JS23U

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About JS23U

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  • Birthday 07/09/1971

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  • Location Germany
  • Full Name Jens Kriete

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  1. JS23U added a post in a topic 1974 Ford Ranger XLT Camper Special   

    Don't know, sorry. Mine is a styrene part I found on a swap meet.
    Thanks for your comments.
     
     
  2. JS23U added a post in a topic 1974 Ford Ranger XLT Camper Special   

    Thanks for all your kind comments!
    I've never seen this diecast, will look for it. Is it an authentic camper?
    Someone really needs to make a good slide in camper, styrene or resin.
  3. JS23U added a post in a topic 1974 Ford Ranger XLT Camper Special   

    While I was building the model someone posted this pic somewhere here on the board:

     
    By coincidence the paint scheme is exactly the same on my model! I wish to have a kit with the standard long wheel base. It just looks right...
  4. JS23U added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1974 Ford Ranger XLT Camper Special
    Here are some pics of the 1974 AMT Ford Pickup I built earlier this year. The kit is a 1976 Star Truk with a spare 1973-75 grille that I had in my parts box. Mostly out of the box except for the mirror supports. I raised the upper windshield trim and added some trim around the roof for the drip rails and the two tone paint job.
    I built a Lesney version as a kid and liked the kit ever since. Although from modern standards it is quite simple in several areas.





    Nothing spectacular in the engine bay


     
     
     
    Thanks for looking!
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  5. JS23U added a post in a topic The 1/12 Doyusha Kits - A Look Back   

    I have the Trans Am in the Otaki version. I think, most, if not all of the kits were first issued as Otakis. Doyushas are reissues.
    My T/A has lights and an electrical motor hidden in the kit engine. I think the Doyushas lack the motor feature.
  6. JS23U added a post in a topic Hey Round2 Let's see these again......   

    The 75-78 Roadrunner and "Dodge Sport" aka Force 440 have been converted to the Joker Goon car.
    If the 80 Volare Roadrunner ever hits the shelves again some resin caster should do the correct alloy wheels and window louvers. That would make a cool model!
  7. JS23U added a post in a topic '70 Chevelle kit - Revell vs. AMT   

    I sold my Revell snapper because I think the roof looks too round, kind of a bubble top
    I'd rather accept the fender bulges than a bubbly roof.
  8. JS23U added a post in a topic '73-'79 Ford "Dentside" F-Series pics   

    Dang, the green/white truck with the bed cover has exactly the paint scheme of my current build. Except that mine is a long wheelbase F-350, of course...
    Nice pictures!
  9. JS23U added a post in a topic AMT's Ford F350 pickups   

    For my current build I test fit all the possible combinations of tire-halves that I have. Glued them together with super-glue and sanded the tread. I think the result looks convincing. As the two-piece tires have a bigger outer diameter I like them better on the truck than the older one piece hollow tires.
    The 1975 Star Truk that I have (identifiable by the older grill) lacks several details that later versions of the same molds have. I found missing on the 75 issue, but present on my later Matchbox/Lesney issues:
    -side chrome at the "dent" is of simple rectangular sectional area, the newer ones are more "sophisticated"
    -oil pan and other engine parts lack bolt heads
    -tailgate doesn't have the trim piece in the upper cove, that might be a model year issue, didn't check that
    -the stock wheel covers lack the center emblem
    I found a pic of a 76 model on the net that also has this old side trim, so maybe they corrected it for the 77 model?
  10. JS23U added a post in a topic 71 Cyclone Spoiler kit bash   

    Yes, they are Keith Marks decals. You can find those in his fotki album.
  11. JS23U added a post in a topic MPC Donnie Allison 1971 Mercury Cyclone   

    Thanks for the info. So Round 2 welded up the runners again, this is interesting.
  12. JS23U added a post in a topic 71 Cyclone Spoiler kit bash   

    Mike, I found a car that would correlate to your suggestion:

    more about that car:
    1970 Cyclone GT 351
    It shows that I am off with my interpretation of the color..

    Raoul, I highjacked your thread quite a bit, I beg your pardon. When it gets to a 1970/71 Cyclone l can't keep calm Have you decided on a color yet?
  13. JS23U added a post in a topic 71 Cyclone Spoiler kit bash   

    This is a comparison of my modified hood and a 1970 stock annual hood, recognizable by the maroon color and the vent in front of the windshield. Unfortunately I didn't have that one when I started the project.
    My hood scoop sits a bit more to the aft of the car, and the ribs are coarser.

    This picture below shows where I put that grille in. Just right of that insert MPC filled in the cavitiy a bit to allow the center section being flatter on the outside. The NASCAR-hood needed to resemble the standard flat hood not the muscle car's bulge hood.

    Left of the insert the raised center portion can be seen. Originally the NASCAR-hood there was as flat as on the right (front) half.




  14. JS23U added a post in a topic 71 Cyclone Spoiler kit bash   

    Bob, my hood (and body) looked like this, found this pic in the net:

    As I said, I cut the hood open to add the ribbed grille.
    Then I added plastic sheet to the center section of the hood between that hole and the trailing edge, in front of the windshield, to raise that portion. The center section is higher behind the scoop than in front of it, that's what needed to be raised. I scribed the surrounding little groove with a dentists tool. Was easier than I thought.
    All this hassle isn't neccessessary of course with a resin hood. Either Motor City Resin or Missing Link had a Cyclone resin kit back a while. I managed to get the interior there but not the rest of the car. Hence my decision of modifying the NASCAR body and hood.

  15. JS23U added a post in a topic 71 Cyclone Spoiler kit bash   

    This is the current status of my build:

    Wheelbase and front ride height need to be corrected.


    Stock engine from the Torino. Interior is resin, I forgot about that Since I started this project I aquired several other 70/71 Cyclones, that got me confused...


    I had to remove a lot of resin from the rear of the interior. Also, at the firewall you can see where I cut for lowering the body on the chassis/engine bay.



    The hood is from the NASCAR-model, just as the body. I cut a hole into the hood for the scoop screen and bashed one in from the parts box. The raised portion behind that hole is built up with a sheet of plastic filed to fit. As the NASCAR doesn't have a cowl vent my model is a 71 Emblems are decals from Keith Marks.
    Side markers are cut by hand. GT side trim is made of evergreen strips.