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  1. I plan on attending, with my two sons. Always a great show, and I would expect a big turnout this year with last year off!
  2. Looks just like that classic Monogram box art! Nice build.
  3. I took a chance and was able to grab a copy last week at the LHS that used to carry MCM years ago. I grabbed one of the last two, which I took as a positive sign. After getting a chance to review it, all I can say is thanks to Larry and Gregg. From where I am sitting, MCM did not miss a beat. Gregg has always put out a top notch magazine IMHO, and I loved Larry's articles/reviews back in the "old days" of SAE (yes the E is intentional!). Looking forward to the next issue. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to something that some of us look forward to.
  4. Agreed. Always a good show. Has grown every year, and nice to have something near us in CNY. Unfortunate situation. Maybe it can be rescheduled for a ways down the road when things calm down? It could be the "Early Summer Heat Wave!" Sorry, just trying to find something positive here. You guys do a great job.
  5. I hope this isn't too far off of the original poster's intended topic, but it seems like a good discussion of 80's Monogram 1/24 kits in general. As such, here is the aforementioned 1969 Talladega. Sadly, although I thoroughly enjoyed Monogram's kits of this era (and still do), this was not their finest hour box art wise!
  6. To add to the list, I believe the 1/24 Monogram 69 Ford Torino Talladega may actually have come out after the 70 Buick GSX. Might this have been the last Monogram new-tool 1/24 muscle car kit? It was a nice one, and has been reissued a few times (in Revell boxes). In response to an earlier post, if I recall correctly, the Revell 1990 Mercury Cougar was 1/25 scale and molded in black.
  7. Great show as always. Lots of nice builds on the tables, and plenty of deals to be had. Ironically, light snow in the air - gotta love CNY in April! Looking forward to next year.
  8. Looks like Casey beat me on the Revell Fairlane/T-Bolt rims! Those sure do look like the Johan Mopar steelies to me. Good find with the 50 Chevy pickup. My guess for the deeper AMT is the chrome one may be from the old tooling 57 Chevy hardtop, and the other could be from one of the 51 Chevies or 58 Impala? I do believe that the old AMT 49 Mercury had some decent steel rims too.
  9. Glad I could help! I personally find the Johan Mopar steelies (I have seen them in the 68 Fury police car and 68 Chrysler 300) to be absolutely gorgeous renditions of their 1:1 counterparts. Of course, they are hard to find and pricey now. I also seem to recall the Revell 64 Thunderbolts having pretty decent open wheels, as well as the AMT 62 Chevys (1990s tooling). Interestingly, I have seen them in the drag versions, as well as the stock Bel Air and even the Impala convertible.
  10. The AMT 51 Chevy Hardtop circa 1986 or so (copper colored car with flames and Keystone mags) was molded in light blue, if I recall correctly. It had an inline 6 and a racing exhaust header as well. It also had some decent steel wheels.
  11. When I built mine, I taped the front and rear bumpers on (loosely, so there was a gap) so the paint would match without losing the panel lines as Erik mentioned. I also made little styrene tabs so there would be a better (easier) gluing surface. If I recall correctly, I installed the front before the chassis, and the rear after. I have to say, everything fit like a glove on that model. I was quite impressed with Revell's engineering. Now if they would only update it to the current body style, and make a Hellcat or Demon....
  12. The noses were definitely different between the two bodies, with the Newman 2004 and Coors Light 2003 having a split grille (body color divider bar in the center). The Elliott 2001 and 2002 Coors Light (as well as the 43 Pro Finish) had the earlier, open grille area. Other than that, I don't think there was any difference. Hope this helps.
  13. Very cool. Revell 1968 Firebird kit may be a better source for a 1/25 Pontiac engine.
  14. I was going to suggest Randy Ayers site as well. Lots of good Nascar modeling tips and info there. As for a 1998 Gordon car, I would recommend using either Tamiya Metallic Blue (not Light or Mica, just the regular Metallic Blue) or Duplicolor Ultramarine Blue. Either of those seem to match well. As for the fluorescent portions, a lot of folks suggest using fluorescent red. I recall seeing that car in real life, and I have to respectfully disagree. Fluorescent red is what was used on the STP Petty cars. The Dupont scheme was definitely more orange, but not a straight fluorescent orange like the Tide cars. I have used a Testors Model Master r, I believe it is called fluorescent red-orange. That seems to be a dead ringer for the actual color. You may want to consider some aftermarket decals as well, as I recall the kit ones were not very accurate on some of the colors (the numbers were a regular yellow, while the real car (and Slixx decal sheets) had the numbers as a fluorescent yellow). All this being said, I am by no means an expert. Just suggesting what has worked for me. This car just always stood out for its paint scheme, and when done correctly, it can be a real eye catcher. Good luck. Jeff
  15. As an aside, I bought a previous issue of this kit from a discount store back in 1987 or so (I think it was on clearance for $3.19). It has the same "Street Rods" box art as this new reissue, but it has the AMT/Ertl logo and is stock number 6550. It's molded in red, and has exactly the same plastic parts as this new reissue, including the 327 and fuel injection set up (even the two groovy helmets). Mine came with a "supplemental instruction sheet", which was one page, and has instructions for building the 327 and the fuelie option. It also shows how the rear wheel arches need to be radiused for those monster slicks. It also has text explaining how the 427 was available for 1967, and it has the Dyersville IA Ertl address on it. The body on mine does not have the 1967 back up light, and the seats are molded into the interior bucket. My decal sheet is a generic AMT set of numbers and sponsors (think Modified Stocker series). In looking at mine, this is a really nice old kit. Glad I didn't complete it as a kid and destroy it! I may pick up a new one to build as a drag version though- that new decal sheet looks great! Just thought I'd let folks know that at least some of the previous reissues of this kit came with both engines.
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