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tim boyd

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In Topic: Heads up everyone...about a great section of this Forum you may be missing....

29 July 2014 - 11:17 AM

Here are direct links to the last two 1.1 scale photo albums I've posted links to in the subject folder, as referenced in my note at the start of this thread: 


*,2014 Goodguys PPG Nationals, Columbus, OHIO, July 10-13, 2014  http://www.modelcars...showtopic=91512


* 2014 Concours d'Elegance of the Americas at St. Johns, July 27, 2014 : http://www.modelcars...showtopic=92034



Best Regards....TB....

In Topic: 2014 Concours d'Elegance of the Americas - 400 reference pictures

29 July 2014 - 11:16 AM


In Topic: Heads up everyone...about a great section of this Forum you may be missing....

28 July 2014 - 09:16 AM

Lots of lovely stuff in the link you posted on the St. John's Concours. Especially a nice, BIG picture of Tom Mix's 812 Cord Phaeton (on my list of far-off projects). Is the color reproduced accurately, or is it a bit lighter or darker shade (using the front fenders as a base case)?




Skip....yes...the front fender would be a good reference.  It appeared to be the same color as the other Crème-esque Cord I photographed, and the same color of others I've seen in the past.


This car won an award of some type, because when I came back later in the day it was gone (which means it was in the cue for driving past the spectator stands and getting an award).  This was a VERY competitive class, so it was a real outstanding piece.  


Best Regards...TIM

In Topic: Need detailed pics of factory stock '68-'70 Charger undercarriage.

28 July 2014 - 04:14 AM

I admire the Mopar boys and their toys, but it seems like there's a total lack of consensus as to how the new undercarriage looked coming out of the factory.  Some say certain parts (K-member & torsion bars) are black & others say it's all primered.  And of course we've all heard that "anything was possible @ Mother Mopar's shop..."


So, to reiterate, I'm looking for the most authentic pics possible so I can get my Revell Charger going.  


Monty...I've covered this subject in my Mopar articles in the other model car mag, as well as in considerable detail in my two parter on building the '70 Siuper Bee Phantom PIckup (Model Cars Mag (May/June 2012 and July 2012),, with the chassis detailing info being covered in Part 2.  I'm pretty sure these two issues are available form the Model Cars Mag back issue department.   But to broadly summarize:  


* Underbodies were primer gray or rust colored primer, with bodycolored overspray along the outer edges (applied from the side of the underbody, just as it would occure in a factory paint booth as overspray from the paint guns applying paint along the lower rocker area would drift onto the underbody surfaces.  Less is more here (I am guilty of having overdone the effect on occasion, as have other modelers).


* Black, rough textured undercoating varies widely from car to car.  It was generally applied to the fenderwell, under the rear axle, and along the differential/trans tunnel.  Full factory undercoating was a factory option (at least in the early '70's when I ordered my RR),  but I don' t know how that differs from the above.  There is a lack of consensus on this topic.    


* K frames were semi-gloss black, along with the center portion of the crossmenber directly under the tranny.  Torsion bars were gloss black.  There is 100% consensus on this in the Mopar restoration community as far as I know. 


* Rear axles were semi-gloss black.  There is not consensus on the color of the front pumpkin of the differential, with semi-gloss black, rust colored primer, and steel all claimed to be correct depending on the source. 


* Front suspension components were mutli-colored (you need to check my articles for details).  Another area where there is not consensus in the rear leaf springs, as some restorations are semi-gloss black, bare steel, or cosmoline coated steel. 


This is a general description, again, you need to see my Mopar articles going back to the late 1990's for more info, or alternatively consult about the last 15 years worth of magazines like Mopar Muscle, Mopar Action, and Mopar Collectors Guide to see actual 1.1 chassis restoration articles. 


But you can also proceed with the above info and be correct enough that most people looking at your model will be amazed at what you have done, rather than nit-picking about individual details.  And the areas described above with a lack of consensus can be built/painted in any of those forms and technically be "correct".   


Hope that helps....TIM

In Topic: Moebius `65 Plymouth Satellite

27 July 2014 - 12:04 PM

One of our Australian based aftermarket kitmakers casts the Polyhead 318 V8....or at least they did a several years ago....TIM