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About highway

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  • Birthday 02/04/1976

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  • Location Talentless Hack University at Wheelman's Warehouse
  • Full Name Matthew Brownlee, card carrying member of the Donnie Boger fan club

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  1. highway added a post in a topic 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8   

    Thanks Marty, and especially with a Hemi Orange Mopar!  Even though I bleed Ford Blue, I've always loved the Mopar High Impact colors and I have two of the AMT Challenger kits that will get High Impact colors as well. 

    Thank you guys!
  2. highway added a topic in Under Glass   

    2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
    This was a too long on the back burner build that finally hit the finished column after being started about 7 years ago. The paint is Testor's Custom Lacquer System Hemi Orange. I had a few issues with parts fitting, mainly the headlight lenses (which my Carpet Monster feasted on one and the reason for the tinted headlights and taillight) and obviously there is something keeping the hood from fitting properly. 

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  3. highway added a post in a topic Inches to scale conversion help needed   

    Other than the great help most have already given you Kerry, there is one addition no one mentioned. Though the measurement that you needed was already in inches, just in case you would need to find out what something measured in feet would be, don't forget to convert it to inches first for the measurement. A good example would be making a 48' trailer in 1/25th scale and this is how I find out the measurement. 
    48 feet X 12 = 576 inches
    Then just follow the others advice for what it would be in scale. 
    576 divided by 25 = 23.04 inches in scale. 
  4. highway added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I checked that out, and the instructions are the same style as what is in the KW and also seen another from the same seller. I would say mine was very well bought compared to the prices of those two!
  5. highway added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Thanks Mark!
    I never had seen it either Mike. I'm not really sure, but seeing as how it is a 1/28th scale (the reason I got the Testors trailer to go with it) and definitely a Japanese kit with instructions mostly in Japanese and the early Japanese kit features like an option to motorize it, I would guess it may be an IMAI original. It also has the options to light it as well. 
    Thanks for pointing out the gun rack in the Chevy, I honestly didn't even notice that, I just wanted a 4x4 Stepside again! 
  6. highway added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I bought some kits in a live Facebook auction group Saturday, and since the seller didn't live too far from me I asked if I could pick them up. He said that was fine and that I could look through everything else he had for sale, and it's a good thing I took extra money!  The first 5 are the auction wins, the second is everything else that followed me home, including the tote in the third pic that is nothing but assorted semi parts that I'll have to organize and at least three bagged trailer kits that appear to be complete. 

  7. highway added a post in a topic Reissue Wishlist   

    At least when it comes to the trucks, most of those have just been recently released in some form. The Alaskan Hauler is just a modified version of the standard Revell of Germany Pete 359 kit, which is also the base kit for the Peterbilt wrecker that was out not long ago. The only difference between the standard 359 kit and the tri drive versions are a frame extension to add the third drive axle, of course the third drive axle and associated pieces, and the squared off front fenders and larger front bumper. All those parts are on separate sprues just added to the stock 359 kit, because this build I started of a custom bull hauler started life as the Alaskan kit but without the Alaskan parts, and an extension to the frame using a section of the unused standard frame rails from my original Can Do wrecker. 

    As for the KW heavy hauler and Oriental Express versions though I have never had those, I'm sure they would be just as the tri drive Petes are with the added frame extension and third axle pieces just added to the base kit. That base kit was just reissued and the aerodyne version of that base kit is supposed to be out soon if it isn't already, so it shouldn't be out of the realm of possibility that Revell couldn't add the tri drive parts. 
  8. highway added a post in a topic 1/25 pre painted figures wanted   

    I'm not sure if it would help or not Steve, but if you have any local shops that deal in trains or want to search the internet, try "G" scale train figures. Here is a link to an example:
    "G" scale is a strange scale in model railroading as it is sometimes off on the 1/22.5 scale that it is supposed to be than the more common smaller scales as this article states
    but any figures should still be close enough in scale to display with your builds. This is a section of roadway I found at a LHS for use with "G" scale layouts just to give you an idea of the "close enough" variance "G" scale has. 

  9. highway added a post in a topic Converting a 1/12 scale Z28 to 69 Yenko   

    There is a very simple solution for the price just as I did to purchase mine, Hobby Lobby's 40% off coupon! That knock the price down to right around $40, and a cruise through the clearance section also yielded the two choppers at a little over $9 a piece, two for less than the $27 msrp of one! 

  10. highway added a post in a topic 1987 Monte Carlo SS Aeroback Decal Sheet   

    This is a scan of the Aeroback's decals. Sorry I can't offer the sheet, but I have a hideous "Donk" 86 that is going to be built stock as well as the Aeroback and both need stripes. 

    One thing that I found researching the two though, the stock decals for the 86 are not the same as an 87, plus there are a few slight differences in the 86 and 87 cars though these decals from the Aeroback could still be used on the 86 notchback, but they wouldn't be 100% correct. 
    This is an 86 

    and this is an 87. 

    Other than the "Monte Carlo SS" decals being different between the two years, the taillights are slightly different on the 87 as well as the rear spoiler being a slightly flatter angle on the 87. Their very slight details that probably no one really would notice, I didn't even know until I was discussing my idea for the "DONK" kit with a friend that pointed out the tailights and spoiler to me because all I knew were the decals looked different and I was going to claim my notchback was an 87! 
  11. highway added a post in a topic Reissue Wishlist   

    Although that has been reissued not too long ago, when it comes to the International Paystar Logger the Roadrunner trailer in it is different than the trailer only kit. I didn't know about this until I was talking to a friend from a model group on Facebook, but the beam is two pieces (top and bottom) and the beam is also thicker for the Roadrunner trailer offered in the Paystar Logger while the trailer only kit is split into four pieces (front and back top and bottoms) and the beam is not as thick. The beam from the Paystar Logger is on the right and the trailer only kit's beam is on the left. 


  12. highway added a post in a topic Reissue Wishlist   

    If I remember correctly, the Cali Hauler was just reissued within the past year or two. I was just looking at it at a LHS a week or two ago. 
  13. highway added a post in a topic Reissue Wishlist   

    You are correct Brian, it was said the W900 molds were destroyed when it was converted to the T600A. 
  14. highway added a post in a topic Recommended Detroit Diesel Green?   

    I used Model Master USSR Fulcrum Gray/Green on this Detroit, pretty close to my eyes at least for older Detroits like a few Series 60s I had driven. 

  15. highway added a post in a topic Model year id help   

    Without digging through the stash to find it to see exactly what custom parts are in it, Revell did a custom version that was a stepside bed that was two wheel drive and reissued with a yellow truck on the box art. It was issued in the "Hot Rod" magazine series sometime in the late 80s or early 90s and also with a racing boat.