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Brett Barrow

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  1. Some other figures from other tabletop games I'm working on: Zombicide Black Plague: Rune Wars:
  2. Games Workshop recently came out with a new edition of Warhammer 40k, and with it a new starter set called Dark Imperium. I've been asked by my shop to paint up their store sample set for use in demo games. I've got about 1/4 of the set done, there's around 60 figures total. Apologies for the difference in picture quality, some were done in a light box, others in the shop display, others were workbench pics. I'll round them all up when done and take good pictures.
  3. They fixed the seats and wonky body character line in the 1970 Torino reissue a couple years ago, that kinda flew under the radar.
  4. Rest of the Revell 1QTR boxarts while we're at it...
  5. That's Acapulco Blue, right? Great color. I always thought red was one of the factory colors (due to Bud Moore's Trans Am cars being red & Black) but you're right, it's not. Calypso Coral is the orange, Grabber colors were Shelby only in '69.
  6. Check out this guy's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bbHTLgPXaM , he has some great tips on using water-based acrylic craft paints that I'm sure will apply to Createx. Here's another channel with a series on Createx on model cars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z74p0mpNO-Y I haven't watched it but hopefully it has some useful info I saw it in the recommendations on that other video.
  7. Corvettes and NASCAR's... But that's what I liked to build growing up, so it didn't bother me. Or maybe that's what I liked to build because that's what was readily available? Growing up in a NASCAR town didn't hurt, either.
  8. As far as I know the 69 is and has always been 25th. The 1970 Boss 302 is ex-Monogram so it's 24th and I'm pretty sure has always been labeled as such. The only time I can recall they mislabeled a 24th for 25th was for the Baldwin-Motion 70 Chevelle and they fixed that on later runs.
  9. They do a good job with the retail site - autoworldstore.com I don't even bother with the corporate site anymore when I need pics or info for something Round2, I just go there.
  10. Whoops, it didn't even dawn on me that the old kit was a Mach 1. Hopefully they'll fix the droopy headlights while they're at it.
  11. Other 1st Qtr announcements are: 1/24 Porsche Diesel Junior farm tractor (new Revell Germany rebox) 69 Boss 302 (edit: it's a modified Mach 1) reissues: 66 GTO 94 Impala SS Frank Iaconio Pro Stock Camaro (new decals) Rommel's Rod
  12. The white one, not the crazy red monstrosity...
  13. Revell's doing the Greased Lightning 48 Ford. I'm not kidding.
  14. The test shot to me looks like it had Top Fuel slicks on it. Possibly that's all the builder had on hand. The front suspension definitely needs narrowing (the snappers needed it, too), modern Cup cars have the tires tucked way up in the body. It's hard to tell, but it looks like they may have completely left off the splitter on the Ford (the Chevy looks much better in this area or Jay added one). The splitter is a pretty top-secret part so it wouldn't seem too hard to believe if they didn't have access to one. And the '16 splitter shape is much different than the '17 splitter which I'm sure is part of it. Like I said before, the body looks pretty good for a '16 car.
  15. Shows how much I've been paying attention...
  16. If if were $30 with $7 shipping, would it make a difference? Subconsciously it does. People don't factor in shipping when shopping online for some reason. I see it everyday at work. Or he could be using a shipping calculator and that just what it costs. FedEx or UPS a good distance across the country $17 wouldn't be out of the question.
  17. Yep, pen turning is all about the mandrels. It's a #1 Morse taper, just make sure the mandrel is a #1. A Pen Press is handy, too, if you don't have a wood working vise to press the brass inserts into the blanks. And the thing (I forget what it's called - barrel trimmer?) that cuts the blank flush with the brass insert.
  18. i haven't heard anything official, but the hood, cylinder heads, valve covers and headers are on a separate tree so it's clear they have designed it to accommodate different makes. Like I said, Chevy is switching to a new body next year and Toyota is actually using the '18 Camry a year early so that makes the most sense since it will be used for the next few years.
  19. The tires in the kit aren't the ones seen on the test shot and box photos, they don't look too bad. They might be the ones from the snapper, I don't have one handy to compare. This kit is for stock so I didn't open up the inner bags, apologies I couldn't get a clearer picture. Has the digital dash as well, I think the test shot had gauges. Not a bad looking kit. Body is 2016 spec (taller spoiler and no flare on the side skirts.) Shark fin is one piece instead of split at the deck lid, only thing that jumped out at me as glaringly wrong. Roof has the roof hatch, not all teams use it and only at certain tracks, so that may need to be filled. All in all a nice looking kit. Hope they do other makes (although I bet they wait on the Chevy as they're changing bodies next year).
  20. If I ever get around to doing one I plan on doing it black as I like trying to replicate real vehicles I find pictures of. Since there's only one of these, there's only one to replicate! Raw wood with painted strips, most likely. Here's the Foose truck's bed, in case anyone was wondering:
  21. Yeah, once they dry for a couple weeks they're not too bad.
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