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  1. Thanks guys! As always, very much appreciated!
  2. Here's my take on the classic AMT 40 Ford coupe. I was given this kit for a club build in which we partner up with someone, then give them a kit from your stash to do themselves. I have a Revell 40 that's going to end up as a hotrod at some point, so I figured the drag option was the way to go with this one. This tool shows its age, with it's shallow engraving and simplified design, but it was still a very enjoyable build, with most complications being caused by myself as usual. Anyway, there isn't much to say about the build that can't be seen. The vast majority of the parts are straight from the kit, with the exceptions being a couple decals, wiring and plumbing, and the scoop that comes from Revell's 55 Chevy street machine. Paint is Duplicolor Sealer (to hide the orange plastic), Duplicolor White Primer, Duplicolor Toyota silver, MM Chrysler Yellow, and Testors Star Spangled Blue. Thanks for looking!
  3. If this is really their plan, that's very unfortunate. I was on the Revell doom and gloom train, but was very pleasantly surprised to see their new lineup under the new owners. Hopefully it'll work out the same way for Moebius. The new tools of off color subjects like Hudsons and such were undeniably great contributions. Now, hopefully I can still get the replacement bodies the guy I talked to has been searching the warehouse for over a year to find lol. Those Melrose Missile and International Prostar kits weren't exactly cheap.
  4. Hahaha I just saw this yesterday on a trip to Michael's to use up some old gift cards. I showed the box to my girlfriend, who has very limited knowledge when it comes to cars, and even she spotted that in seconds. That gave me a pretty good laugh. I was going to buy it, too. Unfortunately, someone decided to steal all of the lowrider parts out of it. I could do without them, but it's the principal. Sometimes I don't really like people very much. Anyway, nice to see this one back out. Gotta love these old boats.
  5. Quick update. I got the paint polished up, some BMF applied, and the panel lines blackwashed. I'm also entertaining the idea of a 16 plug Hemi. I do love a busy engine bay...
  6. Thanks guys! Hoping to wrap this one up tonight to make our club Christmas meet this Saturday. I forgot how fast things start going together during final assembly, especially on these simple AMT kits of yesteryear. Can't wait to get the decals on there.
  7. Ok, I've been neglecting the posting in favor of building. Here's a quick mock-up of what I've got going on now. The paint was touched up and cleared, then given a good polishing. I decided to paint the firewall a polished aluminum color to give it a little pop. Foil was applied, then the panel lines blackwashed. I got the chassis put together, then put the body over it to snap a quick picture. Next up is making windows from acetate sheet, as the ones from the kit are just way too thick for my liking.
  8. Somehow I knew you would say that haha. I have a Revell 40 in the stash that'll be keeping its flathead. It almost hurt putting the Nailhead in this one, but a stock flattie doesn't make for the best drag car unfortunately. I wish I had that kit. That scoop looks really nice.
  9. So not too much to show. The paint was touched up in places, but quickly became an even bigger problem. I think I'm finally getting that squared away, though. I did manage to get the engine done. For being a big blob of plastic for the most part, it does build up into a pretty nice Nailhead with a little detailing. Here's where I'm needing suggestions. Should I go with the kit scoop (primer), or this nice Crower (chrome) I dug out of the parts box? I like the idea of keeping it Hilborn on Hilborn, but that kit scoop is pretty iffy. What do you guys think?
  10. Awesome! Thanks a lot! Very nice builds man. Love that one on the right.
  11. Got a little detail picked out on the chassis and some subassemblies painted up last night. I don't know how I missed the branding on the underside of the chassis, but by the time I noticed it, it was already painted. Hopefully the rear and suspension either hides it or at least draws attention away from it.
  12. Since I don't have enough on my plate already, I decided to go for another helping and start another project. I chose the F&F 70 Charger for this one. I honestly can't stand the movies, but who doesn't love a blown Mopar? That being said, it won't be Dom's car, but rather a "what if" straight liner. You'll see what I mean further down the road. Anyway, this is where I'm at right now. I have the body prepped and painted and waiting for clear. Since I can't get my camera to capture the color correctly, the color is Hemi Orange from Model Master with a white primer engine bay. Along with that, I have a few subassemblies primed and ready for paint. Should have an update tomorrow, or maybe even later tonight if all goes to plan.
  13. You know, that's a great idea. I'll definitely try that. While I'm thinking about it, I've noticed that you make your own foil. Do you have a tutorial anywhere on how to do that? For how expensive it is, I haven't been all that impressed with BMF lately.
  14. I was wondering if anyone knows of a plating service that will do 1/8 motorcycle parts. I'm just looking to get the forks, bars, exhaust and engine plated for a replica I'm doing for my old man. A few questions since I'm very uneducated on the process. 1.Who would be able to do it obviously lol 2. Is there an average turnaround time, or does it vary greatly? 3. Any idea on the cost? 4. How well do parts that were originally chrome have to be cleaned? From what I understand, there's a clear coat under the chrome on kit parts. Does this interfere with the process? 5. Will glue, filler, etc. hold up to the process? The exhaust has to be heavily modified. Any and all help is very greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
  15. She's got some paint! Well, kinda. The hood needs to be redone and it needs a few touch ups here and there, but overall I'm pretty happy with it, especially considering the fact it was done during a snowstorm lol. One thing I managed to overlook is how faint the side trim is. Looks like we'll be doing some freehand foil work in the near future.
  16. So after a coat of sealer and a few coats of white primer, this is where I'm at. It's looking like the orange plastic is good and buried. For the paint, I'm thinking a white bottom half, dark blue top half, and a yellow separation line to go along with the decals I want to use.
  17. That's the plan. If it doesn't work out, I'll probably go with thread. I remember trying to glue the material you're talking about and it being a nightmare lol
  18. You know, welting is just one of those details I ALWAYS seem to overlook. I just may have to give it a go on this one. I may use some thin black plastic beading string I have. I think I would want more of a rubber look. That is really looking great. Seems like I'm running into the same issues you've found. The engraving on my trunk is also terrible, but even after a few coats of sealer primer and a few coats of white primer, by luck or divine intervention, the lines are still visible. I love the engine choice you made. I'll be sticking with the kit Nailhead on mine.
  19. Thanks guys! Yeah, I'm a bit bummed that I couldn't get them to work. I had a set of painted whitewalls for the front, but they got a bit messy when I went to put the wheels in. I'd rather go blackwalls than scuffed and cracked whites any day.
  20. Man, I love this one! The body and interior colors, the steel wheels and hubcaps, it's just my kind of ride. I actually like the fact that the Molotow dulled a bit. It gives it the character of a car that was well kept and aged like a fine wine. Excellent work.
  21. Absolutely stunning. Very nice, clean build.
  22. Great builds and photography.
  23. Your builds never fail to impress. That is just gorgeous. Funny thing is, I've heard soooo many people say this isn't a very good kit, then you see a finished product like this.
  24. I'm getting ready to dig into this one as part of a club build off. There's a pretty good amount of flash, heavy mold lines, and very shallow engraving, but we'll make it work lol. First up was a bit of scribing and cutting out the hood for the blower. My plan is to paint half of the body white as well, so here's to hoping the sealer I sprayed on the parts tonight keeps that orange from showing its ugly face. Hope to have more updates tomorrow.
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