June 30, 2021
Chaz, I think Bozzer knew of a 1/16 4th Gen Firebird😉
such cool album. i like that stuff a lot 🙂
Couple days ago i got the "wetbike-Ford-Kit" also - but it is not delivered till now...this one in built, good condition is in my collection.
Before the Mustang & Wetbikes, I had no interest in Car models at all. Something about this one completely captured my imagination. I think it was probably the outstanding box picture, I don't know why Revell didn't use this style more. This kit, along with the Mustang Cobra and the Capri from the same mould, were favourites of mine for many years. These three kits got built, rebuilt, repainted, swapped around and modified so many times over the years. They are in pretty shabby shape now. BUT, now that I have 1 Complete (the wetbike combo) and one almost complete, unbuilt kits, I can take some casts and make resin parts replacements to restore all of them. Fortunately, I have all of the unique parts for the Capri, as this is variant is near impossible to find now.
Pictures 22,23 & 24 are the remains of the original Mustangs.
All hail - The 1/12 scale Revell Mustang - Complete and un-built - has finally been located, purchased and delivered. for only 20 times what I paid for the original in a Maynards newsagent in 1980
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Some additional learning, in kit plastic, the pipes do not hold well in the heads, makes it more fiddly bending up the pipes as they are swinging around all over the place. Then once made and taped, had to carefully remove and load up the holes with medium CA, before replacing the pipes and setting position. I find Zap-a-gap Medium has a very long drying time, especially when working with metals.
UV resin is working well for the 4:1 join so far. Practicing and iterating
nice work on those engines, Chaz
Got some Mojo today and finished grinding the 4:1s on all the manifolds.
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Technically speaking, the Cats do have a shadow/cutout to sit in, as they make a perfect Cat sized impression in the pile of fuzzy blankets that they return to every day. It is also clear that mu backside must be a perfect cat shape, as one of the Cats insists on placing himself in the indent left behind the moment I stand up. To be fair to him, I have a Cat bed that wasn't being used, as a Cushion on my chair.
As for the 23ml bottles, I used to use them directly back in the day, and found that resulted in a lot more wastage and stuck lids. Since decanting into the 10mls, the lids don't get too bad as the jars get a clean out and refill a bit sooner. One odd thing I have found is that XF16, and ONLY XF16 dries out in the jar quite quickly (a few months), however tight I do the lid, it just evaporates the base. A colleague of mine has seen the exact same problem with XF16. Everything else has lasted over 20 years in the 23 ml jars without issue.
I only use 23ml ones, but i try to remember to clean the lid and mouth of the jar every time I see any paint there. most of them are older than 20 years and still fine.
of course, one get stuck from time to time, so i keep the empty ones as reserve. i do not care about the color of the plastic, since i paint them with the paint, so i can see the color i am getting when i look for them in their box.
I have stacks of empty 23ml jars stashed around various locations. I find them not only useful for mixing, but also for stands for supporting various things when painting or setting. I got the entire stock of paint of a toy shop that was closing out their Model section for £30 in 1998, including the display stand. There were a lot of the Polycarbonate paints that didn't survive the 20 years, so I cleaned out those jars. I also consolidated all the acrylics as the 23ml jars leave about 10ml space when full, so I have around 200 jars left with about 33 ml each in them.
nice purchase! 🙂
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Hey Chaz, any way you could send or post the instructions for me? The kit I got had none and I went as far as I could with it before giving up on it.
I'll take a look in the box, I bought it as a Finished model, to tear down and rebuild in Red, If nothing else I can get some close up photos of how bits go together.
Thank you much appreciated!
Hi tim, no luck on the instructions I'm afraid. What part are you stuck on?. The rear end looks a bit complex, but I'm planning to remove the shell for the rebuild, so I can get some chassis photos
Chaz, right now I'm missing a box with that kit and 5 others in which I still haven't found. It's driving me nuts as to where it went! Every couple days I think of a spot it might be and check, and yet no success!
Been there, still doing it. Only, I have a storage unit 6000 miles away that has some of that stuff
6000 miles away?!! LOL! Mine's all within a 2100 sq ft house and I can't find it! Then you know what a bite it is for sure!
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August 26, 2020
I realised I end up chatting about some of the Odd acquisitions I make for challenging projects, on other Mate's build threads, and perhaps I should create my own thread to do this chatting rather than hijacking other peoples threads. (not intentionally I might add)
So here I have a thread for general discussion of future projects and plans. There is another reason, I get excited to plan and work out future builds, and want to post pics and start conversations, So i end up creating a new album for the build, and distract myself from the in-progress builds I already have going. Hopefully this will satisfy my desire to talk about these without pushing live projects aside.
Great thread idea mate 😉
Why does no manufacturer ever seem to produce the 50s & 60's flat roof style Chevys? They are always the Coupe Roofline. The Camino Impala needs to have a flat roofline. I've seen real ones done both ways and the flat roof definitely looks better. So Now i'm on the lookout for something in my stash that has a fairly close roof shape to take a mold from as the basis. So far I'm looking at either a 65 Chevy pickup, or 96 Ford Explorer.
Sounds like a plan. I recognise some of your Ebay
purchases, luckily we seem to have gone for different kits !
Got my ringside seat for your builds.
Looking at your stash, i think we competed on the scavenger, but i only put in a low bid. Envious of your van collection.
Got the Scavenger years ago For around £15 (I think). I'm always on the lookout for vans - it's a case of Constantly trawling the UK only listings nowadays As USA postage (& VAT) is too much
reallx good idea Chaz, to create such a thread for all ideas and "Building here and ther from time to time". Perhaps, i have to do that also for all Kind of stuff on the bench or in the boxes. Started, layed by side, to many other ideas hanging in the head, and so on.
The 58 Impala Project has defenitly my Attention 😄
Nigel, it appears that we haven't competed on Bids then, unless we've both lost that is. US postage is just silly, considering postage to the USA is half that from the UK. Having said that, kit prices are so much cheaper, sometimes it's worth it. I found one seller listing £17 shipping, but was the same price for two kits, and I managed to get two Revell kits that I need, that UK retail stocks have run out on.
Dominik, I hear ya, I need to buy a couple more Really Useful Boxes for the side projects, so I can get back to work on the bench. I also will use the thread for my experiments that will contribute to these projects, as I work out some techniques
So got myself a job lot of 9 kits off Ebay this week - Revell 68 Corvette Roadster, 69 Camaro Z28 RS (missing engine), AMT/ERTL 53 Studebaker Starliner, 69 Pontiac Firebird Tran Am, 69 Pontiac Firebird 400, 58 Chevy Impala (missing glass), Joker goon car (Dodge Monaco) missing glass)), Round 2 69 Cougar Eliminator and a Lindberg 61 Impala SS convertible for £70 !
Other than all parts being spray painted, nothing has been started. Unusually for me I do not have any future plans/projects for them, but I have a wealth of custom and option parts to use on other projects.
I think I will need to move house as I have run out of storage space!
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