The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
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
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
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.
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
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.