Don Sikora II

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  1. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic AMT 1959 Corvette differences   

    The hardtop version of the original came with one of the removable stock hardtops. It was one piece and the whole thing was molded in clear plastic. Kinda a neat piece, but it wasn't included in any of the reissues.
  2. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic AMT PRESTIGE SERIES   

    I remember being mighty excited about buying the Prestige Series 63 1/2 Ford Galaxie hardtop though.  Sure it's been run a bunch of times since, but that first reissue was a pretty big deal at the time.
  3. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic help identifying kit   

    The last issue of the kit that came with putty and the original custom wheel covers is the first-issue "Pepper Shaker" that was released in late '68 or 1969. It's at the link posted above as kit T-280:200 with the illustration of the green drag car on the box. I have two of them that are unbuilt, but neither of mine has red/white line tires like you describe. Doesn't mean they never made any with redlines though. Both Gasser issues from '67-'68 or so should both have the original kit's custom wheel covers too.
    Does your kit have the rear drag wheels on the chrome tree? If so what are they? They changed in the late Sixties, so they might help ID your kit.
  4. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT '64 Chevy Impala SS   

    The car silhouettes didn't come on the original-issue Street Shaker decal sheet. There were silhouettes on at least one AMT sheet in the mid-1960s though. Was nice they added them, along with a bunch of stuff, to the sheet in the new reissue though.
  5. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic 99 Silverado Kits   

    The custom Silverado with the personal watercraft did not include stock parts.
  6. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Advice on AMT / MPC Dodge Charger and Daytona kits   

    Yes, the body in the AMT/MPC Daytona is the same as the Charger 500 and the front fenders weren't changed so the MPC/Modelhaus bumper should fit....AMT made glue-on filler pieces to help make the Daytona nose cone fit. Not sure if the hood is different or not.
  7. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Color for Chaparral 2A   


    It's bare fiberglas that's glossy brown. The entire chassis tub should be that color.
  8. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Do you buy warped Promo's and can you straighten them?   


    That wagon was made by PMC. SMP made one too, but it had separate front and rear bumpers.

    Long ago, I saw a demonstration on straightening out an old AMT Studebaker promo. The first step was making a mold of the warped body, making a casting of that, and then straightening out the resin copy of the warped body. Then a second mold was made of the straightened resin copy. Of course that means using twice as much rubber, but it's worth considering.
  9. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic 1925 model t   

    Looks like you have a Monogram Little T body.
  10. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic 1/24 motorcycle ID please   

    Looks like it's the old Revell "Parts Pack" Triumph. They sold a version of it that wasn't chrome plated, so it's probably one of those.
  11. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Return of the Speedwagon   


    Pretty sure the Speedwagon was released just after the 3 Window. The original roadster was the third release.
  12. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic 1957 Fords in Plastic   


    Not 100% sure, but I think the Revell 1/32 '57 Ford came out in 1969 or so.
  13. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Making a part fit snug (Ferrari 126 C2 Fujimi)   

    Is there something causing interference with the underside of the cover? If it fit fine before, that might be the problem now. Maybe start by looking at parts that were added since you did the test fitting to make sure they aren't hitting the cover and not allowing it to sit down all the way.

    Trying to snug up the fits is a good idea, but that's probably going to be tough to get to work well. Could you maybe fit some small magnets to help keep it in place?
  14. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic Anyone else own a Testors pin vise?   


    Good idea!
  15. Don Sikora II added a post in a topic AMT Corvette 'Sock it to Me' ?   


    Thanks. It looks cool.