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Andrew D the Jolly Roger

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  1. Sorry to keep beating this dead horse! What about this (below), the AMT 68 Shelby? Could I build the intended vehicle (second pic below) with that, or would the Revell 68 still be the best body to use? Apologies if this is a naive question....
  2. Ok, so basically for the Mustang the best bet still seems to be to take a 68 body and put it on a 67-everything-else, yes?
  3. Yep, y'all have got me convinced on the 66 GTO instead, very thankful for that! Now to decide which Mustang....
  4. Ok, then from the pic just posted before your post, along with the profile view I posted on Friday, could I achieve that using the '66? Since the grill and headlights won't be used?
  5. Lovely work, looks great! You definitely tackled that one very nicely. 👍👍 Maybe the question I should ask is, since the target build appears to have had the grill removed and the headlights blanked over, would I be better off using a '67? Are there any other details I should take into account that would need changing?
  6. Doing "Lucifer" from the Dukes. Gonna need some guidance on the wheels it seems, wonder where I can score those types?
  7. DOH!! ....okay, like i said, it was a naive question.... 😁 ..but to be fair, it didn't really say on the box top
  8. Naive question now....are these two basically the same kits? I see the grill and wheels are different, but other than that? EDIT: Second photo deleted out of original poster's pure embarrassment
  9. Thanks guys.....Brian, the 68 Mustang does have to be a 68, I'm afraid.... has anyone had success with, say, taking the 68 body and kitbashing it with the 67 'stang to achieve a 68 with better details?
  10. Curious what the best kit options are for both a '68 Mustang fastback and a '67 GTO? Thanks!
  11. For your amusement. Back in '77, my folks' early 60's Plymouth Savoy totally died. I was 6 but I remember it well. What I didn't know at the time was my folks typed up an obituary for the car (without publishing) to amuse themselves. They even listed our other car ('70 Cutlass) as one of the survivors. Enjoy!
  12. Tim Sherry decals, got 'em years ago. Tough to find, well worth snagging them if you can ever find them. Thanks Gustavo!
  13. Wow!! I really want to thank you all for such an abundance of ideas and options, I'm glad to be learning from the best!
  14. Yep, second place I went looking was in Scalefinishes. Might be in there somewhere, but I didn't find it. Actually found what I'm talking about, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-rrI3qjWQc
  15. Seeking advice since I'm just an aircraft guy who dabbles in automotive and am often clueless. Saw a show recently with a '68 Charger redone in a shade called "Black Cherry." As the name implies, it looks almost black from some angles and deep dark burgundy from others. Was really taken with it, it was breathtaking. Been doing searches and haven't found anything yet unless I want to fork over a couple hundred for a bit of professional paint. Is this something available in our plastic world, and if so, where? Thanks!
  16. Wow, thanks for the blast from the past; thanks for the kind words! Much appreciated 😎
  17. Needing just the body and windscreen/side windows of an Aoshima Beetle hardtop (NOT the Cabri). Anyone know how/where I could acquire one without paying $40-50 for the whole kit (incl shipping)?
  18. Final step for now was scratchbuilding the large McPherson struts. The struts themselves were made from plastic tubing, then the springs made by wrapping metal wire around an appropriately-sized plastic rod then trimmed to shape and installed. Not perfect, but hopefully close enough for this project.
  19. The excellent Revell '68 chassis actually fit the Aoshima body *mostly* well. Only two issues to face. First, it needed widening on both sides with a .040 strip (easy fix). The bigger problem was that the aft wheel wells and engine area didn't fit. So I took a saw and cut partway into the plastic at that area so that the aft area could be bent upward, and then fit quite well, considering.
  20. On to Hazzard County project #10: Hughie Hogg's Volkswagen! The first thing I discovered was that it was NOT a true convertible. Rather, it was a chop-top, as evidenced by the sedan-style windscreen, and the bottoms of the window posts still remaining. The second thing I had to learn was the difference between the classic Beetle and the Super Beetle. I have no doubt this is a "duh" to most of you here in MCM, but I don't come from a major automotive background. Now that some of you were kind enough to educate me, I see clearly that Hughie's ride was most definitely a Super Beetle with the roof cut off. After much more research and guidance from y'all here in MCM, I realized (after much frustration) that I was going to have to kitbash THREE different kits to do this. 1) Aoshima Beetle 1303S for most (not all) of the body and the bumpers 2) Revell '68 Beetle for the chassis, engine, windscreen, rear body vents, tail lights and much of the interior 3) Revell VW Cabriolet for some of the interior and some of the body details I thank all of you for your immense patience as you educated me through my research and prep! I should also mention part of my research was to go through every Dukes episode in which this vehicle appeared, pause the DVD whenever a good view appeared from any angle, and photograph the scene. I then had the photos made into prints to use as I build. Maybe low-tech, but it works for me.
  21. Well, the Aoshima just arrived, total three kits to make one The Aoshima's really basic in the chassis and engine; anyone ever tried fitting the Revell 68 chassis to the Aoshima's body? EDIT: Disregard....seems most of the chassis actually fits really well! But will need a bunch of cutting and replacing stuff for the fender skirts. This will be complicated, but very promising....
  22. Much appreciated, thank you for the guidance! Gonna have a heckuva junkyard of VW parts now from 3 kits....😁
  23. I mis-worded that, I meant to use the Aoshima and fit the similar-though-not-perfect 68 windscreen to it....
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