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  1. Hey cool. I built the Lotus 7 kit in high school back in the mid ‘80s. Looks like it has upgrades, too. I’ll have to get one of those.
  2. One odd thing about them is that the door panel details are all molded on. Door handles and window crank look like they were painted on with a brush and thick paint. Not a deal breaker by any means. Just a weird quirk. They do build into beautiful models. My Coupe was painted with Tamiya spray can lacquers. Candy red followed by pearl clear, then probably a whole can of clear. That was followed by a polishing kit for a showcar shine. Unfortunately it fell off a shelf and has a small chip that went all the way to the blue plastic.
  3. Donnie Brasco had two different body styles of Lincoln Continental as the same car in one scene.
  4. I’m into more than Duesenbergs. I have all kinds of unfinished projects.
  5. Three Duesenberg projects. The resin conversion has not been started. What is a “Coca Cola Stand” streamliner?
  6. Could we discuss this offline? I tried sending a PM but it says you can’t receive them. Thanks. Lee
  7. True, but I also wonder if it could done real world. I have this crazy idea of a custom car inspired by the Duesenberg “Mudd Coupe” (owned by Dr Seeley Mudd). It would absolutely have to have that beautiful eight into one exhaust.
  8. Let’s imagine a pair of Oldsmobile Quad-4 engines inline. Can they share an 8 into 1 log manifold...with no weird side effects? The goal would be something that looks like this.
  9. Are you still missing parts? I have a bunch of parts for this kit. Let me know if I can help.
  10. I didn’t soak it in WD-40. I put some on a paper towel and rubbed off the tape residue, then cleaned off the WD-40.
  11. Ok. I tried WD-40 and it worked great. On one side, there were a few tiny spots that just would not go away. After cleaning several times with Dawn, a close look revealed that the spots were chipped paint. Kind of strange that it only happened on one side of the car. That’s OK, though. I can do some more masking and spray on some more blue. Maybe it sounds weird, but spraying more paint is a better option than stripping paint and starting over. I would like to finish up the cars I started while deployed and keep them together as a group. That deployment was so boring...I can’t describe it to someone who hasn’t done that. Working on model cars helped me keep my sanity.
  12. I dug out this project from 2005/2006. It is painted with Tamiya spray can lacquers. Colors separated with Tamiya masking tape. I would like to avoid stripping the paint and starting over. The work was done while I was deployed to Afghanistan. Thanks
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