charlie8575

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  1. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart--Update 10/04/16   

    Most impressive. 
    :I like how you addressed the interior. I generally build pretty box-stock, but I think a lot of the ideas I've seen here will be used when I rebuild my '62s. 
    Charlie Larkin
  2. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    They do a Pacer wagon, I'm all over at least one, possibly two.
    I'm actually rather looking forward to their full-detail 2016 Camaro kit that'll be out late fall. The mock-ups looked really good.
    I'm very happy to see them doing a new tool of a fairly current car that has a high appeal factor to all age groups. There will also be a snap-together for younger kids out in the summer sometime, if I understood right.
    Charlie Larkin
  3. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 77 AMC Matador April 14th Update.   

    Great work on this.
    I really like the bumper rub-strip solution. I never would've thought of that myself. 
    I'm keeping an eye open for a stock-build Matador. I always thought these were interesting cars, and this is definitely one I'd like to see AMT get fully restored to a stock option.
    Charlie Larkin
  4. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Read A Good Book Lately?   


    I think I've heard this guy mumbled about a few times.
    L.A. Noir? Sounds very interesting. I always liked Chandler, so I'll probably enjoy this.
    Charlie Larkin
  5. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Read A Good Book Lately?   

    Some schools in Massachusetts still assign it.
    If I ever open the high school I designed as part of my M.Ed., it will be required reading.
    Charlie Larkin
  6. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Crossing the tracks   

    That's a sad commentary on life today.
    Charlie Larkin
  7. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1990 BMW 850i-------Chassis painted and a wheel issue! 5/1/16   

    That's a very pretty color. I remember seeing a lot of BMWs of that vintage in that color. 
    Charlie Larkin
  8. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe 4/28/16 back and drenched in DUST   

    I had a Chrysler that refused to take gloss black paint. Stripped it a thousand times. 
    I came to the conclusion it's either something in the plastic or a bad can of paint, as I had some trouble with a couple of other bodies. 
    I'm going to try again with another can of paint (Tamiya TS-14.) That stuff seems almost impossible to screw up and it looks great.
    Charlie Larkin
  9. charlie8575 added a post in a topic People must hate waiting...   

    Some people have no scruples or no brains.
    Some lack both.
    Charlie Larkin
  10. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Background diorama / Flatheads to Boxers Engine rebuilders   

    Boring machine? What if I want an interesting machine?
    All bad jokes aside, very nice work on those machines, and I'm not kidding at all about that.
    Charlie Larkin
  11. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Missing Link 70-71 cyclones   

    I've seen elsewhere the intended transkit is the Revell 1970 Torino.
    Charlie Larkin
  12. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1953 Hudson Hornet   

    Looks good. I especially like the interior treatment.
    Charlie Larkin
  13. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Speed City Resin 67 Buick   

    No interior? 
    The '66-'67 interior are very different. 
    I would suggest using one of the platform-style recent-issue A-body interiors, and custom-fabricating the door panels. The '66 dash is close enough. The seats can be puttied and scribed for correct upholstery patterns. 
    Engine: the '69 Riv will provide the correct engine for a 400. I'd have to double-check if the TH400 was available, or if it was the Super Turbine 300, as with the smaller engines. There's no 300/340/350 Buick available that I can think of, although, if you wanted to, you could probably cobble up something very close with a Jo-Han Buick 215, which shared a lot of its design with the small-block Buicks, and, from what I've seen, are about the same size externally. 
    Want to do something totally different? Dig up an MPC Jeepster Commando and make a standard V6 Skylark coupe. Yes, you could get buckets in it.
    Charlie Larkin
  14. charlie8575 added a post in a topic People must hate waiting...   

    I wonder if any of those people realize they could've bought 3-4 of those for that?
    Probably not.
    Charlie Larkin
  15. charlie8575 added a post in a topic More Efficient Solar Cells from Same Material   

    ^This.
    Charlie Larkin