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About Evil72gto

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  • Birthday 04/10/1978

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  • Location Tyngsboro Mass
  • Full Name Brian Connell

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  1. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags   

    Thanks to all who have looked & commented! More to come very soon.
  2. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags   

    New upper and lower control arm's for the drivers side.

  3. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags   

    I was not happy with the wheel spindles from the corvette kit I was using!! So I am now using the front spindles from the Revell 41 Willys kit that I am modifying to look more realistic than what they supply in the kit. I will make extensions where the ball joints would be so I can get it to the ride hight I want. The wheel spindle on the right is the stock kit part & the left 1 is shaved down to the profile I want. 

  4. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags   

    I scratch built the door panels & used parts of the mustang door panels. I also removed the gas tank from behind the seat. & cut the headrest off the mustang seats & added seat belt hardware & controls for the seats. More updates to come.

  5. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags   

    That what I am going for!!!  lol
  6. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags   

    Made new upper & lower control arm's. & made the air tank & mount for the air tank & compressors.

  7. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags   

    Finished shaving  the fire wall.
  8. Evil72gto added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Moebius 1969 Ford F100 on airbags
    Started work on the new Moebius/Modelking 1969 F100 the day it hit the store. I am kit bashing it with the 2006 Mustang GT H kit from revell. I am using the motor , trans & seats from the Mustang kit as well as part of the door panels. The door panels are other wise scratch built using evergreen sheet stock. It has some Corvette parts from a revell kit as well but only 5. At the moment I am using the upper & lower control arm's from the C5 R kit (this setup may change) & the master cylinder from another corvette kit. I have modified the frame & the suspension to add airbags front & rear. It sites on the frame!!! It has a custom Ford 9 inch out back. Rear roll pan made from evergreen stock. It will have a 4 link in the rear that will be made from evergreen rod. The bridge is made from evergreen stock as well. I cut the gas tank out of the cab & filled the hole with evergreen sheet stock. I have shaved the fire wall & cut a hole for the radiator to mount in. The front bumper will be left off & I filled in the holes for the front bumper with evergreen. Any questions about the build just ask.

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  9. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Testors bottle paint issues   

    There is a big differences between the testors square bottles and MM according to testors!!. ( Testors supposedly grinds the resin for the MM paints finer than there standard square bottles. ) & If you paint like I do by using the paint that is in the lid of the jar after you have mixed them & then use there standard brush cleaner to thin the paint that has thickened up in the lid while you are painting & then when you have finished painting you put the lid back on the jar with that thinned out paint it contaminates the paint in the jar over many times of doing this causing the paint to turn into a rubbery mess about 1/2 way through a jar. ( Testors has formulated there paint in such a way that unless you use there airbrush thinner in there paints they will go bad before you use it all. ) I will only use there air brush thinner for any & all brush painting & thinning in the lid of the jar when I use MM or there small bottles. There airbrush thinner is more expensive than there brush cleaner so I buy the big red can that is a full 8oz @ $9.98 instead or the smaller glass jar that is only 1 & 3/4oz @ $6.20. & I will put the thinner in a smaller jar or clean out an old empty paint or thinner bottle for brush cleaning & thinning. For years I was only getting through about 1/2 a jar of all my MM paints before they turned to rubber in the jar because I was just using there brush cleaner in the lid of the paint jar.  Not that it matters much but I have worked in a LHS for the last 15 years (Yes dream job) & have had this as a complaint from many customers over the years. & testors was sold to RPM corporation 6 years ago or more and they have changed the formula for all there paint a few times over the years. I hope this helps everyone who reads this.
  10. Evil72gto added a post in a topic Air bubbles in Alumilite resin   

    You can try what I did to solve that problem. Gloss coat your master before you make your mold. A glossy surface tends to let the rubber flow over the part better then if it was a flat or a semi gloss finish on the part. With the gloss coated part there is less surface tension for the rubber to try to flow around giving you a better finished part in the end. When you pour your resin into the mold it tends to flow into all the areas of the mold that you normally get air bubbles in. And also using a mold release will help a lot. Molds release helps to get the resin to flow better into the mold as well. I hope this helps I have been casting parts now for the better part of 10 years.
  11. Evil72gto added a post in a topic 1969 Camaro   

    Thanks again. I will try & post some pic's of the engine it's wired & plumed.
  12. Evil72gto added a post in a topic 1969 Camaro   

    The hood hinges are from the AMT 66 nova kit. With the kit spring removed & replaced with N scale train coupler springs. You can get them from a well stocked hobby shop that deals in N scale trains. You can get the springs in a coupler spare parts pack. The part # for the kit is 1029 & it's from Micro Trians. It has other pieces in the package like small screws & at least a dozen springs in the package & some other stuff you could use for other things. I used photo etched washers from model car garage for the pivot points. If anyone want to know more just ask. & thanks for looking.
  13. Evil72gto added a post in a topic 1969 Camaro   

    Thanks Guys!!!
  14. Evil72gto added a topic in Under Glass   

    1969 Camaro
    This is a revell 69 Camaro with the hood from the 69 SS snap kit & parts from the 69 Nova. The 3 different sets of wheels are held on with magnets. The magnets are attached to the front & rear ends with CA. & behind each wheel there is a washer to hold them in place. I painted this kit with Tamiya TS14 black rite out of the can! Then I polished it with Meguiars # 7 show car glaze. The trim is all BMF. The photo etch is all model car garage. I holowed out the back side of the grill with a dremel tool.

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  15. Evil72gto added a topic in Welcome! Introduce Yourself   

    Hello from Massachusetts
    Hello to you all. I am new to the forum( but I have been lurking here for some time). I have been building models for 27 years now. But I never seem to finish much of what I start!! So I hope to finish more this year then I have in the last 3 years. The only thing I have completed over the last 3 years has been a 1969 Camaro from revell that I will try & post some pictures of soon. That's all for now.
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