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  1. I'm glad they are the right ones. PM me your address and I'll send them on Monday. Do you want all 4 tires and the inserts or just 2 inserts. Either way is fine with me. Nothing needed in return. -Rich
  2. Hi Cary, I thought you'd find these easily. I've been getting ready for a move and have been quite busy packing things but made time last night to look for the whitewalls. I think these may be the right ones. The 3 photos with no flash look yellow but the whitewalls are white. I believe they came with the 59 Chevy as well as some other cars, not sure which these particular ones came with. Do these look right to you? If you can use them they are yours. -Rich
  3. I figured I might as well give this a try. I have an NOS kit with a cracked windshield. The rear glass is fine. I tried glass from a Johan F-85 and AMT Tempest, Chevy II and a couple of others but they don't fit. I am checking the auction site regularly also. I have a lot of parts, mostly from kits that are over 20 years old. --Thanks, Rich
  4. I have the AMT rear bumper (tail lights are part of it) and the vertical pieces that go above it. They are still on the chrome tree. PM me if you want them, nothing needed in return. -Rich
  5. Carl, I believe I have NOS parts from a Monogram 1/24 kit. I just need to double check. I also have NOS AMT parts but the tail lights go into the bumper so I'm guessing it's the wrong one. -Rich
  6. Mark, I have these used ones. The front chrome is really pretty nice but the rear bumper chrome is pretty worn. Also, one end of the rear one looks like it was broken off and glued back on. If you want these, let me know. I can paint the rear one or both with Molotow chrome if you want me to but it would have to dry a while before I send them. These are from a kit. Nothing needed in return. -Rich
  7. Hi Paul, I guess I'm thick headed. I thought you were looking for Continental brand rubber tires. If you are looking for Continental kits from original 1959-60's kits, I have some. I also have the bumper holders and bumper extension pans. Are there any particular ones you are looking for? Some have the car brand molded on the covers, etc. I can send some photos if you like. -Rich
  8. Scott, I have these used ones. They are not perfect but better than nothing. Let me know if you are interested. - Rich
  9. Thanks Paul, Gerald, Glen, Tom, David, and Al. I really appreciate all your comments. -Rich
  10. Mario, very nice job on this 62! That color looks superb and your detailing is excellent. The first 3 photos look especially realistic.
  11. I really like this one Matthew. Wonderful engine detail. Great colors and looks good with the vinyl roof.
  12. Thanks John, I really appreciate your comments. A busy background doesn't bother me but I took another look and see what you mean about the car on the box looking like it's part of my model. I see why the background could be a distraction to some people. I just never thought about it. And you are correct, the next to last photo does show the true colors better than the other photos. I was closer to the model when I took that photo. I know I need to get better lighting. I added another light but it's not enough. I think I'm going to buy a light box which will have different color backgrounds. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. By the way, your work bench looks less cluttered than mine! -Rich Thank you Carl!
  13. Thanks Tom, and thanks for your thoughts on a background.
  14. Ricky, thanks for your comments and for giving your thoughts about the backgrounds. Thank you Mario, a mix sounds like a good solution. I may try that. Thank you Doyle, about my model and your opinion on photo backgrounds.
  15. I've been busy and haven't posted a model for a while so thought I'd take some photos today. This one has Modelhaus bumpers, hubcaps, and hood ornament. The tires are original 1959 issue. I realize there are better tires available and sometimes use them but I like the looks of these originals. I guess I'm nostalgic. The trim, of course, is Bare Metal Foil. I really like the 59 Continentals and have four built. I posted my black Craftsman series one a few months ago. I'll probably build another at some point. I appreciate your taking the time to look and hope you like this one. I'm always open to comments ,questions, and suggestions, and appreciate them all. I would like to ask for some honest opinions. I know I still need to improve my photos but it has been suggested to me that my backgrounds may be distracting to some people. I usually try to include original boxes in the background because I like seeing them. I could use a plain background just as easily and would like to know what you all would prefer. I'll go with the majority. Thanks again for looking. -Rich
  16. Great job, Steven! The colors and detailing are perfect as usual. My 60 Edsel is just about finished and I have my 59 in progress, it's yellow and white.
  17. Rick, that's a fine looking model. You did a great job and the extra detail really adds to it. I've been wanting to build one of mine, I really need to get on the ball. -Rich
  18. Al, very nice job on saving this one. I think the color choice is perfect and the detailing looks great. What are the hubcaps from? They look close to what came with the kit. I built a few of these in years past but don't have them any more. I really need to get one. I like the more uncommon cars.
  19. I still enjoy opening an old kit from my stash and just looking at it. The smell of the plastic is still there and yes, different manufacturers had different smells, just like real cars. It really brings back great memories. -Rich
  20. I started building in 1959 at age 8. I think the Johan 59 Dodge and Oldsmobile were my first. I still have a few of my original builds and they have never been altered in any way. Here are 3 of them. The 62 Fairlane was purchased on our summer family trip home from Tennessee and I built it when we got home to Ma. I painted it with AMT lacquer spray and also used the same can to spray the 62 Chevy pickup my brother got on that trip. He was older but I was better at painting so he wanted me to do it. The 60 Lincoln and 62 Rambler are a couple more of my original builds. As you can see, I wasn't painting the chrome trim in 1960. -Rich
  21. Hugh, nice job on the Valiant. That shift lever is great! I love unusual looking cars and 4 doors so you got me on this one!
  22. Okay, here's another small scale model. How about a Hubley Tiny Toys 1960 Chevrolet pickup? This is a restoration I did. It's a rather crude model but built up it has a charm that has always made me like it. I built at least one in the early 60's. The white is just polished plastic. I didn't fill gaps, etc. I chose to make it a very simple build, just painting and detailing it. I decided not to restore the horse trailer at this time but may do it some day. I've included photos of my factory sealed NOS kit. This one came with a horse trailer and horses but they also made it with a boat and trailer. I've read that these are about 1:60 scale. The kits don't come up too often but built-ups are not too hard to find. Thanks for looking! -Rich
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