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  • Location Dracut, MA
  • Full Name Steve DeVaux - Vintage Racing Miniatures

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  1. VRM added a post in a topic Hey Hot Rod and Street Rod guys! Need some new product help!   

    The door art is being worked as filler for a gold sheet, and we already have a few done.  The text would be gold engine turn with accents.  
    I have reworked the silver one a bit and have added a strip with a smaller pattern for dashboards.  Hopefully Cartograf can actually print it - some of the resolutions of things I send are close to subatomic and even Cartograf has not figured out how to print at that level...
    It still should be a good sheet, and if the dash size works out I will do another sheet of just that with some other small detail bits.  The blue dots look WAAAY cool onscreen...
  2. VRM added a post in a topic '72-'74 Cuda Grille   

    They have been sent to Kevin at Missing Link.  He told me a while ago that the parts need to be polished up before casting.  Not sure where these are in the pipline, but I do know that he has had a busy summer with his day job.
  3. VRM added a post in a topic Has anyone from the USA bought parts from the Australian site "thepartsbox" before?   

    I have ordered a couple of times.  The resin quality is not bad.  Certainly not up to Missing Link or Replicas and Miniatures standards, but the 2-3 air bubbles you fine will usually be easy to fill, and the flash is minimal.
  4. VRM added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    Nope - wheels are good. They are a bit of a PITA for detailing and getting the chrome MB emblem in the middle to work, but they are still very good.
    The only things I found wrong are:
    1. Speakers, but no radio. I wish they had not made a depressed area to sit the speakers as it means I have to wait a bit for the putty to dry before prepping all my non-radio versions. Really not a big problem...
    2. No backs to the seat. Easy fix, but kind of a basic error and shows up in the finished model.
    3. No tie down rail in the rear section of the interior. This will be a bit tough to correct, but I doubt most will notice it is even missing.
    4. Dunlop R5s (tread pattern in the kit) not available until the year after the 300SL coupe ceased production. Really a minor point - the rubber Tamiya gives you in the kit is excellent except for the lack of sidewall detail.

    Overall - these are nits, and nothing that keeps me from buying a single kit.

    Steve D.
  5. VRM added a post in a topic ’68 Camaro   

    First time I've seen this thread - very cool. I would be interested in 3-4 hoods if they were ever cast.

    BTW - I have seen original cars with the hood with the shorter point just as this one has. They seem to be on more of the '68s. I have also seen original cars with the longer point as in the pic of the blue car. Those hoods seem to show up more often on '67s.
    There were also some very early 'stinger' hoods that only had the '67 Vette style scoop area - no front point at all (though they did still have the raised centre ridge of the regular Camaro hood).
    At least two companies made original stinger hoods, Fast Glass and AA Fibreglass, that I know of.
    I'm not sure if Nickey, Yenko, Motion etc had a preferred vendor, or who it was if they did.

    So pleeeaaase can I get some hood copies??

  6. VRM added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    So does anybody know if the AMT Vanishing Point Challenger actually had a hardtop that did not have the vinyl texturing?

    Steve D.
  7. VRM added a post in a topic Hey Hot Rod and Street Rod guys! Need some new product help!   

    The engine-turned area is about 4.5 inches by 5.5 inches and will be silver chrome - it is actually pretty big and will cover a lot of area. The strip is a small band on one side.

    Here is a close up pic of one of the 1/24th Midget sheets. You can check out other decals here:

  8. VRM added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Hey Hot Rod and Street Rod guys! Need some new product help!
    Hey Gang,
    I'm working up the chrome silver engine turned decal sheet and I have a strip down the side that I would like to fill with some hot rod chrome details.
    I already have things like a skull/crossbones, Maltese cross, some old style Ford V8s, old script Fords (with and without blue oval), spider, blue dot rings (for Rep and Mins blue dots), and may do some chrome flames. I even have a reclining lady like on the truck mud flaps, but not sure she is going to make the final cut...

    The engine turned decals will be great for firewalls, dashboards, etc.

    Any input and ideas would be helpful.

    BTW - please do not suggest factory stock stuff - that will be on the same print set and Camaro, Barracuda, Mustang, and Corvette are first up. A few other things are also planned for later releases.

    For those not aware, I produce waterslide decals but mine are professionally printed, not ALPS ones.

    Thanks all,
    Steve D.
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  9. VRM added a post in a topic AMT 69 Camaro Convert   

    Anyone have a spare set I can either borrow (for casting) or buy outright?

    Someone already casting them would be great too.
  10. VRM added a topic in Wanted!   

    AMT 69 Camaro Convert
    Hey all...
    Got a question about the current and original AMT 69 Camaros.
    I'm looking for a set of scoops that are shown on the box art from the original '69 pace car kit and dont know if the new kits have all the same detail bits.

    The scoops are the two small ones on the hood - they look similar to 69 Barracuda scoops.

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  11. VRM added a post in a topic Who has the best redlines in the market?   

    They use T-426 as redlines (and they are good - I have the RR kit), but they only list them as whitewalls. I would repaint them anyway.
  12. VRM added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    No worries Maxx...you will like this kit a lot. Be forewarned - the tolerance between panels (hood and doors) is REALLY precise. Make sure you consider paint thickness when you are doing paint prep.
  13. VRM added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    Maxx - sorry, the Tamiya kit is all new. The old Revell Germany that was posted is (I think) the old Heller version.
  14. VRM added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    Nope - definitely not the Italeri 1/24th. That kit did not have opening doors. The Heller and AMT versions had opening doors. The Heller version had wheels with vent holes too close to the hub just like the one in the pic. The Heller also had a front clip you had to attach (2 piece body as described). My money is on the 1/24th Heller.
  15. VRM added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    Yeah, he gave me two sets of the copied AMT versions, but they are smaller (1/25th), and do not really look right for the Tam kit. I gave him a Tam kit at the NNL and he was going to see what he could do. Did he make a new pattern for 1/24th?
    I also told him about the Dunlops (which are nice in the kit, but not really accurate). The Engleberts in the 250TR would be fine (and is what he used for the 250 TdF). I know I have a set of Continentals somewhere, but I'm not exactly sure where.

    I might post a pic of the copied Rudges later this weekend.