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r60man

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    John Clauss

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  1. We are always our own worst critics. Looks phenomenal. May have to pick that kit up.
  2. I love racing, and I pretty much just build racing vehicles. NASCAR is between a rock and hard place. The concept of "stock" cars went out in the mid-60s when they went to running Ford Chassis under every car on the track. Safety and other concerns made NASCAR want to move in the direction of a "common template" car, a car that Dale Earnhardt Sr. fought against very much. NASCAR used his death to get the idea through, so now no makers have an aerodynamic advantage. Quick question, Can I buy a Toyota Camry with a V8? No, I can not. To be fair though most of the things we see running a
  3. Just got mine on Saturday (new subscriber). I was very happy. I thumbed through and looked at the pictures, but I haven't really "read" it yet. Looks and feels great!
  4. For my wheels I use a bottle of Testers Model Master clear flat that I got years ago. The brush on lays down nice and flat, but it gets rid of the gloss and the decal disappears nicely and it looks like it is printed on the tire. Hopefully you can find a bottle of the stuff. I have had mine for 20 years and I haven't used much at all.
  5. Lowering really transforms the look entirely. I would hate to come across a speed bump while driving that! Fun stuff, great work!
  6. I have an R75/6 in 1:1 scale in the garage. The color is "Monza Blue" same as the /5 you are building. Doing great so far. I would like to get one, but I have to say the spokes scare me, and I would want to do a /6 like mine. Not too different, except different gauges, different handlebar controls for the lights and such, and disc brake in front as opposed to the drum brake.
  7. I worked in a Blockbuster. You nailed it. Great work.
  8. Ferrari heat shielding has a waffling pattern to it. I found that the foil liners on Marlboro cigarette packs is a very close scale match. When I calculated it is was with an 1/4 inch. I had a buddy that still smoked and had him save me a few. Goes on very easily with white glue, or rubber cement. It has been responsible for at least two wins in shows that I know of, the overall look is stunning. Good luck with the rest of the build the start is amazing.
  9. I am building a Black widow right now. Having issues with foil, I think mine is too old and not sticking as well as it should. Thinking I should just paint it. But this is a great resource, thanks!
  10. I have that kit. It may move to the top of the list, but I am really itching to build either Tim Flock's Hudson or Chrysler 300 from Moebius.
  11. Back in 1970 I was 6, but I had two older sisters. My father worked at a Harley dealership. Dad brought home the model and we built it as a family project. My oldest sister who was 14 at the time had built quite a few model, and she was good at it. She took the lead, and they let me do real simple stuff. Dad took the built one in and put it in the display case. Someone came in and asked about it, and Dad showed him the kit. He didn't want a kit, he wanted the one in the case. Dad made what he thought was a silly expensive price, and the guy paid. So he brought home another kit. Meanwhile
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