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  Topic: Bobby Allison 1981 Pontiac LeMans
Rob Spires

Replies: 8
Views: 431

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:01 pm   Subject: Bobby Allison 1981 Pontiac LeMans
Incredible work! Sometime Iím going to use this body to do Caleís Daytona winner. Youíve proven that it can look spot on!
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Rob Spires

Replies: 45
Views: 2099

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:43 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
They did not. The plan was to start with the Dodge and they didn't secure licensing. Then the license came through from Buddy's family to do the Olds. They switched canoes mid stream, since they plann ...
  Topic: Baker Olds kit thread
Rob Spires

Replies: 45
Views: 2099

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:35 pm   Subject: Baker Olds kit thread
I got mine in the mail today. While I am still disappointed in the accuracy, the quality is better that you can tell from the initial pics. The plastic seems very nice, and to my eyes the body looks p ...
  Topic: Salvino 442
Rob Spires

Replies: 56
Views: 3206

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:50 pm   Subject: Salvino 442
The counter argument is why would someone put in the time and money to offer a product that is so blantantly inferior? Is it because Salvino didnít know any better? If thatís the case, he certainly sh ...
  Topic: Salvino 442
Rob Spires

Replies: 56
Views: 3206

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:56 pm   Subject: Salvino 442
If it was the only food I had to eat I wouldn't complain.

But this isnít the only kit available , or even the only way to build this car.

Revell and Moebius both had very nice NASCAR kits out la ...
  Topic: Salvino 442
Rob Spires

Replies: 56
Views: 3206

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:38 pm   Subject: Salvino 442
I think the fact that itís a 100% incorrect (I believe even illegal for the type of car) chassis is my real problem. I can fix some body lines or work with injector marks. I donít demand perfection, b ...
  Topic: Salvino 442
Rob Spires

Replies: 56
Views: 3206

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:15 pm   Subject: Salvino 442
Iím pretty underwhelmed. On one hand, itís nice to have the Olds, but on the other hand I could have bought a resin body in the correct scale for the same price and still had the same amount of useabl ...
  Topic: Janet Guthrie's 1976 Laguna
Rob Spires

Replies: 19
Views: 1406

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:44 pm   Subject: Janet Guthrie's 1976 Laguna
Happy to see you back, Jodie.

Very nice work!
  Topic: What's the difference between a 2001 and 2002 Monte Carlo
Rob Spires

Replies: 3
Views: 564

PostForum: The Diecast Den   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:38 pm   Subject: What's the difference between a 2001 and 2002 Monte Carlo
No real difference in the two. In die cast form they would be the same.
  Topic: Nascar Chevy Truck
Rob Spires

Replies: 1
Views: 418

PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:59 pm   Subject: Nascar Chevy Truck
I have a Monogram kit Iíll let go of. Chassis pan has been primered, but otherwise unstated.

Iíd do $8 plus shipping if youíre interested.
  Topic: ASA decals
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 660

PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 4:03 pm   Subject: ASA decals
I have a set of the ASI decals I can send you. PM me your address and Iíll get them out.
  Topic: Chevelle dirt tracker
Rob Spires

Replies: 14
Views: 1450

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Thu May 10, 2018 6:44 pm   Subject: Chevelle dirt tracker
Great job! I have one of these half finished in a box somewhere. Yours makes me want to dig it out.
  Topic: Anyone up for an May Indy Build off?
Rob Spires

Replies: 1
Views: 418

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:22 pm   Subject: Anyone up for an May Indy Build off?
Iíll play.
  Topic: #25 Budweiser ride
Rob Spires

Replies: 13
Views: 1344

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:24 pm   Subject: #25 Budweiser ride
Very nice. It seemed he was usually in the hunt in this car, even if he couldnít break through to win.
  Topic: Stoneyís Decals question
Rob Spires

Replies: 7
Views: 1405

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:15 pm   Subject: Stoneyís Decals question
18degreesí question has been answered. This thread has run its course.
  Topic: Powerslide and Solvaset
Rob Spires

Replies: 7
Views: 995

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:16 am   Subject: Powerslide and Solvaset
I noticed some slivering too. Thatís why I went with the Solvaset. Any idea how to clean the Novus off? Ive spent a lot of time massaging this body and really donít want to start over.
  Topic: Powerslide and Solvaset
Rob Spires

Replies: 7
Views: 995

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:01 pm   Subject: Powerslide and Solvaset
Now that I think of it, I used novus polish before decalling. That could be what the Solvaset is reacting with.
  Topic: Powerslide and Solvaset
Rob Spires

Replies: 7
Views: 995

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 3:42 pm   Subject: Powerslide and Solvaset
Has anyone had problems using Solvaset with Powerslide (or any other Cartograf) decals? I just used it with a sheet and the glue is cloudy and gummy behind the clear sections. Iím going to wait and se ...
  Topic: Need info on this sticker
Rob Spires

Replies: 2
Views: 683

PostForum: Reference Photo's - Paint and Color Matching   Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:03 pm   Subject: Need info on this sticker
Looks like the Molson ASA decal. I believe it was on the Butch Miller kit sheet, maybe others.
  Topic: zip ties for roll bar padding
Rob Spires

Replies: 3
Views: 918

PostForum: Nascar Tips and Tricks   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:45 pm   Subject: zip ties for roll bar padding
Iíve seen thread used to replicate zip ties. Just tie a small knot, hit with a drop of super glue, and trim the ends.

For plug wires, I bought a lifetime supply of tiny wire at Radio Shack several ...
  Topic: Daylight Savings Time....
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 1147

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:29 am   Subject: Daylight Savings Time....
Iím a daytime person, so I like daylight when I can use it. I say keep it as is.
  Topic: 1972 Bobby Allison Coke machine
Rob Spires

Replies: 17
Views: 1679

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:37 pm   Subject: 1972 Bobby Allison Coke machine
Really, really nice! Maybe the best build Iíve ever seen of this old kit.
  Topic: Old MPC Chevelle Super Stocker box
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 1366

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:18 am   Subject: Old MPC Chevelle Super Stocker box
I agree. At least the Monte Carlo and GTO should be good to go since Model King did those not too long ago. Even those reissues bring pretty high prices, so they are fairly cost-prohibitive.

With ...
  Topic: Brush paint
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 1260

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:48 am   Subject: Brush paint
What brand of brush paint do you use?

I assume the common answer is Testors, but I find that the blacks get gummy quickly. Iíve also had issue with the pigment separating in steel and itís very di ...
  Topic: Resin Bits For Sale #1...
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 1299

PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:40 am   Subject: Resin Bits For Sale #1...
PM sent
  Topic: Kodak questions...
Rob Spires

Replies: 1
Views: 710

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:48 pm   Subject: Kodak questions...
It was semi gloss black.
  Topic: Checking in..
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 1687

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:58 pm   Subject: Checking in..
Any chance we could get a set of.....









Lol j/k. Glad to see you back!
  Topic: 1978 GMC 4x4 WIP
Rob Spires

Replies: 3
Views: 854

PostForum: Street and Muscle Cars   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:38 pm   Subject: 1978 GMC 4x4 WIP
Coming along nicely!
  Topic: Where does your screen name come from?
Rob Spires

Replies: 34
Views: 4046

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:34 pm   Subject: Where does your screen name come from?
When I was younger I liked to stir the pot a little bit. I figured if I was going to be vocal about my opinions, the least I could do was sign my name to them.

These days I bite my tongue more than ...
  Topic: Glue kit sales
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 1955

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:30 pm   Subject: Glue kit sales
Then Chevy has to switch to the Camaro and screw everything up!

To be fair, the SS had a five year run. Historically most bodies donít make it that long without major alterations. It just took Reve ...
  Topic: My 1996 Mark Martin #6 Valvoline T-Bird
Rob Spires

Replies: 9
Views: 1232

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:07 pm   Subject: My 1996 Mark Martin #6 Valvoline T-Bird
Mark posted on Twitter today that this was his favorite scheme he drove.
  Topic: camaro question
Rob Spires

Replies: 2
Views: 463

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:32 pm   Subject: camaro question
One of the Super Stockers is probably the best bet, but even the reissues are pretty pricey now.
  Topic: 7 Packs, 2017 Lowe's SS
Rob Spires

Replies: 9
Views: 1407

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 pm   Subject: 7 Packs, 2017 Lowe's SS
What decals are these?
  Topic: So....
Rob Spires

Replies: 7
Views: 1111

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:15 pm   Subject: So....
Building! I finished an AMT 63 Corvette and Revell Hot Wheels SCCA Camaro since the board went down. Not totally happy with either one, but Iíve already matched my build total from 2017 with lots more ...
  Topic: While you were away. Daveys 7up T-Bird
Rob Spires

Replies: 9
Views: 1672

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:36 pm   Subject: While you were away. Daveys 7up T-Bird
Great job! I have one of these kits Iíve been saving just to do this car. Nice to know where I can get decals.
  Topic: Panch Torino
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 3215

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:30 pm   Subject: Panch Torino
Nice stance!
  Topic: Rick Mears Pennzoil Indy Car
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 1244

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:21 pm   Subject: Rick Mears Pennzoil Indy Car
Looks good! Iím planning to start one of the AMT Indycars to fiddle with in May.
  Topic: Links to pics of my models...
Rob Spires

Replies: 4
Views: 1117

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:13 pm   Subject: Links to pics of my models...
Thanks for posting. I used to spend hours reading your write-ups and studying your builds. It is nice to see them again. I didnít realize you had built some NASCARs into the 00s.
 
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