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  1. Are you sure that is a RR? The grill and mascot appear to be Bentley. This is the period when RR and Bentley shared bodies, the Bentleys were less expensive as the grills were less expensive to manufacture.
  2. Rather than complain about the body, just tell people the car wrecked during track day the rebodied by old craftsmen from a secret Albanian restoration shop. That way you can proudly point out mistakes made, as they worked from period photos.Works for me! Walt O'Brien Sunny for now Otter Valley VT
  3. GLen I imagine the 1:1 was built very similar to your build, great phantom truck . Woulda, coulda, shoulda, been done by Ford! Walt O'Brien Rutland VT (waiting for the coming leafpeepers) wmobie@gmail.com
  4. This may be an old design, but it cleans up beautifully. well executed skillful build. Walt O'Brien Still sunny VT
  5. Hi Jay, check out the CB unit from the AMT 53 Ford pick-up, might be a good place to start. Enjoy your attention to capturing the subtleties between years. Nice build. Wait O'Brien, livin' the life in the Green Mountains of central Vermont
  6. Hello Dennis. Will the staggered chop work on a 32-34 5-window or 3-window coupe? Very nice work. Found an old issue of #11 of the little pages Kustom&Hot Rod Models mag. It features four of your builds.All worth checking out. wmobie Walt O'Brien Green Mountains VT
  7. Do you think the modeling manufacturing companies have noticed how many recent builds on this site are rebuilds? All well done, but surely more work than a new kit. Is this a cost driven thing, a chance to build out of production kits, or something else?Just thinking out loud nestled in the Green Mountains of the delightfully green and flowering center of VT. Walt O'Brien a.k.a. buckie
  8. Very well done. Paint is amazing. You should be very proud. looks great! Awash in a sea of daffodils, middle VT Walt O'Brien
  9. Brilliant concept, brilliant execution. Well done! Walt O'Brien
  10. Wonderful thread. In 1973 I ordered a Trans Am SD455 four speed in Brewster Green with a saddle interior, every heavy duty option I could find and the honey-comb wheels. Pontiac built several hundred 310 hp rated cars then sat on them as the EPA held back the cars. They eventually released them with the 310 engine after people stopped waiting and started complaining. Afraid of losing a sale (mine cost $3900 and some change) the dealers demanded the already built cars be released, just months before the first oil embargo. Aside from the distributor gear getting destroyed (plastic gear) dash noises and bad paint, it was a joy. 10 mpg sitting still or at 139 mph (observed). Sold it to a Air Force pilot soon after the gas crunch began. Still miss it.
  11. Hi Kirk, what you have is an AMT 1956 Ford Victoria. This kit has been re-released many times, most recently by Round2. Good luck with your build. Walt
  12. Never ever de-chrome on the 1st of April! Walt O'Brien snow on he ground in Vermont
  13. Tulio, you show such respect for your subjects, and it shows in the wonderful research and build quality in your replicas. Walt O'Brien, A fellow Ford lover, nestled in the hills of Vermont
  14. Hey Michael, could you you move NZ closer to VT? I'd really like to visit but the drive (sic) would wear out my new wipers. Thanks in advance. Walt O'Brien from very cold and very snowy New England.
  15. Pat, your builds are consistently first rate and always interesting subjects. Thanks for posting your great work. Walt O'Brien, the colonies.
  16. Hi Martin, Have you considered mounting your engine cover to the high-rise base? no top or carbs, with a little fiddling it should look like fuel injection stacks with a filter in side your engine cover. Modern car modern engine! Walt O'Brien, snow covered mountains of central Vermont
  17. It is very difficult to follow your build, as most of it takes place outside of the fixed cameras field of view. Great work excellent build skills just not as visible in your videos. Walt O'Brien from green mountains covered in snow!!
  18. Dennis,that chop is awesome. Perfect line from visor to roofs curl under. Wonder if Edsel thought of that look and Henry just would not understand. Brilliant. Obie aka Walt O'Brien Cold and snowy central Vermont
  19. I got splinters just looking at it. Bravo Walt O'Brien Marshmallow world VT
  20. Paint on Monte Carlo is flawless too beautiful!! Walt O'Brien looking out on very white green mountains. Driveway too here in VT
  21. HotRod mag has posted the for Drag week a number of times. Four tracks, run your best e.t. then load up and drive to next track over 5 days. Street legal, as far as driving, no towing of cars, trailers allowed pulled by cars. Videos on new MotorTrend app.Many classes lots of opportunity's for modeling! Walt O'Brien Green Mountains of Vermont {get it Ver=green mont=mountains} home sweet home
  22. wonderful work wonderful cars (trucks) where oh where did you sourse the grill to back date your jeep pick up? Amazing quantity and quality. A sunny day in VT, very rare this winter1111 Walt "Buckie" O'Brien
  23. wmobie

    32 Ford's

    Looks like the AMT 32 Ford Roadster kit... Walt O'Brien VT
  24. Great start, great subject. With that wheelbase, it should float over the horrible roads they are sure to encounter! Walt, in snow covered VT
  25. See what a coat of paint will do! Ratty to Ratical, amazing concept and work. Well done. Walt
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