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Snake45

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  • Full Name Richard "Call Me Snake" Mesner

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  1. Snake45 added a post in a topic Favorite Revell '32 Ford   

    I voted 5-window, but you left the Dan Fink faux woodie thing off the poll. Maybe somebody wants to vote for that.
  2. Snake45 added a post in a topic Deuce T   

    Now that's just straight-up cool. Love the color, too--what's the paint?
  3. Snake45 added a post in a topic AMT Double Dragster or Monogram Slingster ?   

    Excellent analysis, Bernard, thanks for taking the time to type all that out. And cool models too, BTW.
  4. Snake45 added a post in a topic Scale differences in three kits,Slizzer, Slingster, AMT DD   

    Yeah, 'cause you know, it takes a whole ten seconds to post "Great post!"
  5. Snake45 added a post in a topic How much alike are the .....   

    Yes. Two completely different cars.
  6. Snake45 added a post in a topic AMT Double Dragster or Monogram Slingster ?   

    Idea doesn't appeal to me, but if it does to someone else, hey, why not? There were all sorts of weird and wonderful contraptions being run in those days. If somebody didn't build that exact combo, they certainly COULD have.
  7. Snake45 added a post in a topic 57-62 Corvette hardtop   

    That's the same basic kit that's been around for decades. Its top doesn't fit the "new" AMT '57.
  8. Snake45 added a post in a topic Green Hornet "T Bucket" Kit   

    The real car was just restored--or a VERY accurate clone built, I don't remember which--just a couple years ago. Several of the 1:1 rod mags had feature stories on it with lots of great detail pics.
  9. Snake45 added a post in a topic Keeping the Mustang Series Going   

    I too like '66 Coupes in Emberglow, though mine's not a GT. VERY nice work cleaning the cove side trim off yours, BTW, and I know that is NOT an easy job!


  10. Snake45 added a post in a topic Ambroid pro weld   

    I just bought, at Hobby Lobby, a product called Flex-I-File Plast-I-Weld. List price $7.49, with my coupon I was out the door for well under five. The label says Contains Methylene Chloride, which is the magic ingredient in all the late, lamented fast-dry liquid cements mentioned above. Haven't used it yet but I expect good things.
    I don't know if this product is brand new, or if HL just started carrying it, or if I just happened to see it for the first time today. Whatever. It looks like it might be the answer to the problem here.
  11. Snake45 added a post in a topic Green Hornet "T Bucket" Kit   

    Agreed. The real car dates to, what, 1958, '59, and ran through the early '60s at least. When I do mine, I'm gonna update a few things for more of a 1964-ish look and say that the car was updated to stay competitive (or maybe just that it's Green Hornet II).
    Very cool old kit and thanks to a couple of reissues, not particularly rare anymore. If all else fails, eBay should turn one up at a reasonable price.
  12. Snake45 added a post in a topic 57-62 Corvette hardtop   

    If you mean the "new" kit, which came out in, what, the '90s?, I can tell you that the MPC '57-'60 tops don't fit it, and I don't think the AMT '62 does either. I don't know about the top in the Revell '62 gasser.
    I have seen, somewhere, where someone modified a top--I think it was the MPC '57--to fit. As I recall it was a fair amount of careful work, but the guy pulled it off.
    Others might know more.
  13. Snake45 added a post in a topic AMT Double Dragster or Monogram Slingster ?   

    Double Dragster, mainly for the Fiat half. That frame can be used for all sorts of early to mid '60s Altereds--Ts, Bantams, Deuces, whatever. I'm even thinking of using one for an early funny car a la Psycho or Colt .45 Mustangs.
    If you're only talking about the rails, I THINK I MIGHT like the Slingster better, but can't say for sure because I haven't built one yet.
    Both kits are "parts mines" and both lend themselves to all sorts of Modeler-Fu interpretations, variations, and modifications. Now we have both to choose from again. Is this a great planet, or what?
  14. Snake45 added a post in a topic Looking for clear detailing tubing   

    Does it have to be tubing (i.e., hollow)? I'd be willing to be you can find some clear monofilament fishing line about that size.
    You can also heat-stretch clear styrene sprue to whatever diameter you want. Getting it exactly to your desired dimension will probably take some practice, and you'll probably make several unsuitable pieces for every usable one you produce, but the price is right and it doesn't require any special equipment or unique skill.
     
  15. Snake45 added a post in a topic 66 Karmann Ghia   

    Very nice! We don't see enough of these.