OK - didn't know about the other thread so will add post there for the real car. Apologize for that. DAAM show today and picked up 1967 Nickey Camaro, 2015 Foose C7 Corvette, 2013 ZL1 Camaro, 1961 AMT Galaxie Styline kit ( chrome parts to restore a '61 Sunliner built ) Revell Jungle Jim T/F Dragster, Porsche 918 Weissach, and a Stoops Steve Butler Gamler sprint car. Was looking for Fujimi/Testors Porsche 356's but non found. Bandit1 - The 1960 annual kit by SMP was a 4 dr sedan, I have a couple restorables around. Real cars were 4drs only until April 1960. There were some 1961 - 1963 4 dr corvair models by Palmer and/or Premier but they are pretty funky looking. Dann - lt dusting of snow in Grand Blanc, good raods today and no snow. Saginaw still getting snow and sleet today. Unclescott58 - yes the one in the backgound is another 1960 two tone blue 700. That one was sold last fall by the person who had mine. He just sold off 6 or 7 of his remaining 12+ 1960's vinagercr - I would like to find a solid wagon body for a 2dr conversion project. Everything that show up is too rusty or too $$ to cut up.
A 1960 4dr Corvair 700 sedan. Won't see the road for a few weeks yet. Built in July 1959 and stockpiled by GM until the Corvair's debut on October 2nd Now I need to dig out an old SMP built model and restore it to match.
Tried to get a count last year from what is in my spreadsheet. Has resin kits and restorables as well as unbuilt kits. Does not include builts or the 1/43rd resin kits. Total was 4700. Way too many !!! In case of a severe flood at least I could glue up a houseboat.
Actually the early Corvairs are very accurate - the 1961 2dr kit is the only bad one. 1960 and 1962-64 have no issues other than being curbside. The Astro 1 was an experimental Corvair not Corvette with a DOHC Corvair motor. The body was modified to make the Scorpion funny car
-----+A few of the Hudson Miniatures kits ended up becoming the 1/16 Aurora classis cars. I think all of the 1/16 Aurora kits were once in the HM line. I have built a couple - the Rambler and '03 Ford. Not bad but some of the plastic parts have warped over 50+ years since the kits were produced.
Have jsut seen this with the Moebius Plymouth. Both of the kits I purchased have badly warped bodies. They basically do not fit into the box and were put in on an angle such that the packaging ruined them. 2 unbuildable kits. As I purchased them online I didn;t return them as I would have had to pay the shipping to return them, and ship the replacements. Be nice if Moebius backed up their product like Round2.
Right now it is a 10 - 12 week wait. This may grow longer as they are continuing to be swamped with orders since the retirement notice. I keep sendng in very large orders every 8 weeks or so to get all the parts I need to complete about 100 old builder kits. Used to just order parts when I started on one of the kits but that won't be an option in the future. Very expensive year for me!
2 of the 1911 Chevy kits arrived the day after sent. Great Job by Missing Link for getting this one out. Parts fit is very nice and quality of the casting is like other stuff from them - top notch. Never knew the original kit was a snap together - must have been close to the first for that in 1961.
Thanks Kevin - one big missing hole in kit history that's now obtainable and buildable !
My local auto paint supplier mixes up 1 - 3 oz of lacquer for me all the time. Known as "touch up" for fixing door dings and small areas. I have about 50 factory stock 1950's - 1970's colors on hand. They have been doing this for 15+ yrs. After telling them I used it for models and showing a couple of builds to them they very rarely ever charge me for it. About 1 out of every 4 mixes they charge $5 - $7. They stopped doing spray cans a long time ago but there are a couple of other auto paint supply stores around here that still do that.
I use the Tamiya AS lt blue all the time and it's way too light for the Gulf color. I know of nothing close to Gulf blue in spray cans, the closest would be the old Testors regular line enamel lt. blue
Scott, Model Car World offers both colors in spary cans. Gulf blue 2064 and Guardsman blue 6436. It's automotive lacquer. The cans are a bit pricey at $15 each but much better quality. Does require priming first with lacquer primer - duplicolor spray will work.
I haven't found anything Tamiya or Testors close to Gulf blue, and the real Guardsman is a bit different than the other dk mettalic blues in that it has a bit of gray or cast steel hue to it.