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  1. Thank you, Bill. I am honored!
  2. Just seems like a natural solution.
  3. Well, he sure could have. Curb weight was less than 1,500 lbs., and I was getting somewhere between 18-30 mpg. That's a lot of cruising on 10-gal refills. Although, at less than .50 a gallon, we didn't really care. I also had a 1965 VW Bus at the time as a stable mate as my daily driver. I used it as a parts collector workhorse for my project and turned it into a surf mobile. Lots of stories there! See below. I ran out of gas twice in one day because I only put in a quarter's worth. Kids!
  4. Hi Mark; Great job! Now, you have inspired me to tell you my story (don't worry, here's the short version). In 1970, as a 17 yr. Old High School Junior, I was looking for a project to spend my vast summer lawn mowing fortune on and decided to build a 1:1 Fiberfab Avenger GT12. I ordered the deluxe kit (including the glass and frame stiffeners) from the back of a Popular Mechanics magazine. About six weeks later, a semi pulled up in front of my parent's house and dropped off a giant, loosely constructed wooden crate. Nearly three years later, it was legal and became my daily driver. My parent's garage would never be the same again. Flash forward more than 40 years. After retiring, I wondered what had ever happened to my old car and jumped on the internet, hoping to find my car. As you know, kit-car kits are just a starting point, allowing owners/fabricators to add anything and everything to make it their own. On mine, I cut out sunroofs over the seats, added a '70 Dodge Challenger fuel cap, AMC Javelin door handles, a scoop over the Holly 2 brl Bug Spray carburetor, megaphone exhaust headers, and a bunch of other stuff. I was sure could identify "my" car amongst the dozens for sale. Sadly, I had no luck, but I did stumble across vintage IMC kits. At first, I was in shock! I had no idea, nor could I believe, any model company would invest in such a rare, low-numbers, quirky-scale model. But boy, was I excited they did and snapped up four kits and set out to recreate "my" car on a 1/25 scale. This is as close to what my high school girlfriend dubbed the Green Bean as my limited modeling skills would allow. I had never opened the doors on a model before. Best regards, Steve
  5. Sweet! Now that was a time!! Well done!!!!
  6. This is a redo of my first attempt to build my all-time favorite Corvette. Initially, I tried to combine the most iconic features from the classic ’63 and ’67 Stingrays with other unique features, like posable halo headlights, then gave it modern suspension upgrades, more power, and gullwing doors. It was a lot of work. There were a lot of problems: the doors didn’t have the right shape, the tilt-up hood and front fender assembly looked heavy and just didn’t fit, plus there were a lot of other serious flaws. But in the end, I surrendered and gave myself a solid C-. So it sat in my display cabinet for a few years until I couldn’t take it anymore. I hope you enjoy this go-round. I give it a solid B. There is always room for improvement!
  7. Very nice! I really like the finish treatment on the chopped-top seams! Well done!!!!
  8. Spectacular....all three and excellent photography. Well done!
  9. I'd say you had a great year. Well done, one and all!
  10. Lobo2me


    Cool! Very original! Well done!!!!
  11. Hey Claude; The boat and a couple of those cars could have driven right out of an episode of The Thunderbirds! Well done....each and every one!!!!
  12. That is one mean machine! Well done!!!!
  13. Really nice! Great job!!!! It is a worthy tribute and a special keepsake. I've done a couple of the really important vehicles that helped me grow up. Keep modeling!!!!!
  14. Nice job on the bookends. Love the shot of the early Camaro and the 6th and last gen. Well done!
  15. The Wild West meets American Pie. Well done! I like the mods.
  16. Rat Rods are the automotive anti-Christ of the Hot Rod world. I had a great time adding a lot of little details and personal touches. Like my favorite comedy trio, my hockey team, and "stick shift", and most of the license plates are significant family dates. Keep modeling....
  17. Thanks, Paul. That would certainly be entertaining! Biggy Rat may not be as fast down the Mulsanne Straight but it probably would be louder!
  18. Well done wrestling this one to the ground. I'm surprised you didn't go "postal" with all those headaches! Good job!!!!
  19. Super duper! KAPOW!!! Well done....
  20. Very cool. Love the lights. Great job, nice tribute!
  21. Beautiful! Nice job all around and spectacular motor!
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