Its not to hard to convert a T/A to a Formula. I haven't done a 79 but I have done two Monogram 70 T/A's and I'm currently working on converting a Monogram 79 Z28 into a base Camaro. After I finish the Camaro I'm going to attempt a 78 Formula from the Monogram 78 T/a kit.I did the green one first It's not a true Formula but it gave me the confidence to make a true Formula. Give it a try. The worst that can happen is you'll have to sand every thing of and start over. Find one at a car show or cruise in. Take a lot of good pics with your cell phone and plan it out. Use masking tape to lay out the base area and then use sheet styrene to build it up to where it looks right and then slowly carve out the details. I even made the silver one a ram air version with air cleaner.http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/72809-70-73-pontiac-trans-amformulaespiritfirebird/ I couldn't get pics of the silver one I did but found an old link with some pics of it. Her's a couple pics of the silver one in the conversion process
Is this the place with the giant Amish couple in the parking lot? I have family in Hanover. I stopped there a few years back. But it was closed. I might have to plan another family visit to stop in and check it out. It looked really interesting and now that I know what I missed I'm really bummed out it was closed. I did take a picture of the Amish couple as my wife and I thought that was odd being from the Boston area. I'll have to take a look at my stash, I may have something to donate.
Not a car/truck. But i just saw on Revell's site an Iron Maiden 747. The tail has Eddie Head and some nice Iron Maidon font letters for there Book of Souls tour.http://www.revell.com/product-images/80-4950-lg.jpg
You mean alligator clips. Not every one knows what roach clips are lol. Also, is that a kids pedal car model or a very tiny firetruck model? either way looks very cool and i would love to see more of it.
I know they changed from year to year , but I have a 71 plymouth in my back yard with a 2 tone green interior. Its a dark olive with the seat inserts in a lighter shade of green. I can try and take a couple of pics if you would like to see it.
It's not to bad to do if you drop the trunk area with itThis was my first try at a chop top and it didn't turn out to bad. I had read an article in Ol'Skool Rods with Bill Hines choping a 51 and decided to try it in scale the way he did it.
There's Hartmann's model railroad museum in Intervale NH that has a small section of car models. http://www.hartmannrr.com/ . A must stop type of place in norhtern NH if your visiting the area not far from the White mountain area. They have 2 large buildings, one's the museum and the other is the hobby shop. They also have an outdoor model train that you can get a ride around the grounds on.
Your Fairlane looks fantastic. But the inspiration car has me a little confused. What are they running for suspension? specifically the hubs and axles. I've never seen a 10 lug setup before other than 1 ton pickup's.
A couple of years ago, I forget what magazine it was but I think it was "Old Skool Rodz", Had an article in the new product section that had jewelry made out of paint droppings from some of the old paint lines. I think they were calling it Fordite or somthing like that.
No Problem Doug glad I could help. Yes that is one I did a couple years ago for a xmas gift for my dad. Before he met my mom he had a few very nice mustangs. In 1970 he traded in a 69 Mach 429CJ for a Boss 302. The Boss was about 3 month's old with just over 500 miles on it. 4 kids stole it while he was at work got into a police chase and hit an oak tree at almost 100 mph. He always said it was his favorite and wished he still had it. He also said he wished he had kept the 69 also but he traded it because he didn't want a car payment. He paid cash for the 69. He bought the boss at the end of the model year and couldn't get another one. so he ended up buying a new 701/2 Z/28. Then my mom and later me came along. I was about 5 in 78 when he finally got rid of the Z for a more Family friendly VW statin wagon. When I gave it to him it was the first time I ever saw him get a little emotional, He's very old school ex milatary type so I know it ment alot to him. He made an amazing wood framed display case with glass and mirror's for it to really show it off. I'll have to take a pic of it in the case next time I'm over there house.