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About 69NovaYenko

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    Greg Little

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  1. Thanks for all the input and the sharing of your best practices everyone.
  2. After watching several of the car restoration TV shows I noticed that when the body goes to paint it was wiped down with a "'anti-static" solution or wipe to ensure the body is free of all contaminates and dust before shooting any paint. Are there any auto-body 'anti-static" products that could be employed in the 1:25 world to ensure the body is free of contaminates and dust before shooting any primer or color coats. What are your best practices to ensure a clean dust free surface before priming or laying down a color coat.
  3. Crager rims

    The best detailed ones I`ve run across were kitted in the AMT Baldwin Motion 70 1/2 Camaro. Hopefully, you can score a set from that kit. Just an FYI.
  4. longshot decal request

    Are the decals your looking from this kit.
  5. Windshield Wash_Bags & Bottles

    That sounds encouraging...the few Jo-Han kits I have did not come with the windshield wash bags as kit part. If you have a spear one that I could use as as master I`d be open to some type of trade for it.
  6. I`m certain a few of you recall the days of windshield wash bags and bottles. Is there an aftermarket source for 60ties style windshield wash bags and wash fluid bottles.
  7. Johan `68 Olds 442_Long Shot

    Thanks for the heads up. I just might table this one and opt for the SMH Resin kit. I only wished the hood was separate. Most likely it was mastered from a promo. But, its a far sight better than what I currently working with.
  8. Johan `68 Olds 442_Long Shot

    I acquired mine at a garage sale for $1.00. At the time it seem like a good deal but the more I look at it I`m not sure. You say you have seen them on eBay for $400 & $700..sweet Jesus that's so over the top for a kit! Just curious what did the Modelhaus conversion include? And, what were the challenges that you encountered with converting the `69 to a `68?
  9. Johan `68 Olds 442_Long Shot

    I`ve done some parliamentary fitting. Overall the AMT `69 seems a tad wide than the Johan `68. The chassis and interior tub from the `69 AMT 442 thought a tad snug will fit the `68 body. The windshield with some finagling will fit as well. However there is no door side vent glass..so you will have to source that from elsewhere. You are correct the Johan `68 for some odd reason is missing the radiator brace detail (could be because of the funny car build option) and the `69 AMT car will provide that missing assembly. I hadn't thought of swooping out the cowl assembly, but that might be a good idea. It certainly has more refined cowl vent detail as well as windshield wipers. The molded in tabs that Johan uses for the hood hinges will have to be removed from the Johan hood are the `69 cowl will have to be modified to accommodate the tabs. Hopefully, this advance reconnaissance report will help when you start your build. :-)
  10. Johan `68 Olds 442_Long Shot

    The one you have is Incredibly clean. That should build up nicely. Sadly, the one I have is going to be a tad more challenging to resurrect. Front windshield cracked beyond repair, A pillars on drivers & passenger sides damaged as well as the vent window frames etc.
  11. Johan `68 Olds 442_Long Shot

    Looking for parts to rescue a BADLY trashed `68 Olds 442 Johan. It appears to have been chopped up by an adolescent in an attempt to build the funny car version of the kit. Looking for the following parts. Body, glass, hood. If you have any other additional parts I would have an interest as well. Thanks in advance for looking.
  12. Shirley Shahan’s Hurst/AMX Finished!

    You did one awesome job on this build.
  13. Effective Paint/Decal Stripper

    Got you..always learning. As I said I fell asleep..so it on me for sure.
  14. II have been used Testors ELO paint & decal remover. It does a great job. However, I fell asleep one night and left a body in my stripper tub overnight. To my horror when I retrieved it from the ELO bath the next day I discovered it had not only removed the old layers of paint/decals it had started dissolving the leading edges of the fenders and rocker panels. Additionally, the plastic body seemed a bit brittle afterwards. It was like I had acid dipped a 1:1 car body and left it in the soup to long. So I am seeking recommendations for an "EFFECTIVE" paint/decal stripper that wont have an adverse chemically reaction with my plastic bodies or parts. I`ve had suggestions ranging from Simple Green, Super Clean and Purple Power to using cheap brake fluid as a good plastic paint/decal stripper. Also, do all the above work well stripping lacquer as well as enamel paints without damaging plastic. Any and all input is welcome. Thanks one and all in advance for your feedback.
  15. Shirley Shahan’s Experimental Hurst/AMX

    This coming along as a VERY NICE project...good to see an AMC build for a change!!!