TimJ

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About TimJ

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  • Birthday 03/21/1962

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Oldbury, England
  • Full Name Tim Jones

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  1. TimJ added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1957 Chevy Nomad
    Since getting back into car modeling a few years ago I've been buying examples of the kits I built back in the late 70's and 80's. I picked up a Monogram 57 Nomad on ebay a few weeks ago which had been painted but only the engine halves and rear suspension had been glued.

    The paintwork looked like it had been done back in the day by someone who was younger than I was when I built my first one.  


    Fortunately after a few hours in Mr Muscle oven cleaner most of it came off easily, revealing the yellow plastic beneath.

    Then it was time for a mock up.

    As the hole had already been cut in the hood I decided to leave it, but instead of using the pro stock hood scoop supplied with the kit I used a scoop from the AMT '62 Buick Electra.

    Next on the agenda was sanding down the mold lines and a coat of primer.

    As far as colors go I'm thinking of metallic purple with a silver roof and a purple and white interior.
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  2. TimJ added a post in a topic Group Gremlin build guidelines and start date.   

    I made a start on mine today. I've decided to use the optional quarter window panels to turn it into a sedan delivery.   I'll probably do some panel line scribing on the rear panel to extend the tailgate down to taillight level.

    I'll be using the single 4 barrel carb with the headers and side pipes.
  3. TimJ added a post in a topic Baby Blue 1950 F1   

    Nice clean build, the color really suits it.
  4. TimJ added a post in a topic Bitchn'Rides '50 Phantom Fleetside   

    This is coming along really well. Great work so far.
  5. TimJ added a post in a topic AMC Gremlin Street Freak / Gasser late 70's ShowCar   

    Brilliant work!! Excellent paint and detailing. 
    This has to be the coolest Gremlin around.
  6. TimJ added a post in a topic Volkswagen   

    Very nice work and great paint!
  7. TimJ added a post in a topic Group Gremlin build guidelines and start date.   

    I've got my Gremlin and I'm ready to go.


    All the parts are still sealed in the bags waiting for tomorrow.
     
     
  8. TimJ added a post in a topic Buick Custom   

    Great paint job, especially for a first attempt!
  9. TimJ added a post in a topic Auto ID #171 Finished   

    It was harder to find than I expected but I think I've got it.
  10. TimJ added a post in a topic 55 Chevy Loosely a 210   

    Very nice build and great looking paint.
  11. TimJ added a post in a topic Group Gremlin build guidelines and start date.   

    Thanks for posting the guidelines Ace. I got my Gremlin out of the stash yesterday ready for the start date.  .  
  12. TimJ added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    After seeing a '56 Bel Air pulling out of a nearby side street the other day I thought I'd see if I could track it down. It turns out that it's only 10 minutes walk from my house.

    A few doors away this nice old Chevy van was parked on the driveway. 

  13. TimJ added a post in a topic Stang-banger - MPC "Style"   

    Great review Adam. I picked up a sealed example last year but unfortunately my tires had come into contact with the windows and rear lights, with the expected result.
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  14. TimJ added a post in a topic ’63 Corvette   

    Great looking paintwork. The wheels look good too.
     
  15. TimJ added a post in a topic Group Gremlin build guidelines and start date.   

    I've got a Gremlin in the stash and I'm interested in taking part.