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Peter Lombardo

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  • Birthday 06/14/1949

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  • Location Morris Plains, New Jersey
  • Full Name Peter

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  1. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Tamiya Castrol Toyota (now with pictures)   

    clean build of a very colorful car.   Nicely done.
  2. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Lola T70 MKII 1/24   

    Super slick... great job... that is a car that desires to have a high-quality kit made of it...... this is a great build considering the starting point.
  3. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Larry's '62 Renault 1093 (a factory hot rod) in his words   

    Okay, I am impressed... great job on the working features especially.
  4. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic '68 Shelby GT-500   

    Yes, very nice... and yes, it is a difficult kit to make look this good.
  5. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 1924 Fiat Mefistofele   

    Wow, pretty slick craftsmanship.... I love those old "Internals Exposed" engines..... really well done.
  6. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 1968 Plymouth Road Runner   

    Jim.... really well done.... the color is just so period correct for that car.... love it.
  7. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Satin Slipper   

    Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words, and yes, the headlights do look a little long on the bottom......... I could have built up the bottom of the overhang a bit more..... my bad. Next time I will get it right.
  8. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Satin Slipper   

    Harry, I will see if I can get that sorted out for you.... Pete
  9. Peter Lombardo added a topic in Under Glass   

    Satin Slipper

    1949 to 1951 Fords are commonly referred to as “Shoebox” Fords mainly because of the flat slap sided look of the vehicles.  I refer to this custom as “Satin Slipper” for obvious reasons.  This vehicle began life as an AMT 1950 Ford Convertible “Nostalgia Edition” kit before I made major revisions to it.
    I had a roof which I removed from a Tamiya Lexus SC430 race car hanging around and I thought it could look pretty good on the Ford body….. which it did, but with one major issue.  The roof was too short to look appropriate on the standard length car, but it would fit fine if the body was shortened.  So I cut 14 scale inches out of the side just behind the doors and before the rear wheel well.  Now the roof fit fine, but the body seemed a bit too tall for my liking.  So I sectioned a scale 4 inches out from the side of the car to bring the proportions more in line with what I thought was right for a custom like this.  You can see the two pieces of the body I cut out, and on the scale ruler, you can see the sizing issues.
    Next, I flared the wheel wells with a mild ridge, front and back, so to give the side a bit of a sculpture, which is in contradiction to the style of the “Shoebox” Ford.  The body was shaved of all moldings and ornamentations.  I grinded back the tops of the headlights and built up the bottoms and added rounded sloping headlights from the new Mini Copper.  On the trunk, the license plate area was recessed in to the vertical wall.
    The doors and trunk were opened and hinged and the hinges on the hood were relocated and rebuilt. Inside the trunk there is a parts box spare tire cover, battery and tools from the old AMT ’49 Mercury kit.  For the taillights, I omitted the chrome bezel because they appeared too chunky….. It looks more streamlined without them…..I think.
    In the interior, the inside door panels were lifted from a 1962 Thunderbird.  The area behind the seats, which came from my parts box, has a new panel built in with 6 speakers with the amps being built-in behind that (if it were a real car).   The windows are made from acetate.
    The engine is an old parts box Chevy small block 283 with 6 deuces and trumpets.  Wheels and tires also were resurrected from the parts box and the car was dropped down as low as possible.  The windshield wipers are photo-etched items I had made from my design when I had the Timbs’ Special photo-etched items produced a few years ago in Scotland.
    Finally, the body was sprayed flat black to give the vehicle a satin sheen, hence the name, Satin Slipper.      
    see the google album below
    satin slipper
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  10. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic 2017 Ford GT, 1/25   

    Those are a couple of great looking Ford GT's...... I also found that for a "Snap Kit", with a like care, they can give great resultsThe first one here, obviously is a Gulf livery "Gentleman's Racer with just a wing added, the second one is in the style of the actual Ford GT Le Mans race car with imaginary Martini colors and a different style rear wing and large front lip and rear defuser.
  11. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Custom coupe   

    Wow, that is different......nice job, very unique, it is a throwback to the 60's.!
  12. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Tyrrell 002 - Cevert's '72 German GP ride   

    Looks great Curt.......I have that kit to build and I finished the 001 version.  These Ebbro's can be a bit finicky, but build up very well. Very clean.
  13. Peter Lombardo added a topic in Under Glass   

    Nissan CIMA Coupe
    Just completed ( so new, the glue on the left front turn signal lens is still not dry and no license plates on it yet ) Nissan CIMA 4 DR / Infiniti Q45 4DR with a Ferrari roof grafted on.  Doors opened, hood opened, Ferrari V12 under the hood.  Photo etched hood louvers installed.  Painted Bahama Blue Metallic on top, with Black on the bottom. Then topped with clear blue with gold metalflake mixed in. Then that was topped with clear with a little gold flake mixed in and then all topped with clear.....rubbed out with wax and a gold vinyl pin strip added at the color break line.

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  14. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Post you flame paint jobs!   

    Here are a few of my flame jobs.

    And last, the anti-flame.......bubbles.

  15. Peter Lombardo added a post in a topic Nissan Cima / Infiniti Q45 Y33 coupe UPDATED 7 5 2015   

    After thinking about whether to open the hood on this or not for about 3 seconds, I realized that if I took the time and effort to open the doors, it would be incomplete to not open the hood......so last night after we got home from a beautiful fireworks display, I set about opening the hood.

    If was actually a difficult task. One, the plastic used in the Nissan Cima is rather tough and brittle. The styrene used by Revell on the Ferrari ( the roof ) is much softer and easier to work with. So because of the toughness of the styrene, cutting out the hood was a slow and arduous task, especially at 11 pm after a tall Bourbon and soda. And because I wanted to leave some of the hood on the car just in front of the windshield, creating the curved line where the back of the hood ends was very tedious.

    I had to build up under the cowling an "under support" shelf for the top of the future firewall and to make a seamless lower edge for the windshield to butt up against. The radius of the Nissan rear hood did not match up with the radius of the Ferrari windshield so the outer edges need to be we-worked. You can see all of the putty necessary to fill in the side rear edges. Also the lip on the rear edge needs to be cut and sanded down to the height of the hood.

    To complicate this a little more, I changed the side edge and opening of the hood. On the Nissan, the hood open line is out near the edge of the front fenders, but on this model, I wanted to mimic the size opening that the Ferrari has, so I cut the hood open along the strong hood contour lines, very similar to the hood on the Ferrari. I may, or may not have the grille open with the hood......just not sure how this will work and where the hinges are going.....If the hood opens to the forward, then the grille is on the body, if the hood opens to the rear, then the grille can be attached to the hood.

    You can see the doors are taped in place, and still need a fair amount of shimming to get all the seams to line up correctly......note the huge gap below the A pillar and the front top of the door here, that needs to be corrected, as do most sides, but not to difficult to do.

    Once the putty dries, I can sand everything smooth and get the hood and doors hinged and set about dropping the engine in place.