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New Guy, Not so New Guy

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  • Member since
    February 2018
New Guy, Not so New Guy
Posted by lacquer-lover on Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:25 AM

Greeting to everyone. I think I may have been bitten by the model car bug.  Been building aircraft kits since I was a kid; however, I am a bit jelous of all the wonderful colors you car guys get to work with. I don't know how it happened, but I stumbled across Dr. Cranky's youtube channel a few months ago and starting watching some of his videos and I think that is what did it. Next thing I know I was walking ouf of my LHS with an AMT 67 Impala... Long story short, I am working on my first Car kit and It may not be my last... so I signed up with this forum.  Here is a picture of my progress. The challenging part for me is that I don't know crap about cars--I have a hard time changing my own windshielld wipers if you know what I mean...

Current Projects:

AMT 1/25 67 Impala SS

  • Member since
    February 2018
Posted by lacquer-lover on Sunday, February 25, 2018 9:29 AM

Oh yea, someone snuck a bottle of "Tangerine" in the "Orange" paint slot in my hobby shop.. Needless to say, I may be reapainting my engine block something a bit darker before it's all over...

Current Projects:

AMT 1/25 67 Impala SS

  • Member since
    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, February 25, 2018 1:56 PM

Yeah, happens all the time. I wouldn't worry about it. Since you're painting the car a non-factory color, no reason the engine needs to be factory color. I think the two colors you have will look great together. Welcome to this "colorful" wheeled forum. Looks like you're off and running.


  • Member since
    January 2010
Posted by dreamsinplastic on Sunday, February 25, 2018 2:39 PM

Hey Lacquer-Lover ...Watch them fumes Cuz ! HaHa...  WELCOME to the Forum ! Here's a couple of Tips.(1) use the internet for refrences & images of what the "Real" 1:1 car looks like,outside,inside,under the hood,etc....(2) Please come to the Forum for Help & Tips,& Recommendations....There are MANY Talented,Experienced Modelers here. (From "Newbies",Novice,Intermediate,on up to the....TOP Shelf,Museum Quailty builders) .A Majority of them would be MORE than willing to share Advise, & Answer your questions & issues.  Enjoy Buddy !! Keep sharing the pics of that Impala.....THANKS .........JohnZ


I'm in the middle of a BIG move....From Corpus Christi TX to Tucson AZ.

NO building for awhile,til I set up my shop again !!






  • Member since
    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 7:49 AM

Welcome to the forum. It's a nice place to learn the ropes. The Impala is a nice kit to start out with. If you have any questions or concerns, just ask and someone will have an answer for you. Enjoy.

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy



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