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About bogger44

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  • Birthday 01/13/1978

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  • Location Menomonie, WI
  • Full Name Tony Kielbasa

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  1. bogger44 added a post in a topic Revell Ford Bronco   

    I agree with everything said above, as this is incredibly realistic looking.  Great work, James.
  2. bogger44 added a post in a topic 1966 Fairlane AWB   

    Very interesting project.  Great work on moving the wheelwells.  I'll be watching for more updates.
  3. bogger44 added a post in a topic 1967 Trans-Am Mustang   

    What a great subject.  Very well done, Phil!
  4. bogger44 added a post in a topic Revell 1970 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi - Top Banana - Build #1   

    Awesome Charger, Randy!  I, too, have been wanting to build a 70 Charger for a long time.  I haven't picked one up yet, but when I do I have the feeling it will go directly to near the top of the to do list.  Can't wait to see your next one!
  5. bogger44 added a post in a topic '83 Chevrolet Citation X-11   

    X2.  I've had my hands on this kit a couple times at a hobby store (I don't know why LOL), but always put it back.  Next time I go there I'll have to pick one up, if it's still there anyways.  Love how your's turned out, both of them actually.
  6. bogger44 added a post in a topic 1971 Dodge Charger   

    I love it.  Whenever I get around to building another of these this is the scheme I was planning on going with.  Thanks for giving me a little more inspiration now.
  7. bogger44 added a post in a topic 70 Charger   

    Great looking Charger, Eric.
  8. bogger44 added a post in a topic 67 GTX- Redoing Christine   

    Nice re-do Kevin.  I love your choice of steelies & caps, never can go wrong with that look.
  9. bogger44 added a post in a topic Winning Ford GT's   

    That is one stunning collection!  Truly great work, and thanks for the history lesson.
  10. bogger44 added a post in a topic 1980 Jeep J10 Honcho   

    Thanks for the comments guys.  While it is a pretty basic kit, it does buld into a decent looker.  I do have another one in the pile to build someday.
  11. bogger44 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1980 Jeep J10 Honcho
    I finally put the wraps on this one today.  When I started this build back in May(?) I had planned on making it a plain old J10.  I found a nice shade Rustoleum makes called Rustic Mist (a metallic brown), so I thought I'd give it a try and picked up a can.  After getting the body all primed and prepped, I shot some color on it.  While it did have a good shine to it, when spraying it spat out a few random dark blotches here and there.  I wasn't too happy about it, and thought of stripping the paint off and trying again, but, after a little time decided I'd just let it be as most of those little darker splotches were located on the passenger side and in the engine compartment.  Well, fast forward about three months and the paint still hadn't fully cured yet and was slightly tacky.  So much for the "fast drying" that is claimed on the can.  During all that time waiting for the paint to dry I was becoming less and less satisfied with it.  Every day I'd look at the box art and that Honcho look really began pulling at me, enough so that I pulled the trigger and stripped the paint.  Color choice was easy as I love these rigs in black with orange stripes, just as the box art shows.  I went with Duplicolor this time, and as always it didn't let me down.
    I faced a setback with the decals as well.  After getting one side on, all the transparent areas silvered pretty bad....ugh.  Luckily, Revell had goofed and put two sets of decals in the box.  To overcome this, while tedious and time consuming, I carefully trimmed out all of the clear sections of the decals.  As a result, obviously, with so much area cut out it was not an easy task getting them on the body.  I think it took me over an hour per side.  I should note, I didn't cut out the Honcho lettering but after the decals had fully dried I carefully brushed on some acrylic black on them.
    Paint and decals aside, the rest of the build went smooth and the kit pretty much just falls together.  I made a body lift to clear the BFG's that were sourced from the F150 Raptor snapper.  Wheels are parts box finds, as are the lights on the roll bar.  The ones in the kit are huge and look like Mickey Mouse ears to me lol.  For a cleaner look, I also removed the fire extinguisher from the roll bar, as well as all the lights on the brush guard.  Under the hood there isn't much, so I made a heater box and added my usual wiring.
    It's not my best work, but still like how it turned out.  Sorry about some dust particles in some of the pics, black is so much fun!    Whew, sorry for all the rambling, on to the pics......

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  12. bogger44 added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    The only ones I currently have completed.

  13. bogger44 added a post in a topic '56 Stop Light Warrior. Outdoor pics added.   

    I agree. Very sharp build!
  14. bogger44 added a post in a topic Revell Bronco.....   

    Like it? No, I love it!!  Such a superb build, Marcos.  Easily the best build of this kit I've seen yet.
  15. bogger44 added a post in a topic Amt 1966 fairlane 427   

    Sweet!  It definitely has that period correct look to it.
    I'm interested, too.  A few years back I built one as a super stocker as well, and used headers from a Thunderbolt.  Boy that was a chore!  Think I spent more time trimming and hacking stuff to make them fit than I did on the rest of the build.