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Merkur XR4Ti

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    Steve Salhany

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  1. While I'd love a Vista Cruiser, I can't see a station wagon selling enough to make the tooling investment worthwhile. But what do I know.
  2. I was falling into this trap as well, then decided I was only going to build for myself and for the shelf (ie not perfect and not super-detailed). It was hard at first but now I'm happy I let go of the anxiety of feeling my kits weren't good enough. They're great to me.
  3. This is one of Revell's very best efforts and I'm glad to see it again. I built a yellow version of the original, will likely pick another up to do in a different color. It's a fantastic kit.
  4. I'm no expert but I believe you can. IIRC the chassis for the Gen 7 cars all come from a single supplier, so with different bodies and engines you could build a Ford or Toyota.
  5. The car featured in the climatic scene from the movie. It was a Taurus, not sure why all the diecasts were Chevies but the movie shows it clearly as a Ford Taurus. Decals by 3 Amigos, on the Revell kit.
  6. They've said that number placement isn't permanent and hasn't been set for next year.
  7. Decals by 3 Amigos, Tamiya AS-21 Dark Green paint.
  8. MCW used to offer this body for a NASCAR build but it appears to be no longer available.
  9. Currently the only way to build a Camaro is with a resin body; there is a pent-up demand and desire for a Camaro plastic kit even with the change coming next year. I think these kits will be very successful for them.
  10. I've been wanting to build this car for a very long time. This is the famous Warthog. This is built using an upcoming 3 Amigos decal sheet. I used a Powerslide resin Camaro body on a modified Revell Gen6 snap chassis. The paint is Testor's Dark Ghost Grey. All the graphics, including the innumerable rivets, are on the very large decal sheet. The shark mouth is comprised of 13 separate decals. The neon roof number is made from three layers of decals. I'm thrilled with the way this model came out.
  11. Just off the workbench: Ricky Stenhouse Jr’s Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion. Ricky got his first career win at Talladega in this car, in 2017. Stoney’s decals, Testor’s Big Bad Blue, and Tamiya TS-15 were used. I made a front splitter from sheet plastic and adjusted the ride height using the Clay Kemp methods shown in his YouTube videos.
  12. I'm building the Smokey and the Bandit version of this now and the one thing I do like about the kit with it's diecast origins is that it assembles very, very solidly. Good strong attachment points, holes for mirrors, clever engineering of the headlight and grille assembly. And in black it looks good.
  13. It's the overhead lights reflecting off the hood.
  14. This car was driven in the 2003 Daytona 500 for Andy Petree Racing. I commissioned Sam Lopez of 3 Amigos Decals to make the graphics for this car, as I had always wanted to build it. Paint is Tamiya TS-50.
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