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  1. This is pared across the street from a Goodwill we go to. This time I brought one of my cameras, a point and shoot. I might go bac with my Nikon D3500. I am not sure of the year,but, it sure looks nice.
  2. I enjoy this every year. It makes Christmas for me. https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video;_ylt=A2KLfS5Ytbth5sAANpVXNyoA;_ylu=Y29sbwNiZjEEcG9zAzEEdnRpZAMEc2VjA3BpdnM-?p=o+holy+night+martina+mcbride&fr2=piv-web&fr=yfp-t-s#id=3&vid=499874fe95acc3f812439164b5d73e30&action=view
  3. I remember using the old Pla Soft Spray rattle cans. Best paint I have used,and, that includes Tamiya. Always went on smooth and dried to a very nice gloss.
  4. Hi, I preordered this in Oct. As I was browsing the bay, there is a seller selling them with 21 sold and 3 left. How is this possible? Model Roundup says preorder in December.
  5. Hi, does anyone know how much the Grumpy's Vega is priced?? Thanks, George
  6. Hey everyone, we have a new addition to our family. We think he is a boy kitty. We tried to check,but, could not tell for sure. About 2 months ago, he would come along the fence row. If there was any sound or movement, he would take off and cross the road. Little by little, I would call out to him. He finally came close enough to pat his head. I went and got some dry food that Jazzy eats inside. I then gave him some wet food and it was like it was food from the gods. I then worked with him for a few weeks and got him to follow me to our front deck. He now spends most of his time on our front deck. When I sit down outside, he just loves to climb up in my lap and wiggle around to get comfortable. We are feeding him 2-3 times a day. Oh,BTW, he has no teeth !! That's right !! The first time he tried to give me a lovebite, there was no feeling of teeth on my arm. We have since checked and it is true !! We are taking care of him and giving him the pate type of food. He also drools a lot!! He is so loving and can't get enough petting and loving. I don't know what we are going to do when winter comes. He can't come inside. That would be unfair to out other cat. George
  7. Hi, does anyone know if there is anywhere to race slot cars in the Asheville North Carolina area ? Retail store? There was the Little Asheville Speedway that folded some years ago. Anywhere? Thanks, George
  8. Hi Stephen, I know you took pics in bright sunshine, as, it looks a little light and bright. I found this. it is a little high,but, it is the only one I have found. https://www.ebay.com/itm/284367945680 Hope this helps. george
  9. Hi Ray, I am doing the same car. Here is the info that was posted in my thread from Larry. Maybe it will help. The Lime Ice is very hard to find but I found some on Ebay at a high price. Body color..#1835 testors lime ice! Or a mix of Testors/Boyd paint 50/50 mix of #52715 bright green pearl & #52707 lime pearl this is the color mix I used to paint Jim's model! this paint might also be not around, sorry. Rear spoiler.. polished aluminum blade Bumpers..dull aluminum Rear window.. dull aluminum Body tin, all chassis tin, all of the seat, fuel tank and cap, bell housing tin, throttle linkage protection bracket above throttle pedal & pedal, hand brake lever, butterfly wheel...Testors/Boyds #52714 dark green pearl Chassis..gloss black Rear axle.. gloss black (chrome cover) Front suspension..chrome (all of it) Front wheels..aluminum (dull..semi gloss) Rear bearpaws..aluminum and medium bright gold centers and part of the flat areas out from center Steereing linkages..chrome (from steering knuckle to the mount for butterfly wheel (all) Fuel tank top bracket..(chrome) Fuel lines..braided with typical anodized fittings connections..(all) Engine..gloss black Manifold..dull darker aluminum Blower case.. Testors/MM # 1780 steel Injector.. dull aluminum Hat.. dull aluminum Hat - vinyl cover..black (crower on front) Fuel lines on engine upper.. steel (all) Engine pullys.. dull aluminum Valve cover..chrome (black boots) Fire bottles..chrome ( one on top of steering shaft) .....black on two above rear axle with green anodized brackets and green fittings) anodized red push button Ignition block.. black (Mallory) Lines from heads to headers..braided Headers..high heat flat black Wheelie bars..chrome (all) except lower main bar anodized green like tin Wheelie bar casters..chrome with black rubber Brake calipers.. dull aluminum Brake rotors..steel and pale gold anodized hub & studs Rear chassis brackets for mounting the body.. chrome (except hook & locks anodized green) Drivers cage padding..black vinyl semi gloss (only on two center horizontal bars) Parachute covers..bright aluminum (red pins & flags) Parachute lines to chassis..bright aluminum Window frames..dull aluminum (all)
  10. Thank you so much, Larry. I really appreciate the info and it will make it a lot easier to paint. The instructions are lacking a lot of that. They only call out a few of the part colors. Again, Thanks a lot, George
  11. Thanks Steve, that helps a lot. That is what makes this forum great !!
  12. Hi everyone, I am starting my 1/16 scale car. I know some of the cars of that time had black engines and maybe some aluminum. Does anyone know what color the engine block might be on this? Also should the chassis be a bare metal color, magnesium maybe? Any help on this kit would be great, George
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