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  1. Monty added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Any opinions on the Jimmy Flintstone '70 Challenger body?
    I recently asked for informed opinions about the available 1/25 '70 Challengers on the market and was disappointed to learn that AMT/Round2/Whoever never got around to fixing that goofy roof, and Revell's version is based on a diecast and has the characteristic body issues that come with that. The pics also show that it's probably closer to 1/24 in scale.  
    Since both kit bodies will require styrene surgery to correct their flaws, I'm considering using a resin body from Jimmy Flintstone instead. (I'm assuming he got the details and proportions down.)  So...did Jimmy get his version right?  If you've used his resin body can you post up some pics?
    Bonus question: will the shaker hood from the AMT kit work on the resin body if I decide to go that way?   
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  2. Monty added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Question for the gamers
    My best friend just traded his Xbox 360 in on a PS4. So far he's fairly happy with his decision, although he still prefers the design and feel of the Xbox controllers. Does someone make a reliable hybrid controller that looks and functions like a 360's but works with the PS4 setup? 

    Links would be greatly appreciated if ya have 'em.
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  3. Monty added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Has anyone done a comparison between these 1/25 Challenger kits?
    I just saw where someone posted a pic of what AMT is now calling the Vanishing Point Challenger and I wondered if it was just the old Yankee Challenge kit.  Am I correct in thinking it had a poorly crafted roof?
    The other 1/25 Challenger is Revell's Street Burner version, which, IIRC, has a wire axle up front.
    I'm curious how these two compare in these areas:
    1) Body accuracy
    2) Drivetrain/chassis accuracy
    Does either kit have any major flaws?  If you could only buy one, which would you buy, and why?
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  4. Monty added a post in a topic Cherry Bomb   

    I can't wait to see what you do with this.  Decades ago my best friend got one for Christmas. He mistakenly thought he could make his look like the box art without doing anything (painting or clearing) to the body.  
    Are you thinking of updating the wheels & tires?  
  5. Monty added a post in a topic 1970 roadrunner   

    Thanks for sharing the secret behind that incredible color.  Couple other questions for ya:
    1) Where did the wheels come from?
    2) Was it a lot of work to get poseable steering?
  6. Monty added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    Wish I could build like that in three days.  I'm also curious what you used for primer, undercoat (if any), paint and clear.  
  7. Monty added a post in a topic 6 cars popular enough to travel the world , but can't get a mainstream kit.   

    I'm as surprised as you are that no model company other than Gunze-Sangyo has offered it in one of the more common scales (1/24 or 1/25), considering its popularity and rarity (both in plastic and 1:1)  I'd think Tamiya would make a killing if they kitted this car since it's only real competition is the $100.00+ Gunze Sangyo kit which, despite all its other niceties, doesn't even include an engine.  
  8. Monty added a post in a topic Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?   

    Looks like you guys are getting some fantastic results.  I'd like to know a couple other things. 1) Does this paint require a primer, and if so, what did you use?
    2) Draggon, do the metallics require a gold/silver/copper undercoat like a candy paint or are they fairly opaque?  
    3) I'm curious about drying time and how soon I could mask this stuff for a two-tone paint job. 
  9. Monty added a post in a topic Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?   

    There used to be a "rule'' that when we asked for pics of cars painted with certain shades/brands/whatever the post was supposed to go in Under Glass since it usually featured other people's completed models.  Didn't make much sense to me either, but I went along with it.  
  10. Monty added a topic in General   

    Has anyone used the Testors/Aztec paints?
    They're acrylics, and the pictures I've seen are intriguing, but I haven't purchased any yet. I'm hoping some of you have used the pearls, opaques or translucent paints and have pics as well as your experiences with the paint (good or bad) you could share.  

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  11. Monty added a post in a topic 1962 Ford Thunderbird   

    Looks like you did a great job!  That Tamiya paint is very close to Ford's Acapulco Blue, a 1962 Thunderbird color, and it looks like your painting ability matches your assembly skills.
    Couple questions: 
    1) Can you elaborate on what you did to create poseable steering?
    2) Any particular reason you left the engine bay bracing white? 
    Nice work overall, but you'd better add a driver's side mirror before Harry notices. 
  12. Monty added a post in a topic 1972 Corvette   

    I agree.  I can look at C3 'Vettes all day, and this is going to be a nice one.  It seems like we're starting to see more people get sharp results with these FolkArt paints.  I may have to check them out for myself.
  13. Monty added a post in a topic 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396   

    That's got to be one of the best builds of that kit that I've seen on here, and your photography skills complement your modeling abilities.  Nicely done!
  14. Monty added a post in a topic I don't understand how this works   

    Thanks, Captain Obvious.  As I said, these are basically 1/64 non-motorized diecast cars. What is keeping them moving along?   
  15. Monty added a topic in Model Car Racing   

    I don't understand how this works
    I had quite a few of these cars as a kid, but they weren't motorized.  What is propelling these cars?
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