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Nells250

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  1. I don't know much about McLarens, so I looked for a 1:1 pic of your build:
  2. Oooooooooh... that looks niiiiiice... gonna have to sell off a few more kits to afford one, though! ?
  3. Thought of this thread once again: https://larzanderson.org/museumevents/communityhistory/ (Jan 30th event) ?
  4. Gotchya! Gave me an excuse to look through my photo-files, though... sometimes I forget what is in them! :-) Good luck with the build.
  5. oh HEY I found one more for you... still a coupe, though...
  6. Arg... so now Panteras are being hacked up for customs? (sigh)... Can you use any of these photos? I thought I had more engine bay shots... must remember that come car-show season! ?
  7. Those are nice BUT I would know they aren't right... I am too picky for my own good ? They also look too wide for my needs.
  8. I got $85.00 for mine (along with a small sheet of etch) on Ebay, so YES you got a deal! MIKE999 - have you ever built one of those MPC Dodge's? I did years ago and you may want to see if more correct wheels are still available via aftermarket. The kit ones are silly-deep.
  9. KEY WORD: "should" ? Just kidding!
  10. I haven't opened it yet. Did just read that the Revell Germany version supposedly has better decals and instruction sheet (ooooops). Since I haven't built in a while I don't feel like trying that paint scheme, so I am thinking THIS ONE: ... but again, the price of these decal sheets is NUTS!!
  11. Now I realize I want to get aftermarket decals... and they cost as much as the model kit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. I wish I had taken more photos of it so I could share, but you look like you know EXACTLY what you are doing! ?
  13. Body-paint... the part I hate the most... seems SOMETHING always has to go wrong... ? At least you are sticking with it and not yelling and throwing the whole project in the trash!
  14. I was indeed thinking of casting them (see other threads), but the cost of buying fresh materials, and hoping they came out better than my casting attempts many moons ago, have me in a quandary... The only thing I have right now off the top of my head that I'd like to pass on is a part-built Tamiya Morgan I didn't even know I had started. It could use a new home...
  15. Reminds me of the Cord at the Collings Foundation here in MA... same but different! ?
  16. Rustoleum has caused issues for my boyfriend through the years, and that's on REAL auto parts! ? It supposedly doesn't play well with other paints, either under or over itself. The "oleum" in the name is interesting:
  17. This is probably a pipe-dream, especially on a forum with so few older European cars around, but I need a set of wheels/tires from the 1/24 Lotus Elan kits made by Gunze Sangyo. Seeing as the unbuilt kits go for decent money, I am hoping someone may have a glue-bomb from the past or something. The only other option I know of so far is a diecast made by Welly that doesn't seem cost-effective for me to track down right now. Also can't find any aftermarket options. I emailed a Lotus specialist, and he said that he doesn't know of those wheels being used on any other vehicle, which narrows down my choices even more! Oh, and I am on a VERY short budget... alas... (sigh)... Jonelle
  18. I love the roof! Does that come with the kit or did you make it yourself? Oh, and does that model measure like 2" long? ?
  19. WHAT IRKED ME TODAY: driving to & from a particular Boston hospital... dropped off, later picked up my boyfriend in there. I decided to reset his odometer (that's right, I told him I was using HIS gas this time) and from the house to the hospital, 7.1 miles. Picking him up (while illegally parked) took less than 5 minutes. Then 7.1 miles back home. Took us a hair over an hour to go 14 miles. The REALLY slow traffic was juuuuuust kicking in about 2 miles from home, at a whopping 3:15PM.............. ... if I was good at math I would average my MPH out... and other than the very end it was a "quick" drive. SIDE NOTE: about 1/4 of that ride is the same as going to/from our mechanic, and that ride has taken us 90 minutes... to go LESS than 7.1 miles... MORAL OF THE STORY: if you are thinking of moving to the Boston area for work or school, you better have a LOT of patience because every year traffic gets worse and worse... oh, and so do the drivers...
  20. Sold a few kits to fund purchase of the Revell Ford GT and Tamiya Ford GT... also picked up this little guy for possible future project... haven't built in a long time, so we shall see...
  21. Hmmmmm....... Maybe I should just pay Casey to do it for me! ?
  22. If I go through with it, it would be making a set of wheels, possibly with tires on them... So I may have to make two mold halves, with channels to pour in resin. Not totally sure yet. I tried it a long time ago with very mixed results, though I was using clear resin and I think that was a mistake. I also remember only making a one-side mold for some items. Here are two photos from 2002:
  23. REAR DIFF = OOOOPSIE! ? Amazing patience with the doors
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