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roym

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    1/25/24

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    Roy McKay

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  1. Not just a waste of vintage tin. Also rumblings of people's pride and joy being stolen to order for such events. https://motorhipster.co.uk/2016/01/11/cortina-crime-wave-are-banger-racers-to-blame/
  2. Beautiful work. I have the Bel Air convertible, would it be possible to do this with that kit or do I need the full roof version fleetline like you used?
  3. Hiya, is this shell available, and if so, where from?
  4. I just got it knowing it's mostly a dog of a kit having built the AMT 78 issue from a few years back. Decals are great and it fills a gap in the collection. My biggest gripe, actually my only gripe knowing the history of the moulds, is that they didn't see fit to tool up a usable set of door mirrors. Bad fit I can forgive, and work around. Chrome headlamps I can forgive. Dodgy tyres I can forgive. No door mirrors? Bah.......
  5. As in current and previous Mustangs? Resin or kit supplied? I did see this but it doesn't look right. http://www.b-n-lresins.com/shoppingopencart/Aftermarket-resin-cast-1-24-1-25-scale-model-engines-Ford-Diesel-Mopar-Oldsmobile-Toyota-Honda/Aftermarket-resin-cast-1-24-1-25-scale-hobby-model-Ford-Motors/Aftermarket-resin-cast-1-24-1-25-scale-model-model-Ford-V6-Engine TIA, Roy
  6. Hope they do well. F1 needs help right now. Been an F1 fan as long as I can remember, and it says something about the sport that the most interesting character- driver wise, for me anyway- is a Finnish Vodka enthusiast known as the Iceman, famous for his lack of emotion with the press (and not for the cubes of frozen water in his Beverage). Still think Alonso is the most gifted and intelligent driver in the field. Wish Hamilton would go back to whatever hood he thinks he came from. Racing needs to be racing, not processions. Amazing to think that in this modern era LeMans can produce a closer finish (14 odd seconds between different makes of cars) after 24 hours racing than F1 can after 24 minutes.
  7. So far the only kit of the Mk2, it's accuracy issues are well known. Lucky for me this was a commission build of a current rally car that shares features of the kit which cause problems if you are doing one of the original factory units. (i.e. the height of the rear arches). Mostly oob, I just sanded the front arches to better represent the 1:1 and converted it to RHD. I also modified the sit by having the rear axle mounted out of position compared to ESCI's intentions, looks better now. Also added mud flaps, Had a nightmare printing my own decals, not happy with them. Just gone off to the new owner, hope they like it.
  8. Am I missing something here? It looks like the Round 2 website hasn't been updated for a good while. As even the 79 Trans Am isn't on it I'm wondering what else is available that I'm missing out on...
  9. 1; 71-76 Firebird Trans Am (especially the 75 & 76!) 2; Warlock Dodge pickup. 3; 71-73 Mustang road car 4; (Ford of Europe) "Mercury" Capri II Ghia. 5; Camaro T-top with slanted nose; or Bronco; or 76 Mustang; or any Kenworth/Peterbilt conventional.Or..........
  10. Is this a drag car or can it be built as a road car?
  11. Some of those AMT trucks (if not all) in that year's Matchbox catalogue illustrated above were built by Ted Taylor, who worked with Matchbox at the time. He also wrote for UK based model magazines (Scale Models, and later Scale Aircraft Modelling, amongst others). Quite a talented modeller, just as famous for his 1/48 Phantoms as his 1/25 trucks. His website has some of the old photos, including GMC General, Autocar and Super Boss. http://tedtaylor.hobbyvista.com/99-amt/page-99.html
  12. Hmm, never thought of that. Was thinking more along the line of a fine permanent marker or gel pen. But one that writes white and works on shiny clear styrene. Dunno if such a thing exists.
  13. As in a handwritten sign, i.e. just married, for sale, etc. Looking to get the effect of white handwritten words on the windows, without the hassle of having to use white paint and a fine brush, with the associated risks of poor flowing paint and slips of the hand destroying the model...
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