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  • Location KY,,,aka the Land of Good Boose and Fast Horses
  • Full Name Bill Allphin

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  1. gtx6970 added a post in a topic 1960 Ford Starliner Pre Order   

    Some days I wonder what the model manufacturers thought process is on re-issuing kits.
    And this is one of them. I would imagine this will be retailed in the $29 range give or take . One can find this kit in the secondary market for well under $20  all day long. ( bought one a few months ago for $10 still sealed inside. )  And yes I know the manufacturers could care less about the secondary market place. But still ?
    Maybe I'm just not familiar with there thinking but to me it would make more sense to bring out something that hasn't seen the light of day , in say the last 20 years for an example. 
    I'll use the 72 Chevy pickups as an example. I would think it would be a much better seller than say this one ,,,or the just re-issued Color Me Gone Dodge
    Anyone know for sure the thinking behind the scenes on how/why/when  a kit gets re-issued ?
  2. gtx6970 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Wow, won another one over the weekend .
    Wasnt really looking for another vert ( I have a pretty nice one already ) . But I threw a bid on it the last for minutes thinking I would get outbid at the last minute.
    Got up today only to find out I won the thing.  It looks like  a pretty decent builder in the pics

  3. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Sanding sticks   

    My wife and mother in law used to own a hair / nail tanning salon.
    When it closed up I got a box full of some new and mostly used nail sanding files , it all kinds of grits . Im set for life

  4. gtx6970 added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave paint jobs!   

    WOW -  killer paint finish .
  5. 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

  6. 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.
  7. 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

  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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
  11. 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

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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 )
  15. 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