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  1. Shawn Carpenter cast this 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Beauville. This was cast in 2006 or 2007. Once in a great while one will show up on eBay - at prices that don't nearly reflect the quality of Shawn's castings in general. His masters and castings were among the very best. Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki Hosted on Fotki
  2. Just an FYI: Ordered five sets of tires on November 14th. Received today the 21st.
  3. Great job Mario! Here's an article about the development of the original Revell kit.
  4. Clean build! If the wheels aren't glued yet, I'd like to make a suggestion: Here's my '62 built from a Promolite (Tom Coolidge) resin kit. In order to get rid of the typical JoHan too-narrow wheel track, I used brass tube for the axles (.047" I think) cut at lengths that brought the wheels and tires out - closer to the body. So that the wheels/tires/axles wouldn't flop back and forth on the narrow chassis, I made four spacers from Evergreen styrene tube that had an ID to allow them to slip over the brass tubes. Painted black, one spacer was slipped onto the tubes/axles before the wheels were attached. John
  5. I don't have an answer for you but I didn't want to see your post not responded to. I have 171 saved e-mails from Tom from between November 2007 to May 2013. After which my messages to him were no longer responded to. I believe a work-related injury was becoming more and more problematic for him. This from his last e-mail to me I think is prescient in light of the current 3D printing craze: "If I have a claim to fame it's that my stuff mostly doesn't need donors and it has plated parts. I sell two '50 Olds "body only" variants that require a donor, but the donor provides the chrome. Anything I make where there is no donor, I provide the chrome." John
  6. Also, about 10 or 15 years ago there was an exhibit of some Guild models at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
  7. Yes he is. I phoned him on Monday and was e-mailed this info that night (as an MS Word document). He was friendly and easy to talk to. We spoke about plating plastic and resin. He wants resin parts mounted separately because he overcoats them (he’s had too many problems with resin parts being porous). He spoke about the varied quality of 3D printed parts. It sounded like he didn’t want to deal with them (not something I’m into anyway). He also sent a price list/order form. Because prices can change I’m not posting that here. Hope this helps! John 9/23/2022: Someone in a Facebook group posted that Dale had passed away. I just now got off the phone with him. He is indeed very much alive.
  8. The SEL wheels are superior to any of the Revell pieces. I have one extra set. Message me directly if you're interested.
  9. There's also this guy on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rayskitsdecalsnorthamerica (could be the same seller?)
  10. vintagemodelcarparts on ebay is Andrew McPherson in Ohio. John
  11. Revell also makes a scraper. I purchased mine from SpotModel in Spain:
  12. No trick. The images that the search engine you're using is finding are in the Spotlight forum "Archive". There isn't a clear way of finding a specific image once it's posted and archived. Their forum is in an elderly format that the new owners I'm sure want to - and will at some point - change. John
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