Bill J

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 and 1/24

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  • Location Valley of The Sun
  • Full Name Bill Jay

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  1. Bill J added a post in a topic Your First Ride   

    My Grandmother's 39? Olds sedan, like this one:

  2. Bill J added a post in a topic Le Mans winning '69 GT40   

    Very nice Ford GT 40. Great paint work too.
  3. Bill J added a post in a topic Scale Finishes??   

    Always have good results with Scalefinishes paints and service. There is a wait involved, I just plan on it and order ahead of when I am planning to use it.
    I wish I had gone to the show in Arizona, I would be well stocked right now! Next year for sure!
  4. Bill J added a post in a topic Possible 1968-70 AMX from Moebius?   

    Javelin or AMX would be ok, but they have been done and still available for a price.
    I'd much rather see a late 40's or early 50's Packard. I love the convertible in Back to the Future, a tan 49 or 50 model. I remember them as a kid and they were a great car.
  5. Bill J added a post in a topic How to get your Christmas tree home   

    I really like the 56 wagon with Christmas tree, very well thought out and executed.
  6. Bill J added a post in a topic 60 Impala   

    Absolutely stunning! Very nice Chevy and the paint is a show stopper
  7. Bill J added a post in a topic '68 Roadrunner Coupe   

    Cool Roadrunner! I like the dog dish hubcaps and the correct hemi, non ram air aircleaner. Nicely done!
  8. Bill J added a post in a topic Hemi Cuda   

    The engine looks awesome. Very nicely done. I bought a new 70 'Cuda with a 440 Six-pack and automatic when I came home from the army. It was blue fire all over and interior was black. Some day I am going to build my kit and make it like my 1:1. Probably won't have the fine detail like yours, but at least I will try to make it nicely:)
  9. Bill J added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Amazing Jonathan! I got 6 bottles of Scalefinishes paint today too! Mine were 4 Hudson colors and 2 engine paints, Last night I ordered 4 more colors for a 57 Chevy, a 57 Ford and for a 55 Chrysler. Maybe there were only 3 colors
  10. Bill J added a post in a topic Randy Ayer's Nascar Board is back up   

    So much good advice and information on the RA site and great PPL. So happy that it is back running. Thanks for the update Gary!
  11. Bill J added a post in a topic 29 FORD UNBOXING   

    I really like the weathered build of this kit, your model looks great. Otherwise, I fail to see the fascination with this kit. The engine looks like one of those over simplified engines from the early 60's Monogram "hot rod" kits and that to me, makes the whole kit look off. The weathered build makes it look so much better.
    I guess I am just not much of a hot rod guy, other than Norm Grabowski's "Kookie" car and Roth's Outlaw and Tweetie Pie, I never had the eye for the rods. Oh well.
  12. Bill J added a post in a topic CSX3016 Cobra 427 11/24 Update - Dry Sump   

    Very impressive work on the Cobra. I'll keep watching and learning
  13. Bill J added a post in a topic Great automotive journalism... guess chevy wins   

    A lot of the popularity of the small block Chevy came from the cost of speed parts for a Chevy. Back in the day when every guy tried to make his car go faster you had to be a Chevy lover. It cost so much more to add speed to the Ford and Mopar engines. Manifolds, cams, headers, ignition, and valve train parts were all much less expensive for a small block Chevy. It was also why the engine was popular on local race tracks and drag strips. Design wise, I think the Boss 302 Ford is an excellent engine but there are not many of them around. The Windsor, I had one that was new in 69 drop a rod cap off while idling in the driveway. The factory had not put on lock nuts.
  14. Bill J added a post in a topic Another Restoration. 59 Mercury Almost Done   

    Looking great. The 59 Mercury convertible was the first automobile model kit I ever bought, in 1959 it was amazing to me