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HotRodaSaurus

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  1. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Larry's '62 Renault 1093 (a factory hot rod) in his words   

    Love these little cars, just right for our European crowded little streets.
    A French model kit company called Record did a model kit of this and the more sporty looking Floride, both in 1/24 or 1/25. They sell for loads if you can find one.
    Record still exist but concentrate on 1/43 die casts or resins now.
  2. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Monograms ZZ Top Coupe.   

    Nice model, I built it in 1/32 for slot racing.
    The real thing looks as fresh today as it did then.
  3. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Monograms Black Widow.   

    Very nice   Love the old paint display
    I had heard the re release is not the same moulding as the original, true or false?
    I have an original that needs restoring in the wings at the moment. For sale-keep-for sale-keep-for sale-keep? Not sure at the moment, love these old Monograms
  4. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic SMP '58 Impala ala Larry Watson! Gold Panel Outlines!!   

    I really like this but don't get the chance to build much these days but there are a few projects and half finished kits stashed away.
    One of my to do projects was one of these, bought like yours, built but unpainted, or at least stripped, also a lot of the details sanded off. Not really sure what to do, sell or build(one day) with it but this does give me inspiration.
    My real question here is what kit did your wheel covers come from please. 
    Cheers, J
  5. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Zombie Brothers Hearse From Hell   

    That would be right at home at the 'Wasteland Weekend'. 
    No one has mentioned it so here is a link to an episode of Jay Leno's Garage.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP5dJYQtfEU 
    Hope it works, if not there is a YouTube feature on the 'Weekend'
  6. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Anyone got a link for how to chop an AMT 49 Mercury   

    Not seen that issue before  a little more help, thanks.
  7. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Anyone got a link for how to chop an AMT 49 Mercury   

    I have to say , THANKS to just about everybody here for their replies  I'll read through the lot over a few times. I did have the Barris custom books at one time but alas, no more. I remember the quartered roof, yes it did look a mess and I thought it HAD to be done that way.
    One thing I remember about the Revell chopped Merc is the front screen did not look that realistic for some reason. Some great parts in the kit though.
    Cheers all
  8. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Anyone got a link for how to chop an AMT 49 Mercury   

    Thanks for the info fella's The Barry Mazza feature is real neat.
     
  9. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic 36 Ford Coupe   

    Looks a bit like the Jack Calori coupe from the cover of a 1949 Hot Rod magazine, though that had Buick skirts.
    Does this kit come with a pre-chopped top?
  10. HotRodaSaurus added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Anyone got a link for how to chop an AMT 49 Mercury
    I have the Revell kit for the bits but also an old stock AMT Mercury. I would like the challenge of how to do it the old fashioned way. Anyone built one or got a link? 
    Cheers, John.
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  11. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic How to pronounce Porsche   

    "Nestles Milky Bar" Not Milky Bar by Nestlay
  12. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic How to pronounce Porsche   

    I always thought it pronounced Porsha 
    One of those words, a bit like Cafe Racer. 
    Need to know how to really pronounce it, ask a German from Germany and not someone whose family emigrated years ago.
    As for Cafe Racer, Yanks pronounce it Café as in Kaffay but to be historically correct it is pronounced Kafff Racer. Mike Seat hasn't got a clue, another attempt to rewrite our(English) history)
  13. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Photobucket problems   

    I use Photobucket. The real thing that annoys me about it is you log on, then get a pop up(from Photobucket) with an 'X' to close it. But this will not work, you have to close the page, then open back up and the pop up doesn't come back till next day or whenever.
  14. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Anything in 1/24th or 1/20 you want in 1/25th scale?   

    The Ghia L6.4 (sort of Duel Ghia). Probably my one favourite to have as a kit. Corgi did a die cast and someone else did a poor rendition in 1/32(Hong Kong plastic toy)
    More than likely not enough interest in it though.
     
  15. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic 1/32 1959 Ford Faitlane 500 Skyliner   

    Nice, despite your reservations.
    I built most of the 1/32 Gunze range, primarily as slot car conversions though missed this one out. I did notice the styrene is more brittle, more like coloured clear that is used for windscreens(shields).  Personally I would have left off the continental deck.
    The Gunze cars were great for the track, my favourite was the Impala but my son always nabbed the 59 Cadillac as the back swung out and could knock the following car off the track. The tyres can also be used on slot tracks using slower older cars and the custom parts wire wheels can be cut and glued for other stuff that uses those aluminium screw on types.