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  • Location Austin, Texas
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  1. oldcarfan added a post in a topic AMT Junior And Craftsman Kits   

    I'm guessing they look at the molds in the warehouse and go for the low-hanging fruit, i.e.those that can be cleaned up and used without a lot of expensive work. Makes sense to me anyway. I'm happy to have this kit in whatever form.  A few years ago I got nostalgic and tried to get one on eBay. Wasn't going to happen for the prices they were asking. Maybe it'll sell well enough to encourage them to backdate it into a small bumper early Pinto. Perhaps they'll send some poor Round 2 intern into the darkest depths of the mold burial grounds with a whip and flashlight and have him drag out the Pinto hatch as well. I really want to build a whole series of Pintos and Vegas and Gremlins, oh my!
  2. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Johan? What? Huh? This cannot be real.   

    In my personal rating of model companies I've always put JoHan in the first place, with MPC and early (pre-Lesney) AMT closely vying for second. They had some of the best bodies of any kit manufacturer.  
    Looking at the picture, I also see Accu-Cast plans to come back. I remember the name  but that's all. Anyone remember them or what kits they did?
  3. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Another Der Beetle Bus   

    I've looked at this one at the LHS. Is the body stock other than being shortened? I was thinking of the brief 70s fad of shortening 1:1 buses.
  4. oldcarfan added a post in a topic MPC '78 Chevy Stepside ,Sept. 25 ,, new bed floor from scratch   

    Loving this so far. I built the Monogram 1/24th version a few months ago and I really like these old trucks!
  5. oldcarfan added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    MyToyota Truck is finished!
    I came across an old unstarted Revell snap kit Toyota Truck for nothing a while ago and decided to build it up to go with the Datsun 620 that I'm slowly working on. The Toyota was released in 1979 or thereabouts and comes with hard plastic tires open-backed tires and 70s mold technology, so there's not much to the kit, but it comes out alright! The paint is Rustoleum Sail Blue with a shot of DupliColor clear over the top to dry the Rustoleum. The wheels and tires are from a Fast and Furious Honda Civic. I was going for a shop truck look.    
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  6. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Been a long time...   

    Welcome and have fun, that's what it's all about!
  7. oldcarfan added a post in a topic New added to Round 2   

    I used to build model boats for a living. Wasn't much of a living which is why I don't do it anymore! Anyway, I will be looking for those for sure!
  8. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Monogram '76 Porsche 911 Carrera   

    Love it. Just love it!
  9. oldcarfan added a post in a topic 75 Ford Granada   

    Love what you've done with this. My parents had in dark brown a matching vinyl top. I didn't like it then, but now I seem to have a soft spot for it!
  10. oldcarfan added a post in a topic No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe   

    It's funny you mentioned it. I have one of these SSP releases that I work on from time to time. I'll try to get a picture this weekend.
  11. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Is duplicolor better then rustoleum primer?   

    I don't use Rustoleum for anything voluntarily. It stays tacky for a long time. Krylon seems to dry pretty quickly and of course Dupli Color is best. IMO.
  12. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Gel Pens for Custom Decals?   

    I know the white ones are opaque, I've used them on tires for white walls. As far as covering them with clear coat, I misted a coat on to set the ink and it seemed to work.
  13. oldcarfan added a post in a topic #43 Rchard Petty Superbird "Petty Blue" paint?   

    For spray cans, Tamiya is good. If you can't find it, you might also look for Testor's French Blue. Over a light grey primer, it looked pretty close to the paint chip I used to have.
  14. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Really REALLY old build - IMSA Monza build   

    Cool, love the MiniLites too!
  15. oldcarfan added a post in a topic Hasegawa Honda Civic EG   

    I think I've only ever seen this model built as a racer. I didn't know they put out a street version. Really nice!