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Gluebomber

Member Since 15 Feb 2010
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In Topic: Ferrari 308 GTB....OOB

18 December 2014 - 03:39 PM

Nice build.

One of my favorite Ferraris!

In Topic: Lotus 29 Indy Car

18 December 2014 - 04:53 AM

Thanks again for the kind words.

 

Tom, the kit isn't hard to build, but just lacks a lot of detail.  If I had to use the kit tires, I wouldn't have built it - they're that bad.  There are lots of chrome plated parts that need to be stripped and pained with the correct metallic colors.  The engine placement is a little vague, so make sure you do a lot of test fitting because where the engine sits determines where the rear suspension ends up.  The rear springs look pretty bad so I made some new ones from aluminum wire.  Don't bother with the front ones because they're inside the front bodywork.  If you can find a replacement for the seat, you may want to use it.  The one in the kit is pretty weak.  I had an extra one from the Olsonite Eagle kit and used that one.  

 

I don't have any connection with IndyCals, but if you want to build this kit, I'd consider getting their detail set.  The parts are well done and the decals are a huge improvement over the ones in the kit.

 

Hope that helps. 


In Topic: Lotus 29 Indy Car

17 December 2014 - 02:27 PM

Thanks for the kind comments, Guys.

Gene, the exhaust headers are just the kit parts painted with Metalizer (Titanium, I think). The tires are part of the IndyCals transkit and are a huge improvement over the kit tires. They come in white resin and the ones on this model are painted in Tamiya gloss black acrylic, decaled, and sprayed with satin acrylic.

Thanks for clarifying the heritage on the kit, Art. I knew AMT was involved, but didn't know at what point.

In Topic: 1970 Oldsmobile Toronado (Jo-Han)

24 November 2014 - 05:27 AM

Fantastic job!

 

I actually thought the first few pics were of the real car you were going to model.  

 

Beautiful work.


In Topic: Monogram Ultimates - Together for the First Time!

20 November 2014 - 06:24 PM

Thanks for the kind words, Guys.