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  1. horsepower added a post in a topic '41 Willy's Pro Street curbside-ish   

    That's the official logo of the what is now known as the Green Triangle Growers Association. It used to be known as the Humboldt County Growers Association but it has enlarged with Trinity and Siskyou county joining.
  2. horsepower added a post in a topic Revell '54 Chevy Sedan Delivery-Scheme and Decals-05/28   

    try using a roller ball from a roll on deodorant, coat it with contact adhesive and roll it with some pressure thorough some extra coarse silver glitter, then clear it to hold the glitter down better. If you can find some Li'l Daddy Roth Flake their silver looks like small pieces of mirror it's so shiny.
  3. horsepower added a post in a topic Revell '29 Roadster Altered   

    Why don't you get the two four set up from one of the AMT Riviera kits, and if you want to stay fifties style trans (but you have '60s rear suspension) go with the block adapter from the AMT '40 Ford coupe, and the '50 F-1 transmission from Revell since it has better detail, but it would be relative to the rear suspension if you used the B&M Hydro out of any of the early Revell kits with the Oldsmobile motor, the new custom version of the Olds coupe even has that trans.
  4. horsepower added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    It would be nice to see the Craftsman line bring back a couple of their big hits too, the 1964 Chevelle Malibu is bringing ridiculous prices right now so there has to be some demand for it. It would also be nice if it was modified into a standard Malibu with a bench seat and no console instead of the SS version. While talking about kits that are bringing big money, have you tried buying any of the Pinto's lately, they're ALL out of sight, but the two sedans are ridiculous, the small bumper AMT Wonder Pony '71, and the big bumper MPC '74 both being almost impossible to get for the average builder.
  5. horsepower added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    I wouldn't mind if someone offered some Mercury detail kits for the earlier Ford F-1, and F-100'S to make some Canadian pickups
  6. horsepower added a post in a topic AMT '67 Impala SS   

    If this is a shot of the old tool, I like the roof line of the new tool a lot better.Just wish tthey had kept the custom version parts in this release too. If they want to redo this kit to make it right, do a four door small block version, there's more than a few of us that would build the Supernatural car if we had the right kit. 
    Since I have a half dozen of the custom version, and a couple of nice resin flat hoods I'm passing this time around.
    Got the hoods off eBay, wish I remember who made them, they're removed from the box they came in and taped in place on the bodies of the kits, I learned the hard way that you don't leave resin hoods laying around in the box loose.
  7. horsepower added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

  8. horsepower added a post in a topic Revell '54 Chevy Sedan Delivery-Scheme and Decals-05/28   

     How about the MPC/AMT  '86 El Camino that was recently reissued?
  9. horsepower added a post in a topic Revell '54 Chevy Sedan Delivery-Scheme and Decals-05/28   

    go to the train section in your local hobby shop, or the model airplane section and find some small decals of the proper size, you can also find some tiny decals that can pass for underhood informational decals, they little decals have such small writing  the only way anyone will know what they say is if they carry a super magnifying glass.
  10. horsepower added a post in a topic 69 Camaro ProTour update 99% done   

    Since the resin is a lot softer than the styrene plastic, using some 80 grit paper on a flat sanding board should thin it out pretty quickly, or if you have access to a belt sander and a light touch, then just switch to finer paper to finish it, or build an inner structure out of.010 to smooth out some of the coarse sanding.
  11. horsepower added a post in a topic Tool Extension possibilities   

    the Bel-Air hardtops have been done in several different years and scales but there's only been one release of the Bel-Air sedan in '56 and it's been decades sinc we've seen that one, and the last sedan we saw wasn't the Bel-Air, but the middle of the road 210.
  12. horsepower added a post in a topic Revell '67 Camaro finally done!!!   

    Thanks, that's a pretty good idea, I may try the same idea with a set of small block valve covers. It even gives me an idea of how to do a close copy of an engine Kendigit Design did on a LS series engine.
    Super job, that soft yellow gives it that Dad's car look and multiplies the sleeper persona. And you really killed it with the engine, I like the valve covers, where did they come from with the Chevrolet lettering on them?
  13. horsepower added a post in a topic 69 Shelby GT500 for a Friend   

    Great build, I was thinking of using Krylon Metalcast silver base and a transparent blue for the steering wheel and shift knob, I used the Orange Anodizing color over that base for a Cragar metalflake wheel in a Hemi Hydro build a while back. That's a really coarse metallic silver and makes a good metalflake simulation under a candy color, for a model, to enhance the metalflake effect I use a good coat of clear before putting the transparent color coat on, it adds a little more depth and sparkle to the effect.
  14. horsepower added a post in a topic Revell '67 Camaro finally done!!!   

    Super job, that soft yellow gives it that Dad's car look and multiplies the sleeper persona. And you really killed it with the engine, I like the valve covers, where did they come from with the Chevrolet lettering on them?
  15. horsepower added a post in a topic Plum crazy purple with what interior color   

    Almost all the 1:1 plum crazy cars I've seen had white seats and door panels and the lower dash, with black carpets rear package tray, and upper dash, oh yeah, thejjy had white headliners too.
    There's more than one paint code that used the plum crazy name, and one thing that might be confusing you is what looks like a fairly fine metallic on a real car looks like metalflake on a model. Plum Crazy is a metallic color, I have painted a lot of it over the years, we started running it as the primary color on our dirt stock cars in 1969, when the color was first released, in fact that first purple paint was a custom mix because none of the paint companies had a mixing formula for it yet, we also painted our '55 ChevyBel-Air tow car to match the race car, it was really popular with the public, the first race car that color was also a '55 Chevy.l