Der Bugmeister

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About Der Bugmeister

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  • Location Canada
  • Full Name Clay Cherneff

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  1. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic 1950 Oldsmobile Club Un-Couped (Revell)   

    Painted and cleared, just a mockup here so don't let the wheel position throw you off. Debating whether to leave the seats their current colour or add some accent panels to them.




  2. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic WORK BENCH SATURDAYS!!   

    Moving along on the '50 Olds...


  3. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic VW Split window   

    Fantastic work on those engines!
  4. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic Wild Meyers Manx   

    Great work! Love the detail.
  5. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic 1950 Oldsmobile Club Un-Couped (Revell)   

    Unfortunately gluhead's photos seem to have disappeared into fotki space, but from his description it sounds like he probably did something like this (maybe more):

    Drilled the A arms for pinning with stretched strue, cut them loose then pinned them up. They won't move when I'm done the installation, but this will get me the stance I'm after.



    Probably old hat for many, but first time for me trying a lot of these techniques. So far, so good!

    Thanks for the tip on the AMT kit, horsepower. I don't have access to it unfortunately, but was planning on trying my hand at fabbing the open roof/cover. Most everything else should close up alright.
  6. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic 1950 Oldsmobile Club Un-Couped (Revell)   

    Thanks Pappy

    Found the rims for it, now to make things fit and resemble something that might work in 1:1. I don't think I'll be able to get it sitting as low as originally planned, but that's alright.




    Also picked up a Revell Pontiac 421 V8 in the hopes I can make that work in there.
  7. Der Bugmeister added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Holding it together (Mockup)
    What do you use when mocking up a bunch of parts to hold them all together? Apart from masking tape, anybody use a particular type of glue? And how to disassemble/remove the glue?
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  8. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic 1950 Oldsmobile Club Un-Couped (Revell)   

    Thanks for the link...unfortunately most of the images don't load for me for some reason :-(

    Narrative sounds like a heckuva build though.
  9. Der Bugmeister added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1950 Oldsmobile Club Un-Couped (Revell)
    Kit is the Revell '50 Olds Club Coupe 2 in 1.



    Not my normal choice in builds, but this is a group build so kind of stuck with it. Decided to get a bit adventurous (for me at least), aiming for a smoothed convertible dropped to the weeds in this one.

    Spent today getting inspiration (found it), shaving the body trim...



    and losing the roof.



    Next up is to find the wheels then figure out how to drop the suspension and fit them in there.
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  10. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic 62 Fury from kit to finished in 5 Hours   

    Great job, strikingly clean and detailed for such a short time frame. I'm with the guys who couldn't pull of a build like that in 5 weeks, nevermind 5 hours...although I may have to try it one day just for the heck of it.

    Thanks for sharing!
  11. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic 1969 Nova COPO (1/25 Revell)   

    Thanks guys.

    No idea what the rims are from, I picked them up in a baggy at a recent show. The stripes are painted...quite a learning process doing them. They look better in the photos than under strong lighting and I probably should have stripped the hood and started them over after a couple of the issues I had, but I decided finishing a build was more important.
  12. Der Bugmeister added a topic in Under Glass   

    1969 Nova COPO (1/25 Revell)
    Took me long enough, but I finally finished another one. This was a nice kit to put together, clean molding and the parts fit well. Some minor modifications...found some rims and slightly larger tires, plug wires, lowered the front end a little.

    Now I can get back to the stalled builds before hitting something new.








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  13. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic 69 VW Bug ... 66 to 69 Bug 8/30/13 new headlights, again!   

    Nice work, a lot of differences between those two years! If it's not too late, you might want to look at the front bumper bracket openings - from '68 onwards, they bolted to the outside of the body and ran through the fenders as opposed to the apron.

    A couple other changes are that by '67 the voltage regulator had moved to a position under the back seat vice mounted to the generator, and the dashboard had lost the horizontal chrome strips.

    Great looking upgrades.

    Keep Buggin'!
  14. Der Bugmeister added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Unsafe paint booth fans - "prove it"
    I've been reading a lot of threads here and elsewhere discussing homemade spray booth solutions. A common comment in the vast majority of these threads is the warning that using the wrong kind of fan is dangerous due to explosive hazard.

    Ok, I get that there IS a hazard. But then, there's hazard in most everything we do.

    So my question is, has anybody personally experienced an explosion/flashback scenario while using something like a bathroom fan in a home made spray booth? Or is there reliable documentary evidence of this happening?

    By the way, it's not my intentional to be confrontational in asking this question. I have seen the risk expressed many times, but I don't recall anyone relating personal anecdotes substantiating the concerns so I start wondering if it is a myth repeated so often as to be assumed true or is based on substantive personal experience.

    Thanks
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  15. Der Bugmeister added a post in a topic What's the story behind your user name/avatar?   

    I've been using "Der Bugmeister" since the mid-90s and my first forays into the great wide web. It refers to my 1:1 passion (I have 4 original Beetles in the current stable). Avatar is a photo of my '57.