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

    Where could I find 1/25 whitewall radial tires?
    I've got a factory-stock post -'75 car that will require whitewall radial tires.  Does such a thing exist in 1/25 scale?  
    I'm not interested in bias ply whitewalls, so please confine your replies to sources for radial tires.   
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  2. Monty added a post in a topic Top gear   

    I'm guessing Cowboy Rich is referring to the US version of the show, which, IMNSHO, is a horrible imitation of the original.  When I first heard Adam Ferrara was going to be part of the show, I assumed he was there to provide comic relief.  Unfortunately, his role, summed up by the show as "the wrecker", seems to be limited to finding a way to destroy old cars, many of which looked to be in very good shape.  
    Tanner Faust is a talented driver who would win almost every driving contest if not for the grade school shenanigans the producers use to make things "fair'', and I know I'm not the only one who can't take more than 5 minutes of the bearded chimp at one time.  
    That said, I'm not sure how much enthusiasm I can muster for the recently-revamped UK version either.  It'd be hard to match the chemistry that Clarkson, Hammond and May had, and the producers will really need to be on their game to come up with scenarios that aren't pale imitations of ideas that've already been done.  
  3. Monty added a post in a topic Favorite Ozzie band?   

    Back in the early '80s I came across an Australian band who had impressed Angus Young enough that he took an active role in getting them established.  For what I'm guessing are legal/copyright reasons, they recorded under the name The Angels (not to be confused with Angel) as well as Angel City.  
  4. Monty added a post in a topic Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?   

    Which I take to mean as it'll be diecast-based.  Can't say what I really want to here, so I'll just say it looks like I'll be saving some money this year.
  5. Monty added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Anyone have any real insider info on Revell's "new" '70 Charger?
    Another board had a quote from some bigwig at Revell saying this kit isn't based off the previous '68 and '69 Chargers, which I found curious.  I've been told it's not a Wheels of Fire (snap) kit, which is a bit of a relief, but I'm still worried that it could be another diecast-based turd.
    I wasn't able to tell much from the one picture I saw from the recent model expo, so I'm hoping someone here has the details.  Anyone?  Bueller?  Bueller? 
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  6. Monty added a post in a topic 1968 Ford Mustang GT   

    That's some sharp paint work!  Would you mind telling us the mfr and PN if possible (i.e. Testors #1604)
  7. Monty added a post in a topic AMT 60 Chevy fleetside   

    Results like that don't happen without a lot of time, effort and dedication.  That's a remarkable build & you have every right to be proud of it.  
    Question - what's the secret to getting the tailgate lettering to look that good?
  8. Monty added a post in a topic Ford GT40 1968 Winner   

    My compliments on a great build.  The paint came out nice and the engine detailing you did really helps sell it.  
    I'm also glad you mentioned that you used Gravity Colors' paints.  I looked them up and found that they offer a number of shades that match several mfrs and race teams' colors, i.e. the Gulf colors you used here. They are a little pricey, but sometimes being able to source those specific shades can be worth every penny. 
  9. Monty added a post in a topic 77 AMC Matador April 14th Update.   

    IMNSHO, many of the models of the '70s mirrored the poor quality of the 1:1 cars on the American market.  I ws excited to find this same kit years ago on Ebay, but upon receipt, was dismayed by AMT's slap-dash design.  When they can't even get the wheelbase right... AFAIK, it's still sitting in its box.   
    I say that to say this: your turd-polishing skills are paying off in spades.  The detailed engine, corrected wheelbase and improved ride height have already taken it out of the realm of "plastic toy", and the extra effort you're putting into the bumper strips show an agile mind at work.  My favorite aspect of the build, however, is the work you've put into detailing the wheels.  The Alclad finish looks far more like the 1:1 AMC wheels, and the black wash on and around the center segment really seals the deal.  
    If I could make one change for the sake of improvement, I'd recommend that you use Yari1961's headlight replacement system.  In short, he drills out the chrome, molded-in headlights and replaces them with new buckets and lenses. It doesn't seem difficult, and the results are outstanding.  Just a thought...
    I'm sure I'm not the only on one here who's looking forward to your future updates!
  10. Monty added a post in a topic Knock, knock   

    Rod, is that you?  I'd heard you've been real cranky ever since you got shafted, but you need to be careful 'cuz I don't think you're capable of bearing a stroke. I hope you didn't find this boring, and I pray things will pan out for you.  
  11. Monty added a post in a topic Looking for 4 bolt Western Alum mags in 1/25   

    As I see it, you've only got a few choices, and each will require a little work on your part if accuracy is your goal.  
    1) The MPC Pinto kit should have the wheels you want. They'll be plated, but all four will share the same offset, so you'll need to modify the rears to match the wider wheels on your 1:1 car.  These guys can give you some input on how to do that.
    2) Kris Morgan (see post above) is a highly reputable resin caster.  He offers a set of resin 5-slots in big and little.   You'll need to do some sanding and gluing to change the 5-lug setup to 4, and you'll need to use Alclad or Spaz-Stix to get the right finish.
    3) Scenes Unlimited is run by another reputable resin caster. He offers the MPC 4-lug 5-slots in plain resin,   but you'll need to widen the rears and use Alclad or Spaz for the correct finish.
  12. Monty added a post in a topic MR. SURFACE   

    Most things in the Mr Whatever lines are good quality products, but the Mr Surfacer I bought 10+ years ago only had Japanese instructions on the can.  There was nothing in English on the can, nor were there any separate English instructions on paper, so you'll have to rely on trial by error, experienced members on forums like this or YouTube videos to learn how to use it.    
  13. Monty added a post in a topic Bronze Paint   

    If you want the actual color and have a HobbyTown nearby, you can buy the small tin (14ml) of Humbrol Bronze enamel.  It's fairly cheap - it shouldn't be more than $2.00.  It's also available by email from a number of suppliers.  
  14. Monty added a post in a topic '69 Plymouth GTX   

    It's probably Bare Metal Foil or one of its variants. A couple other companies make similar products.
  15. Monty added a post in a topic 1970 Torino GT WIP   

    I like where you're going with this.  What's your secret for detailing hard lines without slopping paint over onto the chassis?