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Everything posted by RestoModGuy

  1. Thanks! Yes, opening some grills from the backside works, this one had enough material to sand off the back and still look decent. Took 10 minutes and the result was well worth it I think
  2. Thanks! The hinges are part of the kit, they are fixed and glued to the hood and slip into a slot in the firewall. While this is not accurate, it works for me.
  3. Excellent craftsmanship. Well done, and welcome to the forum. Post more models please
  4. Just finished a long-time build of the Revell 70 Torino GT. I have to say, one of the best detailed kits I've built.Kept it mostly stock with exception of a custom Emerald Green pearlized and highly polished paint job. Lots of detail, opened the front grill center section, and spent some time on engine compartment detailing, which I actually do not enjoy doing unless I'm in a specific mood.Lowered front and rear suspension to "stance" the car better than stock and added some Aoshima custom 6-spoke wheels
  5. Wow! that's impressive! You should build one of your kits, all you really need are the Pegasus "T's" big and little's, a red and black Sharpie, you'd have a 1/25 tribute Hot Wheel. Thanks for the offer to send one out for reference, much appreciated, I'll see how far I can get with pictures I have filed from some of the Redline groups when I first started researching doing these.
  6. Mike, thanks.... I should have got the IMC VW kit since it is already front engine V8, however when I was scooping up all the kits I needed its was crazy expensive and I ended up buying the Revell kit. I'll be modifing it to have a chromed V8 up front. Think I'll do the Hot Pink color, as that is what I recall I had as a kid
  7. wow! Fantastic build, especially seeing it's 1/43... Love the 70's Indy cars the best, one of my very first contest models in the early 70's was this in 1/25. Thanks for posting, looks great!
  8. Quick build in between the big detail builds. 2015 Mustang GT. I did some mods, hand grafted and molded a unique rear spoiler, hood scoop and removed the front stock grills and replaced with PE mesh. Did the same with the two hood "vents", opened and used mesh. Mirrors are from a 2012 Mustang parts kits I have. Aluminum tubing exhaust tips too.Wheels are Aoshima I accented with some Magnisium buffing paint. I don't like the kit "painted" taillights, so I BMF over them and used a red Sharpie, I think it looks far more realistic. If you note, the biggest thing I did was fabricated a set of actual realistic headlights! Those that might know, this snaptite kit comes with silver painted plastic as headlights. Paint is Duplicolor Stellar Blue with lots of polished and buffed Duplicolor clear coats.
  9. Nice! Sharp ride and great looking build, welcome to the forum
  10. Thanks Curtis. Yes Modelhaus did not supply a chassis and the AMT 69 Cougar was recommended and fit perfectly
  11. I want to thank all for the nice comments on this 67 Cougar build. It was a fun one to do, glad you all like it
  12. Great looking Duster build, really well done detailing work Jim
  13. I've always liked the stance and look of a Cougar, one of my best friends in Highschool had a 67 light blue with Cragers and Radial TA's. While I chose a darker color blue then the actual Mercury light blue, this is Duplicolor Medium Maui Blue metallic. Wheels are Pegasus "T's"
  14. Thanks everyone for the comments. Having a lot of fun building this Sweet-16 Series. Next up will be the Python I think
  15. Sharp looking model, I like your color combo
  16. Very nice! Followed your build, you did a lot of detail work on this.
  17. Very cool! Nice work on making this appear so real. Where did you find the correct mirrors?
  18. Excellent, really sharp builds, especially the blue one
  19. Nice build! Love the 62 Vettes, yours looks great
  20. The past 2 years I've been working on all the original 1968 Sweet 16 Redline Hot Wheels cars. I have acquired all the 1/25 kits to build all of them into Hot Wheels. So far I've built 6 of the 16. This is the Custom Corvette, started with Revell 1969 427 kit, a nice detailed kit actually. Shot Duplicolor Metalcast Orange over silver base, complete with "chrome" chassis and engine compartment, and off-white interior. Wheels are Pegasus "T's" big and littles. Used a red and black Sharpie to create the Redline look. I've included a pic of each of the other tribute builds. Custom Cougar Deora Hot Heap Custom T-Bird Silhouette Custom Corvette
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