Ron Hamilton

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About Ron Hamilton

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  • Birthday 11/20/1956

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  • Location Bowie, MD
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  1. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 63 corvette [ sting ray ]   

    I will take a look tomorrow.
  2. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 63 corvette [ sting ray ]   

    You and me both!!!! I love those old AMT mid '60's Corvettes. I plan to build one of each year and body style, and sell off the rest.
  3. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    Unfortunately, That '66 Monaco I had rode away to another owner a couple of years back, as I was able to get another without a box for a lot less from a friend. It was missing a couple of minor parts, which I was able to get from The Modelhaus. I will miss them.  I have a '65 and '66 Monaco, which are Grails of mine, which I am going to definitely build. I plan to book end them with my '65 Polara CHP Cruiser
    and my '66 Polara 500 convertible
    If I sell off any of them, I'll give you a shot at them.
  4. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 57 Cameo WIP   

    Those trucks are drop dead gorgeous!
  5. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic "Glass" (Front/Rear Windshields) for MPC '69-'72 Pontiac Grand Prix   

    Mike,
     
    I believe that the window unit from a MPC '72 GTO would work, and would be easily accessible.
  6. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    I am cheap by necessity. Fortunately, I have most any model I will want to build, as my investments in unbuilt annuals is over. The most I spent on a single kit was for a MIB MPC 1966 Dodge Monaco Hardtop for $150 several years ago. Recently I have been selling off my unbuiltsm  which I have completed.
  7. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 1980-1990 Chevrolet Caprice model   

    To me, the cleanest resin would be from the Modelhaus '83 Impala if you can get one. The Caprice Sedan resin looks very close, and it would not take much to make modifications to improve its accuracy. I sold the State of Maryland, its counties and other departments over 770 '83 Impalas, as well as a couple of hundred '84 Impalas to other Maryland, and Northern VA municipalities, as Ford won the '84 MD state bid, due to certain specs particular to the Ford Crown Victoria, and I am very familiar with the specs of the various cars.
    I was lucky, that I was able to get a Modelhaus '83 Impala to build as a MSP Marked Cruiser, similar to Tom Sheehy's excellent build.

    In order to do the MD State car, I have to recreate the HD Interior with HD Bucket Seats, and Black Steelies with Dog Dish Caps, as the entire fleet was equipped with them from the factory. The full wheel covers are not necessarily incorrect, as they could have been added to the car after delivery. The non-special service Impala in those years had full wheel covers as standard equipment, and dog dish caps were not available except as a C.O.P.O.
    By the way John and Wayne;s Impala Cruisers are excellent examples too,
  8. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS   

    Those are quite handsome cars.
  9. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Seems like an excellent deal to me if it is missing just one tire.
  10. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic Revell '77 Pontiac Firebird 400   

    That's sweet!!!!!
  11. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic AMT Meyers Manx   

    Nicely done!!!!!
  12. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 64-66 oldsmobile starfire   

    F&F Resin did a pretty nice '64 Convertible several years ago. Sorry to write that Ed Sr. had passed several years ago, and the transkits were very rare, and pricey, but well worth it. A couple of years ago, I wanted to do a '65 Starfire , but I decided to do the car as a Dynamic 88,

    as doing a Starfire or Jetstar I would have involved cutting up a '65 Grand Prix for the roof, and I did not have a junker. However, I would love to do a '62 Starfire, as my Dad had one.
  13. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 70 GTO Judge convertible   

    Raoul,
     
    That is some exquisite work on those '70 Judges.
  14. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!   

    I understand, and I am quite sure it is going to look great. Those other Galaxies you did look fantastic. Wait until you see the '68 I am planning.
  15. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic AMT ' 68 Galaxie Foil Done!   

    I have a sweet spot in my heart for full sized cars. I really like that '68 Ford XLGT.  May I make a suggestion? If I were building this one, I would paint the package tray flat black. In the real world, a white package tray would reflect light something terrible. When I was growing up, my dad had a few cars with white interior, and the package trays were always black. Just a suggestion.