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  1. alan barton added a post in a topic Modelling Oddities/Mistakes   

    I cant get to my stash to take a photo right now but go and have another look at the box top for the recent Revell 29 Ford Hiboy.  The blue car has the windshield on back to front.  The photo on the side has it the right way around.
    I'm guessing the photographer knocked it off, stuck it back on and either didn't notice or didn't know any better!
  2. alan barton added a post in a topic Changes at Model Cars Magazine   

    Thanks Gregg, for a simple and understandable explanation.  I miss my magazine and will look forward tor receiving it again when thinks ramp up.  Good luck in your endeavours, I can't imagine how painful all this juggling must have been.
  3. alan barton added a post in a topic Halibrand Wheel Project   

    Hey Bill,
    I have also been looking for these wheels for years.  I finished my 22Jr at least 15 years ago, probably more, but it has 12 spoke Americans on the front because otherwise it would never have been finished.  One thing I did notice when I photographed the car at the Petersen in 2010 was that the back of the wheel looks awfully like the back of the custom wheels in the old Revell 56 Chevy kit, with that kinda starfish look on an otherwise smooth dished back.  Now if only we could find something that close for the front.....
    By the way, if you get started on the 22jr , give me a yell as I have  a perfect fitting vacform tarp for that car., plus a heap of reference info.
    Thanks AFX for the great post!!!
  4. alan barton added a post in a topic Late '50s Slingshot Dragster: a little more, Feb. 27   

    Hey Bill, I recognise that brake master cylinder and handle setup - it is from the old Revell Parts Pack chromed hot rod chassis - the one that looks like an unboxed Model A frame but with a very rounded off "Z" job at the back.
    Like what you are doing here - I always thought that blue Monogram body was 1/32 but it seems to fit the 1/25th scale frame just fine.
  5. alan barton added a post in a topic Newbie with 1:32 scale question?   

    James, I love my 1/32 scale collection and the boys here have provided you with nearly every source possible for 1/32 scale engines.  I would like to add two more. Firstly, check out the chromed engines in diecast toy cars.  Matchbox Superfast from the seventies turn up in a tatty state in swap meets, garage sales and antique shops. A lot of the engines in the drag or hot rod inspired toys are  close to 1/32. Some Muscle Machines can have blowers and carbs that just might work for you
    And I know some people will laugh or snicker here, but the engine in the new tool AMT Ala Kart from a few years ago has a great 1/32 scale hemi in it.  Most 1/25th scale modellers hate this undersized baby hemi but it looks good in a 1/32 scale car!
    And blunc, that 34 coupe of yours (the old Pyro/Lindberg, I'm guessing), is easily the most ambitious and beautifully finished 1/32 scale rod I have ever seen. What a fabulous project! James, I think you will find blunc has carefully cut and hinged the doors himself.  Brave beyond brave!
  6. alan barton added a post in a topic Duster/Dart Kit Car front suspension hints please   

    Tony , I did a blow by blow explanation of how to fix all the problems on these chassis (the Petty Dart is the worst by far) on another modelling forum.  PM me and I will tell you where to find it.
    Don't give up on this model - it is horribly awkward but looks fabulous when finished - it is worth the effort!
  7. alan barton added a post in a topic Posting Issues   

    Just tried again but still getting 404 message.  This is for the boat post on Car kits and reviews page.
  8. alan barton added a post in a topic Posting Issues   

    Sure have Dave, tried for nearly 24 hours to get some more photos posted in the car kits and reviews section, got the same pesky 404 message.
  9. alan barton added a post in a topic 80's Monogram Sprint Cars-World of Outlaws   

    Hi Noel,
    Like Mike said, they all have Chevy engines - the Casey Luna Ford should have had a Ford but it just had Ford decals.  What you thought are Weber carbs is actually fuel injection - Kinser brand if I recall but someone may be able to confirm that.
  10. alan barton added a post in a topic $30+ kits - hows it affect you?   

    Thirty dollar kits would affect me greatly - that would be a twenty to thirty five dollar discount on what we pay in Australia! No discount chains at all but two LHS do give our clubmembers a 10% discount which is nice.  Bought the new 48 police car last night - $49.95 and I have seen it dearer elsewhere!
    But like a lot have said before, I have enough to get me to the grave so it's really not a problem.  If you want it you will buy it!
  11. alan barton added a post in a topic MPC Chrysler Hydro-Vee "Charger" Boat Kit and Other Boat Kits   

    It's a pretty simple kit but scrubs up well with a bit of love!
  12. alan barton added a post in a topic MPC Chrysler Hydro-Vee "Charger" Boat Kit and Other Boat Kits   

    I'm guessing this must be the first boat kit ever - I'm sure Tim will correct me if I'm wrong.  This is the AMT 3 in 1 boat, close to box stock.  I used an Airfix 1/32 scale Ford Zodiac seat because I had one, it fitted and it looked good! I intend to have a matching Mooneyes 34 Ford panel delivery to tow it one day.
  13. alan barton added a post in a topic MPC Chrysler Hydro-Vee "Charger" Boat Kit and Other Boat Kits   

    The only mod I made to this one was to fit custom taillights to the trailer.  One of the things I really appreciated about getting the Model King re-issue was that the options in it enabled me to rebuild my Raysom Craft with fresh parts.  It's a great kit if you can find it.  On both those kits, watch out for one flaw that I managed to miss on both models - there are two honking great ejector pins on each side of the inside of the hull.  It would be a good idea to remove these before you start assembling and filling the hull and deck.  I must have been asleep at the time!
  14. alan barton added a post in a topic MPC Chrysler Hydro-Vee "Charger" Boat Kit and Other Boat Kits   

    Thanks Tim, thanks everyone!  I do love my boats and have about five more on the bench at the moment.  This one is the Model king re-issue of the Hullraiser.  It is almost box stock but I "de-tuned" it with the 427 wedge from the Raysom Craft - I wanted a ski boat them to this one. Colour is Duplicolour silver with Testors Candy Grape for the scallop and the trailer.
  15. alan barton added a post in a topic MPC Chrysler Hydro-Vee "Charger" Boat Kit and Other Boat Kits   

    This conversion is a natural if you are looking for a contemporary style ski boat.
    I'll try and put some more boat photos up tomorrow but after spending four hours to post seven photos, I'm all done!