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  1. regular guy added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    Have the Woodland Scenics foam from Hobbylinc.
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/american-art-clay-balsa-foam-5-lb-3x4-5x5-art-and-craft-miscellaneous-43016t
    It does look like closed cel (Walmart foam cooler).
    Okay. Going to get the Amoco or Renshape next.
    First body will be simple slab side with radiused edges or corners.
    Like the Mickey Thompson Challenger 1.
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/revell-monogram-challenger-1-with-mickey-thompson-figure-plastic-model-car-kit-1:25-scale-854918
  2. regular guy added a post in a topic 1960 Ford Starliner Pre Order   

    Ford came out with this model so they would have the roofline to give them an edge in Nascar.
    That got pointed out to me a long time ago in Southern California.
  3. regular guy added a post in a topic MPC 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee   

    Cool colors on the box.
    That purple was called 'Plum Crazy' and the orange is sort of universal Mopar orange.
    The hockey stick stripes on the back of the orange one look good.
    The car and the stripes had looks that weren't for everyone in '71. "coke bottle" mopars.
    Nice kit.
    Good addition would be a 'Wing' car.
  4. regular guy added a post in a topic MPC 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee   

    You're welcome sir.
    How about building a mid 60's 'topless' Mopar funny car?
    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fboard.moparts.org%2Fubbthreads%2Fubbthreads.php%2Fubb%2Fdownload%2FNumber%2F87089%2Ffilename%2F6221357-FlyingDutchman1.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Fboard.moparts.org%2Fubbthreads%2Fubbthreads.php%2Ftopics%2F815989%2Fal-flying-dutchman-vanderwoude-cars-any-leads.html&docid=IpgexztBJNUiyM&tbnid=TyvuxGWoCAzNSM%3A&vet=1&w=640&h=370&bih=610&biw=1366&q=flying dutchman funny car&ved=0ahUKEwi18-2g8pnSAhUO5mMKHXOUARgQMwhCKBswGw&iact=mrc&uact=8#h=370&imgrc=TyvuxGWoCAzNSM:&vet=1&w=640
    Flying Dutchman Funny Car.
    I think they learned not to build them like this.
    Not much different than an Altered T though.
  5. regular guy added a post in a topic MPC 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee   

     
    Here's another interesting Mopar from MPC.
    http://www.autoworldstore.com/product_p/mpc832.htm
    If you were going to put a B or RB engine in an A body.
    word was to stay away from early Darts and Barracuda's.
    Result was you did not see a whole lot of them in Southern California.
     
  6. regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    MPC 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee
    What's the significance of this car?
    http://www.autoworldstore.com/product_p/mpc869.htm
    It was the 'healthiest' year for muscle cars.
    '71 things started to wither and die.
    Horsepower and options changed for the worst.
    Rulings by national safety board and other stuff doomed the muscle car.
    Super Bee was sister car to Roadbunner.
    440 six pack is very good option.
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  7. regular guy added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    Ace
    I have to get over the 'sketching' hump to do some drawings..
    Got a 'leaded line' to draw curves.
    Also need to quit whining and slug it out with Turbocad.
    Need drawings/plans first.
  8. regular guy added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    LDO
    Appreciate it.
    Where can we get sample pack?
     
  9. regular guy added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    Ace
    "as opposed to "open cell" floral styrene foam, which sands kinda OK"
    So is Amaco and/or Renshape better?
  10. regular guy added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    Ace
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/woodland-foam-sheet-1:4-x1x2-4-model-railroad-foam-st1422
    Finally ordered this.
    Going to see if it's 'sandable' first.
  11. regular guy added a post in a topic Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable   

    Dave
    Is that hand made or CNC?
    I think the Amaco foam is worth a shot.
    Seems like there's a blizzard of ways to make a shape on the net.
    We're making 'one-off's' or originals so molds are out first time around.
    Do use mold on final though.
  12. regular guy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Amaco Balsa Foam Carvable
    What are guys like Jimmy Flintstone using to make body shapes from scratch?
    Our scale models need to be about 1/8 scale.
    Anybody used this carvable foam?
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/american-art-clay-balsa-foam-5-lb-3x4-5x5-art-and-craft-miscellaneous-43016t
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  13. regular guy added a post in a topic 1960 Ford Starliner Pre Order   

     
    Charlie
    http://www.hobbylinc.com/amt-1960-ford-starliner-plastic-model-car-kit-1:25-scale-1055-12
    They'd sell more if you could see it.
    I've missed it looking through kits before.
    Oops! Past beddy bye time.
  14. regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    1960 Ford Starliner Pre Order
    It's on the Autoworld store Future Release tab,
    http://www.autoworldstore.com/product_p/amt1055.htm
    Box has 'Hard Top Customizing Kit'. Puts it in the league with Styline and Advanced Customizing Fords.
    How come I have to find these?
    I don't have a 600 kit stash. I don't have a workbench with a flourescent light over it.
    Just kidding.
     
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  15. regular guy added a post in a topic Monogram Long John Streamlined Dragster   

    Pete
    "Rubber band, excellent !  How's that for "back in the day technology ? I like it ! "
    Use 'lady finger' to blow it up, It will leave cool 'wreckage'.
    Firecracker will probably leave a couple pieces.
    Cherry bomb not too good. Just here it go off and 'all gone'.
    That's a very nice job building the bluish Long John Dragster above here.