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E St. Kruiser50

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  1. Been havin' a whole lot of fun buying OLD and NEW kits for years. Got me a stash way big enough that I'll never come close to building them all . I came up with the idea that if I was a collector then I could buy all I want and not have to worry about building everything or justifying for feeling guilty - 'CAUSE I DON'T . Now I have enough to pick and choose from, and the rest will go to someone else someday when I'm not around anymore - WORKS GREAT FOR ME .
  2. This whole idea of restoring these old kits is kinda new to me, but this one sure is a lot of fun. I usually want to change something some way or other, but because these old kits are so cool, to me, they deserve to be kept original . I have all the body parts, as it came complete, except for the engine (Still worth $ 2.50 ). Just glad to have it. Here's the "Kit" .
  3. Glad you guy's enjoyed these . You can tell that "Back in The Day", that there was more "esthetic style and appeal" in their designs, like with their cars, than the more contemporary conventional designs today, that are more about function and economics, and less about style.
  4. Thanks for the list. I wasn't aware of the first three. Now I can keep my "Antennas Up" for when I go to Swap meets. Never seen those three on eBay.
  5. A friend of mine emailed me these pics, and thought some of you truck guy's and auto history guy's might enjoy these <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" /> . <img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/image005.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehuggerdave/image002.jpg" border="0" class="linked-image" /> <img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh49/treehu
  6. Got the entire car rubbed out, and I did a little touch-up with some black and some red paint, to fix a few minor flaws. It looks way better than I expected it too. I'll add some BMF, and glue the chrome window frame in and post more pics. Later on I'll use Alclad ll Chrome to redo the stock wire wheels, and a few other pieces. THIS IS FUN - never done this before.
  7. These old kits are pretty rare and collectable, so when I found both the Mercer and the Stutz in a bag for $5.00 at a model show, I SNAGGED 'UM <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="cool.gif" /> . I've never seen one of these old Renwall kits built on a forum or at a model contest, and I've wanted one forever, but wouldn't pay the price seen on ebay, so now I got two and will restore them as best as possible. The good thing is they AREN'T GLUE BOMBS <img src="style_
  8. Thanks Mark . Actually, it was Ron's father who passed, but I do appreciate your kindness - dave
  9. Gotta figure out what I'm going to work on next. I'm in the mood for a few small projects after this is done, so I may restore my Renwall '66 Stutz Bearcat, that I picked up last month. Pretty cool old kit. That'ed be fun
  10. Most everything is done now, except for the completed engine and the radiator assembly being installed. The body and it's appearance is closer to stock than I had initially planned, but as I progressed, it seemed like this was the right way to complete the close-to restoration.
  11. Just remember that there are 'Tons" of shades of reds and yellows as well as every other color, so not only is the color important, but so is the shade - PASTELS VS. INTENSE The Chev's color pictured here is called "Scarlet Red" by PPG, and is the most beautiful brilliant red I've ever seen. Every show I've taken it to, it has taken top honors, including a People's Choice and "model of the year".
  12. For me, Novus #2 works beautifully, followed up by 3M Finesse-it ll Finishing Material, that I get at a local auto paint and supply store. After a week, as per the manufacturer, I wax with Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze. For a cloth, I go to Tap Plastics here on the West Coast, they have a chain from Calif. to Wash, and get several of their polishing clothes made specifically for polishing plastic, which paint is. The finish will amaze you , if you take your time on each step .
  13. I build mostly in 1/24th or 1/25th scale but have a few 1/16th finished projects, and have a stack of unstarted 1/16th kits . I also have a 1/9th scale scratch-built 40's art-deco bicycle in the works, as well as a ?? scale scratch-built low-rider style 1930's Hiawatha streamliner locomotve train engine and coal tender- neither automotive, so won't be seen on this forum .
  14. How about the name of a project I have on the bench. I'm building a street rod version, because I love the sound of the name . "MAYBACH ZEPPLIN"
  15. It's a nice quiet Saturday here in Portland. Over-cast and cool. A nice day to be lazy and play with my toyz - indoors . Today I'm working on my restored '60 Buick vert. Getting ready to bend up a new hood hinge. This morning I finished the foiling of the trim, got the rear window trimmed and fitted, and glued into place, the vert roof glued to the body, and the interior installed - a good day so far , but I feel a nap coming on . Here's my play room - Gotta get back to the hinge now .
  16. That's right HARRY Both the "PONY CAR" era and the "MUSCLE CAR" ERA, both came into being over time and the terms were, as I said before, created and used over the decades by the the writers of the most popular magazines, which were a huge part of the auto culture back then. Much more than now. When you look back over time and history, the first Corvette and the first Thunderbird could have been the first pony cars as well as the first muscle cars.The '55 Corvette came out with A V8 and fuel injection, and Fords answer was a Y-block V8 with a Paxton supercharger - So who's really to say
  17. You can usually buy them cheaper than the new kits showing up at your LHS.
  18. In my experience you can never let primer dry too long. 5 days is usually about how long I let it dry anyway, before the final sanding. But as someone here suggested, you may have gone TOO FINE ON THE SANDPAPER, when you prepped the primer. I never go finer than 800 grit, with wet or dry paper. I usually sand dry, before shooting color.
  19. Good question Harry I don't really think there is one good definitive answer, even though you'll probably get plenty of "Expert Opinions" , and lots of controversy over comments like mine, but hey - I was there. I grew up in southern Calif. in the "GOLDEN AGE" of the 50's and 60's. The term "PonyCar" as I remember was coined some time after the Camaro's came out, and along with the Mustang, were put into that competitive catagory by the magazine writers of the day - ROAD AND TRACK - and so forth. In that "GOLDEN AGE", we were all car crazy and speed crazy. The whole culture at the
  20. Bought an old Mercer '66 Renwall kit, and the wrap around speedster windshield has yellowed with age. Anyone out there dealt with this successfully???? Thanks for any help - dave <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="" border="0" alt="smile.gif" />
  21. Hey Robby If you go back and re-read my post on painting, go to the second half, about multi-color paint jobs, there is a reference there on tape pulling up paint and how to avoid it, and there are some added benefits mentioned that'll help you too. I posted a COOL FACED EMOTICON WITH SUN GLASSES, and arrows pointing towards the paragraph, so you can find it.....I ADDED BOLD PRINT TO THE PART ABOUT TAPE PULLING PAINT. By the way, Tamiya tape is all I have used since it was intrduced, and HAVE NEVER HAD ANY ISSUE WITH IT - I LOVE IT . JUST BE CAREFULL WITH THE 2" TAPE - SOMETHING AB
  22. I think it's great that there have been so many "POSITIVE" comments here about this hobby we all love so much . With the world around us seemingly going a bit crazy right now with the events at "Fort Hood", and even locally here in Portland, and elsewhere, over the last few weeks, with shooters in several different events taking lives, wounding many others, and then taking their own lives, I think it's accurate to say that we all need a place to go and enjoy ourselves, to feel safe, and express our love of this hobby without the onslaught of more anger and bitternes that seems to have t
  23. Actually, that's a fun place to be too - lookin' forward to the next "SCORE" . GOOD LUCK ON THAT - dave
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