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About Bige37

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 and 1/24

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  • Location Westfield, Wisconsin
  • Full Name Eric A Bethke

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  1. Bige37 added a post in a topic 1/35 scale pt-108   

    I accidentally typed 108 and didn't realize it till it was already posted!
  2. Bige37 added a post in a topic 1/35 scale pt-108   

    Yeah the kit came with a historical reference book so I will just use that thanks for all the help guys and yeah I had to clear my work space to make room ! I wish there were more videos on you tube of this exact kit being built but I'm just gonna go at it slow its gonna long trip!
  3. Bige37 added a topic in All the Rest   

    1/35 scale pt-108
    Just got this its freaking huge! 32" can't wait to start it doing a little research on the actual color scheme for pt-109 but no color photos from any archives and no real information except medium green with red hull but none the less gonna keep searching!
    • 7 replies
  4. Bige37 added a topic in Under Glass   

    64' impala
    Completed this two days ago! All box stock pics are a little fuzzy!
    • 6 replies
  5. Bige37 added a post in a topic GMC Plow Truck   

    Where did you get the salter or is it scratch built?
  6. Bige37 added a post in a topic 77gmc wrecker   

    Thanks guys! I have the truck finished just have to take some better pics
  7. Bige37 added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    77gmc wrecker
    So I started work on this wrecker twoonths ago and forgot to take poctures from the start! So I cut the molded engine out from the cab and chassis, fabed some engine mounts and used the engine from the billy carter chevy kit. I used some ribbon for a poncho that I wrapped around the back of the seat. I used testors metalizer aluminum on the rear deck then black washed it. I used pins for the control sticks and the white stripe and reflector decals from the 77 gmc plow truck on the cab, mud flaps and rear end. I'm making a hood jack out of guitar string. I used model car garage's under hood insulation for the hood and I found some .45mm silver metallic bead wire that I'm using for the cable! So far it's coming along nicely
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  8. Bige37 added a post in a topic '84 K30 longbox   

    Very nice work! That is the same kit that I was gonna get to build a replica of my 1:1 84' silverado! Thanks for the inspiration
  9. Bige37 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    New Pete project
    Stated work on this Pete! Pics of my progress to come! So far I really enjoy this kit although I had one misshap and that was I attached the price that the radiator and engin mount to backwards so I had to remove it flip around and with some minor sanding I was able to save it!
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  10. Bige37 added a post in a topic 77 gmc wrecker and gmc pick up kit bash   

    I found a truck that will work its a 79' chevy step side billy carter from model round up same scale some minor work and its also in 1/25! Thanks again everyone!
  11. Bige37 added a post in a topic 77 gmc wrecker and gmc pick up kit bash   

    So kataranga that's the cab from the gmc kit with the plow? I might just take the bed from the wrecker. And modify the chassis to fit the bed and wheels! Thanks everyone for the advice!
  12. Bige37 added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    77 gmc wrecker and gmc pick up kit bash
    So I recently purchased the 77 Gmc wrecker from revelle. I don't like the molded in engine on the wrecker so I was wondering if the cab from the 77 gmc snow plow lit would fit the chassis for the wrecker I haven't purchased snow plow kit I built one and seen the wrecker and thought it would be a cool build. Has anyone done this or tried this any tips on it would be great thanks in advance
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  13. Bige37 added a post in a topic 77' GMC pickup   

    Thanks! I really like this kit gonna have to do another! But, my next project will be a replica of my old 1:1 1984 silverado 3/4 ton so I'm ordering the 1984 chevy Amt kit fromodel roundup!
  14. Bige37 added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    77' GMC pickup
    Well I started this a week ago gotta say I'm pleasantly surprised by this kit really no fit issues except with the rear of the cab I had to shave a little of the interior tub to get the back panel to fit right. It didn't have a master cylinder or any real good under the hood details so I stole a master cylinder from a Camaro fits fine looks better. I might do some more detail under the hood but I don't yet. I made a hole in the seat and added a cushion made from an old make up sponge. I made some rust through weathered it using the hairspray method. I stoked the wheels in grout cleaner along with the bumpers I might add some valve stems to the wheels. The engine from the kit is not real accurate I didn't have a 350 or a 305 in my parts box so I stole an air cleaner from a Chevelle and the manifold and carb from a impala not accurate but the work again didn't have the right ones in my parts box! Not finished yet I don't know if I want to add the plow or not I have some old tires I might add to the bed along with some other junk also purchased a tread plated tool box for the bed
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  15. Bige37 added a post in a topic 1/32 Mack and tanker   

    Thanks for the good words! Yeah I was sceptic all of this kit of any snap tite kit really but with a little doctoring it turned out good I'm thinking of getting the snap tite freight liner next! I have the revel 359 peterbuilt coming in a few days that's gonna go with the texaco tanker bring on winter! Whoo hoo!