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  2. Revell McLaren 570s

    I love this kit. I've got one to do in the same blue. As well with the Plamoz detail set and wheels. Will be watching.
  3. 1965 Linoln Continental

    love that color!
  4. What was the best car or truck you ever owned?

    I actually also like big 70s,and 80s American cars.Cars we just don't see anymore driving around.
  5. Anyone make a resin 1 ton dump bed

    OK Charlie, you make it look SO easy. All right it is, if you have ever used more than one triangle at a time (I haven't) or are smart enough to have thought of it before (apparently I am not)! LOL
  6. FXI Trucking Hot Rod Peterbuilt.

    It been over 2 years?! Wow. Well, I have been working on this. I want to finish it. Here we have the engine I am replicating. You can just see to T/F blower on top. My biggest problem was the valve covers and heads. I could not fin them in 1:25 scale. I had to make my own, which took a good deal of work. To save time I also decided to try my hand a resin casting. The masters are pretty good. I could not get the upper/lower case lettering in the pic, so I grafted in all upper case from a donor set. The raised letters are a little lighter than I would like, but that is the best I could do. Casting was a learning experience. My first resin cast was goopy. I learned I should not have sprayed the silicone mold with silicone spray. They do not like each other. I made a second valve cover mold and things are looking better. Here is the 1:1 Hosted on Fotki Here are the molds with a fresh pour starting to solidify, masters, some castings, some of those chrome plates and breather vents on the right waiting for alclad. Hosted on Fotki Next is getting the blower up to snuff. I shaved the ribs and I am making new ones with the correct count and spacing. The technique is to lightly CA glue a block of sheet and shape the whole thing. Then I use debonder to separate them. It worked 1/2 the time. One side did not debond, so I had to shape them one at a time. Hosted on Fotki Until next time.
  7. Autoquiz 362

    I got the first correct answer. So go back to your favorite seach engine and try it again.
  8. What Irked You Today?

    I am fine but many fields,roads and any thing around creeks and rivers are under water
  9. Ford COE cabs:'37-'47, '48-'52, '53-'55(or 6)

    Mill City Replicas does the 38-39 Ford COE. Only problem is with the grill which was real bad. So I made a new one out of brass for the cab at right. To the left is a similar one with the grill partially made so you can see how it was done. The headlights on the finished cab came from a Yat Ming '38 Ford open cab fire truck.
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  11. 64 dodge 330 update 02/21/18

    Thanks everyone for your comments, hope to have a delivery of bmf in the next week or so, so I can try to get this one finished off

    I don't do trucks but I do like to take my time with a build. Why? Because building is the fun for me. I don't get any great kick out of finishing a model. Competing with one is some fun but that is only good for a one competitive season as far as I am concerned. I just love creating something from a kit or sometimes nothing. Longest build was 5 years of continuous building. Just the way it is. If you are enjoying building then your doing the right thing. How long it takes means nothing.
  13. Let's See Some Glue Bombs!

    One or two of you Cobra fanatics might have seen this one on ebay, a cheap 95% built 16th scale MPC parts pile that was missing the driver's side door. Thought it would be a low-cost gamble (if the color really was what it looked like) to possibly add to my otherwise all-diecast Cobra collection, as being an increment larger than the 18th scale Shelby Collectibles one I have. Judging from the underside of the body, the color was originally a deeper blue, but it has now yellowed slightly to what is more of a subtle teal-to-blue fade. So what I'll do is fab up a new door out of aluminum sheet and leave it unpainted - to simulate a yet-to-be-painted replacement for a wrecked door, since I have no color matching skill - and then polish up the body better, lay down some new brilliant white vinyl stripes, and reassemble it. Need to narrow those MPC front steamroller tires by a 16th of an inch or so, though ..... or better still, find a pair of matching tread rear tires from an 18th scale diecast that would be a tic smaller in both diameter and width.
  14. What was the best car or truck you ever owned?

    Best?? Wow is that a relative term. If you are talking about longest lasting with the least repair issues then I have to go with almost any of the Toyota or Honda family cars we have owned. Always reliable, minimal cost to keep on the road and good drivers. Worst in that respect would have been my 74 911 Porsche. Within a month of owning it, it tried to kill me my bursting a fuel line in the engine compartment. Luckily it happened on startup and the car didn't catch fire. In 4 years of ownership, the electronic fuel injection went our and I had to tow it 50 miles to the nearest Porsche dealer to get it fixed, the heat exchangers rusted out and cost $1,000 for parts alone. In Northern Michigan you don't want to be without heat, and tuneups were ridiculously expensive. The darned thing required 10 quarts of oil to change the oil. Oh and chain tensioners needed replacement every couple of years. But it was the most fun to drive in my early years! Nothing else like it. My first sports car was as new 72 240Z. It introduced me to the true fun of sporting cars. Durable, easy to drive and fun. Up pretty good car. All time best though has to be my current car. A 1993 MR2 Turbo. I am the second owner had have personally put 100K miles on it. Never had any major issues with it. I am currently having it rebuilt with as many OEM parts as I can find, so I can enjoy it for another 20 years. It is fast, handles like a gokart and really is a looker. Yup, that is my best choice.
  15. What was the best car or truck you ever owned?

    I noticed the Lund sun visor right away, Lund went out of business years ago and the XJ ones are getting hard to come by, in fact I buy almost every one that gets to the local pick a part yard and turn them into hobby dollars
  16. What was the best car or truck you ever owned?

    big fan of JCR myself in fact still have the rear bumper that was intended for the white one sitting here un welded still, can't speak for the new grands but the ZJ and WJ isn't too horrible to wheel in with V-8 power and comfy interior and when the front axle stuff breaks just replace with XJ stuff, a lot of horrible plastic body trim that really holds water and rots em out bad I 2nd the NAXJA, great site and the headliner was perfect in the white 2000 the other dozen or so that's come and gone well that's another story
  17. What was the best car or truck you ever owned?

    SH#% I'm trying to post some more pics of the truck.Also,I actually have a wind visor,I guess you call it,above the windshield.U Cant see it in the pics.But what's strange is,I get asked all the time where to get one.I tell them they can buy one,they are out there.I mean I think Lund shut down,but still..I picked up mine from I guy near me,who made them.Anyway,I think it looks pretty good.Like I said,I wanted to keep it clean and simple looking,or with not a ton of bolt on stuff.Just what's needed.My 93 though was built like a Safari truck in Africa.With a Roof rack,spare,jack,ever kind of light,shovel,and so much more.It suxed that it was flipped.It was a two door Green,5 spd,with the sorta rare pop out side windows.But the floors were almost gone..Cherokees are simply great trucks,period ...A true Classic.
  18. 1950 Ford F-1 pickup Flathead headers needed

    I am hoping someone can help me out here. I KNOW I had these headers, but I cannot find them. I believe that I may have put my set in the wrong box in my stash. (I already found my missing oil pan in another box, still no luck on the headers.....age induced forgetfulness stinks) These are from the Revell (kit 7203) 1950 Ford F-1 pickup. This is the Flathead motor with Ardun heads, and I am only missing the headers. If you have them, looing for anything that I may be able to help with?
  19. Revell '55 Bel Air Box Art Homage - Part I

    sorry - double post
  20. Revell '55 Bel Air Box Art Homage - Part I

    Just checked my stash - these tires are from early MPC kits (my set came from an original-issue '60 Vette gluebomb).
  21. Escort Pro-Stock

    SWEET BUILD!!!!!!!
  22. Sorry for the double post, admins please delete one.........
  23. '61 Falcon Gasser

    Not to hijack, but there are a (very) few pictured on the George Class remembers 'site: I think your wheels and tire choice looks pretty darn good, though. The small Firestones up front work well on smaller compact cars kike the Falcon, too. Was this chassis piece from the custom Faclon or the stock version? Or are they the same? Love where this is headed.
  24. ONCE UPON A TIME..... (game)

    and dripping butter
  25. I used bleach earlier today to strip the chrome plating off some wheels and backs. The chrome plating came off in no time, however the clear undercoat is still on the parts. What do you guys use to get rid of that? Thanks.
  26. 69 GTX

    Nice build, and what did you use for the weather stripping going across the underside of the hood? You know that I just love dem Mopars!
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