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

    Front suspension swap for new '70 Charger?
    While Revell's new '70 Charger has a lot going for it, one variant of their '69 Charger had posable steering, a feature I really like.  
    1) If someone has both kits and can compare them, how hard would it be to use the '69's front suspension on the '70 so it would have posable steering? 
    2) I'm told the Revell '69 Charger sits a little high in the front.  If I were to make this suspension swap, how can I avoid this?    
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  2. Monty added a post in a topic Revell 69 Mustang front end CORRECTION RESIN!   

    Thanks, Casey!
  3. Monty added a post in a topic Revell 69 Mustang front end CORRECTION RESIN!   

    Interesting.  I guess I could saw the front end off and attach it to the original '69 body with the fender scoops, as I don't intend on building the Boss 302.
    If you don't mind me asking, do you happen to have a link to where you got this info?  Given all the model info I read, I can't believe I missed this.
  4. Monty added a post in a topic Revell 69 Mustang front end CORRECTION RESIN!   

    My apologies in advance for digging up this old thread, but I'm still hoping to see more results since the '69 Mustang is one of my favorite cars of all time, and I want to replicate one as closely as possible.  As I understand it, the Revell kit is very good in most respects, but that front end kept me from ever even starting on it.  
    I'm just curious if anyone else bought this upgrade and installed it.  Pics would be greatly appreciated.
  5. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Revellogram Mustang upgrade questions
    If you've ever built the Monogram '70 Boss 429, you've probably noticed how small the master cylinder was, not to mention the goofy upside down U-shaped brake booster.  
    1) Did this garbage carry over to Revell's '70 Mach 1?  
    2) If so, would the master cylinder/brake booster from the Revell '70 Torino be a correct replacement for both of these cars? 
    3) Will it fit in the Boss 429's engine bay?  If memory serves, those heads and valve covers take up a of of space.     
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  6. Monty added a post in a topic Revell 66 Impala   

    Kudos on the paint color you've chosen for the body.  It's going to look spectacular with those wheels and tires.  
    I hope you won't mind a nudge for the sake of accuracy:  you'll need to turn those valve covers the other way around so the bolts are 3 up and 4 down.  See pic. 
  7. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    If you use a Badger Anthem 155, let me know all positives and negatives about it.
    I realize we have an airbrush expert with his own review page among our members, but I'd like to hear about other members' experiences with this item. 
    I'm particularly intrigued by its use of a single needle (instead of 3 separate ones) for all paints, and I'm curious to know how well that works for those who've used one.  
    I'd appreciate it if we could keep all comments centered on the Anthem 155, as that's the only Badger I'm currently considering buying.  
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  8. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Were these wheels ever offered in a 1/24 or 1/25 kit?
    IIRC, these are Appliance Diamag wheels made in the early '70s.  Were they ever included in any 1/24 or 1/25 kits? 
    Their spokes are different from the optional wheels (Wiremags?) in the AMT '66 Mustang.
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  9. Monty added a post in a topic Red C2 1963 Split Window Corvette Stingray   

    AMT was capable of far better chassis detailing when they chose to be.  Consider their '58 Chevy Impala with its poseable front wheels, multi-piece front and rear suspensions & separate exhaust.  Basically everything their '63 'Vette is missing, yet both kits were designed within years of each other.
    MPC released their '64 'Vette with a far better chassis, so I'll always wonder  why AMT skimped on everything in the '63.
  10. Monty added a post in a topic AMT Studebaker Avanti 1963   

    Outstanding work!  Hope to see more from you soon.
  11. Monty added a post in a topic Ride height on AMT '58 Impala   

    Over the last 30 years or so I've built two of them.  I used the middle pin hole for the stock ride height and was satisfied with the result.  
    If you absolutely need to verify the ride height, you could assemble the front and rear suspension components with white glue, set the tires on their respective pins/axles, then put the interior bucket and chassis into the body.    
  12. Monty added a post in a topic 1970 Chevelle SS   

    I couldn't help but notice a red wire from the distributor to the fill cap on the valve cover.  What is that meant to depict?  
  13. Monty added a post in a topic Need a deep crimson color   

    The C3 Corvettes had a leather color called Oxblood, which seems to be fairly close to the shade you're looking for.  They may be a little pricey but a number of companies offer actual interior dyes in spray can.
    Less expensive options:
    You may also want to check out Rust-oleum Merlot Red and Colonial Red
    If you want to stick with hobby paints, Humbrol offers their Crimson in a spray can.  IIRC, you can get it in either enamel or acrylic.  Here's a start.
  14. Monty added a post in a topic JoHan 1970 AMC Rebel Restoration   

    I noticed the torque tube as well and wondered if Johan just reused the Marlin chassis.  From what I've read, the V8 engines in most/all Johan AMC kits are a previous generation old (think Y-block in a Mustang) so they're not accurate either.  I've seen many builders replace them with the engine from the AMT Matador stock cars 'cuz they're dirt cheap and have a more correct appearance.
  15. Monty added a post in a topic 1968 Shelby Green Hornet-----Update! 10/9/17   

    Bill, interesting project you'e got going on here.  I hope your search for nicely molded u-joints goes better than mine.  I like to build the MPC C3 Corvettes ('68-'82) but their half-shafts aren't the best I've ever seen.  I created a post in the Resin section asking if any casters offered nice u-joints, but never got an answer.  
    You may want to see if someone has an old Accurate Miniatures Corvette they're parting out, as the half-shafts may have  the kind of detail you're looking for.