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Gluebomber

Member Since 15 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 17 2015 10:54 AM
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In Topic: Gulf McLaren

11 April 2015 - 09:16 AM

Beautiful work, Paul!


In Topic: MPC/ERTL Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set # 6426

11 April 2015 - 03:50 AM

Tom, like a lot of things it comes down to personal taste.

 

For me the biggest issue with the kit was the tires.  They lacked tread and were way too big.  Also, the shape of the nose of the real car tapers and slants downward more than the one on the kit. That was less of an issue, but still noticeable to me.

 

But, it all depends on the level of detail you're after.  If this stuff doesn't bother you, then you should build it straight from the box.  Phil showed with his builds that they can be perfectly presentable without any aftermarket stuff.  

 

I thought the Lotus was a pretty good kit, especially for its age.  It went together well for me, but be sure to test fit the location of the engine.  The whole rear suspension depends on it being positioned correctly.  

 

Good Luck with your builds and have fun.  Be sure to post pictures of the finished models.  


In Topic: MPC/ERTL Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set # 6426

10 April 2015 - 05:20 AM

Thanks, Tim.


In Topic: MPC/ERTL Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set # 6426

10 April 2015 - 04:25 AM

Tom, my only experience is with the Lotus 29.  My strongest recommendation would be to look into the IndyCals detail set for the car (http://www.indycals....s29upgrade.html).  It costs $38 + S&H but you get new tires, a corrected nose, a vacuform windshield, and new decals.    Here's a pic of my Lotus just so you can see the difference.

 

Good Luck with your builds!


In Topic: Gunze Sangyo 1:32nd, New photo added 2.10.2015

06 February 2015 - 04:05 PM

Wow, Peter, congratulations on some great builds!

I've got several of these kits and recently started the Cadillac. I hope it turns out half as nicely as yours.

Could you describe how you painted the white walls on the Caddy and the '59 Chevy?

Great Job, once again.