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Joe Lange

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  1. Super job David! However, I'd hate to be the one who has to 'drive' the Vette up on the trailer. That's a TIGHT fit!
  2. Purchased this resin 'Transkit' from Morgan Automotive Detailing about 2 months ago and decided to start it. Kris did a really nice job on this casting. I'm assuming he used an 'AMT '66 Mustang Hardtop' kit as his base because that's the kit he recommends using for additional parts. Don't try using the Revell kit! (Trust me, it DOESN'T work.) His website shows the bare bones kit. I have already added the front and rear valances and firewall. Cleaned up the body an gave it a coat of Dupilcolor primer. Still deciding on a color. Leaning toward Ford 'Silver/Blue' and a darker blue for the interior. Going to keep it stock with the 289ci. motor.
  3. Anthony, I paid $45 when it was on Ebay. He was posts them once in a while there with some other pieces but, as I stated in the post, he is planning to use Facebook eventually. Send him an email on the address I posted.
  4. Really great concept Paul. The bodywork, paint, and engine design are beautifully done! I haven't seen anyone comment on the 'fingernail decorating tape' idea yet. I'm going to look into that. It's a great idea for chrome trim. It would sure beat trying to cut Bare Metal Foil into thin strips for side molding.
  5. Greetings All, About a month ago I purchased this resin body and interior tub from a 'caster' in California. It looks like he put a lot of time and effort into this piece to make it 'factory correct' and I believe it is one of the best Corvairs I have seen. Very clean and sharp! The parts from the AMT 1968 Corvair Monza, (#6773), will fit perfectly, including the windshield. The interior even has the engine cover molded in! I purchased it from him when he was on Ebay, but he has since decided to work on a Facebook page which is not up yet. He has given me permission to post his Email address if anyone is interested. His name is Joe. randomresinjoe@gmail.com If you are a fan of Corvairs, Station Wagons, or just looking for an unusual project, you won't be disappointed in the quality of this casting.
  6. Beautiful work Rich. The color, chrome trim, and the color matching wheels really set it off! Never thought about a 4-door Corvair for my collection.... until now!
  7. Got it! Thanks Jim.
  8. Great build Jim! Really nice color. I bought a can of Dupli-Color 'Cordova Brown Met' that I plan on using for a Jo-Han '66 AMC Marlin' this summer. I'm guessing that the gold basecoat is a must to bring out the color like yours. Also like the Florida license plate!
  9. Thank you guys, for the kind words!
  10. Thanks, Emre, There is no scale reference on the box or instructions. I'm guessing 1/32 scale. But the wheels and tires were from a 1/25 kit and I think they fit pretty well.
  11. Greetings All, I've had this Aurora kit for ages and was first put off by the overly complicated 6-piece body, but after years pushing it around on the shelf, I decided to attack it. For some reason, my kit did not have bumpers but after looking at several photos of the real thing on-line, it looks just as good without them. (Like a Porsche 356 or Ferrari 250 GTO). I tried using as much as possible out of the kit. Headlight assemblies, dashboard, seats, grill and windshield. Found a better steering wheel, and assorted accessories. The wheels and tires are from the 1963 Ford Cougar II, (AMT?), kit. The paint is Dupli-Color, Ford Dark Blue Metallic and a clear topcoat.
  12. Thank you Mike, for the lead on Robert Burns and the resin Scout body! I will try to contact him tomorrow.
  13. I agree. 'Woodie wagon' was just a term used by the public referring to wood bodied station wagons. Rob Hall mentioned the term 'utility truck', which could be any type of work truck. The Sport Utility Vehicle term only came to be in the 1970's and is nothing more than a marketing gimmick for doing away with car based station wagons and selling bigger 4 wheel drive land yachts. Which they accomplished very well by the end of the 1980s. Correct, VW buses were not referred to as Minivans. They were just vans. Incidentally, all 'Big 3' vans started out in the 1960's with 90in wheelbases. Gee...smaller than a 'Minivan'! Interesting specs on the VW vs the Chrysler Minivan, 1984 VW Vanagon: Wheelbase-97in. Height-76in. Length-179in. VW vans had sliding side doors since 1968, 1967 in Europe. 1984 Chrysler Minivan: Wheelbase-112in. Height-65in. Length-176in 1949-1967 Original VW van/bus/(whatever term): Wheelbase-94.5in. Height-76in. Length-168in.
  14. 1935 was the first Chevy Suburban. A 'station wagon type' body based on a commercial, (truck), frame. Remember, by 1935 the automobile based station wagon was already being produced by several manufactures. And....what exactly is a 'utility vehicle'? A work truck? If that's the case, aren't pickup trucks 'utility' vehicles? If you are a pickup fan you might want to look at a 1908 International Harvester Auto Wagon, (derived from the 1907 IH Auto Buggy). Possibly the 'First' American pickup truck? Like I said previously, car manufactures love reclassifying their vehicles so the simple minded public will buy it. Like four door coupes!
  15. Keyser, I agree about the convoluted terminology. The first three years, '46-48, the Jeep 'Station Wagon' was 4-wheel drive. 1949 it was an option. I realize, like the term 'SUV', manufactures love to play games with car class terminology. The gullible buying public will buy anything, as long the name attached to it, is attractive. I retired from a little German Auto manufacture here in Alabama that built the majority of their 4-wheel drive vehicles for the world market and it's amazing the number of options, (garbage), that people think they need it their SUV/Off Road(?) vehicles. By the way, when Volkswagen first introduced their passenger 'van' to the U.S. market in the 1950's, they called it the VW 'Station Wagon'. Then Ford, Chevy, and Dodge introduced their vans in the early '60s to compete with it. Then the 'Marketing Genius' Lee Iacocca called his 'new invention', (in 1984!), a Mini Van. yeah right. Greg, You're right! The first gen Scout was a really good looking, clean, simple vehicle. Brian, there is someone on Ebay that makes a 1/24 3D print Scout 800 body, BUT the young man is in the Ukraine! Not exactly someplace I would like to order anything from right now.
  16. Hey Guys, or Gals, Got a question about the 1st series, International Scout, (1961-68?) I am not a big truck/SUV/jeep fan. I am an automotive history geek. Mainly American and European, (and a little Asian). As far as model cars go, I like the Concept/Prototype cars and mostly 1st generation manufacture's automobiles. So,...A little input from the Jeep/off road fans would be appreciated. I see where a few people think the Ford Bronco was the 'granddad' of the SUV.(?!) Of course, the more informed know the International Scout came about in the very early '60 ahead of the Bronco. That being said, has anybody noticed there aren't any kits/transkits of the 'Original', First Generation Scout? Big model manufacture or small resin producers? I thought this particular vehicle would hold a prominent place in Jeep/Off Road model builder's heart? I wouldn't mind adding one to my collection. Oh yeah,....speaking of 'first's'. I would have thought the Jeep 'Station Wagon', (1946), would really be the first SUV. What do you say folks?
  17. Thanks Pete! I tried 'every which way' to find the photos to no avail. Like I stated, I no I.T. genius. Porscheman hasn't posted anything since last year and he hasn't responded to a message I sent him a few days ago. Hope is OK. Thanks again for you input.
  18. I'm looking for the pictures Porscheman posted of his '47 Crosley back in 2013. I see his posts but no pics. I've also tried to contact him but haven't gotten any response. It looks like he hasn't posted anything since last year. I'm no 'I.T. genius' so, how come I can't find the pictures?
  19. Beautiful build, Clifford! First Class workmanship and the color is spot on!
  20. Greetings All, Just purchased an AMT 67 Camaro kit, (Ebay), and I am going to build it stock. Standard version, NOT RS/SS or Z28. Just a V8 with a 4 speed floor shift. 'Super simple' and clean with wheel covers and red line tires. My question is about TIRE/WHEEL SIZE. Everywhere I have looked on-line is not clear. In 67 there are 2 size wheels: 14 inch and 15 inch rims. Is the 14in for the 6 cylinder versions and 15's for the V8's? I see where Fireball Modelworks has '67 Camaro 14in wheel covers and F70-14 tires and I just sent him an email enquiring about his business since his accident in Jan. If the 14in doesn't look too small I don't mind using the smaller 14in combo. Anybody else been through this? Does the 14in setup look too small? Thanks for any input!
  21. Thanks guys, for all the complements!
  22. Thanks guys, for the complements, and thank you Bill for posting the pics of the kit and box! My box was pretty ratty when I first got it.
  23. Hi Trevor, Thanks for the complements. It's a kit, but definitely not an 'out of the box' build. See my reply to member Kah Puts for details.
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