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    Dracut, MA
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    Steve DeVaux - Vintage Racing Miniatures

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  1. Did anybody ever do one in 1/25th for the original MPC kits?
  2. Finishing up the master for it. Just need to find someone to cast it. Gotta talk Fireball into offering the Carter carb by itself rather than the pair for the Hemi. Steve
  3. I've been convinced that the roundels, wheels, light frames, etc were dark blue for years, but not sure what colour. However, I just remembered something Rob Walker said when I met him at Goodwood; We were talking about the SWB and he mentioned how much he loved the paint scheme of the Jag Indigo blue with white. He told me about a bunch of cars using the same scheme such as Equippe Endeavour and a 'certain elephant' that he said he 'supplied a couple of spare trunks' and that he was 'rewarded with his favourite scheme' after refusing payment. He really seemed proud of the joke. I never really put it together until I read this and saw the dark blue wheels in the pic. Is it true? Who knows...but does not seem unreasonable, especially as he really only racing in F1 by then, and NART would not have been a competitor. Steve
  4. VRM still in business?

    Hi Brian, I got 1 email from you on July 29, and responded on Aug 1. Yes, VRM is still around, my day job has really kept me busy and i have not been able to update the website. Anyway, my response on the 1st was that everything still listed as available on the website still is. Thanks, and please let me know if you have any other questions. Steve
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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). Steve
  9. The correct colour is beige...Tamiya sand is good. It was a painted aluminum part, and the paint usually did not last long.
  10. Great Traders List

    Great trade with Jon Williams and Jesse Talmage. Thanks guys!
  11. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 69 Olds F85

    Yep, needs a B pillar too. I did not see that as a real problem to do myself.
  14. 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. Thanks!
  15. From Camaros.org - probably the best authority out there for this type of stuff. http://www.camaros.org/suspen.shtml 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.