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regular guy added a topic in Car Kit News & ReviewsAMT Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac Reissues
There have been some gaping holes in AMT's reissue strategy.
Early B-O-P's is one of them.
Looks like they reissued the Buick Electra 225 kit. Maybe I was seeing things.
Looking to see them reissue the '65 Buick Rivera and I think it's the '68 or '68.
Then the Oldsmobile Toronado. I think one version had a clear hood.That's very cool. May have had an unusual intake set up for the 425.
They came out with the '70 Pontiac Gran Prix and did a great job with that.
Pickup conversion was really a 'sign of the times'. Saw a lot of El Dorado pickup and station wagon conversions then.
Color version of the kit was major nostalgia feature. Palmer kits came in colors.
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regular guy added a topic in Model Building Questions and AnswersTestors Metal Flake Enamel Paint Bottles
Will this look okay if it is brushed on?
Have another question.
Will Testors Enamel interact with Testors Acrylic?
Want to paint bed of Lindberg 1930 Model A Pickup 1/32 with Wood color enamel.
Body is painted with yellow acrylic.
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regular guy added a post in a topic Fiberglass Matte Building Large Scale Model Car Bodies
regular guy added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and TutorialsFiberglass Matte Building Large Scale Model Car BodiesIs fiberglass matte used in this?
I would think fiberglass clothe would be thick enough for models.
Have not gotten 2 oz and 5 oz cloth is pretty thick.
I watched somebody build a fiberglass body.
5 oz cloth was about as thick as levi's material.
Matte he was using was about an 1/8" thick. Woven matte.
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regular guy added a topic in All the RestScale Race Car BodiesBig news is settled in with Van Aken clay.
Protolina soft gray/green.
They were a little snitty at Chavant clays.
Van Aken clays are a tad less money than Chavant so that worked out.
Another big jump ahead.
'You Can Draw Cars' book from about 1960,
It's the greatest! Sample drawing are unreal!
Cars generally look like Eldon Invader. Some a little subtler.
Will be posting my own scanned drawings ASAP.
Also picked up booklet only from 60's Lakeside toy illuminated drawing table from about
the same year. It's sample drawings have that same great look.
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