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  1. Very creative! You know, if you installed some skinny Goodyears you`ve got yourself a great Bonneville racer as well! Love it!
  2. Pardon the Rookie question but, was the flocking already colored or did you tint it in some way? Looking great so far by the way.
  3. I see that Chrome tech is done. Anybody else out there doing this? Also, I read somewhere that you can use gloss white under Alclad to get a less "dark" chrome appearance. Comments?
  4. Thanks for the info. Great looking dio`s!
  5. All of those cars are WAY to Expensive period! When I walk into a showroom and look at the sticker price on a new pickup and wince at the $75-80,000.00 price tag the salesman just shrugs his shoulders and says "that`s the way it is now", I just shake my head. I bought a 2000 F-150 for $25,000.00 brand new, lowered it, put on wheels and tires. air intake etc, and still came in under $30,000.00. Still have it though it`s never winter driven. Try that today!
  6. I see potential in this especially in reissuing obscure kits, if not as a whole kit, then maybe specific parts. I`m thinking something like a hard to find grill or even a body, say a 1961 Buick bubbletop or restoration pieces such as tail lights etc. I know its expensive to do but I think it could be a possibility.
  7. I think one of the prettiest cars of all was/is the 1961 Pontiac Catalina/Ventura 2 door hardtop. I love bubbletops! I`m fortunate enough to have one in my garage.
  8. Nitrobarry

    Buick GSX

    You know how sometimes you have to do a double take looking at a model to make sure it`s a model and not a REAL CAR? This is one of them. Great Job!
  9. You know that`s a good question. I can`t say for sure as I didn`t see any. I doubt it though since it`s located in Utah. However, I`m sure there were a few, shall we say, 6-packs floating around the place.....
  10. You might want to add El Mirage dry lake to that list. I did, 275 mph+ on basically hard packed dirt! WOW! Also good for inspiration.
  11. To all of you out there that have not been to the "Flats", GO! You will see everything from semi trucks, electric vehicles, Vintage type cars, imports, you name it. There`s something for all. The sound of a BIG HORSEPOWER streamliner kicking up a white rooster tail screaming across the salt is most definitely exciting! A trip to Bonneville might just inspire you to do a build.
  12. I actually bought this awhile back and since it`s in 1/24th scale, the pumps seem (at least to me) way to large. Now granted, I may have forgotten how tall these things actually were, but they are just to big to my old eyes. Soooo, I have a buddy who has a early 60`s pump that I will measure and scale down to 1/25th to see if my assumptions are correct. I`ll post my results for the rest of you all. Thanks for all the comments.
  13. It would make a great dry lakes racer! Well done!
  14. Is there anybody out there making resin 1/25th scale vintage (50`s/60`s) gas pumps and decently priced garage kits. Scale Modeling by Chris is done ( he passed away) and I can`t find anything else. I have Texaco decals and I can get scale shop equipment but no pumps.
  15. You`ve got a good eye for proportion. The mods look right. Keep at it.
  16. The LAST place on earth to witness automotive innovation (in my opinion).Bonneville! You nailed it!
  17. Well Done indeed! I remember watching his 62 409 Impala at the old Shepard drag strip here in Calgary Alberta many decades ago. Great tuner and driver!
  18. THIS is why I like land speed racing! Well done! great idea too!
  19. I`m about to order some 1/16th 19" dragster front tires. They look great in the photos and not that expensive. Also thinking about the 1/16th blown 392 Chrysler (rather expensive but very well done)! I`d really like to see same scale rear tires ( M&H Racemaster or Goodyear "Blue Steak" ). Working on a mid - 60`s top fuel car. Tires would help a lot! Is there anybody else who makes the tires in 3D?
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