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  1. Might be the lack of humidity here in the southwest. Really hard on the slicks from the Revell large scale dragsters, too
  2. Since nobody asked, let me throw in that the full bumper front end weighs about 200 pounds less than the split
  3. I've never had a kit with a rubber belt that didn't fail eventually. I replace the belts with a few thicknesses of electrical tape
  4. Thanks, guys. No issues. This is a pretty good kit. Minimal flash and seams, everything fit just right.
  5. No, it's not finished. I've still got some foiling to do on the trim (some to redo) , the windows aren't in it. the headliner needs to be painted and it isn't glued together yet
  6. These were freebies with the stipulation that I build the Packard. Still a few things to do. The hood and grille are just taped together at this point. I'd never seen either one of these kits before. It's a good enough kit. No chrome, no decals. The dash engraving is a bit lacking and there are lots of sinks in bad places
  7. Final stages. I'm having issues with the front fender. The bracket didn't end up in the right place, I'll probably just cut it. I can't see where I did something I shouldn't have. The cables. The black hose provided is very flexible, much more so than the old vinyl tubing MPC used to provide. It looks way too large and it should be a light grey or white. I still have old, white wrap wire I may try.
  8. Thanks again, guys. Sorry Mike, no clue as to the origin of the vise. I've got a 50 year old parts stash. I'm vaguely remembering a van kit from the 70s that had tools, maybe 1/20.
  9. With windshield. Great fit from the outside. i still need to detail the Cragars. I'm also working on some bed filling stuff
  10. Odds and Ends is under the Krylon brand. Found it at Hobby Lobby. I've heard that at least part of that line is the remnants of Pactra.
  11. The paint is Odds and Ends "Rain Drop" And Tamiya white. Rain drop is pretty close the Ford green from '66
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