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  1. Beautifully done! Looks just like the first car I ever drove.
  2. That's got to be one of the most dominating performances by a driver and team in any motorsports event ever. Breaking the record by seconds, impressive, breaking it by a minute and a half, unbelievable!
  3. Here's a link to a crash Ken Block had. The navigator missed a couple of letters on one word.
  4. IROC started with a good variety of courses but when Nastycar drivers didn't win all the time, they changed the venues to more superspeedways. I lost interest in it at that point. Don't get me wrong, I like and watch the stock cars, if you want to call them that. They could bulldoze Daytona and Talladega IMO, though.
  5. I've got to get one of those kits! I used to drive one. It was a 61 with the small in line 6. I think it was 144 cu. in. Put a rebuilt 170 in it and a C4 automatic out of a Mustang. Four lug aluminum wheels made it look nice. Originally used as an Atomic Energy Commission vehicle in Oak Ridge, TN where I bought it. Used it for several years during the 70s hauling dirt bikes around. Wish I still had it.
  6. Great question! I've got one of those to build and I hope someone can help us.
  7. A great representation of a cool race car!
  8. That's a lot less than I've got in mine. I saw those after I finished building mine and thought they would be a good option. I'd like to see someone build one from the HF booth.
  9. Pixresizer reduces them to whatever size you like. It's free. I use it all the time. http://pixresizer.en.softonic.com/
  10. Maybe Indycar should start manipulating races and qualifying in order to create faux results that raise the drama level. Then more people would know the drivers. IMO, they should either cut the banking down or get rid of the grandstands at Daytona and Talladega. Like Waltrip said years ago, anyone can drive a stock car those places wide open. They're such boring races. PS I could probably name at least half the field and maybe 3/4 in an Indycar race. Same for NASCAR, I watch most all forms of racing but open wheel is my favorite.
  11. Here comes that "perfect storm" I was talking about. http://www.autoweek.com/article/20140216/NASCAR01/140219855?utm_source=Racing20140216&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_term=article2&utm_content=20140216-Austin-Dillon-wins-pole-for-Daytona-500&utm_campaign=awRacing Wonder how light it was or if it had an overssized engine?
  12. What is everyone's preference for decal scissors? Are the Tamiya (#74031) 4 1/2" decal scissors worth the price?
  13. I started out with the same idea. It was an areabig enough for me to sit at a desk and paint in a small booth. I wasn't happy about my exposure to al the paint fumes and decided to enclose an area in my basement and build a proper fully enclosed paint booth. Works like a charm. http://smg.photobucket.com/user/baddogracing/media/Glove%20Box%20Paint%20Booth/gb1_zps3a9deb4e.jpg.html If you're interested, the rest of the photos of my set up are here: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/baddogracing/library/Glove%20Box%20Paint%20Booth?sort=9&page=1
  14. Thanks for the extensive and thorough explanation, Art. I have to agree with JohnU as well. I don't have too many sealed kits but I'm going to be going through them all to ensure I don't have the same problem with other kits.
  15. I recently bought a Revell Ford Mustang GTO IMSA racer with the Motorcraft decals off of eBay. This kit had been opened previously. When I received it, I checked everything over and discovered something that I found very unusual. One of the tires was stuck to some of the clear plastic parts (windshield, rear window and one taillight lens). They had imprints in them of the tire including the lettering. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this before? Should precautions be taken to ensure that dissimilar materials like this are separated, especially if kits will be stored for a while? The seller was nice enough to give me a full refund.
  16. You can paint the air cleaner with gloss paint and then cover it with a flat clear. Here's some info about Micro Sol and Micro Set: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41635 http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=81627#entry1048115
  17. I use the wooden skewers like a lot of other folks do but I use double sided tape with the thin foam center. A short strip on the side of the skewer can hold several small parts.
  18. I like that a lot! Great color and detail!
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