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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 12:03 PM UTC

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And here I was so sure that it was a true story that somehow you were involved



Joel, I really wish it was true. At one stage in my early teens my father had our 67 Parisienne, a Bonneville, and two '64 Laurentian Pontiacs sitting in our driveway. You couldn't ever wipe the smile off my face if I still had even one of those cars today.

As they say, dreams are free, perhaps this story is my dream

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:38 AM UTC

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D you do know they are not Chevys donít you



I will put a little Bowtie on the grille, nobody will know if we don't say anything


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All the same, nice and the story (true?) adds a nice touch.



Totally fabricated, but a scenario that must have occurred all over the world numerous times. I know I climbed all over my grandfathers old Zephyr every holiday on the farm as a child. I would love to have that sitting in the shed to tinker with.

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D,
And here I was so sure that it was a true story that somehow you were involved me.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 07:23 PM UTC

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D you do know they are not Chevys donít you



I will put a little Bowtie on the grille, nobody will know if we don't say anything


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All the same, nice and the story (true?) adds a nice touch.



Totally fabricated, but a scenario that must have occurred all over the world numerous times. I know I climbed all over my grandfathers old Zephyr every holiday on the farm as a child. I would love to have that sitting in the shed to tinker with.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 07:09 PM UTC
D you do know they are not Chevys donít you

All the same, nice and the story (true?) adds a nice touch.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 06:33 PM UTC
Oh dear, they seem to be multiplying



See HERE for more details on this alarming development !

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
Hi Damian

Wow! That is tasty! That would make an awesome Frontpage shot for a photo-Feature!

All the best

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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 10:25 AM UTC

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@ Damian - the more I look at Tamiya's Merc, the more impressed I am! Rather than a couple of shots, do you think you could convince your friend to submit a Feature's worth?



He is an occasional contributor on Kitmaker, I will see if I can get a few more from him.



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Edit: Cracking the Box video by Jim a few years back!
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 10:09 AM UTC
Hi Jesper

Nice haul! I don't think we've ever covered those wheels on Auto Modeler, so do you fancy reviewing them? It would also be great to see your take on the latest Model T - because I have a feeling you're more acquainted than any of us with ICM's series.

@ Damian - the more I look at Tamiya's Merc, the more impressed I am! Rather than a couple of shots, do you think you could convince your friend to submit a Feature's worth?

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, May 06, 2019 - 08:23 AM UTC
Got a few items, last week.
A wee bit of paint and wheels. The Phat daddis 23" looks pretty cool, I think. The Sovereign wheels look amazing, but are ridiculously small. My idea was to use them on AMT's '65 Lincoln, but given the size, I doubt I can use them at all.
MR. Surfacer will be a first time for me, looking forward to trying it. The alu-colors and Tamiya racing white are for a near future project.
20190501_171012

ICM's American motorists, for my Ford T.
ICM American motorists


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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 11:51 AM UTC
Great pick-up Rowan, it is an absolute classic. A good friend of mine built this kit a while back and it built up beautifully with no issues to report. I will try to find a couple of images to share here.

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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 07:00 AM UTC
Hi Jesper

Yes - based on first inspection, the Merc looks a real beauty! It's good value for money too, even at its import price.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 07:45 PM UTC
Rowan, the Tamiya Mercedes 300 SL is absolutely gorgeous. From what I have seen, the space frame looks very impressive, Will be interesting to see how that builds.
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 05:13 AM UTC
Hi again

It was the turn of purchases from Model Hobbies to arrive today with two items that I'll review in due course - Tamaiya's 1:24 Mercedes-Benz 300SL and early-style 1:20 racing seat belts:





All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 10:33 PM UTC
Very nice pickup Rowan, I keep hearing good things about Zero paints, and I have just discovered that BNA here in Melbourne carry a big range. I will be ordering some soon to try out, and they even have the "Guardsman Blue" that I need for my Cobra!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 10:26 PM UTC
Nice set of paints Rowan.

I have a Miura, in my stash. I have yet to decide, on a color. That green looks pretty good. Could be a contender, for my Miura.



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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 09:36 AM UTC
Hi again

I nice little package arrived today from Hiroboy with some treats for my Lotus 49B and Lamborghini Miura:





I've been keen to try Zero Paints - and I went for the easy option for the tobacco sponsor logos for the Lotus rather than mess about trying to match the lettering with my rather ancient (and depleted) collection of Letraset.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 08:26 PM UTC

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I do like the look of that '60 Ford Starliner though



Totally agree on that score, it's the pick of the bunch for me. The front end is unmistakeably Ford, but the back roof slope and the tail fins really remind me of the '59 Impala.



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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 07:43 PM UTC

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All I saw was "'57 CH...." and I got excited for a second


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That's quite a haul Luciano. 6 Mopars and a Ford, well done



Totally agree, some great looking classics there and a few that I haven't seen built up yet! Excellent Stashology Luciano.

Cheers, D



lol D, there may be one 50's Chevy join the stash as I've seen a custom paint job I'd like to try and recreate.

Thanks, there is still one or two to arrive and I forgot to take a picture of some red and black wire I got for the battery leads, now to find the battery terminal clips. I found a set of P/E with them for sale but can't remember where and by who, the set also had the spark plug H/T lead tidy on it.

Mmm... Think I have a thing for the Charger as that's six 67 - 71 classics in the stash plus a modern SRT8 Super Bee version.
I do like the look of that '60 Ford Starliner though
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 06:45 PM UTC
All I saw was "'57 CH...." and I got excited for a second


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That's quite a haul Luciano. 6 Mopars and a Ford, well done



Totally agree, some great looking classics there and a few that I haven't seen built up yet! Excellent Stashology Luciano.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, April 03, 2019 - 05:59 PM UTC
Very nice Damian.

That's quite a haul Luciano. 6 Mopars and a Ford, well done
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Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 - 11:45 PM UTC
Time to rebalance the Chevy trend

Postie arrived with a large parcel.

MoPar.



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Posted: Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:59 AM UTC
My 51 Bel Air Hardtop needed a friend





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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 10:57 AM UTC

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At the risk of offending die-hard Chevy enthusiasts, I've got to say I think the front end of that '60 Chevy Fleetside must rank amongst the most gloriously ugly things I've ever seen on four wheels!



I'm not sure about ugly, but unique comes to mine. I've always thought that the turn signals up in the hood like that looked like nostrils, but maybe that's just me.

Jim



Hi Jim

I think "unique" is nicer term than mine. It rather reminds me of the Edsel - as in... just a wrong turn in styling.

And, yes, I do rather fancy building both of them because, just as with aircraft, I've always been a sucker for ugly ducklings! Ooops! I just wrote "ugly" again...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2019 - 12:59 AM UTC

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At the risk of offending die-hard Chevy enthusiasts, I've got to say I think the front end of that '60 Chevy Fleetside must rank amongst the most gloriously ugly things I've ever seen on four wheels!



I'm not sure about ugly, but unique comes to mine. I've always thought that the turn signals up in the hood like that looked like nostrils, but maybe that's just me.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:17 AM UTC

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At the risk of offending die-hard Chevy enthusiasts, I've got to say I think the front end of that '60 Chevy Fleetside must rank amongst the most gloriously ugly things I've ever seen on four wheels!



No offence taken, after all beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, or the beer-holder, or something like that

I must admit, it looks a bit Neanderthal with those heavy eyebrows. I donít think I know of another vehicle where the headlights are actually mounted in the bonnet (hood).

Cheers , D