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echoxrayniner

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  1. Ah balls I always forget the registration stickers only go on one plate for California! Appreciated!
  2. AMT and MPC Please Put Out Significant Kits

    Holy moly this topic is something special to wade through, not gonna lie. My 2 cents, I genuinely hope one day sooner rather than later our hobby gets revamped, retooled and reinvigorated via the fast encroaching new affordable means to manhandle plastic into the shapes we like 'em to be. 'til then the billioneth re-release of X will have to do along with the occasional new tool kit from the American kit manufacturers. I'm knee deep in 3D printing and CAD myself and got high hopes for what that'll bring us when it becomes even more commercial than it already is, and all the stuff Ace Garage Guy posted honestly is nothing short of truly fascinating, amazing stuff. But seriously though, buddy, these kinds of topics... I cant tell you to stop but man, its like you enjoy getting your soap box kicked out from underneath you every single time, this is what, the 7th in like 6 months?
  3. Small update, finished a bunch of the Charger sheets for the Revell kits, left pretty much all the emblems for the similar year models on each sheet, reckon folks like having extras/spares/etc. Still gotta do the Coronet R/T and Super Bees, the Daytonas, then onwards to the L-body Chargers and finally the Fury body Chargers. In the meantime, I'm still working on the many mid-seventies GMs like the '73 LeMans GTO, '75 Laguna S3, '76 Cutlass 442 and so forth(thanks to DoctorLarry!). And also the gargantuan amount of emblems for the S-10/S-15/Jimmy series, the Dodge Ram series for the 1980s onwards and Adventurer series for the 1970s kits. And the '81 Bronco Freewheeling for the Revell/Monogram Bronco, just to finish the set and cause I love that Bronco kit. Also quick question, did they lower the side marker light on the Dodge Charger kit? I compared the stripes for the '70 and '69 and the side markers sit at a fair bit higher for some reason even though from my half-fried brain's view it looks like they sit identically high. Either way I just left the position the same from the 1970 design down to the '69, if it turns out to be wrong I'll just correct it quickly. Anyway! 1969 Dodge Charger R/T: 1969 Dodge Charger 500: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 "Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry" with extra engine call-outs(to join the Gone in 60 Seconds '71 Charger): 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 440: 1970 Dodge Charger R/T HEMI: 1970 Dodge Charger C-Stripe/Pinstripe: 1980 Ford Pinto Wagon "Squire"(tribute): Besides the one random Ford Pinto... This one's for the MOPAR lovers I suppose! Edit: Coming to think of it, I should just begin making a sheet with license plates per state - I just noticed I friggin' near got every plate and state from 1969 through 1985 covered. Reckon anyone'd be interested?
  4. Right so since I'm away from my PC for a few days during the weekend(this month's been a busy one with a lot less PC time), gives me some time to come up with more ideas(even though I'm encroaching on 400 unique sets), the Charger should be a easy one for me to pull off, though if someone has a scan of the '70 Charger sheet to well, to put it bluntly, more or less copy off - can't argue with something that's 95% correct, would just need to add a notch to it. For the Chargers/Coronets here's what I've got planned down the line; 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee 1969 Dodge Charger 500 1969 Dodge Charger R/T 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona - Keith Black(with LA Orange County Dodge Dealership logos) 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona - Keith Black(advertiser free) 1970 Dodge Charger R/T - Door Pinstripes 1970 Dodge Charger R/T - 440 & HEMI call-outs 1971 Dodge Charger R/T 1971 Dodge Charger Super Bee 1976 Dodge Charger Sport(the rare as hell Coronet/Fury-based one) 1976 Dodge Charger Sport Custom 1984 Dodge Shelby Charger 1987 Dodge Shelby Charger 1987 Dodge Shelby Charger GLHS
  5. MPC '74-'77 Pinto and '82 Mustang GT

    @von Zipper ohh beautiful, dude! I need the measurements of the side, the front and the rear(perhaps the roof too, some stripes wrap around the hatch), so if you could hold a ruler against those body parts and snap some pics that would be awesome!
  6. MPC '74-'77 Pinto and '82 Mustang GT

    I dont need the parts/bodies, I'm actually after some pictures of the body, specifically the side, front and rear(plus hood and whatnot) with a ruler alongside for measurements that I can use to accurately draft decal sheets from. I've kinda given up on finding those kits used or even new on eBay. If anyone can help me out on this that would be stellar! Might have some more requests if this works out.
  7. Some side shots of the Can Am, LeMans and Grand Am with a ruler would be legendary - would literally allow me to nail it rather than vaguely work via similarly shaped Chevy's and Olds'. Also I've got this plan in mind to 3D model the rear valance(with the tail lights), a set of front fenders and a engine bay(albeit rough) to compliment the NASCAR kit so we can at least transform the Laguna S3 into a stock vehicle without too much hand-crafty works. Got a 3D printer on hand, just need to get to doing the 3D CAD work. @Geno & @Mr mopar: Certainly can, added doing the '69 Charger R/T, 500 & Daytona to the list(along with Keith Black's Daytona) to the list so I've been doing a fair bit of tail-end wrap-around stripes. I've got the Monogram Super Bee already so the moment I get to it making that sheet won't be any trouble at all. Thanks for the idea, actually! Wish Hart's Parts wasn't literally only shipping to the US and Canada so I could also get in on making an R/T but... yeah, never gonna happen unless he goes worldwide. Also, some updates and minor updates aside: I've had a birthday weekend so I've been away for the most part, with some computer time here and there. And orders have been piling up a bit in the meantime, especially since last week. I'm awaiting my paycheck to literally be able to afford to get everything send off to print, that's how many people I've got awaiting their stuff at the moment. So if you get a message/email sometime this week asking me to pay even though I don't actually have the physical print in hand yet, I apologize - it's getting nuts and need advance payments to see all of it being printed. Anyway: 1999 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 30th Anniversary Edition: 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am: 1970 Pontiac GTO "The Judge" Rally Stripes(1970 D98 option): 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra(I worked a stupendous amount of time on this, my God): 1991 GMC Syclone Marlboro Edition(revamped):
  8. Do you perchance have some side shots of those? They'd make an excellent canvas to work from! Not to mention they literally all are subjects for like 14 sheets I'm trying to do haha
  9. 1975 Plymouth Road Runner

    Thanks man! Normally, especially with blacks and whatnot I still do use enamel paints like a dolt, if not to just go through the absolutely idiotic amount of enamel paints I got left. But on this one I used a paint can, been using 'em more often lately to save some time and they come out a hell of a lot better that way, but just happened to have this color sitting around anyway from a old Pontiac Firebird build from a while ago.
  10. 1975 Plymouth Road Runner

    Absolutely, just drop me a message!
  11. 1975 Plymouth Road Runner

    Nope, just applied 'em as they were - designed them to fit the seats and doors without much hassle. And thanks! Thanks man! I saw it built prior as white with gold stripes and I initially wanted to build it as one I spotted on Google with the same yellow and interior, just had a wide hood stripe and Plymouth call outs on the rear fenders, liked the cleaner look a bit better in the end. That and I desperately wanted to put on vector wheels, just couldn't bring myself to spend 20$ plus 23$ shipping for a Charger with the vectors in there. I realized after it all that I missed the little bits of woodgrain on the dashboard(even though I did do the panel above the gearstick) and above the glovebox, but alas those I'll just add to the sheet later on. Still though, I dunno what it is about the near random beige-to-yellow stripes on the interior but I absolutely love it. This is the decal sheet for those interested:
  12. 1975 Plymouth Road Runner

    I'd been looking for one of those old MPC '75 Road Runner kits for years and never got lucky, until I scored, of all things, a sparkly, may-as-well-be new MPC promo from the same year in this nasty metallic brown. But was happy nonetheless, curbside or not, did have to absolutely shred the entire chassis apart to be able to replace the boredom inducing standard hubcap wheels cause of course promos have arguably the best rolling wheels axle set-up of anything. Replaced the ripped asunder metal axles with some Torino GT wheels, tires and wheel backings, also used the door mirrors from the same kit to at least give the model some mirrors, even if they don't match/fit. To make up for the lack of a engine I tried to give the interior some extra love, just couldn't get the seats out from the tub but ah well, still came out rather lovely. Used my own decal sheet for the whole shebang.
  13. So thanks to Maindrian Pace the start into Bronco territory is beginning, the triple stripe is coming up next and afterwards I'm going into the 1980s generation with the one Free Wheelin' Bronco with the vertical sunset theme, as well as the XLS Bronco that was seen in the 1982 Lion in Winter Ford ad. Gotta admit, man, those F-150s were a bunch of work... The sunset one I had to mostly entirely by hand instead of a colored gradient, and the Speedway Package had a unique Ford font that was nearly impossible to mimic but I managed! Aside from that to ward off artist's block I did some random designs(while fighting the curves of Laguna S3 fenders that I basically have to scratch up from zilch cause why in the hell there isn't a stock variety of is beyond me and doing the near-impossible-to-guess-angle of Pontiac LeMans' & Can Ams) in the meantime. But the F-150 series from '78-'79 are covered at least! They're absolutely friggin' gargantuan, though - the smallest sheet is 8x16cm. I wanted to do the whole interior as well with the red covered dash bezel and the silver/red seats but I'm doing those a separate little sheet for those who really want it, it just would've become a 25$+ sheet due to sheer size alone. @Merkur XR4Ti: Thanks dude, it's been a busy... it's been nearly a year already, woof, time flies man! Anyway! 1978 Ford F-150 Free Wheelin'(Segmented stripes, posted again just to have them all together): 1979 Ford F-150 Free Wheelin'(Sunset): 1979 Ford F-150 Indy Pace Truck("Speedway Package"): 1979 Ford Bronco Free Wheelin'(Sunset): 1977 Plymouth Volare Roadrunner: 1976 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400: Woah... weird, on every license plate I made I now noticed I use atleast two of the same digits.
  14. Ahh they're still silly expensive on eBay but at least a hell of a lot more affordable than anything, or I suppose I could wait for the Cruisin' Van re-release to hit the market which should be hopefully this year still. But on the other hand, I actually might have to take you up on your offer with the Bronco, if you could run a scan of it or some pictures of the body with a ruler or something that would be absolutely beautiful! I've gotten the Super Stones F-150 in the mail today so at least I can get started on doing those sheets, just finished one of the two Free Wheelin' pick-ups(the segmented/striped one) and working on the cab-over/door wrap with the smoother sunset graphics as we speak, which isn't too difficult all-in-all and fortunately I can keep most of the color designs for the Bronco as well! Next up, the aforementioned sunset stripes, the Indy Pace Truck(along with the Indy Pace Car Mustang) and afterwards the Bronco Free Wheelin' and the triple stripe Free Wheelin' Bronco as well. 1978 Ford F-150 Free Wheelin': @Dave Toups: I could, there's a handful of International Scout II sets I'd love to do, like the Bicentennial and oh man, the Rallye especially, so I've got reasons plenty to do them and those tailgate stripes. I'd have to score a Scout II kit for it though.