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Harry P.

Member Since 18 Jan 2007
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1933 Duesenberg Boattail

Yesterday, 02:26 PM

This is the Entex 1/16 scale Duesenberg Boattail... a very exclusive, high-end car in its day. It cost about $15-20,000 at a time when a doctor made maybe $3,000 a year. Obviously it wasn't seen in the garage of Joe Average!

 

The ebay seller was asking $100 OBO. I offered $80, and he accepted. This is the kit:

 

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I don't know what color scheme I want to go with, except that I do know I don't want to go with the black/white scheme on the box art. So any color scheme suggestions are welcome!


Auto ID #145 FINISHED!

15 December 2014 - 03:43 AM

Remember, don't post any hints or answers here. PM me with year, make, and model.

 

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The answer: 1959-65 Panhard PL17


1909 Stanley Steamer E2

14 December 2014 - 02:51 PM

Yep... another "moldy oldie!"  :lol:

 

No WIP this time. This is the old 1/16 Aurora kit from the "American Classics" series. You've seen my other posts of kits from this series... Rambler, curved-dash Olds, Buick, etc. Like those kits, this one is highly simplified with many details missing... like no dash gauges or details at all! And it's a curbside... nothing under the hood. Which is no great loss, as all that was under the hood of the real car was a big round boiler. The actual "engine" is mounted just in front of the rear axle and looks like a big round can...no real detail on the outside.

 

I added a lot of stuff to this model that wasn't in the box. Let's see... what did I do...

 

• Added missing brake linkages.

• Added all dash details (scratchbuilt gauges and valves, etc.)

• Scratchbuilt front fender stays placed in the correct position.

• Scratchbuilt front axle/tie rod/spindles/linkages to allow for posable steering

• Reworked all springs and added mounting plates, U-bolts, and "nuts" made of hex-shaped styrene rod

• Scratchbuilt spring mounts

• Scratchbuilt steering column and all hand controls

• "Stanley" logo on the hood found online, colored/sized in Photoshop, printed out, etc.

 

Plus more... can't remember it all. Anyway... on to the pix...

 

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Auto ID #144

10 December 2014 - 02:29 PM

Lost in the server move, so I'm reposting it.

 

As always... don't post any hints or answers here. PM me with year, make, and model.

 

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Everyone who already answered before the server move and the lost posts, I still have your answers.  B)

 

The answer, and who got it right, coming FRIDAY!


REPOST: 1928 Lincoln Model L

10 December 2014 - 01:37 PM

Another victim of our server move and lost, so I'm reposting. Most of the WIP is lost, so no use directing you there to look at it. Here is the finished product...

 

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