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  1. Thank you. No, I wish I could take credit for that, but it was a complete accident. The satin black I was using did some funky things over the resin. Luckily, it ended up actually looking better than it would have lol
  2. Thanks for the compliments guys! Much appreciated!
  3. Great looking build! Cool to see what not done in the usual Christine style.
  4. It feels like forever since I've actually got something done, so one of my dream cars seemed like a good way to get the ball rolling again. I always wanted to build as close to a factory built LO23 Super Stock Dart as I could get, but wanted to get more comfortable with building something as a replica and not a fantasy car, especially when reference photos are so hard to come by. This one started out as the Revell Hemi Dart kit, but to make it a true LO23, the rear fenders had to be redone, front fender line scribed, master cylinder relocated and cut away from the booster, battery tray shaved with battery relocated to the trunk, rear armrests removed, block off plates for the heater and radio added, window cranks removed and replaced with seatbelt material, GTS buckets replaced with lightweight A100 seats and aluminum brackets, center hood scoop pin removed, and probably a few other inaccuracies overlooked by Revell. The stacks sitting on Fireball Modelworks awesome carbs were also drilled out and covered with screen from a paint filter to give a little more of a convincing look. Overall, a really fun project that I'm happy to finally have off the bucket list.
  5. As much as I want to hit the snooze button right now, today's the big day! For those who can make it, I hope to see you there and wish you luck! For those that can't make it, I'll be sure to snap some pictures of what's sure to be some incredible eye candy.
  6. Ok, so after getting frustrated with my paint mishap and walking away for a bit, I decided to get back at it. The body's been reprimed and painted and is just waiting for its clear coat. Don't mind my filthy paint booth, I'm kind of a slob lol. Anyway, I also started chipping away at the engine and can call it done with the exception of the air cleaner.
  7. The No Drama Underground Scale Model club based out of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be hosting our first annual model show/swap meet at the America On Wheels automotive museum in Allentown, PA on October 26, 2019. $10 gets you a fun filled day of consisting of the show itself ($1 per entry), the swap meet featuring over 40 tables from well known vendors such as Mike's Decals and Detail Masters along with other sellers, and full access to the museum for some 1:1 eye candy. The museum also has a cafeteria with great food to fuel a long day of soaking up the sights. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to respond on this thread and I'll be sure to answer you as promptly as possible. For more information, please feel free to visit our Facebook by searching Halloween Bash Model Car Show or visiting the America on Wheels website. Thank you, and hope to see you there!!!
  8. Awesome build! The work under the hood is especially nice. Those carbs look like all they need is a little squirt of gas.
  9. That's one gorgeous sled. Everything just works together perfectly.
  10. Well, tonight I learned that Plastikote T-18 is an enamel primer. The good news is, I figured that out while applying duplicolor over a Mustang I'm working on. The bad news is, both cars were primed with the T-18. I guess I should have realized that when it was sanding so easily, but having it written somewhere on the can probably would've worked a little better. At least the purple pond should take care of both overnight. Stripping enamel sure is easier than lacquer. Thanks for the very helpful labeling and instructions, Plastikote.
  11. Wow, that's a gorgeous body. Aside from the wheels and other Foose-y stuff in this kit, the convertible top was my biggest gripe, simply because it would require so much work to convert it. Does he have a website? Don't mind me, I've most likely been living under a rock, but I'm unfamiliar with his work.
  12. I think gtx is right. Mine was perfectly smooth on top, same as my 68 Hemi kit. I'm thinking someone swapped the body on you or Revell's quality control was out to lunch. Not exactly unheard of. I once got a 57 Chevy body in a 56 Del Ray kit straight from the hobby shop.
  13. You're a gentleman and a scholar, sir. Thank you. If you do manage to dig up more info, I'd definitely appreciate it. It seems like Revell got it right with the auto 440, but only mention the fenderwell headers. Good thing they included the full exhaust in the kit lol. The buckets are also in there, but the interior floor calls for the console. I'm undecided on whether or not I want to go through the trouble of fixing that. The only other inaccuracies I can see going off of the pictures is the hood trim vents are supposedly red, but appear black on the real car. The brake drums also appear to be painted red, but interestingly enough, the kit doesn't even provide brakes. The wheels just mount to the axle. I understand the real focus of racing is to go as fast as possible, but I would think being able to stop may be of some interest lol
  14. Got some gray goo laid down today. I was originally going to use a black primer, but Landy's cars appear to be a brighter silver, so gray should work good for the undercoat. I must say, it's a joy working with gray primer as opposed to my usual white. Being able to actually see how much you're putting down makes life soooo much easier lol
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