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    Ken Nesbitt

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  1. Most-Kitted Drag Racer?

    I did a quick list from memory, and I can think of at least eight Mongoose kits, and almost as many Garlits kits. Hopefully one of the guys with more drag model knowledge will post more info.
  2. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    The wagon may be a touch too short (IIRC, the Vista wheelbase was 6 inches longer than the regular wagons), but it's still a nice looking piece. Much easier than scratch building your own version, too.
  3. Revell "Contacta" cement ?

    The Contacta does a pretty good job, though those applicator tubes like to jam up fairly quickly. I haven't used the Testor's version, but the Contacta and Humbrol liquid glues are comparable to one another.
  4. It's supposed to be a 340 c.i. Mopar engine. Haven't built one in a while, so I can't remember how accurate it is.
  5. Krylon or Rust-Oleum for primer

    Plastikote T-235 grey sandal primer is my go to primer when I need to use automotive primer. Otherwise, I stick with Tamiya primers.
  6. A Ferrari to Remember

    Isn't it ironic, don't you think... The blue version is almost acceptable, but it is still an unappealing car to my eyes. At least the Airfix kit looks like the prototype, unlike the MPC version (almost makes the ESCI/AMT Ferrari 250 SWB look like a reasonable copy of the real thing...)
  7. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Nice score, Steve! I remember seeing these kits at Leisure World back about 35 years ago, but never had the budget to buy one. I can recall it in more colourful packaging, but I can't remember the manufacturer (Otaki, maybe?)
  8. After a year's absence, the Kingston Scale Auto Model Car Club is back with our annual Modelrama, but with a twist...we have adopted NNL rules for the contest! Date: Mate 5, 2019, 9:00-3:30 Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch #560, 734 Montreal Street, Kingston, Ontario (3.2 km South of Highway 401, Exit 619) Theme: Orphans-Makes and Models No Longer Made Hope to see you there! Jan 19 Front - 2019 Kingston Modelrama NNL.doc Jan 19 Rear - 2019 - Kingston Modelrama NNL .doc
  9. Kingston Modelrama NNL

    The contest is being held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #560, 734 Montreal Street, Kingston, Ontario (3.2 km South of Highway 401, Exit 619). This year's theme is Orphans-Makes and models no longer made. Jan 19 Front - 2019 Kingston Modelrama NNL.doc Jan 19 Rear - 2019 - Kingston Modelrama NNL .doc
  10. I eventually went with a modified version of JC's technique. Since I had shot the rims with a coat of Tamiya Smoke, I didn't want to risk lifting the undercoat with thinned acrylic. I went into my swap meet stash, and found a bottle of Testor's 1149 Flat Black. I gave up using Testor's as a wash years ago, because I was tired of rubbing the chrome off the parts during clean-up, but the undercoat definitely made a difference in the application. Thanks to all the people who provided suggestions for my dilemma.
  11. IIRC, the AMT '69 grille is smaller than the El Camino's grille opening. There was a post in the Kit Reviews section showing the Revell '68 grille into the Elco body; it did not fit exactly, but it was a lot closer. You may want to wait and see if Revell comes out with a '69 Chevelle kit, and try making that grille work.
  12. Pyro Brass Era kits

    I haven't measured them in a while, but the Brass series cars seem to be pretty accurate for scale. Apart from the manufacturer, they share little in design traits with the cheaper kits ('37/'52/'57 Chevs and '40/'49 Fords) that keep getting reissued by Lindberg.
  13. I am currently working on a Monogram '70 Buick GSX, and I'm trying to find a way to paint those recessed areas on the rims. I have considered painting the back and removing any slips with thinner, but I have already sprayed the rims with Tamiya Smoke to cut back on the shine. Any suggestions?
  14. Pyro Brass Era kits

    They are pretty nice kits for the era. Good details and some bodies that have never been done by other manufacturers.
  15. Childhood models that you replaced in adulthood.

    Most of the kits I built as a kid are long gone, having been played with to death. Of the kits that I had, the ones I really searched for were as follows: Monogram Vega Mini-Van Revell Buttera '26 T Sedan Monogram original series muscle cars Monogram Ferrari 250 GTO/Maserati 3500 Lindberg 1/32 street rods Airfix 1/32 passenger cars One day, I plan to actually get off my rear and get them on to the build table... oh wait, I need to get a spot for a build table!