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Cpt Tuttle

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 / 1:25

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  • Location Kalix, northern Sweden
  • Full Name Mattias Johansson

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  1. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic 19?? Whatisit?   

    Yes, of course. Though this whole project should bee seen more as art than any effort to duplicate something that has ever existed or should even possibly exist....I am not sure that I even know where this is leading myself to be honest, but well....
  2. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic 19?? Whatisit?   

    Yes, it is a model A engine from the 1931 tudor, and I am using the OHV conversion so the valve covers do belong there.... We have a couple of 1:1 Model A Fords so I know very well what the stock engine does look like.....

    But the answer this time is not really that easy....
  3. Cpt Tuttle added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    19?? Whatisit?

    Whatever it is, it will get a trusty powerplant...
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  4. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic Mercedes 500K   

    A little mockup, with painted body and dechromed wheels... since they are cast in black, I will leave them like that. A coat of paint and they will look more out of scale, often a problem with wire wheels.
  5. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic 41 Dodge COE - Done and in the finished section   

    It's looking promising!
  6. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic Moebius - Now that the Comet is out, What's Next   

    Now, with all those suggestions, I would really like a boattail Riviera, it is such a shame that a both popular and gorgeous car like that one is so impossible to get in styrene....
  7. Cpt Tuttle added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Mercedes 500K

    Since nobody will be happy to see this lying in a cabinet at my place, and they are made to be built, I start on it! I'm a builder and not a collector.

    I read somewhere that the factory made only some cars for exhibitions with black engines. Most restorers go for that alternative but the standard colour of the engine was green. I have no idea how correct that is, but I just guess now that it was and choose to paint it that way.

    I don't like painting fenders on vintage cars, there's always somewhere the paint doesn't cover and then when you cover it, you get a thick coat of paint somewhere else.....but now it is done. Got some orange peel but I will try to polish that when the paint has cured.

    The engine. Nothing special. Painted some of the chrome parts with aluminium paint since they did have a quite raw cast finish from the factory and chrome looks wrong. However, I kept the chrome on the valve cover since there's not impossible that it could have been polished....

    Added plug wires, not much more, but for a kit released in 1964, the engine is quite detailed anyway.
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  8. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic 1959 Cadillac Eldorado Hardtop   

    If it's anything like the 59 Impala kit, it is probably great, since that is one of the best kits I've built....
  9. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic Corvette C7R   

    Promising, great detailwork.
  10. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic 64 Impala Lowrider !.... FINISHED ...   

    Wow, that's a lowrider interior if anything.
  11. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - Done!! 4-18   

    Wow, impressed by the flocking work!
  12. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic VW Karmann Ghia   

    Yes, northern Sweden is north enough to get midnight sun, but that's in the summer and not now....
    I live only kilometers south of the arctic circle, so....
  13. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic VW Karmann Ghia   

    Not midnight....is it called 12 PM in the day? Was a bit unsure myself....
  14. Cpt Tuttle added a post in a topic VW Karmann Ghia   

    Just sunlight coming into the window on the southside at 12 AM
  15. Cpt Tuttle added a topic in Under Glass   

    VW Karmann Ghia
    Not my best build, but at least I got the style right and it looks better on the shelf than in a cardboard box.

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