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  1. Monty added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Do resin parts exist to change a '69 Cougar to a '68?
    Other than the funny car, which I don't want to buy, it doesn't look like there's been a '68 Cougar for some time.  Does anyone know of any aftermarket sources that offer the front & rear bumpers, correct seats etc, for this?
    If you've done this conversion, please post pics and any comments about the quality and ease of use of the pieces included. 
    I'm trying for this look:

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  2. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Bare Metal Foil Questions
    1) Anyone got pics of auto trim etc where gold BMF was used?
    2) Same as above, but with black BMF.
    3) How do you use Matte Aluminum BMF without losing the matte effect due to burnishing?
    Comments on any/all of these products are welcome. 
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  3. Monty added a post in a topic Original AMT '57 Bel Air detailing questions   

    It just occurred to me that Bare Metal Foil offers their product in gold as well as chrome, black etc.  Assuming that I followed it up with a black wash, would that nail the color.  I could also use it on the "V's" and the three front fender trim items.  
    Any pics of this stuff being used? 
  4. Monty added a post in a topic Original AMT '57 Bel Air detailing questions   

    Mine is one of the re-re-re-re-releases of the original AMT kit with the wire-axle chassis and the 409.  The other day I posted a question on here about optimizing the accuracy of the rear fenders and learned that Model Car Garage offers a P/E set with pieces to replace the rear fender decals.   
    Where's a good place to look for gold leaf paint?  
  5. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Original AMT '57 Bel Air detailing questions
    1) Did all 1:1 '57 Bel Airs come with gold anodized grilles? 
    2) What is the best way to replicate this finish using the original AMT kit's grille/bumper assembly?
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  6. Monty added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Anyone else experiencing a delay when clicking on a post etc?
    I've got a fairly powerful new computer with very nice memory & CPU specs, and we've always had very reliable service from our provider, but I've noticed that when I'm on here, many of the items I click on to read or look at won't materialize for as long as 30 seconds.  This doesn't happen on any of the other boards (models, 1:1 cars, politics) that I frequent.  Anyone else experiencing that?  
    Bonus question for Dave Ambrose: Would it be possible to move the Start New Topic bar to the top of the page?  
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  7. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Which company offered P/E inserts for the original AMT '57 Chevy's rear fenders?
    These were P/E pieces that were meant to be a significant upgrade over the kit's rear fender decals.  
    Anyone install them on one of those old AMT '57 Chevys?  Got pics?
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  8. Monty added a post in a topic 1969 SS 396 chevelle   

    One of my favorite builders arrives with a solution that will benefit untold numbers of modelers.  Well done, Mr Hamilton.   
  9. Monty added a post in a topic 1969 SS 396 chevelle   

    I agree - those AMT tail lights are horrible, so I'll also be watching to see how you resolve that issue.  I heard the '69 promo had more correct units, so I ordered a set from Modelhaus (still waiting).  This kit is old and needs a little extra effort to turn out well, but you seem to be up to the task.    
  10. Monty added a post in a topic Moebius ' 65 Satellite box art build. . . . with a twist. Update 05/08   

    I haven't used it myself, but almost everything anyone has ever posted about it also recommends using their primer to prevent the problem you experienced.  As these products are intended for 1:1 cars made of stronger materials than styrene, I'm guessing the primer would need to be applied in light coats too.  
  11. Monty added a post in a topic My first major kitbash..... '71/'73 Chargers   

    Since you're doing the replica thing, you can get accurate RWL sidewall decals for your tires from Fireball Modelworks.  The P/N for those Cooper Cobras is WL-09.  http://www.fireballmodels.info/
  12. Monty added a post in a topic 1968 Firebird (Engine Complete *5 May 2017*)   

    I'm really intrigued by the shade of gold you mixed up for the engine and wheels.  Any chance I could talk you into sharing the "recipe"?  
    Also, looks like you nailed the color of that Holley carb.  This project will definitely be worth watching.
  13. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    What can I use for center caps for these wheels?
    Fireball Modelworks has some wheels I'm interested in, but they seem to be made for 4x4 trucks and I'd like to use them on a street car.  Is there a chrome accessory sheet with center caps that would fit these wheels? 

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  14. Monty added a post in a topic Porsche 911 Targa   

    I've never built one of these, but it sounds like a large dose of tenacity is required to finish one.  Very nice work in spite of the frustrations you've faced.  Wish my hands were still steady enough to freehand trim etc.  
    Do you mind answering a couple questions? Did you end up using standard Testors rattle can gold for the finish?  From the pictures it looks like it turned out well.  What were you dissatisfied with?   Is it still possible to remove a couple pieces off the engine for final assembly so it will fit in the chassis?   
  15. Monty added a post in a topic Do any resin casters off these Centerline wheels in 1/25 or 1/24?   

    This may work out for both of us.  Since you're cranking out new molds, I'd be interested in knowing what other wheel molds you offer.  If you could include that info as well as your price per set of 4 wheels, I'd appreciate it.