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Bill J

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  • Scale I Build
    1/25 and 1/24

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    Valley of The Sun
  • Full Name
    Bill Jay

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  1. The only 6 that is correct for a 57 Chevy was included in the 60 Chevy pickup that AMT did. The air cleaner is wrong but the correct air cleaner can be had from http://public.fotki.com/KenK/kitchen_table_resin_kits/ http://public.fotki.com/KenK/kitchen_table_resin_kits/chevy-6-air-cleaners/57chevys4200442vi.html
  2. Jaguar D-Type XKD 606

    Very impressive work on the D type. Really nice
  3. Salvinos JR Monte Carlo

    Nice to see them attempt to correct some of the missteps in the Olds by making some add on parts. That's a first. So far the Monte looks promising.
  4. https://scenesunltd.com/collections/brakes/products/battery-combo-set-e03
  5. Chaparral 2C by ARII

    The Chaparral looks great. Now I want one
  6. Cool!! I am in for several of these. I plan one per the boxed kit and steal the engines from the rest
  7. Salvinos JR Monte Carlo

    I do hope they get the Monte's more to our liking. Just like the Olds, the Monte Carlo is a missing link in NASCAR models. The Olds didn't cut it but I am hoping for some improvement with the Chevy.
  8. Canada Day Carshow

    Great pictures, thanks for taking us across the border, eh!
  9. Salvinos JR Monte Carlo

    The top corners of the windshield and the curve of the top across sure looks Dodge Magnum to me.
  10. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    I can only guess that some of the people that seem to appreciate the Olds kit are young NASCAR fans that are not familiar with the actual race car other than a few fuzzy pictures from the Internet. They only care that the general shape looks okay to their eyes and that it appears to sit right on the shelf. Personally I am glad I never spent any money on this kit, I would rather buy a steak dinner or something else for that amount. I do wish Salvino success but only hope they take some of the critics to heart and do much better next time. I am not holding my breath though.
  11. 3d printed wire wheels

    Very cool wire wheels. I would really like to have some of the old Kelsey-Hayes type that came on numerous American cars from the late '40's through the mid-'60's. There are a lot of kits that would benefit from some of those factory optional Kelsey-Hayes wires.
  12. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    There are people that accept this kit, knowing all the shortcomings and think all of us critics are jerks. Sad to me that anyone can accept this kit, the lame excuses and the entire lack of effort that they are asking top dollar to purchase. I would think that all the hype created a lot of preorders and perhaps Salvino's takes that as happy customers. I don't know. I do seriously doubt there will be many preorders for the next kits they produce. Myself, I held off on the Olds because I doubted they'd get it right. They far exceeded that, they got it wrong on all levels. I am really glad I held off on the Olds, even though it is a car I always wanted to build. I will most definitely hold off on the Monte Carlo until I see the final product. The CAD drawings they released look decent but that is not any indication of what will actually come in the box. They planned on using the chassis that came in the Olds for all of their kits, so that alone is reason to not buy any.
  13. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    I have looked over every part of this Olds kit, there is not one part worth using on any model, except perhaps the battery. No one looked at a 1:1 car, no one looked at more than a few pictures and who knows where they got the ideas for the things they call a chassis, engine and interior. All done wrong. One guy doing the design? He failed, one person overseeing the company, he failed. It matters not if they sell all the kits, they might, what matters is that each and every one of them is wrong and could not have been done worse.
  14. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    Actually by the late 60's the Mopar racers had removed the K frame and used steel to build up replacement engine mounting and suspension mounting. They still had torsion bars and all that but they used a dry sump oil system for the engine and removal of the K-ftame allows the lowering of the car to acceptable, for the time period, levels. A Charger Daytona pic:
  15. Buddy Baker's 1980 Oldsmobile 442 in 1/25th scale.

    A person would have to have a case of Shamwow's to polish the poop off of this kit. I do not doubt that they are clearing negative comments off their website, they have plans for several cars of the era and all scheduled to use the same lame parts. I have said it before and I will say it again, it would not have cost any more to have done this right that it cost to have it be wrong. Since the Monte Carlo they plan on doing would have the same Banjo chassis and the Olds is supposed to have and a GM small block engine, they still could have made a correct engine and chassis. The only cars close to this chassis and suspension were Mopars, torsion bars in front and leafs in the rear. Another seriously missing detail is the dry sump oil system and oil pan. The supplied kit has a plain sort of GM small block oil pan, no pump, no oil tank, just generic like in the early MPC NASCAR kits. Which I could forgive in the early '70's.