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Dave Darby

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About Dave Darby

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  • Birthday 12/11/1960

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    http://public.fotki.com/dwdarby

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  • Scale I Build
    1:24 and 1:25

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    Iowa
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    Dave

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  1. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan

    The hood trim has always been weak from the beginning on both the coupe and the sedan. It's due to the draft angle necessary for hood to eject from the mold.
  2. Lindberg 1929 T Rod Background Info

    Well since nobody has given a correct answer here, I'm going to clear the whole mess up. The only thing Model T about this kit is the name, and the box art car, which is a 23-25 T Roadster. Inside you have your basic Lindberg plagiarized copy of AMT's Ala Kart cab (29 Model A with a 27 T rear section behind the doors), Hemi engine, and wheels. It does have the stock 29 Model A radiator shell. The front axle is copied from the AMT 36 Ford, and the headers from the AMT 25 T hot rod version. The frame and rear axle are Lindberg's concoctions. Here is the original box art... And kit contents. Case closed.
  3. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan

    Thank you for the compliment. It would look even better if I could a replacement for the missing header. I have a copy of the March 2018 HRD, but I already know what Moon discs look like. I have Hot Rod Magazines going back to the 40s. And I have photographed plenty of real ones as well. The only Moon discs I can think of that are oversized and completely hide the rim are those on the old Lindberg kits. As you can see by this original issue 40 sedan, the ones that came in the kit are pretty accurate. And yes the 49 Ford comes with some side exiting exhausts, but they are out of scale and don't hook up to anything. The ones that came in the 39/40 kit have a positive mount to the engine and look cool on top of that.
  4. Bill Mitchell's Corvette Sting Ray

    Well now you just separated the men from the boys! Nice!
  5. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan

    There was a Collectors Series issue that also still had them.
  6. Just another Willys

    I'd vote for it.
  7. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan

    Well aware on both counts, but would still like them back. Especially since I have a 40 sedan that's missing one of the headers. As far as the Moon discs go, the ones in the sedan were almost identical to ones in the 25 T. They definitely don't stick out too far.
  8. '32 Vicky Cabriolet

    That is way cool. Enjoyed looking at the build photos. I like how you modified the roof from the Monogram 37 Ford convertible. Where did you get the front tires?
  9. 32 Ford Vicky - AMT

    You must not have bought the current issue then. It has everything you see in Don's photos. This is the box to look for.
  10. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan

    I'm up for a few more. I just wish they would re-tool the old chrome side exiting headers and Moon discs.
  11. Why doesn't anyone market a specific Carburetor color paint ?

    Other than Holleys and the occasional Rochester and Carter 2 barrels MOST carburetors are bare diecast. That makes them silver. Everybody has that one I'd think. I always chuckle when I see a gold painted Stromberg 97 on a model.
  12. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan

    Thanks. I wish the Revell kit would have been around back in 1992 when I built this one. Hood and grille are much nicer. But the AMTs are more fun.
  13. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan

    You could always make it a 40 Standard. The '39' hood actually has the correct 40 Standard trim.
  14. Flamed 55 Chevy Bel Air

    Looking great! What paint did you use on it?
  15. 1/25 AMT '40 Ford Sedan