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oldcarfan

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  1. If you can't come up with something, you might look up Kenny Terry on Facebook. He made me some Porsche decals and they came out really good.
  2. There are several on eBay. Search the automotive models category for ice chests. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-25-1-24-Beer-Pop-Ice-Cooler-For-Garage-Diorama-Model-Car-Junkyard-G-Scale/392314558844?hash=item5b57c5197c:g:qeUAAOSwmYxcQkjE
  3. A couple years ago Lowe's was selling tiny LED light strings to light up those little village displays. They looked like they could work in model cars and such as well.
  4. I created my decals and then printed them on a commercial Xerox laser printer. They are still translucent on clear, but not too bad. I just doubled the amount I printed and then layered them which made them work better. They still don't work very well on dark paint. If you do this, he ink doesn't run, but it can be scratched by even a fingernail, so be careful until you put a coat of clear over them.
  5. Is the software and ink supplies still readily available? I've been thinking about getting one, but not sure how easy it is to keep it going.
  6. I was thinking about this one, but being Jada, I kind of figured they would screw up the scale.
  7. I still have a couple of the 72 version left to build, but I would definitely stock up on them if they did the 1968 version especially if they do a step bed version too!
  8. One thing I really want to see are backdating kits for reissues. For example, they keep rereleasing the old AMT and MPC kits. How about a trans kit for the Trans Am, which I like but I want a base model Firebird ala Rockford Files or maybe a 1974-1976 Firebird? How about a 1972 Dodge van body to backdate the MPC van? Bonus points if they do the window van version. Also variations on the newly reissued Dodge truck?
  9. I basically gave up on NASCAR. I grew up on NASCAR and on motorsports in general. I would watch my uncle at the local tracks on Saturday night and the big boys on TV Sunday afternoons.The cars no longer are interesting to me and the drivers are so coached, pre-processed and pre-programmed that the whole race seems to be more of an infomercial than a race. One thing that would get me to tune in again would be to go with body-in-white based race cars. Take a Camaro, Mustang or whatever body off the assembly line, send it to the builder to add whatever would be needed to make it competitive, limit the engines so the cars would run maybe 150MPH and go racing.
  10. I think the underside of Mopars of that time were primed and there was paint overspray on the underside edges.
  11. Is this the Pegasus that makes the aftermarket wheels and tires? They do some nice ones, though I wish they would add some updated and newer styles. I've got a box filled with Pegasus wheels and tires.
  12. Definitely mid-70s MPC, probably from a Pinto, Mustang, Vega or Monza.
  13. Great work! With the reissue of the originial MPC Dodge long bed, here's hoping they issue a step side kit that can be built as a low level truck.
  14. I don't have anything in particular I need, I just came across you and am always looking for VW and Porsche stuff.
  15. I usually get mine at the local farm & home store.. I hadn't thought of that, I'll have to stop by Tractor Supply!
  16. I came across Fink's Garage and wondered if anyone has ordered from him? https://finksgarage.wordpress.com/
  17. I hope to do some resin casting later this month. A friend used to use disposable syringes with large bore blunt needles, I think they are for feeding liquids, to 'inject' resins into small molds. Does anyone know of a source for these?
  18. It should work. If I remember, Foose's real truck uses a custom chassis and Corvette front suspension and steering so it could should work with maybe a little track width and wheelbase modification under any of the Moebius trucks.
  19. I'm declaring my entry finished. This Westie is powered by a Subaru WRX engine in order to get it up to the speeds needed to be competitive. She comes with a full load of electronic surveillance gear should allow it to keep up with any sticky issues and her three person crew is seated in comfort in Porsche seats. She is running lightweight wheels and Pirelli Centurato tires. She has two Cibie fog lights and an LED light bar. I worked in a couple of tributes to Brock Yates and his original Cannonball and One Lap races on the decal sheets. The roof carries four coms antennae for the scanners and two satellite dishes to power the Pear Computer laptops.
  20. TO the moderators, this needs to be in the finished column rather than WIP. Can you move it or tell me how to move it? Thanks.
  21. Here's the pictures from my 'Photo Shoot'. I need to do some touch-ups and clean-ups. But here you go.
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