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About ZTony8

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  • Birthday 07/26/1954

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  • Location Eastpointe,Michigan
  • Full Name Tony Buglione

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  1. ZTony8 added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    We are lucky here in Metro Detroit.We have several non chain hobby shops still in business.Model Cave in Ypsilanti and Great Lakes in Sterling Heights probably have the most stock of any of them.
  2. ZTony8 added a post in a topic 1974 McLaren Indy car   

    Looks great ! BTW it's a Team McLaren car,not a Penske.
  3. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Is it worth anything?   

    This should be an easy kit to build.Buy it,fill up your bath tub,empty parts from box into tub,model is done.
  4. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Got a new distraction   

    These are affectionately known as " Saabarus" .
  5. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Can anyone 'splane this ?   

    The toy cars are metal, the real cars are plastic-I've chuckled about this for years.
  6. ZTony8 added a post in a topic An apology   

    If someone can't tell that the '62 Chevy in your picture is a model then maybe they need glasses more than I need mine.This isn't a knock on your model or the picture.The indicators are there if one just studies the photograph.Keep on composing and posting your shots the way you desire.I like them the way they're presented.
  7. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Candy Colors: Looking for advice or how to tips   

    If you're considering doing a candy red car use copper,not gold or silver, for a base color.It intensifies the red(see the real Mazmanian Willys gasser).
  8. ZTony8 added a post in a topic List your favorite cars of all time   

    In  no  specific order:
    1)Chrysler or De Soto Airflow
    2)'70 to '73 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and/or Formula 455
    3)Ferrari 330 or 365 GTC
    4) 1941 Packard 180 LeBaron Sport Brougham
    5)1960 Chrysler 300 F
    6)1991-1993 Mercedes 500E
    7)Late 30s Figoni & Falaschi bodied Talbot Lago
    8)Lamborghini 350 GT
    9)'58 Edsel
    10)2005-2006 Ford GT
    11)Chevy HHR SS
    The following I've owned so I voted with my wallet:
    1)'65 Olds f-85-my first car
    2)'71 Firebird Formula 455 H.O.
    3) '75 Olds Omega(Mine was a 260 v-8,three on the tree.I autocrossed,track dayed,and road rallied it!)
    4) '79 Malibu 305 with a factory 4 speed trans.
    5) My 2008 HHR-special ordered with a manual trans and 2.4 liter engine-one of 250 built like it that year.
  9. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Question about tape   

    Be careful about using the blue low tack 3M tape.It states on the inside surface of the roll not to use it with lacquers.
  10. ZTony8 added a post in a topic 1987 Buick Grand National   

    When I worked at the Buick dealership back in the 80s we had one of those FBI cars come in.We had heard about the special chip so we pulled the chip out of this car and took a look at the code numbers on it.Guess what? it was the  stock production chip.
  11. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Basic, simplistic, inane question #1   

    You can attach it  before assembly if you desire.It won't interfere with the chassis installation.
  12. ZTony8 added a post in a topic NNL shows - what is the norm?   

    Many shows have floor rights that,for extra money,allow the payer earlier access that the rest of the attendees.Usually that earlier time coincides with the set-up time for the vendors.We do it at the two D.A.A.M. shows here in metro Detroit.
  13. ZTony8 added a post in a topic VW 411   

    I worked as a porter at a VW dealer back in the mid 70s and got to sample a few of the Type 4s.They were stone slow and would develop a fluctuating idle problem.I don't remember the fix for it.The engine was the same type as the concurrent Type 2(Bus).And they even sold a few manual trans equipped cars here-those were all 2 door fastbacks and they were almost peppy.Any other version had an automatic trans.
  14. ZTony8 added a post in a topic What kits did you miss ?   

    The Tamiya Williams FW24 is what I missed.I think I have at least one of every other Tamiya 1/20 F-1 kit.I'll find it someday.
  15. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Roll Call! NNL East is less than a week away! Who's going? Whatcha bringin'??   

    It was my first time attending and I was absolutely amazed at the number and quality of models on display.If this was a judged contest I don't know how long it would take to pick out class winners(or if it could be done).
    I was pleasantly surprised when both magazines wanted to photograph one of the models I brought.
    I'll attend again-maybe not next year but I will be back!