Drake69

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About Drake69

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 07/24/1969

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  • Location Central VA
  • Full Name Allen Manley

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  1. Drake69 added a post in a topic opinions on Lindberg & Polar Lights kits   

    The Polar Lights/Round 2 '60s Batmobile kits are excellent cars to build, from the simple snap-together version to the level-3 super detailed crime buster. I highly recommend these kits!
     

  2. Drake69 added a post in a topic Recipe or favorite finishes for Gray (Zinc) Phosphate sought...   

    Gonna have to remember that trick. Beautiful.
  3. Drake69 added a post in a topic question about paint, please read before moving   

    Craigslist?
  4. Drake69 added a post in a topic Painting the vector wheels   

    I did mine with a base of black wash and touchup with black paint and a very fine brush...

  5. Drake69 added a post in a topic General Lee that I would like to build   

    The General Lee kit is from MPC/AMT/Round 2 and is proportionally different than the Revell kits, so you don't want to use it. Here's what you do....
    Take this...

    And this...

    And swap the bodies between the two. There are NO SIDE MARKERS on the body of the '68 kit, and in many scenes  of the show there aren't any on the General either. Then take the vector wheels from the MPC kit (or from an Eckler Vette, or aftermarket...) and use those. The pushbar in the MPC kit is disproportionate to the Revell cars as well, so check with MoparmanJim on this forum as he used to make really great CB and pushbar stuff, and he's how I got mine.
    My build on this subject...

  6. Drake69 added a post in a topic General Lee that I would like to build   

    I'm just curious... CAN ANYONE ON HERE READ MY POSTS AT ALL?????????????????????
    Please let me know.
  7. Drake69 added a post in a topic A Car Everyone Can Hate Equally   

    Professional Sawzall Engineering at its finest.
     
    I'm sure they have cousins/in-laws that are very proud of them.
  8. Drake69 added a post in a topic Some kits to trade   


    He's joking with you because you have most of the pix upside-down.
     
    It's all good!
  9. Drake69 added a post in a topic How many kits do you have in your stash?   

    My wife tells me "one more".....
     
    As in, "one more than I'm able to build in my lifetime..."....
  10. Drake69 added a post in a topic General Lee that I would like to build   

    The '69 Charger from Revell would be a great start except for one thing, it's a vinyl top car. Since the General is a straight hardtop, the BEST way to build it would be to do what I did and get a Revell '68 Charger 2-in-1 and swap out the bodies with a Revell '69, then use all the other '69 parts for the rest.
    NOTE: You will still need to source out a pushbar, decent CB radio, antenna, and decals, but there are resources out there to find those. Good luck!


     
    EDIT: Bad pix, I need to take some better photos without the glare....
  11. Drake69 added a post in a topic 1969 - "General Lee" Revell Dodge Charger   

    No, "shadows" as in the angle of the flash when I took the pic. The paint is Tamiya dark gunmetal grey.
     
    Glad you like it!
  12. Drake69 added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    Javelin... I WANT THAT.
    Also could do with an AMC Hornet and/or a Matador (non-race of course!).
  13. Drake69 added a post in a topic Revell new releases update, 7/22/2015   

    But keep the "Zoomy" decals tho......
     

  14. Drake69 added a post in a topic 69 ford truck. ODB   

    Man, you need to throw a tarp over that block or it'll rust itself to oblivion! 
     
    VERY NICE!!!
     
    EDIT: You also need to find a way to bend one of those mirrors down closer to the door. I can't tell you how many times I've seen someone clip one of those against a tree or random barn door.... 
  15. Drake69 added a post in a topic Wanted: 'Dukes' Daisy's Roadrunner   

    Actually, you're better off hunting for this....
     

     
    Much more accurate and has all the correct decals.