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    Steve DeVaux - Vintage Racing Miniatures

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  1. I am looking for a Missing Link 70 Mustang Mach 1, unbuilt. I have a Missing Link 71 Maverick Grabber resin kit, OR, a Missing Link 70 Torino GT Convertible transkit (with a sealed Revell '70 Torino GT original issue). You get your choice of Maverick or Torino for one Mustang. I would love to get 2 of the Mustangs, so I am willing to part with both of these. I can post pics later if needed, but they are mint, in the original box. Thanks! Steve D.
  2. I have considered decals for this car, and I have a sheet about 2/3 done for SB Cobras. The problem is the car as seen today is not anything close to what is was 'back in the day'. Any preference for which, or does everyone just want to have a hot pink metallic Cobra on the shelf...
  3. Just giving you a hard time Rex.😛 You might not know me, but I am not a noob at research. I like to find the unique and oddball things - the car I'm doing is not the one in the video, but I posted the video to demonstrate that saying things like 'All 69 Boss 429's were one of five colors' might not always be accurate. I am fully aware of the conventional data, I just like to dig deeper - there is almost always something deeper. In this case there is a small handful of prototypes and production '69 Boss 429s with other features. I am doing one of the production cars. I should probably go post it in the workbench section as I make progress. Cheers! Steve
  4. So sure you are young padawan...😎 Check 1:30 -
  5. Well, the updated Revell 69 Boss 302 has a great new flat hood and nose...and the 25th scale 429 seems to fit (snugly, but no mods needed) in the engine bay. Battery is removed and the hood scoop from the 24th Revell does not look too large. Wheels, interior, and nearly everything else are perfect for the Boss 429. I still need to cut a 15.5mm hole in the hood. I do have to redo the fan belt for thermactor, and PS pump, but that should be no big deal. The particular car I am doing is a '69, but it may have had a black scoop like the '70s. The restoration has not yet started, so the restorer has not yet figured out that part. I am setting up the hood scoop to possibly be removed and repainted if he finds out that it was originally black.
  6. The Polar Lights 429 NASCAR engine worked quite nicely. I also replace the Rep and Min front end as the whole assembly would add about 1.5mm less to the front end length. Goes together really well, and the Rep and Min engine has the really good stock valve covers.
  7. I found a Polar Lights set on Ebay that looks like it might do the trick. The 427 blocks have a much larger deck for the intake manifold than the 429. The 429 is really pretty narrow. I will check the fit when the parts arrive and will post here if it works out. I will likely send one on to Nrom at Rep and Min to (hopefully) add to his excellent casting of the 429.
  8. Does anybody have a single carb Boss 429 manifold that fits the Rep and Min (or Johan Comet) 428 25th scale motor? Thanks! Steve D.
  9. Sorry guys - I have been very lazy with getting decal work done. Job changes at my day job and doing a bunch of work at a place in Maine where I have a cottage have taken up a bunch of time that I used to spend doing artwork. The 427 Cobra (and 250TR) sheet had a minor problem with the stripes, and I am printing corrections before I release them. The correction artwork is done, and it is attached to the artwork for the Mopar MOD Tops. The MOD top art is complete, but after receiving a dealer book with original MOD material I have decided to punch up the colours in the art to match the originals. Two out of three are complete, and I am hoping to have the third one done and back from Cartograf by the NNL East. Hopefully, this means that the MOD sheets, 427 Cobra#1, and 250TR sheets will all be available at the NNL.
  10. Yep, the plan is to finish the 65 BB hood, and send to a resin caster with 65 and 66 seats to use as a transkit for the '67. You will have to use the '67 interior tub, but all you really have to do is a bit of rework on the console.
  11. Well, a friend of mine is working on updates for the Revell 67 in order to convert to 65 and 66. He has finished the SB hood, and bodies, and is still working on a 66 seat and the 65/66 BB hood.
  12. Well, add me to the list. Ordered on March 2, ended up filing with Paypal and got my money refunded today. Time to try Splash paints.
  13. It is identical, except that the Academy does not have any Ferrari decals. Its an easy problem to fix...
  14. Hi Rico, How are things going? The grilles are very impressive...I have each one of them. How long did each one take to complete the design work for?
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