Old Nasty

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About Old Nasty

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Full Name Steve Barta

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  1. Old Nasty added a post in a topic Early years resin   

    Has anyone had dealings with this company? I came across their website & am interested in some of their flathead parts. Thanx in advance for any replies.
  2. Old Nasty added a post in a topic 32 Vicky nostalgia build   

    Now that's a hot rod.
  3. Old Nasty added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw a Zimmer in a parking lot today with California plates & an extention cord going to it. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera with me. Looks kind of like an Excaliber.
  4. Old Nasty added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Nice chemtrails.
  5. Old Nasty added a post in a topic Painting and assembling, which route do you take?   

    A real car is made up of many individual parts & naturally each one has it's own color & texture. I've found that the easiest way to detail a model is with paint. On a typical chassis I may use up to a dozen different colors to emphasize these different components. Steering linkage, shocks, springs, traction bars, driveshaft, axles, etc can all be highlighted with some simple color variation. With todays metalizer finishes this is much easier than you might think. It all depends on how much time you want to put into a project. The same holds true for all the subassemblies. Engines will really pop if you pick out the various colors of the parts that make one up.
  6. Old Nasty added a post in a topic 1:1 Cars that had an effect on you, and why.   

    When I was a kid my uncle Dave lived next door & he raced an AH Bugeye Sprite. He would drive my aunt crazy by rebuilding his motors on the kitchen table every winter & use up all her cupcake pans to hold various parts (nuts, bolts, springs, etc). He took my cousins & I to Elkhart Lake when the track first opened back in the early '60s & I have been going back there every year since. I still recall the time he decided to use aircraft fuel during practice at the June Sprints. The ensuing fire became the topic of conversation at family gatherings for years after.
  7. Old Nasty added a post in a topic AMT / Round 2 Bring back some more of those great old Double kits.   

    I compared the '32 sedan body to the one in the Switchers kit & there is a definite chop to the top. Only about a scale 2" or so.
  8. Old Nasty added a post in a topic Gorgeous rust, patina, and vintage hot rods!   

    I've been thinking of building this.

  9. Old Nasty added a post in a topic Hemi Under Glass model MPC 1/25. Any good?   

    Not to change the subject, but I have run unto this AMT/MPC issue myself. I purchased a "Switchers" '32 ford sedan/phaeton on Ebay that I'm currently working on that has no company ID on the outside of the box. The instructions mention AMT & Fun Dimensions (I think) but the underside of the interior is marked MPC. Who's tooling is this? Please move this if I'm not posting it where it belongs.
  10. Old Nasty added a post in a topic 32 SEDAN , BLACK . 9-13-14 ,UP DATE ,starting assembly ,ALL MOST DONE ,   

    Looks good. I'm working on one of these myself. Where did you get those cool looking air cleaners?
  11. Old Nasty added a post in a topic Favorite smells in the shop   

    I admit I like the smell of Squadron green filler putty. As far as the real world goes, nothing beats the aroma of 110 octane race fuel.
  12. Old Nasty added a post in a topic 66' Mustang Fastback / ProStreet ProTouring Hybrid   

    BEAUTIFUL!!! Takes me back to the old days of classic muscle cars.
  13. Old Nasty added a post in a topic Anyone build one of these Corvettes?   

    Just finished this one. Don't have any pics, I gifted it to a friend. The only real problem I had was the inner fender panels & radiator were kind of fiddly to get in during final assembly. If you don't get them in the right position, the hood doesn't work properly. Other than that, it's a pretty decent kit.
  14. Old Nasty added a post in a topic Remembering back when...   

    When I was about 15 years old my dad had a '64 Pontiac Catalina with the 389 & a 4 barrel. He bought it for the styling without knowing he had a bonafide muscle car in the garage. Anyway, my buddy Billie Rickart came over one day when my folks were gone (in moms car) & showed me how to hotwire the beast. We proceeded to do numerous neutral drops in the driveway sending up a huge cloud of tire smoke that covered the neighborhood. Moments after we put it back in the garage the parents returned home. When my dad asked about all the lingering smoke we told him some kid down the street had done a burnout in front of the house. This explanation lasted about 2 minutes before he noticed the huge black marks running the length of the driveway. Needless to say, Billie was sent on his way & I was escorted by my collar to the basement for a meeting with my dads belt. It was still worth it.