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  1. jbwelda added a topic in On The Workbench   

    32 Zipper Roadster, another little thing i have been visualizing lately
    some of this stuff was originally meant for one project or another but by osmosis and the theory of proximity, a seed was borne.
    accu-pro "Zipper" 32 ford roadster, surplus amt XR-6 chassis narrowed and augmented, MT Tempest 4 with Weber carbs on custom hemi head, wheels and tires from Revell Parts Pack and Revell deuce of some sort, running gear mostly from same Revell deuce with Reps and Mins of Maryland competition 9" rear end. photos show rough quick mockup but will sit closer to the ground fore and aft and front will practically drag on the weeds. don't know what I will do with interior but simple bench seat and Mexican blanket might do, paint tinted primer for NNL West but then Tamiya deep blue metallic with some blue clear coat. or something.
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  2. jbwelda added a post in a topic 1/8 Ford GT40 engine   

    thanks, the cast aluminum valve covers got to be great. any idea on price? I am thinking it must be 200 US$ plus for the engine. how about for the 1/24 Maseratis?
    jb
     
  3. jbwelda added a post in a topic Is there a difference in Revell Ferrari 458 kits?   

    if they are the same, why does one box (AG) say 111 parts and the other (USA) say 118+ parts?
    jb
  4. jbwelda added a post in a topic 1/8 Ford GT40 engine   

    I wonder what those cost (the 1/24 cars too) and what the level of work required is. if its anything like TDR stuff, I would pass, way too much work involved just in smoothing parts to something even close to real life textures (despite what they claim). any idea on how the kit(s) actually come or their cost?
     
    well at least image posting from url seems to work now.
    couldn't read the german, but looks like this is 3D printed? again I wonder what the texture is like and whether there are parallel lines of material all through all the parts. certainly looks kool when done though.
    jb
     
  5. jbwelda added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I been there and done that. and if you are saying "love it or leave it", you first, star, I stopped playing that game during Vietnam.
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  6. jbwelda added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    I didn't notice that post was from 2014, I would have bet it was answered within ten minutes of posting
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  7. jbwelda added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I would rather see twenty humans die than one lion. call me a sociopath, but that's the reality of todays world. and that dentist was not an innocent bystander. he is an idiot who thinks shooting animals with a bow and arrow is heroic even when it takes forty hours to track and finally kill his target...with a rifle. he is an excellent candidate for being on the receiving end of a similar hunt. you line him up and I will shoot the arrow. those guides were doing the little they can to make a living, that jerkoff was paying a fortune for the privilege of slaying an innocent animal, one of few left in the world. blaming the guides is just scapegoating, the dentist knew and encouraged them to do what they did so he could get his blood trophy. screw him.
    and now evidently the lions brothers and sisters are either dead or in danger of being killed. someones got to pay and I don't mean mere money.
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  8. jbwelda added a post in a topic No Photos, No fun,   

    it aint rocket science man, press the "choose files" text below your reply box, go through your file system to find the photo you want to post, click on it and it will be uploaded here.
    yeah we like fun here in California, one life brah, don't blow it.
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  9. jbwelda added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    so no one here even recognizes rolling stones million seller lyrics? but you know Boy George and his marginal little pop pap?
     
    lets call this song exactly what it is, its a funky and low down feeling: rock steady baby probably by Aretha franklin
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  10. jbwelda added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    you better watch out with that ad blocker stuff. most of it is Trojan horse based and soon your system will be at its knees. if you paid for it its probably ok but freeware like that is crawling with viri that you just invited home with you. often you will get a ransom note via email offering to "sell"  you a key that will remove it. that is generally virus loaded as well. its a jungle out there.
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  11. jbwelda added a post in a topic 41 Willys...something i am working on   

    now that you brought it up its bugging me. 
    the problem is, if i trim off the bottom of the body then it will need to be channeled pretty much the same amount it is now, which means another 6" or so of channeling (1/4 inch in 1:24). which means, i think, that the rollcage will not fit up inside the cab and THAT isn't going to be easy to fix.
    right now the main problem i have is the rollcage is slightly too wide to fit past the fender recesses i built. i just spent some time filing the outer edges of the rollcage and i think just a little more manhandling, uh, work, and i will be able to slip the cab over the cage. i do believe i have about a quarter inch of headroom in there above the cage and it would actually look better deeper up into the top, so maybe it will work out. sure gives me something to think about tonite! and i think i will visit the car tomorrow with a tape measure and figure out exactly what needs to be done. about time Dennis saw his model anyway.
    thanks again! no, seriously, thanks again!
    oh and thanks for the compliment but the truth is you overestimate me. bodywork is art, doing that chassis stuff is just mechanics. i am much more a mechanic than an artist! getting curves round and lines straight...not my forte!
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  12. jbwelda added a post in a topic 41 Willys...something i am working on   

    all those photos are of the same truck, but what you brought up does make me look at the body closer...appears to me maybe not sectioned so much as the part under the bottom door line has been hacked off and the body channeled over the frame (that part is for sure, it is definitely channeled like crazy to get the body down that close to the ground.
    i will have to investigate that...not sure at this point whether i would change horses in midstream, i already told him its not going to be exact, more like an impression of his 1:1, for one thing its going to be a whole lot neater and cleaner! its a race car, not a show car after all. but if i can trim the bottom without messing anything up too much i might do that. the body is still pretty much raw except for my firewall/corner constructions. thanks for pointing that out.
    when i started thinking about this car, i had only seen it from the street while passing by. i figured it was a basic gasser, drop front axle but mostly stock underneath. one or other of the available kits and a little kitbashing and it would be done. was soon to find out otherwise so here i am. for instance, had never done a rollcage like that and just figuring his layout out was a major chore, but like a lot of things, take things one at a time and it comes clear eventually.
    but as a giveaway, I am hoping to not have to make a career out of it, know what i mean? so if its a little off but still presents a decent image from a ways away, I think I will be happy. and i KNOW dennis will be happy, he is already pretty impressed with what he has seen. he started to assemble that Revell kit some years ago to make a kinda replica, but never got very far with it, too busy winning with his 1:1.
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  13. jbwelda added a post in a topic 41 Willys...something i am working on   

    >Curious why you went with a risen cab?
    well the cab in the kit was pretty well known for its non-accurate features like the rear window, the grille mouth and maybe the side trim, maybe the roof height, etc, so i bought one of those resin cabs some time ago and it was sitting around waiting to be used. my friends prototype has a glass nose, but a metal stock body and it resembles that more than the kit one did but there is one glaring problem: the resin body has a horizontal character line that isn't on my friends car so i am not sure what i am going to do about that...i might leave it as that is how a stock body should look i think but i am very tempted to shave it off. will see when the bodywork phase gets more serious
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  14. jbwelda added a post in a topic 41 Willys...something i am working on   

    heres what i started with:
    two base kits, turns out i am using precious little out of either of them...the starting basis for the chassis and the rear fenders, and the hood with the blower scoop hole filled in:

     
    and here was the preliminary layout of the parts i planned on using. Note it is a Drag City resin cast cab that i cut the fenders and nose off of, scratched up a firewall and inner panels, and molded the hood from one or the other of those kits onto it after i had filled the original hole for the blower scoop, to resemble my friends prototype...that scoop you see on top of the hood is really just mounted to the top of the hood...i will have to make some holes to feed my scoop once that is all decided. also note i made my own pickup bed, two of em at this point, to replace that kit one and likewise the floorboard. so, essentially, not much of what you see here made it unscathed into the build so far.

     
    comments or questions or even criticisms encouraged! thanks for looking!
    jb
     
  15. jbwelda added a post in a topic No Photos, No fun,   

    its not really like you (well...I anyway) cannot post photos. I know of two ways. one is to use the choose files option in the lower left under the reply box. that takes you to a window into your file system and you can post pics that way, but they are attached and they are using MCM storage space since you have uploaded them to this site.
    the other way is to use img html tags of the form [ i m g ]  [ / i m g ] (but remove the spaces i put in there). the trick here seems, for me anyway, to assemble a string of the img tags with your url of the photo you want to post in an external editor and then paste the entire string into the reply box. lets see if that still works:

     
    kind of a pain but it does work. others have better luck but that's what i have found works for me. the actual url feature behind the "insert other media" button below needs to be made to work but evidently the software guys say next release...which is funny because it worked for me last week.
    hope that helps
    jb