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About ChrisBcritter

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    Northbrook, IL
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    Christopher Brame

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  1. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    ^^^ Nice! Checked the Deerfield HL yesterday for the '60 pickup, but none yet. Did get a heavy glass bowl to use with the vacuum pump - really hope this idea works and I can turn out some more rare parts. Got the Charger 440 today from from eBay seller topgaskz - good seller with fast delivery.
  2. Childhood models that you replaced in adulthood.

    Having seen your models, I'm sure it will be built better than a real Fiero.
  3. Source for ~1952 Ford wheels?

    Wouldn't the open wheels in the AMT '49/'50 Ford and '49 Mercury be closest? The dog dish hubcaps from the ITC '51 Ford would work for the '52-54 but they're tough to find (If I spot any you can bet I'll start casting them).
  4. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    So, not a VW-powered kit car like this one, I guess?
  5. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    A friend of mine in my car club back in CA is selling off a bunch of his kits, and I'm getting a Monogram MG-TC from him. Always wanted to build one after reading the 1954 novel The Red Car by Don Stanford when I was a kid, and I doubt the kit will be reissued any time soon. Just ordered this goodie from eBay: Eisco hand operated vacuum pump; works with a bell jar and got it for a fraction of the cost of a new one. I'm going to experiment with it to see if it will pull bubbles out of my resin castings. Wish me luck...
  6. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    How about a photo of those wheels when you get them, even if they're flawed, pleeeeze? I never knew they came that way.
  7. GM Design Studio Drawings, Clay Models, & Prototypes

    Let me get a couple more good ones poured and I'll just send 'em to you. You're on your own for lenses but they're very simple.
  8. Childhood models that you replaced in adulthood.

    For me it's mostly replacing promos that got played with to death. I've gotten my '65 Galaxie and Continental again, but the '63 Bonneville and '65 Plymouth pace car are a bit stratospheric now. Limiting it to kits: the '63 Nova wagon and the '61 Ford convertible are in my to-do queue, hopefully this time to be done with a lot more care and craftsmanship.
  9. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    David, I'm afraid you have some work ahead of you. The '65 tail light lenses are smaller than the '62s, plus the '62 doesn't have the ribs that the '65 does. You can fix this by gluing a piece of clear red (I used a number tab from the red sprue) to the bottom of the lens, shape it to match, then file off the ribs and carefully polish it smooth. You'll have to reshape the back slightly at the top to fit the '62 bezels. I've done this a couple times with some kits I've rebuilt. Good luck!
  10. Two chrome platers left - which do you prefer?

    Oh - I meant a prospective employee . I have taken a look online for used vacuum plating setups; the smallest so far are about the size of rwo refrigerators.
  11. GM Design Studio Drawings, Clay Models, & Prototypes

    Hi Philip, Need some taillight bezels for this little gem? I've been casting up a few lately; let me know if you need a set.
  12. Two chrome platers left - which do you prefer?

    Greg, I'm forwarding this to a very good prospect - let's see how it works out.
  13. 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz

    I think this game of variations has become a very safe bet for the resin casters; I would be much less surprised to see the aforementioned Rancheros done by the cottage industry. Just needs to be done with the care and talent that has gone into the Crown Vic and four-door Nova we're getting now.
  14. What did you get today? (Model Car Related Items)

    Finally managed to be the only bidder on a Revell '68 Charger 440 engine/trans from a good parts seller: It'll be going into my '65 Monaco when I can scrounge or cast up a Torqueflite for it.
  15. So now that Chrome Tech has shut down, that leaves us with The Little Motor Kar Co. and GT Kustom Krome. From your experience, which do you prefer and how do they compare for quality, pricing, turnaround time and whether you can mount your own parts? Three of us from the LMMCC want to put a pretty good-sized order together. Also, if you know of any other vacuum platers, let's hear about them too. Over to the experts. Thanks!