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1st 700 Quad

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About 1st 700 Quad

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    MCM Regular
  • Birthday 05/25/1958

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24 1/25

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  • Location
    Indianapolis, IN
  • Full Name
    Steven Prange
  1. What Model Is Your Sentimental Favorite And Why?

    My sentimental favorite is the AMT Silhouette show car. I've tried and hopefully succeeded in obtaining an issue with every box art that it had been available in. Second fave would be the AMT Deora and the same goes for the collection of Box Art although I am missing the "Alexander's Drag Time" box.
  2. Auto Quiz #327 - FINISHED

    Oh My!! Ugly it's NOT! I only wish this was available in scale. I'd love to build one of these in 1/25th!
  3. Rattle Can Primers

    The most forgiving primer I have found is Testors Lacquer Primer. It goes on smooth with no runs or orange peel. It's available in grey for use under dark colors and white for use under light colors. It's sometimes kinda hard to find and I have had to have it special ordered for me at the LHS. There's an Enamel primer but I haven't has as good a luck with it getting runs and for some reason the Enamel one spits sometimes. I have never had the Lacquer one do that. MY .02.... :-) Steve
  4. Warped Promos

    Sadly it would be the only way I can afford to get some of the cars that I want. Vintage kits costing several hundred dollars are out of my league.
  5. Warped Promos

    Just had an idea........cast the warped body in resin, fix the warp in the resin body using the warm water technique then either use that body or make a new mold of the repaired body......expensive rubber wise but if it's the only available way to get certain stuff.....
  6. warehouse and loading dock (scale 1/25)

    I love that all the trucks are COEs. Where did you get that cab for the red International??
  7. Pearl paint

    I always get looked at funny when I buy several bottles of the same color fingernail polish at the dollar store. There are some great colors, though, that will look great on models. Steve
  8. Is there anything that can be done to "fix" warped promos? I know they are not styrene or resin but, usually, some form of ABS or acetate plastic and over time they warp. Can anything be done to bring these back to the proper shape? I know you can fix resin with warm water but does this work with acetate or ABS? I see so many cool promos that I would like to add to my collection or upgrade by cutting the hood open and adding an engine, etc but some are so badly warped that all 4 tires don't touch the ground at once anymore. Anyone have any remedies?
  9. A while back; someone, somewhere posted a picture of a mid-60s Suburban that had been converted into what I can only call a Timing and Scoring Truck. It had a platform of some sort built up in the rear, a hole cut into the roof with a framework raising that portion of the roof and chicken wire filling the gap. Apparently scorers would stand on the platform and look out thru the chicken wire to do their jobs. I THOUGHT I saved a picture of this in my Model Reference Photos folder on my computer but apparently I am mistaken. I can't find it anywhere and with the new Suburban out I could build it now. If ANYONE has ANY idea what I'm talking about and has this picture I sure would like to see it again, I have done every conceivable search in Google Images and it just does NOT come up.....HELP!!
  10. Round 2 August 2017 Product Spotlight

    I know this is models but....doofus.....the Ecto1-A is NOT an Eldorado. An Eldorado is a front wheel drive coupe and the only front wheel drive hearses started in the 1990s.......sheesh.
  11. New IH Casting In The Works

    Sweet! So many fire trucks built on this chassis. I can't wait.
  12. SUPERNATURAL 67 Impala

    FINALLY, it's out in 1/24th. It was in 1/18th, 1/43rd and 1/64th. Everything but the right scale.....I have all the others now I need to get this one. I have the resin 4-door from Perry's Resin and will be building that but since this is my current fave car from my current fave TV show I have to have them all.
  13. 1966 Cadillac window hearse 7/27/17 Update

    I first heard this description at the new model show in Louisville a few weeks ago. I'd like to adopt it as my building motto if that'd be permitted I think it's genius.
  14. Revell 1966 Chevy Suburban

    Jimmy Flintstone has a panel version almost finished. It is to be offered in both stock height and chopped. Steve