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  1. Here are the mounted guns that I didn't use on the build but painted anyway,
  2. This is a build that was supposed to be a "slump buster" build, but like all builds for me it took a little longer than expected. It took me hours to find the bumper markings I wanted and rather than delay the build even longer by trying to come up with decals for the bumper markings I hand painted them with a toothpick. All paint (except for the rear lights) is craft acrylic, I mixed the paint by eye. It has washes of craft paint and then sidewalk chalk and make-up for weathering. The unit numbers on the bumper are from a picture I found of a Jeep belonging to the 326th Airborne Medical Company which supported the 101st Airborne Division. Of course my Jeep doesn't have the litter racks that the 326th used.
  3. Heller Massey Ferguson 2680

    I'll have to put this on my must get list alongside the Porsche Junior kit!
  4. News of Revell molding preparing in US

    I think Revell tooled too many new automotive kits too fast and we see what happened to them. AMT, on the other hand, is bringing back some old tooling and they are doing fine. I love what Revell was putting out in the way of new tooling and supported them as much as possible and will continue to do so. But the car end of our hobby seems to be going towards collecting old out of production kits so repops are selling like hot cakes to guys who want to build a subject but can't bring themselves to build a vintage kit. As far as the 80's & 90's NASCAR kits go, I'm not sure why there are so many on the market, I have bought and built them all since they were new releases. In fact, I'm getting ready to buy a few Lumina and Grand Prix kits. But I do remember buying all I could afford of the AMT NASCAR kits at Big Lots in the mid to late 90's for dirt cheap, like buying 3 kits for the MSRP of 1. I bought more than I could ever build or part out. I still use bodies from those kits as paint and weathering test beds. As far as Revell/Monogram NASCAR kits I've built most of them out of the box and many more were built to replicate local racers. I've built kits of drivers that I don't even like. My most recent kit purchase was the Danica Patrick Aspen Dental car. Unless I get a free set of Harvick or Bowyer decals for it I'll build it box stock.
  5. Autoquiz 390 - Finished

    I believe I got this, I never did find the original picture though.
  6. Autoquiz 389 - Finished

    I spent wayyyy to much time trying to find this, thing.
  7. News of Revell molding preparing in US

    If you look through the tabs in the "about us" section the tab for "The future of modeling" talks about new releases coming in 2012...
  8. 2019 GMC Sierra ( UGLY Truck)

    And "styling based on" has no inherent link with "cloned".
  9. 2019 GMC Sierra ( UGLY Truck)

    Like I said Ford already did it and moved on. Here is the 2012 Super Duty.
  10. Ford Thunderbird SC

    I forgot all about the stock Thunderbird SC kits. I will be following to see how it comes together. I always passed on these when they were new, I was more interested in the NASCAR versions at the time, but I may have to track one of these down.
  11. Ford Thunderbird SC

    The Yamaha engine was the one used in the Taurus SHO it was a DOHC 60* V6, it wasn't used in the SC. The SC used the Canadian produced 3.8l "Essex", 90* V6 pushrod engine. Super Charged Super Coupe Super Chicken This was the car of many names. But I don't think Mustang buyers of the time were worried about the 5 to 20 hp difference.
  12. 2019 GMC Sierra ( UGLY Truck)

    When I look at that 2019 GMC All I see is styling based on the Ford Super Duty. Not much catch up needed in my opinion since Ford nailed it when they started doing it in what, 2010 for Super Duty and 08 for the F-150? Besides the Super Duty is 3 times the truck that any competing model Chevy or GMC is. The GM offerings are still too optioned, from a cowboy cadillac to somewhat of a medium duty truck, GM 2500 still runs the gambit from being light duty incapable of hauling 1/2 a ton through to a heavy duty with the same capacity of a 3500 SRW. I abandoned GM because there were just too many options for suspension and brakes. To buy a GM 2500 truck off the lot and get anything close to the useful capacity of an F-250 Super Duty is too much of a chore. The Super Duty is the same no matter what creature comforts you want. Sorry but Ram 2500 and Fords F-250 Super Duty line are the only Real trucks in their class. Gm does fine with the 3500, but even then I would choose a Ram or Super Duty for long term quality.
  13. The reason they call for body color is that from the factory these Mopars had some amount of body color overspray on the underside. Quality Pro Street cars were as nice on the underside as the top side. I remember the welded joints on pro street roll bars/cages being "smoothed" in quite a few examples. I also remember many having aluminum floors and interior panels. They also were built in many different ways. Some had all stock floor/chassis components from the tubs forward, some were complete fabricated floors/chassis and others were built just like a pro stock as far as floors/chassis/cage. These days 12" tires on an otherwise stock vehicle get called a Pro Street. Just don't be afraid of color, I know a lot of restorations on 1:1 cars have the underside painted body color. Some cars came from the factory with body color floors, My 80 Olds Cutlass has body color floors, my 02 F-250 Super Duty has body color floors, both came that way from the factory and neither was undercoated.
  14. Wal-Mart model car boxes

    69 Hurst Olds, not sure if the 69 442 version was ever offered in pre painted form.
  15. Chrome and stainless trim. I miss the exuberant use of chrome and stainless. I understand why cars are what they are today, I love the safety, reliability and performance of modern cars but I really miss the styling and character of the older cars. My Favorite cars are the 78-88 GM A/G Body. Growing up at the time those cars were OUR "muscle cars" we had no emissions testing in our area and we did whatever we wanted with them for engines. My all-time favorite is a 1980 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, the Cutlass also happened to be the top selling car for 1980 selling 484,994 units.