• Announcements

    • Site Upgrade   11/18/2017

      The Forums will be down, Sunday, November 26th starting 9 AM PST for upgrade.We'll probably be down until 1PM PST, but it might be longer. I'm doing a major forum software upgrade, so I expect the forums to operate somewhat differently when we come back online.  Update: I've had a medical issue come up, and this window might not get used. 
      Update 2: I'm moving the upgrade to 9 AM Sunday.  

Drake69

Members
  • Content count

    1,305
  • Joined

  • Last visited


About Drake69

  • Rank
    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 07/24/1969

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1/24

Profile Information

  • Location Central VA
  • Full Name Allen Manley

Recent Profile Visitors


7,789 profile views

Drake69's Activity

  1. Drake69 added a post in a topic Revells alternomad question   

    I wouldn't worry about the decals too much. There are just soooo many ways to decorate this monster right!
    Here's mine with some of "Donny's" skulls added for effect...


  2. Drake69 added a post in a topic Lincoln LIMO   

    I keep expecting to see a swimming pool in the trunk.
    Nice job!
  3. Drake69 added a post in a topic Let's see some police cars   

    Chesterfield County, VA Sheriff's Office and Fire Marshall...



  4. Drake69 added a post in a topic Let's see some police cars   

    VA State Trooper -


  5. Drake69 added a post in a topic Christine trashed , FINISHED ! !   

    Pick up this kit...

    It has a close approximation of the engine you need, and builds up nicely like this...
     

  6. Drake69 added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave long roof(wagon)   

    Two of my recent longroofs...
    Alternomad...


    Cadillac Hearse


  7. Drake69 added a post in a topic Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino   

    Part 2...




    Another fun build, but those stripes can be a royal pain.
  8. Drake69 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino
    Another easy build, this one I used ModelMaster Italian Red after spraying it with primer. This red is much better than the original mold.




    • 4 replies
    • 519 views
  9. Drake69 added a post in a topic Herbie - The Love Bug!   

    I also added more detail to the interior...


    Not a bad build, just wish the stickers were better.
  10. Drake69 added a post in a topic Herbie - The Love Bug!   

    I added BMF to the body lines and hood area, then painted silver trim around the taillights.




  11. Drake69 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Herbie - The Love Bug!
    This is the Polar Lights build. The glue on the back of the racing stripes and "53" were bad, resulting in stickers that would not stay on. Good thing I scanned them in before using them, as I can now print them on decal paper!
    Pictures without the stickers...




    • 5 replies
    • 797 views
  12. Drake69 added a post in a topic 68-69 revell dodge charger   

    Pro Tip: If you buy both the 68 and 69 kits, you can swap the bodies in order to get a vinyl roof 68 or a hardtop 69. The only thing that would need to be altered are the front side turn signals, otherwise they are the same.
  13. Drake69 added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    Let's see:
    Jo-han Heavenly Hearse - $65
    Jo-han Cadillac Ambulance - $60
    Fujimi Toyota Supra "Hi-Mechanism" kit - $75
    Mad Max Interceptor - $50
     
    So somewhere around $50 ~ $75
  14. Drake69 added a post in a topic Monogram '69 Dodge 440 Six-Pack (Super Bee)   

    Testors One-coats look great on these musclecars, and yours did great! One small thing, you might want to catch the bottom end of those "Superbee" decals before they curl out. Something like Micro-Set should tame them.
    Otherwise, awesome Mopar!
  15. Drake69 added a post in a topic AMT 72 Chevy Blazer crew chief   

    Looks really nice!
    As a minor suggestion, get some thin sheet styrene, cut out some small rectangular pieces out of it, then glue them to the inside of your hardtop and paint them black. It will keep the top from bouncing around and allow it to sit better to the cab. Like this...

    And my tailgate has the same gap as well. Must be the nature of the kit.
    Great work!!!