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    Ken Nesbitt

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  1. Organizing my storage area

    One of my goals for the summer months is to go through my storage area in the garage and organize/cull my ‘archives’. There were a number of boxes I had not inspected since before I went to grad school over a decade ago, so I didn’t know what I would find. After opening up the boxes, this is the stack of books and magazines (minus several shopping bags full of paperbacks) which are going to be sorted and articles removed. I didn’t find any models I didn’t know about, but I did find a lava lamp that had survived over 10 years of extreme temperature shifts, but still worked! Now to finish repacking and get on with checking out the models.
  2. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I picked up this group of kits at last night’s club meeting. The Broncos were missing parts (tires in the blue kit, and the wrong body in the Baja kit), and the BRAT had a smushed box, but no internal damage. The Revell turbo 2.3 is started, but it will be nice to be able to finish this one (the one I tried to build when I was a kid was never completed; losing a rod and piston assembly at school put an end to the build...)
  3. REVELL Metalflake Kits

    It was a worthwhile attempt to get some more sales from some existing moulds, but they never looked right when you painted the inside of the body as stated in the instructions. I tried it with the Imperial, and it didn’t work.
  4. Have you checked your car lately?

    I hope that driver topped off his electric reservoir with the genuine Lucas smoke; won't run unless the smoke is still in the wires.
  5. Most beautiful planes of all time...

    I would choose a DH Comet over the Connie for my airliner pick, but I can't argue with most of your choices. Until I looked at your top pic, I never considered a Bugsmasher as being beautiful...
  6. There is a resin Fuego available in 1/24 by AirTrax. My sister had a Fuego Turbo, and the best feature of the car was the front seats! Comfortable, and plenty of adjustability. A friend and I found a Fuego in a wrecking yard, and scavenged the seats from it. My friend turned his into an office chair, while I installed mine into my work vehicle (a Chevy cube van) for a much cushier driving position. There is also a Tercel kit available in 1/24 from Imai. It's the original SR5 hatchback, but with big IMSA-style flares.
  7. There used to be a Tamiya spray which was very close to that shade (Metallic Olive Green), but it was a limited edition colour and hasn't been available in years. There is a chance that one of the other posters may have a spare can, so you may want to try the Wanted section.
  8. Chevy Sierra Gold

    The colour was also available in an aerosol can, but I don't know the number for it.
  9. Chevy Sierra Gold

    If you can find the old Pactra R/C paints at your local shop, there was a colour (RC60 Pearl Copper) which was a reasonable match for Sierra Gold. The Pactra shade is slightly lighter, so you may want to add a drop or two of black or brown to tone it down.
  10. I'm beginning to wonder if the bottles of Chevrolet Engine Red I have in my stash are mislabeled. I checked the online photos of a number of different engines, and I am not seeing the shade which I airbrushed. It is a very intense, almost blood red shade. I would post pictures, but I have already re-sprayed the engine with Chevrolet Red from a local auto parts store.
  11. Unusual request-AMT '65 GTO

    I recently picked up a Trophy Series '65 GTO, but the original assembler cut the sun visors off, and glued on the hardtop. If someone has this kit, could you please trace the sun visors and post the tracing? Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.
  12. I realize this is a question which may not have an answer, but why did Testor's choose the colour palette they did for their engine paints? I can understand the variety of medium/dark blues in the line, but what is with all the reds? Apart from 1 year of Chevrolet V8s and a pile of Chrysler slant sixes, there is little call for factory red engine paint. Where's all the orange and light blue/green shades that factory stock builders could use? Any thoughts?
  13. Kingston Modelrama NNL

    Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020, from 9:00 to 3:30 Place: Royal Canadian Legion #560, 734 Montreal Street, Kingston, Ontario (3.2 km South of Hwy. 401, Exit 619) Theme: Grocery Getters-Wagons and Sedan Deliveries See you there!
  14. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    I bought a '65 Barracuda at the pre-Toledo parking lot sale one year. Complete glue bomb with box and parts, but I knew I could get glass out of the Hemi Under Glass. It was dirty, so I threw it in the sink, and all the glue on the kit dissolved!
  15. I have heated tires by placing them in a cup of water, and then microwaving them.