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  1. On 8/12/2017 at 7:55 PM, RandyB. said:

    My latest build. A nice easy build. Had to adjust the front wheels back a bit. AMT used the chassis from the '66 Wildcat for this one causing the wheelbase to be a bit too long. Front wheels were hitting the fender wells.









    Wow! Very nice job.

  2. On 9/17/2023 at 9:14 PM, Daddyfink said:

    Well, one must consider that they where designed to be assembled and taken apart to change them up a bit. Hence the toy like construction of some of the parts. 

    I could never figure out to build the “Switcher” kits so that the left over parts could be switched to do other variations later. The kits just would not stay together without gluing the “switcher” parts together. Beyond that, I kind of liked the two or three Switcher kits I’ve built in the past.

  3. When the ‘65 was brought up at the MCCM meeting last night, none of us were sure of origins of the kit. A “Craftsman Plus” ‘65 GTO? And now you guys mention a ‘68 too? What is the origins and history of these two kits? What is a “Craftsman Plus” kit? How is it different from a regular AMT kit, or a traditional AMT “Craftsman” kit? I’m interested in knowing more. And two cars I will more than likely add to my collection when they out. 

  4. 8 hours ago, Dang 10 said:

    Oh man, that shine looks great! Nice job! When I built mine, the frames were a bit warped, didn’t realize it really until I glued the frames together. But I was able to resolve it. 

    I had the same problem. Thanks for the compliment.

  5. On 10/4/2022 at 7:47 PM, ea0863 said:

    I'm liking your build. Did you do anything to the body finish?

    Thank you. And no, I did nothing to the finish the body. The plastic straight out of the box is that shiny.

  6. An update on this one. Then I finished this kit, something just didn’t look quite right about the front end of the car. Today, I was looking around my work area and I found out why. The kit came with a chrome piece to go on the top of the front bumper, I had completely forgotten about it. I’ve had this kit for while, and at one point forgot to put the part back in the box with the rest of kit. And not reading the instructions, I completely forgot the part even existed. Not even noticing it was missing. But yet, in the back of my mind something didn’t look right with the finished product. So here it is, with the missed piece in it’s rightful place. I think it helps improve the look of the model. 



  7. On 2/22/2018 at 7:55 PM, Dave B said:

    Some time back I was lucky enough to be given an old scale vac form body of this car, see

    Anyway using 0.040" styrene I peaked the nose and vacformed new sills as they were both flat to allow the slot car body to come off the pattern.  I finished in auto acrylic and used VRM Mecom Corvette Grand Sport decals.  I know it is not correct and in this body configuration it never ran as #2 but I am rather pleased with it.  It is basically a curbside with motor for the quad cross over webers and a rather amateurish rear suspension visible under the rear glass. It has completed a gap in my Ford GT collection.  Thanks for looking


    Dave B








    I'm looking for one these, at a reasonable price. From searches online, that is a tough task. 

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  8. 9 hours ago, #1 model citizen said:

    The MG is cool! I have had good results with the older Humbrol enamel paints. I bought a bunch during a close out maybe 30 years ago and most are still quite usable. I’ve bought some more recently but have not worked with them much, but they seem ok. I did try mixing some with some Model Masters paint and airbrushed the mix. The result was less than desirable but I think that had more to do with my inexperience with the airbrush. It didn’t look any worse then the previous failed attempts. I will have to give it another shot now that I’ve prepped the body for the 4th time😣

    I’ll stay with my Tamiya paint. Over all it’s good stuff. Rarely have I been disappointed with anything I’ve ever purchased with the Tamiya brand name. 

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