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Straightliner59

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  • Location Arvada, CO
  • Full Name Daniel Himmel

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  1. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic 1975 NHRA Modified Production '70 Malibu   

    Thank you, Brian! That could take a while. It won't be for a lack of trying, though!
     
  2. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic 33/36 Coupe   

    I think I knew that, but had forgotten! I couldn't tell they were open, in the photos with the hood sides taped in place, so I thought you'd cut them open, yourself!
     
  3. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic 1975 NHRA Modified Production '70 Malibu   

    Been a while since I updated this thread. That's mainly because I was struggling with how I was going to do the cowl; In the meantime, I finished up a couple of projects that were close to complete. Those are now posted on the Drag Racing Models thread/board. I digress. A friend suggested the cowl from AMT's '68 El Camino. Bingo! It's now cut to size. I think I am going to clean it all up (no need for wipers on a MP racer!), open the grilles and install some sheet to replicate the duct/plenum, beneath. I've also cemented strip to the edges of the hood, to replace the kerf from removing it from the body. I'll remove the heater and wiper motor from the firewall, as well--again, no need for that stuff on a race car! I'll also install the Cowl Induction scoop from AMT's '70 Chevelle (thanks, Rusty Shackleford! Good call!). Not a ton of physical progress, but, progress nonetheless. The Revell hood will need to be thinned considerably, but, it appears that the hood will nestle beautifully between the fenders, once it's cleaned up.






  4. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic 33/36 Coupe   

    Diggin' this. The louvers look great! Nice job with them!
  5. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Gasser class designations   

    That depends a lot on the builder. For me, it's very important, because I am completely anal-retentive about such things!grin It's so easy to figure it out, too. I just "Google" "Curb weight of (insert make/model here), then divide by the displacement of the engine I'm using. Done deal! The same formula can be used for virtually any "class racer". Just my $.02.
     
  6. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer   

    "Pretty darned detailed for a humble diorama model." Thanks, Bernard. That's because it's so dadgum difficult for me to just build something! It's always, "Gotta' add this. Oh! This would look cool! Let me try this!" I appreciate your kind words, as always. Originally, I had some apprehension about the towel, as well (it was one of the aspects of the model that played into the dio's theme), but, as the project wore on, across the better part of two decades, I finally looked at it as, "Well, I won't have to mess with throttle linkage, this way!" Overall, I'm pretty happy with it, but, I think I like the '34a little better.
  7. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer   

    Finished 'er up, tonight! Oops! Just noticed I forgot the tank bracket bolts.






  8. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic 34 Ford Coupe A/A   

  9. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic 34 Ford Coupe A/A   

    Thanks, Snake. That's what really does it for me: researching to ensure that the speed equipment, graphics, etc., reflect the era of the car I'm modeling. Maybe they're "pseudo-replicas" they are replicas of fictitious cars! Hahaha!
     
  10. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer   

    Thanks, Edgar! It's not quite finished, but, I'm hoping for the end of the day, today! Thank you, Chris, much appreciated! Rick, thanks! As I recall, I used a color from PlastiCote's "Classic Metals" line. There are several of those that were great for modelers! One color was perfect for unpolished magnesium wheels. I found them at either Michael's or Walmart.
  11. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer   

    Thanks, Walt! I appreciate that, coming from you. The kit headers are double butt-ugly!
     
  12. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer   

    Thanks, everyone, for the nice comments! Well, Snake, gotta have that weight transfer!grin Going to try to get it done today!
  13. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer   

    A couple more engine shots. The project evolved, as far as its purpose, which is why some photos have the towel, and some, the scoop.


  14. Straightliner59 added a post in a topic Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer   

    Terrible towel in place.



  15. Straightliner59 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Terrible Too! '65 Chevy II FXer
    I am about to (FINALLY!) get this project off the bench. I began work on this before I moved to Minnesota. I accomplished a lot of this work while living there. Never took it over the hump. That's about to change! While awaiting a shipment for my '70 Chevelle, I will finish this one. At one time, this was going to be part of a diorama project, thus, it is pretty much a curbside deal. The diorama is also the explanation for the "rag" covering the injector. I think the "terrible towel" looks okay, so I won't be eliminating it (even though everything beneath it is detailed, sans hydraulic throttle linkage).




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