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  1. A while back I scored a Revell HotRod Tom McEwen Funny Car/ RE dragster kit at a yard sale. I believe this kit was released in the mid 80's, but I think the tooling dates back to the mid 70's. I know the decals had a copyright date on them of 1975. I built the RE dragster first. Although the kit had a great deal of flash on it, it went together pretty well, although I was never able to get the body work to fit as well as I thought it should. Unfortunately, the decals were in sad shape, cracked/crinkled, dirty and brittle. I tried spraying several very light coats of clear lacquer on them and although they are still yellowed, they did apply fairly well. They did need a LOT of MicroSol and warm air to get them to lay down, but overall they were serviceable. Paint is Testors white, and Italian Red on the body and Tamiya Racing Blue on the wing. The frame is painted with Tamiya Metallic Blue. Thank you all for looking! Comments welcomed.
  2. That looks like it turned out fantastic!! Excellent work sir!!
  3. Thank you for the response Mr. Smith!!
  4. That turned out GREAT!! Beautiful work!!
  5. Sir, if you don't mind me asking, what color paint are you using on this build as the body/chassis color??
  6. As a long time open wheel fan, I'm definitely looking forward to more of this one!! Great start so far!!
  7. That turned out VERY nice!! Great job!!
  8. It is a pulling tractor. In the US they have competitions to see who can pull a weighted load the furthest using a tractor. They have different classes with different rules. It can draw some BIG crowds and pays serious money to win. This would compete in the unlimited class in all likelihood. Search YouTube for Tractor Pulls to see what it is about.
  9. You did an outstanding job on a notoriously difficult build!! It looks "Right" and you attention to detail is fantastic.
  10. Beautiful builds!! Just fantastic. As an aside, I was devastated when "Zookeeper" made his last pass in 1969.
  11. Beautiful build!! Fantastic paint job and amazing decals!!
  12. Awesome, outstanding, fantastic!! That is one beautiful build!!
  13. I acquired a Revell 1/16 Gene Snow Charger several years ago and began working on it more than 2 years ago. As is typical with many these older kits, the tires were an issue and unfortunately, the kit had experienced some heat at some point, as some of the plastic was very brittle and deformed. Nevertheless, it assembled in to a reasonable shelf model. Among the modifications: I relocated the rear end, modified the doghouse over the injector hat, modified the cockpit tin, fixed the front wheels in to a slight turn (not an option...the ends of the front axle were both broken!) and used aftermarket tires and Chuck Boerner decals. Paint is Tamiya Metallic Red TS-18 over a Silver base. Comments welcome and THANKS for looking!!
  14. Very NICE!! Between the decals and the paint it just shimmers. Great job!!
  15. Great job!! This turned out FANTASTIC!! I remember watching the highlights of the Daytona 500 where this car ran. They did an amazing job to be competitive with a car that had a huge HP handicap. A great tribute to an outstanding effort
  16. Very Nice!! I was a huge fan of the Can-Am series. This is a great job of recreating one of the landmark cars!
  17. Impressive work sir!! Love the paint job!
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