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  1. Sir, if you don't mind me asking, what color paint are you using on this build as the body/chassis color??
  2. As a long time open wheel fan, I'm definitely looking forward to more of this one!! Great start so far!!
  3. That turned out VERY nice!! Great job!!
  4. It is a pulling tractor. In the US they have competitions to see who can pull a weighted load the furthest using a tractor. They have different classes with different rules. It can draw some BIG crowds and pays serious money to win. This would compete in the unlimited class in all likelihood. Search YouTube for Tractor Pulls to see what it is about.
  5. You did an outstanding job on a notoriously difficult build!! It looks "Right" and you attention to detail is fantastic.
  6. Beautiful builds!! Just fantastic. As an aside, I was devastated when "Zookeeper" made his last pass in 1969.
  7. Beautiful build!! Fantastic paint job and amazing decals!!
  8. Awesome, outstanding, fantastic!! That is one beautiful build!!
  9. I acquired a Revell 1/16 Gene Snow Charger several years ago and began working on it more than 2 years ago. As is typical with many these older kits, the tires were an issue and unfortunately, the kit had experienced some heat at some point, as some of the plastic was very brittle and deformed. Nevertheless, it assembled in to a reasonable shelf model. Among the modifications: I relocated the rear end, modified the doghouse over the injector hat, modified the cockpit tin, fixed the front wheels in to a slight turn (not an option...the ends of the front axle were both broken!) and used aftermarket tires and Chuck Boerner decals. Paint is Tamiya Metallic Red TS-18 over a Silver base. Comments welcome and THANKS for looking!!
  10. Very NICE!! Between the decals and the paint it just shimmers. Great job!!
  11. Great job!! This turned out FANTASTIC!! I remember watching the highlights of the Daytona 500 where this car ran. They did an amazing job to be competitive with a car that had a huge HP handicap. A great tribute to an outstanding effort
  12. Very Nice!! I was a huge fan of the Can-Am series. This is a great job of recreating one of the landmark cars!
  13. Impressive work sir!! Love the paint job!
  14. Thanks for the comment!! I certainly hope you have better luck with yours. Next to nothing went together like it should have. It was like all the mating surfaces were about 1/16" off. Not trying to discourage you, but just preparing you for lots of fit issues if your kit is like mine.
  15. Thank you iBorg! Yes, I do use FB and I have applied for membership to his group. Your reply is much appreciated!!
  16. sflam123

    Decals wanted

    Hello all!! I am in search of decals for the Don Prudhomme US Army Vega funny car in 1/16 scale AND for the 1974 Gene Snow Revell Charger, also in 1/16 scale. If anyone knows of a source for these I would very much appreciate the contact information. Thank you in advance!!
  17. A brief backstory: I picked this kit up at a "yard sale" a few years ago. The kit APPEARED to be factory sealed and the box was in good shape. When I finally got around to opening it, the kit was anything but: multiple missing pieces and broken pieces. There were too many things broken and missing to mention them all, but the worst were the rear tires and wheels were missing and the frame had multiple breaks and missing sections, and the rear wing supports were missing. After almost two years of assembling, disassembling, fabricating and ordering replacement wheels and tires, I am calling it done. It is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I am proud of the fact that despite the kit fighting me every step of the way, I finished it and it will make a nice shelf model. Comments welcome and THANKS for looking!!
  18. This looks GREAT!! I know you had issues, but you sure overcame them! Nice work!! Did you start with a Revell kit??
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