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Richard Bartrop

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About Richard Bartrop

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  • Website URL http://bartrop.purrsia.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-25, mostly

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  • Location Calgary
  • Full Name Richard Bartrop

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  1. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    A '71 Riviera would be high on my want list, but as far as '70s models go, I could go for a 1973 Pontiac Grand Am.  Handsome front end were few and far between that year, but I think this one managed to pull it off.

    As far as reissues go, I would not be unhappy if Revell brought back any of the Monogram Classics.  Revell Germany is doing a lot of BMWs, so haw about bringing back Heller's BMW 328?
    Predictions for 2018?  Revell's '29 roadster is coming back is a small block Chevy, so can we expect to see the coupe being reissued with a Buick engine?
    AMT's '32 ford roadster is probably due for a reisuue, and could we see the David Lacy '32 roadster reissue from Revell come back with a few mods?
  2. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic A Modeler does a TED Talk on making miniatures   

    That was equal parts humbling and inspiring.  Thanks very much for sharing!
  3. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Why not have a Hemi?   

    That's a good question.  The first gen Chrysler hemi found its way into a number of sports cars.  Cunningham, Allard and Facel-Vega spring to mind off the top of my head.
    The 426 Hemi was originally designed for NASCAR racing, where it did so well  it was banned, so obviously they could go the distance.    Maybe it was just a matter of availability?
  4. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Milliput users please help.   

    Not a car, but an example of what you can do with Milliput.  I made the pistol from aluminum tube, and the base was styrene sheet, but the rest was sculpted from Milliput.  THe Figure stands four and a half inche tall.

     
  5. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Milliput users please help.   

    You can shape Milliput like clay when it's soft. Just keep your fingers and tools damp to keep them from sticking.  Milliput is pretty tough once it's set, which is great if you want to make a fin or a sharp corner, but you can carve and sand it.
  6. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic I may be nuts,but...   

    I bin most of it, but I will save a little sprue, chop it up fine and add it to a bottle of liquid glue to use as filler.  I've also used it to make small parts  by putting it into heavy foil moulds.  I keep clear sprue and clear red sprue separate for making lenses.
  7. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic flathead supercharger   

    It has been done

  8. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B - The Old Italeri Kit After Some Improvements * * * Plus Tutorial: Better Treads for Styrene Tires (complete)   

    Very nice!  At first glance I thought it was a photo of the real thing.
  9. Richard Bartrop added a topic in General   

    Needs a little work...
    Think of it as extreme patina.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-41265294
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  10. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Chaparral car?   

    It's actually not a Chaparral, but a modern tribute car..  https://www.motorsport.com/roadracing/news/can-am-spec-car-revival-will-it-work-in-2015/
  11. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Harry Pristovnik   

    The '36 is definitely Monogram.   The AMT '36 is a roadster.    It's probably from Monogram's Early Iron series.

    The White '32 with black fenders looks like it might be MPC's Keep on Truckin' kit.


  12. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Harry Pristovnik   

    The white one at the top is a Stutz Bearcat kit first put out by MPC in the 70s, and the one  on the bottom looks like Bandai's Thomas Flyabout kit.  It might even be the Entex reissue.
  13. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Toyotas   

    Unfortunately, the MPC kit also had it on the right.

  14. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic Toyotas   

    Unfortunately, the MPC kit also had it on the right.

  15. Richard Bartrop added a post in a topic 1925 dodge   

    The MPC/AMT Lincoln chassis.  The engine is different, and the frame will need to be shortened, but the frame and axles look they're about the right shape.