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  1. 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. Lincoln LIMO

    I keep expecting to see a swimming pool in the trunk. Nice job!
  3. I pulled out my Lindberg unmarked Ford LTD Crown Vic Police Car as an easy build and to play with my recently printed local county police decals and noticed that the bubble top that comes with the kit is red. Since my local police uses blue lights for police, I set out to Hobbytown to see if they had any other Lindy cop kits I could swap out the lightbars for. I picked up the Lindberg Tennessee State Trooper kit and saw the Revell Snap Tite Ford LTD Crown Vic kit on the shelf. And since I've been in a "government/cop" mood lately, I bought the Revell kit as well for a quick build. So, here I am, trying to get a decal stripe to lie down on the model and having to wait until it sets, and I decide to crack open the Revell kit. As I'm sorting through it, I noticed that the chassis detail on the bottom looks VERY CLOSE to the Lindy kit, with minor changes in the exhaust pipes. I flip over the chassis and see that the mount holes are also different (the Revell kit doesn't use screws...), but still they are almost identical. I looked at the interior tub and see that it is identical to the Lindy kit in every way, right down to the handheld radios in the center console! The dash is also identical, AND mounts to the tub in the same way as the Lindy does! Interesting! Thirdly, I looked at the bodies of both cars and saw only a few differences there, all in the mounting of the body to the chassis. Otherwise they are completely the same. The front grill and rear lamps mount in exactly the same way in both kits, but the window glass doesn't have pins on the Revell kit as the Lindy kit does. Now, I thought Lindberg/AMT and Revell were two completely different companies, so how can Revell get away with selling this kit? Wouldn't there be licensing issues at stake with these two?
  4. Let's see some police cars

    Chesterfield County, VA Sheriff's Office and Fire Marshall...
  5. Let's see some police cars

    VA State Trooper -
  6. Christine trashed , FINISHED ! !

    Pick up this kit... It has a close approximation of the engine you need, and builds up nicely like this...
  7. I really.... REALLY wish someone would make this kit with some sort of regularity. I keep getting outbid on fleaBay everytime I see one pop up there (like one every 3~4 months or so...uggh). I want to convert my "Mad Max 2" Interceptor into the original car form, but I think only one person makes that conversion kit, and you can't get it anywhere else. Freaking aggravating.
  8. So here I am trying to BMF my Johan Hearse, and the rear door I had already installed keeps popping open, slowing down my progress. I start to get frustrated and reach for my masking tape, but then get a little leary as I don't want any glue tape to mar my nice finish. I sit at the desk, mulling things over, when I remembered I've used silly putty before to keep things like removable truck bed covers from falling off my models. I take a small amount, less than a pinch, and tuck it against the inside sill of the door frame and it does the trick, making the door close snugly. Now, if only silly putty came in colors? YES, it does! It may not match your model colors EXACTLY, but at least it won't look like Pepto Bismal pink is trying to ooze out of the car. AND, it comes in BLACK (even with magnetic properties!!) . . . (P.S. - everyone else may already have known this trick, but sometimes it's the thrill of discovery that makes this hobby so much fun!!!)
  9. Post pics of your fave long roof(wagon)

    Two of my recent longroofs... Alternomad... Cadillac Hearse
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. Starsky and Hutch Gran Torino

    Part 2... Another fun build, but those stripes can be a royal pain.
  13. Herbie - The Love Bug!

    I also added more detail to the interior... Not a bad build, just wish the stickers were better.
  14. Herbie - The Love Bug!

    I added BMF to the body lines and hood area, then painted silver trim around the taillights.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. 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!
  18. 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!!!
  19. 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?
  20. Auto ID #215 Finished

    Ohh yeah.... that'll survive a high-speed collision.... ... at about 5 MPH....
  21. TV cars in kits

    Yeah... that's hitting the WAY BACK button on those... I had all three, but Darth was my favorite!
  22. Although I have license plates to put on it, I'm marking this one done for now. I'm also in the market for a front script in either a decal or photoetch as I couldn't get BMF to look right. Body: Tamiya Gloss Black Top: Tamiya Flat Black Interior: Tamiya Maroon with cloth headliner Resin casket
  23. 1966 Cadillac Hearse with casket - Jo-han

  24. Alternomad Caprice

    This took only 2 days to build. A nice kit, sprayed in One Coat De Ja Blue and Blazing Black 2-tone with dark grey interior. Extra decals by Dirty Donny.
  25. 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,