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  1. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Background diorama / Flatheads to Boxers Engine Rebuilders.   

    That heater is really cool.  Like your use of the straw for the flue.
  2. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Cleveland Browns Ram VTS   

  3. pcm1977 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Cleveland Browns Ram VTS
    Got one of these kits at Ollie's and wanted something that was pretty straight forward with no modifications.  I had this orange paint sitting around and decided to use it.  Once I got the white stripes on I looked at it and thought boy that looks like a Cleveland Browns truck.  The only thing missing from the paint job is the real browns helmet has a thin brown strip on the outside of each of the white strip.  I thought it still looked very Brownish and still put a custom plate on it.

    Did not notice how the hood was sitting till after I looked at the photo.

    I screwed the front decal up a bit.

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  4. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Lonestar 'updated 9/23'   

    Awesome truck and trailer
  5. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Went to my local Ollie's last night (North Olmsted, OH) .  What an incredible disappointment.  Their "model blowout" was not anything spectacular.  They had a big sign and a display packed with Lindburg Ford Police Crown Vics, AMT Snap It Bigfoot and Nestle Crunch monster trucks.  We went back to the toy section and they still had the some Snap PT Cruisers, 1999 Ford Mustangs and a bunch of dinosaurs.  My son dug around for a minute and found a Dodge Ram VTS.  I picked up a Lindburg North Atlantic fishing trawler (it looks fun).
    Not really worth my time at all...at least my son and I got to go out to dinner.
  6. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Just got an Ollie's ad this morning with more models.
  7. pcm1977 added a post in a topic 2010 Chevy Camaro Ohio State Highway Patrol   

    Thanks guys, I spent a lot of time on this one.  For some reason I wanted to get it perfect.
  8. pcm1977 added a post in a topic 1966 Chevy El Camino   

    Yes those rimes came with the kit.  The brakes are chromed and have decals with the holes.
  9. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Let's see some police cars   

    This is my recently completed 2010 Ohio State Highway Patrol Chevy Camaro.  Posting with more pictures (Here)

  10. pcm1977 added a topic in Under Glass   

    2010 Chevy Camaro Ohio State Highway Patrol
    Got this 2010 Chevy AMT Showroom Replicas Camaro kit from eBay a long time ago and final had a cool idea.  I ordered the decals from Bill Bozo and painted the car with German Silver metalic.  The decals are top notch and well worth the almost month long wait.

    Took some artistic license in placing the decals on the front. The words could not be placed together as they are in the Chargers because of the vent on the front.

    Took a bit of artistic license with the blue interior tail lights.  Found a "Call #677" plate and scaled it down.

    The two antennas on the drivers side are custom built, while the ones on the passenger side I found in a box or spare parts.

    You can see the radar display mounted to the dash behind the windshield.  The radar itself is made from various sizes of styrene with pieces of clear sprue in each end.  The spotlight is made from a head light from a '29 Ford Roadster.

    I made the computer out of a piece of styrene in which I printed a screen and keyboard then attached it to a piece of round styrene and attached it to the center console. 

    Hard to see in this picture, but there is a custom CB radio in the center console, just in front of the cup holder.

    Caught some young whipper snappers out driving their '66 El Camino on the back roads.

    Thank you for looking.
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  11. pcm1977 added a topic in Under Glass   

    1966 Chevy El Camino
    I saw this kit on sale at my local drug store.  Right away I knew what I was going to do before I even made it to the check out.  The body is painted with Testors star spangled blue and the interior is a simple white.  The kit is pretty much stock except lowered the suspension a bit, but once I got done you can not tell much.

    Took the car out for a drive on the road and apparently enjoyed the 396 too much and was caught.

    Thanks for looking.
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  12. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Ollie's strike again   

    Just got the newest Ollie's flyer for my area (North Olmsted, Oh) for May 3rd and they have more models on page 6.  "One of Ollie's Largest Model Buyouts Ever!"  Guess what I need to do some night this week.

  13. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Model A Viper Roadster   

    I worked a bit on this one this past weekend.  Have no been getting to much done due to an out of town week-long vacation and my wrist bothering me.
    I attached the exhaust to the engine and placed it in the frame to measure it up for the extensions I will need to add before the muffler.  I could have just bent up some styrene, but I have not had too much luck with bending the stuff lately, so I just added to the existing and painted it (in the dehydrator currently).  Below are some pictures of the engine with exhaust in the frame with the body sitting on top.

    Hopefully I will get to more this evening.
    Mr. Metallic and Jantrix:
    Thank you for your input, but I think once the windshield is put on it helps take away from the height of the seats and the look fine.  I don't look at the car being a '29 with a Viper engine.  I look at it as being something that would happen if a '29 Ford and a 90's Viper spent too much time alone in the garage together .
    Thanks for looking/following.
  14. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Model A Viper Roadster   

    Worked on painting some little pieces on this one tonight.  Just about ready for some assembly.  While I was waiting for stuff to dry and free up space in my dehydrator.  I mocked stuff up... again.  I placed the wheels on (no glue) to get an idea if the engine would clear the ground.  Please don't mind the crooked wheels.
    I was also looking at the engine and could not wrap my head around how the exhaust fits, so I put a drop of glue on one of the flanges and placed the header loosely on the engine.

    This is a look from the top without the body on

    I also wanted to add a little bit to the steering wheel and I came up with this idea that the center of it could be blue like the arc reactor on Iron Man's chest.

    I also was looking at the plain looking grey seats I thought that they needed something also.  So I figured maybe a small Iron Man face as if it was embroidered in the seat.  I have some decal paper and was looking at using one of the two below.

    Thank you for looking/following.
  15. pcm1977 added a post in a topic Model A Viper Roadster   

    Worked some more this evening.  Spent some time attaching wires and boots to the coils.  After a bit of cussing and wanting to put some tweezers through the wall, because I kept getting glue on them.  I painted the seats a couple of nights ago and decided to take another look at the whole thing together.  I mocked the engine, frame, grill, windshield, wheels and seats.

    I was struggling with the grill staying upright.  I was looking over these pictures and I kind of like the grill tilted back a bit.


    Thank you for looking/following.