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About 1972coronet

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 04/16/1970

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 & 1/24

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  • Location Murrieta (South-West Riverside County) , Ca
  • Full Name John Shoe

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  1. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT T219 Pacer Custom Panel   

    Back in the early 80's , there was a government employee store (think : prototype membership shopping such as Costco , et al.) called Fedco (Federal Employees' Discount Commerce , or some such acronym) , and they had a grip of mid-late 70's AMT kits in stock . Mostly , the kits were of the Gremlin , Pacer , and Matador (in addition to Pinto Sportroof) , which I found to be amusing . Hey , when you're 11 or 12 years old , a 5-8 year old kit is old !
    Any-how , Fedco was selling these kits for next to nothing ! I think that they were priced at $0.50 - $0.75 !! I bought a couple of each , built 'em up , traded some , etc.
    Thankfully , most of the kits were stock versions ! Those custom versions were so gross ! Ha ha ha . I'd gladly take any of those ridiculous custom AMC's these days .
  2. 1972coronet added a post in a topic AMT Petty Dodge Dart kit car   

    That LA-Series engine certainly appears to be nicer than the stock 318--340-360 that the vans , Duster / Demon / Dart Sport , etc. , engines ! I realise that it's representative of the 355 cube Direct Connection "R" small block , but at least the base block & heads look nice .
    Not sure what diff / housing that is supposed to represent ... Not a Dana nor is it the Chrysler 8 3/4 . any ideas ?
    I'll most likely grab one of these kits for its parts contents !
  3. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Revell 2016 releases   

    I , too , am awaiting the arrival of the NicKey Camaro !
    I've always really , really liked the Cherokee , too ! That plexiglass hood bubble is so cool !
  4. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Any trouble with the AMT '66 Nova??   

    The finest item on the original , 1988-issue was its moulded-onto the windscreen  interior rear view mirror !
    I built a couple of them back in 1988 , and I honestly don't recall any fitment issues with it . I'm not saying that to come across as contentious to the others' comments / input , but rather out of personal experiences .
    That kit was a quantum leap in kit development at the time . Separate interior panels , drivetrain installation points , and that extra short block / long block were so ahead of the curve at the time ! Actually , the kit's release was pushed-back an entire year ; it was supposed to be released in 1987 ...
    ...which was a remarkable year in the realm of modelling .
  5. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Dodge Demon   

    Super nice Demon 340 !
    The two preeminent yellow colours offered by Dodge in 1971 were :
    FY1 Top Banana (Plymouth called the same colour "Lemon Twist")
    GY3 Citron Yella (Plymouth called the same colour "Curious Yellow")
  6. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Jo-Han Maverick and Comet Pro Stock kit comparison   

    ...And then there's this gem , too : http://www.ebay.com/itm/jo-han-fast-eddie-schartman-maverick-pro-stock-/121780561793?hash=item1c5aafe781
  7. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Top 10 G.M. Option Packages 1950-1970_ Chevrolet- Buick-Oldsmobile-Pontiac-Cadillac-GMC   

    I like the mention of the GMC Sprint SP-1 ! Rarely see that one in ink , let alone in person .
  8. 1972coronet added a post in a topic MPC 1982 Dodge Van "Bad Company"   

    If you could get the trees at  Franklin Park in some of your photos , that would be great
  9. 1972coronet added a post in a topic GAPP & ROUSH MAVERICK   

    Very cool ! The Tijuana Taxi ! 351-C powered beauty ; love the Spyders (rear) and Flys (front) !~
  10. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1953 Ford F-100 Standard   

    Excellent ! Thanks for the additional photos , too .
    That speedometre looks perfect ! Good call on scalling-down an actual photo . I remember when I built the 1986 reissue of this excellent kit ; I was 16 years old , and had a rock-steady hand . I painted the speedo with a gloss black background , then tediously hand-painted the numbers (!!) . Last one I built --around 11 years ago-- I added BMF to the speedo , then painted Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black , then rubbed the numbers off with a toothpick .
    I love those Flatties ! While I'm not up on each years' unique changes , I do recognise that yours are painted to reflect their appliactions ( truck , passenger car , etc. ) .
    Keep 'em coming , Tulio !
  11. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1953 Ford F-100 Standard   

    Tulio knocks another home run right out of the park ! That's thee finest factory stock 1953 F-100 I've seen in all of my 45 years !
    I have a couple of questions for you , Tulio :
    1.) How did the rest of the interior come along ? I know that that kit is void of any detail ... ( that dashboard and gauge clustre looks great !! )
    2.) The drip trough embellishment : is that "correct" for a base model ? Looks great but "out of place" due to the trim level (e.g. , standard grille)
    3.) What medium did you employ to replicate the windscreen weather stripping ?
    Now , if only some-one would make some conversion parts for this kit ; 1954 and 1955 conversions would be awesome !
  12. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    That's like the 1972 Duster annual from MPC : Arlen Vanke livery , including "Hemi" decals for the hood , but the kit has only one engine : 340 !
    Wasn't it the 1968 annual Barracuda that had the 225 Slant and 426 Hemi as its engine choices ? Didn't the 1969 annual have the 383 ?
  13. 1972coronet added a post in a topic Check your muffler fluid, M'aam?   

    Perhaps the best thing about D.E.F. (which is synthesised cow urine) is its containers ! Lots of landfill waste is created by the stupid boxes / containers for that non-sense , which , in my mind , negates its short term emissions "benefits" ...
  14. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 71 Ford Diesel "Noise Stroke"   

    Very cool project ! I've seen videos of "1:1" swaps similar to this ; one of which was a 1976 GMC which received a 3-53 / H.D. truck trans .
    You going to paint that engine Alpine Green ?
  15. 1972coronet added a post in a topic 1968 Dart Super Stock specs   

    Excellent source for the correct interior : http://www.hartspartsresin.com/resin-parts-list/conversions