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  1. I definitely want another crack at the Seven.
  2. If your only exposure is photos and models, you don't always appreciate just how tiny those early Fords really are. I had been taking with someone a few years back on why you don't see more people doing track roadsters, and in retrospect, if something like a stock Deuce roadster isn't up to accommodating a pair of 21st Century posteriors, then something like a T-bucket certainly isn't going to do it.
  3. When I hear "Meteor Interceptor", something like this is what springs to mind
  4. Sorry, I didn't take any photos when I did this, but I thought I was pretty clear that the stuff was too viscous to pour like resin. However, if you slowly coax it into the individual mould halves, it will fill the various nooks and crannies. You only need a three part mould if you are trying to make hollow tires.
  5. The technique is pretty much the same as for casting resin. You can cast RTV in a RTV mould if you make sure everything is coated in mould release. Since I wanted a hollow tire, I made a three part mould instead of the usual two parter. The stretchiness f the master, and the desired part made this a little easier than it usually be. The viscosity of Silastic H precludes trying to pour it into the mould, so what I did was fill the mould halves with RTV, then stick them together, and trim any flash once it's set.
  6. I''ve had satisfactory results making tires with Dow Corning Silastic. Silastic H is white, and is pretty viscous, but it takes 24 hours to set, so you do have lots of time to get it into the mould. As far as tinting goes, I think you're probably better off using a dry pigment. You can buy jars of powdered carbon black from art supply stores, which is the stuff they use in full sized tires. Here's a tire I made for an armoured car project, with a little carbon black added.
  7. I imagine there would be some interest in a Cosworth Vega, and it doesn't look like the necessary parts would be that big an addition to a stock Vega kit.
  8. Proof that they weren't all winners back than either. There's not a lot of love for the custom parts AMT put in their kits back in the '70s, and often with good reason, then that was how people built hot rods back then.
  9. That Duesenberg in the die cast section has been on my want listing for the longest time. Too bad there isn't a kit version.
  10. Oh, you can definitely, spot the differences between say '80s traditional, and something built in the 21st century. When what we now call "traditional" was originally built, that wasn't tradition, that was just people trying to built cool cars, and if you look bad at those old magazines, it's pretty obvious that not everybody built them the same way back then. I guess it's like that old parable about the blind men and the elephant. Everyone picks a different part and says "This is what it's all about!" As a point of interest, here's what Joe Gemsa thought a traditional hot rod should look like back in 1967 That in itself would be an interesting exercise, building traditional style rods that are themselves revivals of different style revivals, but I think there's a lot to be said for building what you want, and not worrying about fashion. Who knows, maybe other people will get what you're doing, and before you know it, you've started a trend.
  11. And as the Traditional movement shows, out of date is not necessarily all that bad.
  12. Yoshihiro Hobara's well done Barris replicas. https://www.customcarchronicle.com/model-cars/yoshihiro-hobara-barris-model-cars/#.XtLMIcB7mUk
  13. Oh it is a handsome machine. '70s European hard edge style married with '30s classicism, all mixed in just the right amounts. Elegant and restrained, but with just enough glitter to keep it from looking sterile. Bill Mitchell was the master of line and proportion, right up to the end. It's better looking than anything Cadillac put out in the '50s.
  14. Gluing together preformed bits of plastic? Everyone knows that's not REAL modeling
  15. As for what shows you have way too much money, I can think of far worse examples, but that's a discussion that falls outside the scope of this group. Same with what makes you worthy of a date with Madame Guillotine.
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