Faust

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  • Location London, Ontario
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  1. Faust added a post in a topic Gold Rush: Get Into it, literally!   

    Yeah, there's something about these vans that just can't be equalled in terms of overall awesomeness, eh? 
    That's would be cool, Mark, to have a model of the van you owned. I think MPC made a kit of those, didn't they? 
  2. Faust added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Gold Rush: Get Into it, literally!
    We’ve all been taught that it’s what’s inside that counts. Well, that may sound like a platitude for the social engineering of grade school but it certainly is true when it comes to making a knock-out Street or Show Van!  Thankfully, the old MPC Dodge Van kit, including the amazingly outrageous Gold Rush, listened to what they were taught, and gave us a really good interior to grace their wacky custom vans!

    Complete with “shag” carpet, Naugahyde couches and shingles (Yes! You read that right!), the inside of Gold Rush is every bit as crazy and over-the-top as its outside! Check out my take on this Vannin’ luxury love nest at the link below. The good news; you can have just as much fun with the newly released Bad Company!

     

    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2016/05/19/gold-rush-update-2-no-guts-no-staffroom/ 
     
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  3. Faust added a post in a topic LO Model AT-3: Training, but with teeth!   

    Thanks guys!

    I figured the Taiwanese insignia would get people thinking one thing, and then I'd surprise 'em! 
    I do like kits of oddball indigenous aircraft or very local conversions, but they're hard to find. This is a cute plane that needs more love, though, including a kit of the 1-seater!
  4. Faust added a post in a topic New for '82! It's the Chevy Cavalier!   

    Hey, glad I could bring back the good times! 
    I always find it interesting when people wax nostalgic about an old car they had. I'm the same with '89 Escorts; that was what I learned to drive on. We had trouble after trouble with it, and even though that was the case, I still look back fondly. I know a lot of people who cursed Cavaliers too, and I poke fun at them, but you know, stories like yours prove they were tough and ready to do what was needed. 
    Thanks for the compliments, too!
  5. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    LO Model AT-3: Training, but with teeth!
    I’ve always been a fan of two-seaters, whether they’re purpose-built trainers or two-seater versions of frontline combat machines. There’s something about the longer canopy and change in overall proportion that I think just makes most planes look better. That’s why so many of my models (both built and in the “stash”) are two-holers.
    Of course, it goes without saying, that the more obscure the plane is the better I like it, and if it’s a two-seater than you can pretty much bet I’m going to pick it up. That was exactly the case when I came across the LO Models kit of the Taiwanese AT-3 Tsu-Chang. This is a pretty unknown aircraft, purpose-designed for training, but like so many of its ilk, it has a secondary combat capability.
    I am really quite pleased with how this little bird turned out, but let me warn you; this is not an easy kit to build. It’s simple, sure, but that simplicity masks some serious issues. Still, there’s not likely to be an Tamigawa or Trupet-boss kits of it soon (although, who knows…), so what you sees is what you gets, as they say!
    Check it out and let me know what you think!
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/planes/lo-models-172-aidc-at-3-tsu-chang/

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  6. Faust added a post in a topic Gold Rush - underway!   

    Thanks guys!
    I think this is going to be one of those "lots of work, but well worth it" kind of kits. 
    Here's hoping the rest goes smoothly!
  7. Faust added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Gold Rush - underway!
    Alright! It’s on! I just couldn’t keep my hands of that Gold Rush for long. I’ve been slamming away at it for a bit now, and I think it’s time to show what I’ve got done so far.
    Like all MPCs, Gold Rush is a bit of a mixed bag; long on awesome, but short on the basics like fit and well-thought out engineering. You know how it goes, if you’ve ever built one!
    Anyway, I have gotten a lot of preliminary work done on the body, flares and even done some custom exhaust work. Thank goodness for the reissue of Bad Company, too. I found a great use for some of its pieces, too!  Check it out here:
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/2016/04/21/gold-rush-update-1-work-that-body/
     
     

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  8. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    Absolutely!

    That Creed is right on the money.
    Even though I don't have the money, skill or tools to be a 1:1 Vanner, I like to think of myself as a Sprue Vanner. They're too much fun NOT to be one!
  9. Faust added a topic in All the Rest   

    New Airfix Defiant: A look in the box
    If there’s one thing I love about modelling, it’s when someone makes a kit of something a bit different, esoteric or just plain weird in some way. I normally don’t even care if the kit’s not the greatest thing going. Heck, my collection of Farpros and Frogs are proof of that.  However, one brand has nothing but my scorn; Airfix.

    I’ve built a couple of old Airfixes, and I swore never again. It saddens me, though, because they have such odd stuff in their line; greats like the Boulton Paul Defiant and Fairey Battle! I have long wanted a good, 1/72 kit of both of these. When the “New Airfix” announced the Defiant I couldn’t help but get excited. I have built a couple of the New Airfix kits, and find them good, but not without their issues. Still, the new Defiant should be light years ahead of the old one!

    For some reason, it took my local shop a lot longer to get these than the dofight double with the Defiant in it! However, I didn’t care for the Do-17, so I just had to wait patiently. Thankfully, my persistence paid off the other day, and I snagged one of these oh-so-weirdly-loserish turreted ugly ducklings.

    This is going to go to the workbench pretty soon, so I thought I’d do an out-of-box review for it before the sprue gets all cut up!

    I have to say, this one looks miles better than anything I’ve seen from them; I hope that bodes well!


     
    https://adamrehorn.wordpress.com/model-kits/out-of-box-reviews/172-airfix-boulton-paul-defiant-oob/
     

     

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  10. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    I like the idea of a Lambo door. I'll have to let that roll around in my head for a bit.
    Lambo doors on a PT Cruiser, though? That's, well... just... yeah. He does deserve that knock on the noggin! I would suggest he might have already taken one to put those on in the first place!
     
  11. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    It's a shame that it didn't get done, but with the Reissue of Bad Company, getting a new body for it should be pretty easy, I'd think. Also, I think the plastic that Round 2 cast BC in is a bit softer and less brittle, so it might fill and sand better.
    You should resurrect your Gold Rush and see what you can do with it! It sounds like it would be a darned cool-looking van indeed!
  12. Faust added a post in a topic A Gundam with a Tail! AGE's Legilis out of box review   

    I do find that Gundam makes a better OVA and short series than it does a TV series. I find most of the Gundam TV series get a bit too drawn out, and a bit too full of themselves. Zeta and Reconguista in G are perfect examples of that.  The original Gundam is actually okay, but the movies tighten it up well. the novels are still my favourite take on that original story, though.
    I don't mind the Turn-A at all. I am not a fan of the moustache, much, but I can deal with it. I think that it would have looked better if the "moustache" were wings off of its cheeks, though, and not joined right at the front. That, and the head looks a little bald... 
  13. Faust added a post in a topic Farpro's ancient Saiun, Out of Box   

    I agree. 
    Although, I will admit I like to try and bring ancient kits up to at least semi-modern standards. Enough that people see it and try and figure out which kit it is. That's one reason I like to rescribe panel lines. Even if they're not perfect, the recessed lines are the mark of a newer kit, and that tends to thow people off.
    Still, not worrying about superdetailing or even correcting flaws is very refreshing. 
    You can make amazing dishes with apples, but you can also eat them right off the tree, right?
  14. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    Oh, I'm not so sure about that. 
    Mind you, rug burn might be an issue
  15. Faust added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    Oh man, those are awesome!
    Talk about inspiration! 
    No wonder they're "shaggin' wagons", look at all that shag carpet in there! They look more like cat condos than vans!
    Those things are just great, and they are certainly good examples of what could be done with a rolling box! I can't get over how overblown most of those vans are and were. Such a good time!