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About 62rebel

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  1. 62rebel added a post in a topic Fixing a Bird (or There He Goes Again!)   

    I'd never paid that much attention to the shortcomings in the AMT kit, even though I had a couple of Johan versions at the time. Having had them pointed out, I wish I still had my original Johan kits. Bill certainly has an eye for inaccuracies! I bought two of the short track roadrunner kits in 1983 when I had a 1:1 roadrunner. Painted them both to match my car but didn't have a source for the Appliance wheels I was running. Lost that car and the models while I was overseas. Replaced the models when AMT brought their kit out, with the correct wheels that time.
  2. 62rebel added a post in a topic Saving a Maverick   

    Maybe the recent reissue Pinto wagon can donate suitable openings?
  3. 62rebel added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Sedan custom Built in 1962!   

    Very cool model, indicative of the school of style at the time. I wish I had the ability to do that kind of work at that age. You should try to duplicate it, as close as possible.
  4. 62rebel added a post in a topic Revell's 1966 Impala   

    I may scrounge through my junk boxes and see if I can find two donors. I have a second kit to build....
  5. 62rebel added a post in a topic Revell's 1966 Impala   

    Here's a hiccup; they don't provide a decent floor pan underside from the middle of the chassis forward. Literally, nothing but the underside of the interior, which has no details whatsoever. Aggravated.
  6. 62rebel added a post in a topic Revell's 1966 Impala   

    I'm thinking of painting the fender on the most affected side a different color or primer as if the car had been in an accident and the owner was slowly fixing it. I have a second kit and I will be looking out for this problem during assembly. This is a nice kit, I wish Revell had done a two in one with optional parts.
  7. 62rebel added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell's 1966 Impala
    Working on a 70's style build, I raised the rear to give it some rake, discovered that the front suspension is out of alignment by at least an eighth of an inch. The separate elements that make up the front suspension fit together fairly tightly, so I don't think it's due to my assembly process. I'm finishing it up regardless. I added tripower intake and carbs, and finned valve covers. Trying to find some Cragar S/S mags for it, too, since the tires in the kit look far too skinny and small. 
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  8. 62rebel added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Just hit the local Ollie's, Maverick Polara, Dodge L700 tanker, Dan Fink Speedwagon were the best cars there. I was tempted to buy the Robert E Lee steamboat, though.... I might go back and get one for winter.
  9. 62rebel added a post in a topic New reissue AMT '57 Fairlane questions   

    That's a period correct build right there. I love it.
  10. 62rebel added a post in a topic Testor ModelMaster paint bottle lids   

    Doggone it, I betcha Pactra lids practically unscrewed themselves. Say, whatever happened to Pactra anyway?
  11. 62rebel added a post in a topic New tool 1/24 BMW 2002 from Hasegawa   

    I'll have to scratch build the square tail lights to depict any of the several my wife and I owned.  Curbside is fine for now...... Revell's 320 can provide the basis for the correct engine.
  12. 62rebel added a post in a topic FrankenGoat - making something DECENT out of the MPC 72 GTO   

    Seems like a quick and fairly convincing fix to an issue that has unfortunately labelled this kit as "junk" in the eyes of too many. Proof yet again that the skill and determination of the builder is the key to making the best of things. Bemoaning inaccuracies almost to the point of "beating  a dead horse" is not conducive to building skillsets that will enable us to overcome less-than-optimal kits. 
  13. 62rebel added a post in a topic Nip it in the bud Galaxie   

    Nice build but could really use a black wash on the grille and taillight filler piece. Reminds me of the fully loaded 500XL four door I had back in 1993.... power windows, power seats, and swingaway steering wheel. everything but A/C.
  14. 62rebel added a post in a topic Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper   

    My friend David's older brother built the police bike, it was a beauty, and I wouldn't mind building that one too.
  15. 62rebel added a topic in General   

    Revell 1/8th L.A. Chopper
    Whoever the Revell rep is, can he shine a little light on whether the molds for this classic still exist, and if might ever be reissued? I had one I found in a Navy Exchange store in 1983....... I would love to do another without taking out a second mortgage.
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