John Goschke

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  1. John Goschke added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Had these delivered to me at Super September Showdown on the 11th.
    Nice Johan '59 Caddy from Frank Tiewski. Brought it home and stripped it down. Not sure what I'm going to do with this one. What's nice about the original kits like this one is the much better chassis than was used on the Xel promo reissues. Thanks, Frank!


     
    And from Rod Rakos, two funky 59s. Rod got these along with a bunch similarly crazy period builds of similar quality. There are some good parts here as I needed the rear splash pan from the Buick in particular. Interestingly both models have intact '58 Pontiac steering wheels. Thanks, Rod!

  2. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Seville   

    Beautiful build; just about the nicest on I've seen from this kit!
  3. John Goschke added a post in a topic Late 40's Traditional '29 Ford Roadster on '32 Rails Update: 9/28   

    Outstanding engineering and craftsmanship, Dennis!
  4. John Goschke added a post in a topic Can anybody identify this   

    Wow! That is cool! Never seen one.
  5. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - New Body Fitted and Mocked   

    Wow! Very inspiring craftsmanship and some great ideas on this very cool little Pinto!
    Plastruct is another source for better styrene rod and strip than Evergreen.
  6. John Goschke added a post in a topic 56 Merc mild Kustom   

    Looks good! One of my favorite Watson cars!
  7. John Goschke added a post in a topic Carl Casper`s : Phonebooth: Finished Pictures   

    Amazing paint and detail!
  8. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 1958 Plymouth engine   

    Given the, ahem, "quality" of the rest of the kit that's a sensible solution.
  9. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 1958 Plymouth engine   

    Oh, OK.
    I thought the original question was what engine the lump in the kit was supposed to represent.
  10. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1990 BMW 850i   

    Nice work, Bill. A very crisp build that sits just right! And a true hardtop at that!
    Good luck with the Shelby/Mustang! You must really like Iacocca's glorified Falcon! ; )
  11. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 1958 Plymouth engine   

    The hot engine in the '58 Plymouth would've been the dual-quad "B" series 350 engine. It was available in all models including the Belvedere hardtop, though most often seen in the Fury.
    One source for this engine in 1/25th would be the 1970s Johan "USA Oldies" re-release of the '60 Desoto (and possibly the '62 Chrysler 300.) Though pretty simplified, it does have the proper oval air cleaners and the front-mounted distributor. In the Desoto it represents a 383, but externally (I think) the two engines are more or less identical. Just toss the alternator for a generator.
  12. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 1958 Plymouth engine   

    The engine in the kit mostly resembles the new-for-'58 350 wedge-head engine, but incorrectly has the distributor in the rear – it should be at the front.

    The 58 318 is a completely different engine that had the distributor at the rear. Both engines were available with dual fours.

    Just another reason why the AMT '58 Plymouth is a waste of plastic.
  13. John Goschke added a post in a topic Old Revell "H" part # kits   

    Being young and dumb at the time (1976) I was persuaded to build the '56 as a six cylinder BelAir in trade for a group of vintage builtups that included a '58 Ford. It wasn't fun, but I've still got the Ford!



    However, if like the original poster, I wanted to build a '55 hardtop I'd  seek out the more recent Revell kit based on the Monogram 1/25 convertible kit and which (to add to the confusion) is also available under the Monogram label! While this kit has its own problems it's currently the easiest route to a nice '55 hardtop...


     
     
     
  14. John Goschke added a post in a topic Frog/AMT 1968 Corvette, vintage kit   

    Beautiful build! And those wheels are very, very cool!
    I used to collect and build Frog model airplanes, and have several of their kits in AMT packaging. Love their stuff, all the way back to the "Penguins" and the original "Flies Right Off the Ground" (FROG) fighter!
  15. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT '32 Ford Street Rod Box Art Build.   

    Beautiful job, Ron! Nice work applying those original decals – even when they're usable they're not always easy to work with!
    One of my favorite kits!