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MG Brown

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  1. I read in another forum that Fred had passed away unexpectedly. I hope there is some sort of error as I saw him at a car show in the late summer-fall of 2019. Can anyone conform or deny this news?????
  2. I want to shout out a “thank you” to HPIGUY also for his product review and how to videos. I find them to be very helpful.
  3. I read on facebook that January 25, 2019 is "Model Car Day". Are you doing anything to commemorate the day?
  4. I am at the start of converting the Vanishing Point Challenger kit to the "Spy Guy Car" Special Agent Edition from the FX TV series "Archer". I am going to try and get as many of the "spy" accessories in the build as I can. Although the car has 440+6 emblems, it appears to have a 8bbl Hemi under the hood. Not sure what engine I will put in it. Thoughts?
  5. First shots of the Monte Carlo from Salvino's JR Models Facebook Page. They say there are some more details to be worked out before production. This is all I know- contact them directly if you have questions. Thank You.
  6. I loved the IMC GT Prototype-Sports and Indy kits "back in the day" and now. True, the instructions were lacking and assembly took patience, but the result could be spectacular.
  7. Thank you very much for this most appreciated information.
  8. Please forgive me if these are dumb questions- but I have done some web searching and come up without an answer. Since the carbs are so exposed on these engines, I am thinking that using an aftermarket resin cast carb like the ones from Fireball Modelworks might dress up the engine bay- but what carb to use? If building the "match racer" injected version of the Comet, what intake manifold would work best? I'm assuming that the aluminum stacks from the AMT parts pack would look good. Thanks in advance for any information that you can provide.
  9. I got an e-mail notice today that my pre-order of this kit had shipped.
  10. I just took out the interior (carefully) and removed the SCMODS unit on the transmission tunnel (I'm reasonably sure the Bluesmobile was not so equipped). I then sprayed Tamiya 'Smoke" to tone things down. We'll see how it looks after drying overnight.
  11. Is there anything that I missed in my list above that hasn't been discussed in this thread?
  12. I realize that I am late to the discussion- but I just got my Greenlight Bluesmobile diecast today. There's quite a bit that can be done to make it more realistic... but the thing that jumped out at me immediately were the WAY undersized license plates. This will not do I said to myself. So I found a company that sells 1:1 reproductions of the license plates used on the Bluesmobile and captured a high res pic from their website. I pasted the photo into a document, resized it to .25" H by .50" L and printed it out on my Canon color laser printer on heavy stock light gray paper (photo paper might be better but I wanted to go for a weathered look). I carefully cut out the images with a sharp scissor, being sure to round off the corners. I attached them to the scale Bluesmobile's bumpers (the rear plate attached with a slight off center look- as seen in the "I Hate Illinois Nazis" scene) with clear contact cement and here is the result: I think that looks better and I hope that you do too. Next mods: - Detail the backup lights (very obvious in several scenes). - Handles in the interior for the spotlight. - Possible weathering and 'junk' in the interior such as sunglasses, pack of cigarettes, 8-track player with "The Best of Sam and Dave" tape, etc. (if I can get to it) - Interior rear view mirror (again; obvious in some scenes) - Replacing the rear window. Yes I know at one point in the movie the car has the rear window shot out- just my preference. - Rust near the passenger side front door handle.
  13. Yes that is correct- anyone know why it's on the chrome tree???
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