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Shardik

Member Since 26 Feb 2012
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In Topic: The Christine curse, or do I have a Christine of my own? (Tell your Christine...

24 November 2014 - 03:59 PM

I had an Opel Cadet that hated the number three... Or it was the number three that hated my Opel ?

     Three days after I bought her I was rear-ended by a drunk at the corner of 3rd and Carlisle.  The reporting officer estimated his speed at approximately thirty miles per hour.  Luckily, I had purchased insurance on her three hours prior. 

     I really liked the car, so I bought her back from the insurance company, which had totaled her, for $300.  I put in a new radiator, which was the only mechanical damage from the accident,  pounded out the rear sheet metal and drove her out to California. 

     Exactly three weeks after the initial accident, I was applying for a job at T3 plastics when she was broad-sided by a semi, hauling 3M products, in their parking lot.  The trucking company's insurance got her back in shape, and even replaced the rear bumper which they assumed was damaged by their driver. 

     I drove her for another three years, until she mysteriously vomited out all her transmission fluid in the middle of the highway, about 300 miles into my third trip back to New Mexico.


In Topic: Airfix "Blower" Bentley, 1:12 scale

27 October 2014 - 08:59 AM

I picked one of these up a couple years ago, as a partial glue bomb.  I've been working on it, off and on, ever since.  The size makes "super detailing" easier, which is fortunate since the limitations of the molding technology of the time make it almost mandatory.

     I can see that you've done many of the same modifications that I did: separating the spring shackles, sanding off the molded wrapping and getting rid of the molded on stone screening on the fuel tank (although my approach was to scratch build a new tank)

Bentley_13.jpg

Bentley_FT_01.jpg

 

I think the screen you used is a better match to the 1:1, but this is all I had on hand.  The wrapped fuel lines are old strings from my guitar.

     I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this kit.  I like where it's going so far.


In Topic: nother chopped 50 olds

26 September 2014 - 01:18 PM

Thanks.  The pictures make it pretty clear.


In Topic: 1966 Cadillac Hearse - updated 9/24

24 September 2014 - 04:15 PM

I'm fascinated by hearses, and this one fully vindicates my obsession.

You said this was a resin copy of the Johan, but not who cast it.  Do you know?  I'd like to get my hands on one since the originals are hard to come by at a decent price.

   By the way, the engine is looking very nice; "used but not abused".


In Topic: First Completed Build in 10 years

24 September 2014 - 04:05 PM

This was worth waiting for.

I hope we don't have to wait another ten years for the next one, though. :D