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  1. Those of you who've built their 1/24 Boss 429 and other variants might recall that their tail light treatment calls for the builder to paint a clear plastic piece red and install that behind the chrome bezels etc. Since tail light lenses are actually translucent, I wondered if using candy red over gold on the clear piece would give a better impression of a translucent red tail light than using solid red. Haven't done it yet. Just curious what you guys think.
  2. Very nice work on both of those! After seeing them, I seem to be leaning toward the '60 engine, but we'll see who else posts pics. If any of you have built a nice rendition of the Galaxie's kit engine, feel free to post that up too.
  3. I've been considering taking another shot at the AMT '65 Galaxie, which I last built over 40 years ago, and I was wondering if I couldn't make a slight improvement on their design. For the most part, I'm OK with the kit as it comes, but I've been wondering if the engine from AMT's '60 Skyliner or Revell's Parts Pack 427 wouldn't look a little more detailed. This will be a mild street machine, so a low-rise dual carb setup would be fine as long as it fits under the hood. In addition to providing your opinions, I'd appreciate seeing how you built any or all of them. (Please label accordingly)
  4. AMT 1966 Olds 442

    Wow, I like that! That red just works, and the vinyl top really sets it off nicely. Would you mind telling us how you did the vinyl top, especially the tunnel-back area? I'm think of doing a vinyl roof on the Lindberg '67 442. Also, any engine or chassis pics?
  5. I have a number of kits that I want to build more or less factory stock, so I won't be cutting out the hole for the hood scoop. That still leaves the scribed lines, which I'd like to fill in and detail over with small gauge plastic to complete the look of the factory sheet metal & bracing etc. My question is whether mixing regular model glue with small styrene shavings as a filler might still affect the thin spots near the surface of the hood. If so, should I use something like Milliput, or...?
  6. Duuuude, excellent recall!
  7. Yup. The first time I saw one of these, I thought "That should have a Fisher Price sticker on it somewhere."
  8. It's definitely not the first time an auto company has desecrated the name of a formerly respected model. Here are three that immediately came to mind: 1980 Dodge Challenger 1977 Mustang Cobra 1991 Olds 442
  9. Full disclosure: I've been wanting one of these for sometime, especially since reading our resident airbrush expert's reviews on it. https://sites.google.com/site/donsairbrushtips/badger-155-anthem Prices on these have gone up considerably for some reason, so when I saw this ebay listing, I grabbed one. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Badger-Anthem-155-Dual-Action-Internal-Mix-Siphon-Bottom-Feed-Airbrush-Set/332650394232?epid=1709880599&hash=item4d73823278:g:7McAAOSw9VJa93fT I don't know the seller and I have no other motive than to see if this appeals to any of our members who are considering buying an airbrush.
  10. That's correct. This site was one of the few "hits" on my Google search. Their price is more than reasonable, but unfortunately they're a wholesaler who only sells to dealers. There were a couple hobby sites that came up, but every listing for this paint shows it to be out of stock.
  11. I haven't been following the situation at Revell USA all that closely - IIRC, they're now defunct and Revell of Germany has control of everything. Assuming that's remotely correct, does anyone have any info on when we'll see the '69 Boss 302 with the corrected front end?
  12. If I could paint as well as you, the smell would be my last concern. I hadn't considered anything from the Metalcast line as I know very little about their products, although it's obvious they worked well for you. Thanks for the idea!
  13. I've got the Avast setup, which does a fairly good job, but it looks like I could speed my machine up even more if I allowed it to erase the tracking, cookies and browsing/download history. If I do that, will it make it more difficult to find things? Some sites (all) seem to put cookies on anyone who ventures in, and some, IIRC, won't work without cookies. If I get rid of my download history, will it be easy to find old sites etc that I like?