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  1. I was about 10 when Don Emmons wrote in Model Car Science that Swirladelic paint jobs were cool. That would have been 1970, maybe. I still have most of it. Sure made the graphics hard to read.
  2. Possibly the best custom Merc, IMO.
  3. Wow, Guy. Seriously. I'll agree, the nicest build of that kit I ever seen. The 1:1 has long been one of my favorite customs and one of my favorite covers.
  4. Taking all of the above into consideration, just gimme it! And if you really love me, do the roadster with the accessory hard top so I don't have to build the Gunze in my collection. Now, what about the 1/8?
  5. The rest of it. The bumpers and windshield are missing too. If I can find the doors and hood, I can bring it back. Color matching is most of the issue if I can't. It's Testor's Silver Blue Met but this many batches later and who knows about matching. The bumpers were painted body color but I'd leave them chrome this time.
  6. This is the first issue of the Revell Chevelle, a combination of both both versions. I haven't found the doors and hood yet. Restore? Yes, I should. It was a nice piece when it was fresh, but many years and moves since and . . .
  7. Kind of a barn find. This has been in a box for a few decades. What's left of a build from 1988.
  8. Thanks to all the above! This is still a very buildable kit. The biggest issue that I found was that the body had some mold seams at the B post that took a bit of work. The only additions I made were the Cragars, shifter and the steering wheel. Break them out if you have one, if not, 40% it at the Lobby.
  9. Just checking to see if the flame decals from Revell's '66 El Camino would fit this classic kit.
  10. He's Number One in my book and hell and gone from Connecticut. Besides, I pretty much cleaned him out.
  11. I'm a bit, okay, completely gobsmacked and still need to change my shorts. I drop that I build models to a guy who says "You should come see my garage". $327 (that I totally should not have spent) later, I'm in a loaded car on my way home. He was on his I-phone the whole time looking up prices "That ones up to $190, give me $20 for it". A lot of them were $5. Unbelievable. There are some serious holy grails in these piles for me. This could be the pinnacle score of my model building history. 33 kits @ an average of $9.90, nine dollars and ninety cents each.
  12. I saw a photo somewhere of Bruce Larson's '74, perhaps to be a 2020 release? Because, to have both would just be too good. I pre-ordered in April, does September finally look like the release date for the Jenkins car?
  13. Thanks, guys. Wiring was so tempting on this one in particular, but I've paid my "keys in the ignition" dues and just let it be a fun build. It wouldn't be hard to still do it. Throttle linkage, too. And fuel lines. Oh yeah, that's why I didn't do plug wires.
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