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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 scale motorsport Shelby Daytona coupe   

    Well, the folks at Accurate Miniatures had plans to do a 289 USRRC, then a regular body 289, then a Cobra Daytona.  I had some owners lined up who were willing to let their cars be measured/photographed.  I was even going to be providing some artwork for markings and some reference for the slight differences between the Daytonas.  I was also trying to talk them into providing some of the Dragonsnake parts in with the regular body 289 (and they were warming to it, albeit slowly).
    The problem is that they were going to use the sales from the Grand Sport reissues to bankroll the development work of the GS Roadsters, and that would bankroll the Cobras.  Sales on the GS reissue flopped (a $35 retail probably was the reason), and Revell ended up buying the remaining stock of GS Coupes for small money - they repacked them (with markings from yours truly) and did pretty well.
    Unfortunately, the Cobras never got bankrolled...obviously.
  2. VRM added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    Looks like everyone wants these kits back out ASAP, but there seems to be something that nobody seems to have realised...insurance.
    I would expect that Revell has all of their tools insured, and if damage happened (either by accident or intent), then it is likely going to be a while before an insurance company is going to ante up $300K to cut a new tool.  And there may be all sorts of stipulations about the conditions under which any damage occurred.  There could also be lawyers involved, which would probably mean that Revell should not legally talk about anything even if they wanted to.
    Cut Revell some slack - we will find out when we find out.  Until then, worrying about it will likely be a big waste of time.
    Steve D
  3. VRM added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Probably.  Yenko sold a lot of Vettes, and they did not even have to order the engine as a COPO.  Yenko did do some documented things to some cars like adding the Motion hood, sidepipes, and all that.  You would usually even see the Yenko dealer emblem somewhere on the car.  Unfortunately, they never did a special stripe package or anything like that.
  4. VRM added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    Skip, nothing personal, but Paul Russell (the noted 300SL restorer that puts them back to factory standards) told me it was originally a very light beige, and I think he knows a helluva lot more about the subject than either you or I.
    My Strawberry Red came from his shop (he is about an hour away from me), and I could probably get him to mix up some belly pan beige if I really wanted to.  He restores to an as left the factory condition - the pics you posted from Ebay or a car with restoration inaccuracies might not be the best example of a car exactly as it left the factory, (though your shots do look beige-ish with a hint of green to me).
  5. VRM added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP   

    The correct colour is beige...Tamiya sand is good.  It was a painted aluminum part, and the paint usually did not last long.
  6. VRM added a post in a topic Great Traders List   

    Great trade with Jon Williams and Jesse Talmage.  Thanks guys!
  7. VRM added a post in a topic 67 Camaro Stinger hoods...   

    Yep, I am looking for the hood and inserts from the other Revell '67 kit.  Sending a PM to you both.  Thanks!
  8. VRM added a post in a topic 67 Camaro Stinger hoods...   

    They are the Revell Stinger hoods from this kit...I'll even throw in a set of the traction bars from the same kit with each hood. 

  9. VRM added a topic in Trading Post   

    67 Camaro Stinger hoods...
    I have 2 Revell 67 Camaro Stinger hoods available that I would like to trade for 2 of the Revell '67 Camaro SS hoods with chrome inserts.
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  10. VRM added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    Well, the one bid up to $77 may have a shill...
    r***c( 7 )
    that has only ever bid on this one auction.  Couple others have low bid counts too...Going to be interesting to see if this bid is retracted at the last minute.
    I have such faith in humanity...
  11. VRM added a post in a topic 69 Olds F85   

    Well, to me it is...keeping the centreline is beyond my skills.  I dont like doing bodywork, and any time I have to do anything really complicated it just ends up going back in the box.  I would rather do the painting.
  12. VRM added a post in a topic 69 Olds F85   

    Yep, needs a B pillar too.  I did not see that as a real problem to do myself.
  13. VRM added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    69 Olds F85
    Hi All,
    Does anybody know of someone making parts to convert a '69 442 to an F85?  I'm mostly looking for the grille and hood.  The hood does not have a depression in the middle like the 442 hood in the kit does.  The grille has vertical fins...probably not too difficult to convert the kit grille.

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  14. VRM added a post in a topic `67 Camaro Revell_Rare Racing Part Kitted_"Rear Sway Bar"   

    From Camaros.org - probably the best authority out there for this type of stuff.
    All 1967 models used monoleaf design rear springs.
    For 1968, only models with the 12-bolt rear end received multi-leaf springs. This included all SS models, the Z28, and the L30/M20 327/275hp 4-speed. All other 1968 models used monoleaf springs.
    In 1969, all models with 12-bolt axles received multi-leaf springs and all models with 350ci engines (10- or 12-bolt) received multi-leaf springs. Vehicles with 307 and 327 engines received mono-leaf springs.
  15. VRM added a post in a topic `67 Camaro RS/SS NICKEY-Revell   

    Emerald and Tripoli are different, but it is hard to tell unless you see them next to each other.  They are both pretty stunning.
    Just curious for the Camaro fans - what level of interest is there for Revell to do a convert based on the '67
    Options might be:
    Pace car.
    6 cyl with flat hood and steelies and drum brakes.