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THarrison351

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  • Location Wichita
  • Full Name Tim Harrison

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  1. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Not sure whether this has any value...   

    eBay shows sold convertibles w/o box ranging from $25 to 55 in red and sandstone. and one nice red one with a box for $66.
  2. THarrison351 added a post in a topic 1970 Honda S800 "Shelby Homage"   

    Well, it looks good, but I think if it were in scale, the small block Ford's headers would be past the inner fenders and the intake would be above the hoodline.
  3. THarrison351 added a post in a topic 1/8 Scale 1980 Trans-Am   

    Same here, except I didn't have the 'lectric lights.
  4. THarrison351 added a post in a topic 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B - The Old Italeri Kit After Some Improvements * * * Plus Tutorial: Better Treads for Styrene Tires (complete)   

    It's hard to believe that has origins in any 1/24 scale model. You did an outstanding job.
  5. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Hubcap ID   

     69 Pontiac Bonneville Hubcap 1:1

  6. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Tasca Ford Thunderbolt. Playing with our new camera   

    Man that looks good. I've had this kit since it was released. I started it when new. I really should finish it.
  7. THarrison351 added a post in a topic 70 superbird   

    Looks great, nice paint and great decals that never came with the stock kit. They did finally offer them in the Richard Petty version. One thing, and this is often missed on models and 1:1s. Plymouth called their version of this motor a 440 Six Barrel not a Six Pack. That was Dodge's name.
  8. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Harry Pristovnik   

    Thanks, I not sure how old this build is, but it looks like it's been around for awhile and in a dust free area. I've read Harry likes polished plastic and this is proof in the pudding. Most of the metal parts are painted to look like their corresponding component. A lot of the plastic is as molded, brush detail painted or polished. All that shiny red is polished without clear. After looking at some Protar kits 1/9 online and comparing them to like 1/12 Tamiya (incredible detail) kits. Harry did a masterful job with this kit. I feel fortunate to have it. Be sure to check the rest of the pictures at my Fotki link under Harry's Bike album.
  9. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Harry Pristovnik   

    Although I was not lucky enough to know Harry as may did on this forum, I did respect his words of wisdom. He was quick to offer advice and proper criticism to those who wanted it. He was also an avid builder and his ability to reproduce lifelike features in miniature were well known. Add my name to the list of those fortunate enough to have one of Harry's models in his collection. I became aware of Amy's eBay listings and was fortunate enough to win one of his motorcycles he built. It had suffered from some minor damage prior to shipment. The mirror and one of the levers had broken off. I have since repaired those items and now have it in a case. Also, she did a wonderful job of packing the bike and the box that came with it. Here are some pictures:
    Protar  Ducati 888 SP4 Superbike  
    Before Shipping

    Now


     
  10. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Another Russian retro-classic-sports limited production piece   

    Like you said, the roofline is just too sleek to fit in with the retro below the beltline. Reminds when they had kits for putting 49-50 Ford bodywork on nineties T-birds. It just looked odd to me.
  11. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Molotow Pens not Shiny   

    I'm pretty happy with my results so far, but I haven't tried to use it on very large surfaces.
    Like this emblem

    Or the polished edge of a wheel

  12. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Revell instruction sheet up for the Gran Torino   

    OK, whatever. I see shades of grey paint and you see polished stainless or chrome.
  13. THarrison351 added a post in a topic Revell instruction sheet up for the Gran Torino   

    So, this to me is a first. It's a stock car with hubcaps and they are not chrome plated. The stock hubcaps were polished stainless steel and a brushed middle. You can't do that with paint. The black and white photos on the instructions look terrible and they don't represent well. Here's what a new hubcap looks like:

  14. THarrison351 added a post in a topic How much have you spent on a build?   

    It would depend on what decade I built it. My detailed Bill Elliott Bud 11 car took two kits, aftermarket paint, decals, and various photo-etch bits and accessories. I built it in 1993 and it cost probably less than $70. Kits were cheap at Walmart, maybe $5 or 7 each. I think the decals were maybe $5, Tru-Match paint was less than $5, each one of those bags of Detail Master sets were less than $5. Each decade the price of kits went up a little, but right after 2010, wow! Double! and every year it seems a few dollars, not cents more. I'd say to try and build the same type of detailed car today (not NASCAR, because you can't give the '90s models away), I might have to spend twice as much, depending where the model was purchased from.
  15. THarrison351 added a post in a topic old kits   

    Well, at least yours plans to sell them. My wife will give my son first dibs, then goodwill, and finally trash. She has told me I better not instantly die either. I need to sort and box everything before I pass. Besides plastic models, I have a pretty large collection of diecast from 1/64 to 1/18 scale.