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Clunkmeister

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  • Birthday 06/24/1965

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  1. By Jove I think we’ve got it! Or at least most of it. still some low spots, but we’ll fix those.
  2. Chasing seams. Oh what fun! This plastic HATES solvent bases cements. I’ve tried straight Tenex, and even that gives me attitude. Copious applications of Tamiya extra thin eventually did the job. Finally, Mr Dissolved Putty on the seams. This is the third go round we’ll see
  3. This is one seriously big ol’ boy. Coming together slowly, and a lot more sanding, fitting, sanding, and filling than I thought, especially after the A-20 shake the box Super Kit that almost assembles itself. Not too bad though, kind of like a Hasegawa kit. I’m just spoiled after the A-20
  4. You too can experience this amazing scenery. It simply requires the purchase of a ticket with your friendly neighborhood British Airlines seller.
  5. Same here. That Lancer is just COOL. Both cars share the same body shell and roofline, but the front and rear end treatment are totally different. The Super D500 with its Hemi is a real tire scorcher. You haven’t lived until you hear a Big Block Mopar inhaling through 8 battle carburetion. Hearing that dual quad “ring” is music to a gearhead’s ears. Twin striped of rubber for 300 ft, and then sit back, hang on, and shut up. Talk about one serious rapid transit system.
  6. Well, it LOOKS like a 58…. The 58 has the quad headlights, they were still illegal in 57
  7. I really want that Dodge. That Plymouth can be quickly sold, but she wants them together. I’ve owned a few 57-58 Plymouth Furies, and I’ll tell you this: they are GREAT road cars with a decent set od radials and disc brakes. They have that Chrysler torsion bar front suspension, and they are fast and corner better than any full size car from back then. Back then, you couldn’t GIVE these gas guzzlers away. Literally nobody wanted them, and time wasn’t friendly to them. The Dodge is the same underneath, but has the more crazy trim. And both cars only come up to my chin. They are low for a 50s car. What’s wild is if you park the Plymouth next to a 57 Chevy, suddenly that Chevy looks totally archaic. Plenty of misinformation out there about these. With torsion bars, built low, big block Chrysler V8s with dual quad carbs, there’s nothing to hate. Plus, paint the Dodge red, and in a few years, Joy could be just like the “Little old Lady from Pasadena”. 😂 Out on a Saturday night after baking cookies, and shutting down Mustang GTs, Vettes, Jags, and Ferraris with her Super Stock Dodge.
  8. Thanks. The good new is, that only about a half inch width of panel lines need rescribing after all this, and NO raised detail or access panels. So the damage kept to a minimum. The kit is really not for anyone who doesn’t like filling gaps.
  9. At it again with old piles of junk. Offered a 58 Dodge Regal Lancer and 58 Plymouth Fury today by a long time customer, and I’m sorely tempted. The price is really decent, and even though I haven’t seen it in public in years, I’ve spent many hours doing service work on it in the lady’s garage. Her husband and her bought two cars together in 1958: the 58 Regal Lancer, and a 58 Fury. The Regal has a special order Chrysler 354 hemisherical V8, what they call an “Super D-500”, and the Fury has a 350 big block wedge V8, what was called a “Golden Commando”. WTH with the goofy names. The 58 Ford retractable has a “Police Interceptor” V8, which is a bit more normal sounding, although the only thing it intercepts real well are speeding tickets. Both drink premium through 8 barrels of Carter WCFB, both have Torqueflite push button automatics, and both are rare as his teeth, almost showroom perfect but ugly as sin. To give you an idea, Ford sold 12 times as many hardtop coupes as Dodge, and 10 times as many as Plymouth. They weren’t popular new, and just looking at them shows why. They’re hideous to look at, and Joy immediately says she’ll never be seen in either one without a paper bag over her head. Because they’re in the lady’s garage, here are some stock pics. The Dodge is black with a white roof, and the Fury is identical to that one: eggshell white, gold anodized trim, and manure brown interior. Of the two, I much prefer the Dodge The Fury just seems messed up. Both run like scalded tail cats and each might get about 12 mpg at best when your foot’s on the floor. And if I want one, I gotta take ‘em both yikes My Fords’ll revolt!
  10. Thanks Carl. Did you have similar issues with gap? Nothing horrible, I’m just spoiled after the A-20
  11. The horizontal tail has similar gap issues, and there was a slight issue with the tail gunner’s hood. Again, a bit of evergreen fixes all. Nothing outrageous here, just some sanding and a wedge fill piece on the port side. The hood overhung the top edge on the port side by about 1/16”. No biggie,.. literally 5 minutes work, and it’ll be another hour to smooth, rescribe and polish. No big deal, and easily handled by everyone here. On other sites, some folks would lose their collective minds over this.
  12. Nacelles have plenty of gaps underneath, but nothing that a quick attack of the Evergreen strip monster won’t fix
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