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Modelmikey

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  1. Cool build! Wish toyota still made a AWD Celica.
  2. Not sure how much better a 370 is then 350, 20hp on a big diesel doesn't tell the whole story. I've heard old drivers say a 300cummins would out pull 350 on a hill. I think in the early 70's that was about it for big power, cat was just coming of age. If your going for a vintage heavy hauler tractor, a 12V71 Detroit would have been a good choice.
  3. One thing I have to add is (although I don't think people are building this in mass numbers) is DON'T glue the front bumper on until final assembly, it makes putting the floor in a huge pain, I cracked the right front fender in the process, not much give/stretch.
  4. The fella who wanted me to build this had a '95. The hood/grill seems to be the only difference between this and the '92 that I started with.
  5. The sun is shinning so here are some outdoor pics, up close of the aluminum rim, I put the cougar center cap in it.
  6. We all have that one kit that doesn't want to be finished, this one was it for me. It started as a '92 cougar but I had a reaction with the paint and it etched the body. Odd thing is it was Duplicolor flat black over duplicolor sandable primer, sprayed that combo before and after no problems. I did spray it on a super hot day, so I guess thats why. Anyway.... Here is a inprogress thread http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=86394&hl=cougar I picked up a '90 body off of ebay, and kept on. Kit is actually well detailed and went together good. Not my first taste in car
  7. Nice build, the exhaust jogged my memory that these cars had a reversed head, with the intake on the front side, inside of on the back. They are either F20B's or H22's I belive.
  8. Annual Spring hobby show in Shearwater NS, spring is a loose term since we have a zillion feet of snow right now. Here is a link: http://www.shearwateraviationmuseum.ns.ca/modelshowrules.htm
  9. Thanks! Its a Dark blue, Tamiya French navy blue. Here is a close up, shows the color better.
  10. This is my favorite so far I've mine. I don't even know where to start for other people's favorites, 1000's of great models out in internet land!
  11. Nice clean build Hope to see it at Shearwater this year.
  12. I know about a dust mask, figured a milling machine might have a bit more finesse and control then a dremel.
  13. I'm not sure about the Perfect it taking off the clear, but I have striped Laquer with 99% isopropl alcohol, which I don't think will touch the enamal. The opposite seems true for castrol super clean, takes off enamal but not laquer. Maybe make up something to test? The 99% alcohol is the only thing I found to take off Duplicolor color match, which caused it to more or less peel off. Hope thats a help!
  14. Nice clean build, love these Camaro's
  15. Sweet build, looks great.
  16. Awesome build, love the look of the old skool Skylines. I want to build a Datsun 510 in similar fashion to that, as in color/wheel combo's and stance.
  17. Cool build, I love seeing different/odd ball kits. I still putt putt around in a '96 accord, not a wagon tho. I don't remeber that last time I saw one, I think they were pretty rare here compared to the 2/4dr's.
  18. Nice clean build, looks good in that color.
  19. I have a cab from AITM and I would like to thin it out. I was wondering if anyone had ever machined a resin casting, I'm afraid it would chatter so bad it would crack.
  20. Nice build, I never even heard of Lancia until I read your in progress. Then a magazine I bought had a cool article on the company and a lot of cars through the years.
  21. Small update, with so much snow I've spend more time shoveling then building. My dads truck had a toolbox behind the cab, so I scrach built this one, and here is some stuff to put in it, mostly from the Italeri accessories kit. The pry bar I made from 1/16" aluminum rod, and flattened the ends, then filed to suit.Thats a photo etch hinge, I'll put the top on after its painted
  22. Nice build, that interior is awesome! Spot on!
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