LaughingIndian

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About LaughingIndian

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  • Birthday 04/18/1957

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  • Scale I Build 1/12

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  • Location Western Mass.
  • Full Name Mike Nasuti

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  1. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    thanks Scott ... this (like your Bugatti) started as more excercise than display. I wanted to sharpen my detailing skills more than anything but got caught up in the historic significance of this car and ended up doing just about everything over twice or more to get things right or at least acceptable ...
    the induction hood took at least a dozen sessions and when "done" I found it too high and I'm not happy with it being so off the original ... but ... that design is so weird that I can live with it (although burnout is now a factor) ... the aero-engineering just didn't make sense in comparison with the car's design 
    anyways, thanks ... I gotta complete this project before planting season ...
     
     
  2. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Another Pocher Mercedes building. Cabrio Special.   

    Outstanding work Bo. That engine compartment is first rate!
     
    Cato, thanks for the link to Mr. Cox's site. I'm now one of his biggest fans ... he does to Pochers what I've dreamt of doing myself ... like an Allison in a RR ... someday
    until then, I have folks like Bo to help show the way ...
     
  3. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

     
    Thanks for the idea Case. I'll look into that ...
     
     
  4. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Plumbing just about complete

  5. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic How did we manage to survive?   

    lol ... I'm not going to argue for stupidity officer ... I deserve the harsh reprimand ... my point was that "modern" cars are overlooked for what they are and we take them for granted for what great machines they are.
    "Design" from the earlier eras was glitz that may get us nostalgic, but really was just superficial style ...
    but note: I did take a performance driving course, chauffeured VIPs, transported special vehicles for Lincoln in the NE region, haven't been ticketed since 1985, and most importantly, got a scratch from someone else in a parking garage as the only accident in decades of driving ... I may be stupid (and cool) but I'm not totally crazy. And I certainly wouldn't drive a 57 Belair like I would a new Chevrolet SS ...
     
     
  6. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic How did we manage to survive?   

     
    Y'all living in ole nostalgialand ... I drove cross-country  a few years ago with my wife and daughter in a ford svt contour, with luggage appropriate in weight for a wife and teenage daughter . Somewhere in Montana I set the cruise control (the little stick on the other side of the directional stick that you old farts leave on) to 105 and held the wheel with dry hands while in full conversation with the family who didn't realize I was going that much faster than the 80 mph limit ... I couldnt do that with my pop's 1968 galaxie 428 cop car without leaving the road surface ...
    nowadays, my wife drives an Infiniti with over 100 hp more than that svt and gets better gas mileage ... and looks a thousand times better than those "classic" cars ... from the inside 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  7. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic 78 Corvette Street Out Law   

    ... this is like watching a great movie. I can't wait for what's next but I want it to last a long time. 
    Thanks for the show BG ... beautiful build ...
     
     
  8. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    I'm going for Rally Red ... it's red but photographs orange. That's two squirts of base coat ... and I don't hold your complements against you as long as you know I'm not leading you on 
     
  9. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Thanks Tony.
    Having a go at the exhaust plumbing ...

     
  10. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic The First L-88   

    Slow but steady ...

  11. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   

    That looks great ... why the Vaseline?
    Do you want it to hold dust?
     
     
     
  12. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    Cato, your excellent design, methods, and execution are obviously apparent, but your mantra of "Get it right" is making me a better modeler ... bravo sir, and thank you.
     
     
  13. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Italari 1/12 Fiat Mefistofeles   

    I'm gonna miss this build ... I had my finger on the buy button ...
    but i understand your dilemma . I myself can only get an hour or two late night and usually mess up because of being over-tired ... so like a conceptual artist whose idea supersedes the product, I've become a conceptual modeler ... with amazing ideas 
    seriously, please don't give up posting this build ... even it it takes another season ...
     
  14. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    I just bookmarked your site Michael ... Wow.
     
  15. LaughingIndian added a post in a topic Pocher Ducati 1299 Panigale S 1/4   

     
    Open ... open!
     
    please