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About Spex84

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 and 1/24

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  • Full Name Chris Drysdale

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  1. Spex84 added a post in a topic Anyone know a Bill Stillwagon?   

    Wow, it was worth it opening this thread just to see that ramp truck. O.O
  2. Spex84 added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    The Greased Lightning Ford seems like a no-brainer..they wouldn't have to change much from the previous stock offerings. Nerf bar, chrome reverse wheels from the '49 Mercury, and boom, done.  And if it really did need to be "Hydramatic"...they could drop in the Cadillac engine and hydramatic transmission from the '49 Merc kit too. I wonder which it will be...

    Cool to know that Revell is OK with fixing certain areas on kits sometimes. I'd love for the back of the roof and the quarter windows, visor and window openings to get that treatment on the '30 A coupe!
  3. Spex84 added a post in a topic Chopped/sectioned 39/40 Ford(more progress)   

    Were those taillights inspired by a 1:1 car or did you just get creative? Because I don't think I've seen that particular solution before, and it really suits the lines of the car! Just when I thought I'd seen every taillight solution on a '40...something cool and unique comes along. Bravo!
  4. Spex84 added a post in a topic K&R Kustoms+Rods 33/36 Coupe -update 10/14   

    Yep, some incredibly cool ideas happening here. Looking forward to seeing more!
    The shortened trunk is a neat touch, and I love the re-worked windshield area and lower cowl.
    Is there any plan for a custom grille insert shape? The vertical slot in the '36 piece somehow doesn't suit the feral attitude of the rest of car IMHO.
  5. Spex84 added a post in a topic Fiat Mefistofele Black version 1/12   

    Oh wow. My first thought was "if the model looks as good as this museum exhibit, it will be impressive indeed!"
    Then I realized I was looking at photos of the model.
    Stunning work!
  6. Spex84 added a post in a topic Round2 Kat's Kollection - New Series   

    I agree that it would be nice to have some more contemporary subjects available (ie, RAM trucks) to capitalize on current trends, but Round 2 has a certain business model and I think they're doing a great job of updating and marketing the kits they've purchased the rights to.
    I may not be a huge fan of every single kit they re-release, but I have to keep in mind that my modeling tastes may evolve, and 20 years from now I might be very glad of the pool of 2010s-era Round 2 kits that will probably still be available on auction sites etc. Recently I picked up the AMT '32 Victoria. I have a vintage example of the kit (that was much cheaper, funny enough) and now I can keep it intact for the sake of collector's nostalgia, and build the new kit instead.
    I know I've purchased some kits in the past that I thought were kinda garbage (not from Round 2 though!) --but then my tastes evolved a little and I suddenly found creative uses for them.
  7. Spex84 added a post in a topic Nissan Cube   

    The Cube is such a bizarro little car; I enjoy the design immensely. Can't say I've ever seen a built kit of this subject before today! Nice work, it's just cute as a button.
  8. Spex84 added a post in a topic '70 Hemi 'Cuda   

    Looking good!
    I bet that extra blank area on the grille is the result of a 3D CAD modeler using a "mirror"  or symmetry function without realizing that the part is not, in fact, perfectly symmetrical.
  9. Spex84 added a post in a topic 72 Chevy tow truck   

    I love the subtle weathering--just enough to make it look like a working truck, without going overboard.
  10. Spex84 added a post in a topic 1978 AMC Pacer Pickup Conversion   

    Looks like a university student's ride I love the junk in the back and the snow tires.
    Very clean execution of an original concept. Great work and thanks for the pics!
  11. Spex84 added a post in a topic '80 Dodge Ramcharger   

    Beautifully done.
    Dodge trucks of this era are really growing on me!
  12. Spex84 added a post in a topic superchargers and turbos   

    The "GigaHorse" from Mad Max:Fury Road has twin functional engines,each with a functional blower but fake twin turbos. Looks like a blow-through rig with a hat over dual 4bbl carbs on each blower. It had dual intercoolers...but I'd need to see photos from additional angles to know if the general layout is legit.

    If you want to see insane engine layouts and combinations, tractor pulling is where it's at!

  13. Spex84 added a post in a topic Custom 37 Ford coupe   

    This is bold customizing! I like it so far.
    I'd leave the running boards intact and just blend them in.
  14. Spex84 added a post in a topic '29 Ford Dry Lakes/TROG roadster   

    Thanks everyone!
    Tim, I'd love to join in, but I'm on the west coast, a mere 2000 miles away
    RockinRodneyRat--those weathering powders look good;the 'self adhesive' feature in particular interest me. If/when I weather this thing, I'll probably use a homebrew mix of artist's chalks and it will be an experiment of sorts...
  15. Spex84 added a post in a topic 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B - The Old Italeri Kit After Some Improvements * * * Plus Tutorial: Better Treads for Styrene Tires (complete)   

    Spectacular! I love the grille treatment.
    Eagerly waiting part 2 of the custom tire tread tutorial