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Bill J

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    1/25 and 1/24

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    Valley of The Sun
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    Bill Jay

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  1. Super nice 67 Cougar GT. I really like that color, perfect for the Cougar. Great paint job. The 67 brings back memories for me. In 1969-71 I had a nice black on black 67 Cougar GT, 390, 4-speed without air conditioning. I had some Crager wheels on it. Goodyear Ployglas GT tires which I burned through a lot. I was young I got inside that 390 and put in solid lifters/rockers and a NASCAR FE cam. Put on some headers and it was a go getter. We also had a 69 Torino Cobra with the 428 CJ with a C6 tranny that the wife drove. We used to meet at my parents after work once a week and then we'd dr
  2. You really are my hero Gerald! Carry on
  3. Very cool pics, thanks for sharing the link
  4. Nice work so far Gerald. I am a little baffled as to why you are changing the top of the windshield. The real problem might be us sourcing a clear windshield after the mods. I was thinking just buy a 76 Torino kit for the glass, that seems "out the windiw" now. Am I missing something? I was hoping for the Montego earlier version, the one used after the 73 Montego GT. I know, you can't please us all
  5. Two of the most beautiful sprts cars ever made. Awesome
  6. Super nice Dno. Excellent build. The Dino has a special place when you hear the story of Dino Ferrari and his father. I love the little Dino designed 6 cylinder engine. Perfect detailing.
  7. I like it, mostly. I can see replacing or remodeling the brake rotors and for sure replacing the valve covers, they are pretty far off and some knock offs from the parts box too. All said, the model looks like a must have for me.
  8. I like the Salvino's Charger a lot. Best kit they've done so far. My guess is they are planning some later versions, marking wise and they appear to have a small block engine in the kit for the car which they ran like 76-77 or so. I am going to have to quit staring at these bodies on the table and start building again. I get my excellent 73 Montego GT in today's mail. Tim and Gerald are my heroes
  9. Some one forgot to tell Mr. Petty
  10. The Charger looks great. The painting is spot on and the kit looks like a worthy investment. Maybe Salvino is coming around. It will be interesting to see the 71 Charger kit too.
  11. Very nice MK IV. Looks like the real car. I do believe that LMM made the best MK IV. I wish they stll sold the Gurney/Foyt car. I would love to build one. I have one of the LMM GT-40 MK I kits, the full detail one. Directions are limited and there is a lot to the kit. I have looked it over a time or two but always close the box back up. LMM are very nice people to deal with. Angèle goes all out to please.
  12. Nice work so far on the J car. Looking forward to more progress. I always learn something from you guys
  13. I don't think so Doc. I seldom clear coat, I figure it's one more way to ruin a paint job. I live in the desert and usually decals hold up well without clear. Some years ago I did a Wood Brother's T'Bird that was all poppy red and it had Slixx decals on it. The paint was kind of dull so I shot it with Testor's clear, it now looks like a million cracks all over. The paint had been cured for like 10 years and the Testor's clear ruined it. The original paint was Testor's Model Master Chevrolet Engine Red. All enamels. I just have bad results when clearing. Which is why I decided to try the P
  14. The bottle you show in your original post Doc is the right product. I have a bottle and have used it a few times. It has a little learning curve. I found that it may look like you've ruined your finish, just walk away and it will likly settle, smooth out and be perfect. For sure, test a few times. I used it over Tamiya gold to smooth the gold paint before I decaled this Coke Mercury. First shot it looked like I was going to have to strip and start over, I walked away and let it settle and it was perfect after a short time. .
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