Edsel-Dan

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  • Birthday 04/21/1961

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  • Location Pocomoke, Maryland
  • Full Name Daniel Lee Gunter

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  1. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Obscure Kits You Never Knew Were Made...Until Now   

    I like those 2 trucks
    I have a Decotora Truck myself
    Need to get a PC back itno service so I can take & upload Pics again!!!!!
  2. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Fans weep over rediscovered Bullitt Mustang   

    I wonder how many different Mustang's were used in the filming of Bullitt
    Same with the Charger. How many were used?
     
    I liked that Blue Bloods episode, but had thought for a LONG time that the Mustang was Gone.
    It did end up with a broken left from suspension at the end of the Chase after all!!
  3. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Obscure Kits You Never Knew Were Made...Until Now   

    Use to watch "Last Exile" on Anime Unleashed.
    What ever happened to that series??
    I have the others I watched on it as mp4 vid's but have never seen Last Exile
    I would love that Vanship too
    How many did they do
    What about the Carriers??
    or other ships of the fleets???
  4. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Pictures and info needed on 64-67 Pontiac Tempest-LeMans Safari Wagons   

    Yes, I did Mix up length & wheelbase
     
    But, I still need GOOD  High-res pic's
    Do I keep the rocker design from MPC's 67 GTO on a 67 Tempest/LeMans wagon??
    Same on 66
    Tail lights will be based on Chevell pieces, but back up lights are in Bumper and NOT tail light housing
    like the Chevelle!!!
  5. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Pictures and info needed on 64-67 Pontiac Tempest-LeMans Safari Wagons   

    I will have to check my book again.
    And I Should have realized the mistake
    EDSEL used the smaller Ford platform and wasn't the 59 upped to 120 inch??
     
    NO way a MID-Size would be 200++
  6. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Pictures and info needed on 64-67 Pontiac Tempest-LeMans Safari Wagons   

    Try down here in my area!!!!!!!!!
    At least the greater Baltimore/DC area is Closer to you than to me!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    I am pretty sure the 64 is almost identical to the 65 in the tailgate area
    so, will just duplicate what I did there for that one
    Though, HOPE the Polar-Lights 64 kit will work for me
    Wish they would offer the convertible again, and in all white
    like the Johnny Lightning version hardtop I have
    or at least in unpainted like the current hardtop re-issue
     
    The evilbay auction of the 64 tail light shows me that it carried over to the 65
    Or at least VERY close!!!!
    I just need a couple Revell/Monogram 59 Impala tail light lenses to make the from
    That is what I used for the 65 tail lights
     
    And I will use the 64 Trim piece from between the tail lights one the GTO for the tail gate insert
    That will give me the PONTIAC letters
    Or can I use one from a 65 again??
    Close enough?????
     
    It will be a LOT of Fun trying to do the 68/69 and 70-72 versions
    Those bodies are So different!!!
    Plus, not sure how much it will take to adapt the 1/25 wagon roof to the 1/24 GTO bodies for 68 & 69!!
    May pass on those
     
  7. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    I am also wondering how many different F&F movie versions of this kit will be done
    This car(s) changed in almost every movie it was in.
    And the trailers for the original only show it with the lights Open, so.......
  8. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Revell Custom parts for Pickups   

    I have Several of the Old Revell kits withthe 2pc tires
    They were NEVER Vinyl OR Rubber
    Those tires are more in line with "Delrin"
    Or what Model Railroader now calls "Slippery Engineering Plastic" to avoid
    trademark.
    And true, NO glue would work on them like for Styrene parts
    Elmer's or similar "White" glue
    Or  other Crafting glue (Ailene's) will hold them
    But, Gluing the inner & outer rime was what was meant to hold the together in the first place so......................
     
    My guess is some here did not get a good joint in the rims.
    Unless I took them apart NONE of mine have separated
    I built the Yellow Molded Bre-510 Back when first issued. Still together to this day
    Might even have a tri-5 Chevy with them on it and still holding together!!!!!
  9. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic '47 - '48 Fords N' Chevys   

    I have a built of that AMT 1/43 kit I built Way back then
    and 2 Unbuilt of it too!!
    I built the Testor's "Fabulous Fords" boxed of the coupe also when New.
    Hope to some day finish the resto-conversion and make to Police car similar to Revell's new kit
    (Though finding the period correct San Diego PD decals!!!)
    I have a Flat box of the coupe And a Convertible to build too
    And I have the Revell/Momgram Woody
     
    Use to have the Pro-Modeler Convertible.
  10. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic A reasonably SERIOUS new-tool '70 Charger Revell is hiding in plain sight...   

    Wonder why they did not offer both closed headlight & open light grills as that car(s) has been seen both ways
    in the different movies.
    or might that be in the Stock kit coming next year??
  11. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Pictures and info needed on 64-67 Pontiac Tempest-LeMans Safari Wagons   

    At least LeMans optioned Tempest wagons were also called "Safari" in 66 & 67
    I have a copy of
    'The Complete Catalog of American Automobiles 46-75'
    and the Safari name plate is used there for those
    Also, at least for a time after 57, Safari was the name for ALL Pontiac Wagons
     
    I found out  will have to do the 66 & 67 models like shown in the built above,
    just adding the GTO front clip to the AMT 65 or Revell 66 Chevelle wagon body,
    as they had a Shorter wheelbase than all other Tempest/LeMans cars
    66 Wagons had  203.6 inch wheelbase vs 206.4 on Hardtops & convertibles
    While 67 Wagons had a 203.4 inch wheelbase
    2 Tenths shorter than the previous year
    Hardtops & convertibles grew by the same 2 tenth's to 206.6
     
    And yes the MPC 67 GTO kit has a longer wheelbase than the Revell 66 Chevelle wagon kit body!!!!
    With that method though the fun part will be adding the MPC 67 or Revell/Monogram 66 GTO emblems
    to the builds!!
    Foil casting will be the method,
    But getting them in the correct location may be difficult
     
    I would also like to add Safari Specific trim pieces to these builds
    But, finding them will be the MOST Fun part!!!!!
     
    Carman1, is your avatar thumb the wagon you have??
    Nice
    But, Not sure I can do that one yet
    only 68/69 I have access to is the Old Monogram 1/24.
    NOT sure I want to try merging scales yet
     
    (unless you know where I can get a couple OLD MPC 1/25 bodies Cheap or Better FREE!!!!!!!)
     
  12. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Where is Round 2 manufacturing their kits?   

    I wonder, (and Worry) what will happen to our hobby
    when China decides to do to Round2, Revell/Monogram, & Moebius what they did to Danbury Mint!!!!!
     
    I an surprised that they did not order ALL tooling sent back home then!!!
    (or did they not understand what happened??)
  13. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Pictures and info needed on 64-67 Pontiac Tempest-LeMans Safari Wagons   

    Yea
     Like that
    But............... Actual cars not scale.
    Plus, not sure if it is MY connection or not
    But your pic's are Pixelized badly
    Are they Small and being enlarged to fit??
    or Old pic's??
    AND, You did the bash differently than I plan to
     
    I guess I should have posted the pic's of my 65 In Progress

     
    I kept the doors and rear quarters of the GTO, and added
    the roof & Tailgate of the 65 Malibu wagon
    Notice the tan/brown body vs gray roof & Tailgate
    The white wedge is where I corrected the rear quarters to match Wagon quartes
    and line up with the read side windows
    ALSO, I used the PONTIAC lettered insert from the GTO kit
    rather than keep the CHEVROLET insert.
    I also raised it up to more closely match the Pontiac piece
    On the 64, it should line up almost even with the top of the tail lights!
     
    NOW, BIG Question, Can I use the P-L 64?? or do I need an AMT annual body, interior, etc???????
    I have a P-L body scribed for the 4 doors, but.............
    Also, where do I find the hash marks  on the front fender Rocker area??
     
     
    I can use either the AMT 65 Malibu roof & interior cargo section
    or the Revell 66 Chevelle Wagon roof & cargo section
    BUT prefer to keep the Pontiac rear quarters
     
    Tail lights for the 66 & 67 appear CLOSE to the 66 Chevy pieces, BUT.........................
    I do NOT see separation lines in them.  AND they appear All RED!
    here are the back Up lights???????
     
    I will be adding pic's I can find (and am given) to the research folder in my Photobucket)
     
    Hope to get some Good pictures.
    Preferably of Actual cars so they are more accurate
     
    OK, made a folder and added pic's in the Research folder.
    These are the types of pic's I need
    BUT, I need Good REAR shots, besides straight on side shots
     
    ALSO 66 & 67 Te,pest/LeMans Safari Wagons have Small Round back up lights in the Rear Bumper!!!!
    http://s145.photobucket.com/user/EdselDan/library/research/Tempest-LeMans-GTO Wagons?sort=3&page=1
     
  14. Edsel-Dan added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Pictures and info needed on 64-67 Pontiac Tempest-LeMans Safari Wagons
    Hi all, I want to get back to a project series I started some time ago
    I have a Great start on the 65 Tempest/Lemans Safari wagon thanks to a photo spread in a magazine.
    But, I need Good side & rear shots of others.
    I want to do All possible, so 64, 66 & 67 will do for now
    They All used the same roof sheet metal as Chevy's 64-667 Malibu/Chevelle wagons!
     
    From what I have found the 64 tail lights will be the same as the 65 Tempest/Lemans wagon
    Those I can create out of Rev-Mono 59 Impala pieces
     
    I am Not sure on 66 or 67 tial lights.
     
    Also, I guess I need to see if the Polar Lights 64 GTO body is good enough for this project.
     
    I have a Basket case Rev 66 I can use
    and 2 MPC 67's to chose from, so, those are the ones I will attepmt
     
    was the roof the same through 72??
    If so, I might look at those too.
    (or at least the 72 as that kit IS still available!!!
     
    And Yes, they will Keep GTO script!!!!
    Since they will all use the GTO hood's
    I wonder how many Tempest Safari wagons had GTO Engines, etc!!!!!
     
    Many Thanks.
     
    (and YES, I did do a SEARCH.
    I found only a FEW pictures that I Might be able to use)
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  15. Edsel-Dan added a post in a topic Round2 August Announcements Video   

    Forgot to add, I did Not realize the stupid's Pickup was NOT the kit, so NO it will not have both pickup box options.
    Won't have one either. Mostly for scale, but NEVER liked them Idiots either