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  1. Picked this up at Ollies today. A little different for me as I usually like American muscle or hot rods. But I'll give this one a try in the near future.
  2. I graduated high school in 1969, went to work with my Father in the logging business and bought my first car, a 1966 Impala SS 396, Muncie 4-speed. I am going to try and replicate it with this kit. I don't remember too much about it, and I have no pictures. If I remember correctly it was Aztec Bronze color. I have that ordered from MCW Finishes. I do remember installing chrome reverse wheels, which were the thing then, got some ordered from Pegasus. I also installed a chrome open filter air cleaner, that was the thing then also. You could buy them from Gibson's dept. stores back then. Found one in my parts box. I have finished the engine, working on the chassis now and doing some cleanup on the body and other parts while I wait on the paint. All comments welcome, thanks for looking.
  3. Hobbynut Models did not have the Aztec Bronze I needed. It's only available in lacquer, Hobbynut only carries the enamels.
  4. I'm about 250 miles from Hobbylinc, and once my order ships, which takes a few days, I get it within 2 days. But with Hobbylinc you can at least follow the process through your order status page.
  5. Well, like I said I'm in no rush. Was just wondering.
  6. I'm not really concerned, but a little confused. It states 3-9 business to ship the order, I know it didn't mean to receive the order. Probably only take 3-4 days to get to me after shipping. But what I was asking is do they send a email confirming the order, I've got nothing, that doesn't seem right after a week. Also when I go to the site I don't see anything about paint orders being back logged. It does state resin orders will be back ordered. Like I said, not really concerned, just strange not to get a confirmation email. I'm in no rush, I'm retired, don't get in a rush anymore.
  7. Thanks. I was just wondering if it was typical not to even get a notice from them after ordering. I know it takes time, but it does say ships within 3-9 business days.
  8. Watched A Man Called Otto the other night, starring Tom Hanks. Great movie. Saw Where The Crawdads Sing a few weeks ago, really good movie.
  9. I placed my order a week ago and have not heard anything from them. Is this typical? How long does it usually take for them to ship out a order?
  10. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks Bob. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks JIm. Thanks David. Thanks. Thanks. Thanks.
  11. Got the Porsche from HL, 40% off week. The DE Nascar was obtained through a trade with a forum member. The 66 Impala is from Hobbylinc. The Porsche is a little different for me since I usually build hot rods,American muscle and nascar. With the Impala I'm going to try and replicate my first car I got when I got out of high school at age 17. I don't have any pictures of it, but remember the color was Aztec Bronze. I changed out the wheels for some chrome reverse ones not long after I got it.
  12. Looks really good. I like the detailing and weathering.
  13. Calling it done. Thanks for the comments and for looking. Photos under glass.
  14. This is a nice kit. Had fun with it. Just a few problems, seems the door handles are very delicate. I broke both getting them off the tree. Then I noticed there was another set, I got one off ok, but broke the second one. I managed to get it glued back together. Also same with the wiper blades, broke one but there is only one set. So it only has a driver's side wiper, but hey it's a gasser. Paint is Tamiya orange acrylic, no clear. All comments welcome, thanks for looking.
  15. Ok, I misunderstood what you wanted it for. No, do not use the Mr. Hobby stuff, too expensive to be cleaning brushes. For cleaning brushes I use with Tamiya Acrylics I just use cheap walmart brand rubbing alcohol. Or cheap lacquer thinner.
  16. I think it's a no-no to put lacquer over enamel.
  17. The best thinner I have found to use with Tamiya acrylics is Mr. Hobby Leveling Thinner. It works great.
  18. Thanks guys. I found a Pegasus set at Burbank Hobbies.
  19. Looks great. I just built one about a month ago painted with Testors Gloss Grape.
  20. Beautiful build. Nice work.
  21. Great looking Super Bee Michelle. Nice work.
  22. Beautiful build. Nice work. Did those wheels come in that kit? I'm looking for a set.
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