John Goschke

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  1. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 1/20 Speed Kit Rev 'n' Roll Models   

    If it gets the kids interested, I guess that's a good thing, though it looks like they're using a very loose definition of 1/20th "scale."
    I developed my passion for model cars as a kid playing with PMC, AMT, and Johan friction models and soon hated any toy that didn't look realistic. Especially Tootsietoys and Japanese tin, and anything with exaggerated proportions ("But Grandmaaaahh, it doesn't LOOK like a Ford Fairlane!") Doubt I would've gone for these. However, I suspect I was the exception among most kids – don't remember any other "rivet-counting" brats in the neighborhood!
    Speaking of rivet counting, how great would it have been if they'd used the tooling dollars on a correct body for the '58 Plymouth kit?! Might've even had money left over for a '57!
  2. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '29 Model A Roadster 2'n'1   

    Yeah, it's August!  Where's my roadster?
    May have to break my long standing habit, and actually do an out of the box build of a NEW  kit when it arrives, instead of setting it aside to work on something released before 1962!
  3. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1960 Chevy El Camino   

    Wow! I love this! Beautifully smooth fade painting.
  4. John Goschke added a post in a topic 65 Mercury   

    Nice work! Your detail painting is especially well done.
  5. John Goschke added a post in a topic Started Lindbergs 25 Ford Tall T   

    I haven't built that kit, but that T-bird engine looks like the 401hp, 390 that's in the ex-AMT '34 Ford pickup kit. Interesting that they made it an option for this re-issue of the old Lindberg "T" kit.
    How much does it interfere with the frame? If it's not too much you might be able to reshape the frame rail a bit and the starter and bellhousing a bit to relieve the conflict. Work slowly, trimming a little, then test fit, trim some more, fit again, and so on.
    If it interferes a lot you're probably better off with the kit flathead, and customize it with some flathead speed parts from another kit.
    Keep in mind that that tri-power 390 would've been a brand new engine in '61, so it would've been an expensive choice for a backyard rod builder at the time. However, if you're thinking of your rod as a pro-built show car that somebody invested some dollars in, then the latest super stock Ford engine would've had real impact on the show floor!
  6. John Goschke added a post in a topic IH Scout Pro Touring   

    Great work! Proof positive that the proper wheel and tire choice and the right stance can make any vehicle look cool!
     
     
  7. John Goschke added a post in a topic '60 Ford F-100: Hacking Away at an eBay Find!   

    Correct, Chris. The Chevy and Ford truck kits used these rims, as well as the '60 Vette and T-birds. These are from a T-bird.
  8. John Goschke added a post in a topic '60 Ford F-100: Hacking Away at an eBay Find!   

    Thanks, guys!
  9. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1975 AMC Gremlin Street Freak / Gasser   

    Uh... Wow! Very impressive workmanship on this project! Definitely going to be the baddest Gremlin on the planet!
  10. John Goschke added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '60 Ford F-100: Hacking Away at an eBay Find!
    A few months ago I finally lucked on to an affordable built-up AMT '60 Ford pickup on eBay. The day it arrived I stripped the decals and junk off, gave it a scrubbing, and started chopping it down from the kit's 118" wheelbase, 8' bed configuration to my preferred 110' wheelbase, 6.5' bed. Took a couple evenings of work, but I managed to get to this mockup stage before jumping back on other projects. Check it out...
    Two shots from the auction listing: pretty typical build, but fortunately not painted, and not too much of a glue bomb! No engine, compact 13" wheels up front for a "rubber rake."

    Here she is shortened up. Eight scale inches out of the chassis and out of the front of the bed after cutting it away from the cab. 10 scale inches out of the rear of the bed, just in front of the stake pockets (easier cutting there.) A piece of 1/32" ABS cut to match the rear inside bed wall reinforces the join at the rear of the bed. The bed floor was also cut eight scale inches in front and 10 in back.

     
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  11. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1960 Ford Starliner.   

    Another in your succession of consistently outstanding builds! It's always a pleasure seeing your work.
    Looking at this new-tool kit built up makes me wonder if the time I've invested in two unfinished original '60 Ford annual kit-based builds was worth it!
     
  12. John Goschke added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    Interesting info, Steve. Thanks. I don't think I've seen enough '61 Electras to have taken note of that two-tone treatment, and have always preferred the proportions of the Invicta and LeSabre series.
  13. John Goschke added a post in a topic AMT 1969 Chevelle   

    Great work! The taillights are very convincing – very ingenious solution.
  14. John Goschke added a post in a topic What's Next? Follow up.   

    Glad the Buick won the poll!
    Don't know if it helps, but more than a few '61 Buicks were two-toned like this. If I remember correctly they had the primary color on the rear panel.

  15. John Goschke added a post in a topic 1953 Ford Victoria   

    Such a clean build! Wow!