Chitown

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About Chitown

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  • Scale I Build 1/25-1/24

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  • Full Name Scott Supak

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  1. Chitown added a post in a topic 67' Impala.... Agent Orange   

    Beautiful!
  2. Chitown added a post in a topic What was your 1st 1 to car   

    My first was a '66 Dodge Coronet 440 convertible handed down from my mom.
    Oh, and it was a typical Chicagoland rust bucket with a 225" slant six.
    Even though the 440 designation referred to trim level, I regularly got what was left of my doors blown off by people thinking it meant what was under the hood.
  3. Chitown added a post in a topic AMT 1965 Riviera Sixties Custom/Early Lowrider   

    Wow!
    Really nice!!
  4. Chitown added a post in a topic $0.49 ? What happened to these ? Where's the dragster ?   

    I had all 3 of the 1/32 drag kits back in the day (early '70s).
    Monogram really nailed it on those in a way that hasn't, IMHO, been equaled yet in any scale.
    Like what Snake touched on earlier about the Fiat, they all just look prototypically "right".
    I'm talking stance, proportions, wheel/tire size, engine location, etc.
    I recall reading somewhere that they were patterned after real cars of the time. The Willys was a take on KS Pittmans' car, the '34 Ford was based on Ron Gerstners' strip/show car, and I can't recall the Fiats' origin.
    They really captured the look of the subject matter in a satisfying way.
  5. Chitown added a post in a topic Did some one say Switchers ?   

    I built one of these, must have been the '25 T as it was a roadster.
    I think the side pipes are still in the parts box!
    I just don't recall that hardtop/c-cab(?) option, but it's been about 40 years.
    I do remember having the Keep On Truckin' '32 Sedan Delivery from the NSRA series along with the Lil' Evil T.
  6. Chitown added a post in a topic What Kits Were Molded in Green?   

    Revell Henry J (my very first kit) first issue with red/white wheel-standing rendition on cover.
    Monogram T'rantula and Early Iron Series '34 Ford.
  7. Chitown added a post in a topic Mooneyes Race Team: Dragster + Cube   

    Very cool!
  8. Chitown added a post in a topic Forgotten barn-find '55 Chevy Bel Air Gasser   

    Wow, that rust looks real!
    Great work!
  9. Chitown added a post in a topic Garlits Wynnscharger   

    Wow, not only reissuing the kit but including the iron-on too?
    Awesome!
    That was one of the very first kits I ever attempted to build.
    The t-shirt turned out much better than the model.
  10. Chitown added a post in a topic Ratmad   

    I'm not the biggest rat-rod fan but that thing is just BAD-***!
    I really dig the scoop too, very creative.
    If it were done up shiny it would look like some Hot Wheels car on steroids.
    Way Kool!
  11. Chitown added a post in a topic The Roswell Rod   

    Man, that is really nice!
    Awesome paint, great detail and clean.
    I love a good show rod!
  12. Chitown added a post in a topic Two of the Craziest "Funny Cars" ever kitted by Revell....   

    Very cool, they both look great!
    I've always liked these kits and had both back in the day.
    Very outside-the-box choices for funny cars and a great job of getting more mileage out of existing molds by Revell.
    I used to question the choice of body style for the Revellion, until I saw photos of real cars like the Austin-Grassi "Fuel Cuda" and Sheldon Kornblatts "Peanuts" 4dr. Galaxie.
    I've got a couple of the reissue Miss Deal, but never wanted to pay what the Revellions were going for.
    I did score some decals for it though, and I recall seeing a resin repop of the body somewhere, and I do have a couple of Tony Nancy kits sooo....
  13. Chitown added a post in a topic Insani-T   

    I can honestly say, with no Uncertain-T, that is one bad rod.
    Awesome!
  14. Chitown added a post in a topic Tommy Grove funny car   

    Wow, that's really nice!
  15. Chitown added a post in a topic Golden Deuce Roadster   

    Whoa!
    I'll just second what everyone else said!