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Jordan White

Member Since 28 Jan 2009
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1/16 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP500S WIP

19 November 2014 - 01:49 PM

The kit I'm using is the Fujimi 1/16 LP500S "Enthusiast kit". Of course, I didn't notice until I opened it that it actually represents the '78-79 Series One LP400S, based on the wheels and smaller wheel flares. I prefer the looks of the early 80's version, so I'm going to modify the wheels and create new fender flares to make it more like the 1982-1984 LP500S version. Colorwise, it will be the very-80's triple white scheme, with white wheels, exterior, and interior.

 

The kit I'm starting with:

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Aoshima Mitsubishi Pajero 2dr rerelease

12 November 2014 - 11:53 AM

Looks like they may be doing another run of the 2dr Pajero kit, and it should be out in Japan by the end of the year.
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10289557

I might pick one up to go with my Tamiya kit, since it appears to have similar exterior options.

AMT 1972 Chevy Blazer "Crew Chief"

02 October 2014 - 01:03 PM

Looks like Round 2 will be bringing out the old AMT/MPC 1972 Blazer kit sometime in January (pic from Ihobby announcement thread), and it will be the Crew Chief version (always wondered why the hard hats and toolbox were in the Model King release :P ). 

 

The kit certainly isn't the greatest in terms of molding, but it is a fun kit to build.

 

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Freightliner FLC "Porkchop Express"

09 September 2014 - 05:07 PM

If you don't recognize the name at all, check out John Carpenter's movie "Big Trouble in Little China". In the movie, Kurt Russell drives a 1985 Freightliner FLC that he's named the Porkchop Express.

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From my searches on the internet, I've only seen one other person build this, and I noticed several issues when compared to the movie truck (plus the underwhelming build quality). Because of this, I decided to tackle this using the newer version of the Italeri Freightliner FLC.

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Biggest change I'll have to do is lengthen the sleeper, as well as raise the roof. I'll also have to fabricate new fuel tanks since the movie truck appears to have smaller diameter tanks than stock. Finally, there will be a few other parts from the various parts kits Italeri put out that I will add.

 

First thing I did was purchase a set of 10 hole Alcoa wheels from Ben at Class A resins, with the domed center caps for the front and rear. 

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Italeri Freightliner FLC/Conventional fuel tank steps wanted

07 September 2014 - 05:36 PM

As the title says, I'm looking for a set of the fuel tank steps from the Italeri Freightliner FLC/conventional kit.