended up with some of his un-finished build projects. one is a resin 55-57 chevy suburban body. missing parts or need parts. I'd like to finish it up in his memory so I'm gathering up the needed pieces. windshield glass being the main part. I traded my last glass off a month ago before I got it and now I need another..Just curious if anyone has an extra one from a parts kit or something useable from a gluebomb. Might need other pieces but I don't know yet. I have parts to trade but too many to list. let me know what you're looking for and I might have it. Thanks.
  2. Estes Garage

    Don't have either. closest I have is a old 1/24 Testors Lamborghini countach 5000S. Started on it 30 years ago but never finished.
  3. Estes Garage

    Hands down the BEST garage kit ever made at an affordable price. Too bad that was shut down and no more to be made..Kinda ironic R&D Unique is no longer around now. They shoulda' obtained the estes tooling instead of having it destroyed and mass produced it themselves since it was their tool patterns that were copied. I got / built one back in 2000 and have been looking for another ever since for all the stuff to put in a diorama I've been working on for years....The tools / equipment in it are better than the Fujimi kit..This was the only american made garage / tool kit that I know of and it rocked! Man, I'd be interested in yours here, but you never went into specifics here of what you wanted in return for it.
  4. Wrecked ‘70 Super Bee

    That is the most detailed Carter AFB Carbuerator I have seen in this scale. What kit is it from?
  5. Possible Trade Gone Bad?

    Man, I hate to hear this still goes on. I've been burned on a couple deals here before..Last one was the drdevil deal where a bunch of us got taken. Didn't stop me from trading but i am more cautious and mindful of who I deal with..Made some great trades recently. I always make sure we both see the pics of whats being traded with each other and get tracking numbers.. Research postings and profile of anyone you are not familiar with or never traded with before. Read the great traders list here to see what others say and always post any good trades/ deals you make for others to know about as well...If you're still not sure, then ask around with others you talk to here or have done deals with before on what they think or might know..I've found that most of us are honest on this site and are great to interact with. As with anything, there are gonna be a few bad apples but we can't let them ruin the whole bunch. What goes around comes around eventually.
  6. Just finished up a great trade with Paul Gardner / Gardnerpag44. Thank You!
  7. AMT 1965 Buick Wildcat Taillight needed.

    I just obtained my father's only surviving model car build from his childhood today. Was in my grandmother's possession for the last 48 years at least until her recent passing last week. It is an original old screw bottom AMT 1965 Buick Wildcat built in the late 60s by my father before he joined the Marines. Was my original inspiration for building model cars and after 40 years of eyeing it, I finally have it as willed to me by my grandmother. Over the decades, some of the parts have fallen off and gone missing. I would like to fill in the missing items, if possible. I know its a long shot since this kit has never been reissued in my lifetime that I know of..My father built it as the custom version. Missing one custom tailight bezel / lense for it. Considering restoring it, but just want to add back the missing pieces for now..Any condition acceptable as the model itself is quite rough looking from deterioration. Thanks for any help. Here is what the tail light looks like if you have one in your parts box.
  8. The Chevelle is done.

    Excellent work! One of my favorite Chevelle kits. I also convert them from flip nose back to stock. Most of the time I just fill in the hood with flat sheet to make it a Malibu standard hood. looks like you used a Revell 66 wagon for the donor and the Monogram 70 Chevelle for the wheels/ tires. Last one I built, I used the engine bay from a monogram 64 GTO and the front frame/suspension clip from the Lindberg 66 Chevelle to convert the front back to stock.
  9. School me on the MPC 1970 Coronet Super Bee

    I've done that. I would buy the 70 coronet bodies people would sell from the pro street issue and use the interior and chassis from the old "general lee" 69 charger kit. Fits pretty good. Kinda' like restoring it back to MPC specs. As it is in its current AMT "stock" issue, It takes some work to get the late 80's 68/69 roadrunner chassis parts to fit. Trimming the glass is a must for sure. I call it the "kitbash in a box" kit.
  10. Great Traders List

    Excellent trading with Larry Ray and Partsmarty. Thank you guys!
  11. 68 Dodge Charger back yard project

    Very nice..inspiring . I have a 70 roadrunner build that I started into a backyard project like that..need to work on it some more..Very well done.
  12. Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy

    Yep. Walmart colorplace/ homeshades primer. Thanks, I had to make those myself. No kit made today comes with these rims. luckily, I had a couple old ones in my mismatched rim parts box that I used for masters when making the mold. One of the rims I modified to make it the deep rim for the rear and the spare tires inside. But you can find these on ebay in resin as well . Thanks, Yeah, it would be nice to see a kit of it..would save a ton of work on the AMT 55 stock kit..Would make an excellent basis to build as various 55 flip nose gassers commonly seen in the 60s. It could just be a generic kit with all these same mods and features but not actually advertised or marketed as the "two lane blacktop" car itself to avoid the hassle of licencing and trademark fees and royalties to whoever owns the film or actual cars. But allow the builder to leave the body in primer without gasser decals to build it as this car..Just a plain 55 chevy sedan flip nose gasser kit. Doubt it will ever happen though. too simple of an idea..
  13. Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy

    Thanks. I did it using evergreen .030" rod. Glued to the outside edge of the wheel opening. Glue and primer just blended it in..back in the day, they used conduit tubing to flare the cut out openings on real cars..so I just sorta duplicated that in scale..
  14. Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy

    As far as I know, that bumper is from the kit. No mods to it. Straight off the parts tree I had.. Yeah, I considered it..lol.. good luck to me on that..hard to find kit. Thank you guys for the interest and comments..
  15. Two Lane Blacktop 55 Chevy

    This is my most recent build. The 55 Chevy from "Two Lane Blacktop". I've been wanting to build this one for years. Finally got around to it..It was built for my model club build off "contest". This was built from a very cut up gluebomb body that someone started to turn into a custom. I had to restore it back to stock before I could do the modifications to build it as the movie car. Took me 4 months of work to salvage what was literally junk into this. The basis was the AMT 55 Bel Air 2 dr post sedan kit. I used a lot of the optional drag parts from the AMT 55 nomad kit and the big block Chevy engine from the AMT 67 chevelle pro street kit with headers from the AMT 37 Chevy kit. I resin cast the American 200S "daisy mags" myself. As simple as it looks, it takes a lot of modifications to build this car. Enjoy.