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Five Hole Aluminum Split Rims

28 December 2014 - 01:19 AM

I'm looking for a set of aluminum style split rims for semi trucks for a Peterbilt 359 "small window" project, both front and rear.
I know Ben Wicker has them in turned aluminum and they look really good, but they are too expensive for my budget, so I would like to find a set or two in resin.


Here is a picture of the wheel type I'm looking for.



64 Ford Thunderbolt back seat pattern?

09 September 2014 - 07:15 AM

Has anyone thought about doing a decal for the back seat pattern in the 1964 Ford Thunderbolt?

All 100 Thunderbolts built has the same tan interior with light weight Bostrom bucket seats and a vinyl and fabric back seat, and I have waited for a decal maker to do this as it's hard to do with paint and I haven't found anything usable so far.

So a decal much like the interior pattern decals from Scale Motorsports would have been nice to have.


Here is how it looks like.







Old Build Sox & Martin 71 'Cuda

05 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

Time to show another of my old builds.

I have allways liked this old Jo-Han kit ever since I first saw one at my cousins back in the early 70's, so I have wanted one for myself ever since and I finally got my chance when Seville re-issued the kit in the 90's...I bought two.

The model was built in 1995-6 and it's built out of box but detailed with fuel lines, brake lines, ignition wires, throttle linkage, a 4-point racing harness with photo etched hardware, photo etched hood pins, hose clamps and a few more things.

I had to fix the grille some as all of these kits I have have the same cracks under the outer headlights (I think all have) after that the grille area is painted aluminum with silver headlight bezels and grille hole edges.
Everything except the lettering and contingency decals is painted, even the stripes over the hood and trunk are painted as the kit decal was too light in color (Seville included the wrong decal as it was for the SS/E Superbird model), the paint I used was rattle can touch up paints, Volvo 189 White, Ford 4ZP Spannish Red and Ford 2PP Azur Blue Metallic and Clear over that and polished out, BMF was used on the outside trim and finally the decals, and it looks kind of right.

I know this model isn't quite correct, I didn't have much references other than the box art and I looked some at the old 1970 Hot Rod article of the S & M 70 'Cuda in black and white so I had to "wing it" some, so the engine for one is the wrong color (should be Ford Engine Blue) and some other things I've found out later, but the model came out pretty much as I wanted it at the time.

I couldn't fit the side glass as the roll bar interfered with them and it was too late to fix it, so if you want your model to have the side glass you have to shorten the top of the roll bar and angle in the uprights slightly...or make a new one.

I have plans to build a better, more correct version of this car as I have found lot's of references since I got a computer and internet, and I have gathered up a few more of these kits since my first two as this old Jo-Han kit one of my absolute favourite kits ever.


Enough talk, to the pics.


















Old Build Chevy C1500 ZR-1 Sportside Pickup

09 August 2014 - 09:49 PM

Time to show another of my old builds, this time it's a Chevy C1500 Sportside Pickup built sometime in the late 90's.

The kit is from AMT/Ertl and the LT5 engine and wheels are from a Monogram High Performance Series Corvette ZR-1, other than the engine and wheels the kit is built out of box.

The paint is Humbrol black with a painted red stripe.


To the pics.















Old build No 8.

03 August 2014 - 12:53 AM

Okay, lets show some pictures of my latest build, this build got finished in 2008 and it's my interpretation of the Revell 32 Ford Roadster.

This model is not built entirely out of box, I originally planned to use the 392 Hemi engine from the Revell 41 Willys Gasser but the B&M Hydro Stick tranny didn't fit under the floor, so I used the engine from the 41 Willys Street Rod as it has a 727 auto, but I used the injector and scoop from the Gasser, the zoomie headers are from the AMT Boss Nova.

I detailed the engine with an old parts box Vertex Magneto, ignition wires, injection hoses and throttle linkage, I didn't like the kit firewall so I scratch built a more stock looking firewall from Evergreen sheets and half round bar.

The paint is Tamiya TS-52 Candy Lime Green from a spray can and Tamiya Clear, the interior is Tamiya TS-45 Pearl White and I used the custom "boat style" steering wheel from the AMT 56 Ford Fairlane Victoria and painted to match, the grille is a photo etched piece from Model Car Garage and the wheels and tires are from the old Monogram Li'l Coffin.

The front wheels and front axle had bad chrome plating so I redid them with Alclad II Chrome, I also did the oil pan for the engine at the same time as the pan for the transmission already was chrome plated.


To the pics.