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Bernard Kron

Member Since 09 Feb 2008
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In Topic: Monogram / Revell thanks for the Blue Bandito, How about some of these ?

16 December 2014 - 09:43 AM

I understand that one of the most respected aftermarket resin casters is looking into rebopping the parts that would allow you to make the Little T from the latest T kit release....TIM

Oh goody. I'd buy them nor so much to reproduce the Little T as to have them for other uses... particularly the wheels and tires, 


In Topic: Little T Restoration

15 December 2014 - 07:03 AM

Nice save Ron. Now all we need is another repop.884f76a078160acd8545cf1f2c59cf28.jpg  :D Yeah, I know, but NOT this one. 

 

Beautiful recreation Ron!

 

It's remarkable that someone like RepMin has never made a transkit for the later reissues. Or that Modelahus doesn't at least offer the steelies and tires...


In Topic: Monogram / Revell thanks for the Blue Bandito, How about some of these ?

15 December 2014 - 07:00 AM

The whole original vibe of the Little T, with it's classic clean and balanced style, even remarkable at the time of its original creation, was lost long ago with its transformation into a "Fad T" with the wire front wheels, and then later the trailer and wide section rear tires. With the renewed interest in classic rodding it's time for a revival of the original release. It would sell well, IMHO, and become an important parts kit too. Some of the pieces, like the six carb manifold, have survived in other kits, but mostly I suspect would need to be retooled. There aren't that many pieces to do, however... Certainly not even close to what Revell did with the Slingster.


In Topic: Chopped and Channeled '32 Ford 3-Window - 12-12 Update

12 December 2014 - 03:05 PM

For some reason it feels like I’m moving through this project at a glacial pace. I just don’t have a lot to show for it when it comes to forum updates, even though I’m actually ready now for final assembly.

 

The interior is finished and fitted to the body shell, ready to be glued into place. The dashboard is from the AMT Phantom Vickie kit. Window glass is cut, fitted and glued in place (but not terribly visible in photographs…). All the suspension bits are trimmed, fitted and ready to be glued into place. And finally, and at least something that hasn’t been shown before, the motor is done and already glued into the chassis. It’s a Revell Parts Pack small-block Chevy with 6 Revell Parts Pack Stromberg 97’s mounted to a manifold from a Revell ’57 Chevy Nomad kit. The exhausts are Revell Roth Tweedy Pie items, originally intended for my recently completed ‘27T Highboy (they wouldn’t clear the bodywork) and generously supplied by Dale Verts (Thanx Dale!!!). Also in the “never shown before” category, the wheels and tires are done, including adapting them to the Revell suspension bits. The wheels are Modelhaus Radirs, zero offset at the front and standard offset at the rear. The tires are old-style Modelhaus with the Firestone branding on the sidewalls. Boy I sure miss them. I keep my eyes out for them on eBay and try to buy them when I can. The rears are slicks and the front T-110s, both with whitewalls.

So, in point of fact all that’s left is to trim and fit the radiator, install the grill into the grill shell and do the final assembly. It shouldn’t be long now…

 

Thanx for lookin’,
B.

 

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In Topic: Chopped and Channeled '32 Ford 3-Window - 12-12 Update

12 December 2014 - 03:02 PM

Thanks guys. The interest and kind words are much appreciated. I have an update and pics I want to post but I 'm having problems getting it done. Stay tuned...