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echoxrayniner

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  1. You beautiful soul, Luc <3
  2. So question, were the available '69 Mustang kits just a early release ahead of the main one or was it a supremely small stock? I had to chalk off 40$ international shipping on top of the kit price so I thought hell no at the time but as of late I cant even spot a single one on eBay(or rather one that can be shipped internationally).
  3. @swede70: Anything's possible, I upscaled some stuff for the 1/20th scale AMX kit so I can always work with that scale if need be, I've never done any T/A stuff yet though as it's not really my field but I've been doing request after request of things I've never touched before so if there's something specific you'd want me to do just lemme know. Though should warn that I'm miles behind on requests so it'll be a bit of wait if you do. @charger74: I'm definitely going to now I've seen it, I purchased the '77 Pacer Wagon kit with the plans to do the wood panel decals for it, but oh man that delightfully 1970s interior has to get done too. Also I've had a bit of a Christmas break of give or take two weeks, desperately catching up on emails and orders now so I'll get it done ASAP. Also done some work during the holidays, not a whole lot, primarily El Caminos for various years. Re-did the whole '78 El Camino sheet to include interior decals and better stripes(at the very least wanted to do the tri-color set up instead of the single). Doing the '70 El Camino also opened up the doors for the '67-'76 Chevrolet Air Cleaners and a '70-'72 Chevelle sheet as well, as the El Camino basically shares what, 99% of the sticker work. Also kicked off the start of the license plate bonanza, gonna be doing more of those. 1970 Chevrolet El Camino SS: 1973 Chevrolet El Camino SS: 1976 Chevrolet El Camino SS: 1978 Chevrolet El Camino Royal Knight: 1978 Chevrolet El Camino Black Knight: 1976 US Bicentennial License Plates: I actually really enjoyed making the license plates, not to mention I kinda already do for just about every set - so if there's a state and/or province that really is desired lemme know and I'll prioritize that one.
  4. Another rip off

    Holy hells bells this explains why someone had a copy of my decals, half faded with dull colors and choppy edges as if it were lifted straight from a low resolution scan and printed by a home printer(no whites and red hue gray instead of silver), some poor soul that scored the badly made copy first thought it was actually one of mine because the placement on the paper was 99% identical. Man... I mean theres no stopping these people but you'd think they atleast give it a shred of effort hiding the origin.
  5. Revell 1968 Chevy Chevelle SS 396...........My take

    Awh man I'm so jealous - I have to either pay 40$ shipping or wait a few weeks/a month to see it appear on eBay to get it at 20 or so bucks shipping, boo for being in Europe. God I can't wait to have this and the '69 Mustang in my hands.
  6. @1972coronet: Thanks! I have considered it a few times, lord knows I've gotten most the states covered for one year or another by now, but I keep hitting the crossroads of "should I do every plate from a state across the years or should I do every plate of a year/period from X to Y", reckon I might be doing the Bicentennial Plates for certain though given I've gotten most of those done. Guess in the end it depends on which plates people want the most! And a small update before the Christmas/New Years pause rolls around, got the first of the two Denimachines finished. I haven't got a friggin' clue how well the fit is for the main flame decals but we'll find out soon enough. Now I gotta do the stitching, the main Denimachine logo and the sponsor list for the US version, here we go. On top of that, I'm buying the '72 Ranchero resin kit from Motor City Resin any day now to give myself a in on the '72-'73 Torinos for decal sheets as well as having a Ranchero kit to build cause lawdy they're a sexy bunch of cars - did do the '76 and '79 GTs. Currently also actively working on the '73 and '75 El Camino SS, the '78 Black Knight and a re-do of the '78 Royal Knight with engine decals, dash, so forth. 1977 Ford Econoline 150 "Denimachine" - Canadian Edition: 1976 Ford Ranchero GT: 1979 Ford Ranchero GT:
  7. @DoctorLarry: You mean just have the red inner stripe in yellow, sort of like this? Anything's possible! And don't mean to bankrupt ya' hah, can't help it, especially with your resin bodies in the world! @Merkur XR4Ti: I've actually got that one on my to-do list, along with the '72 Ranchero GT(both color fade and over the fender stripe versions, the colors folks can just ask for as any color is possible) - the only issue I have is matching it to the Jo-Han and/or Motor City Resin '72 Torino body. Unless I feel like chalking up 50 bucks for a NASCAR kit I'd never build just to get in the neighborhood. Anyone got one of those kits lying around they could perhaps do some side-body shots of? I'd love to do the Torino line through the seventies along with the Rancheros, already got the groundwork for the '70 GT, Cobra and King Cobra. Also I've been working on the Denimachine for the past entire two days, holy mother of God it's a ton of work. Apparently Hot Rod Mag did two versions as well, one for Canada and one for the USA which have subtle yet big differences, to name a few that are being a right pain in the rear; the stitch effect is completely different on both versions, one has rivets and one doesn't, the stitching pattern and locations are different as are the flames, the credits on the sliding door, the friggin' Denimachine logos themselves are different, so forth. So I've resorted to doing four versions of the Denimachine(and I'm swamped with work, both on this and at my actual work, plus Christmas, go figure). Both the USA and Canadian versions in their respective E150 Custom size and the AMT E150 Chateau short-frame version for both as well. I'm already hand-crafting the whole stitching effect and most the flame effects, so shortening it all for the short frame isn't too much extra work. Once those are done, it's back to the seventies muscle cars and the handful of custom requests I've had piling up due to my inability to sort and time stuff out properly. Did manage to get a few more sheets done in the past week, specifically one for the recently re-released AMT Monaco, did the Brougham and the Brougham 2-door. 1978 Dodge Monaco Brougham: 1978 Dodge Monaco Brougham 2-door/Coupe: It's 1AM, but its weekend so back to work!
  8. They helped a bit actually, the trunk spoiler stripe as well as the license plate surround was a bit of a guess on my end using a ton of pictures from for sale Can Ams as well as using some vaguely similar model kits. Also I figured I'd include both the thick outline and thin outline Can Am logos given they might be a bit hard to spot, cause why not just add both. Also both 6.6 LITRE and T/A 6.6 shaker decals, the chrome door and rear fender trim and LeMans Super Coupe emblems for completions' sake. 1977 Pontiac LeMans Can Am:
  9. Ahh, I only had some horrible pictures and that one particular Ford ad from 1981 to work with on which they all looked white, but of course - metallic silver tends to look white when reflecting light, hah - fixed it! As for the other color schemes, I just run the preview in one color, I can print 'em in just about any shade desired. On top of that, I am working on the normal version for the lack of a better term that fits the regular F150 and flareside trucks with both lengths on there at once - just awaiting the Monogram kit to get here so I can get it designed proper, always hard to work with rounded angles. Right now if you'd like! I based 'em on both the '75 Cutlass and the '73 Grand Am pictures you provided so I'm not 100% certain they fit absolutely perfectly, but I got a good feeling about it. I'm working on the '77 Can Am at the moment, down to the little stripes on the wing mirrors. Awh man... Well I've gotten enough source material plus a Ford Econoline kit to actually do the decals for the Denimachine. Decided I'd just do the white flames as a decal, I think that would be the nicest middle ground in terms of the body, otherwise folks would have to match two paints to the print. On top of the '77 Chevy G20 "Wild Cherry" van I'm doing, it'll be a whole, whole lot of work to replicate the Denimachine but I reckon it'll be a fun one to apply in the end.
  10. Man that Charger is gorgeous! Also I've finally gotten around to delving into 3D printing and resin casting spare parts/improved parts, on top of trying to re-learn friggin' 3D CAD. Between that and massive amounts of work I've been trying to squeeze out some designs - the Pontiac A-bodies are finally getting their turn. As well as something I have no idea why I've fallen in love with; the dingy, forgotten Plymouth Scamp and Dodge Ramcharger, you know - that thing based on the new Charger L-body. I've been working on getting a bed designed, as well as an elongated frame to work with... I know I could use my time in far better ways, on far better cars but I don't quite know why this thing has grabbed me the way it did. I'm doing literally every livery the thing came in as well as scratch-designing the bed. 1981 Ford Bronco Free Wheelin': 1981 Ford Bronco XLS "Lion in Winter" Prototype: 1982 Plymouth Scamp GT: 1983 Plymouth Scamp GT: 1973 Pontiac LeMans GTO(thanks to @DoctorLarry): 1973 Pontiac LeMans "Formula X" Prototype: 1973 Pontiac LeMans GT Sport Coupe:
  11. Man, I'd been printing Freewheeling decal sets one after another for folks for the '78-'79 F-150 and Bronco kits and I couldn't help but feel that I really wanted to do one myself, but couldn't cause 1/25th scale Broncos are unimaginably rare. So, in lieu of a MPC/AMT Bronco - the Revell/Monogram one will have to do and fortunately Ford gave the Freewheeling sticker-palooza one last go with the 1981 Bronco and it was just a vertical color fade instead of a horizontal one but alas, I still like it and it gave me reason to touch the horribly warped to all hell kit I had sitting under a pile of other kits for like a year and a half. I might just wire the thing up, I haven't a clue yet - just wanna get the body and the interior in order first - that being said though, the removable top had been squished in the parts baggie and even after a bunch of massaging and hot water, it only got close to sitting flush. After a brief moment of dispair, I just superglued the thing to the bed and shrugged, followed by a bunch of deep black paint. The top might be slightly positioned inwards but what the hell, at least the decals sit neatly! Now onto the front fascia and tailgate clutter like the spare tire and whatnot.
  12. Ah balls I always forget the registration stickers only go on one plate for California! Appreciated!
  13. 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?
  14. 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?
  15. 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