lysleder

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
    http://thinkev.leftbankcompanies.com/
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. lysleder added a post in a topic Stang-banger - MPC "Style"   

    I'll call it AWEFUL!  -  love it!
  5. lysleder added a post in a topic Hit songs that are actually covers (that nobody knows are covers)   

    This one too then, is a cover that was covered before there was an original.
    Katrina and the waves wrote the song, then let the Bangles record and release it before doing so themselves a few years later.
    And yes, that is the late Leonard Nimoy in the Bangles video.
     
     
  6. lysleder added a post in a topic Your Favorite Automotive Logo   

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

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

    Doesn’t matter what you see
    Or into it what you read
    You can do it your own way
    If it’s done just how I say
  9. lysleder added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    Zarana-X (Jason)
    Judas Priest - Breaking the law.
    You are correct!
    I choose not to use the quote feature, it gets too messy.
  10. lysleder added a post in a topic 3 Aoshima 1/32 Tuner Kits   

    The name Sileighty is an amalgamation of the names of two different cars. The Nissan Silvia which is a coupe bodystyle, and the Nissan 180 which is more of a a fastback bodystyle. Although these two cars look fairly different, they are closely related - to the point that all the sheetmetal and trim from a Silvia will bolt right onto the unibody structure of a 180. While still technically being a 180, a vehicle that has undergone this treatment will appear to be Silvia up front and 180 at the back. Thus, it will commonly be referred to as a "Sileighty". As I understand this conversion was kind of common among car enthusiasts in Japan at some time. 
    And yes, one such car appears in the Manga (Japanese comic books) series Initial D. If you don't know it already, you might want to give it a look. It is rather silly and whatnot, but I enjoyed it enough to collect some 10-15 books of it.
  11. lysleder added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    jb, I'd say your black "something old" looks an awful lot like Galaxie LTD's new '47 Chevy coupe. 
    No guess on the green pickup though..
  12. lysleder added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    I miss the ability to edit my own posts. And it would be good if the "recent post merging" could be optional.
  13. lysleder added a post in a topic Name That Tune....   

    I want a perfect body, I want a perfect soul,
    I want you to notice when I'm not around.........
      Radiohead - Creep
    Please don't ask no questions 
    And I won't tell you lies 
    Diggin' in the dirt 
    Only gonna hurt 
  14. lysleder added a post in a topic Need ideas...   

    Once a long time ago, I saw a customized '59 Cadillac in a car magazine. It was not a featured car, but but pictured as a participant in an outdoor show. Never seen it before or since, but the image burned into my brain and stayed with me. (I believe it was in the Swedish "Wheels" magazine sometime in the '90s reporting on an american show)  Yes it was lowered, and yes it was chopped, but what really got me was the roofline. It had a somewhat flatter roof, with a fairly flat rear window and proper sail panels (Is that what it is called? Thick C-pillars.). Try to imagine the roof of an '65 Impala grafted on. Keep the windshield though. It worked really well, and the flatter more angular roof did away with the "inflated" look of the greenhouse without being too foreign looking. Actually it looked more at home than the original roof.  I've wanted to build one like that ever since. 
    I don't think I would do too much with the rest of the body. The styling of a '59 Cad is outrageous enough in my book. If anything you could try to remove the Eldorado trim, that is - the large expanse of chrome going from the A-pillar and back along the body, and by the rear bumper doubles back and goes forward all the way to the front wheel - remove that. Then paint it in a nice Candy blue.
    For interior I could suggest using the button tuft interior from AMT's '62 Custom Catalina, only because I like that style. Keep the Caddy dash but use the transparent Pontiac steering wheel.
    I do not know what to do for rolling stock. It is a big car, and it needs big wheels. The stock ones look good though. You could always check out the ones provided with Revell's 48 Ford, or 49 Mercury customs, but I'm afraid they will be a little on the small side. I agree with you on not wanting to go modern big, but I don't think you should go smaller than stock either.
    Hope this helps.