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Chief Joseph

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Some new 1/25 Tires Available Now from Fireball Modelworks

11 April 2014 - 04:33 AM

Hello all,

Thanks to everyone who supported me with the 1/24 tires that I've offered for the past couple of years.  Now I've made some 1/25 scale tires to specifically address the needs of those slightly smaller model cars:


First is item FMR-030, a set of two BFG Drag Radials in 325/50-15 size:




I also have two sizes of BFG Radial TA's in 225/60-15 and 275/60-15, each sold in sets of two.  I made these tires to represent the "street machine" look on classic musclecar kits such as the new Revell 'Cuda.



I am producing these Radial TA's in both hard white resin and flexible black rubber.  The hard white resin version can be finished by painting the tire black and then sanding the paint from the raised letters, as in this photo:



Ordering information is on my website, http://www.fireballmodels.info.  Thanks for looking!

All-New Drag Radial now available; updated 12-16-13

21 November 2013 - 04:06 PM

I have released a 1/24 275/60R15 drag radial.  I showed the 3D model here last month:



The 3D model for the tire:



Ordering and pricing info is on my website, linked in my signature.  Thanks!

New resin Light Truck Tire available from Fireball Modelworks; updated 4-11-14

23 September 2013 - 03:42 PM

Freshly available 1/24 scale Light Truck Tire. "Real World" size is 30x10.5x15 and it fits Monogram's 15" wheels. Mastered by me in 3D and printed by Shapeways. Cast in flexible black resin and sold in a set of four.   PM me for ordering info or send an email to joseph -at- fireballmodels.info.


Thanks for looking!



(wheel, painting, and weathering not included) 



Edit 04-11-14:

A new, larger 15" tire is available now:


A couple of 3D-printed tires; Casting pic added 9-21

18 September 2013 - 07:02 AM

Here are a couple of 3D-printed tires that I will be putting into production in the near future:



Both are 1/24 scale and are original models that I made.  The truck tire was made for a Bronco that I want to build and the Gatorback is for a 1985 IROC-Z.  I have the IROC's matching wheel done in 3D, but I haven't had it printed.

Public Service Announcement: Tamiya Gray Primer at Hobby Lobby

10 August 2013 - 01:57 PM

I was in Hobby Lobby today and they had two of the large cans of Tamiya Gray Surface Primer in the model paint section.  There were no prices on the cans, but they should be very affordable with a 40% coupon.  If it were the Fine Surface Primer instead of the regular primer, I'd have two new cans of Tamiya primer sitting on my shelf.