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  1. Pretty much... I bought the wheels from EBay and they’re a little nicer than the AMT ones, but I think that was the master the eBay seller made them from.
  2. Those were eBay finds.... a little Testors aluminum metallizer paint and detail with flat black. Always loved bare Rallys and was really to find them.
  3. That Firebird is awesome!!! Did you sand off the fender flares from the Revell kit?? Also, where did the Formula hood come from? The Vette is great and of course, the Cyclone is a dream! Fantastic!!
  4. We’ve had a lot of struggles the last few years, and 2019 was the worst of the bunch. We are very happy to sweep this one under the rug and move on. On the bench, however, it was a fun year. More prolific than I thought and a couple of my best builds ever as well as kits I had always wanted. I’m getting pretty close to wrapped up... there’s only a couple kits out there that I will want to build, and work will take over, but I’ll get a little in here and there. Enjoy and Happy Holidays everyone!!
  5. Kmb0319

    What do you drive?

    Feel a little lucky here... two years ago, I switched jobs and lost the company car from the old position. Needing to buy a car that would potentially be driven on long trips through a territory and budgeting myself to $5K or less, I was thinking I’d end up with some older Camry or Accord. Instead, I found this little gem a mile from my house: She had 174,000 miles in her, but was extremely well taken care of. I never followed them enough to realize Volvo offered a V8 in the S80, but MAN... this thing drives beautifully and sounds like a 70 ‘Cuda rolling down the road. This one is a 2007. I got it for $4500. I just crossed 196,000 miles, and there are no signs of stopping.
  6. She’s beautiful, Bogger.... love the color, finish, stance, and those Cragars are perfect!!!she looks mean!!
  7. Can’t wait to get this and build it myself, as this was my high school car. You did a beautiful job on it as usual, Randy!! Looks ready to hop in and cruise. Especially the quality work on the grill, tail lights and wheels... they make a huge difference to bring this one to life.
  8. Well, two years ago when this thread started, I posted my two 68s and said I was waiting on the Daytona to be re-released. Got it in January, so figured I’d post it, too.
  9. I threw together one of the Revell COPO kits... had some Infiniti Pearlcoat paint sitting around, so I just used that over the gray primer to make my own version of silver.
  10. You are correct in that carpet may not have been the best choice.... truly a sign of a complete rookie when it comes to building trucks. But, it was also dictated by the fact that I had bought a tub of red embossing powder for another recent build, and just wanted to use more of it.
  11. So, this is the first SUV/truck I’ve ever built. It will most likely be the only one, as my thing is muscle cars, but the original Broncos were always a car I liked. I bought the Baja version to get the better wheels/tires and the full rear fenders and flares, but never intended to build it as that exact version. I did a lot of research on colors, and that was a struggle. In the end, my choices are a little different, but I think they work. I also had a minor tragedy to overcome... right after I bought the kit, I set it in the work room downstairs. That night, a feeder line from our Aprilaire Humidifier got clogged, filling the area with water and soaking the box. As I had removed the outer plastic, my decal sheet was nearly destroyed. I was able to save some decals on the sheet, and others were stuck to one of the plastic bags of parts. Those came off and went onto the car, luckily. Most of the decals that I wanted for the non-Baja version were able to be spared, but I had a couple problems with the houndstooth seat inserts. The rear folded partially over itself the first time it got wet and refused to come undone. I chose to do a red/white houndstooth interior with a tan exterior. I also wanted to paint the top of the roof body color, but keep the sides white. Since I went with black wheels and fender flares, I trimmed the edge of the roof in black as well. The grill is white to match the side panels of the roof. I wired the engine as always. The last detail that I debated was the bumper color. I ended up spraying them with flat coat and leaving them silver. My other thought was to paint them black... if I change my mind later, It’s easy to change. The paint is one of those Krylon Short Cuts enamels they have at HL, and this color is called cinnamon. The only issue in my photos is that my front side windows, especially the left one dried crooked. I noticed taking the pics and corrected it later. This really is an awesome kit. Thanks for looking and I hope you like it. It was a nice change to build my first truck! Chassis: Interior: Done!
  12. This is just AMAZING work, and what a cool Jeep!
  13. Well, I also realized that the photo that shows the silver contrast on the wheels and my favorite photo of the model in general was left out accidentally. So, here... you can see the silver contrast more:
  14. Thank you!! I actually did do detail painting on the wheels... I used a little Testors silver to fill in the entire wheel other than the trim ring to make the bare Magnum 500s, which was my favorite look for those Mustangs. This is what I was going for:
  15. Kmb0319

    1970 Firebird TA

    Wow.... she looks beautiful!!! Great work!!
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