Karl LaFong

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  • Location Philadelphia Area
  • Full Name Keith Jones

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  1. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic 31 Ford Steam Punk Rod   

    I don't want to brag, but...

  2. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic 31 Ford Steam Punk Rod   

    Outstanding!  Really nice work so far.
  3. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic 31 Ford Steam Punk Rod   

    Cool project!  Keep up the good work - steam rules!
  4. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic 1919 Garrett FINISHED!   

    Outstanding!  Wish this would be re-issued.
  5. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Revell 60's Drag Master Parts Pak Retro Drag   

    Looks great!
  6. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Steam Wars: Attack of the Duplicated Machines   

    Thanks for the accolades!  This isn't my first foray into steampunk 

    And I don't think it'll be my last!  
    One of my inspirations was a steampunk AT-AT that I had found online; the Corporate Droid that I based this on was just handier and cheaper.

    The kit is a great slump-buster.  There was no flash, few mold lines, and it was well engineered - in many ways it's better than some of the AMT car models from circa 2005.  The most difficult aspect of assembly was applying the rivet decals and ho scale screws, the rest was just finding parts that would make it look like a century old war machine, rather than  a droid from a galaxy far, far away.

  7. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Steam Wars: Attack of the Duplicated Machines   

    Hmm, my text  didn't show up-
    This is based on the AMT Star Wars Corporate Droid kit.  I added rivet decals, replaced some plastic parts with brass parts, and painted it with Rustoleum bronze paint.  The headlights are from a 1/16th scale Mercer kit; the front drive wheel is a Hands mag wheel from the AMT parts pack.  Vallejo black wash was used to weather it. 
    All in all, a fun break from automotive modeling!
  8. Karl LaFong added a topic in All the Rest   

  9. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Super Stocker Mustang Trans-Kit   

    Great start! 
  10. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Miss Deal/Revell Parts Pack mashup done!   

    "Who's the photo in your avatar? "  Joseph Leidy, one of the unsung heroes of 19th century science.  Essentially the father of American anatomy, paleontology, forensic science, parasitology, and taxonomy.  When you thoroughly cook pork to prevent trichinosis, watch an episode of  "CSI", or marvel at a dinosaur display, you can thank Dr. Leidy for getting the ball rolling.  Plus, he was from Philly!
  11. Karl LaFong added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Miss Deal/Revell Parts Pack mashup done!
    Details and WIP photos can be found here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/103535-miss-dealrevell-parts-packs-mashup/?page=1
    Basically I backdated the Miss Deal to an early '60s altered with parts from the Revell Custom parts line, along with other sources.
    Thanks for looking!
     



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  12. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Miss Deal/Revell Parts Packs Mashup   

    Got 'er done.  I used the headers from the Fumin' Fiat kit, headlights are from the AMT '53 Stude, Evergreen clear for the windshield.  I'll post more photos in the Drag models section.

  13. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Miss Deal/Revell Parts Packs Mashup   

    During my lunch hours, I managed to BMF and decal the Stude. I plan on finishing it during the weekend (which was my plan last weekend...)


  14. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic '64 Chevelle Dirt Track Late Model   

    Great job!
  15. Karl LaFong added a post in a topic Miss Deal/Revell Parts Packs Mashup   

    Thanks for the kudos! Ironically, the paint came out shiner than I expected (spray painting in the Philly area in summer is usually a sure thing for a dull finish). I was trying to emulate early 60's dragsters, which didn't look as shiny as later cars.