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#21 Eric Macleod

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:02 AM

I would just contact Andy Martin (who owns Aardvark) and ask him about the wheels. As for lacing the wheels I don't know anyone who makes them. KennB has a tread on this forum about how to do it. He makes it look easy but...I know better. I totally agree about the JoHan Cadillacs and Mercedes. Too bad they never did other Classics! Let me know if I can do more to help.

 

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:29 AM

I would just contact Andy Martin (who owns Aardvark) and ask him about the wheels. As for lacing the wheels I don't know anyone who makes them. KennB has a tread on this forum about how to do it. He makes it look easy but...I know better. I totally agree about the JoHan Cadillacs and Mercedes. Too bad they never did other Classics! Let me know if I can do more to help.

 

Eric

 

I will do just that! :)   I will also look into the wire wheels.

 

J-526/2554 was originally built with the disc wheel covers, but (as most Duesenbergs have) it lost it's covers and got the chrome wires some time in the late '50s or early '60s.  The disc wheels would make the most accurate look.

 

I am really sorry Jo-Han didn't make more in their "Gold Cup Classic Series"....a Duesenberg or two, Chrysler Imperial, Model L or K Lincoln, V-12 Pierce-Arrow or an early '30s Packard perhaps?   I feel the Jo-Han "Gold Cup Classics" were the most superior 1/25th scale Classic kits available with detail and accuracy that rival many large scale 1/16 and 1/12th scale kits....for a 1/25th scale kit at least.  Their detail even rivals some of the more recent Tamiya kits I have seen....and they are almost 40 years old!

 

The early flat box versions from the 1960's are the most superior....each one is packed a specific way, color instructions, tire and white wall holders, small trophy.  I have two V-16 Sport Pheatons in my collection and are both unbuilt (one is still factory sealed, the other was opened but completely intact) and I will keep them that way....just because of time and pride they took in making them and as an example of their top shelf production.

 

Anyway...Didn't mean to ramble. I don't want to hi-jack Andrew's thread :)


Edited by MrModelT, 08 May 2013 - 09:31 AM.


#23 Alyn

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 05:58 PM

You're off to a roaring start Andrew. Both cars look great. I especially like the Indy car in yellow. At your age, I was brush painting models with Testors enamel in the little square bottles.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 06:59 PM

Ya know, I'm glad to see this type of relationship. Makes me glad to see (what I consider) part of the American history. A pastime of sorts. Both of you keep up the good work.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

With a name like Andrew you must be a good kid. LOL

Your work looks good Andrew . You have a good teacher to help you out. My brother helped me build my first cars. He did OK , but they all ended up the color he wanted. 



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Posted 12 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

You're 12?  :blink:

 

Wow! Your models look better than some guys can manage after building for years!

They put mine to shame!!!!



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 10:37 AM

Andrew, those sure look a lot better than the ones I did when I was 12! Then again, you have an excellent guide there with your stepdad.

 

Clayton, I was going to ask if you were the same MrModelT from the Hamb, but reading here I am pretty sure that you indeed are. I rarely post over there, but I've followed your T saga since about a week or so after you started posting. It's my favorite car on the hamb. I absolutely love it, and have thoroughly enjoyed watching it evolve over the years.

 

So, a huge welcome to both of ya!



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Posted 13 May 2013 - 11:30 AM

Andrew, those sure look a lot better than the ones I did when I was 12! Then again, you have an excellent guide there with your stepdad.
 
Clayton, I was going to ask if you were the same MrModelT from the Hamb, but reading here I am pretty sure that you indeed are. I rarely post over there, but I've followed your T saga since about a week or so after you started posting. It's my favorite car on the hamb. I absolutely love it, and have thoroughly enjoyed watching it evolve over the years.
 
So, a huge welcome to both of ya!

 
Thank you kindly for the welcome
 
I am indeed one and the same :)  It has been a fun ride and will continue to be so for quite some time....I have plenty more planned for it :)  I am actually building a 1/25th scale replica of my T.  I will put a build thread for it later.
 
Andrew is a bright kid and has taken to this hobby extremely well and has made large strides in skill learing in a VERY short amount of time.
 
Hopefully tonight we will start his build thread for the '34 Duesenberg :)
 
Here a few pics of my T...

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 03:11 AM

Welcome Andrew.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 02:32 PM

I wish I was still teaching junior/senior high school and that I could show this to my students. So many of my kids looked at me very strangely for building models. As did a lot of the faculty, which was very off-putting.

 

Keep up the good work, Andrew. You have tremendous talent and will make a good role-model for your peers, especially if everything you do, academically, socially and personally turn out that well.

 

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:19 PM

Andrew- welcome to this forum and hobby. Your skills and talent are beyond most 12 year olds and like Harry said, even beyond some of us "older" modelers! Enjoy this hobby and the time spent with your step-dad as the years go fast!

 

 

Clayton- thank you for introducing Andrew to the hobby and showing him the basics to get him started. I am sure he will appreciate the patience and time spent together.

 

I look forward to seeing the work you two create and share with us here and best of luck on your show winning build!



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:31 AM

Welcome to both of you. 

 

 A model kit and paint, a few dollars ....... building with a youngster Priceless!

 

Very nice builds.