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jeffdeoranut

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  • Location clarkton mo
  • Full Name jeff l ford

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  1. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic stretched cando peterbilt rotator slider   

    a small update...boom is done cept for 2 small light bars n decals...chrome auto striping tapw was used for the air cleaner straps n will be used for fuel tank straps aswell...outriggers done...kinda nervous bout the big things left...namely mounting axles and bed to frame


  2. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic How to be competitive at contests.   

    it would be great if there was a local club...I don't even know of anyone who builds models besides me in my area...i still deal with family and friends who think guys who build models are boys playing with toys...that's one reason why I enjoy this website so much...I live 2 hrs south of cape giradeau mo just a few miles from I-55...there might be contests in Memphis tn...I went to one a few years ago in st Louis but that's a 3 1/2 hr drive.
  3. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic lindberg kit question   

    the motor at the link you gave me is 12000 rpm...isn't that too many rpms?
  4. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic How to be competitive at contests.   

    when I first began entering contests it was to see how my builds compared to people I didn't know...there were always better models than mine, but they usually didn't win either. I remember one guy who entered a early 70's Camaro-mold lines on radiator, ejection pin marks on grill, nowhere did he touch up the areas where parts were removed from trees, crooked side pipe exhaust with mold line showing, tire tread not sanded, runs in paint but he did apply many coats of clear and his model was very shiny and he won best in show when there were clearly 5 or 6 models much better than his. I guess the final straw was when this guy made fun of everyone elses models when he won.  I still attend contests to learn how to be a better modeler.  understand also, these were smaller, local contests and I suspect some of the judges had never actually built a kit.  were I to enter a large contest with models from hundreds of miles I would have a completely different mindset and would really enjoy scrutinizing the models of these guys that build precise works of art to see how I could improve mine.
  5. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic How to be competitive at contests.   

    I agree with you completely...as I said im my harshest critic...my best build ever only gets an 8 from me...just got disgusted when 5's and 6's were winning...probably was just the judges of the contests I entered but it seemed all they counted was how shiny the models were
  6. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic intimated by grail kit   

    yeah, but we didn't learn how to wrap wire around the armatures-I could draw a real pretty diagram of the circuit, though...lol
  7. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic intimated by grail kit   

    do you know which modern hobby motor would work? did the stuka fly or did motor just turn prop?
  8. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic intimated by grail kit   

    yes
  9. jeffdeoranut added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    intimated by grail kit
    just got one of the lindberg motorized truck kits.   as a nine year old I was unable to get the motor to work on a friends kit and a few years later on my own kit.  now 45 years later I finally found another one-unbuilt and im rtill intimated by the motor which is hilarious as I have 87 hrs toward engineering degree, 9 years as professional metal fabricator/welder. taking a break fron can do kit and this is next...gonna b box stock except for tires. has anyone here built one of these with motor working? any help appreciated.

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  10. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic bolt pattern question   

    I don't know what its original application was, but its the rearend currently on my 40 chevy pick up rat rod...it has a military trailer for a bed so I was sure it was old military
  11. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic bolt pattern question   

    yes, dana 60 with drum brakes...ive searched the net for hours, even calling a few companies that made adaptor plates, searched military(foreign n domestic) databases to no avail.
  12. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic How to be competitive at contests.   

    that IS priceless
  13. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic bolt pattern question   

    they r 8 lug...but definitely 6 1/4 or 158.75 mm.  the hubs have adaptor plates with 6 1/2" wheels mounted. and no the 6 1/2 wheels will not fit if I take the adaptors off
  14. jeffdeoranut added a post in a topic How to be competitive at contests.   

    I don't think im a sore loser but I did stop entering contests because I never won.  if a winning model was better than mine I studied it carefully but numerous times a model won that had obvious noticeable flaws such as this one that still bugs me...model had very noticeable mold lines on top of radiator and ejection pin marks on back of grill as well as runs in the paint, but it was covered in many coats of clear and was very shiny and it won first place , best of show.  im my own worst critic and judge my models very hard. I was told this once by a judge when I asked him why he put the removable top on my van model back in place(van was displayed with top removed)- we cant take into account the extra detail you put in the interior of your van because it has a removable roof and it wouldn't be fair to the other modellers who had vans without removable roofs.another time I submitted a scratchbuilt framed twin engine dragster with fuel lines, throttle linkage, plug wires, front wheels that turned via the steering wheel-one of my most satisfying builds and was told by a judge -we disqualified your model because I have never seen wheel covers on a dragster like those.
    as such I don't enter contests...I build because I enjoy the process, especially scratchbuilding or building wild and crazy stuff...I post a few pics occasionally but not of all builds.
  15. jeffdeoranut added a topic in General   

    lindberg kit question
    any know what new electric motor would be the equivalent of those put in the lindberg motorized kit?  specifically the 1/24 32 show street rod(32 pick up)
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