Plastheniker

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  • Birthday 05/18/1951

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  • Location Hamburg/Germany
  • Full Name Jürgen Kowalski

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  1. Plastheniker added a post in a topic My 2008 Viper SRT-10 (Facelift Model with H-Spoke Wheels)   

    Thanks for the comments!
     
    Yes, as long as the roads are clean and dry - otherwise
    Here are the 1:1 pictures




  2. Plastheniker added a post in a topic Torino - Updated RestoMod Starsky Hutch new ride   

    Super clean, perfect paintwork!
  3. Plastheniker added a topic in Under Glass   

    My 2008 Viper SRT-10 (Facelift Model with H-Spoke Wheels)
    Hi,
     
    Contrary to Corvettes Vipers never became popular in Europe. Very probably the reason was the rather high price. The first SRT-10 was offered on the German market in 2003 at € 115,000 while the also new Gallardo was only € 20,000 more - not a difficult decision for buyers. Two or three years later Chrysler reduced the Viper price to € 105,000 without success, so in 2006 they stopped the Viper import to Germany definitely. Since the production start in 1992 to this day I only saw two Vipers on the road (both were RT/10 models), therefore the probability for a Viper owner to encounter another Viper is neglectible - a very good reason for me to import a new Venom Red SRT-10 with H-Spoke wheels in 2008. I still own it.
     
    Whenever possible I build models of my 1:1 cars and of course I wanted a replica of my Viper, too.
    I used Revell's kit of the 2003 SRT-10 as a basis. It is a rather nice but partially rather simplified kit so some detailing was neccessary. Among other things I remember:
    The headlight inserts got real glass parts
    I opened the body to make realistic rear lights
    I replaced the clumsy side vents
    Revell didn't replicate the standard convertible boot that covers the the lowered top
    I replaced the 2003 hood by the 2008 hood of the ACR kit, opened its six vents and fitted PE mesh.
    Finally I scratch built the H-Spoke wheels and replicated the number plates of the real car.
     
    My paint mixture matches the original colour quite well but my aged camera gives it a tinge of raspberries       . Sorry for that.
     







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  4. Plastheniker added a post in a topic meyer manx   

    Exactly this was the colour/paintwork taste of the era!
  5. Plastheniker added a post in a topic '70 Challenger T/A   

    Once again super clean!
  6. Plastheniker added a post in a topic Nissan R382 (Japanese Gp 7 sports car)   

    Looks absolutely perfect, this result would really deserve more model and less backdrop.
  7. Plastheniker added a post in a topic Porsche 550 1500 RS PanAmericana 1/8   

    Impressive by all accounts! Groß  u n d  großartig!
  8. Plastheniker added a post in a topic Aoshima '89 RX7 for a friend....   

    Not really my kind of 1:1 car but once again a flawless result!
  9. Plastheniker added a post in a topic 1969 Mack F Daycab (AITM) with Flatbed Trailer - Plus Tutorial: Glazing Resin Cabs without Glue   

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    CK-40 Dodge CNT 900/1000
     



     
    grille: clean
    windscreen: strongly curved
    windscreen frame/weatherstrip: missing
    panel lines/gaps: straight
    wall thickness: medium
    surface quality: very good
     
     
    CK-11 Mack LMSW
     



     
    grille: acceptable, but replacement would be not too difficult
    windscreen: plane
    windscreen frame/weatherstrip: replicated
    panel lines/gaps: mostly straight but partially reworking necessary
    wall thickness: thick
    surface quality: acceptable, but recessed areas around both side windows very poor
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    I hope this was useful.
     
    If you need any further information please let me know.
  10. Plastheniker added a post in a topic 1969 Mack F Daycab (AITM) with Flatbed Trailer - Plus Tutorial: Glazing Resin Cabs without Glue   

    Jacobus, thanks for the pictures! You don't see finished Fleetstar cabs very often. Your pictures show that this cab can make a very attractive model. Great work!
     
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    CK-19 Mack LJ
     



     
    grille: acceptable, but replacement would be not too difficult
    windscreen: plane
    windscreen frame/weatherstrip: replicated
    panel lines/gaps: mostly straight but partially reworking necessary
    wall thickness: medium
    surface quality: good, but recessed areas around both side windows very poor
     
     
     
    CK-130 Dodge LS-1000
     



     
    grille: clean
    windscreen: plane
    windscreen frame/weatherstrip: replicated
    panel lines/gaps: straight
    wall thickness: medium
    surface quality: very good
     
     
     
    CK-7 Mack B-61
     



     
    grille: acceptable, but minor reworking necessary
    windscreen: plane
    windscreen frame/weatherstrip: replicated
    panel lines/gaps: mostly straight but partially considerable reworking necessary
    wall thickness: thick
    surface quality: good, but edges of recessed areas on the rear panel not straight
     
     
    To be continued
  11. Plastheniker added a post in a topic 1969 Mack F Daycab (AITM) with Flatbed Trailer - Plus Tutorial: Glazing Resin Cabs without Glue   

    Thomas and all of you who might also be interested ,
     
    I have these AITM cabs still in the stash:
     
    CK-43 International 2070A Fleetstar
    CK-13 Mack C-600
    CK-19 Mack LJ
    CK-130 Dodge LS-1000
    CK-7 Mack B-61
    CK-40 Dodge CNT 900/1000
    CK-11 Mack LMSWM
    CK-107 Mack H-67
    CK-110 GMC 530
     
    I exclude here the Mack H-67 because its massive resin grille is an integral part of the cab. Removing and replacing it by a realistic grille is certainly a particular challenge.
    I also exclude the GMC 530 because its general casting quality is the poorest by far of all my cabs.
     
    Contrary to my former consideration I also exclude the GMC 9500, so after all I will post everything here in the Mack thread. If inspite of that you have a special interest in the GMC 9500 cab you can find more detailed information about its issues here
    http://www.wettringer-modellbauforum.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=43240
    I suppose the German text will be no problem for Thomas    .
     
    In the following link (Post #12) you can find some remarks of a skilled Swiss fellow modeler concerning other AITM cabs, namely CK-71, 72, 73, 74, 77, 48 and 100. If the sense of the German text is not understandable and you are interested I will translate it.
    http://www.modell-laster-forum.de/t3173f14-Mack-F-Daycab-AITM-mit-Flatbed-Trailer.html
     
     
    I will point out some pros and cons of my cabs regarding them notabene as a very first AITM project. The differences between these cabs are considerable.
    I am going to post 3 photos of each cab. The corresponding pictures on the AITM pages are too small to show very much.
    Remember that I can only judge my own cabs cast some years ago. Things might have changed in the meantime.
    Your final decision, however, depends on your individual skills, your modeling equipment, and your willingness to spend more or less time and effort. And last but not least you have to like the 1:1 cab.
    Before any decision search the web if you can find sufficient scale drawings and pictures of the 1:1 vehicle and check availabilities on the AITM pages .
     
     
     
    CK-43 International 2070A Fleetstar
     



     
    grille: clean
    windscreen: slightly curved
    windscreen frame/weatherstrip: missing
    panel lines/gaps: straigh,t but depth varies
    wall thickness: thin
    surface quality: good
     
     
     
    CK-13 Mack C-600
     



     
    grille: clean
    windscreen: plane
    windscreen frame/weatherstrip: replicated
    panel lines/gaps: mostly straight, but partially reworking necessary
    wall thickness: thick
    surface quality: good
     
     
    To be continued
     
  12. Plastheniker added a post in a topic Peterbilt 352 Daycab with Double Drop Deck Trailer -- More Tractor Pictures   

    Beautiful paint scheme (that you don't see very often done really symmetrically), a fantastic colour combination, clean daycab conversion and scratch built trailer. Looking forward to some close-up shots!
  13. Plastheniker added a post in a topic 1957 Diamond T M-52 Ready for Delivery   

    Again modeling on the highest level!
  14. Plastheniker added a post in a topic 1970 Corvette Stingray Coupe   

    Thanks a lot for all comments!
     
    As mentioned probably several times before I love older kits like this one because opposite to some modern and pricey Japanese kits they are still a challenge.
  15. Plastheniker added a post in a topic 1956 Austin Healey 100-Six   

    Thanks for the latest replies!
     
    Thomas said in his reply that the colour choice is particularly important for this kit. This is true, the colour(s) really make or break this kit. If you consider to build it, search the web and you will find a lot of unflattering colours.