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  1. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Dodge Q3 light turquoise   

    I stand corrected. Looks like it MIGHT have been  avail on 1970 B body models.  In all my years Ive never seen or heard of one in that color.
     
    This isn't the end all on color availability so don't take it as gospel .
     
    Look around here for more info
    http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/index.shtml
     
     
     

  2. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Dodge Q3 light turquoise   

    Mind if I ask , what it is your planning to paint.
    To the best of my knowledge the only thing Q3 was avail on was C  bodies in 1970.
     
  3. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 1/25 MPC Carl Casper's Cosmic Charger Fuel Dragster   

    WOW, Very nice.
    I was in my local HL yesterday to pick up some paint.  And  they had this kit on the mark down isles. And for 17.99 I couldn't leave it there.  Ive always thought this was a beautiful looking car then and now.  Ive never been much of a FED model builder but this one will be in my case for sure .
    And I have it on the bench right now and would really appreciate any build tips anyone can provide .
    Im planning to  build it as the scooped version with the front wheel fairings .  I think it looks cleaner . Haven't decided yet if I'll actually put the engine in it or not. Have to pick up some blue in the next day or so . The orange/red I am going to use is a Mopar touchup color called Candy Tangerine I bought for a different build but decided to go with a different color on it

  4. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Funny Car front wheels   

    Ive built several of the polar lights funnycars and probably have spares of the wheels if u just  need the wheels
  5. gtx6970 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Caspers Cosmic Charger paint
    Found this one at Hobby Lobby on the discount table. 
     
    Anyone have any build suggestions or tips to make it look right.
    Especially paint colors or suggestions 
     
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  6. gtx6970 added a post in a topic First time using BMF   

    Same here,
    I ordered the pens mainly for dash bezels , steering wheel horn rings. 
    And the occasional under hood touch on engine parts / chrome valve covers as an example.   Seriously doubt I'll ever use them on any body exterior trim
     
    I would be real curious the longevity of these pens finish over time . How well they retain there brilliance
  7. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    A couple new decal sheets for later on someday builds . Now I might actually drag one of the new 65 Satellites to the bench here soon

  8. gtx6970 added a post in a topic The Munsters Koach   

  9. gtx6970 added a post in a topic The Munsters Koach   

    Jesse, The Koach does have the Cobra valve covers ( dont remember if the Dragula did or not , and if it does you cant see them anyway once the body is on )  But  the engines are so far under scale in both its unreal.   And if one decided to build a drive train in a more correct scale  I don't think the body would fit down over them . Thats one of the reasons  I don't think either car would make very good parts kits.
    Ive been on a simple kit build run lately.  The Koach isnt done yet as I'm going to do the wind shield  frame with the  chrome pen when my order arrives . But I like this picture . My daughter did a snap kit build of the Polar Lights 66 Batmobile and its in the other side if this case . Once completed, I'll take a better group photo of them all
     
    I present ( and in my best Fred Gwynne voice ) I present the cars of my yuth.
     

  10. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 1970 Hemi Cuda   

    I thought I read thats where the coil mounts on the  S+M kit  ( I dont have one to verify said theory )
  11. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Headlight lenses   

    I wonder if one could make a mold with aluminum foil off an existing lense.  Sit in baked clay as an example.
    Lay a predetermined slice of cut off clear sprue in said mold . then put it in an oven  to basically melt and form itself to the foil.
     
    I guess it would only work if you could remove the foil once cooled
     
    just thinking out loud
     
  12. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 1969 Coronet front seats   

    pm coming
  13. gtx6970 added a post in a topic The Munsters Koach   

    Snake, Other than tires and wheels.... I dont think it would be a very good parts kit. The engine and trans are grossly undersized ,,The engine / trans itself is only 5 pieces. There's no suspension of any kind. Its a pretty neat kit to have and will be glad to have one built in my case. Even though its a simple kit, getting stuff to fit is a  challenge, trust me . Especially getting the rear fenders and very rear seat arrangement will be a trial on your patience  .
    If I ever build another one ( not likely ) I'll drop the instructions in the trash and build it in my own order / sequence .
    My best advise to anyone, fit the rear fenders and rear seat brackets to the body before you paint anything.
    Im waiting on my order for the chrome pens to do  the windshield frame , a few touch ups here and there then some  small parts attachments before I call it done.
     

  14. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/14/2017 Valve Covers and Manifold   

    Bout ready to fire that bad boy up 
  15. gtx6970 added a post in a topic thunderbolt colors   

    Red oxide primer on the floorpans . engine i think were black