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samdiego

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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.
  14. MPC's recent Prudhomme release with a Revell Gene Snow Funny Car motor.
  15. Very nice, indeed. Did you have to deal with hood fit issues?
  16. It's got a cop motor, cop suspension, cop brakes . . . The carb trumpets are from pen barrels. The tail piece is balsa, sanded to shape. The clip on bars were scratched and I'm still figuring out making a 4 into 1 exhaust from the kit 2 into 2. The second photo is of " stay at home" WIPs 2, 3 and 4
  17. It's got a cop motor, cop suspension, cop brakes . . . The carb trumpets are from pen barrels. The tail piece is balsa, sanded to shape. The clip on bars were scratched and I'm still figuring out making a 4 into 1 exhaust from the kit 2 into 2. The second photo is of " stay at home" WIPs 2, 3 and 4
  18. I've done that one too, but not with the Foose stuff
  19. This has got to be the easiest conversion I've ever done, swapping everything under the Foose F-100 onto the Moebius chassis. I'll offer one tip. The windshield fit is super tight and the chrome trim is molded with it. Wait until it's in place and do the garnish with Bare Metal Foil unless you're really steady with a Molotow Pen
  20. I've pre-ordered the Vega from Tower. Due in May.
  21. My High School Girlfriend's Mom had a B-210 automatic. That thing would not turn the tires over on the gravel road I lived on.
  22. yes, but the Vette has been burned twice by the toy and model companies. AMT released early with the '63, the car mags used photos of the model. In '69, it was HotWheels that showed the new car before Chevy did
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