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  1. KNIt's the 30th Anniversary of the '89 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 20th Anniversary TTA. I got model last Saturday and once I got home and looked up close. It was missing the front glass, I should have looked more when I was buying it. Or I could have bought it 2 years ago when I saw it for the same price , sealed 2 years ago. Anyway, I got a donor glass from my stash. The MPC Knight Rider has an extra clear glass tree. Ending 2019 with a F body build!
  2. Hi all, I am making my first attempt at sharing pics of one of my builds. It was done quite awhile ago. I hope you guys like it.
  3. This was include in a purchase I made of some original AMT 32 Ford boxes, decals and instructions. It is approximately 4 X 6 1/2 Anyone ever see this type of card in any of the other early Trophy kits such as the 25 T, 32 roadsters , 40 Fords or early annual kits. In all my searches on that auction sight for AMT 32 and 40 Fords kits,decals or parts , none of these ever showed up in any pictures or descriptions of what was up for auction, not even in the background. There are more pics of the boxes and contents on page 772 on the "What Did You Get Today" thread.
  4. The next one was supposed to be the new (a few years ago at least) Super Shaker 64. But I had trouble with the paint so I found this old body as a stand in. Painted with Testors' Classic White. You are seeing the tire/wheel combo I'm using for it. I took the 327 from the 65 Chevelle wagon kit and turned it into a 283 (by swapping out the valve covers for ones that say 'Chevrolet"). More later....
  5. While digging through my 62 parts boxes looking for something, I discovered that I had enough parts to build another 62 Bel Air. The first one I built was way back in 2011. I thought about it for while and decided I wanted to build a small block car, namely a 283. Something that the vast majority probably bought new in 62. I sourced some white wall tires from the last release of the AMT 53 Studebaker and found a set of steel rims from the AMT 59 El Camino kit that fit the tires better than the steelies that came in the 62 Bel Air kit. I'll use the poverty caps from one of my Revell 62 kits on this. I just happened to have a 283 engine/trans from the AMT new tool 57 sitting on my bench, I sourced a 2bbl intake from an AMT 55 Cameo pickup kit, valve covers, water pump/timing chain cover, exhaust manifolds, and the starter from Revell old tool 57 Bel Air kit. I'm using the air cleaner from a Revell 65 pickup kit. Then, what to paint it? I wanted something to go along with my current 62 to 64 Impala builds, so nothing to crazy. I settled on Tamiya Mica Silver, not quite the silver that Chevys came in in 1962 but close enough for me for this build. Besides, I would have to order some silver leaf and I feared I'd lose momentum if I stopped to order paint. For my Revell 62 Builds I had bought some Model Car Garage phot-etch because the Impala SS kit did not have any SS badges for it while the PE set did. The PE set also includes bel air scripts, and the 283 fender badging. So I removed the crossed flags and "409" from the front fenders prior to painting. So, how's it going? Check out the Pics to see :-) Other 62s on my bench, Silver Bel Air, white walls, poverty caps, 2 BBL 283; Gold Impala black walls, poverty caps and base (single 4 BBL) 409; Black Impala White walls, full wheel covers, 327 4 BBL Thanks for looking and more later on...
  6. Just got the new release of the AMT 63 Impala yesterday. The body does not look too bad. There seems to be a little gap at the leading edge of the hood, I think the radiator support is a bit too wide, should be an easy fix. Tail lights are molded in, but should not be too hard to detail now a days. Engine is a bit of a mis-mash. The block, heads, fan, fan belts, alternator, the two carburetors, and distributor are from the AMT 64 Impala kit. The intake and exhaust manifolds, valve covers, and air cleaner are from the AMT 62 Bel Air kit. I'll be using the kit supplied frame on this build. More later!
  7. The first several AMT model car kits were 3 in 1 with a hot rod engine option along with the stock engine appropriate for the car. Here's a list from memory . just the optional engines in each kit : '32 Coupe - poor rendition of a Chevy small block '32 Roadster - Early HEMI '32 Vicky - 427 Ford FE '32 Phaeton - 427 Ford FE '36 Coupe - Pontiac V8 '39 / '40 two door sedan- ??? '40 Coupe - Buick Nailhead '40 Sedan Delivery - Buick Nailhead '32 Two Door sedan / XR6 - Custom Buick Nailhead Now, I do remember an Olds with two Four barrels, in something. Any ideas ?
  8. I started this one many years ago. I got the frame fitted and the body in primer but then that was it. Since I got the new release I thought I'd get this one back out and try to finish it. I had to cut off the radiator support from the body and the mounting tab on the front grill/bumper to get the front to fit. I also needed to remove the rear mounting posts for the back bumper. I don't remember if I needed to modify the frame from the 62 Bel Air any. I was going to use the fender wells from the Bel Air but I think I'll just use the ones that came with the 63 Impala and the firewall from the 62 Bel Air to get this one done. More later.
  9. does anyone know when the original amt modified stockers series,,,64 ford, 66 skylark, 65 olds 88, etc, hit the stores back in the day. I built 3 of the original issues in late 1977, but found some of them hard to find in most stores around here back then. also, does anybody remember if all 9 came out at once, or were they issued 2 or 3 at a time. I am building the 64 ford re issue at present and have always had a soft spot for them,,,just thought I would ask. thanks, a.c.
  10. Here are a few car kits announced for a 2019 release: AMT 1138 -- 1/25 1969 Chevy Chevelle Hardtop AMT PP21 -- 1/25 Custom Caps & Wheels Parts Pack (4 each) MPC 906 -- 1/25 Ridge Runner (Pinto) Modified Race Car MPC 911 -- 1/25 1969 Pontiac Firebird Convertible Polar Lights 960 -- 1/24 Coca-Cola VW Beetle (Snap) Polar Lights 965 -- 1/25 Classic 1966 Batmobile (Snap) AMT 1151 -- 1/25 Dyno Don Nicholson's Mercury Cyclone Eliminator II Funny Car
  11. Built this for the Lee Iacocca memorial build, AMT kit (not snap-tite). Started July 11, 15.5 hours later on July 13 calling it done! Built Box Stock, no corrections, no added parts, not lowered. Used nail 'polish' for the paint, Bare Metal Foil used as light reflectors. For AMT, it was well done, the big problem was the turbo pipe from the back turbo to the left fender, that's why the hood does not close all the way. I bought this on sale for $8.10 when I heard the Union demanded it be pulled for Pace Car, hoped it would become a collector kit, you can buy one off eBay for $8-$9, so it didn't even keep up with inflation! I adapted what I read in the book Extreme Weathering, mainly dumping salt onto the wet primer coat of paint, then wet-sanded, also sanded the decals. Added some dents, and broken air dam. Other techniques are clear flat with Africa Korps and/or Leather added for weathering as dust or dirt. Circle template used to cut masking tape for the wiper tracks. Drilled exhaust tips, Molotow pen used for the tips. Bird droppings were the last detail. No license plate decal! It was a nice break from fuzting with the Paris-Dakar.
  12. Well this one is all done! Amt 94 sonoma. Converted it to a 97. Changed the steering wheel, intake manifold, intake and some underhood stuff. Slammed on pegasus wheels with painted centers and painted a factory color for 97-00. I love the way this one turned out. I just need to add rear shocks lol.
  13. As soon as I heard about this kit, I wanted to pick one up. It was going to be built basically box stock, but sometimes things don't always work out that way..... I've been messing around with poseable steering. It seems to be easier to do with early cars and 4x4's. And the fact that this kit came with a separate tie-rod is a huge plus! The overflow can is made from some bits and pieces out of the parts box. Its taped to the radiator for placement as everything else goes together. In this spot, it clears the hood while it's closed. Once the chassis is painted, a bracket will be made and it'll be mounted. The original engine in this kit is a 394 Olds with a really beefy automatic. I wanted to save that for whenever I got my hands on an early '60's Oldsmobile, so another motor would be needed. Another trip to the parts box yielded a Chevy 427 with an equally beefy 4 spd. Judging by the valve covers (In the next photos), I suspect it's the mill from the Revell '66 Malibu Street Rat. Either way, it's a good fit.........except for the motor mounts. Those will have to be repositioned. There we go! A couple of cuts, glue the mounts forward, and it's like it was built for this chassis. This is just a mockup. The blower and the valve cover are painted flat black, but will get a touch-up in silver. It originally came with a pair of dual quads on the blower, but those are being replaced with the injector from the kit engine and a kitbashed blower scoop.
  14. Anyone have a couple of compressor turbine parts of the turbo from any AMT semis have parts to trade if you could help me out
  15. Anyone have a couple AMT fifth wheel plates they could part with
  16. Well with round 2 reissuing this kit I figured I could build one of many from my stash lol. I'm building this truck as a 97 with a updated steering wheel and Pewter/gold stripes I'm editing myself. The paint on this build is the actual paint from my 1:1 99 Sonoma, it was only available from 97-00 and isn't very common. My one complaint about round 2 reissuing this kit is the "95" kit has the wrong wheels, this is the original "94" issue and these wheels are the correct ones. Anyways here's my build:
  17. Movin On Kenworth Hello dear colleagues ! Today I want to introduce my version of the Movin On Truck. In the 1970s, the US series "Movin On" was on television, and the series was about a trucker who had some adventures with his truck on the road, starring Tom Atkins. I painted my Kenworth Colobrigreen Metallic, then applied the decals and sealed with acrylic gloss clearcoat. I have also made a few modifications. At the front of the bumper the towing eye was equipped with the bolt, the mudguards are with mudflaps from a piece of bicycle hose, on the right side of the frame I have a small storage box with kick attached, as well as a handle on the sleeping cabin. On the frame at the holder of the leads for the Trailor are a few Riffelsteel. I hope you like it and I look forward to your comments. Greetings from Jan
  18. Lee Iacocca memorial community build: Dodge Stealth Indy official car. I bought this kit for $8.10 when it was new, was on sale, thought that since the real thing was cancelled at the last minute, it would become a collector's item. I didn't know AMT popped a billion of them, always see some at model swap meets, and on eBay some are selling for $8-9, so it didn't even keep up with inflation. I already built a Viper. I was glad the tires didn't melt on the windows. My plan is to make it look neglected, and driven like a rally car, but stick with Box Stock. Getting the nail 'polish' cost more than the freaking kit! The plastic has a hint of pearl, some photos of the real car seems to have a hint of green (the actual Pace Car is hideous). Started sub-assemblies tonight. One error in the instructions is the half shaft part through the rear differential, one side is shorter, not indicated, of course I got it wrong, had to break off and switch. Hardly any sink marks, putty on the muffler and mirrors was all, superglue and baking soda in the oil filter void. Minor mold seam under the headlights, otherwise AMT did a very good job with this kit. Did my usual scraping mold lines on everything, more than the usual amount of tubing because of the twin turbos. Next step, wash all the parts, and start painting! Funny thing, the Porsche 959 Paris-Dakar is also a 6 cylinder, twin turbo, AWD sports car. But I ain't taking years to get this puppy done!
  19. Due to arrive in February/March 2015 in two versions, molded in either white or orange. Check out the kit's contents here: http://modelkitreviews.proboards.com/thread/118/25-amt-mercury-cougar-eliminator?page=1&scrollTo=136
  20. MY wife got me this for Christmas (good wife!!): Make a little start on it this week - tidying up some parts for primer, and so on. Started with the engine, as is tradition: Modified the intakes a tiny bit to make room for a resin distributor mount from RMCoM: Assembled the chassis (which wasn't a huge job seeing as this step is only two pieces ) And re-made the floor part because the kit one had some HUGE ejector pin marks in it...it was easier just to cut another one out of some styrene sheet: Anyone built one of these? Anything to watch out for? More soon!
  21. Here are a few newly announced 2019 kits from AMT and MPC: AMT 1139 -- 1/25 Ford C-600 Hostess Delivery Truck AMT 1140 -- 1/25 GMC Astro Semi Tractor Cab (fingers crossed the turbine engine insert has been found) MPC 882 -- Godzilla Army Jeep MPC 901 -- 1978 Dodge D-100 Custom Pickup Truck
  22. Kenworth Tanker / Monogram / AMT Hello friends ! Today I'd like to introduce you to my recently completed Kenworth tanker truck. The tractor is the Kenworth Aerodyne Snap Kit in 1:25. Matching the AMT tank semi-trailer to the same scale. In the Kenworth I have also made a sun visor, and an insect deflector on the hood. Mudflaps from an old bicycle tube were cut from the front and attached to the fenders. On the trailer there is a lot more modifications done. The tank was covered with chrome adhesive foil from the sauna area. There were still long front fenders mounted, as it is regulation in the US. I have seen these additional fenders on every tanker during my travels to the USA. They are designed to protect against whirling stones from the tractor. A second ladder has been added to the front right side. There are then the red-white reflector strips have been attached. The filling fittings at the pump were provided with a protective box and a tool box to be opened. The tanker has gotten the logo of Union 76 on the ladder at the back. In addition, I have some homemade decals attached. The semi-trailer I built more than 3 years ago, had not yet the right tractor. Have fun watching . Greetings from Jan
  23. Hey, everyone!, I recently had an old friend move here from Santa Cruz, California. We use to build together over a decade ago, and now he wants to start it up again! I asked him which car he wanted to build, and he chose AMT's 1970 Baldwin Motion Camaro, so that's what we're doing. I mostly build exotics, but I do have a TON of muscle car kits, this however, will be my very first GM build.....i'm pretty stoked!! The 1970 Camaro is my favorite year for that car, in fact, 1970 was the BEST year for muscle cars from ALL the manufacturers! If you are familiar with how I build, this will come as no surprise....its almost imposable for me to NOT change things. This is no exception, lol. He will build his in a more traditional Hot rod way, which I will also post here as we go. Heres a riddle for mine; what do you get when mix the following cars, and styles together?...
  24. I picked up the 71 Duster kit mainly for the small block engine for a 70 Charger project and decided to put a 440 in it. Well, I could not leave well enough alone and decided to get another Duster and build it as the six pack 340 car. This is the 340 car. I have the L60x15 inch tires on the rear and kit supplied F60x14s on the front. The 440 six pack car has the same tire combo but not sure about the wheels yet. I used the rear axle and springs from a 68 charger kit, mainly because one of the 71 Duster kits had some badly molded rear springs. Also I decided that the 440 six pack would shred the stock rear axle in real life. Here is the 340 (I'm going to call it a 318) sitting in the 70 Charger. This will be the "500" version with the tail light panel from the 70 F&F charger and the A/C unit from the Duster. Thanks for looking, all comments welcomed.
  25. Just finished building AMT's 1/48 scale model of my all time favorite airplane. The Beechcraft G17S Staggerwing. I like the way it turned out. I hope you do too.
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