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  1. I have a few of their kits in my stash and I can not wait to get to them. They are very well engineered and look fantastic, like the one you are building. Looking great!
  2. We are always our own worst critics. Looks phenomenal. May have to pick that kit up.
  3. I love racing, and I pretty much just build racing vehicles. NASCAR is between a rock and hard place. The concept of "stock" cars went out in the mid-60s when they went to running Ford Chassis under every car on the track. Safety and other concerns made NASCAR want to move in the direction of a "common template" car, a car that Dale Earnhardt Sr. fought against very much. NASCAR used his death to get the idea through, so now no makers have an aerodynamic advantage. Quick question, Can I buy a Toyota Camry with a V8? No, I can not. To be fair though most of the things we see running as stock cars are as far from the street versions as you can possibly get. The single lug wheel is also seen as a safety measure. Other racing series have been using them for 50 or more years. You know the insane penalties for missed lug nuts? Those will be going away. But there is the crux of the situation, how does it change the racing? Does it make it better? It depends. We are not seeing single driver dominating like they did in the past. This season so far, 9 points paying races, 8 different winners, with the three makers each taking 3 wins. That's pretty good, and a lot more entertaining. How about the races themselves? They are doing different things now, Bristol in the dirt was a good race. Running the Road Course at Daytona was fun, and adding more variety to the schedule. I really like the direction that NASCAR has been moving since they got rid of Brian France who was destroying the series single handedly.
  4. Just got mine on Saturday (new subscriber). I was very happy. I thumbed through and looked at the pictures, but I haven't really "read" it yet. Looks and feels great!
  5. For my wheels I use a bottle of Testers Model Master clear flat that I got years ago. The brush on lays down nice and flat, but it gets rid of the gloss and the decal disappears nicely and it looks like it is printed on the tire. Hopefully you can find a bottle of the stuff. I have had mine for 20 years and I haven't used much at all.
  6. Lowering really transforms the look entirely. I would hate to come across a speed bump while driving that! Fun stuff, great work!
  7. I have an R75/6 in 1:1 scale in the garage. The color is "Monza Blue" same as the /5 you are building. Doing great so far. I would like to get one, but I have to say the spokes scare me, and I would want to do a /6 like mine. Not too different, except different gauges, different handlebar controls for the lights and such, and disc brake in front as opposed to the drum brake.
  8. I worked in a Blockbuster. You nailed it. Great work.
  9. Ferrari heat shielding has a waffling pattern to it. I found that the foil liners on Marlboro cigarette packs is a very close scale match. When I calculated it is was with an 1/4 inch. I had a buddy that still smoked and had him save me a few. Goes on very easily with white glue, or rubber cement. It has been responsible for at least two wins in shows that I know of, the overall look is stunning. Good luck with the rest of the build the start is amazing.
  10. I am building a Black widow right now. Having issues with foil, I think mine is too old and not sticking as well as it should. Thinking I should just paint it. But this is a great resource, thanks!
  11. I have that kit. It may move to the top of the list, but I am really itching to build either Tim Flock's Hudson or Chrysler 300 from Moebius.
  12. Back in 1970 I was 6, but I had two older sisters. My father worked at a Harley dealership. Dad brought home the model and we built it as a family project. My oldest sister who was 14 at the time had built quite a few model, and she was good at it. She took the lead, and they let me do real simple stuff. Dad took the built one in and put it in the display case. Someone came in and asked about it, and Dad showed him the kit. He didn't want a kit, he wanted the one in the case. Dad made what he thought was a silly expensive price, and the guy paid. So he brought home another kit. Meanwhile my other sister who was 11 thought that the plastic sleeping bag looked crappy, so her and my Mom went about making them out of cloth. They also started doing something with the seat (I forget exactly what to make them look more realistic). We started to crank them out, Dad wound up selling every single one. Probably my first memory of modeling. Sorry for the hijack. You are doing a great job on the rebuild.
  13. I am building a 1959 Impala that David Pearson Drove. I have the decals and the street version of the car. What I need is pictures of the roll cage and the interior so I can scratch build what I need. Thanks for helping.
  14. It is true, I remember watching races on TV. When incar cameras first started. You could see him, and a few others lighting up under caution.
  15. Tamiya kits and paints are just fabulous. You are doing a great job with the car,
  16. 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.
  17. I love the looks of this kit. Your work is inspiring.
  18. 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.
  19. I love the looks of the old Caddys. You have done this one proud!
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