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Everything posted by Ben269

  1. Thanks for all the encouragement, everyone. Its the MPC kit.
  2. Spent a lot of time just trimming and sanding to make the battery fit. Also added some posts to the rear to keep the chassis straight in the body.
  3. Had fun with the carb last night. Added a few details that won't be seen.
  4. Made the posts longer on the spoiler, just need to clean up the edges now.
  5. This turned out amazing. I love the faded paint, and the wheels and tires.
  6. This is a cool project, I like the idea. I have this kit as well, and the windshield frame is warped. I may do the same thing. Looks great so far!
  7. This is a very cool project. Those wheels turned out really nice!
  8. Im mostly happy with the chrome on the cage, but I think it got duller when I sprayed on the clear. Not sure if I why that is. Might have put it on to heavy?
  9. I am building it as close to the real car as possible. I figured Drag racing would be the closest section for a Pro street car.
  10. Thats what I am thinking, too.
  11. I've had this for a few years, and finally got going on it. I really like these Hot Rod series of kits from Revell. Lots of good kits in the series, and several re-boxed older kits, but good subject matter on most of them. This kit is very well detailed, and I am enjoying the build so far. I'm going to use Alclad chrome on the roll cage, and that presents a challenge with the floor pan. You can see in the last picture that the lower part of the cage is molded into the floor. My intension was to paint the floor red for the carpet, then mask the red, so I can paint the black and then chrome on the cage, then decide whether to use flocking or embossing powder last. Not sure if that's the best strategy or not. We will see how it goes.
  12. I love the paint on this truck, beautiful job! Who makes that color?
  13. I just saw this on the side of a box. Looks like they made a Sedan Delivery at one point.
  14. Tom, and Snake, thanks for the tips. Ill pick up some poster board, and give that a shot.
  15. Thanks for the tip, I'll try using clear on the next chrome headlight car. There weren't any other parts to make it a panel, but it looks like one could convert it pretty easily with styrene. Not sure it Revell ever made one or not.
  16. I painted the headlights with some thinned pearl white, to try for a more realistic appearance than the chrome. it looks alright, but not great. what suggestions do any of you have for better looking headlights? Also, any tips for photographing dark painted vehicles? Mine seem to always look like they are in the shade.
  17. Finished! This was supposed to be an easy one, but I had some issues with decals and paint. Re-did the paint on it, and while its no show winner, it was a fun build that looks great on the shelf. Now I may try and pick up another and finish it like the John Buterra version. we will see, lots of others still on the bench.
  18. Almost done with this one. Had a few bumps along the way. Had some nice paint on it, then the 30 year old decals shattered in the water. I tried to apply them anyway, and sprayed the other ones with a light coat of clear, but couldn't save them. Had to sand them off, and had to redo the paint.
  19. Wow, that turned out great! I didn't even look in the Under Glass section before I sent that message. Very cool subject.
  20. Steve, did this Comet ever get finished? this looks awesome. Greg, any luck on getting decals made for the safari comet?
  21. Great job on this, what a cool project. I love the engine. So many wires!
  22. Yeah, the engine is a little small. Not too worried about it, Im not going to put much effort into it. I saw the John Buterra version when I was looking at this one, and I like it. I might try to get one of the re-issues and replicate that car later on. We will see how the one goes.
  23. Thats insane! Awesome job on that front suspension!
  24. The chrome was faded after 30+ years, so I decided to strip it off and try Alclad II chrome. I think it looks pretty good for my first time using it. It worked out well on these suspension components.
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