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Chief Joseph

Member Since 23 Jul 2011
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In Topic: Any interest in a 1/12 scale N50-15 hot rod tire?

25 February 2015 - 05:57 PM

 Will the kit rallies or mags fit the tire?

No clue as 1/12 isn't my thing and I don't have that Camaro kit.  If the kit wheels are about 1.2" in diameter and about an inch wide, they'd fit.  Being rubber, they'll flex a little bit and accommodate slightly bigger dimensions.


In Topic: Any interest in a 1/12 scale N50-15 hot rod tire?

24 February 2015 - 03:48 AM

@Joe: The tread width is 1.35", the section width is 1.142", the outside diameter is 2.371", and the inside diameter is 1.2".  The inside "rim" width is 0.97". 

 

@Steve: They would fit on the rear of a Camaro, but would look awfully weird on the front.


In Topic: 2-part mold making tutorials

22 February 2015 - 05:11 AM

Check out the "Brick in the Yard Molding Supply" YouTube channel.  Lots of excellent videos on all kinds of mold making.  This one is specifically for a simple 2-part RTV mold: 


In Topic: Partial kits

31 January 2015 - 06:33 AM

There are resin manufacturers that do some components such as popular engines, transmissions, drive trains, intakes, carbs, etc.  Some good ones are VCG Resins, Morgan Automotive Detail, B-N-L resins, Fireball Modelworks, Scenes Unlimited, Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland, etc.

 

Other options are sites like Boneyard; swap meets; model club auctions; etc. 

Please let it be known that I (Fireball Modelworks) do not recast kit parts for resell.  All my items are either grown from 3D models or scratchbuilt.  Buying resin recasts of kit parts might seem like a cheap way to enjoy the hobby, but it ultimately hurts the kit manufacturers and makes them unwilling to invest in new and updated tooling.


In Topic: Steve Grissom's rookie ride

30 January 2015 - 03:37 PM

Nice job on an obscure subject.  I have the decals somewhere for Grissom's Channellock and Roddenberry's Busch cars. Funny story: Steve Grissom's family owns a Honda dealership in Gadsden, Alabama.  I almost bought an Accord from them back in 1990.  The salesman (Steve's brother) ticked me off, so I went to the Ford dealership up the road and bought a full-size Bronco instead.