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Merkur XR4Ti

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    Portland, Maine
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    Steve Salhany

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  1. Currently the only way to build a Camaro is with a resin body; there is a pent-up demand and desire for a Camaro plastic kit even with the change coming next year. I think these kits will be very successful for them.
  2. I've been wanting to build this car for a very long time. This is the famous Warthog. This is built using an upcoming 3 Amigos decal sheet. I used a Powerslide resin Camaro body on a modified Revell Gen6 snap chassis. The paint is Testor's Dark Ghost Grey. All the graphics, including the innumerable rivets, are on the very large decal sheet. The shark mouth is comprised of 13 separate decals. The neon roof number is made from three layers of decals. I'm thrilled with the way this model came out.
  3. Just off the workbench: Ricky Stenhouse Jr’s Fifth Third Bank Ford Fusion. Ricky got his first career win at Talladega in this car, in 2017. Stoney’s decals, Testor’s Big Bad Blue, and Tamiya TS-15 were used. I made a front splitter from sheet plastic and adjusted the ride height using the Clay Kemp methods shown in his YouTube videos.
  4. I'm building the Smokey and the Bandit version of this now and the one thing I do like about the kit with it's diecast origins is that it assembles very, very solidly. Good strong attachment points, holes for mirrors, clever engineering of the headlight and grille assembly. And in black it looks good.
  5. It's the overhead lights reflecting off the hood.
  6. This car was driven in the 2003 Daytona 500 for Andy Petree Racing. I commissioned Sam Lopez of 3 Amigos Decals to make the graphics for this car, as I had always wanted to build it. Paint is Tamiya TS-50.
  7. I got the vermillions from Salvino's as I'm a member of their builders club. I believe they are also available at Mike's Decals.
  8. Built from the recently-issued brand new Salvino's kit. The Rocket Red is all decals, I only painted the blue (Tamiya TS-23). I didn't have to make any mods except narrowing the rear track; the stance is right out of the box using one rear spacer just like the instructions said. This was a very fun build.
  9. Salvino's is a 3 man company that produces runs of 5000 kits each. I like them and am part of the Builder's Club, but it's much easier to be transparent when you're a very small company as opposed to Revell which is a large company that will produce kit runs of more than 100,000 kits.
  10. Jay, this is an amazing replica. Love it!
  11. I love the new issue! One question: are there guidelines or requirements for having our forum builds appear in the magazine? I saw those pics and really enjoyed that section of the magazine, would love to get one of mine in there one day. Just wondering about requirements.
  12. Here's a look at mine, just painted, no decals. Might give a better idea of the body. I'm very pleased with the body lines and stance right out of the box.
  13. This was built from the excellent new 3 Amigos decal sheet. I had been wanting to build this car forever! I used a pro finish Monte Carlo as I think the body is more accurate than the one in the glue kit. I painted it black, then misted the white background on the lower part of the body. All the rest is on the decal sheet, which was exceptionally easy to use. The colors are vibrant and the graphics perfect.
  14. Shockingly this is the first '57 Chevy I've ever built. Out of the excellent Revell kit, painted with Scale Finishes Dusk Rose.
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