Colonel32

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 and 1:25.

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  • Full Name Jan Kratochvil

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  1. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Dodge L-700 Tractor / Lindberg (IMC mold) / 1:25   

    Would you use the same mesh again and if yes, which one was it?
  2. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Dodge L-700 Tractor / Lindberg (IMC mold) / 1:25   

    That is indeed a very nice build, but I have a bad feeling you fell for the same mistake as almost all builders - just painting the grille mesh black. But on all the actual photos I found, the mesh itself was in body color. ( for example here: http://georgedennis.blogspot.cz/2008/12/christmas-still-here-dodge-l-700-info.html ) Btw, any suggestions what material to use? I want to cut the grille out and put a custom mesh behind it, to give it a real see-through look, but there is no photo-etched set for this model, and probably won't be anytime soon.
  3. Colonel32 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Dodge L-700 Tractor / Lindberg (IMC mold) / 1:25
    So, after almost 10 years of celibacy, I have decided it was time to get back and build a few models. A first I was thinking about some 50's winged or finned cruisers, but then I came across Truck drivin' song by Weird Al and that song got inside my head so deep that I decided to build a truck instead. For some time I was thinking about AMT's Diamond Reo, but it turned out that there are no photo-etched details for this set yet, and to be honest, the factory grille in this set is really terrible. And since CMT ( http://www.liaznavzdy.cz/nedtrans/ctm.php ) confirmed plans to create and release the details in the future, I decided to wait for them and select a different truck instead. After seeing Auburn and Cord from Lindberg, I was very skeptical, but it turned out the mold was done by a different company (IMC), and it looked pretty reasonable to build. (Afterwards I also learned that the Auburn and Cord aren't Lindberg molds either, but you know, releasing THOSE kits under your name still tells something about you as well). So L-700 it was.

    Gathering information about this car is a little tricky, because more than 80% of Google finds show a built model instead of the original car, and engine details are nearly impossible to find. And if you find some, they are dirty and rusty as hell, that you actually can't even tell what the original engine color was. But I want to build a truck that just came out of the factory.

    I also still don't have the room to set out all the accessories (mostly pistol and compressor), so I started by cutting out the pieces, understanding where and how they fit, and some sanding. And I also glued some components together and drilled a hole into the exhaust. And got pretty upset by the fuel tanks, because they don't fit together - because the bottom part does not go straight up, it is slowly expanding to the sides. I will have to do much more sanding to get that part straight.

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  4. Colonel32 added a post in a topic '53 Hudson Hornet is coming....   

    Thanks, in that case my one must be from some mid-production era, because I compared it to my convertible body and the mold lines look exactly the same, but the fender skirt is still shifted. Is there a way how to identify the correct fender version just by information on the box?
  5. Colonel32 added a post in a topic '53 Hudson Hornet is coming....   

    Could someone explain what "bad flash" means? Never heard that term before.
  6. Colonel32 added a post in a topic AMT Ford C-600 Stake Truck   

    Was that a scratch-build air intake, or are there some purchasable accessories for this car?
  7. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Moebius ProStar - Test Shots   

    Oh, thinking about it... since I am talking to a Moebius person, I would like to let you know that your Hudsons and Chryslers are the best model kits I have seen so far, especially due to the very high quality of the instructions booklet. Keep up the good work even when you decide to make ugly new trucks instead of beautiful old ones
  8. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Moebius ProStar - Test Shots   

    Btw, have you ever thought about Peterbilt 281 with tanker trailer and a 1970 Plymouth Valiant set?
  9. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Lindberg 1/25 Dodge L-700 & IMC Trailers   

    I still think it would be better not to release them at all, instead of releasing them under their own name.

  10. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Moebius ProStar - Test Shots   

    They didn't seem to have that problem with Hornets and 300s, though.
  11. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Lindberg 1/25 Dodge L-700 & IMC Trailers   

    To be honest, if there was one model car/truck factory to go down, I wish it would be Lindberg. Have you seen their 37 Cord Convertible and 35 Auburn Boattail Speedster kits? They are the worst kits I have ever seen. It seems like the main reason why the L700 looks much better then other Lindberg kits is, that the molds were made by IMC (their logo is still on the parts), so I would assume that Lindberg just purchased the molds at some point.
  12. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Moebius ProStar - Test Shots   

    I wish they would stick to the "International" license, just picked truck 60 years older.
  13. Colonel32 added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge L700   

    Yeah, I did some gravedigging, but I saw the builder was still online, so I thought it might be worth a try. Talking about other builders of the sets, are there any photo-etched grilles or custom made decals (DODGE - front, Dodge - doors and "700") for this car? I couldn't find any.
  14. Colonel32 added a post in a topic Dodge A- and L-series Trucks   

    Does anybody have some good pictures of a stock engine? (L600 / L700) Can't find any useable.
  15. Colonel32 added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge L700   

    Could you take a picture of the engine, or is the cab glued?