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samdiego

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  1. Kind of a barn find. This has been in a box for a few decades. What's left of a build from 1988.
  2. 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.
  3. Just checking to see if the flame decals from Revell's '66 El Camino would fit this classic kit.
  4. He's Number One in my book and hell and gone from Connecticut. Besides, I pretty much cleaned him out.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. MPC's recent Prudhomme release with a Revell Gene Snow Funny Car motor.
  9. Very nice, indeed. Did you have to deal with hood fit issues?
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. I've done that one too, but not with the Foose stuff
  13. 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
  14. I've pre-ordered the Vega from Tower. Due in May.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Might be the lack of humidity here in the southwest. Really hard on the slicks from the Revell large scale dragsters, too
  18. Since nobody asked, let me throw in that the full bumper front end weighs about 200 pounds less than the split
  19. 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
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