mr moto

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  • Location Baton Rouge, LA
  • Full Name Manuel J. Martinez

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  1. mr moto added a post in a topic IF Revell,Round2 and others would make a few more station wagons. What would you like them to be?   

    Easy question for me! How about a '54 Studebaker Conestoga?

  2. mr moto added a post in a topic 1932 Chevy Standard Six Cabriolet (AMT-ERTL 1:25)   

    Excellent work! The '32 Chevy isn't seen very often but yours may encourage some other people to build it also.
  3. mr moto added a post in a topic Johan kits - that good or just out of production?   

    Speaking of JoHan's with incorrect interiors... The USA Oldies series contains many incorrect interiors that were correct when the kits were first released as annuals in the 60's. By the timethat USA Oldies were released a lot of tooling was lost/damaged/worn out. I have a '62 Plymouth annual with correct interior and two USA Oldies versions with incorrect interiors. In fact, one of them came with a '63 Dodge dashboard and the other had a '63 Plymouth dash! The rest of the interior is wrong too but I'm not sure of the source. They used whatever they could still produce. The '62 Chrysler USA Oldie has a similar problem but Modelhaus has the solution.
    On the '64 Plymouth, JoHan may have upgraded the Fury interior to Sport Fury specs but I'll never figure out why Lindberg put the Sport Fury buckets in their Belvedere kit! Seems like every model company has some skeletons in their closets.
  4. mr moto added a post in a topic Johan kits - that good or just out of production?   


    Take a look at the 500K that's currently hot in "Under Glass". It's built about 98% box stock and you would have a hard time finding a better detailed kit today.
  5. mr moto added a post in a topic Johan kits - that good or just out of production?   

    It was excellent for its day but it shows its promo roots in the chassis department. You would probably be more pleased with the Lindberg Petty Plymouth which is a very good modern interpretation.
  6. mr moto added a post in a topic MOVIE REVIEW / RECOMMENDATION - "Love & Mercy"   

    I think the two movies are essential go-togethers. See The Wrecking Crew first if you can (maybe it's available on Netflix or something?) and then see Love and Mercy. Two excellent films!
  7. mr moto added a post in a topic AMT '59 Ford: What the...?!   

    There also weren't as many options available back then. Forget about the "technology package" or the "comfort and convenience group"! I remember seeing cars advertised as "Fully Loaded! Radio, Heater and Whitewall Tires!".
  8. mr moto added a post in a topic Any "extinct" cars?   

    Here is one of the better known extinct vehicles, the Ferrari 156:


    At least one "clone" has been built - maybe more - but there are no originals. By contrast, ALL of the original Ferrari 250 GTO's still exist.
  9. mr moto added a post in a topic Gimme 5 automotive subjects you'd like to see reissued by Round-2?   

    I'll inject a question into this. AMT created a "new tool" Ala Kart that was not well received but the original Ala Kart was one of the most popular kits of all time. Do you think that there would be demand for a re-issue of the original if they get all the tooling back together again?
  10. mr moto added a post in a topic Post your posies! (Two tone street rod paint jobs)   

    I love the '34 pickup!
  11. mr moto added a post in a topic Post your posies! (Two tone street rod paint jobs)   

    If nobody else is going to post any pictures of actual model cars, I guess I'll jump in there. Here's my '36 Ford "Plain Jane".






  12. mr moto added a post in a topic Spa   

    I don't find that they look alike at all. Anyway, I haven't kept up with endurance racing in many years but maybe I should start - those things are WILD looking!
  13. mr moto added a post in a topic 40' Ford "TESTOSTAROSSA"   

    Very cool and interesting idea and great work. I think you've discovered the formula for one of the most expensive street rods of all time!
  14. mr moto added a post in a topic Inexpensive detailing tips?   

    The model building basics are the best low cost detailing tips. It's surprising how many models you see that are otherwise well built but there are visible seams where parts were glued together and visible mold lines. The mold line on the radiator header and across the radiator cap bothers me the most. It's visible front and center if the hood is open. Filling seams and sanding off the mold parting lines makes all the difference.
    Another good tip is to take the shine off of the tires. Especially true of hot rods or race cars that are open wheeled. The tread can be sanded with a fine grit. If the rest of the tire needs to be de-glossed, it can be coated with a clear flat (or semi-gloss) acrylic or just scrubbed with a cleansing powder like Comet.
    It's important to just pay attention to the overall appearance of a model to get rid of the "toy" look.
  15. mr moto added a post in a topic Cadillac Corner   


    One of my uncles had a '59 Caddy when I was a kid and I remember the window tint was so deep that I felt like I was underwater when I rode in it. I had to capture that.