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  1. Just now, StevenGuthmiller said:

    So sad. 
    When this sort of definitive information arises, it becomes obvious that models like the ‘60 Mercury are gone forever.

    Nobody is ever going to spend the time, effort or money to create an all new tooling of such a car. 😞





    I'd love to see the '62 Galaxie come back but sounds like it's gone too :( I still need a '62 Galaxie convert!

  2. Good info! Don't forget about the Monogram/Revell 1953 Corvette. It also has the carb setup, air cleaners & valve cover to build a '54. I'm finishing up one of these right now and prefer it over the old AMT 53-55 kits.  

    The '53-55 AMT reissue promos lend themselves well to detailing. One year at the NCRS Winter Regional Show, the National Corvette Museum had several large boxes full of Corvette promos for $5 ea. I dug around in those boxes and found 4 53-55 promos, including a rare Pennant Blue one. I miss those days, and it wasn't all that long ago! 




  3. 19 hours ago, Smoke Wagon said:

    Beautifully done. The woodie decals can be a little tricky to get set in the right place, you did a perfect job of it. Excellent work cut and buffing your paint.  

    Funnily enough, I have a similar build going on (slowly). I went with the flathead from AMT’s ‘49 Mercury kit, and Tamiya TS-11 for color. 


    I was thinking of going with the TS-11 for mine, but am trying to use up cans I have in stock before I go buy anymore! That shade of maroon looks very nice with the wood on yours.

  4. On 6/11/2022 at 7:59 PM, Mark said:

    Went to a small outdoor swap meet this morning after seeing info about it.  Not a lot of vendors, but one guy was giving stuff away.  Probably the first and last time I'll run into that.

    Yes, that's an AMT '28 Ford sedan at the right.  There's an MPC '28 pickup behind it, which is based on the sedan.  The yellow cabriolet is Monogram.  The smaller car is a Pyro '34 Ford Victoria, one of the more desirable cars from that series.

    All of these have bad chrome and are dusty (may have sat on a shelf before being boxed up later) but they're pretty well assembled.  The doors open and close on the sedan, there are some loose parts but everything is there.  The guy who built them managed to make all of the parts stay with them without overdoing the glue.


    Nice score! The Hubley roadster is a good find too. I try to buy up all the Hubleys I can find. But then again I'm partial to Model A Fords anyways!

  5. My rendition of Revell's '49 Merc wagon. Pretty much built OOB with the exception of putting a flathead from my parts bin in place of the Caddy mill. The body color is Tamiya TS-33 dull red with TS-13 clear, then sanded & buffed. The wood is Humbrol 63 enamel. I painted the wood and woodgrain decals with Tamiya clear yellow to give a varnished effect. 









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  6. 9 hours ago, StevenGuthmiller said:

    I'm no photographer, but I do enjoy snapping a few pics here and there, and even a blind squirrel finds a nut on occasion. ^_^


    Here's a few shots taken on a very recent trip that I thought turned out okay for a photographic illiterate such as myself.

    A smart phone camera can make even the most incompetent photographers among us look at least mildly adequate. :D











    Some of my favorite vacation shots from over the years.
















    These were all taken with a smart phone? Very nice work!


    3 hours ago, LennyTee said:

    If you like doing digital B&W stuff, this is about the best there is:  Silver Efex Pro by DxO. 

    I used Lightroom for several years until they went to annual subscription. I switched to DxO Photolab. A little pricey but I really like it.

    If you use an iPhone or iPad, check this app out: Halide for iPhone.

    Have fun!

    I'm going to look into this. Thanks! What little B&W I've done was converted in the program that came with my Nikon. 



  8. 21 hours ago, JohnU said:

    Thanks! I made that same observation myself awhile back, even suggested a separate section for all those obits that loaded up in here and got stepped on! Glad to see I’m not the only one with an opinion about it!

    I too don't understand the whole obit thing! 

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