Stef

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  • Location Toronto, Canada
  • Full Name Stef Marcinkowski

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  1. Stef added a post in a topic AMT Macho Mustang   

    I bought this exact kit in the mid 90s from a LHS that specialized in original, sealed kits. Mine was moulded in orange.
    Bashed it with a Monogram 1970 Boss 429 to create a slammed, proto-pro-touring racer, heh.
  2. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Thanks everyone for your awesome encouragement; you all rock my world!
    I've refined my initial concept, and come up with a name. Here's a more concrete vision of where this baby is going.
    Been an insane week; aiming to get more progress done ASAP.

  3. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Spread the body apart at the rear, and spread it further apart at the front to clear the engines, while creating a wider grille opening. Tacked the left and right halves together using styrene strip.
    Next up, filling in the roof and hood with styrene sheet, then slicing off the trunk and repositioning it to create the hunchback.
    Still working on the revised sideview mockup. Coming soon.

  4. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Sliced the body and hood down the middle, and taped the left and right halves together.

  5. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    I've created some basic hood sides from .020 styrene sheet, and mated them to the hood tops. To ensure proper vertical alignment, I taped the grille shell in place.
    Now, I'll split the hood and body down the middle, tape the left halves and right halves together, wrap them around the engines, then trace out a frame pattern.
    Also, hoping to finish the revised Photoshop side view mockup ASAP.

  6. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Hello everyone
    I noticed the middle passenger side window was too wide, so I risked taking a super-thin slice out of the body (A). That delicate cut ended up working out OK, and also straightened out the misaligned rear valence (B).
    I've rethought the hunchback trunk cuts, which I now think can be done by simply hacking out a horizontal slice from the rear window/sides, and pushing the trunk up (C). Hope this works.
    Hey, misterNNL, I totally overlooked the necessity of a beefy frame. I was prepared to start with the kit-supplied rails, but now you've inspired me to create something thick and meaty, from scratch. Thanks!
    Ha ha, mod3l Lover, yes, that would be total badassery. I have the 1/25 Revell Peterbilt 359 that I would LOVE to gut for this thing, but I already have plans for it. Photoshop mockup attached. I hope I can get to this some day.


  7. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Since I want the Hemis enveloped by the bodywork, the new double-length hood will provide the depth, but not the width. Going to widen the body, spread it apart more at the front, widen the grille, and rework the cowl area to clear the engines.
    Seriously considering massive headers exiting the hood sides, and/or hardcore induction setup sticking out the top.
    NEXT UP: More refined Photoshop side view mockup; I've got a few new ideas I'd like to explore.

  8. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Thanks everyone for your continued interest and support!
    Sliced one hood down the middle, spread it apart, and mated it to the back of the other.
    Joined both baby moons to make a mega moon.
    Here are the wheels and tires I'll be using for this baby.
    Hey, 68shortfleet, I love your half-window dragster idea. Bicycle wheels up front, fat stacks on a blower, and with a top chop, it would be a quarter-mile quarter-window, heh.

  9. Stef added a post in a topic Monogram '55 Chevy Bel Air   

    Those wheels, those redlines, that crazy two tone; looks like a vintage Hotwheels. Can't wait to see this finished.
  10. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Flattened out the oil pans.

  11. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Glued the three main body pieces together using little styrene tabs; have enough bits left over to make another HALF-WINDOW coupe.


  12. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Thank you, mod3l Lover. If this beast turns out, let's build a real one in your garage, heh.
    Bodies are hacked up and ready for grafting. Body 2 needs to be widened, and once the halves are mated to Body 1's front section, I'll hack some more and graft on a wider "hunchback" trunk.
    Also did more engine buildup. Been looking through the parts box, hoping to come up with a truly badass induction system.


  13. Stef added a post in a topic Quick (I hope) and dirty 32   

    I'm so loving this build. This is the thread that inspired me to get back into modelling after a 12-year hiatus.
    Entranced to see where this ends up.
  14. Stef added a post in a topic 32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup   

    Wow, thanks so much everyone for your enthusiasm and support.
    Feedback/criticism is greatly welcomed. I sure could use it!
    I've built the engines up a bit, smoothed out the tranny seams, and started hacking up the two bodies. This rough Photoshop approximates the main cuts to get the overall shape.
    NEXT UP: Widening the body, planning out the hood length, nailing engine position, and creating an all-new frame.

  15. Stef added a topic in On The Workbench   

    32 Ford 7-Window Coupe RATROD --- UPDATE 10/08 --- New Photoshop mockup
    Hello everyone
    Inspired by all of your awesome builds, and the latest Mad Max film, I'm gonna bash TWO 32 Ford 5-Window Coupes together and see what I come up with.
    Planning to use the deep steelies from the AMT Dodge Monaco all around, along with fat MPC-issue Blue Streak Dragway Specials up front, and mega fat Firestones (Revell J-2000/Beretta Pro Street kits) at the rear.
    Started off by joining the two Hemi beasts together.


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