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  • Full Name Scott Supak

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  1. Chitown added a post in a topic Aunt Ruth's Duster   

    Wow, Love it!
    A buddy of mine drove one just like that some 30-odd years ago.
    Those slant-sixes sounded like sewing machines but would run forever.
  2. Chitown added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dodge Dart 330 Max Wedge   

    Man that is great!
    The build is just like the real car, an understated knockout!!
  3. Chitown added a post in a topic Revell Boss Mustang funny car.   

    I built everything but the Boss Mustang  F/C back in the day when they were new, but I did score an unbuilt one a few years ago for reasonable $$. Picked up the Camaro reissue back in the '90s, probably the best looking out of the F/C bunch, IMO. Will probably do them OTB, just pure nostalgia. I'm not really too keen on the Maverick, probably the weirdest looking attempt at a serious funny car body ever, again IMO. I remember getting the '70 Grande' at Radio Shack for something like .99 w/coupon at Christmastime back in the early '70s. Not really my fav. Mustang body style but hey, it had a drag option!
  4. Chitown added a post in a topic `69 Dodge/Hurst Charger Merada 440- Who Knew???   

    Paint scheme kinda reminds me of a Dick Landy car.
  5. Chitown added a post in a topic Chopped Willys Custom-Finished for NNL Nationals   

    Man, that's really nice!
    I always had a problem with the peaked front fenders on that kit, but within the context of your custom they're perfect!
  6. Chitown added a post in a topic 74 Cougar dragster,,,, not what you'd think!!!   

    Wow, that's really cool!
    How else could one get a '74 Cougar down the strip??
  7. Chitown added a post in a topic 67' Impala.... Agent Orange   

  8. 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.
  9. Chitown added a post in a topic AMT 1965 Riviera Sixties Custom/Early Lowrider   

    Really nice!!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Chitown added a post in a topic Mooneyes Race Team: Dragster + Cube   

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

    Wow, that rust looks real!
    Great work!