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ChrisBcritter

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  • Location Northbrook, IL
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  1. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic First time using BMF   

    From my brief experience, the Molotow chrome does not take to handling well - I'd use it only at the very end of the assembly if possible, and on smaller items. For longer trim - especially if I have to handle it - I'll use foil. Has anyone tested Alclad or SpazStix clear over the Molotow ink yet?
    As far as mistakes, I've been able to clean them up with a thumbnail on glossy areas; on bare plastic a light scrape with a knife blade is fine (I just did the horn ring on a '41 Lincoln steering wheel and it looks great).
  2. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Amt 57 Chrysler 300C   

    Just be glad it's a 300 and not a New Yorker!
    Love the paintwork you've done; really gives me something to shoot for.
  3. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    The two Caddy 'verts arrived this afternoon ('63 built kit/'64 friction) in excellent shape. The seller even packed them inside a vintage Tommy Ivo Showboat box!
  4. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac De Ville convertible(JO-HAN)   

    Beautiful job, Yuri! You put a lot of work into that front bench seat; was it modified from a promo? I just got this one today and will be making a mold from it:


  5. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    Sold listings for the '30 on eBay are running from $41.00 to $84.13. They're mostly in the $50-$60 range.
  6. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What is your favorite car chase scene in a movie   

    This is one of my favorites - and why I needed the '64 Cadillac bench seat, and still need the '65 Belvedere four-door conversion. Already have the '61 Olds at the end (although the one in the movie is a 98, I'll at least paint it the same color):
    If it doesn't start at the scene, FF to 38:50.
    Already have the license plates:

  7. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic 1/16 Lindberg (Pyro) "The Serpent" T-based Show Rod   

    They look the same. Oddly, the centers with their 12 holes are a near perfect match for 1957-66 Imperial wheels.
  8. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Junkyard Modeling - Resurrecting an AMT '64 Lincoln Sedan   

    I'm doing something similar:

    Cut between the doors and back along the rocker panels (the PO cut off the tops of the quarters and removed the Continental emblems), replacing the back half with one off an incomplete/damaged '62.
  9. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Corvairs in resin   

    Are there any other Corvair-powered kits, like dune buggies or customs, that would have the early rear suspension setup? I seem to recall one Ross or Barris kit that does. I have a '64 Craftsman that might tempt me to needlessly complicate things...


  10. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Finally got me a '64 Cadillac bench seat - the hard way:

    Clean '63 built kit and decent '64 promo, cheap. I'll dismantle the '64, make a mold of the bench and cast it for my Coupe deVille, then do the needed repairs. I have a trade in mind for the '63 when I go to the next LMMCC meeting.
  11. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic How Do You Select Your Projects?   

    I usually pick the old and rare stuff and see what I can do with it that's different. About the only kits I'm building stock are my Continentals - but the rest will have some large or small mods to set them apart from the usual.
  12. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Junkyard Modeling - Resurrecting an AMT '64 Lincoln Sedan   

    Ron, have you test fitted that front bumper/grille yet? I'm putting a '64 together from a couple parts cars, and ended up having to cement a curved brace under the header panel to pull the outer edges down into alignment with the top of the grille (plus some trimming on the back of the grille itself).
  13. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Renault Dauphine   

    SO cool to see someone else take on this kit! (I don't suppose you have a leftover rear bumper?) The body has a ton of little issues - especially with alignment of fenders and doors - and you've done a great job fixing them. Don't blame you for replacing the chassis, either - it needs a lot of work just to get it to a decent curbside/promo standard. Did you find this kit in Germany or somewhere else?
  14. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Whats your work area like?   

    And then there's mine.


    And in lieu of the build thread I should be doing, here's the current status of my '58 Ford, now with a raised stance, straight axle and a SOHC in the jaw:

    And yes, that's a separate '60 Falcon grille and front bumper on the lower right - hopefully Mr. Obsessive will like that!
  15. ChrisBcritter added a post in a topic Resin Realm... Closing up Shop...!!!   

    I see he has some '60 Fords - hope I can get just the windshield.