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Dick Jesse's "Mr. Unswitchable."

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 Very clean work! Especially considering you had to make it out of three bad ones. B)

I still have the one I built in 1968. I should dig that thing out and restore it sometime. 

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Great build.I have a couple of these.As much as I like it...it's poorly tooled.JMO

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 have never seen that kit look that good. Any chassis photos? IIRC mine had a separate roof...tough build for a kid. 

I make screen printed decals for that kit if you need some. 

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Hi, thanks for all the nice comments😊... The body's are mostly ok, the chassis however, all the joints for the suspension parts brake off or are glued  on, same with blue tinted glass. It's not 100% accurate to the real one but it's what MPC tooled up year's ago and has it charm...

 

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When I built mine as a kid, I painted the frame yellow (and not too well, either), as shown on the box art. Over the years the frame has pretty much fallen apart (though I think I have all the pieces) and need to rebuild it anyway, so I'm gonna strip it, take off all the mold lines, and repaint it. What color was the frame on the real one. Black? 

I was originally gonna strip and repaint the body, too, but now I think I'm just gonna leave the original paint on it as a "survivor." The decals are in bad shape and starting to flake off. If I could get new decals, I might try to polish out the existing paint (I think it was Pactra Red, and it looks thick enough to take a polish). 

Dave Van, do you make your decals available to others? I might be interested in a set. SnakeACP45 at AOL dot com. B)

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1 hour ago, Snake45 said:

What color was the frame on the real one. Black? 

 

Snake, it looks to be a silver colored frame in this shot.

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That paint is gorgeous, mile deep.  Nice build sir.  cheers, tim

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3 hours ago, magicmustang said:

Snake, it looks to be a silver colored frame in this shot.

Mr Unswitchable GTO.png

I've seen several pictures and articles on this car. Best I remember.......And I think the chassis was a real light metallic blue

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MM and GTX, just what I need to know! I'll see what I have in rattlecans in the light gray or blue-gray area. I'm not going for complete accuracy (the model isn't even CLOSE to the real car), but anything in that neighborhood HAS to be better than the drippy yellow that's on there now. B)

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Chris, yours looks great!

Here's the Car Craft cutaway pic for those who want total accuracy. Seems I remember TooOld on the forum was doing a scratch built frame!   

Dick Jesse '67 GTO FC cutaway.jpg

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Speed city resin makes a correct Mr. Unswitchable for anyone interested I have ordered from him before and his products are top notch 4A0A4136-AA8A-4C04-B552-F6BD53C24C1E.jpeg.3684d70e75fc06c686f42009a3b8e3b3.jpeg

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What color is it? What color is the primer and did you use a gold or silver under layment?

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On 1/21/2020 at 9:16 AM, Dave Van said:

 have never seen that kit look that good. Any chassis photos? IIRC mine had a separate roof...tough build for a kid. 

I make screen printed decals for that kit if you need some. 

Hi Dave, I would be interested in a set of decals for this. Where would I be able to purchase a set? Please let me know ! Thanks!

Phil

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On 1/22/2020 at 3:09 PM, gtx6970 said:

I've seen several pictures and articles on this car. Best I remember.......And I think the chassis was a real light metallic blue

The rectangular steel frame was black , all of the upper tubing was in fact a very pale blue/almost silver .

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I remember as a kid reading one of those Drag Racing comic books (Clint Curtis and the Road Knights?)  and they featured this car in one of the stories.  Ever since then I have lusted for this model.  Yours is easily the nicest one I have seen photographed.  One of the tragedies of our modern hi-tech drag racing scene is that nobody would DREAM of building such a radical car these days.  Regardless of how well it ran it is a solid 10 on the cool factor scale.

Cheers

Alan

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I've gotta say.....this is one car that I've never seen before. Very clean work on this car. 

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