charlie8575

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  1. charlie8575 added a post in a topic need help and info I am building the most famous model t of all   

    Good work on the tracks so far. T snowmobiles are cool.
    The letters are a nice touch.
    Charlie Larkin
  2. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 67 Impala Non-SS barebones cruiser   

    A 6-cylinder Impala? Cool.
    Want a real screwball? Do a 6-cylinder SS. '67 was the last year for them, and yes, they actually did build a few.
    Charlie Larkin
  3. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1959 Ford Skyliner - Revell   

    Automotive sandable primer is your best friend. Get a can of gray and white.
    Spray paint- I would recommend finding a store that stocks Humbrol enamels. Their sprays are easy to use and leave a nice finish. Their French Blue and white will be a pretty decent representation of the factory Colonial White/Diamond blue two-tone.
    The satin white and flat light and dark blues Humbrol makes will also work nicely for the interior. Look up some pictures for references.
    The engine is black, the transmission aluminum. The valve covers and air cleaner should be either red or blue, as it varied with engine and model year.
    Charlie Larkin
  4. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1958 Thunderbird   

    I saw a beautiful '60 at a car show over the summer. Great design and amazingly roomy under the hood- literally the only thing you'd need to go under the car for is the drain-plug and I think the oil filter.
    I'll look forward to this.
    Charlie Larkin
  5. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Does CA glue go bad??   

    I'm going to see if we can scare some of this up for the store. We sell BSI and Zap, but I wouldn't mind a second option.
    Anyone have any experience with the gels either manufacturer makes?
    Charlie Larkin
  6. charlie8575 added a post in a topic `76 Chevy Caprice 4-door Hardtop Sport Sedan conversion (Finished 9/23)   

    Great work.
    How much arm-twisting would it take for you to do another one and send it off to D.R.A.G. to cast it?
    Charlie Larkin
  7. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 2016 Camaro build and review   

    I do; we also offer 20% to members of recognized regional and national clubs.
    I will agree that for a snap, it's a bit more than I'd like to see. I think, in all honesty, the sweet-spot for the snap-kits will be about $15-20, although Revell may be moving their prices on whatever they're calling the ex-Wheels of Fire series to close to this (!) All I can say is if they're going to start charging Tamiya prices, they better start having the product to back it up.
    I've had a busier-than-planned week. More pictures and updates to come this weekend.
    Charlie Larkin
  8. charlie8575 added a post in a topic HELP HARRY   

    I get paid tomorrow, I'll kick in this weekend when I get a couple of bills settled and see what I have to play with.
    Charlie Larkin
  9. charlie8575 added a post in a topic AMT '57 Ford Hardtop News   

    I wonder if anyone will use the much-more-accurate front clip to fix the Revell '57s and offer them in resin?
    Charlie Larkin
  10. charlie8575 added a post in a topic No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe   

    Actually, I was referring to the '30 coupe mentioned here, but now see it isn't.
    Charlie Larkin
  11. charlie8575 added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Please, don't insult scum like that. 
    Dove-tailing with the above...."don't steal, the government hates competition."
    Charlie Larkin
  12. charlie8575 added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Ed's pictures on this dreary, humid Monday. Nice pictures of Germany, too, Michael.
    The store ebbs and flows, and last week was quiet, but this week it's flowing. I'm hoping this is a good start to what's usually the busy season.
    Charlie Larkin
  13. charlie8575 added a post in a topic 1972 AMC Gremlin   

    That purple looks right at home on that car. 
    Charlie Larkin
  14. charlie8575 added a post in a topic No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe   

    I didn't even see these were back out?
    Cool, I'll have to get a couple- one for inventory, one for me.
    Charlie Larkin
  15. charlie8575 added a post in a topic Beautiful new destroyer...   

    I'm laughing so hard I almost fell out of my chair.
    The Zumwalt reminds me of a Civil War-era ironclad. 
    Charlie Larkin