chopt31

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  • Location Honolulu,HI
  • Full Name Rich Robertson

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  1. chopt31 added a post in a topic Real or Model #183 FINISHED!   

    Too many things look real, if it's a model you've fooled me! My vote is for REAL.
  2. chopt31 added a post in a topic Auto ID Quiz #25 FINISHED!   

    It's been a long time since I played! This was a fun search! Thanks........
  3. chopt31 added a post in a topic Music insstruments   

    A reduced photo of a keyboard could be added to a fairly simple plastruct shape to be convincing. Modeling a set of drums from paper wouldn't be too difficult, depending on the details you added. Shim stock brass could be shaped for cymbals. Stands from plastruct and metal rod and you're set. I know you can buy a large scale set, never run across a 1/25 version, though.
  4. chopt31 added a post in a topic Auto ID Quiz #10 FINISHED!   

    I believe I've got it! Sent a pm!
  5. chopt31 added a post in a topic Real or Model #146 FINISHED!   

    Sure is purty!
  6. chopt31 added a post in a topic Real or Model #145 FINISHED!   

    I voted and I promise not to break the rules again! (I say model)
  7. chopt31 added a post in a topic Munster Koach and Drag-U-La double kit   

    RE. Only suckers pay retail.... I pay retail because I enjoy supporting the local hobby shop. If I buy from a discount source, I get to pay for shipping. It would sure be uncool to have no hobby shop on an island in the middle of the ocean, wouldn't it?
  8. chopt31 added a post in a topic Jairus- How about that race plane CPB?   

    Guess mine won't be the only Mig-3! Check my linkie near the bottom of pg.6 for a cool reference site for the Mig-3. Got the cockpit finished after some serious mods to the pilots' posterior so he would 'behave' and keep his head inside the canopy. Project on hold until Aug.20.
  9. chopt31 added a post in a topic Munster Koach and Drag-U-La double kit   

    Reissue or not - I was really disappointed when I opened the tin and instead of some cool new tampo printed tires it was the plastic two piece originals. The chrome on the spokes for Dragula was completely 'flashed' where the spokes meet the rim. Lots of cute little cardboard pieces that didn't do anything for me either. The picture book was cool, though. At $50, I was not pleased - so much less value than the Fiat Double dragster kit! This will be a builder, and I won't feel bad about not packing it away for collectible future.
  10. chopt31 added a post in a topic Jairus- How about that race plane CPB?   


    Wow! What a relief, much better than Aug.22! (much better than Sept.5 Labor Day, too). I might even finish this challenge! Thanks for clearing things up, Sir. Now if I can figure out how to post photos I'll be 'flyin'!
  11. chopt31 added a post in a topic Question on possible future new build   

    I'd say go for it. I'd be thinkin' engine in the front with the transaxle at the rear including the Ferrari rear suspension. Hey! why not use the front suspension, too? Incorporate the interior to whatever degree the body width allows. I think it would be difficult to make the Ferrari rims look good, especially the width of the front tires seems wrong for '32, (but sans fenders they might work). Probably need to be totally slammed stance, maybe operational bags. It would most certainly need to be painted Ferrari red. WAIT!!............ Is that a wolf outside? WOLF! WOLF! (just thinkin' of a story I heard)!
  12. chopt31 added a post in a topic Jairus- How about that race plane CPB?   

    Jairus, Could I beg for a date of Labor Day Sept. 5 as the end of summer? If not, what does your calendar say is the official day. I thought I heard you mention Aug. 22 when we talked last week. Status of my build - bodywork on the gun removal is complete - the cockpit and pilot, (I modified a 1/32 Apache helo figure) are nearing completion - still trying to decide if I try and incorporate the Russian star, (Mig lineage) or go Nascar/F-1 for the graphics. Also gotta fit in a 2 week trip to Oregon Aug.3-Aug.19 which really messes with the build schedule.
  13. chopt31 added a post in a topic Custom Enzo   

    It is making me smile to hear the purists cringing at the suggestion of an engine swap! Our club has a few guys that are really into Ferrari and I think they'd cringe, too. I also have a difficult time leaving a build stock. Continue the mods and remember "it's plastic, man"!
  14. chopt31 added a post in a topic Real or Model #144 FINISHED!   

    Sorry All! Being unfamiliar with the rules, it won't happen again. I guess I'll have to be more careful - I usually behave pretty well. I usually post on totalruckus.com and we tend to play around and even talk bad on occasion! I enjoy this site and the variety of ideas and help it offers. Gregg is just a couple valleys over and we are in the same club here in Honolulu.
  15. chopt31 added a post in a topic Jairus- How about that race plane CPB?   

    Summer school ends this Friday. Summer starts Saturday. I've removed the guns from the Mig. Have to get the interior (oops - cockpit) in so that bodywork can begin. Gotta find a driver, (oops - pilot) cause I don't photoshop. How can I get a big blast of exhaust smoke for my ground shot?