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    Mike Wherry

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  1. Yes. FYI-the red section on the upper body is included on the decal sheet, but I chose to paint that area. Here's a pic of the unused decals to give you an idea of what is included.
  2. It's a "W" body; the Olds version of the Grand Prix/Lumina/Regal etc. It replaced the Cutlass Supreme in '98.
  3. Another promo from the 90's; the AMT/Ertl '98 Olds Intrigue
  4. I faced a similar dilemma when I restored this one years ago. I wanted a factory-stock look. The kit wheels are ridiculously small (and those Revell Goodyear tires are notorious for melting the wheels) and the AMT '64 Chevelle custom caps are way too big. I ended up paint-detailing a set of generic Palmer (yes, I used a Palmer part!) hubcaps with vintage AMT compact tires. Not perfect, but it looks OK on the shelf.....
  5. Yes, rear bumper guards too and a modified trim panel. However, the rear bumper guards are separate parts, unlike the fronts which are molded onto the bumper.
  6. I just happened to have one of each nearby....here ya go. The Johan hood can be modified to fit; it needs to be narrowed toward the rear and it might need to be lengthened by adding a little plastic to the rear edge.
  7. I don't have the flyer; got it from the 'net. I didn't catch the Machine illustration...looks a bit suspicious.
  8. I don't believe this one has been mentioned yet. It's a promo/friction flyer but a follow-up kit version would have been likely. Having owned a 1:1 '69 88 I would to have seen this one.
  9. I have no specific "holy grail" kit, and my want list isn't too big, but this is one I was finally able to find at a decent price recently. Despite the release of the Revell '68, the price tag is usually pretty high on this one.
  10. Years ago a friend gave me the remains of a lacquer-burned '65 T-Bird. It was such a mess I figured I would never do anything with it, but I kept it in the junk pile. Then I found this pic of a T-Bird-bodied short tracker...I knew there was a reason I hoarded a few of those MPC Super Stocker kits awhile back.
  11. You are correct; they are modified as on the 1:1 A close-up pic. NOTE....the hood sits a little high on the test shot; I believe that is being addressed before things are finalized.
  12. The paint on the Firebird is Testors Model Master lacquer #28115 Bright Aqua Pearl; decanted and airbrushed over Tamiya white primer.
  13. The Vette is Tamiya TS-54 light metallic blue, then clearcoated with Pearl ex blue pearl powder suspended in Testors Wet Look clear.
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