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John Goschke

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  1. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1962 Chrysler Resurrection   

    Looking forward to your makeover on this beauty, Ron!  I like the idea of the matching Newport & 300 duo!
  2. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 1956 Ford Victoria beater   

    Excellent weathering!  Looks like one of those sun-bleached Arizona cars.  Up here in Pennsylvania that car would have a lot more rust and rot!
  3. John Goschke added a post in a topic Dream garage.   

    Outstanding!  Excellent photography as well!
  4. John Goschke added a post in a topic Got These at the Mid-Atlantic NNL   

    Good deals!  I picked up a real nice '61 Starliner for a really reasonable price at the same show, along with a set of resin kidney bean Halibrand wheels with tires from the folks at Historic Racing Miniatures.
     
  5. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Sedan custom Built in 1962!   

    Very cool!  I think you need to clone it to go with the original hood!
  6. John Goschke added a post in a topic Polystyrene packaging and tyres   

    Vinyl tires are the enemy of polystyrene packing peanuts, chips, and kit parts. Generally the softer the tire the more likely they are to adversely effect styrene.
    Further discussion here... http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/122957-why-havent-the-model-companies-addressed-the-problem-with-tire-melt/
  7. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 32 Ford Roadster Gluebomb   

    Nice work making something very cool from such unpromising raw material!
  8. John Goschke added a post in a topic Krazy Kuda paint chip code FINISHED   

    Amazing work!
  9. John Goschke added a post in a topic Why haven't the model companies addressed the problem with tire melt ?   

    Room temperature. Here they are when I first got them. I put them, along with the custom Lancer caps from the Impala kit, on this AMT '60 T-bird using old AMT wheel backs and wire axles. I had to wrap some additional styrene strip around the wheel backs to get the tires to fit. Within several weeks the tires had softened the edges of the wheel backs enough that the tires would not stay on and the edges of the whitewall inserts were softened and distorted.

  10. John Goschke added a post in a topic Why haven't the model companies addressed the problem with tire melt ?   

    In spite of the fact that I build mostly old kits where dealing with tire melt damage is often an issue, the worst case of melt I've seen is from a more recent kit.
    This little horror show came from a 2009 issue of the Revell-ogram '59 Impala hardtop.
    The styrene inserts are from the same plastic as the rest of the kit and they are now the consistency of chewy caramel. It's a shame the tires are so toxic because otherwise they're really nice!

  11. John Goschke added a post in a topic '58 Fairlane 500 Semi-Custom! Rescue from the Shelf of Doom! Full Body Transplant!   

    Now that I'm calling the '58 Impala ragtop finished I've returned to this neglected project thanks to an eBay find with a very clean body. Clean, except for the chipped fins and damage to the front bumper and fender and the ancient green hobby enamel which I was able to pull off with masking tape! For the moment I'm digging that natural ivory & white two-tone!

    Here's a little step-by-step on the fin repair. The original plan was to use spare custom fins from another old kit but once the fins were notched for the graft I realized the custom pieces were too thin.

    Plan B came into play when I looked at the original '58 kit chassis and realized the rear corners would provide another source for the donor bits. Because I'm using a '59 Ford chassis for the actual build, cutting up the original chassis won't be a problem.

    After cutting the end of the new pieces at a rough angle, they were superglued in place. The right angle notch makes a very firm joint.  A trusty #11 blade was used to carve the grafted pieces closer to the final shape...

    Once the new tips were carved close enough to the final shape, I used flat, elliptical, and round section files to get the final contour. Though the stock '58 Ford fins had a more rounded tip, I think it might be cool to retain these sharper tips for my custom. Next will be finish sanding the grafted fins followed by quite a bit of mold line cleanup and accurizing body shapes and window molding details and removing all those nice, crisp emblems. But no nasty scratch or glue damage repair from skirts or other custom junk!

  12. John Goschke added a post in a topic Wild Grape Pearl 1970 Challenger Stripe Delete   

    Great job, Andy!  Your work is always an inspiration and it's great to see something from your bench!
    Hope you're doing well!
  13. John Goschke added a post in a topic CLOUD MIST GRAY 40   

    Nice!  Great stance and excellent color choice.
     
  14. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT Sock-it-to-Me Corvette MSP: chassis engineering part two, April 26   

    Wow, this is cool! How did I manage to miss it till now?!