ChrisBcritter

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  • Location Northbrook, IL
  • Full Name Christopher Brame

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  1. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic SMP '58 Impala 3 'n 1 Annual Kit Mild Custom! Boot Snaps!!   

    Cool period trick! I was wondering if you might do that; one of my neighbors in the mid-'60s had a '58 Bel Air post coupe with those taillights.
  2. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Let's See Some Survivors!   

    Nice-looking wire wheels (even if not appropriate for a GTO). What kit are they from?
  3. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic EXPENSIVE   

    Check your local store - the Michael's in Glenview near me accepts Hobby Lobby 40% off coupons.
  4. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic List your favorite cars of all time   

    I've read that the last time the remains were seen by a wreck diver on the Andrea Doria, there was little left recognizable but four whitewall tires. Replica builder Marty Martino had started building a recreation of the car, but Eshaver (who knows him) mentioned here recently that the project has been stalled for a few years now.
  5. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What European automotive subjects would YOU like the see as a 1/24 scale kit?   

    Mercedes 280SE 4.5 or 6.3
    Mercedes 190SL (with Rosemarie Nitribitt's license plate H70-6425 on the decal sheet )
    Rolls-Royce Corniche
    Ford Consul Capri
    '58 Vauxhall Victor estate
    '57-'60 Opel Rekord (really want to build a gasser out of this!)
  6. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic List your favorite cars of all time   

    Top of the list: 1959 DeSoto Fireflite. Close second: '57 Buick Century. Then the rest:
    '62, '64 and '65 Imperials
    '58 Edsel junior series (Pacer/Ranger)
    '57 Ford Fairlane
    Willys Aero
    '55-'57 Nomads (the only Tri-Fives I really care for)
    '63 Ford Galaxie
    '39 Ford/'40 Mercury convertible sedans
    '51 Frazer
    '58 Plymouth
    Studebaker and Packard fintail Hawks
    '56 Packard 400
    '57 Cadillac
    '67 Eldorado
    Chrysler Norseman
  7. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Small Scale 61-62 Olds?   

    I also remember seeing smaller Oldsmobile toys around that time; the one I recall in particular was red plastic, about 1/32 or a bit smaller, and had a friction motor and chrome plastic wheels with rubber tires. This one was a '64, however.
    I have a hunch yours might have been a knockoff of the Corgi '61 Olds, which was a miniature knockoff of the Jo-Han '61 Super 88.
  8. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic HI, I'm new here   

    Welcome buddy! Glad you joined up, Tom - wait 'til everyone sees more of your builds! The '58 Ford four-door hardtop especially will make some jaws drop around here.
  9. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Going by the chrome rings in the taillight lenses, it's a '64 - the '63 had a chrome blade with a bullet like the full-size cars did.
  10. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Back to the future   

    The photo of all the Deloreans reminds me of the "Back to the Pilot" episode of Family Guy: "Stop! We're from the future!" "Stop! We're from the further future!" "Stop! We're from the further, further future!" 

  11. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic filling windows   

    Would it be a good idea to cut patch panels from the kit glass to fit into those big openings? Might be less trouble than scratchbuilding them, plus the compound curves would match.
  12. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Update 5/29/16: 1932 Duesenberg Model J, Berline coachwork by Le Rouge   

    Really love the styling on this one, Art - looks very close to this Willoughby sedan:

    Just square the corners of the windows a bit and make a more vertical windshield header, and there you are. 
  13. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Wonder what's next from Round2 AMT ?   

    They've let bits of info out in the past on their site's "What's a hanger shot?" message thread:
    http://www.collectormodel.com/round2-models/2224-whats-a-hanger-shot/#comment-13806
    The '64 F-85 Cutlass only exists as a convertible funny car body-wise but much of the original kit also survives. The molds, however, were tagged as rusted. Early '60s Ford pickups - gone.'62 Galaxie - gone.'59 Buick - gone.'61 Galaxie convertible - gone.'60 T-bird - gone.'68 Impala - gone.'63 Nova wagon - body/glass/grille/bumpers/taillights/stock wheelcover (one!) exist in the Boss Nova, with modifications; but unlike the Cutlass, the inserts for the chassis/interior/stock engine are gone.'71-'75 Impalas - inserts are gone.
  14. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Who's That Lady?   

    Right.
  15. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Who's That Lady?   

    Correct! She might have made it as a teacher, if it wasn't for that darn nickname...