ChrisBcritter

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  • Location Northbrook, IL
  • Full Name Christopher Brame

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  1. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    Good for putting out candles on birthday cakes?
  2. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic AMT FORD RANCHERO MYSTERY PARTS   

    They're remnants of the original custom and Styline parts. The two on the top row attach to the custom front end; the middle ones are the front roll pan and a piece that mounted on the tailgate. The piece on the bottom may be either the push bar for the service version or what was referred to as "extra plastic stock" in the Styline instructions. More info here:
    http://public.fotki.com/bigfordpilot/my_built_model_cars/box-art-decals--ins/amt-61-ford-falcon-/?view=roll#24
    http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/mkiba-build-under-c/amt-instructions/automotive-cars--pi/ford/1961-1970/amt-1961-ford-ranchero/?view=roll#8
    (I could use that roll pan if you don't need it - looking for anything to trade?)
  3. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Scale Custom License Plates   

    Or go to licenseplates.tv, type up your own, do a screenshot and reduce it to match. Best part is the fonts are a much closer match than Acme; only problem is you can no longer make California, Texas or Florida plates on the site. I saved files of all the CA black plate letters and a blank plate master before they disappeared. A few examples:
     
     
     





  4. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1/43 Lada Taxi: How Fail can you get?   

    They still pop up from time to time in Russian dashcam videos, clobbering or getting clobbered by newer cars and trucks. (The videos are also a great way to learn the correct pronunciation of Russian profanity.)
  5. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I've seen a lot of these on eBay, with the boxes - did MPC make a large production run of them because of the contest? And has anyone spotted one with a different license number that may have been one of the prize winners?
  6. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Captain Risky - Kick it or Rip it!!   

    Agreed on both. Is this an American actor trying to sort of sound Australian, or vice versa? From mumbrella.com:
    "When quizzed on the decision to create an American character as opposed to an Australian character, Kerr said the idea of a stuntman felt 'quintessentially' American.
    'When the daredevil character came up as the lead element immediately it felt it was quintessentially American as a character, a genre,' he said.
    'We also love the optimism of Americans in the way they think they can always make it bigger, more stupendous. When he talks, the way he talks, he always sounds American and we felt it was far more believable.
    'It researched very strongly that people associated and understood the character immediately with the American accent,' he added."
  7. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic "60 CHEVY WAGON (Paint/Weathering)   

    Yow, that was fast! Will you do a gloss or semigloss finish to look like "preserved patina"?
  8. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Johan 61 Olds F-85 wagon   

    I look forward to seeing more - are you going with a big block Olds? Maybe a Pro Street Nova chassis?
     
  9. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Engine compartment items - 72 Chevy pickup - DONE (thanks!)   

    Thanks Ben and Paul - got all three pieces now.
  10. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Has anyone ever hot rodded to your standard Greg?   

    ^^^ What's that tiny red coupe - a very modified Crosley?
    Back on topic - the trad cars are sweet, although the radial tires do break the spell. Then again, I'd never begrudge the improvement in handling and ride to the guys who drive those cars on grooved roads and around sharp corners.
  11. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Confessions of closet model builders   

    Where else do you put AMT mini-boxes once you fold them into shape?
  12. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Saw a mint '80-something Buick Grand National heading south on Pfingsten Ave. late this afternoon; we had nice cruising weather today. 
  13. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic FNG from So-Cal   

    29 Palms - the gateway to Yucca Valley! (Very old Jack Benny line.) At least YV has a hobby store, even if mostly R/C stuff. I love that area and used to live in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley. Did you or your uncle know the old drag racer Charlie Hutson who lived up there?
  14. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Refreshing Old Kit Chrome   

    Would it be possible to rub a little of that Kosutte Gin San powder (or the Uschi stuff) on the dull chrome to brighten it?
  15. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Any more info on the Impala? Didn't find it on their website. It'd be interesting to see if that could be done without swirl marks.