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  1. They need to add the camper conversion interior to that one! I don't know if there was one, but it looks the part. I'm not going to consider getting the highroof version until I finally get the regular kit in my hands. Hopefully it shows up in the mail this week...
  2. Lindberg 1:32 kits were my first builds. A 1976 Ford Granada and a 1934 Ford 'Tub', bought on the same day at the local Woolworths. Long, long gone but I have built replacement versions for the display case.
  3. Scale Finishes makes a Chevy engine orange. If you can't order it, you can always buy a spray can of Chevy Orange engine enamel from your local auto parts store. Hope this helps.
  4. The way I always understood it was: Johnson: parts that weren't up to Evinrude standards Mariner: parts what weren't up to Mercury standards Force: They're not up to Mariner standards, but the engine will run until 1 second past the warranty expiration! There were a pile of store-brand outboards made by OMC which contained pieces of older Evinrude and Johnson design work. There were some badge engineered Mercs, but not as many as compared to OMC. Then there were the Chryslers...
  5. I always loved the Darlington announcer describing "The young rookie, Dick Petty..." 😀
  6. I'm surprised there hasn't been any 1:24-1:25 models of any SAAB cars. With all the interest in rally kits, I hope we can finally get a GT850 or a 99/900 series in plastic.
  7. The Revell '68 Mustang has a reasonably accurate chassis and engine compartment. The pics being shown of the conversion are using an AMT 1968 Shelby GT500, which is based off the '68 Mustang annual, with an AMT/ERTL '67 Mustang engine compartment and chassis. If you do go with the Revell kit, try to find the newest issue you can find. Some of the original kits came with 1967 Mustang interior pieces, and it is hard to tell by looking at the box art.
  8. I would have liked to see an earlier Yamaha RD, instead of another RZ250/350. Mind you, I'm still waiting for a Japanese manufacturer to tool a model of a Honda CB/CL350 twin, so maybe this one will convince Hasegawa to do more old bikes.
  9. For most dealerships, it was Dodge-Dodge Truck, and Chrysler-Plymouth-Fargo.
  10. I have a later boxing of this kit by MPC. The only change I made to it, beyond replacement decals, was to cut the nose section from the chassis and glue it to the body.
  11. Should be out for October or November. This boxing is limited to 2500 kits, so place your orders soon!
  12. What about some white letter tires for the Day 2 look? You know, once you had burned off the factory set, you would go down to the parts store and get whatever house brand they had. Some Coopers or Kellys or whatever other brand was popular. I would love to have some Canadian Tire Tornadoes, but I know that's a real niche market!
  13. There have been a number of cars which were painted in different colour combinations. My Comet wagon, also a Canadian-built car, came with a light yellow exterior and a red interior.
  14. Most of the events from Days of Thunder were based on actual events, but then warped out of proportion. The original rental car story was between Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly, though I'm sure it has been replayed by others over the decades. The meeting between the team owners and the head of NASCAR was based on an incident between Rick Hendrick and another owner. The scene where Cole threatens to crack the other driver over the head to relieve the pressure is (very loosely) based on a conversation between Dr. Jerry Punch and Buddy Baker. Can anyone here add to the list of scenes based on real events? Let's see how many we can come up with!
  15. I still have some of those AMT bottles in my collection, even airbrushed the Violet Fireflake about 20 years ago... Great effect on the bottles! Reminds me of the old craft trick, where you put a penny in a pill bottle and then pop it in the oven. Instant object trapped in amber!
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