Ok I'll be catching up in here. It's been a long while since I've done anything aviation related so it was really difficult to decide on what I'm going to do for an ice breaker for the last few months. I bounced back and forth from Ta-152 to an Fw190 D series to a 190 A series to finally .........this:
A Hase offering of the 234:
I bought two of these because every time I start hackin' on a build for detail add ons like cockpits or engine displays or anything like that I have inherent problem of messing something up along the way to the point of being unrepairable so I just head it off at the pass with a spare parts kit. I don't know when exactly I'll get started on this bad boy as I still have to finish up my '54 Chevy Panel Wagon that I'm building in the Auto section.
Thanks Randy. I'm slowly making my way back towards getting the door re-installed. I'm fairly close to having this one done I think but I just don't want to get "finishitis" and hurry through the last of it. Updates coming soon.
I'm glad to see a lot of the bantering gone as well. This has got to be my favorite forum to visit so I safeguard that by staying away from opinion based threads. More often than not somebody gets rubbed the wrong way and it all seems to go down hill from there. Like Richard, I usually stay in the "On the Workbench" and "Under Glass" sections. I will, on occasion, join or run a Community Build but that's about it.
Thanks Dan, Jeremy, Greg and Carl. Greg: I've got the fix under way already but that's not a bad idea. Carl: On HELL no!! If that were to happen I think I'd lose it. Naw really....that part is still ok.
Thanks Jeremy. I'm moving past the last obstacle. I've stripped the paint job, replaced and relocated the hinge on the door and have primed and repainted the door trim panel. I've also added a filler/ seal strip at the rear of the flooring so that you can't see through the floor at the body/ floor joint at the end of the flooring. Additions to the interior include an issue of Hot Rod magazine on the coffee/ TV table and a pair of John Lennon sunglasses that I applied chrome BMF to the lenses on. Sorry....you just can't be too cool when you're builin' a street rod.
I've got a Malibu wagon body that Perry's is casting right now. It's going to take you somewhere in the neighborhood of about 6 or so months for him to get to it (and that's just the way it is I'm finding) so patience is your friend. He is hard to get a hold of but from what I understand he takes a lot of pride in his work and turns out a good product. Right now from what he says, it looks like he's unsure of what he wants to do with his business as he seems to have a lot on his plate.