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  1. pack rat added a post in a topic AMT 32 Ford sedan-from double kit   

    Thanks for all of the comments.
    I wish I had "before" pics, but I don't.   
     
  2. pack rat added a topic in Under Glass   

    AMT 32 Ford sedan-from double kit
    Some recent discussion on another thread inspired me to dig this one out and clean it up.  I decided to post some pics as there aren't a lot of images out there of this golden oldie (at least not that I could find).
    It was purchased as a built-up many years ago and restored. I wasn't a big fan of the custom wheels that came with the kit, and I felt that the Monogram wheel/tire combo (Lil Coffin or Little Deuce..?)  looked like they belonged.  I also wanted to alter the stance a bit, so I swapped the somewhat chunky-looking straight front axle with a dropped axle from the scrap box.  
        
         
     




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  3. pack rat added a post in a topic Moebius 61 Pontiac Catalina   

    The thin whitewalls were standard equipment on the 1961 Impala SS (a mid-year introduction).
    It's the only pre-1962 application I'm aware of, but there may have been other rare examples.     
  4. pack rat added a post in a topic Let's see your geegaws!   

    63 Buick (maybe others too, but I doubt it) 
  5. pack rat added a post in a topic The Mystery Part I.D. Help Needed, Please, Topic   

    That is a custom grille insert from the MPC '70 Cuda annual (one of a pair).     
  6. pack rat added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    I'm not 100% sure, but I think the kit will be molded or prepainted blue.  I'm not sure about the orange/white portions or the black pinstriping (probably decals).
    The one in my pics is an earlier molded-in-grey issue painted with Tamiya lacquers to match the Heritage color scheme as close as possible.  The production kits should be more accurate color-wise.     
  7. pack rat added a post in a topic RC2 era 'b and s' cars...   

    Call me crazy, but I'd like to add one to my stash too.
    I don 't know if it's rare or not, but I don't think a Round2 reissue is coming anytime soon.
  8. pack rat added a post in a topic RC2 era 'b and s' cars...   

    My all-time favorite RC2-era kit is the '40 Ford "Woodie".
       

  9. pack rat added a post in a topic RC2 era 'b and s' cars...   

    Those "B&S" RC2-era kits had nothing to do with where the kits were manufactured.            
  10. pack rat added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    Some Ford GT pics.  Nice detail for a snapper.
    Note...this is a prototype of sorts, the Heritage color scheme might not match what comes in the box, and I believe the production kits will include the black pinstriping separating the colors on the 1:1    


  11. pack rat added a post in a topic Trying to indentfy some hubcaps - Mercurys   

    The top set of caps are from the '63 AMT annual.
    The '62 annual depicted a standard Monterey with a plainer-looking hubcap, not the mid-year S-55 as pictured in the above add. 
  12. pack rat added a post in a topic Round2 website   

    Here are some larger pics of the display model, built box-stock.  
     




  13. pack rat added a post in a topic Palmer '70 Vette - what to do?   

    I hope you build it. 
  14. pack rat added a topic in Under Glass   

    1961 Lincoln restoration
    Finally...one of my own projects...finished!  
    Doing kits for other guys has left very little time for my own stuff.  I pulled this Lincoln from the to-do pile last winter.  Being a simple curbside I figured I had a fighting chance of finishing it within a year.
    Paint is Tamiya TS-42 Light Gunmetal; not the sort of color I would normally choose for a '61-vintage subject, but when I spotted a 1:1 on the 'net in a similar color I was sold.  I ditched the wide-whites for some more elegant-looking thin-line whitewalls which were just being introduced in the 1961 model year.
    This kit was also a test-bed for my Molotow chrome markers.  I used the markers on the interior chrome, body scripts and the wheel-lip moldings  They won't replace BMF entirely, but in some instances they came in real handy.    
        








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  15. pack rat added a post in a topic '69 Mustangs....   

    Yup.  Those parts have been there since 66.  Nice accessories for the early AMT kits.