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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Monty added a post in a topic 1968 Shelby Green Hornet-----Update! 9/3/17   

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

    Looking for a way to add posable steering to '73 Cougar kit.
    I'm curious if anyone has tried adapting the front frame/suspension from the AMT '65 Galaxie to the Cougar chassis.
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  5. Monty added a post in a topic JULY 2017 Production   

    Me too.  All of these builds turned out well, but I was especially drawn to the truck and the 'Vette with the luggage rack.  Would you mind telling us which exact paints you used on those bodies?
  6. Monty added a post in a topic Anyone else experiencing a delay when clicking on a post etc?   

    I originally posted this back in May and it soon became obvious that I was not the only one experiencing this problem.  I'm curious why it still hasn't been addressed. 
  7. Monty added a post in a topic 1970 mustang(finished)   

    Would you mind telling me the mfr & part number for the blue paint you used on the engine?
  8. Monty added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Do any reputable casters offer U-joint sets?
    I'm hoping to find some better than average u-joints, but I haven't come across any so far.  
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  9. Monty added a post in a topic Porsche 993 Carrera   

    Would you mind posting the Testors/MM part number for Dark Crimson?  I didn't see a listing for it, and from what I see of yours, it'd make a great interior color. 
  10. Monty added a post in a topic White Freightliner   

  11. Monty added a post in a topic Revell 1967 Plymouth GTX Special   

    I'm not sure I understand your post, especially the part where you mentioned that you'd thought about scrapping it. Why would you have a problem with what looks like a beast of a motor in a well-detailed engine bay?  
    I'm not the biggest fan of the '67 GTXs, but the wheels you chose, the cleanliness of assembly, and for me, the color and application of paint really sell it.  
    If you happen to recall which exact paint you used on this, I'd like to know.  
  12. Monty added a post in a topic 71 OR 72 BUICK BUMPERS eVER OFFERED IN RESIN   

    I don't think they're out there, but I wish they were.  I'd love to replicate my first car, which, with the exception of the folding sun roof, is a dead-nuts-on copy of this car:

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

    Has anyone used Alclad's candy paints on a car body?
    Not the greatest range in colors, but some of them look spectacular to me, particularly Ruby Red.
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  14. Monty added a post in a topic Looking for an enamel or acrylic hobby paint to match this gold.   

    When I first saw the pic, I checked my favorite paint reference site to see what colors Ford offered for 1970.   Obviously Grabber Orange was an option, but I was never a big fan of any of the Grabber colors, so I kept looking until I came across Bright Gold.  
     I then did a Google search on Bright Gold '70 Mustangs, and this was one of the first I found.  Here's one from the Barrett Jackson auction site also listed as Bright Gold metallic.

    I've always felt this shade looked far better than the standard "gold" paints the auto industry was using at the time.   
  15. Monty added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Yeah, I keep getting phishing bait from "Amazon" letting me know that "my order has been canceled."  Here's the deal:  I haven't ordered from Amazon in over a year.  What's sad is they're persistent and Outlook's blocking system is fairly ineffective.