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Ridge Rider

Member Since 12 Feb 2013
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Moby Dick H2 Hummer Limo

25 July 2014 - 12:08 PM

I finally overcame my great white whale I've affectionately called Moby Dick.  A little back story about it.  This was the first model I took a Dremel to after getting back into the hobby in 2008.  I have worked more off than on this model over the last six yrs.  The setbacks include but are not limited to, dropping it and splitting the center bodywork and having to start all over, putty, ghosting and other paint problems.

  Things I would do different-use a third kit.  It would make the body and frame work much easier.

I didn't like the sunroofs and the H2s narrow to the back.  After widening the front section, the roof panel lines don't line up with the back.  Rather than trying to fix that mess, I built a whole new one making it a 1/2 inch taller and giving it a little character.  It's FAR from perfect, but I learned a lot compared to my melting plastic over a candle bodywork days.

  Any questions or comments I will be happy to answer, if I can remember-it has been 6 yrs in the making.  :D













  More pics on my photobucket--http://s326.photobuc.../?sort=3&page=1  Thanks for looking.

1957 Chevy stepside

13 April 2014 - 12:12 PM

Built this for a friend to replicate his 1:1 which he had to sell for college tuition.   He displays it proudly.   This is one of the first models to get completed after getting back into the hobby.  Other than the windshield fit and flash cleanup it went together well and someday I'll have to do one for myself. 





World's Fastest: 270.49 mph Hennessey Venom GT

25 February 2014 - 11:51 AM

I don't recall seeing this job at career day.  :)   Sure looks like fun.

What would you do?

30 August 2013 - 07:01 PM

First off sorry about the generic title don't know how to word it better.  I was at Hobby Lobby this week and saw a young man (mabey 11 or 12) looking intently at the models trying to make a decision.  In my mind I remember my own youth and how unaffordable it seemed to me at that time.  So In my mind I was thinking I have extra parts and models I know I won't build and would have liked to offer him something in his interest but don't want to end up on a list where  I have to register ( if you Know what I mean)  So after a little chit chat we went our separate ways.  Now to my question, what would you do and how not to sound like the old guy with candy (models)  I truly just wanted to help out a young man who reminded me of myself and I would like to do this in the future.  Any help is appreciated. Thanks