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  1. 😁That would have saved me alot of time and I would have missed all the fun and aggravation. But it would be a neat kit to have. MPC came out with a later (maybe a 1968 Jeep) version called a Commando.
  2. This is what I came up with up to now. There were small running boards (if I remember right) came in a 66 AMT Lincoln kit, I made a mold of them , cast a few and they fit perfectly in front and behind the rear tires. Cobbled up a pipe bumper and completed the boom assembly. Now to get that body as smooth as I can and try to get it done this year .
  3. These Pegasus get you close but they are only 5 spoke not 6. Hope you find what you need, I know how it can be chasing ideas.
  4. I was getting lazy building this jeep but then I started laying in a new floor . I had a bunch of scrap evergreen and the next thing you know I sparked some life to get it done. Fabricate a old homemade boom. Once I get everything done and in position I will loose that tailgate.
  5. This is the SMP Imperial box and custom parts, directions and decals. Everything is in pretty great shape except the decals, they are pretty dried out. Looking for intresting trade. The white parts are also common with other SMP/AMT kits of that era. Only wear is from being 61 years old but no box splits or repairs, just 2 very small cracks in folds of instructions
  6. You will have to stand tall on Hubley Renault , usually find more builders when I was looking for one.
  7. I think it looks just fine, the Miller decals give it character .
  8. I was working on the back area and put a crack in the lower cab wall, the crack started to appear wet and had a chemical smell. This is my first experience with a 3D body, is this something any one else saw or heard of? After making the repair the primer would not adhere around that area..so I cleaned it with strong soap solution and it seems fine now. Now back to smoothing out the body.
  9. Has anyone heard from Vince Nelson? Its really been awhile, hope all is well.
  10. I didnt print it, I bought and it listed as s '46 on ebay.. the rear bed floor would need to be removed and replaced for any chassis to fit, its pretty deep. I can do it , its just easier for me ( getting too old😄)to piece build around it.
  11. Its the frame arches at the rear end. I found a frame tbat would work close enough with the 4x4 goods.
  12. This is a 3D printed body that will need a chassis and interior . No chassis came close to fitting with out a lot of alterations so making the chassis in pieces as I go. Im at the interior plate now and thats where the front chassis rails will mount. This body will need clean up to smooth out the marks and door and hood lines will need to be deeper. Bed floor will also need detail added. I will go to the parts boxes many times on this one. 😄
  13. Its not done the way George Barris did it , but its still a save. I gave up the airbrush [tired of cleaning it] so no fogging on this paint. No original decals , its missing the wind direction and wind speed indicators and correct side pipes but everything else is there. The original glass was full of glue and fingerprints, so all glass is new. I made a mold of the sled and cast a few , this one is one of the resin copies. Decals maybe from ' Gopher vintage ' , cant remember. Paint is all Tamiya. Light lenses are epoxy.
  14. All the parts that needed alot of attention are done. The rest of this rebuild should move along just fine....I hope.
  15. A little color this weekend and touched up the chrome wheels. I decided to use all original kit parts only, except the decals , they will be aftermarket. Even tho' the kit came apart pretty good , I still have alot of glue and paint residue on most parts that need clean-up , and chrome parts need some minor attention.
  16. Looks really good. You get more satisfaction scratching one out vs buying one then altering it to fit .Keep up the good work.
  17. Sprue cutters and x-acto knife is all I use. Sometimes the parts come off in bad shape and either have to modify or turn to the parts box. As far as decals go , no I dont do them. This BedBuggy was one of the tougher rebuilds.
  18. Nice looking Raiders coach and grouping. I saw some place a person cast the original kit figures of Paul Revere and Raiders.
  19. I have 2 of these,1 mint and 1 builder. Im going to do the builder as a USPS ShowRod a little different than the Barris design. Its complete except the decals but I have some modern USPS signage to use. The original builder ,as usual with these old showrods, used way too much paint and glue but most of the paint came off and it actually came apart nicely, the steering still works. I have the original tires and wheels for the kit but I may try using wrinkle wall slicks and a more shallow spoke wheel . May also paint 50% blue bottom and 50% white with a red stripe to seperate the colors. The MPC/AMT 29 Ford Woody shares alot of chassis parts with this MPC kit.
  20. Kit #2 from the MPC Hall of Fame 3 car set . This kit can be done 1 of 3 ways, Clarks green #92 or Gurney White #93 or a developmental version with a early double overhead cam . Kit come with all decal versions. This kit ,so far ,is pretty straight forward. The 2 pc plastic tires are a little lame but at least they are not the vinyl ones.
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