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Monogram Orange Hauler - Wheels and Tires

21 March 2015 - 09:20 AM

Did the wheels and tires from Monogram's Orange Hauler ever come in any other kit? - or - Has anyone of the Resin Caster's Re-Popped the Orange Hauler's Wheels and Tires in Resin?

Mother's Worry Times Two - pics Actually Added!

22 February 2015 - 08:46 PM

Hopefully these upload OK.
 
Built these two Big Daddy Ed Roth Mother's Worry for my nephew, starting in 2013.  Then I went on nights for two plus years just after finishing the Original out of a really crusty box 1963 Yellow version, received as a gift from a friend found while cleaning out an old garage. 
 
My premise was what would it look like with an original 1963 Mother's Worry with for the most part 60's techniques applied yellow Krylon Short Cuts enamel paint; for the most part I did just that.  Exceptions being engine wiring, and the use of acrylic paints to paint the figure, plus a scrap of BMF.
 
The second Pearl Lime Mother's Worry 2013 a 50 years later Version started out as a 1996 reissue purchased off of eBay and begun in 2013.  The 2013 Version would be built like we build our models today, Resin Front Axle, Scratch-built Quick-change Rear End, Engine has heads and blower from Pontiac 389 Original AMT '36 Ford (?) (From my late uncle's model parts). Flocked interior, P.E. Gauges on a Scratch-built Dash, Shifter is aluminum tubing. Pick Up bed from parts box, stock gas tank with scratched brackets and lid, engine is wired and detailed (sorta) Paint is Createx Pearl Lime, Future Acrylic over it, polished with Novus 1, 2 & 3.  All Chromed extra parts were stripped primed and painted with Lowe's Valspar Gloss Black and Valspar Chrome Silver.

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The Red Shirt Caricature is from an original Big Daddy Ed Roth Business Card, printed red on gray. I decided to colorized the picture when I painted it on the back.
 
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The gift was received with smiles, a heartfelt Thank you, immediately placed in his curio cabinet in a prominent location.  Its when you get a big bear hug from a full grown guy that makes all the work done on something like this that makes it worth all the time and effort put into a model like this.
 
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JB - Recognize the Moon Tank sticker, thanks for posting printed on thinned photo paper and tacky glued to tank over coated with Future Acrylic.

Size Matters!

22 February 2015 - 04:05 PM

Now that I have your attention.   What size to you resize pictures to for posting on the Forum so that they come out as a picture not a thumbnail sized picture?


What's a Good Source for 1/25th Scale Motorcycles ?

01 October 2014 - 03:02 AM

What's a good source for 1/25th scale motorcycles, vintage or new bikes, dirt bikes, baggers , choppers, road racers? The old Revell 1/25th motorcycles are practically unobtainium price wise there have to be some cool 1/25th scale bikes out there.

Looking for something to display in the back of a pickup or something. I've seen some die cast bikes on eBay but without seeing them in person it's a little hard to know if they are worth the bother or not. There has to be something out there, I'm probably not the only one with this question.

If you've got'em lets see'em!

How to Deal With Lacquer Burn?

14 September 2014 - 02:37 PM

I picked up a couple of models off of eBay and at Garage Sales only to discover lacquer burn after stripping. In most cases the original builder's fix was to lay the paint over the burned plastic really thick, not a very good fix.

How do you go about repairing lacquer burn? Obviously the first steps would be strip then sand out the burn... In the past when I've had this issue it bled back through the paint after strip and sand. Anyone successfully repaired this issue?