gwolf

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  • Birthday 05/11/1973

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  • Location Washington, DC
  • Full Name Greg Wolf

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  1. gwolf added a post in a topic '78 Ford 4x4 beater / scrapper's truck   

    Looks great!
  2. gwolf added a post in a topic 5 more Johans   

    I have the 59 Dodge. I'm afraid to build it since I'm sure I'll probably never find another one.
     
  3. gwolf added a post in a topic 1962 Dodge Dart 440 Hardtop Jo Han C-4162 "USA Oldies" series   

    Man, I loved that kit (and all the other USA Oldies)...
     
  4. gwolf added a post in a topic Gluebomb '32 Ford   

    That doesn't surprise me that they're on backwards, Charles. Pretty sure it was a kid that built it. Still fun though.
  5. gwolf added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Gluebomb '32 Ford
    I love rebuilding gluebomb models I find, so I was excited when I found a couple. Not sure I have the heart to tear this one down though; think I'll just set it on the shelf as-is. It's just so raw looking. I have the window frame, it needs glued down, though.

    Here it is- it's a mess, but it's interesting. Seats and firewall are molded in black, engine molded in red, radiator shroud molded in white; all unpainted.
    Whoever built it had to have been looking at magazines or seen the real thing, because the radiator shroud is lowered to match the cowl height of the channeled body. The firewall is also trimmed to allow the drivetrain to pass under.
    The rumbleseat was not installed, instead, the rear panel was glued (heavily) shut.

    I feel like I've seen this before, but maybe not; there are "plugs" in the notches under the rear fenders to raise the rear end of the body. Anybody seen this before?

    Pie crust slicks and chrome brakes. Anyone know where these brakes are from?
    I love the "don't care if it's pretty" attitude of this deuce. Would love to have talked to the builder.

    I'll tear down this builtup kit instead. The fenders and running boards will have to go, along with the wide tires. 
     
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  6. gwolf added a topic in Wanted!   

    '32 Ford Builtups, Gluebombs, etc Wanted
    Looking for some 1/25 scale '32 Fords (even '29 to '34) to salvage into rat rods (prefer coupes or roadsters, but like the pickups, too). Complete, incomplete, painted, builtups, gluebombs, bad condition, good condition, parts (suspensions especially) or whatever. 
    I like putting the work into them, the cutting, the sanding, the filing, etc, and salvaging the old into the new. 
    Thanks! 
    Greg
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  7. gwolf added a post in a topic 70s Ford van   

    Nice! Looking good!
  8. gwolf added a post in a topic Revell '54 Chevy Sedan Delivery-Battery Cables-07/25   

    I had that kit, too. Love the kit and the vehicle, hated the gasser look. 
    Looks like a fantastic start!
  9. gwolf added a post in a topic Rusty Roadster W.I.P.   

    I like the way it looks, I think it's bad ass! Make it into a rat rod dude, we wanna see some wheels on it!
  10. gwolf added a post in a topic Volkswagon type 2 hot rod "Shorty"   

    Love it!
  11. gwolf added a topic in General   

    What does the Millennium Falcon and model cars have in common?
    When George Lucas made the original Star Wars movie, he hired model makers to build the space ships he wanted in his film the old fashioned way. They in turn, built them by scavenging parts from everything from scrap metal to ship, plane and auto model kit kits.

    A guy has been building a 1:18 scale, 3 3/4" action figure sized version of Han Solo's ship, the Millennium Falcon and found something interesting...

    So what does the Millennium Falcon and model cars have in common?

    An AMT '57 Chevy undercarriage! Check it out:


    A photo of one of the actual Millennium Falcon models used in the film.


    His 1:18 version of the Millennium Falcon...


    Another shot of the inner mandible of the Millennium Falcon on display at a Star Wars exhibit.

    Pretty cool, huh?

    Take a look at the work this guy has done:

    http://toyroom.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/when-11-equals-118/
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  12. gwolf added a post in a topic Model Car memes   

    i HAVE A FEW...







  13. gwolf added a post in a topic Chevrolet Citation   

    THAT IS F A N T A S T I C!

    Great detail and perfect color scheme for that Chevy. Excellent work, man.

    I was asking a friend recently if he remembered the old "Chevy Ci-Tayyyyyyyyy-Shun" commercial from the early 80's. It's stuck in my head again...
  14. gwolf added a post in a topic 1989 Corvette..... Lightnin'   

    Great looking ride from a fantastic year!
  15. gwolf added a post in a topic The absolute worst kit ever!   

    The worst model kits I have personally built have to be divided into two areas:

    General: Any of the MPC flip nose kits, especially the '57 Corvette (the weird, wide rear tires made it even worse) and '53 Ford pickup. I built them in the 80's and hated them. Tried them again a few years ago, still hate them. I do like the regular MPC kits, though.

    Specific: Sorry to step on anyone's toes here, but the absolute worst is the Revell 1959 Ford Skyliner. I got it for Christmas as a teenager in 1987 and it still sits unbuilt in 2014 because the parts just didn't work for me. I've tried several times over the years to work on it and it's a disaster.

    Specific (runner up): Mr Hobby Volkswagen Karman Ghia Convertible. The body is nicely done, great wheels and tires, but some of the parts, such as the seats and convertible boot are almost rubbery and were impossible to glue down. A poor fitting interior tub that never fit correctly didn't allow for contact with the frame of the car, so it could never be permanently attached. Great tooling, very poor follow through.

    Best Model Kits I have personally built: AMT '57 Ford, any JoHan kit, and although it lacks separate exhaust, the Monogram 1958 Ford Thunderbird is by far the easiest and most well done kit I've come across.

    Just my opinion...