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echoxrayniner

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About echoxrayniner

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  • Birthday 10/19/1991

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    https://rayskits.com/

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    NJ Taylor

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  1. I'm actually working up to the '79 Mustang Pace Car as we speak, slowly climbing the years(at '72-'73 now) - and will do the '69 Mach 1, '69 TASCA Boss 429 and the '70 Mach 1 Twister Special when I either find the old '70 Mustang I built ages ago or the '69 Boss 302 ever shows up again on eBay for less than 45 bucks. Totally focused on just the design work for a few months, so I'm gonna get those hundreds of ideas I still got sitting around actually done at some point hah! Also about the Firestone Super Stones Van, y'all reckon it'd be better to do just the flames in white up to the end of the sliding door so the rest of the van can be done via painting? Might still be a hassle on the paint front but with some acrylic paint I reckon there's hardly any color bleed(always a bit of a issue with dark tints under white decals) if one were to brush over the larger white sections of the flames. Also, a bunch of new designs; mostly Mustangs and some obscure as hell versions like the Shelby Europa and Shelby GT-351 which is I believe a single year Mexican edition. Also a handful of Vegas(still doing the '74 GT, and I might do the '71-'72 GT, Yenko and such as well), plus some GMC Sprints. Oh and I revamped the '74 Ventura GTO for Kevin of Missing Link Resin as he's done this absolutely beautiful Ventura GTO kit, deserved a much better design than the one I previously done. 1974 Pontiac Ventura GTO(in all 3 color version pre-designed): 1969-1978 Chevrolet/GMC Air Cleaner Decals: 1974 Chevrolet Vega Spirit of America: 1975 Chevrolet Vega Cosworth Twin-Cam: 1977 Chevrolet Vega GT: 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 351: 1971 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Prototype: 1971 Ford Mustang Shelby Europa GT350/GT500(T-5 Export): 1972 Ford Mustang Shelby de Mexico GT-351: 1971 GMC Sprint SP: 1973 GMC Sprint SP:
  2. Oh I will, absolutely! Been wanting them to release a sweptside kit so I could do some proper 1/25th scale sets other than the Li'l Red and Midnite Express sets(and the Warlock and Warlock II I still have to whip up). So far I've got plans to do the '78 Power Wagon Macho with the twin dark yellow stripes, the regular D-100 that emulates the bottom chrome-black-chrome strip running along the bottom quarter and I wanna extend on the dash designs with the silver one and adding the set of Volts & Vacuum dials that replaces the clock on some trim. Just to cover the bases! And if anyone has any other ideas, by all means. Hell, with enough free time I reckon I could even do that Top Hand Truck version.
  3. Revell 68 Chevelle availability

    Model_Hobbies, used them before and should've known better this time. The cheap shipping option means its just packaged in a box, no protection, no care, but I suppose its okay cause its cheap.
  4. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    Any word on the AMT '77 Pinto re-release? Haven't seen a thing on it anymore for a while, weirdly into having one of those again even if its not the MPC one.
  5. Revell 68 Chevelle availability

    Hah you're definitely not wrong! I reckon one of the two is easy to fix, the other is properly smooshed down - reminds me of those stacked wrecks at a salvage yard. I snapped a handful of pics to try and sway the eBay seller to atleast refund me with, no dice so far though. Brute force and heat, here we go!
  6. Revell 68 Chevelle availability

    Fortunately I'm over in the EU so I tried them, see if I could replace the two absolutely demolished bodies, buuuut again no dice - the customer service rep said they have no spare bodies to offer. Plus the store I bought 'em from over on eBay apparently gives no ****s about replacements/refunds(not to mention, the idiots packed the two Revell boxes on top of eachother in a tight box with no filling and the box got beat senseless) sooo I'm waiting out the clock to file a claim. Though I suppose I could always just heat up the plastic and try a little bit of counter warping and try to salvage one, at least I can still use the engines and whatnot for other stuff!
  7. Revell 68 Chevelle availability

    I managed to score two of the RoG kits but man... sadness ahead.
  8. '78 Chevrolet El Camino Royal Knight

    I could, I reckon a MPC '86 El Camino makes for a reasonable template to size them down to get 'em looking accurate. And thanks y'all!
  9. '78 Chevrolet El Camino Royal Knight

    I've had this one finished for a while, just collecting dust again despite it all as I'm off on a short holiday taking a break from it all. I once saw one of those magazine ads for the El Camino Royal Knight from like, 1979 I think, in this gloriously dark metallic red with the bright red stripe treatment. Even though it was a '79, I took the next best available choice; the Revell/Monogram '78 El Camino, which I wanna say for the money is easily the best one to work with. I'd like a MPC one but yeah, too expensive and I hate chrome plated headlights. The only thing I royally ****ed up on was forgetting about the notch in the stripe design right after the doors when I designed the decal sheet, but ah well... The rest of it came through pretty well, even though the hood won't shut properly, the engine bay is barren and the interior is four slabs of flat-ness with over sized seats. Love me some Elcy's, I still got a '74 lying around to work on next. And the decal design for those interested(changed out the GT Radials for some General Grabber HPs, liked 'em more):
  10. 1983 Volkswagen Caddy Mk1

    Reckon this is my first transkit that I actually finished, saying that glancing back at the pile of dusty resin bodies I've yet to even clean. But by God that Revell kit is a neat little one to work with, complex as all hell yet easy and fun to put together. Had to do a fair bit of guess work with the chassis, interior and even the exhaust piping to fit the Caddy(or Rabbit Pickup for the Americans) body, but even so it was easy-peasy. Felt like it was a Revell production of its own, that's how detailed and well put together the C1 Models transkit is. The only problem I encountered with the whole thing were the tail lights being slightly too large, cut them down like six times and they still hardly fit - to the point that I forgot to reapply the chrome backing again, making them look all smudgy and stuff. Used the quad light GTI grille, which is one of those things folks love to do in real life - swap out the single unit grille for the dual unit one, slap on a GTI emblem just for funsies and wham, twice as attractive. One weird little detail, the Dutch plates that come with the kit aren't actually right, go figure. We stopped using those blue ones for new cars back in like 1978, but ah well. Gonna buy me another one in the near future, whip up that awesomely weird VW Rabbit Pickup "Sports Truck".
  11. '81 Dodge Omni "Mahogany Rush"

    Man, that Omni came out to be one beautiful little power wagon - and that paint just pops! Glad I could be of help <3
  12. Spielwarenmesse N├╝rnberg 2019

    Oh man you made me squeal with joy, the Audi A4 and literally all those BMWs... I'm so effin' happy they're doing those.
  13. @ChrisBcritter: Thanks dude, can always rely on you for info and better stuff for the license plates, updated it with the edited font <3 @Oldcarfan27: Ahh I had the layer left on hidden while I was doing the aluminum tail-gate for the 500, then made the preview. I really should've known it might've been hidden since I un-hid the layer for the '79 to edit it into the bigger one, go figure hah. I initially designed them in bright orange with the black outline but then halfway through designing it, I may have gotten slightly obsessed with my own plans for a silver Ranchero with all black decals. Might as well make it poppin' orange again while shuffling the whole ordeal around with the missing tailgate stripe. So the most of January I spent just about every day catching up on the mountain of commissions which had been slowly but surely becoming a heck of a challenge to work away, so I killed off the order form for most of the month while doing so. Also spend half of that time catching up on emails and whatnot from over the holidays, which went... well, I guess. Suffice to say I'm swamped hah. Between work, commissions and even disabling ordering I'm barely ever on point with anything, so apologies if I don't reply soon enough or at all in some cases(apparently having seven different ways to contact me blurs the **** out of oversight, who knew!). Though the last couple of days I'd gone back to actually designing up new sets rather than playing chief catch up, mostly for modern cars though: 2008 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR: 2008 Ford Mustang GT/CS: 1997 Ford Mustang GT: 2018 Ford Mustang GT(for the Revell snap-kit, which could use some love): 1970 Chevrolet Camaro SS Baldwin Motion 454 Stage III: 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Hennessey "The Exorcist"(man that Grand Tour episode): 1998 Chevrolet Camaro SS (SLP stripes): 2002 Chevrolet Camaro SS Brickyard 400 Official Festival Pace Car(with Earnhardt name/no. but can do any name/no. desired):
  14. You beautiful soul, Luc <3
  15. 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).