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r60man

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    1:20 or 1:24

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    Robesonia, PA
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    John Clauss

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  1. Looks like a really nice kit. You did a fantastic job on the build.
  2. So I picked up this brand new in the box Revell '59 Impala kit. I typically build race cars, but I want to do this one really well, and stock. I love the lines of the car. I have decided to go with the stock '59 color "Roman Red". Are there any model paints out there that I can use to get this color? Also I am going with a red interior. I am assuming that these were vinyl interiors? What would be the best paint to replicate that? Below are pics that I found for reference.
  3. I love the looks of this kit. Your work is inspiring.
  4. Gotta follow the TROG rules. Here they are: Year: Car bodies must be 1934 or older, American made only. Engine: American made 4 cylinder and V8 flatheads up to 1953. Fuel: Gas only, NO ALCOHOL OR NITRO! Running gear: 1953 and older. No modern transmissions, disc brakes, alternators, etc. Wheels & Tires: No 15 inch wheels. 16, 17 & 18 inch only. No widening of wheels, stock only. No aggressive knobby or paddle tires. Paint: Period paint that emulates the early days of racing. No late model graphics, No vinyl stickers or emblems, etc. Cars can be shiny, primered or have old paint. No sponsorship/advertising allowed on cars or bikes without written consent. Additional requirements and restrictions: No headlights, no white wall tires or aggressive tread, no Fenders on hot rods (some very early-teens racers and speedsters may be exempt but must be pre-approved). Cars must have visible race numbers. *Notes: Vintage reproduction parts are accepted. i.e.; frame rails, intakes, cylinder heads, ignition systems, Stromberg carb's, etc. Converted 12 volt generators are ok, no alternators. Absolutely no fiberglass bodies. My goal is to own a motorcycle to race in this one day.
  5. I love the looks of the old Caddys. You have done this one proud!
  6. My father had a 1975 Monte Carlo, fire engine red with a white vinyl roof and white interior. It only had a 350 in it, but it had the Rally Wheels. Boy that car looked good from every angle. When is rusted away (Pennsylvania winters take their toll) Dad was going to ask $800 for it. I told him to hold off and let me do something first. I went out and got steelies for it. Had the tires switched. Sold the Rally Wheels (even the spare was a Rally Wheel!) for $2250 (The spare didn't have a cap or I would have went for more). Now you could get a lot more for those wheels, but Dad was happy selling for getting $3050 instead of just $800.
  7. Now all the cars are vinyl wrapped. The decals and graffics are all part of the wrap so there is no bump from the base to the decal. This is hard to replicate on a model but base coat, decals then clear comes the closest because the clear will typically level things out. In the old days they would put the stickers on right on top of the paint. No clear was ever used. So I don't clear my NASCAR models. I paint, polish then apply the decals and it is done. Supposedly the vinyl wrap saves weight. So they don't even use primer, they just shoot a thin layer of color, usually white, or black and wrap over that. If you ever get a chance to visit a NASCAR shop and you can see the cars really close up it is amazing how bad they look sometimes. After the race they look like trash even if they weren't wrecked. The Stewart-Haas shop has cars in the lobby that you could touch, if they would let you.
  8. The older and obscure NASCAR cars are my favorites. How many 2016 cars can you build before you get sick of them? They are all the same. Very interesting car, great paint and a stunning look in the end. Great job.
  9. That car was a stunner. Great job.
  10. Looking great, those were very cool cars.
  11. I built one of those for a friend. Didn't get pictures before I gave it to him.
  12. Amazing work. Looks fantastic!
  13. r60man

    Fabulous Hornet

    I have really wanted to build one but I haven't been able to find this kit. Looks like a great build!
  14. I concur with the post above, a white stripe on the trailer would look great.
  15. Two Questions: 1. What is the scale? Seems bigger than 1:24 to my eye. 2. It seems to have some metal pieces as well, diecast and plastic?
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