bisc63

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  • Full Name Rusty Shackleford

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  1. bisc63 added a post in a topic Revell 57 Ford Sedan - Starting corrections   

    Love your attention to detail, and would REALLY love to see more pics of your reference vehicle! Hows about posting some in the 1:1 Car Reference Pictures section of this forum?
  2. bisc63 added a post in a topic '39 Chevy gasser   

    Great start!
  3. bisc63 added a post in a topic 55 Chevy 210   

    That eyebrow chrome trim was a Nomad thing. Loving the red on this car; nothing makes chrome stand out like red!  Keep it coming!
  4. bisc63 added a post in a topic opinions on Lindberg & Polar Lights kits   

    A few years back, there was a really detailed article in "the other" model car magazine about building the polar lights funny cars, and it was profusely illustrated; showing exactly where to make corrections and additions (if you wanted ) to build a very detailed model. The article highlighted fitment problems and solutions - a common complaint about Polar Lights kit instructions is that they are sometimes vague about attachment points of various pieces. This article cleared up alot of that, and resulted in some realistic models.If I recall correctly, this article was done by a father and son. I have it somewhere in storage at the moment, but a search at the other forum or magazine website might be worth your while. I too have a couple of the funny car and NASCAR kits, and look forward to their challenges!
  5. bisc63 added a post in a topic dodge super bee 1970 pro street   

    Like these cars, looking forward to seeing how you handle it. Engine is off to a nice start!
    Bright colors really show of the body lines of this car, I can barely remember my uncle driving one that was BRIGHT orange in the early 70s; beautiful!!!
  6. bisc63 added a post in a topic 1967 Corvette 427 Coupe   

    This is gonna be SO nice!
  7. bisc63 added a post in a topic Poor Poor Pitiful Swap Meet '66 Mustang   

    How about cutting those shapes from Evergreen styrene sheet that replicates small-scale metal roofing/siding? Paint with Alcad and flow a dark red wash into the grooves?
    My first inclination was to recommend the custom taillight pieces from the AMT 66 Thunderbird, cut to fit, but they only have about half as many horizontal strips; larger and further apart.
    I can't help but think I've seen a similar pattern in the custom parts from an old AMT 3-in-1 kit...but which one?  Maybe 65 Lincoln, or 66 Buick Wildcat, or the custom grille from the 72 Chevy pickup??  Just throwin' out possibilities - most of my kits are in storage for now, and I can't verify anything, just workin' fron memory!
  8. bisc63 added a post in a topic 65 chevy stepside , overhaul   

    Very authentic weathering. NICELY DONE!!!
  9. bisc63 added a post in a topic ' 64 Impala SS "Street Shaker"   

    Fun build, and I really dig the color combo!
  10. bisc63 added a post in a topic AMT 1969 Chevelle   

    Very surprised at just how well the decal taillights work! Have to agree with many others; it's a HUGE improvement over the kit "pieces".
    Black with a red office is timelessly sexy! Well done, ol' man!!
  11. bisc63 added a post in a topic 41 plymouth gasser small update 08/16/15   

    Good call on the headlights; very clean. Love this build so far!
  12. bisc63 added a post in a topic New project, 32 Ford Roadster, 7/21/15... chassis complete, coming close!   

    I like the way your red wires pop off that gold, so I'd favor a deep red interior. Just my 2-cents. VERY attractive hot rod model!
  13. bisc63 added a post in a topic MPC AMX   

    Fantastic color! I gotta find some for a '63 Impala I've been wanting to start. Those Cragars are going to SHINE against that color!!!!!
    Take your time, this is going to be worth it. So far so good!
  14. bisc63 added a post in a topic 77 chevybilt rat rod   

    Very creative! Will be watching your progress on this one with interest.
  15. bisc63 added a post in a topic Poor Poor Pitiful Swap Meet '66 Mustang   

    Back in the day, my uncles and their buddies all seemed to follow the same approach to hot-rodding on a budget: First, jack it up in the back, usually with Gabriel Hi-Jackers air shocks and/or extended shackles. Second followed closely behind; wider tires on chrome wheels out back. Very common then in my neck of the woods to see new 15x8(or 10)-inch Cragars and white letter tires on the rear with stock steelies up front. ( Just cheaper to buy 2 at a time, as budget allowed ) Thirdly, traction bars; Lakewood brand, please. Fourth would involve exhast, depending what your car had to begin with, you either bought Hooker headers or Thrush mufflers, if not both. Cherry bombs were also accepted. J.C.Whitney provided chrome exhaust tips. By this point, priorities shift and vary, but alot of no-name chrome engine dress-up goodies appear, as do under-dash 8-track players and Jensen Co-axial 6x9s in the rear shelf.
    Oh yeah, it was very important to show your colors; that is to apply all those complimentary "stickers" the above manufacturers included with their products to the rear quarter windows of your ride, thus looking "race car-ish" without messing up your paint/primer!
    I swear those boys chose Hooker headers just because Hooker had the biggest and coolest stickers!