VRM

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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 What are the best kit Magnum 500s with trim ring?   

    Thanks guys - got some in the Charger kits that are good.
  2. VRM added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    What are the best kit Magnum 500s with trim ring?
    Hi All,
    I'm just wondering what the general consensus is regarding the best 1/25th Magnum 500s with trim rings.  Any opinions?
    TIA,
    Steve D.
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  3. VRM added a post in a topic I Would Like Someone To Make Me Some 1/24 Webers   

    You can try TDR and see if they will do it in a scale other than 1/8th.  You may be able to get the manifold, carbs, and stacks all in a single kit.  
    https://sites.google.com/site/tdrhtmllearn/home/engine-shop/ford-engine-selection/427-so-stock-multi-media-kit
  4. VRM added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 '66 Sebring 12/13 Update - Oil Cooler   


    Yep, I have the S27 set too...they really missed a lot.
    The side markings are all wrong - even the Autolites have a black border - should be red.  S27 did not include the Scuderia Bear, Gulf, Sebring Tech, or Pocono stickers.  They also did not do the hand painted red hash marks (the red curved Roman numeral III looking thing right above the stripes).  Those hash mark are crooked and uneven because the real ones were too.
    The real car did not get the restoration right either if they tried for as raced at Sebring.
    Ahhh...the joys of counting printed rivets...
  5. VRM added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 '66 Sebring 12/13 Update - Oil Cooler   

    Well, unfortunately, the screwup is with CSX3016.  The red and blue stripes that are attached to the numbers need to be reversed.  The one on the right goes on the front - the blue stripe should be on the right.  Dummy me...
    Get some Silver Mink on your model and if the revisions have still not come back I will sell you a set with the extra stripe segment from my personal sheet (doing the Targa and SF cars) if you dont mind chopping up the stripes a bit.  The caveat is that you have to send me some good pics when it is done that I can use on the website.
    Steve
     
     
  6. VRM added a post in a topic Please post pictures of the newest 72 Cutlass indy pace car.   

    NIteowl,
    I'm not sure who you are 'cause you have no name anywhere that I can find.  Anyway, I had emailed Ed Sexton a year or so ago after some discussions with my club about the original Olds kit they released, and my club had told me that the grille was not correct for the 442.  Ed said that he did not know that there were different grilles between the 442 and the Hurst car.  This is an easy one to miss (I did initially) unless you know the subject matter pretty well.
    After a bit of my own research I suggested to Ed that they correct the grille, revise the taillights and release it as a '71 convert with 2 grilles, 2 hoods, and black and white 442 stripes.
    Revell screwed up initially, though I hear the kit is quite nice for the Hurst version.  More importantly though, they corrected it in a following release.  Continuing to beat up the 'Great and Powerful Wizards of Illinois' after they fix something is really sort of counter-productive.  I applaud them for acknowledging their mistake and spending some tooling resources to correct the error.  I hope those that want to kitbash the two kits are happy with all the options available.
     
    Steve
     
  7. VRM added a post in a topic Please post pictures of the newest 72 Cutlass indy pace car.   

    Cool - You can probably thank me and Doug Estabrook (my local Olds expert) for this.   More importantly, Ed Sexton and Revell deserve thanks.  Revell DOES listen.
     
     
     
  8. VRM added a post in a topic Please post pictures of the newest 72 Cutlass indy pace car.   

    I think the first place to start is where did you hear that there are 2 grilles?  And can that source provide pics?
  9. VRM added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '72 Hurst/Olds Cutlass Kit   

    I mentioned to Ed Sexton about a year ago that the grille was not right for the regular 442, and he was not aware of that.  I pointed out that ebay prices were very high, and that it might be time for a reissue even though the kit was only recently issued.  I also suggested they release it as a '71 442 with corrected grille and '71 taillights.  The interiors can be the same between '71 and '72, but '70 would require more tooling.
  10. VRM added a post in a topic AMT narrow whitewalls for wide whitewalls   

    Are you talking about the tampo printed whitewalls?  I have a couple sets of the wide whites from the set below that I would happily trade for the skinny whites.
    Steve 

  11. VRM added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra Dragonsnake - 1/22 update   

    I am...
  12. VRM added a post in a topic Historic Racing Miniatures Shelby GT350   

    Yep, and the artwork for a certain set of 'Gawdawful Yellow' racecars is already done...
  13. VRM added a post in a topic LF: Resin '69 Camaro SS hood to fit Revell kit.   

    What kit?  I've never seen anything but the cowl hood '69 snap  Are you thinking of 1/32 scale?
  14. VRM added a post in a topic Historic Racing Miniatures Shelby GT350   

    Hey Rex,
    The guy that did the initial work for the HRM 68 Shelby is hard at work on a 69/70 convert, as well as a '67 notchback (to be followed by a '67 convert).  HRM has the first crack at them.
    Steve
  15. VRM added a post in a topic Model Factory Hiro AC A98 Coupe teaser   

    The Aston Cal Sage shade is not at all close - too much olive.  I got info on the correct mix from the owner of the A98, but it is for English systems - working on converting to a US mix.  I got a bunch of pics of the car at Goodwood a few years ago - MFH did a really good job, except for the wheels.  They should have included Halibrands like in the Revell Cobra - they were coated with Dow #7 gold.  The Revell wheels are too small for the MFH rubber, but I have not had time to mix and match wheels yet.
    The Zero Paint sample looks close.
    This has been a holy grail of mine for years.
    Steve D.