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AMT4EVR added a topic in The Truck StopSMP 1960 Chevy apacheGreetings builders,
I'am currently re-building the SMP version as a long bed wrecker, and using the AMT 1999 release of the '60 Chevy fleetside for a parts donor. My question is as what engine to use for the wrecker ? is the original engine a little to custom for this or would it be better to use the later release engine. Not to savy in the engine department, your comments and thoughts please. THANKS
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AMT4EVR added a topic in GeneralKit score X's 2Greetings,
Went to a fire department surplus swap meet today, little did I know , that I would come home with the JO-HAN caddy ambulance (flat box)....and the MPC chevy mini-pumper (1969 issue)... both kits are complete and unbuilt, crisp white and clean plastic, great boxes with no stains or smells. And here's the real kicker..... the vendor was ONLY asking $30 for each one.. WOW !! what a deal. My luck of the draw today. You can't even get'em on e-bay for that price.
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AMT4EVR added a topic in The Truck StopRevell truck kit questionsAUTO HAULER- How well does this kit hold six autos? any extra bracing needed to support the weight of the models...I'am going to use six AMT snap Ford explorers...and how about replacing those softer tires with newer ones...as this is an older release of the trailer.
PETE & KENWORTH WRECKERS- looks like big kits...any problems with assembly...just better take it slow and easy with these...and how about the tires in these kits too... KW is the old first release and PETE is the newer release.
as always, your comments are welcome... and thanks builders....John
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AMT4EVR added a topic in The Truck StopHOBBY LOBBY- kits on saleGREETINGS builders,
Head on over to your local store, a select group of kits are on sale. Found an AMT C-600 pepsi delivery truck for only $ 23 bucks (reg. $ 38) check'em out. At least that's what is going on here in Michigan. ....... GOOD LUCK ....
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AMT4EVR added a topic in Contests and ShowsWaterford, MI Toy Show/Model ContestPLEASE,
Join us on sunday October 26th from 8:30 a.m. till 1:30 p:m at players bingo hall in the atlas plaza, located at 7160 highland rd. Waterford, MI for another toy show and model contest. Stop in and share a great day with us!! .
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AMT4EVR added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersGlue and Air compressor question ?GREETINGS builders,
GLUE; what product could I use to de-bond old glue ?, just picked up a box of old glue bomb kits that still can be re-built. Something that would not harm the old plastic.
AIR COMPRESSOR; what one is better ? the small metal one painted blue by paasche #D 500 -or- the mini air one in clear blue plastic by testors ?
Your comments please, THANKS........ John
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AMT4EVR added a topic in The Truck StopTruck and Trailer question ?GREETINGS truck builders,
I just picked up the older REVELL (ITALERI) Ford aero-max 120 big rig, how well does this go together ? any problems with assembly I should know about.
Also have the ITALERI heavy tanker (BP gas) don't know if we would see that six wheel set up here in america, if I wanted to change that one, what suspension could I replace that one with.
Comments and building tips always welcome.... THANKS John
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AMT4EVR added a topic in GeneralHobby Room/Workbench questionsGREETINGS, fellow builders,
As I'am revamping my hobbyroom, I've placed WHITE pegboard on some walls and also on the walls around the workbench to reflect lighting better.
LIGHTING; What do you like?, the hum and buzz of CFL bulbs or the LED ones that cost more, what gives more light.
WORKBENCH; On the bench top, I placed a sheet of white paper and over layed that with a sheet of plexi-glass. Good choice or bad for the plexi ??. The bench will also have more lighting overhead.
PEGBOARD; On walls now, so that I can hang parts, tools, clipboards etc, and I can stop digging through endless boxes of stuff to find what I need.
Did I do good ?, what's your take on this, any comments are always welcomed if there's room for more improvment.
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AMT4EVR added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersMonaco/Fury police car questionGREETINGS builders,
How could I update the dukes dodge monaco into a plymouth fury??, and what kind of wheels and rims need to be used to make this more of a correct police pursuit package. I don't like those chunky tires in the kit. THANKS...... John
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