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About KurseD

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  • Birthday 10/15/1978

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  • Website URL http://www.chopperhack.com

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  • Scale I Build 24/25

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  • Location Staunton VA
  • Full Name Landon Phillips

KurseD's Activity

  1. KurseD added a post in a topic Revell Yenko Concept Camaro   

    Nice. I dig the wheels. I've got about 20 models lined up to build since I haven't built in years and the new Camaro I hadn't even considered buying... until now that is. This one has inspired me to build a Baldwin Motion concept. Hmmmm. Great job.

    *edit* HA! Googled Baldwin Motion Camaro and see that they are in fact already making new Camaros in the Baldwin Motion facilities once again. So much for "concept."
  2. KurseD added a post in a topic van builds finished or wip   

    WIP AMT Rescue Van turned 70s Shag Wagon Custom.

    So far this is where I'm at. I'll post a few when finished also.

  3. KurseD added a post in a topic AMT Rescue Van to 70s Custom Van   

    Finished up the dash and put a little shag carpet cover on it. Slapped a hippy foot pedal in the floor. I also gkued the shag carpet to the floor and got a start on the bed. I think I'm going to leave out the bench seat in the rear in favor of a larger minibar and maybe a mini fridge.

    Anyone know of a good source for scale beer/liqour/wine bottles?

    *edit* I have no idea why the first pic flipped upside down after attaching it to the post. Sorry.
  4. KurseD added a post in a topic dodge van , comple makeover   

    Cool build. Definitely following this one. I decided to go the ultra tacky 70s route with mine as I kinda dig that funky retro 70s stuff anyway. I really like the direction you're going with your kit though.
  5. KurseD added a post in a topic Any Virginia Clubs?   

    Staunton VA here. No clubs though.
  6. KurseD added a post in a topic AMT Rescue Van to 70s Custom Van   

    Already planning on a bed and a minibar.

    The rear tires have street tread. Check out the picture of just the wheels and tires and you can see the tread better.
  7. KurseD added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Coupe   

    Building a 70s Street Van (started a build thread in the trucks and vans section below). Check it out.
  8. KurseD added a post in a topic AMT Rescue Van to 70s Custom Van   

    Got the basecoat sprayed on the body using Dupont Chromabase in a rattlecan. Color is 1969 General Motors "Frost Green Metallic." Also laid some shag carpet, aka: child's microfleese jacket. Still need to glue it all down.

  9. KurseD added a post in a topic AMT Rescue Van to 70s Custom Van   

    Got a little more done last night. Scratch built a steering column from styrene tubing. Scratch built the shift lever and signal lever from styrene rod. Heated a small piece to form a shift knob and painted it then topped it off with some flake nail polish from my little girl's stash haha. Got a few things in color, but it's really hard to see the exact shade of funky 70s green I'm using from these pics so I'll try to get some better ones soon. Using 1:1 auto paint for the body and undercarriage.

    Also did a little mock up to check the wheel/tire combo out. So far so good. I had to use some spacers inside the rear wheels to fill gap between the rim and hub. The suspension on this model is pretry lame so I just used some scrap styrene to do the rear lift and will scratch build some shocks for it. I tried some "Spaz Sticks" rattle can chrome on the steering wheel. It came out so so. Will try Alclad next time. The Testors interior tan spray bomb came out way too flat so I need to work on that a bit.

  10. KurseD added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Coupe   


    I will probably stick with 1:1 auto paints from here forward as that's the system I feel most comfortable with.
  11. KurseD added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    AMT Rescue Van to 70s Custom Van
    So I'm starting with the AMT 911 Rescue Van and since it was previously issued as a Dodge custom van and comes with a few of the custom interior pieces I've decided to build a 70s era custom out of it. Just a couple pictures to start with as I can't find my camer cord to download the other pics from the camera. I'm missing the driver's side exhaust manifold as well. #29L in the instructions. If anyone has one they can spare that would be great. If not, then I'll have to figure something else out.

    So far I've used a Detail Master pre-wired distributor and coil. Other than that the engine is box stock.

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  12. KurseD added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Coupe   

    Finished it up. Not super detailed, but that was what I was going for. I'm pretty happy with the outcome. I know I could have done better, but it's simple and pleasing to the eye. Well my one good eye anyway. LOL!

  13. KurseD added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Coupe   

    Yep, that's actually how I did the last couple I built years ago. I sprayed them with leftover Dupont Chromabase (over a Nason sealer) then Dupont Chroma Clear over that. I'll post up a build on my Nova using that technique soon. I'm still trying to figure out the rear tires and it's making me angy, so I put it in the penalty box for a few days.
  14. KurseD added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Chevy Car Reference Pics
    Just found this site. Tons of great hi res reference pics of different Chevys. Just click the word above each section and you will get lots of options to pick from. (ie. click "Camaro") above the two Camaro pictures because they actually have a lot more Camaros to pick from)


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  15. KurseD added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Coupe   

    Thanks for the great tips and advice. I totally agree on the interior being overly simple, but that was actually what I wanted to achieve on this one. Trying to keep it simple for my first model trying to get back in the swing of using my tools and such.

    On that note, that's probably how I shot myself in the foot. I've only used auto paints on 1:1 projects for a long time now, and am used to being able to let those acrylic auto paints tack up then on to the next coat. I haven't used the model paints in so long, I've forgotten everthing I once knew about them. I probably should have read a painting tips article or two first, and also shouldn't have tried the flake panel on my first trip back down the rabbit hole.

    I found this paint at the craft store today and love the color so much, I think I'll give it a go and just leave it a simple satin paint job with no graphics this go around. Anyone had any experience with this paint?

    Liquitex Professional Spray Paint

    It's the can on the far left of this picture.