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    St. Louis, MO
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    Adam Coffman
  1. What did you see on the road today?

    I saw this nifty Dodge A100 van today.
  2. Revell VW Rabbit - Clearly Scale Engine

    I saw this engine upgrade when I was looking around online for kit reviews and build logs. I was tempted to buy it, but decided to stick with an OOTB build. I'm still SUPER tempted to replace the kit seats though. Looking forward to seeing your build progress!
  3. I may try to draw them up in 3D myself to have printed. I found photos on Ebay listings that I can use for reference, including some that are almost directly perpendicular to the face. I use SketchUp at work on a fairly regular basis, and I think I can draw a hub cap. We'll see!
  4. Does anyone know if these hubcaps are made by anyone? I'm gathering parts to model my family's '78 Chevy 2WD truck and these are the last major parts I'd need.
  5. Help ID old family cars

    Since you guys like old photos, let me share this one. I'm not related to either of these ladies. Occasionally when I'm at a thrift store or antique mall I'll find boxes of old photos and I love to go through them, especially for interesting candid shots. I found this one a few years ago and love everything about it.
  6. Help ID old family cars

    I found another one last night I forgot I had on my phone. This is my dad, probably in the fall/winter of 1950. Any guesses on the car?
  7. Revell VW Rabbit

    I'll probably try spraying it as-is over regular grey primer, black primer, and maybe try to tone it down very slightly with some darker color and see what they look like before spraying on the body.
  8. Help ID old family cars

    That's really interesting. I'd love to know the story behind that. I'll have to look through my grandma's photos the next time I'm in WV for a visit. Maybe she'll have more photos of it.
  9. Help ID old family cars

    I'd say you're right. Certainly looks very similar to the photo Casey shared. I'm seeing a different bumper, and maybe a deeper head light. Thanks!
  10. Help ID old family cars

    Hi everyone. While home over Christmas, looking for photos of my parent's '70 Nova, I came across these old family photos and I'm trying to ID the cars. I think, based on looking at some old car brochures the first car is a 1941 Chevy Town Sedan. That would have been my grandparent's car when my mom was born. The third photo, I'm not sure. So, would anyone like to test their car ID skills? Thanks! '41 Chevy Town Sedan? Can anyone ID this one?
  11. Revell VW Rabbit

    I went looking for paint this weekend, trying to find a color close to Bali Green. I've read about using craft paints and watched a few YouTube videos so I'm going to try one of those and see what happens. Obviously I'll experiment on some spoons before air brushing the body. I ended up with a Martha Stewart multi-surface satin acrylic called "Snow Pea". It's close in my eye, but just slightly too "bright". If I want to try to tone it down a bit, without darkening it too much, should I use a drop black or a darker shade of green? Any thoughts?
  12. Revell VW Rabbit

    Two months ago I posted an introduction, and today I finally started the first model I've attempted in over 20 years. I know this kind of car isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's supposed to go together pretty easily and for whatever reason I've always liked little hatchbacks. My goal is to finish it by the end of January. I found a pretty detailed build log on YouTube for this kit and I'll be following along with most of that. After searching the stock color options for VW Rabbits I landed on this Bali Green example with a tan interior. The plan is to build it out of the box, no super detailing or anything. For my first car model I want to enjoy the build, and have fun with it. Tonight I did some body work. I sanded down the mold seams and removed some very minor flash. Then I sanded down the whole body to get it ready for primer. I also started with "step 1" and worked on painting some bits of the engine. I'll post updates as they come.
  13. Thanks Casey. I'll definitely be practicing doing this on some scrap styrene before I attempt this on a final model. I found a close up of the trim on ebay. If you were trying to do this profile would you do the whole chrome trim as one piece and them somehow add the black stripe to it? It looks like the trim is around 1.5" wide, which if I'm doing the calculations correctly would be .06" at 1:24 scale. That's around 1/16" worth of Evergreen styrene. I may make a trip to some local shops tomorrow to see what kind of styrene strips they have.
  14. Does anyone have any insight into adding trim to a model that doesn't already have it? Specifically, I'm looking at this 78 Short Bed Chevy build. I want to build a similar model of the family truck we had from '78 through the mid 80s. I'll need to add the chrome trim package but I've never done this before and I'm not sure where to start.
  15. Modeling Family Cars: 1970s Chevrolets

    I wanted to post a quick update. I've got the Revell '69 Nova to start that project. I went with the COPO boxing suggested by @espo. I didn't have time at Thanksgiving to go through old photos, but I should be able to do it this weekend. I'll bring them home and scan them and share a few when I start a build log. As for the '78 Chevy pickup, I bought the Dust Devil kit that @Can-Con suggested so I think I have the correct front half of the truck. I'll still have to find a bench seat somewhere. I also found out my parent's truck was a short bed. Would the MPC Deserter kit give me the bed I need? Thanks again everyone for the help.