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  1. In today’s mail, a box from Atlantis, and some more decals from Indycal Decals.
  2. Here it is. My build of George Follmer’s 1973 RC Cola Porsche 917/10. Built using the AMT (Matchbox) 1/32 scale Martini Porsche 917/10 kit, and Indycal Decals. I’m really pleased with how this kit turned out. I always wanted to build a static kit, reflecting the old Aurora AFX slot car I bought from Auto World, of the same car back in 1973. The kit itself was great to build. The detail is pretty good for what it is. The rear cover comes off exposing the engine. But, once it’s on, it’s so tight, and the engine has so little detail, I decided to just leave it on for these photographs. I did cut the decals, so it can come off if it has to. Speaking of decals, the decals from Indycal Decals where great for this kit. They went down beautifully. And snugged down tight in the difficult places using Tamiya’s MarkFit Strong decal setting solution, as recommended on Indycal’s website. I’m please with the kit. I’m please with the decals. I’m please with the overall results. And I hope your pleased looking at it here too. Now to go find a bottle of Royal Crown Cola. And raise a toast to George Follmer, Porsche, and the great Can Am races of the 1960’s and 70’s.
  3. This is the setup on AMT’s Phantom Vicky?
  4. Any photos of the Phantom Vicky setup? I’m a little unclear what you guys are talking about. And my Phantom Vicky which I build about 20 years ago, is buried and inaccessible at this present time. Making it hard to pull out and look at.
  5. All right. A Mutt II. I really wish Round 2 would reissue MPC’s old Mustang II Cobra II kit. It’s been a long time. Too long.
  6. Nothing announced in the latest video that will be taking my money this month. Which is good. My wallet needs a break.
  7. It looks great. And you got the door to work. I’m impressed.
  8. Looks great. I love the old “Street Is Neat” decal on the back. I remember MPC putting that slogan, in that round shaped form, on or in a lot of their kits back in the early 70’s.
  9. Lovely Jags. All of them. Just added the Airfix 420 to my collection as of today. I’m thinking of going Tamiya Champagne Gold for mine.
  10. Please don’t boo me for this one. I know it’s totally inaccurate. But, I love it strictly from a nostalgic point of view. And that is the early 70’s Revell, now Atlantis, Jungle Jim Camaro funny car. After the Mean Maverick, another “drag racing” car I love, it was the second funny car I ever built. And the first one in the common 1/25th scale. Again, is a great kit? Most say no. But, it will always be favorite of mine. And I’m glad I had a chance through Atlantis’ reissue to enjoy the kit again.
  11. Oh, I understand all of that. And I’m big fan of Chris for a lot of the reasons you listed. That’s why I tried to not be to harsh in my criticism about his building of Gurney’s Indy car. He did very good job on the model in general. But, he did say he was going to do some research on colors. Obviously like others of us out here, I’m sure he found little. So he did the best he could. And other than my questioning his choice of painting the engine blue. I think he did a great job. And choosing to paint a Ford engine blue is not a great crime. After all, that’s probably the color most people think of, right or wrong, when it comes to Ford motors. I will keep watching Chris/HPI guy’s videos on YouTube. I like his builds. I like his sense of humor. He has a very mid-west sense of humor. Which makes sense since he’s from right next door in Wisconsin. His humor, mainly reflected in his comments, remind of several of my male cousins for some reason? And that’s a good thing. In fact, being that he lives fairly close to us over here in Minnesota, I hope someday I’ll get a chance to meet him. Maybe he can to the NNL North sometime, here in Twin Cities. (How about it Chris?) There are several other in the MCCM (Model Car Club of Minnesota) who also enjoy his work, and I’m know would love to meet him too.
  12. Nice build in the end. I’m glad to hear that the decals worked well. I am a little disappointed. He said he going to do some online research to get info for painting. So, I’m wondering where he got the idea that the engine should be paint blue? Engines painted Ford Blue really didn’t start until 1966. One of the restoration videos of the real car shows the engine apart. From what I could see, I did not see any blue paint on it. Other than that, Chris did his normal informative, and fun build. What it may lack in paint accuracy, he makes up in showing us how the kit goes together. And some things to watch out for in building the kit. Over all he did a good job.
  13. I watching the video on my smart TV right now. He’s just started painting. I’ll be curious on his color choices.
  14. The postal carrier dropped off some more fun stuff at my door today.
  15. Oh! I forgot. What should have been my all time favorite drag racing model, is AMT’s Cal Drag Combo Falcon Funny Car. With the Tim Boyd Racing and Writing decals used as the sponsor for the car. The only reason it did not make it as my favorite, is because the Tim Boyd Racing and Writing decals, and the Driver: Battlin’ Boyd decal will not show up well with the color I choose to paint my Falcon, Galaxie, and trailer. And that is with Tamiya’s TS-54, Light Metallic Blue. Which is really not a very light blue as you can see below. And too close to the color of the decals I mentioned above. Which you can also see below. Bummer! Now, before people start jumping on me. The above is all done tongue in cheek. Giving a fun little poke at Mr. Boyd, whom I have the greatest respect for. I did seriously debate painting the Falcon white, to use the “Boyd” decals. And it is a shame they would not show up on my Falcon in the color I choose paint it in. Not to embarrass Mr. Body, but it would have been fun to use them.
  16. Your Lotus Turbine Car looks great. I too have one in my stash that I need to build one day.
  17. Tim, I have several of your books, including the one on Drag Racing Model Kits. Your books, your writing style, and your knowledge on model cars is second to none. And I can’t disagree with any of what you said in post here. I’m not the biggest drag racing guy. But, of the kits you mentioned above, my favorite is AMT’s old Double Dragster kit. It’s fun to build. With many fun variations. A classic kit in my view.
  18. Thank you for the info. By the way, if you see the thread I started on the 1/32 scale MPC 917, you’ll see my thoughts on Indycals decals. They are some of the nicest decals I’ve ever used. So far, I’m impressed with their stuff.
  19. My Indycal decals came for this car in today’s mail. Using their decals on my AMT/Matchbox Porsche 917/10, I have no worries at all about using these on the MPC/Airfix 917.
  20. The model looks great. I sure miss those big old Cadillacs. They sure had style.
  21. If the photo above is what the kit looks like when done. I personally would not be pleased. The thing looks awful. The proportions are way off. I hope yours looks better than that when you get it Mike.
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