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About charlie8575

  • Birthday 08/05/1975

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    Athol, Ma
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    Charlie Larkin

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. I wonder if the Olds will be the fastback or formal roof? Charlie Larkin
  5. Magnificent job! Charlie Larkin
  6. 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
  7. A lot more productive than I was, that's for sure. I might still be able to get one, maybe two, finished by New Year's. Charlie Larkin
  8. Very clean mild custom. I like it. Charlie Larkin
  9. Is the checked pattern in the Edsel interior painted, or did you use some kind of marker for those? Same question with the Plymouth. I'm planning on doing a '59, and was thinking Scale Motorsports blue plaid decals would be a decent start, if nothing else, it would give me a good grid to work with, and I can dot it in with a blue technical pen. Charlie Larkin
  10. The body is actually a new tool, as is quite a bit of the rest of it, but it was done to the standards of the original, for better or worse. I'm tying to figure out how to do that side-spear. I'm seriously thinking about masking off the body, and using my Molotow marker to save hassles given how faint it is, and then foil the rest. Like you, I chose the Midnight Mist (Chevy's Daytona Blue), and from previous suggestions, found that Pontiac Engine Blue is a pretty good match for early-mid '60s GM blue vinyl. I used a mix of non-metallic blues for the carpet. It did come out a bit bright, though. I might re-do the interior if I decide it bothers me enough. You did a nice job on this. Charlie Larkin
  11. I have one to build. I'm assuming you plan on using brass wire for the windshield frame? Which T did you raid wheels from? Which blue did you use? That looks about right from the pictures I've seen. Charlie Larkin
  12. I'll be interested to see what you do with this. Remember, the '70 USA Oldies series has the Cadillac engine in it, so it won't be 100% right. I believe the original '70s have an Olds engine. The correct Toro engines show up on eBay periodically. Charlie Larkin
  13. I tried embossing powder for the first time, and while not displeased with the results, I'm wondering what I did wrong, as it came out uneven and clumpy; that said, it's a closed car, so I'm not AS worried about it, but I do have a convertible coming up, and I want to see if I can get this right. After putting the glue on the floors, I sprinkled the powder on, and evened it out as best as I could with a paint-brush. I will disclose I painted the interior first, although that doesn't seem to have made much of difference in terms of adhesion. Should I have simply dumped the stuff on, shake the tub a bit to even it out, and then pour out the excess? Ideas appreciated. Charlie Larkin
  14. I happen to have a can of Tru-Color spray paint in front of me, which is 4.5 oz., and is listed as 128 grams, which, as I understand it, would be roughly equal to 100 mililitres. The Tamiya cans are 100 mililitres. Charlie Larkin
  15. I might be in for a couple more '56 Fords for some of the resin bodies I want to get. The USPO Pinto might a fun diversion. I could get a nice little diorama out of that. Charlie Larkin
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