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  1. Monty added a post in a topic 10 spoke Shelby wheels   

    As others have said, no kit mfr offers a fully correct wheel with the sloping hub section and tapered spokes, all of which are essential when trying to capture the look of the 1:1 wheel.  It'll require the skills of one of our highly talented artisans to make the needed corrections so the wheel is worthy of being cast and offered to the modeling public.    
  2. Monty added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Delivery   

    Wow that looks sharp.  I see poseable wheels up front, so I know you've done some mods on this.  Any other (engine, chassis, interior) pictures you'd care to share?  
  3. Monty added a post in a topic post just your cabovers here   

    Outstanding work on that old Kenworth.  For some reason, the orange paint you used on the cab really strikes my fancy.  Do you happen to remember what specific paint you used?
  4. Monty added a post in a topic Are the Moebius Torino and MPC '71-'73 Cougar wheelbases the same?   

    Wow, massive brain f@rt on my part.  I stand corrected.  I look forward to seeing your photos.
  5. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Are the Moebius Torino and MPC '71-'73 Cougar wheelbases the same?
    Anyone got a Moebius Starsky & Hutch Torino body and an MPC '71-'73 Cougar body they could photograph together (lined up bottom to bottom, wheelbase to wheelbase) so I could see how close they are?  
    I have no interest in building the Starsky and Hutch car itself but I'd like to have a much better chassis & ancillary pieces for a '71-'73 Cougar.  
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  6. Monty added a post in a topic What to use for a white vinyl interior   

    If you have an airbrush you might also consider Humbrol #130 Satin White.
  7. Monty added a post in a topic 1951 Chevy Bel Air   

    Dominik, you've done a remarkable job fixing all the flaws in this old kit, so it's no surprise that it turned out so well.  Your penchant for getting the details right and your use of period-correct shades and colors have resulted in one of the nicest builds of that kit that I've ever seen.  
  8. Monty added a post in a topic 1956 Chrysler 300B   

    Great job, Tim.  That paint color was a good choice and looks like it went on perfectly smoothly, while the interior and engine bay have some nice detailing touches. Bonus points for opening the doors and trunk.  
    If you don't mind one suggestion, it looks like the letters above the grille area could use some BMF or Alclad.
    Congrats on your 'Stang, too!
  9. Monty added a post in a topic Testors/Italeri Mercedes 300 conv.   

    Nice to see one of my old favorites replicated so well.  If possible, I'd also be interested in seeing some engine and chassis shots.  
    I've never built anything made by Italeri, so I'm curious how well engineered this kit was.  Would you say it was kinda fiddly or fairly straightforward?
  10. Monty added a post in a topic 70 429 mustang grabber blue   

    I'd recommend getting very familiar with some of the more important aspects of airbrushes before diving in.  This site is written by one of our members and will explain important differences such as single action vs double action, internal mix vs external mix and gravity feed vs siphon feed.
  11. Monty added a post in a topic 1970 Challenger Dick Landy's Super Stock   

    I noticed those too.  What's the secret for masking them off without paint bleeding under etc?
    Very nice work on the Challenger, BTW.  
  12. Monty added a post in a topic 1967 Impala SS   

    Wow, where do I start with the compliments?  The first thing that struck me was the paint.  Great shade of red, nicely applied, and it's not blue like 99% of the other '67 Impalas we see on here.    Additional kudos for some 
    well done chassis, engine bay and interior detailing.  It was also nice to see someone do the black detailing on the Keystones.  Most people seem to skip that anymore.  
    Do you recall what paint you used on the body?  
    If you happen to remember where the Keystones came from, I'd also like to know.  (Definitive input from other members also welcome) I'm thinking they're from the Revell '68 Charger, but don't have one to compare.
  13. Monty added a post in a topic 1971 Ford Ranger XLT   

    Looks like our favorite Russian has reset the bar for these Moebius '71 Ford pickups.  It's going to take something special to compete with this one.
  14. Monty added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Anyone ever used Testors Metalizers to paint a car body?
    I've been thinking about building one of my old MPC '78 Silver Anniversary Corvettes and I wondered if it could be done using Model Masters Metalizers to paint the body.  
    I can already see some issues that might complicate things: 
    1) I'm not sure there's a Metalizer that'll replicate the main silver color.
    2) I don't know how well Metalizer will stand up to all the masking required for this paint job.
    3) From past discussions, it doesn't sound like Metalizers work well over primers.   
    If I end up using a regular silver hobby paint for the main color, will I still be able to use a Metalizer for the lower shade?  (Will it adhere?)
    Bonus question:  If I need them, are aftermarket pinstripe decals available for this kit?  
    TIA for all helpful replies & pics with descriptions of your own work.  
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  15. Monty added a post in a topic Anyone bought the newest AMT Studie release?   

    As Casey said, Ebay has some resin versions that should provide the look you're going for.