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  1. This virus sucks big time... All annual big Car Shows in here have been cancelled (some of them were moved to later this summer). Luckily there's still plenty of Cruise Nights... I'm not going to lose my sleep over this. Of course I'll try to be safe, but I'm going to live just like I've been doing in the past, attend all Cruise Nights in the nearby area and go hanging out with friends like we always do. If I get the infection, then I will have to stay home and try to get better...
  2. Very nicely done Pontiac Sedan Delivery! I always enjoy seeing your models, they are always so nicely done and the build subjects are really interesting, too. Excellent job turning that '57 Chevy into a '55 Pontiac, if there was no project pictures or description, I'd probably have thought it was built from a resin kit. Very nicely done model...As always from your bench.
  3. Really nice! These '56 and '57 Corvettes are always really cool. I've wanted to build one for a long time, and seeing this only makes me want to build one even more. Very nice work and a great color choice, too. Nicely done!
  4. Wow! That is a really good looking '57 Chevy! Definitely one of the best builds that I've seen from that kit. Now it makes me want to get one of those kits as well... I like the overall look, excellent color, the wheel & tire combo and most importantly the 409 mill in the engine bay. Really nice work.
  5. Thanks! I appreciate the kind words.
  6. Wow, I didn't event know there was a kit of a '64 Imperial. Friend has a few of these in 1:1 scale, they are pretty cool looking cars. Your build turned out great! Cleanly built model overall, especially the chrome trim looks flawless and those Imperial emblems are done really nicely, too. Only thing I don't like is the wheels and tires, in my opinion they just don't fit at all on any classic car. But of course, it's just a personal preference. Very nicely done Imperial overall.
  7. Very nice job on that Elky! I have the same kit and it's definitely not the best quality overall... But looks like you managed to make it look very good. Excellent color choice and a nice paint job. Really nice and clean build. Hopefully mine turns out half as good when I get back to it some day.
  8. Like David said, you'll need a glossy surface for installing the decals to prevent the decals from "silvering". But as said in the earlier comments, there are many ways to do this. I always spray a couple of clear coats on top of my decals to protect them so that they don't start coming off, and the clear coated decals will look more like they were painted on after you have polished the clear coat. Clear over BMF works as well. I try to avoid it, because it takes some of the BMF shine off, but despite that it doesn't turn the BMF completely dull either. I've had to clear coat on top of BMF on some Stock Car models, where I had to apply decals on top of the BMF chrome trim like they were on real cars too...
  9. When taking the WIP pictures I often just put a sheet of white A4 paper under the parts that I want to photograph. That helps a lot when there is basically nothing on the background, as the camera has to focus to the part itself. And light is also important. I have a bench next to two large windows so in the daytime I get good pictures in that natural light. But when it's dark outside, it's important to make sure there is enough light to take good pictures. I have a cheap digital camera and I shoot with automatic settings (despite I've taken the flash off). I usually take a bunch of pictures of the same part, and select the best one when I open the pics on my computer.
  10. Thanks Kevin! Old School stuff is definitely the best !
  11. Great results here guys! Glue Bomb restores are a lot of fun. I have several glue bombs either in project stages or waiting to be built in the future. Some are really good, some are in bad condition. They all will be built eventually (or at least that's the plan). Here are some that I've finished: Monogram 1/32 scale '55 Chevy. '32 Ford Roadster. This was basically just the body that was pretty rough. Everything else was either scratchbuilt (like the frame, firewall, front axle, etc) or sourced from my parts boxes. This Monogram '69 Camaro was one of the roughest glue bombs that I've had to work with. It doesn't look that bad in the picture, but the truth is, someone had stripped the paint from the body and other parts with some strong liquid. The plastic was very soft and fragile and missing some pieces here and there, and I also ended up having many cracks on the body here and there during the build process. After all I was able to fix it though, but it was a lot of work. Jo-Han '71 Plymouth Barracuda Pro Stock. This was missing some parts, but otherwise it was pretty easy rescue. And here's one of the current glue bombs that I've been working on, a Revell '55 Chevy.
  12. That's too bad, this would be a good site to share projects as we have lots of members in here. But that 404 error makes it very tricky, and a project thread with no descriptions is just a waste of time for everyone. I'll probably try to post finished models in here when I happen to finish something. But for now, I'm not going to tease myself by trying to post any projects. Let's try.... Select from Seems to work in here.
  13. I see what you mean. Yesterday I read through my post and it had no words "from" or "select", which seemed to cause issues (though this post went through easily with both of those words in it ). But despite that, my post yesterday didn't go through anyway. I'm tired of messing with this issue, so I'll just post my builds on other forums then. If this problem gets fixed at some point, I could post something again.
  14. Looks like I still have this issue. Just tried to post a new project thread in Drag Racing Models section and all I get is the same 404 error every time. Hopefully this will get fixed at some point, it's really annoying... Sorry for anyone who would have been interested in the Golden Commandos '65 Satellite project...I'll try posting it here when it's finished, the project thread will be on other forums.
  15. I could use more than two myself also, love these AWB cars. And this kit has much potential for different versions of the '65 Plymouth, and possibly with some kitbashing one could use a different body on the chassis as well... Unfortunately money is the reason I'll have to go with two kits only. And there's pretty much no way to buy one of these around here, so I'll need to make an order from States to get them, which means the shipping will be about the price of one of these kits.
  16. Glad to see this is available! I'll need to order two of them, just need to see where I can get them with the best price (kit price + shipping)...
  17. Thanks for the kind comments guys! This was a lot of fun to build for sure. I highly recommend this kit for anyone who is interested in old Dragsters. Despite the low parts count, it's a great fun to build and it turns out pretty nice.
  18. Fantastic! Really nice work with all of the machined parts. The overall look is just right and detailing is over the top. Definitely one of the best, if not the best, Plymouths that I've seen built in scale. Fantastic work! It's a very small thing, but the driveshaft loop should be in front end of the driveshaft.
  19. My thoughts exactly. I'm not in FB and in addition that time frame would be too tight to finish anything... But if a Gasser CBP would be organized in here, I'd be in for sure.
  20. Fantastic! I haven't visited in this Pickup section very much so haven't seen many of these completed, but despite that I have to say that this is definitely the best build I've seen from this kit. Everything is spot on and looks realistic. Very good pictures too. Nice work!
  21. Very nicely done Ranchero! I have the same kit and I'm building it in a bit similar direction so I really like what you did with yours. The overall look just works - the paint, wheel & tire choice, stance etc look just right. Really nice work!
  22. To be honest I much rather see a rare Jo-Han body actually used for something it was originally meant for (building) that just sitting on collector's stash. Especially as I know this will look fantastic when Brad is finished with it. The 1:1 car looks very good so can't wait to see pictures of the scale version.
  23. Thanks for the kind comments everyone, they are highly appreciated! This was a very fun project, I can recommend this kit for anyone who likes Vintage Dragsters. Even though the kit is pretty simple, it builds up very nice and has much more potential in it if one wants to do more modifications than I did. Nick, now that I have the Long John Dragster on my shelf, I'd really like to build the Slingshot Dragster as well. I'll need to see if I can find one of those somewhere around here... Bob, when you get started with your version, I definitely want to see how it builds up. I'm sure you'll have no problem making it as good or better as my version.
  24. This is easy. Definitely the Matchbox version. Seen them five times in person and they're still very good!
  25. I have wanted to build one of these Long John Dragster kits for a long time. Finally, when visiting in SoCal in October, I found one of these at Pegasus Hobbies and had to have it. The plan was to preserve the original look and feel of this quite simple kit, but build it with some minor improvements here and there. The Dragster body consists of two pieces, but I decided to glue them together before painting. This way I was able to get rid of the ugly seam between the body panels, but I had to glue the front axle and driver's seat on place before painting anything. The seam between the body panels was sanded smooth and finished with as little amount of putty as possible. The body was painted with Tamiya TS-95 Pure Metallic Red and clear coated with Tamiya clear after applying the decals. Then the body was polished. Otherwise this was a pretty simple project really. Mostly everything was just detailed by paint. Only modifications are opening up the header collectors, adding spark plug wires and front suspension parts like hairpins, tie rod and steering shaft were all modified a little as they were round only from outside. So they were sanded round to make them look more realistic. Overall the kit went together really nicely and it was a lot of fun to build. Despite being so simple kit with a low parts count, it builds up pretty nice. My version is not perfect, but I'm really happy to finally have this legendary kit on my Shelf! And it's also my first (and only) completion for 2019 so it feels good to finish something too... Here is a link to the project thread on the excellent TRaK forum. I think it should be visible even to the non-TRaK members. http://trakinscale.proboards.com/thread/19042/monogram-long-john-dragster-finished Thanks for looking! All kinds of comments are always welcome as I want to make the next one better.
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