Drake69

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About Drake69

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  • Birthday 07/24/1969

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Central VA
  • Full Name Allen Manley

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

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


    Cadillac Hearse


  2. 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.
  3. 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.




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  4. 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.
  5. 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.




  6. 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...




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  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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!!!
  11. Drake69 added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    I'm pulling for the '71 Demon. I'd also like to see a '70s Maverick at some point, like around '70 to '72.
    I mean, they already did the Pinto wagon (a stock Pinto wouldn't hurt either!), so why not?
    Cosworth Vega as well, maybe?
  12. Drake69 added a post in a topic Auto ID #215 Finished   

    Ohh yeah.... that'll survive a high-speed collision....
    ... at about 5 MPH....
  13. Drake69 added a post in a topic TV cars in kits   

    Yeah... that's hitting the WAY BACK button on those...
    I had all three, but Darth was my favorite!
  14. Drake69 added a post in a topic Alternomad Caprice   

    Thanks!
    I wanted to do it in flat black but ran out of that paint and haven't been to the store to pick up some more. I'd love to see more skull and barbed wire artwork on some of these cars as they are few and far between.
    I DO like the Aqua Blue though,