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ChrisBcritter

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  • Location Northbrook, IL
  • Full Name Christopher Brame

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  1. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Toys R Us   

    I better check the Toys R Us over in Niles to see if they have any Greenlight diecasts left - a Shasta trailer would be nice.
  2. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Revell '64 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt Kit Parts Review   

    I have had one of these kits for years, partway through conversion to a lower-class Modified Stocker with a small-block engine. Did a bunch of work removing the teardrop bulge from the hood before Revell brought out the stock(ish) version. 
    If anyone has the new version and doesn't need the flat hood...
  3. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Just got back from the DuPage show with Tom (feretzrus) - we didn't even stay till noon this time because it was hot as a torch, but I did score a deal; out of a vendor's dollar bin I got a prewired distributor, a photoetch hood pin set, two sets of American Satco tires (one with wide whites, one narrow) and a Model Car Garage photoetch set for the '65 Chevelle. Pretty good for five bucks!
    Also got a look at Jimmy Flintstone's latest: the Ford Econoline pickup; he has the three-window cab now and the five-window will come next, along with windowed versions of the van. Looks real nice and the Falcon dog-dish hubcaps are the most accurate ones anyone has offered - better than the ones on the AMT Ranchero or the Franklin Mint '60 Falcon. Should have asked him if he'd be willing to sell those separately...
  4. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1959 Texaco gas station blueprints - build it yourself   

    Since there's more interest in these blueprints, I created a Flickr album for all eight files in (hopefully) the original size. You can download them here:
    https://flic.kr/s/aHsm4RYm7d
    Good luck and I hope to see the results!
  5. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Streetcar kits ?   

    Might as well mention Corgi's diecast PCC trolleys - I have one in Pacific Electric colors displayed with some of my 1/43 cars; IIRC it cost around $20 on sale:

     
  6. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Streetcar kits ?   

    And this PCC car is on Shapeways for (ouch) $450:

    https://www.shapeways.com/product/JTXMPFGHN/g-gauge-double-end-pcc-illinois-terminal-trolley
  7. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Streetcar kits ?   

    If you mean the PCC streetcars, you may want to check G scale railroad vendors; there's this one in 1/29 (!) scale but it's $250:

    http://www.nicholassmithtrains.com/product/ARISTO-CRAFT/PCC-TROLLEY/PCC-PTC-TROLLEY-%232012/ART23351
  8. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Streetcar kits ?   

    If you mean the PCC streetcars, you may want to check G scale railroad vendors; there's this one in 1/29 (!) scale but it's $250:

    http://www.nicholassmithtrains.com/product/ARISTO-CRAFT/PCC-TROLLEY/PCC-PTC-TROLLEY-%232012/ART23351
  9. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 2017 Cantigny Car Show   

    1933 Buick; looks like it was converted from a four-door sedan. The rear door on the passenger side opens, but there's no sedan/panel delivery back door.
    More photos here:
    https://hiveminer.com/Tags/1933%2Cbuick
     
     
     
  10. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Palmer '70 Vette - what to do?   

    Same old slop-on-a-generic-chassis Palmer always put out - the side-panel "accessories" artwork goes back nearly ten years before that. As I've said before, the ONLY thing I've found useful on their kits is that the '64 Plymouth has the correct Sport Fury emblems that Jo-Han missed.
  11. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Revell Foose '48 Cadillac de-Foosed   

    Jay, you should take Curt up on his offer at least for the hood. You could thicken the hood by cutting out the top of one and gluing it as a second layer over the other, then bevel/putty the edges down to blend them in, leaving the center thicker to align with the cowl/windshield.
  12. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Yes, and if they tooled the coupe body and wheels they'd have a perennial seller.


  13. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic My next modeling project... Maybe.   

    Sweet find! I like the color combo, but here's a quick Earl Scheib photoshop:

    Note how it makes the Polar White pop a bit more.
    The wheels you have look like the ones with the smaller bolt pattern used on the later '60s to mid-'70s smaller series Buicks (Skylark, Regal, Century, base LeSabre) - I have a set on my '78 LeSabre that came from a '76 Regal. Just so you know in case you decide to sell them.
  14. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Pay It Forward-Round 2-Let's have FUN!   

    Yes, I see a couple good ones in there but I hate to have him ship from Canada to the USA.
  15. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1961 Lincoln restoration   

    Excellent job, Mike - you were lucky to find one in such good shape.
    I have a couple I'm working on now; the 'vert will have the same interior as yours but with a pale yellow body like the one in the brochure.