gtx6970

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  • Location Northern Ky
  • Full Name Bill Allphin

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  1. gtx6970 added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    I cant upload pictures any more to the server, cant even use an image link to post them ( from ebay as an example )  But havent tried using my photobucket pics yet
     
    And before when I opened a thread I had viewed before it took me directly to where I last visited,,now it takes me to the begining of the thread ,regardless if I had looked at it before or not
  2. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Recipe or favorite finishes for Gray (Zinc) Phosphate sought...   

    Depends entirely the car / model  being replicated.
    I think most GM stuff is / was a dark grey phosphate .
    Mopars are/were a dark brownish red  colored zink on the hood latch stuff and the trunk latch stuf is clear zinc.
     
  3. gtx6970 added a post in a topic New releases at Hobby Lobby   

    Gonna stop by my local LHS next week and see if they have the 65 Plymouth and the Del Rio wagon ,,I want at least one of each.
    Got big plans for the Del Rio
  4. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    I have an older issue of the 67 Charger ,,,I think its molded in black???? .
    I've had it for over 20 years and never did anything with it,,,so its not likely I wil add any new release of the same car.
  5. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Was over at a friends place this morning and he gave me this. A 1936 Ford kit he bought new i,,,he thinks about  1963 or so
    Its just parts , decals and instructions,,( no actual car.) I will throw the pieces in the parts box and use the box for wall art
     
    PS, Since the board change why cant I upload pictures from my files .?
    All I get is a message saying  , with no explanation as the reason of  problem
    ' There was a problem uploading the file. '
     
    I cant even use an external image link ( such as from Ebay )
     
     
  6. gtx6970 added a post in a topic AMT 1959 Corvette differences   

    Many thanks Mark,
     I figured there had to be a difference why the re-isues were so cheap compard to the original issues
    I will avoid the re-issue and just  keep an eye out for an original issue then for a decent price  .
  7. gtx6970 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    AMT 1959 Corvette differences
    Is there any difference between the original issue as opposed to any of the more recent issues ? If so, what are they .
    Does it still have the 1959 model year on the license plate like the original ?
    My only concern is once built OE stock can it be told from the original ?
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  8. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Excited to Start   

    Welcome aboard.
    Old drag cars are my main interest , in additon to old annuals built replica stock
  9. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Ford Hubcaps   

    Steve,
    The 58 Ford I have the wheels are ,,ok. maybe a rechrome but decent shape otherwise .
    My 1959 Mercury , I could use one due to a custom spinner added to it .the rest are very savable
    Its my 1959 Galaxie builder thats the main one I mainly need hubcaps for .

     
     
     
     
     
  10. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Is Engine Enamel A Good Idea?   

    I use engine enamels all the time to paint engines,,,primer first and never a problem
  11. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Revell GTX Hemi question   

    It'll fit just fine
  12. gtx6970 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Ford Hubcaps
    OK,
    I recenetly picked up builtups of a 1958 and 1959 Ford Convertibles. as well as a builtup 1959 Mercury vert
     
    So my questiion is ,,
    Does  either the AMT 1957 Ford Fairlane or T Bird , as well as the Revelll 1959 Fairlane . Does any or all the above have tires and hubcaps that are close to what would have been avail on any of the above
     
    If not ,,short of Modelhaus any other source to obtain anything ?      ( I would prefer stryene if I can is my reasoning  )
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  13. gtx6970 added a post in a topic engine detail ?   

    About the most detail I go to anymore is plug wires, heater hoses  and battery cables. Anything more than that  I tend to get dis-interested in the whole build
    Besides ,,,,,,outside of any pictures I post of the build online ( IF I do even that ) . No one is going to see it but me ,,
    Although I do like and can appreciate the level of detail   some go to make them look real .
    But,,,,,, the funny part is, the older I get the less desire I have to do any extreme detailing .
    I started out doing mostly box stock builds and I think I've come full circle back to just that
  14. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Did a trade with our esteemed  number one old annuals guru. aka StevenGuthmiller
    And got a body to fix my builtup 1958 Ford Sunliner annual kit  which had been pretty heavily modified  .
  15. gtx6970 added a topic in Wanted!   

    Ford Fairlane 500
    I have an original kit that all the markings are sanded off. so I am looking preferably for decals to replicate them
    Or Is the Model Car Garage my only alternative to fix it ? or any decal sheets have the 4 items  I need ? ( bothsides, above the grille and betwen the tail lights ( its a 1958 Sunliner btw )
     
    If its photoetch only,,,anyone have a partial sheet they want to part with just the pieces I need ,,,as I would rather not buy an entire  photoetch sheet if I dont have to
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