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BigBad

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In Topic: Moebius New trucks......KW, Peterbilt.....others? New trailer?

Yesterday, 09:37 AM

You are right Aaron and the subject really is for Moebius. But my point is, there is no request to the other manufacturers out there. Thre might be some hope from Revell (ROG). But not much else. The others just re-edit the older kits which is ok, but I'd like some more newer subjects. So I guess our best bet for now really is Moebius...

 

Hakan, I wouldn't get the shiny parts chromed by an outside firm, I'd paint them with Alcald II. It's a waste of time having to remove the chrome of parts before repainting with chrome again once they are trimmed and sanded down smooth.


In Topic: '94 Camaro Z/28

29 August 2014 - 04:40 AM

This was a quick build. So quick I forgot to take progress pictures!

 

Anyway, this kit was chosen to be built because I am building all of my kits that I have low interest in, in order to accelerate my building, and get to the kits that I'm more excited to build.

 

I sprayed the car in Model Masters gray metallic. Cool color. I bought it for another build, but couldnt find a color that I thought would look good on this car besides a silver.

 

 

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I would also like to say that this kit fit together like garbage. I was contemplating trashing it about 3/4 of the way thru. From the moment I started putting the interior together, nothing fit right. I had to shave down the sides of the back seat. I had to clearance the interior a little so the body would set down over it on the back properly. The front suspension went together blindly, which, I think I have it together correctly... Not really happy with it. Front bumper doesnt go all the way on, and its because I cant bring the body all the way forward due to the interior fitment. And the most amusing thing I dont like about this kit.... two left hand exhaust tips.... or right hand depending on how you look at it. Hood also fits terribly. I had to bend it to get it to fit sort of good. 

 

I built this kit quickly, and sort of low detail, but I was not going into it w/ my full detail in mind. Plus, the worse it went together, the quicker I wanted it done. I wouldnt build this kit again if I was paid. 

 

Too bad this kits fits weird... But you have made pretty good work of it anyway, looks good in this color. Not sure about the black all over the interior, I  think it should have been dark grey but still looks good. For the exhaust extensions, the kit IS accurate both extensions are the same! On the real car, it's the same thing. IFor a reason I'm still trying to figure out they didn't route the tailpipes equally on both sides, so they installed the same extension on both sides. I'll have to study a Firebird Formula or Trans-Am, 'cause they don't seem to have the same issue. I changed the exhaust on my Z28 to a Magnaflow and solved this...


In Topic: Modern big rig tires

28 August 2014 - 02:28 PM

I know I'm building all my trucks with proper drive tires since the first time I put them on a truck. They just have the correct look.


In Topic: Freightliner Build (Trailer Coming Along) 9-01-2014

28 August 2014 - 12:01 PM

Hum... Something's missing JT. The JT signature toolboxes! It's not a JT unless there are toolboxes hanging on the sides of the frame! Hahaha! But honestly, I like this and what I notice from most, if not all your builds is that your trucks look "husky" with all the equipment you install on them. They just look "right".


In Topic: Scratch built Cozad Tri-axle lowboy.... Finished!

28 August 2014 - 11:51 AM

I'm always amazed of people scratch building their stuff! I have seen  quite a bit more than just a couple of these lowboys that have been built from plastic sheet and channels (and some wooden planks...). This one is hanging with the best I've seen yet! 

There definitely is a market for this type of trailer kit.