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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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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! 
  8. ZTony8 added a post in a topic The most dificult 1/24 or 25th auto model to build?   

    I'll throw in the R&R Vacuum Craft '72 Riviera.I've never started mine and every time I dig it out I wonder  if my skills will EVER be sufficient to build that thing.
  9. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    Hmmmm-a complete new tool for a model of a car for which at least 50% of the tooling already exists.This is sort of thinking that gave us three separate chassis pans for the '67 & '69 Camaros and the '68 Firebird(essentially the same car underneath).To my inexperienced in tooling brain this would seem to be a needless duplication of effort.
  10. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Whenever this kit arrives my build will be the topless Melrose Missle.I will have a pleasant wait.
  11. ZTony8 added a post in a topic NNL East 2016   

    There will be about 10 of us from the Detroit Area Auto Modelers attending the show.Look for us in our snazzy flamed grey club shirts.
    It's the first time for me and I'm  excited about going there.
  12. ZTony8 added a post in a topic Detroit show April 3   

    About 260  total vendor tables sold as of last weekend.Come and see the show and the Motor City Madness contest.Five dollars gets you in the door.
  13. ZTony8 added a post in a topic gloss over primer   

    I used Tamiya TS flat brown on the roof of my Moebius '53 Hudson.After I sanded out a few dust nibs I polished it  with Novus #2 and it came out beautiful.
  14. ZTony8 added a post in a topic WHERE DO YOU BUILD   

    I use about half of my basement for building and kit storage.
  15. ZTony8 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    One of the model clubs I belong to bought up a former club president's collection of over 800 car and truck kits,built ups and promos. So yesterday we split  a good chunk of the haul.I picked up 26 kits(including 8 Jo-Han mid 80s re-issues,3 still sealed and enough pieces to build a '66 Caddy ambulance plus spares),some wheel sets,and a nicely foiled '59 Dodge Jo-Han(X-EL) promo.
    Earlier in the weekend I got 3 Heller Citroen rally car kits,the new Moebius Ventura and the Round 2 re-issue of the 1960 Corvette and then my nearest hobby shop put some kits on clearance and I picked up the 1979 version of the Tamiya Lotus 79 F1 car( been waiting 2 years for that to go on sale) and the Wurth liveried Group 5 Capri.
    I can now walk faster since my wallet is so much lighter.