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  • Birthday 08/05/1975

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    Charlie Larkin

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  1. Interesting. I always thought, at least to my eye, that Chevy and Pontiac shared the roof stamping, even on the American cars. I was also under the impression that the Canadian Pontiacs had completely unique exterior sheetmetal, not shared with anything else, unless the GP is close enough. I'm curious to see how it all comes out. Charlie Larkin
  2. This is absolutely incredible. I don't know how it escaped my notice. Charlie Larkin
  3. One clarification: For the brush paint, you'd be smart to get a little well-type paint palette at an art supply store. Add paint to that, and add the lacquer thinner to that paint. More than a few people have reported some of the newer Testors paints not being friendly to lacquer thinner in the bottle, so add as needed. Charlie Larkin
  4. Microscale offers a light-duty glue that's billed as usable for temporary positioning of parts. It looks like it's similar to the adhesive used on Post-It notes in liquid form. Charlie Larkin
  5. Keep the older kits especially indoors where you have decent humidity/temperature control. Consider bagging the tires in the boxes with Ziploc/similar bags to prevent reactions with all your kits, if the tires aren't already bagged. Store the decals in a 3-ring binder in archival pockets; baseball card/stamp/coin shops should have those, even Staples might be able to get them if they aren't on the shelf. Charlie Larkin
  6. How bizarre. What brand of paint are you using? Are these new paints, or were they ones that all of a sudden started acting up? If they're new paint, I'd suggest contacting the manufacturer. It sounds like they may have gotten the mix of chemicals wrong, and they're not catalyzing. You might be able to get replacements. If they're old paints, try adding a little hardware store lacquer thinner to them as you use them. That might help kick over drying. As to the spray lacquers, I have NO idea what to do with that. See if you can get the humidity checked in your house to be sure the humidity is what you think it is, because that's the only thing I can think of that would cause the problems you're describing outside of poor application process or defective materials. Charlie Larkin
  7. Ended up at one of the local shops, and the '64s were already sold out. I'm going to try to get one next week when the restock comes in. Charlie Larkin
  8. So, it looks like, as originally expected, the Olds and new '71 Mustang should be out late summer/early fall, if Stevens is to be believed. Definitely interested in a 4-4-2, maybe two of them. Converting it into a regular Cutlass S/SX wouldn't be all that tough, especially with MCG photoetch. Charlie Larkin
  9. The new Charger, I suspect, will sell very well, especially if they do a supplemental police version. I also see good numbers coming for the Mustang fastback. The Lindberg '66 Chevelle is very nice, and will also be well-received, I think. From discussion, there may be at least one more major tool in the works, and I'll be curious to see what that ends up being. I'd love to see one of the 1960s Imperials. The one I'd put money on, though, for within the next year or two, based on a VERY long history of demand, is the 1969-'72 Grand Prix. If that happens, I think demand will be near-unprecedented. Charlie Larkin
  10. Well, that makes that easy. If this sells well, however, it bolsters the case for a 1970-'72 Cutlass Supreme. Maybe we'll get really lucky and get a thoroughly modern small-block Olds out of that, too. If that goes well....maybe, finally, a Vista Cruiser? Charlie Larkin
  11. Definitely a must-have. I'll probably pre-order one at the hobby shop when I head there this week. One thing I would like to see Moebius re-introduce (and other manufacturers follow suit) is the color guide for interiors with suggested paint matches. Makes painting much easier. Charlie Larkin
  12. Impressive. It appears I'd still need to buy one of the hardtops (or maybe even substitute an AMT Chassis plate/six) for a stock Nova, aside from the interior modifications needed? Charlie Larkin
  13. I wonder if the Olds will be the fastback or formal roof? Charlie Larkin
  14. Magnificent job! Charlie Larkin
  15. A very nice build. The Tamiya Orange is a very close match to the factory color. What did you use for the buckskin interior/vinyl top? Charlie Larkin
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