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About Helipilot16

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  • Birthday 05/14/1942

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  • Website URL http://www.deadcamel.net

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Fallon, NV

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  1. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic 1955 Buick Century -- W.I.P. --   

    I would love to get my hands on one of these. I'm looking forward to your build.
  2. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic Phantom Gulf Toyota GTP car   

    Wow!!! Magnificent. Absolutely stunning detailing.
  3. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic 1977 Japan GP Imperial Lotus 78 MkIII   

    Magnificent!! I love these kits. You build is very impressive.
  4. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic My current projects   

    Here is Poteet's beautiful ride from Street Rodder Magazine,

  5. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic My current projects   

    Thank you. I hope to finish this one as soon as I get the '65 Galaxy I've bought on Ebay. I'll use its interior. My inspiration is George Poteet's black one. I'll post a poictaure of that one as soon as I can.
  6. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic 1953 Ford Convertible Updates   

    I have three of these awaiting their turn. I will build at least one of them in a late 50s style.
  7. Helipilot16 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    My current projects
    I'm currently working mostly on two projects. The first is the long stalled '40 Ford convertible I call Bluestar. I have actually been making progress. I'm working on the door latches and interior door panels. The latches have been a real challenge. I'm giving up on trying to make it to scale. When I do, it's too fragile. It'll still look okay.

    I recently began work on a '61 Ford Starliner. I've put together a '61 Galaxy body with a '60 Starliner roof. The galaxy is an old styline kit. The major work is almost done. I am proud of the results.

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  8. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic AMT 49 Olds?   

    I have, in the past, owned two 1-1 88s; one a '49 torpedo back, and the other a '50 Holiday coupe. The latter was particularly classy looking, with 4 or 5 chrome headliner braces from side to side across the inside of the roof.

    I have recently bought two resin versions of the business coupe; a '50 and a '49. The former is almost done, with a blown 394 out of a beatnik bandit kit. The resin kits are based on the diecast banks, so they are nicely proportioned but poorly detailed. I am building full detail into them. I am using a stretched '51 Chevrolet as a chassis donor (the Olds is 5 inches longer ahead of the doors). You can build a Holiday using a Belair for the top.
  9. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic Chaparral race cars   

    I have the Union Kit from "The Memorial Collections". It's in 1/25, which is handy if you want to use a different smallblock Chevy engine. I haven't started it, but it looks very fiddley.
  10. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic Bluestar Lives!!!   

    Actually, I won't be going to SLC, but NNL West in Santa Clara.
  11. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic What else do you collect   

    I collect car magazines (I have an almost complete HRM collection, as well as many more), coins of all types ($30,000 worth at last count), and unmounted gem stones.
  12. Helipilot16 added a topic in General   

    Bluestar Lives!!!
    I have begun work again on "Bluestar". You may remember it as "Fordoni Y Fallacy". I renamed it a more dignified name(G). If you remember I have sectioned and channeled a '40 convertible. Its engine is made from two smallblock Ford V8s, making a (duh) V16. I will bring more pictures as I make progress.

    I will take it to NNL West next spring, along with several others. I have gotten my building mojo back, thanks to George Hernandez, among others.
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  13. Helipilot16 added a topic in Under Glass   

    My latest deuce.
    Here is my deuce that appeared in Contest Cars 2008.

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  14. Helipilot16 added a post in a topic 1932 chassis and fenders with a 1929 cab and shortened bed.   

    Very nice mix of build styles. I like it.
  15. Helipilot16 added a topic in Under Glass   

    '48 Ford Convertible
    Here is a car I built a couple of years ago. It is a model of a car built by Dick Graese in Loveland, Colorado in 1958 or so. The last car is the actual car as originally built.

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