SteveG

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  • Birthday 09/26/1958

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  1. SteveG added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    That's not true Bill, there's plenty of documentation about the Factory built and supported 65 Plymouth and Dodge Hemi Hardtop cars which all started out in the 2 percent configuration with the Hemi Cross-ram. The Melrose Missile was one of them. Later they were all modified into the more famous fully altered AFX cars.  The A990 Hemi Sedans came later and plenty were modified using Chryslers over the counter light weight parts kits and some got a similar altered wheel base conversion just like the Hardtops. They just didn't the get the full factory support like the Hardtops did.   
    -Steve
  2. SteveG added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    The photos of Sean's box art model are correct, the engine should be painted Race Hemi Orange which is the lighter of the two Oranges that were used on Hemi engines back then.  Blue, actually Turquoise is what was used on the stock 383 in '65 ... apparently there are couple of minor mistakes on the instructions.
    -Steve
     
  3. SteveG added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    I talked to Sean Svendsen who did the box art model for Model King.  He used Tamiya TS 19 Metallic Blue over White on his build up.   You don't have to worry about painting it two tone.  Everything painted Metallic Blue on the built model is included on the decal sheet in "Metallic Blue" which may be a first for a domestic model co. decal sheet.  Even the Hood scoop is covered.  I used some of that decal sheet on my AFX build up, the decal sheet is a work of art IMHO ...
    -Steve
  4. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Here's some more photos of my build up that I recently took.    Just remember although the tooling is around 95 % complete, this is still considered a prototype and it may or may not represent the final choice of kit parts and or packaging.  Once Dave make the final decisions,  I'll do my best to keep everyone up to date on it when that time comes.
    -Steve
     

     

     

     

    More photos here ..... AFX Plymouth build up
  5. SteveG added a post in a topic Lindberg's '64 Plymouth "Lawman"   

    Assuming the stock spindles are on a tree with the other necessary suspension parts they should still be there.  I doubt they would go to the expense of blocking them off.
    -Steve
  6. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Any of the 63-65 B-bodies would be a no brainer,  The 62's were on the same platform but I think they were shorter. 
  7. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Dave and I have talked several times about all the possible B-body variations possible from this kit so I doubt this is the last announcement....   
    I'd expect a number of variations of that Comet too .....  I can't say either way on a AFX version but I can say Dave has set the bar pretty high.  
    Steve
  8. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Here a little better shot of the original car I was just sent and it sure looks a lot like Turbine Bronze to me ....  so which is correct ?

     
  9. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    MM-1 Turbine Bronze was my first thought as the paint formula was available back then to repair any damaged Turbine Cars and it's also listed as spring '65 color for Dodge.
    I went through this same discussion regarding the "Lawman" 64 Plymouths which appears to use the same color scheme and I could never get a definitive answer. I have one reliable source saying one of the Golden Commandos cars that was recently restored was painted using a Plymouth Prowler color for the Bronze so using a restored car for reference may not be the answer either.
  10. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Great tip on the color Jason,  thanks !!!  I looked at the chip for K-5 1970 Dark Burnt Orange Poly on AutoColorLibrary.com and it looks like a great match to most of my reference photos.  I'm curious to what was actually used in '65 though considering your source is recommending a 1970 color.
    Steve
  11. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    A big thank you to Dave Metzner for letting me give everyone an early preview of this kit which is most likely a mid 2017 release.  I built the unpainted one first and it went together so well for a test shot that I jumped on doing a full build of it.  I had doubts it would make it to the NNL but I ended up finishing it up with one day to spare.
    Although Dave doesn't have a specific car in mind yet,  based on the AFX parts I had been provided to use from I see at least six possibilities. (Dave please correct me if I'm wrong) Two versions of the Melrose Missile,  at least two of the Golden Commandos, the California Flash and the Lee Smith Car.  I believe the Lee Smith car was referenced to create the tooling.  
    Another possibility might be the Sox and Martin Car but I would have to research that one further.  I picked the injected version of the Melrose Missile to build because I liked it and I found paint and decals available to do it.   I was originally leaning toward doing one of the two-tone Golden Commandos car to be totally honest but I had questions about the color used and finding decals. 
    -Steve
     
  12. SteveG added a post in a topic Roll Call! NNL East is less than a week away! Who's going? Whatcha bringin'??   

    I'll be leaving tomorrow about this time along with Bill Borgen, Todd Wingerter and Ken Andrus so we should be there in time for the dinner.
    I'm only bringing two or three but one of them will be special.  I've been quietly working on a project for Dave Metzner for the last two months. It's so new I'm not sure if Dave's ready to announce it yet but I got the OK to bring it.   You're probably just going to have to spot it on the tables.
    See you all tomorrow !
    Steve
     
     
      
  13. SteveG added a post in a topic 1988 - 1991 Ford LTD Crown Victoria Scratchbuild   

    The 76-77 Pontiac LeMans Enforcer would be on the on the top of my list followed by the 71 Dodge
    Steve
     
  14. SteveG added a post in a topic Will we ever see this Dodge ever come back again?   

    If the basic uni-body chassis structure and driveline parts are the same between the 65 Plymouth and the 68 Dodge it would be a no brainer for Moebius.
    Are there any B-body experts out there that could shed some light on what they would share in scale ?
    -Steve
  15. SteveG added a post in a topic Hurst Rescue Gremlin   

    Great project Aaron !!  When I originally heard that the 75 Gremlin was being reissued the "Hurst Rescue Gremlin" was the first thing I thought of but it never got past the idea stage for me. I'm sure glad your doing it !!
    -Steve