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  1. 66 GT350H- Ivy Green

    I have not yet.... haven’t given up hope, though.
  2. 69 Camaro RS SS396

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!
  3. 2018 - Just a Trans Am

    Just jaw dropping as usual.., amazing work!
  4. 2018 was a STRANGE year. Two jobs, tons of stress and family issues, some major changes, and a big two-week trip in the middle of it all. Things are stabilized as we go into 2019, and I’m happy to put this past year in the books. I didn’t think I’d do a year retrospective album... with all that was going on and launching into a big new job in October, I couldn’t really remember doing much this past year. But, I looked at my shelf today and lo and behold, I built a lot more than I thought I did. And two of them... my 69 Camaro Convertible and my year-long project to make something realistic out of the MPC 72 GTO are some of my best work. Those have a place of honor in my collection. This will also be my last year of this number of builds. I won’t have as much time, so I’ll focus on building fewer kits with more details. Anyway, Happy Holidays everyone and here’s to 2019!
  5. 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1

    Amazing work, Bogger!!!! This gets a place of honor on the shelf next to that Daytona. Like someone else mentioned, one of the best Mustang models I’ve ever seen.
  6. 69 Plain Jane Camaro

    I’ve certainly got a thing for 1st generation Camaros. I first built 2 of the Revell 67s, then an AMT 68, a Revell 69 COPO, and now I’ve completed one of a dual 69 project, which consists of a 69 Convertible and a 69 SS 396 coupe with a vinyl top. When I built the convertible, I was struck by thec decal sheet, with Z28 stripes, SS hockey stripes and even the D96 fender stripes, each in 2 mocolors. (Side note: since this sheet exists, WHY can’t Revell just drop it in all versions of the kit??) Anyway, the decal sheet inspired another build. I decided I wanted a plain 69 Camaro with the D96 stripes. I bought the age-old 69 Z28 RS, with the metallic blue box art. Of all of the versions Revell has put out, this one is the worst. The parts are all the same, but this one has a terrible decal sheet. It doesn’t even have gauge decals, and it’s the only one I’ve ever seen without those. No underhood decals either... Z28 stripes and license plates are it. I didn’t have parts to do anything with the engine, so the 302 cross-ram is in there, but everything else is garden variety standard Camaro. I wired the engine and used big and little Goodyear Polyglas GTs, as the rear was droopy and needed larger tires in back to level it off. The paint is Duplicolor Inferno Red. Hope you like and Happy Holidays everyone! Engine... my 302 sitting next to the 396 for my SS coupe: Interior: Done: I realized on the photos I’d forgotten to paint the amber and red into the side marker lights and do the emblems with my chrome pen... I fixed it after I took them. Thanks for looking.
  7. Rumoured future Revell issues..

    Sorry guys, I’m a little lost here. Both the 68 Charger and the 70 Mach 1 are not new... the Mach 1 is a few years older and mostly out of stock everywhere, but up until 6 months ago or so, I was still seeing a couple of them at my local hobby shop. The 68 Charger has been out for 8 years and I still see it everywhere.. heck, there’s a whole row of them at Hobby Lobby down the street. Both good kits, but not new in any way. It was the 69 Charger that had the vinyl top molded in, btw... not the 68. Pics of the kits: Anyway, nice kits... I’ve built the 68 Charger 3 times, but these aren’t big news releases or anything.
  8. 69 Mustang Mach 1

    Beautiful work and a gorgeous color... GREAT job!!!
  9. AMT 69 GTX

    I know!!! But the ones up front are standard depth and the ones in the rear are actually Kelsey Hayes NASCAR wheels. I couldn’t put the deep ones up front and the shallow ones in back.
  10. AMT 69 GTX

    I built the AMT 68 Road Runner a couple years ago.... it wasn’t my best work, and it was an awful kit. The chassis just fell out of the body when you picked it up, the usual old casting problems were all there, lack of detail, and everyone who has built it knows about the terrible taillights. It was the kit that was stuck at the back of the shelf where no one would see it, and the chassis fell out of the body and broke when we moved to St. Louis two years ago. I tossed it in the garbage and didn’t think twice. Well, since Round 2 re-released the 69 GTX, I figured maybe it could replace the RR and put that generation of MOPAR back on my shelf, as I always liked them. This is a weird kit... lots of drag parts, including a short rear axle and big wheel backs to hold some serious slicks, but no extra tires... only the pad printed redlines. They have all the Dirty Donny decals and extra logos, but don’t have basics like dash gauges. There’s both a Hemi with both cross-ram and normal dual quad setups, and a 440 with either 4-barrel or six pack options, but the intake manifold for the 4-barrel is way to small to cover the top of the block, rendering it useless. When I used the kit air cleaner as instructed, it was too tall to put the hood on, so I found another six-pack air cleaner in the parts bin. I will say most everything else fit together well, and while extremely similar, came together much better than the Road Runner. Lots of flashing to deal with, but that’s par for the course with these reissues. I was going to paint it frost green, as I’m going to purchase that paint for my 69 Camaro SS, but I’m starting a new job and it might be a month or so before I can afford to go purchase paint for a build... wanting to get this done, I went another direction. Having already done the interior in dark green, I chose a Duplicolor gunmetal that I had lying around, as that seemed like a possible combination. I liked the red pinstripe trim and hood vents in the reference pictures I saw, so I added that to my build as well. Wired the engine, added a couple vacuum hoses, and used some parts box wheels and tires. It’s still not the greatest kit, but I’m happy with the results and glad to have this generation B-body on the shelf. Hope you like it and thanks for looking. Engine before final accessories and installation: Interior: My replacement air cleaner: And all finished:
  11. 68 Firebird 400 (updated 10/20/2018)

    Great job so far... love that color!! I’m very interested in this kit... want to grab one instead of the Foose version. Howare the Pontiac rally wheels in this kit and what tires does it come with?
  12. 66 GTO plus a couple redos

    Haven’t been able to do much lately... life got crazy on me... but I finished a project the other day, and while finishing it, got a chance to improve a couple old builds. I got the reissue of the Revell 66 GTO, and shortly thereafter, picked up the reissue of the AMT 69 GTX. I’m just starting on the GTX, but it ended up lending its pad printed Redline tires to the GTO. I had trouble coming up with a color for my Goat, figuring out an interior before an exterior color. I painted my interior ivory instead of white, then used an automotive pearl coat over it to give a little vinyl metallic sheen. I decided to go with a black exterior at first, but strangely, my Duplicolor black finish came out far more uneven than usual. I polished it out and thought it was good to go, but then my clear bubbled and curdled, so I had to strip it. In the stripping process, my primer refused to give way, leaving me to scrape the remnants off, and in the process, I gouged the right side of the body pretty badly. Black would have shown the damage too clearly, so I needed a different color. I ended up using my Mercedes B300 blue, as it was in the neighborhood of Charcoal Blue, a 66 GTO color. i used the stock wheels and the GTX’s redlines. I wired the engine, but the body issues kept me from going all out on details. Also, my rear wheels aren’t level, the interior wouldn’t fit into the body properly, the front bumper wouldn’t line up... lots of issues I didn’t expect from this kit. In the end, it’s NOT my best, but it’s on the shelf. While finishing the GTO, I pulled one of my two 70 Monte Carlos out and decided to repaint it. I painted it with Testors Root Beer, and used Monogram 1/24 skinny muscle car tires that the kit wheels could actually fully fit into. Finally, I redid my Revell 67 Chevelle for the third time. It started out gray with a red interior. Then I repainted the body silver with a black vinyl top. I changed wheels and tires 5 or 6 times, but I just wasn’t happy with it. This time, I tried Tahoe Turquoise with a two tone cream/tan interior. The other big key was using the tires from the 70 Monte Carlo along with the unpainted Chevy Rally wheels from the AMT 69 Chevelle, which I painted black. I’m finally happy with this build! Anyway, here’s the group... hope you like them and thanks for looking! GTO MC Chevelle
  13. Revell 1968 Chevelle

    A couple thoughts... 1. I’m EXCITED about this kit... I have been lamenting the lack of a good Chevelle kit of this era. The AMT 69 is awful and the old Monogram 70 is mostly unavailable, 1/24 scale and simplistic as those old kits were. I’d LOVE if they could use some of this tooling to someday give us a good 71-72 SS 454, but this is a fantastic start! I’m already thinking about colors/plan for my first one. 2. Does it say on the FB preview or the preorder how many pieces this is? The body and interior look fantastic, but the engine compartment seems sparse. The special edition kits are high piece count, so I was wondering. 3. If they don’t make that version, some styrene could be used to make a post coupe. I see either a 2nd of these or the 69 when it comes out being kit-bashed with a COPO Camaro kit... use the 427 and the dog dish caps on the Chevelle.
  14. 1970 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler

    Man, that’s a sweet looking ride! Outstanding work with the conversion.