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  1. Just outstanding!! Incredible detail!!
  2. They do not have a website (yet). You have to contact them through Facebook. Go to Facebook, then search LPH 1320 Model Products. Once on their FB site, go to media and select pictures. One of the photos is an inventory list that lists their products and costs. You message them to place an order. They accept PayPal money transfer. I am not affiliated with them, but their parts are first rate and incredibly detailed, they are VERY helpful if you have questions, and they shipped very promptly after I ordered.
  3. At the recommendation of Charles at Pro-Tech Model Parts, I used 045" braided line for the oil lines and .035" braided line for the fuel lines. I think Charles' recommendations were perfect!
  4. Very nice work!! May have been a pain, but it turned out well!
  5. This turned out very, very well! I love seeing these Ford GT's from he 66-68 era, and you did a fantastic job!
  6. Very nice. Great work on this one!!
  7. This looks great! Just an idea....would a Molotow Chrome 1mm fine point be able to do the chrome on the seats??
  8. That is certainly different, but I like it!! Good job!!
  9. That is a really COOL build!! It turned out very well. You did an excellent job on the build, paint and decals!!
  10. That is fantastic!! I love your weathering on it. Great job!!
  11. There isn't any need to be scared! FOR THE MOST PART, the kit assembles just like any of the Revell 1/16 Funny Car kits. My suggestions to make your experience more enjoyable are: 1. Replace the kit supplied spark plug wires (which are stiff plastic) with aftermarket spark plug wires and boots. My personal preference is Pro-Tech, but there are several that make them. 2. Test fit EVERYTHING. I've built LOTS of the Revell 1/16 kits. I know what does and doesn't need checking. Even though this is just an updated "Jungle Jim Vega" kit, there were some parts that I didn't check, that I expected to fit, that didn't without some minor adjustments, and that caused some of my frustrations. This is totally on me and has nothing to do with the kit. 3. Don't use the rear window decal!! Either leave the rear window clear glass or do what I did, paint the rear window silver/aluminum. The decal is just a little too large and it interferes with the the roof and trunk decals from seating at the ends and IMO, contributed to the "Bubbling" I experienced with the first set of decals. 4. If you use the kit supplied tubing, become friends with your wife's hair dryer. Even though I didn't use much of the tubing supplied, choosing to use Pro-Tech braided line for most of the plumbing, I did use some. The tubing supplied with the kit is fairly stiff and it made getting the bends required somewhat difficult. Heating the tubing before using it made it more pliable. I certainly hope you have fun building up your kit. I'll gladly answer any question you may have as you progress on it. Just message me.
  12. I received my Green Elephant kit almost exactly 6 months ago. Building this kit has simultaneously been one of the most satisfying builds and one of the most frustrating. I put more effort in to getting as much as I could historically correct and adding that extra level of detail in to this one. The paint on the body is Tamiya TS52 Candy Lime Green over grey primer. The tins are painted with Tamiya TS 20 Metallic Green. Pro-Tech braided lines were used on the engine for fuel and oil lines, and Pro-Tech spark plugs wires were used in place of the plastic lines supplied with the kit. The engine injectors and injector hat are resin parts from LPH 1320 Model Parts, and are some of the most detailed parts I've ever found. Overall the kit built up pretty much like any Revell 1/16 kit. I know Atlantis made some modifications to adjust the stance, and I made additional modifications to lower the back end and get the nose down. The use of the LPH parts necessitated modifying the interior tin in the blower area, as I raised the blower cover 5mm (approx.). From what I can find, the real car always ran two parachutes, so I built up a new mount for the parachutes and "stole" a parachute pack from another 1/16 kit. A word of caution to anyone building this kit in the future. When I received the kit, the front windshield was in two pieces, although the box was pristine and sealed. I contacted Atlantis and they immediately sent out a new windshield. HOWEVER....the new windshield cracked when I glued it in place with Testors clear plastic glue. The curvature of the windshield does not match the curvature of the body and the windshield is very thin, so it fractures with very little stress. The decals were probably the most frustrating things I've ever dealt with. The completed model is actually a combination of two separate decal sheets, both from Atlantis. The first attempt at decaling the car was an unqualified failure! The hood and roof decals WOULD NOT lay flat (despite going through a half bottle of MicroScale MicroSol!) and bubbled up as they dried. Both the white side stripes also bubbled badly. After removing the bubbled decals, I again attempted to get the decals to lay down, (using the rest of the bottle of MicroSol) and a new technique. I heated the body up with a hair dryer as the decals soaked in water. I then slid the decal on the warm-up body and applied MicroSol and with a very wet cloth continued to smooth and apply pressure to get them to lay down. I still got a small wrinkle on the hood decal, but although I'm not happy, I'm not buying another set of decals! I have been building models for just over 60 years, and at almost 68 years of age, this is probably the best I can do on detailing and assembling a model. I hope you all like it. Questions and comments welcome!
  13. You did an excellent job on that kit. You are correct....it is VERY finicky! I got frustrated and put mine up multiple times before I finished it.
  14. I am old enough and fortunate enough to have seen the real car run. You nailed it!! Great job!!
  15. That is a VERY nice build!! It looks great!!
  16. Great job on this one!! Beautiful!!
  17. If you decide to build the Challenger 1, message me. The recently restored car was at the Museum of Speed at Daytona International Speedway when we were down there in October and I took a bunch of pictures. They may or may not help you, but I'll gladly send you the electronic files for your reference.
  18. THAT is SWEET!! Beautiful job!!
  19. BEAUTIFUL!! Nice work on this and an absolutely FANTASTIC paint job!!
  20. Unless I am missing something, the Slixx decals for this version of the Green Elephant are only available in 1/25 scale. This model I am building is 1/16 scale. Thank you for the suggestion though!
  21. Keeping this in the WIP for a few more days. This thing has fought me every step of the way recently. I am very disappointed in the decals. I am not perfect by any stretch, but no matter how much Micro Sol I used (and it was considerable!!) and how much heat from a hair dryer I used, I couldn't get the decals to lay flat on some of the curves. They either wrinkled or they bubbled up after I thought they had set. I have ordered new set of decals from Atlantis, but I don't anticipate them being a whole lot better. I am pretty happy with the stance of the body on the frame and how it sets when assembled. I did raise the rear axle and changed the doghouse on the interior tin (maybe a fraction too much!) both to clear the LPH 1320 Crower injection and hat, and to get the stance a little lower in the front of the car. I am very pleased with the LPH 1320 Crower parts! The detail was outstanding and they are much more representative of the car as it raced in its time. The wiring and plumbing is from ProTech Model Parts. Much thanks to them!! I had never used their parts before and contacted them and they certainly steered me in the correct direction! I have a few things yet to complete. I am in the process of building a different parachute mount so that I can mount two parachutes (every picture I can find of the car has it with two chutes, not a single) and mount the chute lines. I still need to install the headers, and of course finish the decals. It is certainly not perfect, but truth be told, it is about the best I can do at this point inmy life!! Thanks for looking and as always comments welcomed!
  22. Mike, this project is just jaw dropping!! Your attention to detail, and fabrication skills are outstanding. I know you agonized over the motor, esp. those headers, but WOW!! The whole project is just amazing!! I can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve next.
  23. Beautiful work on this model. It turned out well. I love the Ford GT 40 models!!
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