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    Baton Rouge, LA
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    Manuel J. Martinez

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  1. AMT '40 Ford Tudor: 1959 Style!

    Nice, nice!
  2. '50 Ford dual cowl

    The Hydro Hawk is a combination of the AMT 1959 vintage speedboat kit and a Jimmy Flintstone '51 Stude resin body. It helps that I know a little bit about boatbuilding and was able to plank up the transition from one to the other pretty much like you might do in 1:1.
  3. '50 Ford dual cowl

    Thanks, everybody, and I'll try to answer the questions without actually quoting them. First, I plan to hang on to the up top for possible future use. The taillights are the customizing parts from a '53 Studebaker kit just laid down horizontally. And as Spex84 said, the rear passengers would use the steps and grab handles to just climb right in. It's kind of a rumble seat arrangement.
  4. '50 Ford dual cowl

    Based on the recent Round 2 release '50 Ford convertible. It was conceived as a tow vehicle for the "Hydro Hawk" boat that I built a while back. Engine is the stock flathead with the 2 carb manifold from the kit.
  5. I just picked up a Surf Woody at Hobby Lobby for $7.50. I had no interest at all in the actual car and bought it because it's such a treasure chest of parts like the tube chassis, Paxton superchargers, and some very cool double stripe white wall tires. Definitely pick one up if you see it on clearance.
  6. Birth Year for model cars ?

    The Berkeley kits are an interesting bit of history but they had carved balsa bodies and that wasn't unique. It was really the "state of the art" before molded plastic came along. On the AMT '58 Edsel box, note that while the other kits are identified as "Ford Fairlane", "Pontiac Bonneville", etc. the Edsel just says Edsel and the kit itself doesn't have a model name script on the front fender. 1958 was Edsel's first year in existence and I'll bet that the kits were tooled up before FoMoCo marketing settled on all the model names. It appears to be a Pacer, I think.
  7. 1/18 MPC Hydro-Vee Boat

    I just found a picture of the instruction sheet from the original issue on the net. It identifies the boat as a Charger 183. The box says that the model is 10 1/2 inches long. If all that is correct, the scale calculates out to just a little shy of 1:21. Box scale? Nothing that I can find on the original issue says anything about a scale.
  8. Why did the paint crinkle?

    READ THE LABEL. It seems that most paints have been reformulated lately (probably due to VOC regs) and the old rules just don't apply anymore. Most paints nowadays will say to recoat within the first hour or after so many days and that will vary by brand. I've seen some that say after 7 days. So if you can't finish the job in an hour wait for as long as the label says.
  9. Some Olde things

    I took these pictures at La Carrera Panamericana in central Mexico in 2013.
  10. Which Cord Kit?

    Ditto on that! Excellent diorama, Ellen.
  11. Hot Rod Primer

    Duplicolor makes Hot Rod Primer. I use it all the time and it seems to be a perfect match for the old Pactra product (I still have a bottle).
  12. Great looking work! You might inspire me to tackle the Revell 1/32 Continental Mark II that's been staring at me for a few years.
  13. 32 Ford's

    I wish I had looked at this thread before I built my pair of AMT '32s. There's so much great inspiration here that I feel very humble. These are intended to represent period rods from the time (1959-1960) when the Trophy Series kits were first coming out.
  14. 56 packard

    Ditto on the above. You were brave to even take that one on and it came out great!
  15. Tomkats Kar Klub - B.R. LA

    Here's a link to the sedan's Under Glass thread with a few more photos. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/125734-customized-1940-ford-sedan-more-trophy-series-fun/