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Dave Darby

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  1. Dave Darby added a post in a topic AMT '49 Ford 'Gasman"   

    Here's a dual belt setup I did almost 30 years ago. The pullies are Evergreen tubing, snd the belts are black vinyl tape cut into narrow strips, then dull coated after installation. 

  2. Dave Darby added a post in a topic AMT '49 Ford 'Gasman"   

    Actually, the half top is what's left of the Carson top. If you compare the undersides, you can the pleat engraving from the Carson top on the half roof. The original second top (besides the stock uptop) was a chopped Victoria roof. That roof, along with the fins and fender skirts seem to have bit the dust to make room for the straight axle and plastic slicks in the Showboat issue, never to return.
  3. Dave Darby added a post in a topic What's in the box! Pictures of what is included on the 57 Corvette from the Corvette Collection by MPC   

    There were two different AMT/Ertl kits. (Not counting Street Machine issues) an MPC reissue and a new tool kit with separate frame and platform style interior. Other than a slightly largish headlights and not quite correctly shaped side coves it's a super nice kit.

  4. Dave Darby added a post in a topic 66 Ford Fairlane   

    Looks really good, and Glory Hallelujah, is that a fully chromed A pillar, just like the real ones? Ertl messed that portion of the kit up (along with too low of  windshield and backlight height) so most builders have a body color A pillar. Either way, seriously nice looking build.
  5. Dave Darby added a post in a topic AMT 60 Starliner question   

    The Deluxe 2 in 1 kit has all the parts of the stock kit, with the addition of all of the parts that are in the custom kit. Other than possibly pad printed white wall tires, expanded decal sheet, and a miniature box, I don't think there are any new parts.
  6. Dave Darby added a post in a topic AMT Corvette 'Sock it to Me' ?   

    If what you want to make is a 61 Vette, you could do what I started to do about 26 years ago, and hopefully one day will finish... This is the Revell 1960 (really a 59) multi piece body Corvette with the deck from the AMT 1962 kit.

    The deck, from the AMT 62 is a great fit where the Revell piece would go. The Revell kits are very accurate bodywise, and available for a song. And as you can see, the AMT chassis and interior tub fit like a glove, if you are feeling lazy. And no, that isn't an original 62 body, I cut the trunk open. The interior tub is old though..

  7. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Revell vs. AMT 1962 Corvette comparison?   

    The AMT kit started out life as the SMP 1961 annual kit (not bad for its time) and was subsequently updated to a 1962 Corvette.  Both of these issues had an opening trunk, and stock and custom headlight options, with separate headlight bezels that were much more proportional. When the 62 Corvette was re-issued in the mid 60s, they closed the trunk, and molded the headlight bezels to the body, these new ones being wildly under-scale. Until the Modelhaus went under, you could get resin repops of the original bezels, file off the ugly molded in ones, and use the nicer resin units. Either way, the Revell kit has it all over the current AMT kit.
  8. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Lindberg Diamond Duster Wilhem's Wonder King "T"   

    Most of the XR6 bits bit the dust when AMT converted the tool to build "My Mother the Car". That said, it would be interesting to see just how much of those parts still exist of either version.
  9. Dave Darby added a post in a topic 1957 Del Rio   

    I like it a lot! What's the paint on this little sweetie?
  10. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Lindberg Diamond Duster Wilhem's Wonder King "T"   

    Not real familiar with the Diamond Duster, but I wouldn't put it past Round2 to bring that one back.
    The Wilhelm's Wonder and King T are different stories. The tools that those came from were extensively modified to create other show rod kits. (Someone else here can probably give you the list). 
    I won't say never, but it would be likely a fairly labor intensive/pricey undertaking for Round2. And yes, I'd love to see those come back, too.
  11. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Vintage Kit Review: AMT's Other 1/25th '57 Thunderbird   

    I have that baby blue one too. That would be the one I'm thinking of.
  12. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Vintage Kit Review: AMT's Other 1/25th '57 Thunderbird   

    I do have a Craftsman/Trophy Jr T-Bird that has no skirts. Apparently they did it both ways at some point. If mine pops up on me (haven't seen it in a while), I'll post pics.
  13. Dave Darby added a post in a topic AMT Junior And Craftsman Kits   

    I spoke with John Mueller back in 2013 at a car show in Maquoketa Iowa. He told me that Round2 had brought him in to go through each and every mold/tool they had. While I am not at liberty to say just what they found, I can tell you that a few things that were thought to have been lost forever are still there, and we'll probably see them at some point. So Round2 does have a pretty good handle on what they have.
    And just in case you are tempted to PM me and ask, sorry, but I can't tell you. All I can say is just keep buying what they make, and you will see some pretty cool stuff come out of the next few years.
  14. Dave Darby added a post in a topic AMT '49 Ford 'Gasman"   

    Actually, according to Collectormodel.com, the Reactor Wheels shown on the old box cover are being recreated. The kit will also come with red glass, both skinny and wide cheater slicks, a set of wide whitewall tires, and a set of Goodyear Polyglas GTs.   http://www.collectormodel.com/category/round2-models/#sthash.71pbjl4L.dpbs  I'll need a few of these for my stash!