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    24th & 25th

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    edge of the prairie kansas
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    david espenshade

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  1. 1970 Ford Torino GT

    Beautiful paint work and nicely detailed chassis and engine. The color blends well with the side stripe decals. This was one of Fords best looking models from that era.
  2. Plastered

    Even new or newer houses are "Money Pits". I appreciate people that want to restore older homes, but with what the original builders had to work with it is amazing any of them have survived this long. You have to really love that old structure since in many cases you'll end up spending as much as a new build to bring them up to todays standards. I do wish you luck though.
  3. What Pleased You Today!

    I also remember White Castle when very young and living in Arlington Heights. Do they still have the square Ice Cream Scoops ? The Burgers I remember were more like a snack.
  4. While kind of basic compared to most of the newer kits, it still builds into a great display model. Even with several already in the "stash" I'll have to have one of these also.
  5. 1/25 AMT '53 Ford Victoria

    The only thing I disliked about the kit was the Flathead/Fordomatic drive train. Mine has the Cadillac engine and trans. from the AMT '49 Ford kit. This is in keeping with the early '50's theme of the build.
  6. 1930 Packard Club sedan

    All of your reshaping and molding should qualify you as a "Plastic Surgeon". I'm sure you have plans for the Cowl Vent before you finish with the body, but I just noticed it is still on the forward section of the Cowl.
  7. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I would take this directly to the Post Office and have them open it. That way there will be no question as to who is responsible for any damage. They also need to know that they are the ones who damaged this package and they need to figure out how and what went wrong. Also they can't come back at you and say this wasn't their fault. as the package is in it's as delivered condition.
  8. I have used Tamiya White Primer for a base coat on any light color. This also worked well under a bright Yellow color as it is also very translucent. Best thing to do is the old tried and true spoon test. Save yourself from having to strip paint off of your project if it doesn't turn out like you want.
  9. Great looking truck. In addition to all the nice mods you mentioned I like the '49 Merc tail lights.
  10. Interesting looking kit and the Presidents brother was lets just say was a very colorful person. I didn't realize that there was an I beam front suspension on this build. The 1:1 truck had an independent suspension set up. So is this going to be Billy's Beer Hauler or something else ?
  11. Time travel.

    Very stylish looking clothes.
  12. Sheriff Little's patrol car, Chickasaw County (Dukes of Hazzard)

    Great looking "County Mounty" and the dusty undercarriage looks very real also.
  13. Dukes of Hazzard Diorama

    The model it's self looks good. The "dust storm" looks very accurate. I'd be interested in how you suspended the Charger and how you shaped the dust trail.
  14. Monogram 1/24 1970 Buick GSX

    Great looking build. The paint finish and the striping look perfect. Very cleanly detailed trim and engine.