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tim boyd

Member Since 01 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Revell 50 Olds

20 July 2014 - 03:35 AM

Thanks for the comments guys,

just a brief update with pics of the body after polishing, BMF trim and front & rear glass installed. There doesn't seem to be much of a contact area on the rear side windows so I havn't plucked up the courage to do those yet - may use acetate instead.

Also got round to putting the interior together and built the engine.






Thanks for looking



PS/ sorry for poor pics

Andy...lookin' good! 


This is one of my favorite kits of the year.  I was challenged by the front vent windows, but looks like you got those in without problems. 


As for the rear quarter windows, I recommend you tape them in place from the inside, and then flow Testors Clear Window cement along the edges of the window from the inside.  Takes about a day to dry solidly but seems to be pretty robust when dry.  It kind of works by capillary action and seems to leave a clear joint that cannot be seen from the outside of the model. 


Best regards...TIM


PS - that engine is SHARP!  TB

In Topic: Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?

19 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

I saw that article, I think that might have been what had them at the front of my brain. 




Brett...they've also been front and center for me now for about a year now (I have an entire binder of historic pix and research on this subject).  I decided to do something along this line to celebrate my retirement (although I built the entire model, except for the last 7 days of the build, before my retirement started.)  All of which probably helps to explain my next, upcoming article here in MCM....


There are also a couple of very similar - and extremely well done - builds that have already been featured here in the MCM forum...one which was completed (though I did not know it at the time) before I even started my project.  



In Topic: Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?

19 July 2014 - 02:49 PM

Those 60's and 70's ramp trucks are hot right now, even before the Snake and Mongoose combo sold came up at Barrett Jackson. Now that'd make an awesome combo. SnakeandMongoose_02_1000-700x525.jpg

Brett- AMEN!!!!   Tim 


PS - new issue of Hot Rod DeLuxe has a page on vintage truck haulers this month....saying...*surprise*....they are really hot right now!  TB 

In Topic: Vintage Kit Review: AMT's Other 1/25th '57 Thunderbird

18 July 2014 - 09:12 AM

It was the full detail version....and yes, the Elegance series issue was molded in red with the white pearl paint and tinted blue windows.  The box art read "Wonder Bird" IIRC....TIM 

Just checked - the Elegance series kit was called "Wonder Bird".  And just as Bob says, there were only parts to do one version - sort of a "street modified" version (circa 1967) IIRC, put together using parts from the original 3 in 1 kit.  TB

In Topic: '27 T Highboy Roadster - Update 7-17

18 July 2014 - 09:00 AM

These "Limefires" I believe were from the original (circa 1961) issue of the Monogram '30 Model A kit - the one with the stock, hot rod, and "race" versions of the five window coupe and cabrio.  You can still find those on the auction site occasionally - I bought a gluebomb that still had extra unused parts. 


I don't recall the steering wheel and IP source - I will  try to find the article I wrote and let you know tomorrow....Tim. 

I found my article text in my old Word document files.  


It says the instrument panel came from the "parts box" (which means just that - I pulled it from my parts box where it was deposited many years ago - before I began keeping track of where all those the parts came from).  Darn! 


Better news on the steering wheel.  The text says that it is the steering wheel from the "Bonneville" version of the AMT 3 in 1 Trophy Series '53 Studebaker kit - yes, the one they are due to reissue later this year with the original box art.  


I'll let you all know if I can figure out the IP source at a later time.   TIM