RancheroSteve

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  • Location Los Angeles
  • Full Name Steve Roullier

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  1. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Kurtis Sports Car (Update 2/6/16)   

    Some more progress - the front and rear bumpers are taking shape:


    And I finally figured out a way to make the DuVall windshield. I made a paper template, then a plastic template. Once I get the fit a little more refined, I'll photo-etch a brass frame and add some kind of channel for the glass.

  2. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic CSX2196 Anyone?   

    Oh right! Thanks for clarifying the chronology - I had missed that distinction.
  3. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic CSX2196 Anyone?   

    Yeah, that's the "flip top" Cobra. Bob Peeples was working on a very detailed and correct version before he passed.

  4. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    Check out the Amos Milburn (1953) and John Lee Hooker (1966) versions if you get a chance.
  5. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Heller 2016   

    That's Windward Avenue in Venice, California!

    http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/fieldguides/venice/architecturehistory/windward-avenue.html
  6. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra FIA Roadster - 2/6 Update   

    The FIA Roadster is my favorite Cobra!
  7. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Modelhaus email response   

    I believe you have to enter your card data for your order to be placed (if you're placing it online). Once your order is placed you'll receive a conformation email with details of your order.
    Keep in mind that The Modelhaus is a small operation that has probably been deluged with orders since their retirement announcement, but Don & Carol are some of the finest and most ethical people in the hobby. In my experience, they always deliver and their products are first-rate. The most recent order I placed took about three months and was well worth the wait. No hurry on my end - I've got plenty to work on.
  8. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic IMC 1/25 Mecom Lola T70 Spyder: Donor Parts?   

    Part of the problem you may run across trying to transplant detail into the IMC kit is due to its under-sized nature. I haven't measured one out, but I've heard people say it's more like 1/27 scale!
    Sounds like you have it covered, but this might be another option: HRM makes a detail kit for the GT40 that contains some of the parts you'd need:
    http://www.stradasportsstore.com/product783.html
    But again, it's 1/24 scale, so it's going to be a squeeze into the IMC kit.
    Years ago MiniExotics made a Lola T-70 resin kit in both curbside and full detail versions that I think was based on the K&B slot car body. Not easy or cheap to find these days I'm afraid.
    In any case, good luck on the project and please keep us posted.
  9. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Full Review - Round 2's reissue of the AMT Dodge Deora Kit.   

    That's right! I sourced the appropriate wheel from the Modelhaus and cut it down when I built my Deora:

  10. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Full Review - Round 2's reissue of the AMT Dodge Deora Kit.   

    Thanks for the detailed info and excellent photos, Tim - I might have to buy it just for the tires and booklet alone!
  11. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Pretty bad movie, but interesting...   

    Looks like the racing scenes were filmed at Ascot Park in Gardena, which closed in 1990. I saw the World of Outlaws race there not too long before they shut down.
  12. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Pretty bad movie, but interesting...   

    Lots of info, trivia, and opinions here:
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064819/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_11
  13. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic Regarding your questions on the AMT Dodge Deora kit reissue...   

    I've already built two Deoras and have several boxes full of complete and partial Deoras - including an original - so I probably won't be buying this one, but I'd be interested to see a detailed "what's in the box". Glad to see in back in a nice presentation with the original parts and artwork, as well as the new tires.
    That's right, Bill - the Deora kit has never had a center console, but it does have an overhead console. The interior is one of the many inaccuracies of the kit, which leads me to speculate that the kit was probably tooled up before much of the real car was finished, perhaps due to deadline/promotional pressures. Just guessing here.
    Having said that, it's a cool vintage kit of an iconic custom - just nowhere near 100% accurate out of the box. I know it's not your usual subject matter Bill, but I'd love to see what you could do with this one!
  14. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1/25 bicycle chain   

    I'm building a 1/9 scale Protar Raleigh bicycle and it needs a better chain than what's in the kit. I saw the Top Studio chain and figured it might scale out about right, so I bought one for a reasonable price off Ebay.
    Looks like a crazy thing to put together, but I think I've finally worked up the nerve to tackle it. Report soon!
  15. RancheroSteve added a post in a topic 1964 1/2 Mustang   

    Yes, a re-build for sure. By the way, Ford Corporate Blue for blocks didn't come in until 1966. The block would have originally been black with blue or gold valve covers depending on the engine options. Red was used on the valve covers and air cleaners of other engines over the years (the 260 in my Ranchero, for example).
    http://www.mustangandfords.com/how-to/paint-body/mump-0308-select-correct-vintage-mustang-engine-paint/