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About vincen47

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  • Birthday 11/07/1979

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    1/24 and 1/25

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    Monroe, MI
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    Cary Vincent

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  1. I agree those fender extensions take a beating. But, I really enjoy the stuff you build. This is yet another fine example of realism. The common stuff in the real world is rarely seen in the model world. Awesome.
  2. Diorama builders dream

    Neat site. Lots of cool things. For stage and screen, Some items I understand you’d want as props, but some items, like chairs, park benches, etc. why not just use the real thing? But anyway, useful info.
  3. The Queen Anne - 1894 , Finished an lit

  4. I sent an email this morning and the same thing happened to me. Oh well, I’m not going to worry about it.
  5. Timpte reefer trailer

    Beautiful work!
  6. Check this out. I found the site while looking for resin stuff on google. Has anyone heard of this outfit? I can’t tell if it’s new or old, when it was updated. Some interesting parts, but no pictures. Figured I’d ask you guys before I tried to contact him. http://bigrigresinsb61.synthasite.com/
  7. 71 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy Five

    Very unique and awesome. I’ve been thinking I’d like to do a 69 or 70 Fleetwood 75 out of a couple Coupe De Villes, but I wouldn’t want to cut up a nice promo. I have one junker so far, looking for another. You have great skill at scratchbuilding, and I’d love to hear about the build process too.
  8. Italeri fld 120 "special"?

    I’m looking forward to it.
  9. Wheel sizes 1/24th & 1/25th

    Moebius rims scale out really close to 22.5” in 1/25 scale, if you’re looking for that size of modern Alcoa style wheels.
  10. Wheel sizes 1/24th & 1/25th

    These days, I believe 22.5” rims are far more common than 24.5” rims on modern US trucks. In the 80’s you’d see a pretty equal amount of 22.5” and 24.5” wheels.
  11. Beverly Hills Cop Nova

    Yet another absolutely stunning example. Vehicles can be seen as characters in movies, playing supportive roles that speak volumes about their drivers. The passion for precise and exact detail you demostrate rivals that of the film directors themselves. I’m so very impressed, and I think you honor the original movies well.
  12. Let's see your TV and movie cars!

    The one from Tommy Boy is awesome! I’d love to see it in post road trip form after Tommy Boy (and the deer) worked their magic, complete with melted chocolate in the dash. Of course, with the thin candy shell, maybe it’s no issue?
  13. There are many differences between these three generations of Peterbilt’s flagship truck. On the surface, casual observers will just see a long-nosed square grille truck. Through each truck’s 20 or so year production run (the 389 is in its 10th year) since the late 60’s there were numerous changes, but the general style stayed the same. Not to get into too much detail, here’s the main spotting differences, so at a glance, or at least a quick look-over, you can tell which one is which: Headlights. Most 359s were built with dual round lamps, later ones were square, but most all 379s have dual square lights. Key difference with all of them are the 359s having the turn signals on the fenders and 379s have them on the ends of the headlight housing. The 389s have a roundish oblong headlight “pod”. Ugly if you ask me, but really different. In most cases you can tell the trucks apart this way, but long-nosed Pete’s are a custom builders’ playground, and anything goes. But, generally this will be the easiest spotting feature. Air Cleaners. The 379 and 389 have larger air cleaners on both sides, and the 359 often had only one. Even if they were equipped with dual ones, the air cleaner tubing on a 359 was visible in a elbow shape in front, extending from the hood area to the canister. Also the hood itself has a cut-out curved notch surrounding the tubing that isn’t part of the hood that opens. Hoods. The aluminum hoods on all three are different but they are subtle differences, specially at first glance. BBC lengths on the 359 (bumper to back of cab) were 119” and more rarely 127”. The 379 was the opposite with the 127” being more common. The 389 has a longer 131” BBC, with a shorter 123” aluminum hood on the less common 388 model. The 359 had a wide center hood trim on the top and the 379 and 389 has a narrow one. The 389 has a rounder edge to the grille surround and it’s pretty noticeable when compared side by side to a 379. Both the 379 and 389 has a larger, wider hood overall when compared to the 359. Cabs. With the larger hood comes a wider cab. The 379 and 389 cabs are wider though still not even close to the ubiquitous wide-cabs of today. This is again subtle, but the 389 and 379 has a more angled windshield, the 359 was more upright. The early 359s had even smaller windows, just google “little window 359”. Those are the tools I use when spotting the trucks out on the road. Sleeper types and cab roofs can also provide clues, but generally those variations are shared with the 379 and 389, rather than the older 359. Now, our hobby world doesn’t reflect our current reality. 359s are everywhere on the workbenches and storage shelves of the glue slingers of the world, yet not common on the roads today, as the newest ones are over 30 years old. The 379 (the most popular owner-operator truck of all time, and still the most popular show truck) is only available in resin, as is the 389. The 389 is even harder to find, as no one is currently making it in resin. Maybe even after 10 years, people still think it’s a 379. I bet many people think the 359, 379, and 389 are all the same truck. Maybe model manufactures do too, or at least they believe, rightfully so, that everyone else does, so why make a separate kit? Its great that you want to know how to tell them apart. I hope this helps.
  14. BJ & the Bear XXL Project Complete

    I have some big sleeper projects in mind but I was wondering if I should plan for a window or two in the sleeper? It seems that some big sleepers have them and some don’t. I understand windows are not necessary, and there isn’t much to look at at a truckstop, and drivers are not looking at the scenery when trying to get peace and quiet, privacy, and sleep. Any thoughts? Yeah, maybe I’d paint it to match, but it still looks awesome as is. I wouldn’t have noticed it as a problem. And yes, we could use some more “JT Orange” around here. I think that is an actual shade of orange. Not sure of the paint code, though.
  15. Front axle question!

    I think it was Class A Resin, but I could be wrong. I can’t remember the actual company that made them. Regardless, I don’t think Ben is running that operation anymore. Moluminum currently has most of the items Class A distributed, but I’m not sure about drop axles.