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hawkeye649

Member Since 19 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Mar 28 2010 07:59 AM
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Super glue safe paint stripper???

24 February 2010 - 02:18 PM

Of the numerous methods available, what is the safest method to remove testors spray enamel primer, but not damage super glue?

Super glue safe paint stripper

22 February 2010 - 01:53 PM

Of the numerous methods available, what is the safest method to remove testors spray enamel primer, but not damage super glue? Any ones available that wont eat squadron bondo?

The death of a Model

22 February 2010 - 05:19 AM

The death of my 1990 Jimmy build up. The primer on this truck had been refusing to cure, and I had been using the defrost on my toaster oven to help cure it. For three days I'd been throwing the model in here, and had done it 3 times the day this happened. After washing it to lay down some more primer on the recent body work, I put it in for an hour and this is what I came back too.
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The body is in OK shape (the floor of the cab was many pieces, so it's warped). I think I might be able to keep one of the doors, but it will need a dent. I might be able to crinkle the hood, and rot out the body now, and remove some of the floor boards to make it look like it's in the middle of a rust restoration. So much for my 1:1 of my truck, it's already past the body work stage.

And I was pretty much done with the frame :-(
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Bleh.

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1950 Chevy Stepside - Chopped, Channeled, and Dropped.

20 February 2010 - 06:11 PM

I bought this model a while back because my 'main' project was getting tedious (very detailed/from scratch) so I wanted to do something FUN!



Right now I can't decide if I should put in the V8 from my Mad Mudder kit (under the hood). This would basically mean only leprechauns could drive it, technically.

What I am leaning towards is a transplant from this;
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That is a diecast, but I have the 1:24 revelle kit. I started that *years* ago when I was about 12 or so - lost interest in these types of cars for the most part. Figure with a rear-engine, the driver's feet could extend into the "engine bay". In any event I'm not really worried about reality, just made something that looks like something a kid would draw.

Let me know what you think, especially suggestions.

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NEW PICS ADDED!! - 1990 Full Size GMC Jimmy build

19 February 2010 - 07:26 PM

This build is a mash of three different trucks. It was originally meant to be the closest approximation my skills would allow of my 1:1 '90 F/S GMC Jimmy.

Currently it has an opening hood, ps-ds doors, tailgate. The suspension is leaf spring and flexes, and it has cross-over steering. The rear bumper has D rings on it and the hitch is removable.

I'm looking for some input, this project has been essentially at this point for more than a year. I added the skid plates today, and put a coat of primer on the body to see what other body work needs to be done.

I'm trying to think of a way to make/replicate a steering box so the steering wheel will work.

I'm fairly happy with the truck, any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated.


Revell "Mad Mudder" (1:24 - 76 or so Chevy K5)
- Body tub, some transmission tunnel, rear quarters, doors, tail gate, bed, misc. small pieces.
AMT 1984 GMC Short Bed pickup. (1:25)
- Rocker pannels, front fenders, hood, inner front fenders, grill (not close to my '90 unfortunately), misc. small pieces.
AMT 1990 AMT Chevrolet Sportside Pickup (1:25)
- TBI engine w/ serpentine belt (changed to reflect my Jimmy's routing), manual transmission, other possible parts.

Anyways here's the pics;
Truck
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Wheels Turned
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Flexin' Out
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Side View
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Stuff Open
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Tire carrier, hitch w/ hitch pin, D-rings, etc.
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Rear bumper again.
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350 CUI TBI Chevy small block. A/C, alt, power steering, oil cooler, spark plug wires, headers and glass packs. My first deviation from life - I like my nice quiet manifolds and somewhat quiet mufflers. I'll probably be getting quieter mufflers at some point. The wires hanging off the front are the brake lines (need body to finish plumbing). Rad is going to have electric fan. Need more flat black to touch up the glue gloss.
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Transfer case with rotating yokes and articulating universal joints
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Under carrage, with *bling bling* skid plats. Rear skid plate incorporates a driveshaft hoop too.
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Radiator
Man that camera really shows off the styrene dust from sanding!

- Hawkeye649