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R. Thorne

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  1. Revell 1966 GTO 12/16/18

    I do not take good pictures, but these came out of the Revell Pontiac parts pack. I don’t think they are as detailed as yours.
  2. Vacuum pickup tool

    That is the 50-520 tool. They also make a 50-540 which appears to be larger with an offset tip option (also more expensive). Thanks for bringing these to my attention. I just ordered the 50-520 from Walmart for $6.99 (including shipping). Ron.
  3. AMT Sock-it-to-Me Corvette MSP: Bodywork, Dec. 03

    In order for this to be more “period correct”, it should have a blown small block chevy ( like Jim Sermersheim’s corvette which I saw run back in the sixties). I doubt that anyone ran a blown 409. You do good work, sir, and your contributions to this forum is immense.
  4. I like the trumpeter scriber better. The tamiya does ok on straight lines, but not on corners or curves.
  5. That pattern on the slicks could have come from the rollers that were used to start the cars at some tracks.
  6. 32 Ford A/SR - FINISHED

    You are correct, Snake. Front and rear fenders would have been required along with a passenger seat. Also, disc brakes would not be correct, either. Most ran no brakes on front.
  7. Mickey Thompson Ford Thunderbolt HEMI

    Really nice job on probably the rarest thunderbolt. Rear shocks look like coil overs (in 1964?), but maybe the old Monroe Load Levelers?
  8. Chris, those are bolt together cragar wheels, as this time period was before the centerline “rivet” wheels became available. Notice the Cragar decal?
  9. '57 Chevy E/S

    If you will check the 1969 rule book, you will see that they were limited to 7 inch grooved tires. I understand on the headers and please don’t misconstrue my comments as being overly critical. It ‘s just that I was there and ran in stock in that time frame (ran a 1953 Oldsmobile), so this stuff is more familiar to me. Anyway, great model. Ron.
  10. '57 Chevy E/S

    Really nice job. Seems like most chevy stockers had fenderwell headers, though, and 7 inch “cheater” slicks ( had 2 grooves in the tire). Your slicks look like 9 inch tires which came later on, of course. Your car sure takes me back to those days. Thanks for posting.
  11. Best Way to Store Molotow Pens?

    Tip up.
  12. Garlits Drag Pak Challenger

    I believe those are model tt63 weld wheels patterned after the old torq thrust style wheels. Hope this helps. Ron.
  13. Photo-etch mesh

    Detail master #2590 is honeycomb style.
  14. Creating NEW Panel Lines

    I like the umm-scr-01 for scribing new lines.
  15. Bob Glidden Thunderbolt

    That car was ran in the early 80’s by Harold Stout , I believe. I can remember reading about it in car craft or ss&drag illustrated. Bob built it, of course, but don’t know if he ever drove it much, other than testing. Bob said that there was a lot of work in that car. Anyway, your model looks dead on, including the wheels (motor wheel flys, I think).