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Jim Whalen

Member Since 19 Oct 2010
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In Topic: When do you open your kits?

23 February 2015 - 10:43 AM

I usually open mine when I get home - I'm too good at losing things to do otherwise!  I then put the decals in a safe environment as where I keep my kits is exposed to big changes in temperature.  I also make sure things are packed properly - very important when getting second hand kits as it is important to avoid clear and chrome parts from being scratched.  As other people have said tyres can also be a problem so I make sure those are separated from other parts.


It is important to check the contents quickly so mistakes can be retified more easily.  Having heard about the problem with the GTI kits on here I checked mine as soon as I got it today!


The main reason is that it is fun to look at a new kit and think about what the build will be like.  I'm also guilty of getting kits out again just to have a look at them or sometimes to see if a kit bashing idea is viable.

In Topic: Easy Distraction,,,,,Revell 1968 Charger RT

23 February 2015 - 10:24 AM



I like your project Bill and I'm sure the car's owner will love to have a model of their vehicle.  I doubt they'll appreciate how well you've done the model and the work that has gone into it (need to be a model builder for that!) but I am sure they will enjoy having the model.  Are you planning to do their licence plates as well for the finishing touch?


Nice to see a member has helped you out - not suprised to see who it is, Geoff is one of those guys who are a credit to our hobby.

In Topic: Candy Red '40 Ford Coupe

17 February 2015 - 05:18 AM



Thanks for the replies everyone!


Tim - I am honoured that you like my model, I like your work and articles very much indeed.  Regarding the engine, I often think about how I would like a 1:1 street rod to be and a dual carb small block Ford engine is a swoopy '40 coupe sounds like a nice car to have in the garage!

In Topic: Candy Red '40 Ford Coupe

16 February 2015 - 01:19 PM

Thanks guys - it took a few goes to get the paint to where I wanted it but I am pleased that I stuck with it.  The compliments are very much appreciated.

In Topic: Candy Red '40 Ford Coupe

09 February 2015 - 03:22 AM

Hi Guys,


After a break from the '40 Ford to finish a project for somebody else I am working on completing it.  Hopefully, it'll be finished to go a competition at the Huddersfield show this weekend in West Yorkshire, England.


It was the first time I had used solder to complete an exhaust system and found it quite easy to work with so thanks to all those people who have mentioned using it in their builds!  The rolling chassis is now complete so will be working on the body and final assembly the rest of this week.


Here are a few pictures of the completed chassis: