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  1. No kidding. "Why didn't it come with a slant six and hubcaps?" With the new Bronco coming, I wonder what the chances are of a new Mustang or even better, a Raptor.
  2. Nice save Mike! I have a '61 Comet that could benefit from the same treatment. AMT did colored plastic as far back as '61. Did your Meteor have an engine? I have a '62 Fairlane molded in green that has an engine. Pretty sure it's a promo. But, I've always thought promos came without an engine.
  3. Thanx Steve! Unfortunately, I can't lower the rear any more. At least not without a ton of work involved. The juice isn't worth the squeeze. I may flip the front spindles back to original and see what it looks like. I think it will raise the frontend about the same as I wanted to lower the rear.
  4. I prefer to use solid rod also. It takes an extreme bend for it to crack.
  5. All it takes to strip Tamiya paint and primer is 91% alcohol. It's that simple. In all of the paint jobs I've done with Tamiya, I've only had to strip one and that was due to a mismatch between the hood, trunk and body.
  6. As good as their primer is, their paints are even better. Next time, get the 180 ml can of primer. It'll save you a little money.
  7. This kit is right at fifty years old. So, it's not going to be up to modern or even modern-ish standards. When it came out originally, it was probably high tech at the time for a model.
  8. Before you do anything, place the grille on the body and see what will be visible. Then go from there.
  9. Thanx Claude! Yeah, I like the Phantom Vickie for it's parts. I have a '58 Edsel wagon with the wheels, tires and engine from that kit. You should check it out if haven't seen it.
  10. First coats of paint! This is two coats of Tamiya TS-54 Light Blue Metallic over a coat of Tamiya TS-76 Mica Silver. If it dries down as smooth as I think it will, I'll go ahead and shoot the clear over it. If not, I'll sand, shoot another color coat and then clear. I'm thinking I'll lower the rear down just a touch. It has just a little too much rake to it for me. Hopefully, I can drop it two or three scale inches. Maybe I've gotten used to looking at it. But, the chop doesn't seem to be as noticeable as before. The biggest improvement is the backlight. Much better than before!
  11. Consider it a lesson learned on what happens when you use products not formulated for styrene. I used to do it and it's like banging your head against the wall. It feels so much better when you stop doing it! I now only use Tamiya primer and paint.
  12. I'm looking forward to getting the old '66 Malibu Street Machine! I want to build it like the original box art. I have the flame decals in the stash. I never have understood why Monogram called it a Malibu instead of a Chevelle. They did the same thing with the '70.
  13. Please address the brow above the windshield/windshield. It looks all kinds of wonky.
  14. Thanx guys! This thing has been on the back burner for a while! Can't believe I started this project over seven months ago! As usual, I've gotten distracted by other projects. I want to get back on this one soon and get it finished. I don't want it to end up as another project in the pile!
  15. I've been piddling around with an AMT '69 Plymouth GTX to see if I could correct the body on it and just shot the first two coats of paint on it. My plan is to primer the floorpan and do the overspray on the edges. Since the bottom of the body is Satin Black, I'm assuming that that would be the color to do the overspray with? Or would there be a bit of the main body color also?
  16. I built this model way back when the Eleanor Mustang was all the rage. Personally, I thought it was just a bit overdone. So, I wanted a Mustang that was just a little less "showy". I started by giving it a mini tub in the rear to make room for the wheels and tires from the AMT Phantom Vickie kit. It also donated the engine. The stock hood would no longer fit over the engine. A molded in teardrop hood scoop took care of that. I filled in the license plate recess on the splash pan and added a spoiler. I used a set of correct sized headlights from a Revell '69 Camaro. I also added a rear spolier. I hinged the trunk. But, I didn't do them right. When I tried to open it, I bent the hinges and never could get the trunk to seat correctly. Lesson learned. The body was then covered with Boyd's True Blue Pearl Enamel over a black base with plain old Testors White Enamel and a coat of clear. The interior got the rear seat deleted, speakers added and a set of custom bucket seats. It was covered with Flat White and Testors Blue. Thanx for checking it out!
  17. It really wouldn't make sense for Round2 to bring the original '60 Chevy Apache back. They just need to make a LWB frame and bed for the current kit. Extra points for the '61 grille and turn signal pods. They could also do a '62 with a grille and hood. The original '60 isn't that great anyway. Especially, the body.
  18. No matter what paint you use, always primer first. It does make a difference. I've painted a handful of models with AS paints. It's the same as the TS line. Just has a flat or satin finish. Both the TS-13 clear and TS-65 Pearl Clear goes over it with no problems.
  19. It's not just for tiny parts. I've done several top chops, entire roof swaps and multi pieces bodies with it. As others have stated, put the pieces together and wick the glue into the joint. I guess I've become "nose blind" to it as I barely can smell it.
  20. I use the brush. It does take some getting used to. But, once you do, you'll love it!
  21. Nice looking little Mustang Joe! Looks nice with the Acapulco Blue! Nice work!
  22. If you're doing a pro touring build, maybe check out the chassis from the Foose Cadillac. It's pretty long. I had to shorten it 7mms to go under a '49 Mercury.
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