Ron Hamilton

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About Ron Hamilton

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  • Birthday 11/20/1956

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  • Location Bowie, MD
  • Full Name Ronald Hamilton

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  1. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 71 Charger with a GM twist   

    Love those Chargers!!!
  2. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic Ghostbusters Pre-Ectomobile   

    Fantastic!!!
  3. Ron Hamilton added a topic in Under Glass   

    1972 Olds 442 Hardtop
    After several attempts, I was able to photograph my finished build of a 1972 Olds 442 2 Door Hardtop.


    I built this one based on a photo I saw in Muscle Car Review Magazine, even though I did not realize it,  My build is a little different form the one-to-one, in that I installed a set of Missing Link Resin's Olds Dog Dish Caps, mounted on a set of parts box steelies. I used a set of Scabo Scale Uniroyal Tiger Paw Tire Transfers on the kit tires, which is correct for this car. The paint is Tamiya Bright Green Metallic, which is a close match for Oldsmobile's "Radiant Green", and the 4-speed manual transmission. The one to one had Olds "Super Stock" wheels and an automatic transmission.

    I also recreated the 442 Hardtop interior, using various pieces of plastic strip, with the much better detailed Revell interior set up as the base.


    I really enjoyed building this one, but I am willing to bet that Revell will bring this one out as a kit in the near future. Tommy Olson and Me beat them to the punch.
    Would you believe that I have yet to build this kit straight from the box as a 1972 Olds Cutlass Supreme Convertible, or as a Hurst Olds Convertible?
    I did one as a '71 Olds 442 Convertible

    and as a 1972 Hurst Olds Hardtop

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  4. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic My Latest project. 1972 Olds 442 Hardtop   

    I was able to get some photos of the build over the weekend. I am going to post them Under Glass.
  5. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, 8/23, Another Question.   

    You are absolutely right Mike. When MPC originally tooled up the '68 Coronet R/T, the "Power Bulge" hood was the only game in town on the model in the one to one world with either the 440 Magnum, or the 426 Hemi. When MPC created their model kit, the Hemi was the engine included, and it was correct for the application. While it was quite possible that Dodge built a few Hemi equipped Coronet R/T cars with the Power Bulge, a huge majority of them came out of the factory with the "Ramcharger" ram air set up, and that is what was listed as standard equipment on the car. The MPC '69 Coronet R/T kit as equipped with the power bulge may not necessarily be incorrect, but maybe as an early production car. When I was a kid, I had a '69 Coronet R/T kit which I built. I wish I had that one back, but I built one a few years ago, and I am quite happy with it.
  6. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, 8/23, Another Question.   

    But of course you do, because it was not officially offered from the factory in that configuration. But on the street, WOW!!!!!
  7. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T, 8/23, Another Question.   

    There was a fellow in the neighborhood who had a '70 Coronet R/T with the 440 Six Pack option. It had the Ramcharger hood with the ram air package, which was also available on the '69. While I did mine as a 440 Magmum with the track pak option, it could be possible to combine the six pack manifold, with the Ramcharger hood, as a factory test mule, or a "dealer installed" item sanctioned by the factory. Just a possibility. Back ok in the day, Dodge had some wild sleeper cars roaming the street.
  8. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic Trumpeter 1964 Ford Futura (Falcon) convertible   

    Very nice!!!!!!
  9. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 69 AMX Big Bad Green   

    Beautiful build Raoul. Like bill stated, I too have collected the same parts to do one of those. I was also able to get enough scraps together to build a 1/20 scale '68. and '69 AMX. I built one of those when  was in Elementary school, as I used some of my newsboy money to buy the kit from the neighborhood Rambler dealership which was a block from my school.
  10. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    Thanks for the Pics Chuck. I noticed that there was no rear seat. Did I miss that?
  11. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic Isuzu Hombre   

    You have a beautiful truck. While it is true that would take a lot of work to replicate the Hombre, in my opinion, with your skills, it can be done.
    I started on both an S10 and a GMC Sonoma when these vehicles were new. It took me a long time to finish the GMC

    I have not finished the S10, as I have to strip and repaint the hood, and replace the kit wheels and tires with something a lot better from my parts box.
     
    Go for it Tulio. Those S10 kits should still be relatively cheap.
  12. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic '47 - '48 Fords N' Chevys   

    The AMT kit is a 1/43 scale kit, that is quite nice, and very rare.
  13. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic 1970 Bonneville 455   

    Very Nice!!!!!!!!
  14. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic Another 83 Hurst Olds   

    Lookin' good!!!!! I am going to do the interior in gray on my build, as it was an available interior color on the '83 Hurst Olds according to the information I have..
  15. Ron Hamilton added a post in a topic '47 - '48 Fords N' Chevys   

    I like the idea of doing a nice 48 Chevy vs. Ford build. I may have to pick up one of the new Revell '48 Ford kits for such a project.