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  1. lysleder added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    This morning I saw that my neighbor Ron's '40 Ford rod had frost on it.

  2. lysleder added a post in a topic What to do with a partial Revell 37 Ford street rod kit?   

    Since Ford used the same frame under several model years, you could do like me and drop the old monogram '36 body on it. It doesn't drop right on, but the track, wheelbase and shape of the frames are virtually identical. That won't make the finished product any closer to stock though..

  3. lysleder added a post in a topic Heller Citroen HY 1/24   

    Is that a clear driver's door with molded-in glass that I see? The infamous "French solutions" of car design extend even into the model car world. WooHoo.
    I wasn't going to buy any of these, but seeing the picture got me intrigued. I may end up owning one.
  4. lysleder added a post in a topic What's Coming in 2016?   

    For Heller kits, I see Stevens International import them, but they don't seem to carry the whole catalog. In 1/24 they only have the three E-types listed as "in stock", and the Ferguson listed but not available yet. So those at least, you should be able to have your LHS get for you.
    If nothing else, you can always do business directly with Heller itself,
  5. lysleder added a post in a topic What's Coming in 2016?   

    Heller is revitalized out of administration with a new owner and new management, and they are on a roll with new stuff coming out. Now, accurate predictions are hard to make, and especially about the future, but anyhow;
    For 2016 I think we will get the two announced Citroens, the HY van and the Mehari. Then we might get a new announcement of a Mehari kit spin-off. Since Heller's 2CV kit is fairly good, albeit simple, I would guess maybe a Citroen Ami is on cue.
    For re-issues I agree the BMW 328 is a good candidate,
    and so is the Alfa Romeo C6 1750 Zagato
    Talbot-Lago Record
    A variation of the Citroen B14. 
    Ditto for the Citroen C4 light truck
    Any one of the open-wheel race cars of the early 70's (Brabham BT33) unless those tools resides in the far east from having been released by Union and Renaissance.
    What RoG comes out with next is anybody's guess, but to follow up on their run of semi-old compact cars I would guess for an BMW 'neue klasse" i.e. 2002 turbo.
  6. lysleder added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    That's right!
  7. lysleder added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    I'm nothing special, in fact I'm a bit of a bore
    If I tell a joke, you've probably heard it before
    But I have a talent, a wonderful thing
    'Cause everyone listens when I start to sing
  8. lysleder added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    What I got today, I actually got quite a while ago. Uhm, no, correction - What I got today was a new project. One that I have been pondering for a while. Here's the story;
    About five years ago I picked up a LS Honda Accord over the counter at Dave's Hobby Shop, Freeport NY. Presumably new old stock, possibly secondhand sealed inside. Rough box, no decals and I paid $15.50 for it (!) The body looks reasonably proportioned, but the rest is not much to speak of. There is opening doors, a very rudimentary representation of an engine and the typical of the era electrical motor is also there. While on my recent vacation to my native Norway, I dug into my storage unit and retrieved my built-up full-detail Tamiya Prelude. Those kits are getting hard to find nowadays, so I will sacrifice / re-use the one I have. The plan is, as you might have guessed, to try to use the Prelude engine and chassis underneath the Accord body. Yes, yes I know that although the Accord and prelude are related cars, mine two represent different generations. This is the closest thing I can reasonably get my hands on, so this is how it will be. When the time comes. I just need to finish off some other projects first..


  9. lysleder added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    This is Scandanavian 101
    Flight from Hawaii coming out of the sun
    Kennedy, you should be in sight
    We can't see a thing here in the night
    Navigator says we're on the flight path
    There's no radio, no sign of life
    This is Sandanavian 101
    For Gods sake get the ground lights on!
  10. lysleder added a post in a topic name that movie car   

    It took a while, but you are correct. Troll Hunter it is!
  11. lysleder added a post in a topic Belkits   

    Thats great! I like Polos. I've yet to buy my first Belkits kit. I have been trudging circles trying to find a justification to spend the required amount for one of their Fiestas, the Polo is likely to come in the same category.
    When the Escort is released, that is when it will get really challenging!
  12. lysleder added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    That annoyed little EV is a THINK City. An ABS paneled aluminum structure that will set you back $25.000,- should you ever want one.
    The name of the class of vehicle is reason enough to get annoyed, don't you think? As if it is not bad enough to be only half a car, being less than half as useful as a real car, they had to name the class of vehicle something that leads the mind to think EWWW. I'd be annoyed too.
  13. lysleder added a post in a topic Could it be done (50/53 Cadillac)   

    So..  What is the situation, really? You were instructed by a friend to build a model of his new (used) car, or else what? Is it a commissioned build where you will get paid for all expenses and time used, or is it more like a strong encouragement for you to build yourself a model of his car? -For you to own and keep in your own collection of built models. 
    To answer you title question, most anything could be done when it comes to plastic scale models. 
    The tradeoff is in the field of accuracy vs time and money.  The Modelhaus kit will get you close ($103.00). Paint it a pale green, and it will look mostly right to everybody except you and your friend. If that is not good enough, then I think you should sit down and consider pros and cons with the whole thing.
    At any rate it is a good opportunity for you to grow as a modeller. Whattdayamean you're not a pro? Maybe you don't build models for a living, but the built-ups in your Fotki suggest that you are no less talented than most others. You can do it!
     If he is paying, let him make the decision of the value of a set of correct bumpers. For reworking and fitting of wrong-scale pieces (like Garage-Bill said), it will take time and effort. I do not know of any resin casters offhand, but you could try yourself. I have tried to cast some pieces at work, and it is not terribly difficult to get an somewhat acceptable result. And your castings would have to be cut and shaped and adjusted anyway so it doesn't matter if they are a little rough. I guess sourcing the goods could be challenging for you, but look around. I seem to remember leisure boat supply shops sometimes carry RTV rubber and casting resins. 
    For paint color, you could try to mix up some similar shade of green with model paints you have at hand. If you cannot get it close enough, check with your local body shop. I don't know if the service is widespread, but I remember back in the late nineties when I still lived in Norway, my friendly neighbourhood  collision repair business was able to mix up the correct shade of blue for my Opel and put it in a spray can for me.
    If he is not paying, then make it as accurate as YOU feel like. If it is your hobby, then it shouldn't be about keeping other people happy.
    Either way, good luck and keep us posted.
  14. lysleder added a post in a topic Stang-banger - MPC "Style"   

    I'll call it AWEFUL!  -  love it!