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TonyW

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  1. That just looks perfect. What a beautiful build. The three car lineup took me back to the sixties in a flash. Thanks for making my day. Tony.
  2. Thanks. All the car stripes were masked and painted. Tamiya sprays were used on all the striped cars except the red Shelby. That one was masked and painted with Humbrol enamel. I tried the Hertz decals but found them to be very fragile and difficult to fit.
  3. There will be more at some point. They are a bit addictive! This lot were done for a Forum Mustang Group Build on a Brit modeller site. I ran out of time there for adding more builds. A Monogram Boss 429, a couple of Shelbys and a '72 351 Fastback never got started. Fortunately, my interest in the marque stops at the '74's and that's probably just as well as there are at least twenty earlier cars I wouldn't mind doing! The new year will see me drifting into Mopar territory though, with a couple of Superbird builds I've wanted to do for years now. It's about time I did something about that.
  4. There are no full build threads on this forum, unfortunately. Here's what I posted on the '67. I changed out the wheel and tire combo on this one to a set of Cragars that I think came with the Revell '67 Dodge Charger. The fronts had the mounting spindles cut and repositioned to give the ride height I wanted. The rears fitted the track OK but I repositioned the spring mounts to get the tires where I wanted them. The yellow Revell Boss 302 has more pictures in the link, including info on how I take my pictures.
  5. Thanks guys, I really enjoyed the builds.
  6. Maybe not completely full, but I added six Mustangs to my collection this year. I'll be trying to fill a few gaps in the new year. And here's the money shot, x2...
  7. Those rear tires are going to lead short but glorious lives. A fine looking Hot Rod.
  8. Fine builds indeed. When the '68 Charger was first released I thought it was the most beautiful car I had ever seen. To this young pair of eyes in the UK, it looked like the fastest car in the world but bigger! The size of it gave the lines room to show off. The shape has only got better over the years, every line looks just about perfect to me.
  9. A superb model. The chrome work is quite exceptional.
  10. That's a very nice looking Lincoln. First class photography as well.
  11. That is a seriously impressive build. Beautiful fit and finish throughout.
  12. A superb black finish on that one. Your output is incredible, and all to such a high standard.
  13. Guys, this was a Brit attempt at humour, the competition paperwork came to me a few years back and I thought they would bring a nostalgic smile to the Forum. The only time machine we have here in the UK is in the Dr Who studio. 😳
  14. No problems encountered. Everything fits fine. Some of the front suspension parts are fragile but a bit of care assembling sorts that out. The Gangster/cop figures are a bit chunky and some of the poses are a bit wooden. A bit of cutting and repositioning helps. The seated figures in the Lincoln Roadster are much smaller than those in the other kits. I'm finding the figures to be the hardest part of the builds so far. Here's the work in progress on the figures:
  15. Thanks. The boxes were loaded with accessories! Machine guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, knives, coshes and grenades. A safe, suitcase full of cash and crates of booze as well. I doubt a new series like this would get a release today.
  16. A blast from the past. One of MPC's Gangbuster series from the sixties. This is the first one done out of a series that are currently getting built here. Two Lincoln Tourers and a Lincoln Roadster will be joining the Chrysler at some point. Airfix joined the party back in the day, with a boxing of the 1928 Lincoln Touring, and threatened to issue a couple more, but none have surfaced up to now. Anyway, here it is, the 1932 Chrysler Imperial, along with some of the Gangbuster accessories provided. Tamiya light and dark blue metallic sprays used. The dark blue is nearly black, a very nice color. The seats are a Humbrol enamel mix. After I finished this one, I took myself back to the sixties and entered a sponsored competition with it. To my surprise, I got an award! I forgot to bring back a load of kits from the time, but if I go back again I'll pick up a couple of Monogram 1.8 '32 Ford Roadsters.😉
  17. That's a great looking Ford.
  18. That paint job is really fighting you. Don't let it beat you! I'm another Tamiya convert. Their spray paints go on really well. I tried some of their light green on the inner panels of a Revell/Monogram Challenger just to see how the color looked. It went onto bare white plastic like glass. I polished and cleaned the rest of the body and sprayed the bare plastic with a couple of fine coats followed after 20 minutes or so with a single wet coat. I also kept turning the body end over end while the paint gassed off. Hopefully the lack of primer won't come back to bite me later. Here's the result:
  19. The paintjob came out really well, judging by the shine along those fenders. Very nice work. You could never loose one of those cars in a car park, could you?
  20. That's a good looking Charger for sure. One look at those hubcaps and the movie comes straight to mind.
  21. A beautifully finished model in a stunning color combo. The sit with the bigger back tires looks just about perfect.
  22. That's a superb looking model. Crisp and clean from nose to tail. I confess to laughing at the glue/decal incident. If you don't pay attention, it's very easy to confuse superglue with glue 'n glaze. Both have very similar bottles. That's all I'm gonna say about the matter. I still wake up screaming about the whole affair.
  23. Very nicely done. I'm a big fan of those Monogram releases and you have taken the theme to new heights. Tony. Here's the original box, with the color changed to Orange in Photoshop.
  24. Here's how I add a Dow 7 type finish to kit wheels. The Halibrands are from one of the Revell '32 kits. I first coat the wheel with a thin coat of Tamiya spray Champagne Gold followed by a very fine mist of Tamiya Candy Lime Green. I'm happy with the result but a further fine coat of clear yellow might possibly add a bit more to the look.
  25. I use decals for my tires. Fireball Model Works for loads of different white letter tires, Indydecals for Firestone gold and Goodyear blue band ones. I sand off any raised letters, add a coat of gloss clear to the sidewall, fit the decal and finish with another coat of clear.
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