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    Greg Peters

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  1. What Do I Do?

    Now we need to turn this into a "round up the missing pieces" thread to increase the odds of seeing this beauty built. I have no such pieces in my parts box, or I'd happily donate.
  2. The mother of all Cobras ?

    A very interesting piece of history- led to the development of the AC Ace, which led to the development of the Cobra. Thanks for sharing it.
  3. What Do I Do?

    That sounds like a very nice gesture- you don't have to decide all at once as it is nice to have options. If you did build one of those mid-60's mystery Mopars, it seems the sender may have been on the right track in thinking it would find a good home with you (or through you to a fellow appreciator). I would sit on it for a bit, and see if the kit calls out to you as to what to do with it- build it, or pass it along to someone who appreciates it and what it stands for. There are many "birds of a feather" on the forum here when it comes to a particular type of vehicle and what is considered a grail type of kit subject. You may just find someone searching for that very kit who will truly appreciate it. Totally unrelated- many years ago (before this forum, and the one from the "other" mag came online), I bought an AMT Prestige '63 Ford Galaxie kit on sale for a couple of bucks at the local hobby shop. I opened the kit, filled a few sink marks and sanded off some mold lines, but never got around to finishing it as there were subjects nearer/dearer to my heart that kept me busy. Fast forward a few years, later I was chatting with a fellow on an online model car message board who was in search for that very kit , long after the kit had been discontinued, and long before the advent of eBay...I told him I had one, and would be happy to pop it in the mail and send it along as a "pay it forward" if he wanted it. He seemed pretty pumped to get it. I made a trip to my storage locker in another city, brought it home, and had a look through the box to make sure it was still complete (it was, down to the AMT chrome foil in the box and intact parts trees). The wife wasn't too keen on another kit coming back home to take up room on the shelf, but I told her the story, and how I was gifting it to someone who had been looking for it. I never heard from him again. Oh well, an attempted good deed. I wouldn't have been butt hurt if I had mailed it and it never got built, or if the person passed it along to someone else. Sometimes getting a kit into somebody's hands who appreciates it is reward enough. I am sure you'll figure out what to do with it.
  4. Comparing the AMT and Revell 1940 Ford Coupes.

    The lines are pretty good on the sedan also- the vertical sides of the fenders are a little slab-sided and need some loving with files and sandpaper to look like they should, but you won't have to sculpt it too much for a more realistic look. All of the AMT 40's need some TLC on the side chrome (especially where it flows into the hood sides), but with some Evergreen strip and some effort, you can have a quick building 1940 Ford that overall looks pretty "right."
  5. Comparing the AMT and Revell 1940 Ford Coupes.

    Yes, both have pluses and minuses. The AMT versions practically fall together, have a few things to take care of but look very good once you do. The new Revell kits have a few things to take care of also, but have the edge in the engine & chassis department. Revell > AMT unless you find an early issue of the latter with good chrome and minimal flash. I built the MPC back in the early 80's, and while simplified, the lines look pretty good for what is in the box. Be prepared to fill the spotlight holes on the cowl and add some details here and there unless you want that quick and simple OTB build.
  6. Special Order Sunliner.

    As always, will be watching closely on how this model comes together (and expecting great things).
  7. Special Order Sunliner.

    That is a really great colour for a Sunliner- if they would have thrown some in the showrooms, it would have probably generated several special orders back then. That will look really nice with the brown, tan & gold option.
  8. Michaels in Canada

    I see four kits I could possibly be persuaded to take home- with a 50% off coupon. I have the Bronco (but could possibly use a 2nd), have stockpiled several versions of the '69 Camaro, but wouldn't mind the Ford pickup or the Husky & Starch Torino. Truth be told, I would likely buy them at the local hobby shop, or buy a more niche type kit from the LHS that is higher up on my list of wants. I am happy to say, there are three well stocked LHS within a half hour drive from home, and I don't mind paying up at one to make sure they have a reason to stay in business. The brick & mortar hobby shop has overhead, and a fair amount of money tied up in maintaining extensive inventory, so I support them when I can. I have had a few clearance scores at Michaels over the years, but have found more than a few south of the border at a newly opened Hobby Lobby for $7.94 US. I save those clearance kits for impulse buys, and think long and hard when paying retail to ensure it is a subject I really want.
  9. 1937 Ford sedan

    I saw that magazine photo way back when (probably have it in the stash somewhere). That sedan made an impression on me also- a striking two-tone paint scheme for that body type. I have a second kit with building that vehicle in mind (did the very first issue of it in metallic grey many years ago), and have been pondering how to get an olive green metallic paint to spray the unbuilt kit I have. I was thinking a complimentary color of Createx pearl sprayed over a military flat green then buried in clear coat myself. The original vehicle's green may be metallic, may be solid- it is hard to say definitively from the photo, but it is a killer color combination for a '37 sedan either way. Both builders on the forum here need a kudo for replicating the look of the inspiration car. Well done.
  10. Don't know where this will end up....

    I like what I see so far- very authentic weathering on the painted body, replacement front end parts. Good stance for a drag strip car representing a work in progress.
  11. AMT 1939/1940 Ford Sedan

    I had two early 80's versions of the kit, and it was faint in one issue, fainter still in the newer release. Sounds like a job for some Evergreen strip, regardless of which issue you get. Still a nice subject though, even if it will take some extra work to get the trim 100%.
  12. Now that is a muscular looking MGB GT For the uninitiated, those were available with a Rover (ex-Buick nailhead) 3.5L V8, and were used as pursuit vehicles in the UK. Sadly, the ones that made it to the US and Canada weren't equipped like that.
  13. Rims and Tires

    https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://asukamodel.com/&prev=search http://tasca-shop.ocnk.net/product-list/22 "Orange Wheels"...looks to be nice product.
  14. Revell '68 Corvette Roadster 2'n1

    Hopefully the oil-based Sharpie will dry on your vinyl tires- oil-based enamel paints typically stay tacky and smear-able forever on vinyl, which is why lacquer or acrylic are the go-to products for whitewalls and white letters...fingers crossed.
  15. toolbox latches

    I bought some of their round slam locks (and some diamond plate IIRC) at a local hobby shop many years ago. They have those rectangular latches in plated also. http://donmillsmodels.com/product-category/124th-scale-truck-parts/