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  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 23, 2022 9:43 PM

Thanks 68!

Going to let the paint dry a little more before masking and then I'll try to fix them. Couple of places that need to be resprayed.  

It does look more like BA's van now though. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    May 2020
Posted by Keyserj on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:15 PM

Loving that van Gamera. I got the part I was missing in the mail and am ready to call this one done


"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?"- Oddball

 

John

On the bench:

 

                     

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:32 PM

Thanks John! 

Fantastic work on the truck! I'd swear with some dirt and dust on her I'd think it were the real thing. Yes

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Monday, May 30, 2022 7:17 AM

Nice job John, the Mack turned out great.  Do you have a photo preferance for the roster?

 

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Monday, May 30, 2022 12:26 PM

Hello John!

People reading the forums for some years know I like Mack trucks a lot... Your truck is lookin' good! What I would like to ask is how does the engine look like and how is the exhaust routed on your machine?

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 30, 2022 2:59 PM

That turned out great!  Really nice job.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, May 30, 2022 4:15 PM

68GT-love the A-7's....really need to find a reason to buy kit...your's look great.

Gamera-nice van-amazing how many TV/Movie themed vehicles are available.

John-exceptional job on the Mack-brought back memories-company I worked for (a lifetime or two ago) stamped, assembled and e-coated Mack cabs, both class 6 & 8-good memories.

Got some work done on the Indy Car but not as much as I had planned/hoped-below is the initial 'dry fit' after body was painted, along with partial engine placement:

With engine cover and a little better fit-

Started decaling today-using Indycal decals-very good decals-require close trimming and making sure the model surface is wet-fought with a couple but they are much better than the kit decals-and pretty much a requirement if you have an old Tamiya F-1 kit in the stash...

Realistically, shooting for finishing this weekend.

Cheers

Bob

 

  • Member since
    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Monday, May 30, 2022 8:01 PM

Bob - Looking forward to an update on the A7.

Gam - BA's van looks brilliant!  How is the fit on this kit?  I have it in the stash and am feeling a need to dig it up.  They brought back the A Team on one of the local channels as of today, naturally I tuned in.  Now if Magnum, Knight Rider, and The Rockford Files could come back...

Johm - I really like that truck, turned out great!

Bob - Well done on the Indy car.  Decals look fantastic, and I am envious of that yellow paint job.

 

As for Magnum's Ferrari, it is still in the garage/box.  I got sidetracked and May went way too quickly.  I hope to have a gloss coat added sometime this week and a final picture added.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 30, 2022 10:13 PM

Bob: That looks awesome!!! As I've said before, I hate yellow, yours looks perfect though!!! Yes

Robert: Thanks! Fit is fine. As I think Rob said, seems it was a re-pop of an older GMC/Chevy van kit with extra parts to build it as BA's vehicle. But everything seems to fit without issues, better than a lot of car kits I've tried to build. Only real problem is the friggin' mirrors have vanished somewhere. Going to keep looking for them.

Hope you can get back to the Ferrari, I really want to see how this one turns out.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

  • Member since
    February 2010
  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 6:55 PM

Bob, your Indy car is looking great!

June 1st is upon us but I would like everyone to keep building and posting till your done. 

On Ed's bench, ???

  

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 2, 2022 10:19 PM

Thanks 68GT. Hope to get a little more work done on BA's van this weekend. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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