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  1. Thanks for all the kind words. Really enjoyed this build.
  2. It was a bit odd that the front stayed so high. You did about as much as you could to change it - It seemed a bit complex so I didn't want to mess with it and screw it up 🙂 I do like that style though with the front up a bit higher than the rear. Something about the lines on these cars that works with that.
  3. I did just the kits designed lowered front and rear. If I remember correctly - you just flip the spindle and swap sides or something like that. Rear was just adding block to the springs that they provided to drop the axle. The hood ornament and badge were provided and the badge was the 1947 option, the strip below the window is foil. I also opted to add the 1948 grill shield because I liked the look. The only other trim I didn't use was the hood side badges, just liked the clean look a bit better. I'm still thinking about the "windshield shade" which is chrome and doesn't look that good to me in that finish. Losing her was tough - but just like this car - she was sleek and sexy, but a bit wide and low. 🙂
  4. Just finished this up this week. Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our pup Lana of 12 years to cancer. Since I knew it was inevitable - this became a tribute build, and I named the car after her. What better way than by creating personalized License plates for her. So back to the car. This was a great model kit - very nicely done with outstanding detail and good fit. Almost no flash anywhere - and they attached the chrome to the tree in a way that didn't affect it hardly at all when you removed it. I sure wish they made more different models. It's painted in Testors Extreme Lacquers, Star Spangled Blue and Graphite Dust, with Testors Black Lacquer and then a couple coats of the Extreme Wet Look clear. I tried my hand at "lacing" after seeing a car at a show which had done it. Bought some dollhouse curtains online which wound up working out ok. I do wish the pattern was a bit smaller and I was a bit less heavy handed with the rattle can, but I'm happy overall with how it came out. Not my best chrome trim job. I also noticed after taking pics the hood had shifted a bit - it fits much better than it looks - although I hadn't installed the hood hinges yet. The kit offers multiple build options but I built it lowrider style - dropped. Also tried my hand at "burlwood" painting - like the originals were done. Top of the dash came out so so - but tops of the doors came out ok. Overall I'm happy with the results - and hopefully can improve upon them next time.
  5. Thanks for the kind words everyone!
  6. Nope - they are the Gofer 11032 Gauges and instrument panel set. They weren't a perfect fit but they were what I had. I should have painted these stripes on, would have been easier and looked a bit better. That being said - that's not always a given either. I've had really good luck with my decal strips on my Z/28 and Chevelle.
  7. Been wanting to do this one for a while. Enjoyed building this kit - as it had a decent amount of detail. Painted it Ford Dark Moss Green Metallic - paint courtesy of MCW finishes. Also found some resin 10 spoke wheels online and picked those up. While not a great copy of the originals, they were close enough, but a PITA to paint. Only complaint about the kit was the decal set and the rear trunk lid. Decals were very thick and didn't want to "form" to well to the hood or spoiler, not to mention the rear portion behind the license plate. Also the decals for the rear area by t he gas cap and lights were way off size wise and I ruined em trying to trim em to fit. Lastly, not many detail decals, would have liked to have more in the engine bay, the horn button and wheel caps. Looked for some online but couldn't find any. Also, I opened the area under the trunk lid and while fit isn't bad, the BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH thing doesn't want to stay on the car.
  8. Nice work - love the color combination.
  9. rastta

    1967 Old 442

    Sure - its VHT SP402 Burnt Copper. I tested it on some scrap and it didn't stick well. So I tried it with a red oxide primer and that did the trick. I think any decent primer would work - I was out of grey or white. It didn't affect the final color though.
  10. rastta

    1967 Old 442

    Thanks for all the kind words. On to the next kit.
  11. rastta

    1967 Old 442

    This was the reissued Lindberg kit. Really a nice kit overall, fit was excellent on most everything. Finished in Testors Extreme Mythical Maroon with Wet look clear. Really like how a lot of the trim was actually chrome which limited having to foil or molotow larger areas. Engine was done with VHT engine paint - as it was the closest I could find to a bronze.
  12. First Mobius model I've done and really liked the kit. Generally happy with the results, but if I were to do it again - I would have done a plain white instead of a pearl white. Paints are both Testors Extreme Lacquer. I did fix the front bumper after the picture 🙂.
  13. Interesting - don't remember that at all. Just looked it up. Learn something new everyday. 🙂
  14. Thanks for all the nice comments - much appreciated.
  15. Yup - Testor's Pure Gold. Love that line of paints - I'm trying to find uses for all the colors 🙂 As for the decal - I'm not sure - I'd have to check. The original car had the V-drive - but the model doesn't - one of the things that is just not quite correct.
  16. Got this kit for Christmas from my wife. Was a bit disappointed in it overall detail wise, but had fun building it anyway. Since there were numerous iterations of the car - I decided to just build the model as it came, with the exception of using some real rubber front tires and slicks. Yes I know the MH's are correct, but they were the only ones I could find that seemed to be the right size. I tired to airbrush the black on so that the line between the black and gold wasn't a "hard" line but more like the original, but after two failures, I went with the tape. I also got the "Riggle" decal set as the one that came with the kit wasn't remotely close to correct. Now I have both this and my Little Red Wagon on the shelf. Two of my favorites from way back when.
  17. The kit came with two sets - I didn't like the smaller ones so I used what would have been the stock tires. Never seen a lowrider with low wider tires 🙂
  18. Thanks for all the kind words. Really enjoyed this one. On to the next.
  19. Finished this up this week. Happy with the results over all, mad that I lost the rear trunk hinges somehow. Painted with Testors Extreme Lacquer Inca Gold and Bronze. "Chromed" a bunch of the parts with Molotow, and the body is a mix of foil and Molotow.
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