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Marc @ MPC Motorsports

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  1. My favorite paint stand is a soy sauce bottle. I use masking tape to hold the body or other larger parts. Sometimes I use poster tack to hold smaller parts. I have about ten of these in my shop.
  2. Fresh out of the paint booth... Testors Model Master lacquer Wimbledon White with a twist...two coats of Tamiya TS-65 Pearl Clear then three coats of Tamiya TS-13 Clear. You can't see the pearl in the pic but it is there. Just to be a little different. Wimbledon White is the perfect period color for a 1964-era Ford and the pearl brings it to the modern era. I sprayed the white over the weekend, then wetsanded it smooth and applied the clear tonight. Enjoy!
  3. Not to mention that a household clothes dryer runs on 220 volts.
  4. Nice! My Jr High Spanish teacher/tennis coach had an orange buggy much like your Manx. Brings back memories.
  5. Sometimes the "purple stuff" will remove the clear undercoat, sometimes it doesn't. I use Chameleon paint stripper to get the tuff stuff.
  6. Lots of four-color, high end printing is being done in China these days, which would explain the box.
  7. I test fit the headers from the Revell Deuce kit and they would not clear the frame. Plan B is the 5.0 shorty headers found in the AMT ex-MPC 1988 Mustang GT kit. I drilled the headers and heads and used beading wire to "pin" them.
  8. I'll be using the original AMT engine block with upgrade parts (heads, valve covers, EFI, etc) from the Revell 1932 Ford five window coupe kit. I've filled the axle hole in the block and added the missing freeze plug detail. The wheels were purchased on Ebay (diecast I think) with the fronts narrowed and fitted with Revell tuner tires. I'm looking forward to comparing and contrasting the original with the various Trumpeter builds that will be going on here. Enjoy!!!
  9. It's all your fault...talking about the Trumpeter Falcon kit. I had to get my AMT 1964 Falcon builder out of storage and go to work. Three years ago, I got this on Ebay. Missing a front bumper but otherwise complete. I deconstructed and stripped the paint soon after and was left with this. Since last Thursday, April 21, I've shaved the emblems and scribed panel lines. The hood is from that resin caster formerly known as A/FX. I filled and shaved the firewall and front screw posts on the radiator support. I removed the molded-in single exhaust from the chassis as well as the verbal descriptions of the Falcon's features for 1964. An AMT 1969 Torino Cobra kit will give up its exhaust system. More to come...
  10. Paul, I have the second one on your list (no tank quiet). I've had it for four years with no problems. Most all compressors have the same warranties these days and Bearair, TCP Global and others sell virtually the same compressors. When I bought mine at Harbor Freight, I paid and additional $20 for a two year free replacement warranty that I did not have to use. Buy it with confidence.
  11. Gregg, Looks like you borrowed a page from the MPC Motorsports playbook. I love it! If I didn't have the annual, I'd go for it and still might pick one up someday at the right price.
  12. Mike, The Duplicolor is ENGINE paint and non-metallic. The Hemi Orange body color that Dodge used is a metallic paint and not correct for engines. Marc
  13. Thanks to Ebay I have my '64 builder waiting in the wings... I paid $32 for this three years ago. Complete but missing the front bumper. Modelhaus to the rescue. Perhaps I should bring this one to the bench...
  14. This has been discussed ad nauseum here. Just ignore the date on the magazine and be satisfied that we are getting new issues on a regular basis these days. I got it in April, so it must be the April issue and the publishers screwed up!
  15. Sounds a little light to me. I would want at least double that for a small booth.
  16. Perhaps it's time for you to give up the moderator position and find a real job. And no, I don't want that thankless job either.
  17. Harry, instead of making a public display of our friend, Steve, why didn't you just move the thread to the correct section and be done with it? None of us are perfect...
  18. Is the "Big Kahuna" going to make it to Kansas City this year?
  19. You should be able to spray primer right over it, but I would do a spoon test just to be sure.
  20. Not Steve, but Duplicolor makes a white primer as well.
  21. This picture should help you out. This is a Revell Z06 engine mated to the tranny from an AMT 1965 El Camino. Start by gluing the engine halves of both motors together. Then, using a razor saw, carefully separate the engine blocks from the bellhousing on both. Finally, glue the ZR1 block to the bellhousing from the Chevelle. You will have to modify the oil pan on the ZR1 to fit the Chevelle chassis. Don't worry about accuracy, it is a model so feel free to take liberties here. Let me know if you have any other questions.
  22. Your best bet and easiest way out would be to mate the Corvette engine to the Chevelle transmission and bellhousing. Anything less means major mods/scratchbuilding to the El Camino's structure.
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