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  • Location Long Island, New York
  • Full Name O. Larsen

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  1. lysleder added a post in a topic What makes you decide to "curb-side" a model?   

    I do detail paint the underside of my models. I do not have to meet a production goal or a deadline with my models, so they just take the time they take. To think of it, I have never skipped the engine (if provided) either. Some of my engines are detailed, some are not - but they are all properly painted. As for the undercarriage, my approach is that if they bothered to put the detail in the kit, then I should paint the detail accordingly. I haven't thought it over all that well, but I figure it comes down to getting the most out of the money I spent buying the kit. Or getting it as good as it can be without getting into adding stuff. Not to mention going through the motions just for the exercise for the sake of keeping the skills up. (That doesn't really make sense either, but go figure).
  2. lysleder added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    New variation on ICM's model T a 1912 C-cab
    Link to Icm's web site:  http://www.icm.com.ua/news/502-model-t-1912-light-delivery-car.html
    Looks just as good as the previous ones!
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  3. lysleder added a post in a topic Sedan Deliveries   

    Why, but you all seem to have forgotten about Heller's Mercedes 170V.
    It was last released some ten - fifteen years ago, so it might be a challenge to find one nowadays. Sweet kit though.
  4. lysleder added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    I am trying to hold back on making investments in even more plastic, but a man's got to do what a man's got to do.
    I am on the fence about the Honcho. I have the "Pink Poison" issue in the stack, but are not likely to get around to building it. - But that snowmobile looks very tempting. And I have been wanting the High Rollers to come back, so one of the GMCs are on the shopping list. It is not the Chevelle, but I'm still very much happy to see it coming back
    Now, does anybody want to place bets wether that camouflage job is supplied as decals or not?
  5. lysleder added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT '39 Wagon Rod
    It looks as if this one is coming out again.  I for me am happy, although others might be more indifferent to the news.
    I find it funny though, that Round2 lists one of the selling points as; "Great engine and drivetrain parts for kit bashing ".
    As if they think the kit is not attractive enough in it's own right.
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  6. lysleder added a post in a topic What's next in the Revell '32 Ford line ?   

    What's next, what's next? I hope for a Vicky. But then again I side with the ones who suggest a variety of the rat roaster will be next. I for me, don't really mind the injected windsor 302. If anything I could see it replaced with the newer modular OHC V8, but that's just me. - Not likely to happen. 
  7. lysleder added a post in a topic Favorite Revell '32 Ford   

    Even though I have finished a five and a three window coupe, I have a hard time choosing a favorite.

    They all have something going for them. If anything, I can say that I'm probably least attracted to the tudor..
  8. lysleder added a post in a topic Stalinetz 65 crawler   

    Holy macaroni!
    What IS that thing? A tractor or bulldozer or something? - And you are working in paper? All respect to you! I couldn't do that even if I wanted to. Keep us posted though.
  9. lysleder added a post in a topic Thundershift 500, Need Cars   

    I am pretty certain most any Hot Wheels or Matchbox will work on this track, as long as they are of a reasonable size and configuration. 
    Please let us know how it goes.
  10. lysleder added a post in a topic F 85 goblin parasite fighter 1/72   

    Yes, this one looks more familiar to me. I had the pre upgraded-issue w/photoetched winglets (iIrc) and cart-mount brackets.  The thick winglets and lack of pitot tube on your model threw me off. You are a better man than me. You finished not just one, but two. Whereas I stalled at applying the metal finish.
  11. lysleder added a post in a topic F 85 goblin parasite fighter 1/72   

    Cool model!
    Which kit is this one? I started and almost finished a 1/72 MPM kit about 15 years ago, but this one seems to a different kit. I usually don't build war planes, but this one is so totally bonkers I just had to give it a go.
  12. lysleder added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    The Foose cab in the picture is missing the separate roof panel part. What you see is basically the top side of the headliner, so to speak. The whole thing looks wider though, compared to the old Revell. At least in that picture
  13. lysleder added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford FD-100 Pickup   

    Aand we have a winner!
    The winner is first and foremost myself, because I wanted a kit of this truck and I voted for it to be made. - And now I have one! It looks good too!

    The engine hole is not as bad those from back in the stone age of things, and looks as if it can easily be filled if need be.

    One of the great features of this kit is something I have been wanting for a long time. Different size wheels of the same design and with rubber to match! The different size rollers we have been served in other kits have (almost) always had same diameter wheels. Different width yes, but same diameter, and then those would be fitted with different height tires. This always bugged me  because due to the different aspect ratio of the tires, the rims in the larger tyre would visually appear to be smaller than the one in the smaller tyre. Not anymore though. This kit has them right!
    I am excited about this. Please do inform me if I am actually late to the party, and the other Foose kits have been equipped so for a long time now

  14. lysleder added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Ford FD-100 Pickup   

    Interesting engineering choices alright! Like the metal axle through the engine. I'm not going to make too much noise about it,, but I have to say I thought they stopped doing that years ago. It seems to look fairly clean and concealed in this truck, but then again - it seems wrong somehow.
    I'm sure somebody is going to have a cow about it. Bring out the popcorn!
  15. lysleder added a post in a topic Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017, Few More Pic's Added.   

    Very interesting indeed. It looks as if these kits are all curbside though. Possibly with the exception of the Lancia. Is there any information on detail level of these ones.