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  1. randyc added a post in a topic Round 2 September '16 Releases   

    Not much for me either.  THe display cases - with rounded top corners - will they stack like the old ones?  At this point, I've built or seen all the cars that are being reissued and not interested enough to buy again.  And still have quite a few unbuilts of them still.  Just waiting and building the stuff I already have. 
  2. randyc added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Chevy Nova (Grumpy's Toy)   

    Looking good.  I thought you were building the Grumpy's Toy version.  Keep building.  
  3. randyc added a post in a topic 49 Merc Woodie   

    Thanks for tip on the decals.  Yes I will likely use them.  Interior is painted with Rust or Leather Testors.  Been over a year since I painted it and I forgot.  Kinda standard colors.  I painted the dash body color too.  
    The green is a can of DupliColor I picked up at Auto Zone.  Nothing too fancy.  Over gray primer.
  4. randyc added a post in a topic Workin at the Car Wash   

    Yeah these washed up pretty well.  I saved the littel parts floating around in the boxes.  This is right after the wash  the windows were still wet.  They were very dusty.  Oldest build is probably the NAZCA or the valvoline car.  
  5. randyc added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    Next you'll be saying the Monkeemobile and the Musters cars had fake blowers too....
  6. randyc added a topic in On The Workbench   

    49 Merc Woodie
    I started this one right after it came out.  However, I was living 3.5 hours from "home" during the week and didn't have access to my bench or airbrush, etc.   Had a toolbox with suipplies and some bottle paints.  So I started it a while back.  Got to thinking about it and dug it out last weekend.   Looked it over, made a decision to paint with what I have on hand. Forest green met.  Original intention was to sand thru the paint to make it appear older, but it came out ok, so going to leave it and move along.  Make it ok, but not show car kind of build.   Hot rod built at home.   As I would build it.  This is also my first real work with MM acrylics.  I have used Flat black acrylic in the past, but bought some acrylic wood color for the framing.  Pretty good stuff.  Dries smooth, not so clumpy as enamels can be.  Will over coat the light wood with some yellow clear to give it an aged shellac look.   Mot sure of wheels yet or anything past what you see here.   I can decide all that later.  

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  7. randyc added a post in a topic '53 Chevy track racer - update 8/29   

    Last top I chopped, I did so with NO fillers.  On Revell 30 Fords or something.  Where it was a pretty straight roof.  Was very carefull and filed everything to fit.  Glued and reglued, til glue would push out of the seam, almost like a weld.   Then cleaned up a llittle.  But left obvious cues of the chop.  So it looked kinda rat rod like.   Anyway, I'm not sure I would use Solder.  Instead would probably try to moto tool the groove with a ball cutter and glue AND CA a section of sprue into the joint - all plastic?  I've read the articles.  Just haven't had much luck.  But the solder may work.  IDK.  
    Looking forward to seeing more.
  8. randyc added a topic in Under Glass   

    Workin at the Car Wash
    Recently retrieved my collection from the ex.  She packed them for me - that's good and bad - she didn't take as much time and a few things were broken but I didn't have to pack them.  Here are some that weren't in cases and were in despearate need of a wash.  This isn't really Under Glass, but shows that I build a lot of different things...   going to have to get rid of some of the builtups soon.  I had 6 boxes with 32 cars each ( I think) in them in cases.  Plus several more loose like these, and several from previous trips in cases.   Not to mention diecasts of all scales and slot cars and track and accessories..   Probably 2500 cars total?  
    Do you gus have any recommendations for ways of selling them off?  ebay and craigslist are obvious.  Trade them off on here, but that brings in more cars.  I'm trying to downsize to fit new house.  


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  9. randyc added a post in a topic Another 83 Hurst Olds UPDATED 8/30/2016   

    Update:  a few more pics.  Car is basically done.  I think I have the radiator hose left to install, touch up paint, clean it up, and decal the tires.  Here's a few pics from last work session on it - didn't have lenses, mirrors...

  10. randyc added a post in a topic '53 Chevy track racer - update 8/29   

    Riddle me this.  I've read about sectioning for years in the magazines, but don't know the answer.  I also realized years ago, that I am too ham-handed to try to chop or section.  I am toorought on the reglued plastic.  Anyway. why couldn't you do the vertical cut in a door seam?  Would hide the cut better?  But then again, it's the smallets cut so I guess it reall doesn't matter.  Good luck.  I get all sweaty and nervous just looking at your pics. 
  11. randyc added a post in a topic Accurate Miniatures McLaren   

    You have already built it once, so as you said [perfectly, btw], it is magnificent and frustrating all at the same time.  I have done the same.  The Auto World car and now somewhere I have the red one started.   Good luck with it.  Go slow.  
  12. randyc added a post in a topic AMT 1966 Chevy Nova (Grumpy's Toy)   

    What happened that you need to go back and prime?  My experience is usually that Matte black works fine straight out of the can on the plastic.  Did the plastic do something weird?  Undercarriages have lots of textured details and take a long time to sand.  If it looks okay (matte black is not shiny), leave it as is and keep building.  
  13. randyc added a post in a topic Corvette Grand Sport - Sebring 1964   

    VERY NICE.  Those can be tough kits to build.  Yours is as nice as any I've seen; better than the 3 I built.   

    Look Great!
  14. randyc added a post in a topic Wanted 1/8th scale Monogram Kits,Parts and Built-Ups   

    I have an IROC body shell, hood, and the mirror shells.  Where is Holly Ridge NC?  I'd give it to you if we are close and you want it. 
  15. randyc added a post in a topic Is it true???   

    I had an uncle that had one of these in silver.  I'd definitely like to see a stock version in plastic.  Oh the cars of my youth...