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  1. Me and a couple friends went to the Mecum auction in Indy yesterday. Here's some cars I thought were interesting. I'll add more pics later. McLaren Speedtail....
  2. Thanks again vamach1! That last pic shows exactly what I’m looking for.
  3. Wow, thanks for that link Rich! Very helpful! And the period photos of the 1:1 car from Gramps46 are awesome! I'm going to look into replacing the side glass (as you and vamach1 mentioned in the link) with something else although I don't know what at this point. I got this Revell/Monogram kit a couple years ago. When I opened the box and saw the kit instructions, I had a dejavu moment. I must have built this model when I was very young, around 11-12 years old probably. Although I don't remember finishing the model, those instructions must have been imbedded in my brain. It was like a flashback in time for me. I also found some notes on building it here: www.alexkung1.com/scale/fordgt/index.htm that will be helpful to me. Thanks again!
  4. I'm just starting this build this and would like to know what colors to paint the engine, suspension, main body floor, etc. Does anyone have any color reference pics of this early Ford GT? TIA.
  5. Looks like it might be difficult to change a tire on that!
  6. Saw this nice ‘55 or ‘56 (?) Ford Fairlane in a parking lot near home yesterday.
  7. Very cool! I like how you made the connection between the front and rear units extendable/retractable to accommodate different length logs. Very creative!
  8. Like the others have said, the paint finish is excellent and overall a beautiful build!
  9. I just finished this up yesterday. Like others have said, this is a finicky and delicate kit. I thought it was a fun build. Like 69 H.O. Firebird, I increased the length of the front seat post so the seat is at a more horizontal orientation. I also replaced the black "cables" that came with the kit with white 29 gauge silicone coated wire. 69 H.O. Firebird gave me the idea to use a pin vice to drill out the handbrake levers to attach the cables. I used .005" thick aluminum tape and cut it into 1/16" strips to make the clips holding the cables to the frame. I googled the internet to find different seat options and found a pic of one I liked and I used Molotow to make the silver stripes on it. I didn't cement the kickstand to the frame so it can be placed in the parked position or retracted. The decal on the chain guard split into 3 pieces while applying it, so part of the N is missing in ORANGE. Comments welcome! actual seat from internet: I'm thinking of someday doing a diorama depicting this advertisement (but without the kid on the bike!)...
  10. Great video Raul! Looks like it would be more work to do than actually building the model! I wish I could get my Lego people to build some of my models!
  11. Very cool Samdiego! I’m currently building the orange krate but doing it mostly box stock. I was thinking of building it with an extended fork like yours but didn’t see a way to do it with the limited skills I have. Great job!!
  12. Nice rendition of this! https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1964-CHEVROLET-NOVA-CUSTOM-GASSER-200755
  13. Nice diorama and beautiful GT40! Yui fits perfectly on it's fender! Would like to see more of your figure collection.
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