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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Anyone have a couple AMT fifth wheel plates they could part with
  6. 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
  7. 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:
  8. 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
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. 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!
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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?...
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Does anyone have a set of these 13" wire wheels/knockoffs that came in the AMT '64 Fairlane? I spotted a set on eBay but missed them: Trade or ? Thanks!
  18. This AMT "Old Style" Chevy was Odds & Ends French Country Yellow with an Odds & Ends white top. Body was then clear coated and Bare Metal foil applied. I used the kit decals for inside the spear. Interior is painted a custom mixed shade of yellow with white seat inserts. Engine, wheels and tires are from the AMT 55 Chevy pickup kit. The driveshaft is an aluminum tube while the kit supplied the U-joints glued in the ends. I used a piece of wire and bent it to achieve the lowered nose and I couldn't resist putting in some Photo-Etched speaker covers. All in all a very fun build. One of the first models I completed after getting back into modeling in 1995. Thanks for looking!
  19. And away we go: Note the Ridge Runner has no mention of "Ford" or "Pinto", like the House on the Hill has no mention of "Psycho". (Mother's not gonna like that... )
  20. I never noticed it mentioned on the instruction sheets of certain AMT kits, but there it is, on at least five early AMT kits: Was it realistically possible to assemble each of these kits without any glue, and not have some of the parts fall off? AMT might have been using the term "assemble" lightly, similar to what some of us would do in a test fitting stage, and the 1932 Ford Roadster does appear to have rather large locating pin holes in the of the cowl for the windshield frame: Maybe the tolerances were just that tight from the get-go?
  21. Started way back in 2002, it is painted with some Testors' enamel green metallic that I don't remember the name of, but like the color. I was never happy with the black stripes but you know, it's either get rid of it or complete it, so I'm going to complete it. 440 six pack from the kit. I had to trim the inside of the air cleaner to fit and also trim off some of the transmission where it fits in the crossmember to get it all to fit properly. I've waited so long to get this built, the windshield frame has bowed. I am hoping I can straighten this out when I put the front glass in. Thanks for looking, comments welcomed.
  22. greg133

    Munsters Koach

    Hi, I am looking for a Munsters Koach, does NOT have to be original, I just want to build one. Everything I've found is outrageously expensive; if anyone has one or knows anyone who does please let me know. I would list a price range but don't want to insult anyone who has a pre-determined value in their mind. Thanks!
  23. Just picked this up at a flee market for 5 smackers! It looks pretty old and has already been started. I plan on restoring this to something better then original. Now time to dig in and dismantle!
  24. I spotted this in the new truck kits thread and zoomed in; take a close look: Sorry if this has been mentioned before. There certainly could be some interesting decal possibilities for new issues.
  25. Were the three 1961 model year kits listed in the below ad the first of AMT's Sytline kits? Looks like SMP joined the party at some point, too, at least with Plymouth Valiant kit:
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