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  Topic: Richard Petty 1989 POntiac
Rob Spires

Replies: 5
Views: 437

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:47 am   Subject: Richard Petty 1989 POntiac
Great start! I really like the AMT kits. The Pontiac body is dead on and the chassis has great detail.
  Topic: 1982 T Bird Tim Richmond
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 1181

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:48 am   Subject: 1982 T Bird Tim Richmond
Im pretty sure Lobographix does a set, though they donít have any listed right now. Iíd email them to check. Lobo43decals@yahoo.com.
  Topic: New Charger
Rob Spires

Replies: 101
Views: 13368

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:42 pm   Subject: New Charger
Iíve been critical of them in the past but it looks like they nailed it with this one! I donít have one yet (waiting for the 71 from Mikeís) but Iím getting pretty anxious!
  Topic: New Charger
Rob Spires

Replies: 101
Views: 13368

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 2:28 pm   Subject: New Charger
This is the most excited Iíve been about one of their offerings since the Olds was first announced. Iím in for at least one of each version.
  Topic: Looking for Blue Ridge Tracy Leslie decals
Rob Spires

Replies: 1
Views: 663

PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:26 pm   Subject: Looking for Blue Ridge Tracy Leslie decals
Hello, Iím looking for a set of Blue Ridge #72 Detroit Gasket decals for Tracy Leslie. They used to be everywhere, but now they seem to have dried up. Any help is appreciated!
  Topic: New Camaro Kit!
Rob Spires

Replies: 43
Views: 6165

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:50 pm   Subject: New Camaro Kit!
They will also be doing the GEN7 car that will debut in 2022. They are hoping that will be released in Dec. of this year or Jan. 2022...

Good to hear! My initial concern was that they were priori ...
  Topic: New Camaro Kit!
Rob Spires

Replies: 43
Views: 6165

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:40 pm   Subject: New Camaro Kit!
It is possible to be excited about this kit while still questioning the timing. People will undoubtedly buy a gen 6 car (proven by the value of the Revell kits), but I believe it will quickly fall int ...
  Topic: Days of Thunder decal lot For Sale SOLD
Rob Spires

Replies: 3
Views: 929

PostForum: The Trading Post   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:46 am   Subject: Days of Thunder decal lot For Sale SOLD
PM sent
  Topic: Davey Allison 1992 "The Winston" winning car
Rob Spires

Replies: 19
Views: 3616

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:07 pm   Subject: Davey Allison 1992 "The Winston" winning car
Outstanding! I really like your extra detail on the seat padding.
  Topic: Bobby Allison 1972 season Monte Carlo window trim?
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 1635

PostForum: Darkside Racers Corner 1948 - 1972   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:24 am   Subject: Bobby Allison 1972 season Monte Carlo window trim?
Even as a life - long Pepsi Drinker -- I WANT A PAIR OF THOSE COKE PANTS !

You just so happen to be in luck! Theyíre sleep pants, but I must admit to owning a pair...

https://us.coca-cola.com/st ...
  Topic: 1964 Daytona 500 Winner Richard Petty Belvedere
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 2120

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:41 pm   Subject: 1964 Daytona 500 Winner Richard Petty Belvedere
Looks great! What did you use to make the asbestos mat?
  Topic: What size braided line for oil line?
Rob Spires

Replies: 5
Views: 1246

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:18 pm   Subject: What size braided line for oil line?
Thanks guys!
  Topic: Coming in 2021???
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 2713

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:22 pm   Subject: Coming in 2021???
Iím excited to have these kits coming back. Even the 00s Model King reissues are prohibitively expensive, so I think it will be a good seller. Hopefully they release it with an inspired decal sheet! I ...
  Topic: What size braided line for oil line?
Rob Spires

Replies: 5
Views: 1246

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:16 pm   Subject: What size braided line for oil line?
Title pretty much says it all. What size braided line do you guys use to replicate oil lines?

I have numbers 1, 2, and 3 from detail master, but theyíre all too small. Iím thinking it will be numbe ...
  Topic: We are FAMOUS
Rob Spires

Replies: 12
Views: 2426

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:56 pm   Subject: We are FAMOUS
Iím going to lock this one. I feel like all sides have had a fair say and thereís nowhere for this to go but down.
  Topic: Davey ARCA decals
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 2677

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:03 am   Subject: Davey ARCA decals
This car? Mikeís Decals has them listed as coming soon.

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HhoFRyxw4dm.jpg

https://media.fotki.com/2v2HhoFLjxw4dm.jpg
  Topic: what is the point of the Salvino kits ?????? I don't get it?
Rob Spires

Replies: 33
Views: 6731

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:05 pm   Subject: what is the point of the Salvino kits ?????? I don't get it?
Make your feelings known, then go out and buy a better kit.

Isnít it possible to make our feelings known, then work with the kits we have? Thatís what I see in the threads. I wonít speak for other ...
  Topic: what is the point of the Salvino kits ?????? I don't get it?
Rob Spires

Replies: 33
Views: 6731

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 9:23 pm   Subject: what is the point of the Salvino kits ?????? I don't get it?
Don't think he questioned your "right". I think his point is the people who have griped from the beginning of all things "Salvinos" will do the same about the Charger.

If you r ...
  Topic: what is the point of the Salvino kits ?????? I don't get it?
Rob Spires

Replies: 33
Views: 6731

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 8:38 pm   Subject: what is the point of the Salvino kits ?????? I don't get it?
Mark my word as soon if not sooner when the Charger kits come out the same ones aren't going to like them and pick them apart like a buzzard on a gut wagon.

I reserve the right to like or not like ...
  Topic: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
Rob Spires

Replies: 85
Views: 20744

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:45 am   Subject: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
I just got mine yesterday. Iíve been critical of them in the past, but I agree there have been some great builds posted lately, so I decided to give it a go.

My major concern with this one has been ...
  Topic: Mark Martin's #32 Winn Dixie Lumina
Rob Spires

Replies: 13
Views: 3572

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:27 am   Subject: Mark Martin's #32 Winn Dixie Lumina
As others pointed out, Mark DNQíd the Ford, so they bought Dale Jarrettís Chevy for the race. Presumably because Winn Dixie was such a high profile sponsor. I guess Roush is still listed as the owner ...
  Topic: Replicating Sand in Scale
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 2695

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:02 pm   Subject: Replicating Sand in Scale
Great idea! Poking around the spice cabinet it looks like we have some garlic powder that will be perfect. Itís a little pungent, but maybe sprinkled and sealed with flat clear it wonít be noticeable. ...
  Topic: Replicating Sand in Scale
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 2695

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:30 am   Subject: Replicating Sand in Scale
I have considered real sand but Iím afraid it will be out of scale. Iíve had good success with real dirt by putting it into a ziploc bag and hitting it with a rubber mallet to make a fine powder befor ...
  Topic: Replicating Sand in Scale
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 2695

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:23 pm   Subject: Replicating Sand in Scale
Yes, I was looking to put sand on the car, though putting the car on sand could be a fun and simple diorama idea. Iíll look into the MiG and embossing powder. Thanks guys!
  Topic: Replicating Sand in Scale
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 2695

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:08 pm   Subject: Replicating Sand in Scale
Iím currently on Gober Sosebeeís Sportsman car that raced on Daytona Beach. My goal is to slightly weather it as raced. Iím having satisfactory results misting silver acrylic craft paint followed by a ...
  Topic: Fixing the ride height on the Amt mod stocker Chevelle
Rob Spires

Replies: 5
Views: 2273

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:29 pm   Subject: Fixing the ride height on the Amt mod stocker Chevelle
Thanks for the tip! I got as far as cutting the rear clip off of mine before my enthusiasm ran out. I may need to pick it up again!
  Topic: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
Rob Spires

Replies: 85
Views: 20744

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:34 pm   Subject: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
What a nice kit that would have been!
  Topic: Answer to slow mail??
Rob Spires

Replies: 36
Views: 9181

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:08 am   Subject: Answer to slow mail??
The NY Post is a tabloid that used an uncited source. I would argue that this is more credible information:

https://bipartisanpolicy.org/blog/is-voting-by-mail-safe-and-reliable-we-asked-state-and- ...
  Topic: 1995 Sterling Marlin #4 Kodak
Rob Spires

Replies: 6
Views: 2698

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:10 pm   Subject: 1995 Sterling Marlin #4 Kodak
Beautiful job! This one is on my list at some point.
  Topic: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
Rob Spires

Replies: 85
Views: 20744

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:52 am   Subject: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought


So I need to take issue with this a bit.

I have been on this board for a long, long, long time. I've built well over 100 NASCAR models and have contributed quite a bit to the community here an ...
  Topic: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
Rob Spires

Replies: 85
Views: 20744

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:55 pm   Subject: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
Not on anybody's payroll, I have enough stress in life and i have always built models for fun and am thankful somebody is putting new stuff out there to build and i guess i am a cup half full type of ...
  Topic: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
Rob Spires

Replies: 85
Views: 20744

PostForum: Grayside Racers Corner 1973 - 1989   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:43 pm   Subject: Salivino's Lemans Random Thought
Iím hoping that radiusing the wheel wells will help the sides not look so bulky. Obviously that wonít fix the roof issue, but it will be a start.

Iím worried theyíre flooding the market. They keep ...
  Topic: Answer to slow mail??
Rob Spires

Replies: 36
Views: 9181

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:06 am   Subject: Answer to slow mail??
UPS and FedEx are privatized and marginally more expensive. Theyíre also far less convenient.

Iíve had generally positive experiences with the USPS. Since the beginning of working from home (an arb ...
  Topic: Vallejo Paints
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 3737

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:41 pm   Subject: Vallejo Paints
For brush painting, Iím not particularly satisfied with Testors or Tamiya. Testors enamels get gummy in the bottle too quick. And donít get me started on the cardboard seal sticking to the top of the ...
  Topic: Clifford Allison's Buick Late Model *Updated 9-12-20
Rob Spires

Replies: 15
Views: 5257

PostForum: The Fab Shop   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:57 pm   Subject: Clifford Allison's Buick Late Model *Updated 9-12-20
Incredible fab work so far! Iím looking forward to watching this one come together!
  Topic: Answer to slow mail??
Rob Spires

Replies: 36
Views: 9181

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:51 am   Subject: Answer to slow mail??
To me this is very civil. No insults, name calling or any other such behavior. Just a sharing of thoughts. Disagreement doesn't equal disrespect, and it shouldn't. Seems to be a pretty laid back disc ...
  Topic: Answer to slow mail??
Rob Spires

Replies: 36
Views: 9181

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:25 am   Subject: Answer to slow mail??
This is a dangerous one guys... keep it civil and everyone will get their say, but weíre keeping a close eye on it.
  Topic: 1/12 Ken Miles Ford GT40 Daytona 24 hr winner
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 3827

PostForum: Road Racers, Drag Racers, Open Wheels, Modifieds, Late Models, ect   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:20 pm   Subject: 1/12 Ken Miles Ford GT40 Daytona 24 hr winner
Subscribed!

Thanks for talking the time to make a video. I know YouTube can turn into a full time hobby itself!
  Topic: Vallejo Paints
Rob Spires

Replies: 10
Views: 3737

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:44 pm   Subject: Vallejo Paints
I like Tamiya paints, but their color selection is a bit lacking. I thin with 91% alcohol and Iím happy with the gloss finish.
  Topic: SAE magazine GONE
Rob Spires

Replies: 44
Views: 10982

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:09 am   Subject: SAE magazine GONE
I for see no contest annual for 2020 shame hate to see it go but with the times the way they are was not a big surprize.

There was an ad For the contest annual in the last issue, but I was Wonderin ...
  Topic: Hello again
Rob Spires

Replies: 2
Views: 1705

PostForum: The Social Hall   Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:29 am   Subject: Hello again
Hello and welcome back! Unfortunately we had a crash a few years ago and everything was lost. A few of the old threads have turned up on the internet archive, but most of it is gone.

The good news ...
  Topic: Applying Fred Cady Decals
Rob Spires

Replies: 5
Views: 2357

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:35 pm   Subject: Applying Fred Cady Decals
Thanks for the tip George, fortunately I have some good scissors.

I laid the first layer last night, and you guys were right about the Solvaset. It started working almost instantly. I actually tore ...
  Topic: Applying Fred Cady Decals
Rob Spires

Replies: 5
Views: 2357

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:02 pm   Subject: Applying Fred Cady Decals
Thanks Spooker and Bobby. Great info. I will be using Solvaset, so good to know that it works well. No concerns about the Solvaset messing up the layer under it? Of course I will wait until it is comp ...
  Topic: Applying Fred Cady Decals
Rob Spires

Replies: 5
Views: 2357

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:27 pm   Subject: Applying Fred Cady Decals
Hey guys, I came into the hobby during the Slixx era, so Iíve never used a set of Cady decals, but now is the time. Are there any particular tips to for layering them or any gotchas I need to look out ...
  Topic: Wow, will it sell for that?
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 4180

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:01 pm   Subject: Wow, will it sell for that?
What did they originally sell for?

A Hobby Heaven ad in the Dec. 2000 SAE has them listed for $8.70 Laughing
  Topic: Wow, will it sell for that?
Rob Spires

Replies: 11
Views: 4180

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:58 pm   Subject: Wow, will it sell for that?
Looking at eBay sold listings, even the once plentiful Chevy truck kits have gone up in price. What used to be $20ish kits (counting shipping), have now become $30ish kits.

Even the AMT trucks are ...
  Topic: Any idea if current Cup models coming?
Rob Spires

Replies: 33
Views: 9644

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:27 pm   Subject: Any idea if current Cup models coming?
They need to find out if they own the Dodge Intrepid and Ram molds; those things go for crazy money on eBay too. A few runs of them would be like printing money.
I think those are in China......

I ...
  Topic: And now for something, completely different... from Salvinos
Rob Spires

Replies: 31
Views: 10808

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:21 pm   Subject: And now for something, completely different... from Salvinos
Any updates on this?

Last week on their Facebook Live they said there are no immediate plans to release it, but possibly by the end of the year. They did emphasize that it is 100% guaranteed to hap ...
  Topic: 1987 #14 AJ Foyt Copenhagen Delta 88
Rob Spires

Replies: 14
Views: 5366

PostForum: The Showroom   Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:05 am   Subject: 1987 #14 AJ Foyt Copenhagen Delta 88
Looks great! What was your technique for the wood grain dash?
  Topic: Slixx number sheets
Rob Spires

Replies: 8
Views: 3663

PostForum: Nascar Modeling Discussion   Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:41 am   Subject: Slixx number sheets
I have sheet F and was wondering what the 19's were for?

Judging by the 18s which are for the Dana Dodge truck, Iíd say the 19s represent a Dana Dodge as well. However, I am unclear if that truck e ...
 
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