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    Bowie, MD
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    Jim Edwards

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  1. Watson "Sketchpad" 65 Mustang

    I'm definitely enjoying your project - you're doing great. Really looking forward to the finished product. I guess I've always been worried about getting the A-pillar/cowl interface as nice, solid and smooth as yours.
  2. Watson "Sketchpad" 65 Mustang

    I think the drawing has the top chopped a bit more than the model. Either way, it looks great - nice work. I've done a lot of body modifications including roof chops, but never a roof swap. I'll be following along.
  3. Reveal your user name origin

    I had a hard time coming up with a screen name for AOL Instant Messenger way back when. One of the problems with having a very common name - most of the variations are taken. I finally came up with SSN (the ships I rode in the Navy - nuclear submarines) and Jim (my first name). Not the most creative name, but it's served me well since then.
  4. I've always just cut the license plate out with a pair of scissors, and glued the decal (with backing paper and all) directly to the appropriate place on the car using white glue. It looks quite realistic to me. Placing the decal on plastic in the traditional way never looked right to me because the plastic is way too thick.
  5. You're welcome. I'm still looking the kit over; I've been pretty pleased so far.
  6. I just picked up the MPC Mount'n Goat kit, and it does have the earlier CJ-type grille in it. It seems that all you would need to do is fabricate/source the front fenders and maybe modify the hood. I'm no expert on Jeeps, but it appears that the front end is the only real change over the years. Based on earlier comments about the interior, perhaps the front end was the only change that MPC made when updating the kit. Either way, it looks like a mostly factory stock 72 Commando is possible from the kit, and that's my plan.
  7. If I Ran Revell....

    "Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker." I'd be in for a bullet-nose Studebaker.
  8. 251 mph street legal (real)Camaro

    Those red headlights may not be street legal, but they are installed on street driven cars. I saw one at about sunset the other day. It was very disorienting seeing a pair of "brakelights" approaching at 35-40 mph. The entire headlight was red, not some ring or partial color - there was no white at all.
  9. I was looking at the box bottom at Hobby Lobby, and the narrow tailgate is actually shown on the sprue layout on the bottom. It is directly across from the hood. When (and if) AMT fixes it, will they correct the box bottom too? I hope so.
  10. New Revell U.S.A web site

    My understanding is that there is no RG or RUSA anymore, only Revell.
  11. Show Rods 1960-2001

    It's at the top of this page - the Red Baron. The black model pictured is a highly modified Red Baron.
  12. A Google search of the part number (bosch 0 261 200 483) shows that it is an Engine Control Unit for a Porsche 911.
  13. 2019 Round2 Car Kit Releases

    The Mk I was done in 1/24 by Doyusha (kit NH-18). It is a 1973 Euro-spec lower end (no power bulge) curbside. I've heard that it was intended for slot-car use, but includes a chassis and shallow interior. https://goo.gl/images/dR7r1i
  14. Any Veterans out there ?

    I was always told the Army had more boats than the Navy, and the Navy had more fighter planes than the Air Force. The Army does/did have a lot of ships, but it was the small craft where they out-boated the Navy.