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  1. The garage looks good, I need to assemble mine. I think the reason it was included with Rat Fink was to add extra value to a kit with so few parts, a bit like the Tiki Hut with the Surfite kit. The show display looks eye catching, I bet it got a few comments. Well done on the kit purchases too, the Beatnik Bandit looks like an early issue.
  2. I hadn't seen one before either, that's why I bought it. A bit more progress, the interior has been painted. I used PRU blue on the seats and door panels and dark gray on the floor to simulate the rubber mats in the real car. DSCF3306 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF3305 by timothy jones, on Flickr More soon.
  3. I wasn't going to start this until the Glitter Bug was finished but you know how it is so I made a start on the engine and got it painted in an approximation of Pontiac engine blue. DSCF3346 by timothy jones, on Flickr
  4. The body has had a coat of primer and the chassis and inner wheels have been sprayed matt black. I popped the tyres on to get an idea of how it'll look and Fred hopped on board. DSCF3345 by timothy jones, on Flickr
  5. Well, somebody had to do it so I'm going to build the 1/72 Mustang so nobody else has to. While possibly not a classic in the usual sense it is a classic example of how sometimes things can go wrong. The banana shaped fuselage, along with the over sized wheel wells and drop tanks mean that most people will give it a wide berth and with good reason although on the plus side it does have some cockpit detail, which was unusual for a 1/72 kit in the early 60's. The early box art showing 'The Millie P' in its silver an red livery no doubt was responsible for a lot of sales to young modellers back in the day, it certainly caught my brother's eye as he built one back in the 70's. The later box art with a photo of the model didn't do it any favours though. Anyway, here's the kit. DSCF3308 by timothy jones, on Flickr DSCF3310 by timothy jones, on Flickr There's quite a bit of flash and some sink marks but nothing that can't be sorted. DSCF3309 by timothy jones, on Flickr I'll make a start on it soon as if I think about it for too long I might put myself off. Wish me luck.
  6. I remember building the ''Collector's Choice' boxing back in the 70's as the shark mouthed P-400.
  7. I made a start this morning and after some parts clean up I stuck the driver's head together and did a quick mock up of him in the car. DSCF3307 by timothy jones, on Flickr
  8. Here in the UK the Magnum was sold as a Chrysler with the 300 front clip so I imagine the swap would have been pretty straightforward.
  9. The Dodge Magnum (Chrysler 300 Touring in Europe) was built at Chrysler's Brampton, Ontario plant between 2004 and 2008. The SRT-8 was a performance version powered by a 6.1 litre Hemi producing 425bhp. The plant still build the Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. DSCF3268 by timothy jones, on Flickr
  10. Correct. The second clue gave it away, didn't it?
  11. I've ordered a kit for this GB because I feel someone has to build it as it is a Revell classic, even if it is for the wrong reasons. I won't say what it is but here are a couple of clues; 1 It's 1/72 scale 2 It has some proportional issues It should arrive early next week.
  12. I remember building one of these as a teenager back in the 70's. Up until them I thought only Fokker made triplanes.
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