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pack rat

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    Mike Wherry

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  1. I would assume the hood was changed to the cowl induction-style to match the 1:1 pace car. That is the convertible instruction sheet in blue ink. The date, kit number etc are identical, and there is no change to the "69'"
  2. Just like Steve stated above, unless I'm doing a white or black interior I usually use metallics. If the look is a little too shiny, I'll apply a light coat or two of Testors dullcoat out of the can. On this '68 Camaro I used Testors Nassau Blue lacquer. I'm not sure how accurate it is when compared to the factory color; I was aiming for something that harmonized with the body color. Most of the Testors lacquers dry to a semi-flat finish that doesn't require any top coat.
  3. FYI the brown car I posted above has no trunk vents. I also have a '71 kit with the rub strips, trunk vents etc matching the promo. The box art is identical to the '72s pictured with the exception of the kit number (C114-200)
  4. Some other bikes from the stash. A Hallmark Keepsake Harley-Davidson Christmas ornament....roughly 1/24 scale, a little toy-like but they might be acceptable depending on how fussy you are. Entex also marketed a line of 1/25 scale bike kits in the late 70's/early 80's era (?). I've never built one, but judging by these two box art pics some looked OK, others not so much.
  5. Here's one of the IXO bikes-a Honda CB750
  6. Looks like a 60 or 61 Falcon kit with a '60 T-Bird interior bucket, but I could be wrong.
  7. Yup. I'm pretty sure every custom piece I used on this build is in the '64 coupe kit.
  8. An early 60's-era custom Vette inspired by a built-up '64 custom I acquired years ago. I borrowed the hood and Terra-thrust mags from the old kit and did my own version using a partially complete '63 I had on the pile. A pretty simple build; emblems shaved, rear window "split" removed, added taillights; typical mods from when these cars were new. Paint is Tamiya TS-54 light metallic blue with a lavender pearl-tinted clearcoat. An interesting contrast to the over-the-top '70's-era custom I did long ago.
  9. According to an old issue of Collectible Automobile, it was originally a Coronet 500 that the factory hired the A-brothers to modify for the '68 Detroit Auto show to promote the Super Bee. There's no explanation in the article for choosing a ragtop though (?).
  10. And I bet you have a stack of re-issued '63s for parts, right? I need a '65 coupe and a '67 roadster to complete my set (although I have a "THE Cat" '67 in the beater pile).
  11. BTW : There was no such an animal as a Super Bee convertible , in any year . Maybe Dodge was planning to produce one , but cancelled it last minute . Road Runner convertible ? Absolutely ! 1969-1970 . There was ONE '68 Super Bee ragtop; a show car modified by the Alexander Brothers. It was obviously the inspiration for the MPC box art. The kit was trimmed as an R/T and contained basically the same parts as the hardtop, with the addition of a set of lakes pipes similar to the A-brothers car and an extra decal sheet with the Super Bee stripe.
  12. I picked up this restoration candidate pretty cheap a few years ago. The original chrome pieces were missing, but inside the box was a complete chrome tree from a USA Oldies Suburban wagon. The windshield was also MIA. I substituted a windshield from a junk-box '60 DeSoto and had to modify the Suburban rear bumper to the correct non-wagon configuration. I figured the rear bumper mods would be the toughest part of this resto...no such luck. The body had been coated/waxed with something (why??) that was tough to wash off before I could prime it properly. The rear window glass that was included isn't the original kit piece, and doesn't fit 100%, but its better than the one I tried to fabricate with clear sheet plastic. Paint is Testors Mythical Maroon, the closest thing to Plum Red Poly that I had on hand. Yes, the flake is heavy, but I can live with it.
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