Russell C

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  • Location Phoenix, AZ
  • Full Name Russell Cook

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  1. Russell C added a post in a topic What cool trucks (rigs or pick ups) have you seen lately?   

    But is it art? 6x6 Freightliners from horizon to horizon, which would be hard to spot in foresty conditions .... except for the one with the white fifth wheel.  Same basic parking spot as where I saw the 4x4 custom station wagon back in early January.

  2. Russell C added a post in a topic Revell 25th & 24th (?) rally wheel diameters?   

    I've been keeping an eye on ebay parts listings for rally wheels, and in a reply from ebay seller "kit-parts", I have a related answer on the diameter of the rallys in the Revell '69 Chevy Nova SS kit that he is selling here , where he replied, "I didn't have a good, detailed ruler for inches, but I did for CM. I have approx 1.6 cm.." Fabulous that he could answer that question.
    That would be almost .63", too small for what I'm aiming for in a 24th scale rally wheel.
  3. Russell C added a post in a topic Is there any decent kit of 1956 Continental MK II?   

    Tom Geiger showed the general condition of the 25th scale promos over at this other thread on the smaller Revell kits, and I chimed in one comment later with a photo of a Franklin Mint diecast.
    Haven't yet found any R&R resin repop that Tom mentioned there, though. Assuming that is not an available item anymore, it would be entertaining if someone could take a not-so-warped promo body, straighten it out via bondo efforts or something, and cobble it back together well enough to get a resin cast from it. Tempted to try that myself, but haven't landed a promo body cheap enough yet.
  4. Russell C added a post in a topic Swan Hood Ornament   

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  5. Russell C added a post in a topic Street Fighter, Bad News, Quicksilver, Bad Actor   

    Put in another vote for the shortened body from me. As for my own current W.I.P. that I just recently started, it'll retain the kit body length, but I'm aiming for a bit less of a sheer street fighter appearance while still having it be totally recognizable as the Quicksliver - flames and the panel graphics, but with more of a milder custom look.
    Out of the two additional ebay parts piles that I won, I may end up with a decent pile of unneeded parts, including a Bad Actor windshield / rear glass. Hasn't been delivered yet, though, so I don't know the condition of that parts pile.
  6. Russell C added a post in a topic Photo posting problems   

    That's what I've been doing lately, and my own gallery collection (e.g. this one) from before this glitch now suffers from the same 'black box' fate. Gregg PM'd me a while back to say a future update to the site could remedy this problem.
    I'll welcome any correction here, but I do believe that preview feature did vanish. Perhaps it could return with a site update....
  7. Russell C added a post in a topic stil motr from the twisted mind   

    More pics of the "vet thing". A Vette bike in a 4-wheel Vette hauler (?) Trailer (?)
  8. Russell C added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    Took a while, though, since around March or a bit earlier 2014 when I started to keep an eye on ebay. Won't take a whole lot now to get that General show back on the road, at least to the point where it looks a heckuva lot less toy-like. After a trip to the hobby shop for some 5/16th Plastruc channel for the frame rebuild/stretch, and away it goes.
  9. Russell C added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    A composite of the two photos from the ebay listing I won, a pair of 32nd scale AMT kits. Though warned that such AMT wheels/tires are too small in diameter for replacements in my Monogram GMC General restoration, a first-glance comparison indicates I could get away with the swap, especially if I lower the cab/sleeper location and maybe raise the axles just a tad. At the very least, I can use the 5th wheel, air horns, quarter fenders, and a few other bits off the Ford. I was originally thinking I'd need the front wheels off the KW, but the more I look at the Ford fronts, the more I like that look. The KW is a complete but unboxed kit, while the Ford was missing parts. Took me more than an hour to de-grundge it and reduce it back to being completely separate pieces.

  10. Russell C added a post in a topic Odd thing   

    Works fine for me on my 2007 iMac & Firefox. You might have some kind of terribly specific sprite bug in your Mac.....
  11. Russell C added a post in a topic Monogram Quicksilver rebuild / mod   

    A photo alteration of somebody else's ebay listing to give a general idea of the direction I plan to go in for the taillights. First, I'll have to fill in the entire panel like Geno did for his Silver Bullet, so ignore the bump in the middle of the pic below. But instead of the Chevy lights, I'll just have the larger - and four of 'em - Buick lights. And some kind of bumper bigger than the Impala one, but not necessarily the Invicta one. I have it too low in this altered pic, but even still, it doesn't look like it works well in this application .....

  12. Russell C added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Monogram Quicksilver rebuild / mod
    Built one of these as a kid, at a time when I sill played with models in the carpet. I dutifully glued the wheels/hubs onto the axles over the slip-fit tires, so it did roll. Didn't corner worth beans, of course. The single remaining part  in my parts box from mine is the 4-spoke steering wheel, center front in the pic below. Found all the rest as a parts-missing glue bomb on ebay just recently (tragic that it has a crack in the windshield), and it's handy that there is an ebay seller out there with reproduction decals with the silver foil printing. For the flames, lazy that I am these days on painting, I think I prefer the decals out of the Revell '67 Chevelle Streetburner version.
    Always liked this overall Tom Daniel design but have issues with various elements of it, such as the full width taillight lens, the bumperless rolled pan look, and the wheels. What I'm aiming for is a slightly de-tuned street machine custom look with regular front / deep dish rear rally wheels (hence my question about 24th scale vs 25th scale ones here), quad Buick taillights, a cowl induction-only hood, and a return of chrome bumpers.
    The clear roof panel begs for some kind of load in the back. My first thought was for several crates' worth of Mercury model car boxes on top of a folding table, as though it was all destined for setup at a model car swap meet, but then I could imagine some smart aleck saying they'd all melt in the sun. Then I remembered I had several giftaways of Hot Wheels from the GSL contests, one of them being a '49 Mercury. It'll fit just fine between the fender wells, and with a bit of detailing, it could pass for a 1/3rd scale model, or an overdone pedal car. Toss in a couple of old AMT kit trophies and it might look like something hauled in a car like this. Good excuse to cover over the stained carpet material as a way to salvage it.....
    Stay tuned.

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  13. Russell C added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Revell 25th & 24th (?) rally wheel diameters?
    First, I'm aware that the rally wheels in the Revell '77 van are not correct for that vehicle, that's covered in another thread. However, not knowing these two kit types well (and not finding any results about it in a lengthy search here), I'm wondering if Revell created new wheels for the van that actually are 1/24th scale, or did they rob the tool out of the 1/25th scale Camaro kits. If anybody has one or both styles rattling around in the ol' parts box, could you post the diameter of 'em?

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  14. Russell C added a post in a topic Removing Glue From Models?
  15. Russell C added a post in a topic Scale Custom License Plates   

    Link to his license plates category here.