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Dave Darby

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About Dave Darby

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 and 1:25

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  • Location Iowa
  • Full Name Dave

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  1. Dave Darby added a post in a topic 1957 Corvette   

    Other than a few really minor details, Amy's 1996 tool 57 Corvette is top shelf. I think the headlights are a touch big and the side cover aren't 100 percent accurate. But it certainly beats the Old MPS kit and gives the Monogram kit a really good run for the money too. Especially in the chassis and engine department.


  2. Dave Darby added a post in a topic 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria.   

    I didn't do a box art build of this particular car for AMT, but it did lead me to building for them. The mid 80s box art for the 56 Ford was horrendous, so I showed them my build and they put me to work building for them for the next 6 years. You'll have to excuse the less than perfect condition of this 28 year old build. I had young kids at the time, and it did do a nose dive off the shelf at one point.



  3. Dave Darby added a post in a topic 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria.   

    Another winner from your workbench! I'm never disappointed when I open your posts.
  4. Dave Darby added a post in a topic new issue Round 2 MPC 1960 Corvette   

    Not sure where that thing about the body colored headlight bezels on the 56 came from. Not true. I believe the only difference between 56 and 57 is no Fuel Injection and and a 265 rather than a 283.
  5. Dave Darby added a post in a topic 1948 Ford Convertible Club Coupe, now with outdoor pictures (pic heavy)   

    Drop dead gorgeous. And that interior is the icing on a beautiful cake. Tell us how you did the wood grain dash and door tops.
  6. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Round 2 August 2017 Product Spotlight   

    I wish they would have restored the old recording console that sat in the bed in the earlier issues of the El Camino. It also originally came with a nice set of Fenton 5 spoked mags. Good to see it back either way.
  7. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Deuce Lo-Boy Roadster   

    Way cool.
  8. Dave Darby added a post in a topic AMT 40 Ford Coupe   

    I've been meaning to do the blue boxtop build for years. Now I'm finding myself wanting to build that one. Rock solid gorgeous! You can totally share that as a Faux-vivor on our Scale Survivors Facebook page if you like.
  9. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    MPC's 67 Stingray chassis will fit under that AMT body and interior like a glove. L-R Original 1964 issue, 65-67 annual with working springs, and the Streaker Vette/Night Stalker/Sting Ray issues from 1974-1988. (Just like the 64 minus the stock exhaust system.)
     

  10. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Tom Daniels 55 Badman Reissue Custom Gasser Build   

    Bad to the bone!
  11. Dave Darby added a post in a topic A 1925 T-bird? The Thunderbucket!   

    Heck yes!
  12. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Out of the past, 1959 - 1964   

    Gary, those builds are treasures! I don't know if you have Facebook or not but we have a group dedicated to old built models called "Scale Survivors". Your builds would definitely be a hit if you care to share them there. I love old survivors!
  13. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    See that blob of plastic on the upper right? Thats a short shot of the rear Stylizing extension to the 57 Chevy. See bottom left of second photo. If Round2 opens all the gates a bunch of people are gonna be real happy.


  14. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    They didn't mess with the tool like they did with the 57 Ford. Everything should be there shy of the 4 hole Halibrand mags for the back and the custom wheel covers.  Both easy enough to retool. This could be the best reissue of this kit in 47 years.
  15. Dave Darby added a post in a topic Round 2 has a few new kits coming!!!   

    That's what John Greczula told me during correspondence we had regarding another another kit. Apparently they changed their mind. I'm certain 95 percent of the original stylizing parts are still in the tool, so other than the custom wheel covers they could simply open all the gates for a straight reissue of the 1st Pepper Shaker. That would get me excited enough to buy several.