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  1. lordairgtar added a post in a topic Pontiac grille.   

    Thanks for that link. I am going to check out the possibility of having a 3D grille made
  2. lordairgtar added a post in a topic Pontiac grille.   

    Looks like I'll be trying to scratch build this one.
  3. lordairgtar added a topic in Wanted!   

    Pontiac grille.
    I have a project in mind and I was wondering if anyone made a diecast 1953 Pontiac in 1/24th or 1/25th scale. I have not seen any resin or plastic in that scale. I need the grille and tail lamps plus the dash.
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  4. lordairgtar added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Very first model I ever built as a small boy
  5. lordairgtar added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Is it true???
    Someone on a FaceBook page made the suggestion that some model company had a 71 Boat Tail Riviera in development. Anyone here know anything about this? No Kit Company was mentioned.
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  6. lordairgtar added a post in a topic nashville area hobby shops or model clubs   

    Good thing I have a stash.
  7. lordairgtar added a topic in General   

    nashville area hobby shops or model clubs
    In five years, after I retire, I am moving to Tennessee. Am I going into the styrene desert or will I find the same goodies there I find here in the Milwaukee area?
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  8. lordairgtar added a post in a topic 1/24-5 Can-Am Kits, Plastic & Resin. Let's make a "Catalog"   

    A 200-mile (320 km) event was held at Fuji against invited contenders from the Can Am series, with five 7s entered; the Toyotas finished fourth, fifth, sixth, eighth, and ninth. So no, it did not compete in an official Can-Am race. The car was built to FIAs Series 7 specs which is close to Can-Am.
    About the Howmet...
    The car made its debut in 1968 at the Daytona 24 hours. It was in 3rd after 7 hours of racing, until the wastegate did not close and the car plowed into a barrier. Next was Sebring 12 hours, where it qualified 3rd. It then was pulled from the race, when debris caused damage to the engine. The next two races also ended up with the car retiring at BOAC 500 at Brand's Hatch and a British Championship race at Oulton Park. Then, back in America, the car would obtain it's first race victory, not only for it but turbine powered cars in general! At the Heart of Dixie race in Alabama, it won both the sprint and feature race. It also set a lap record there as well. The next race, Marlboro 300, it won again and setting the lap record there as well.
    The cars were ready to try World Championship scene again. At the 6 hours of Watkins Glen the car driven by Heppenstal came in 3rd overall and 1st in class. Next was the torturous Le Mans 24 hours. The car was modified to prevent bugs and debris from entering the engine. The biggest problem though was the rules. Le Mans mandated that all cars be shut off when in the pits. So it become very difficult to start the engines back up. They tried and cool the engines by putting ice on them. In the end, the engine was damaged and the car was limited to 100 mph on the straights.
    Although the racing program was discontinued, Howmet though that they could still promote their company. The redesigned the body to chassis #2 and made it an open top car. It is known as the Howmet TX MKII. It weighed in at around 1000 kg and could have added or lost weight to attempt FIA world record runs for cars under or over 1000 kg. It was fastest in 1/4 mile, 1/2 kilometer, and 1 kilometer runs, for both under and over 1000 kilogram cars.
  9. lordairgtar added a post in a topic This is unique   

    Fordite it is. It's long been used in craft work, jewelry and such. My grandfather had it around and he had a Zippo lighter covered in it.
  10. lordairgtar added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I think the interior in the 66 is actually a 65 interior. They never changed it.
  11. lordairgtar added a post in a topic Talk about horrible looking customizations....   

    If it was a plain black or silver, it would look like a North Korean luxury car for Kim Jong Un
  12. lordairgtar added a post in a topic When the "solution" is the problem!   

    I have. The system works fine and we don't pay the fee for the testing. I can use my dealer where I bought my car or the tire shop in town. I personally prefer having techs that know something about cars than the chimps that worked at the old DMV places. I had one guy try and put the front wheels on the dynomometer thinking my 83 Mercury fox platform Marquis Brougham wagon was front wheel drive. I banged on the thick plate glass trying to get his attention. In the nick of time a woman inspector from the other lane made him stop and place the proper axle over the dyno.
  13. lordairgtar added a post in a topic When/What do you clear coat?   

    Sorry it took so long to get back to you. X-acto blade for paring of the bulk on the mold line, then light grit sand paper to smooth it out. Maybe a shot of primer, let dry, then sand to see if I got all the lows and highs. It's all trial and error sometimes to find the technique that works for you. Good lighting is always good.
  14. lordairgtar added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Got a Surf Woody in our model club raffle last Friday and also got a Ford inline six from an old Falcon kit. Did not know what it was until someone told me what. That engine was free in a box of parts.
  15. lordairgtar added a post in a topic When/What do you clear coat?   

    Each kit presents it's own problems/solutions. I usually go with the instruction sequence just because there might be an issue with fitment. That said, test fit all bits before gluing. If at all possible build in sub assemblies. Like do up the engine as a whole, (minus bits that are chrome or painted a different color) then maybe the next sub. Try and leave parts on the trees until you need them. That way, they stay easy to find (not always...Murphy's Law) and you won't be fretting over that last small bit that just was there a minute ago. Also, instead of breaking, use a small nipper/cutter or X-acto blade to remove part cleanly. Do not forget prework...cleaning mold lines, sprue tags, etc.