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  • Location Tuttle, Ok
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  1. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Looking for a 1/24 Ford Maverick?   

    ahh, yes, but was it the rare maveNck, or was it a maverick?  I also like that it's labeled as a Grabber, but is CLEARLY a base model with out the grabber hood or V8 engine.  lol  But then again, it's a TOY for children to play with after they build it.  Nothing wrong with that, that's how I started building models.  
    I am definitely going to look at the diecasts next time I'm at wally world.
  2. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Starsky & Hutch Torino - Starting 9/28   

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the intake manifold is too long for the heads.  The "bolt heads" holding the ends of the manifold are dangling out in the atmosphere.  
    This pic is of a single 4 barrel, but it is still a 302 and the manifold clearly fits within the length of the head.
    It looks like the manifold is 1/24 on a 1/25 engine, to be honest.  The manifold seems to sit too high on the head as well.  I wonder if that is just from another kit that they adapted to fit.  I would have expected them to give us a separate distributor, if indeed, this is an all new kit.  I think utilizing the 302 from the Revell 32 Ford 3-window would be a good move for accuracy.
    Don't confuse me with a rivet-counter, but I am a perfectionist and a mechanic, so I've seen my share of 302s.    Other than the intake fitment, I'd say it looks pretty good so far!  I can't wait to see the bodywork and even the box top!  lol  
  3. rsxse240 added a post in a topic 84 GTP MUSTANG   

    I know it's a mustang, according to the kit, but it sure looks like a GTP Capri or maybe a 78 Mustang.  The one in the background of the second and fourth pics, now THATS a mustang!  
    Your build looks like it's going well.  I'd love to see more progress.
  4. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Resin 1969 Mustang Coupe / Revell (9/20 Clutch Slave, Fuel Pump)   

    There's a guy in Russia that is selling corrected nose piece for this model.  I have heard that it's pretty good quality and really takes away the droopy sad looking lights and puts them much closer to where they're supposed to be.  I posted a thread in the car resin/aftermarket section.  You should take a look at it before you get real crazy about the paint and body work.  You shouldn't be disappointed.
  5. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Where to find a 351 Cleveland engine?   

    That's getting a bit picky!  lol  Most of the time, engines, seats and other various parts are not exact to scale, due to material thickness, production restrictions, or any number of reasons...designers were just lazy and didn't want to do another scale calculation, who knows.  lol  That engine may seem slightly larger than the stock one, but it's the best one on the market.  AMT also did a 71 or 72 Mach-I with a 351, but I'm almost certain it's a Winsor and it would most certainly be simply a lump of plastic with some " 'at'll do" details and floating belt pulleys.  
    Like Jon says, go with the Mustang's Cleveland, it'll be your best bet.
  6. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Circa 1980 Nissan Skyline   

    From the factory, this is one of the worst looking skylines ever made, however, with some personalization, they do look really good.
    Yours has nice paint and is a good clean build.  It may make you feel better about it if you detailed the window trim and put some nicer wheels/tires on it.  Not all kits HAVE to be show stoppers to look great on the shelf.  Take my Chevelle for example.  It was an attrocious kit.   I painted the interior black to hide details on purpose, no engine or undercarriage, decent paint and wheels, some BMF to pick out some details and it's one of my best looking shelf models.

  7. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Mines R34 GTR   

    Love it!  Skylines are overdone in my opinion, but yours is VERY, VERY nice!  I have that kit and fitment issues keep me from building it.  
    Great job! I'd love to see what you could do with an older Aoshima or Fujimi S13!
  8. rsxse240 added a post in a topic What wheels are these?   

    For Baby moon caps, use thumb tacks.  If they aren't the right size, put them in a drill and use files or sand paper to get them to the size you need.  Plus, if you get the right kind, they'll be stainless and you can polish the edges back up when you get them to the right size!
  9. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Leave well enough alone?   

    Alrighty then!  lol
    Well I took some advice and it seems to be working.  I switched gears for a day or two, doing some real car work on my 240SX, helped the wife clear out my son's old room so SHE can begin a remodel, went to Lowe's and bought some LED shop lights (two for the garage and one for the hobby room, I'll let you know how it goes, so far I'm impressed by the lighting).
    I had cleared my old hobby table off and broght in a new-to-me desk with drawers for more storage, so now my workspace is super clean and all my projects are stashed away neatly.  I pulled out a MRC Mercedes SL500 curbside, no detail, just a possible wheel swap.  There's only like 30 parts, so it's bound to go quickly.
    Now, to address the topic of building them as quickly as possible, I do NOT agree with it, mostly because I can't build more than 1 model a year.  I love building, and for the most part, don't really care how long it takes to finish as long as it turns out the way I want it and usually do, because I'm so persistent.  lol
  10. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Leave well enough alone?   

    Very true.  
    Today, I woke and went to the table, opened up a snap Kenworth.  Studied it for a while, saw many things needing done to build to what my minds eye was invisioning and promptly stuffed it back away.  I guess I should go buy a couple duplicate kits and slap a few together without the pressure of ruining the only one in my stash.  Or getting some Chevy kit that I don't necessarily care about and doing a box stock build.  
    I have an old 58 impala that was given to me by dad about 10 years ago.  I don't think I have even opened it.  I could "build it for him" 
  11. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Leave well enough alone?   

    Thank you, I am certainly glad I am not the only person who suffers from perfectionism.  I've been saving a 64 Comet for a full detail build with the Trumpeter Falcon as a donor, but it may be time to build it free of details.  I tried building the AMT Plymouth Prowler as a flame test car but it had horrible fitment issued so before I even glued the engine halves together it went back in the box with a gorgeous "real fire"  on black paint job.   
    I polished through a pearl white paint job on a Nissan Leopard/Infiniti M30.  It literally needs foiled and stuff the guts into the body and its done...but I will re paint it....again.   Mustangs, probably 30 of them, most started, none even remotely done.   ...just to name a few.  
    I  just need to drop everything for a night/weekend and get into a groove, but make sure I turn on the vent fan...last time my wife came in the room and had to immediately leave due to the paint FOG because I'd been in there for 6 hours.  Lol.
  12. rsxse240 added a topic in General   

    Leave well enough alone?
    OK, I have discovered that I can't build anymore.  No, I haven't been disabled, lost my building supplies or work space, in fact I've got it pretty good thanks to hard work and patience.  My dilemma stems from my creativity.  I can't leave well enough alone!  I am afraid to start another build because I can't seem to finish anything.  If I open a kit for an oob build, inevitably it ends up getting details and corrections that are all consuming!  It just isn't as fun as it once was.
    Do any of you have this issue and if so, how do you get out of it.  I REALLY want to build with the care free joy I did way back when I was a young teen.  
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  13. rsxse240 added a post in a topic Shelby 427 Cobra into Daytona-ish   

    Very cool, man!  I've never been a huge fan of the rear end of the Cobra Daytonas, but yours looks pretty good.
    I've had kind of an idea in mind for a LONG time, and that's to kit bash a Cobra and a Datsun/Nissan 240Z and your build kind of gives me some ideas. 
  14. rsxse240 added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    WOW!  that looks great!  
    I can't wait to see more progress!  I could come by and help with the drywall, if it would help to get you back to building!  lol.  but you'd have to pay for the air fare.
  15. rsxse240 added a post in a topic NEW Revell C7 Corvette rear re-style...   

    The rest of the car looks like a Ferrari rip off, why not the tail lights?  
    please don't take that as a bash on your modelling.  It's a remark about GM's inability to come up with something original.  Not that it looks bad, it just looks like a Ferarri 599.