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Chariots of Fire

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About Chariots of Fire

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 05/25/1940

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    1/25 and 1/32

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    West Wareham, MA
  • Full Name
    Charles L. Rowley

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  1. The Longest VOLVO ( F-12 )

    Pure craftsmanship! Outstanding!!
  2. Here's one of the AMT Ford's that I extended the cab on. A good kit.
  3. Slam locks

    I did get the link to open. The treadplate photo isn't so hot but I can attest to the quality of it. Have been using it for years.
  4. IH S-Series FD Tanker

    Keep us up to date, please!! I like what I'm seeing!
  5. A Better Grill

    I think the latest versions are closer to the grill in the photo of the real truck further up the page. There is a significant taper from the outside of the headlight enclosure to the lamp itself. Perhaps a bit more in that area. Other than that it looks pretty good!
  6. That's looking nice! Tractor came out great and I really like the shade of red you used. Can't wait to see how the dozer comes out. As an aside have you ever tried the Tamiya weathering powders? They do wonders for making paint look worn just in the right places. They also bring out highlights, which on the dozer, will really stand out.
  7. "Food Lion" Brockway 457 Daycab

    Very nicely done! Clean and neat!
  8. Roadster Door Hinges ?

    Simple solution is to go to Micro Mark and get some of their smallest H hinges. They work well with all sorts of vehicle of your era. I've used them on plenty of truck models that would have the outside hinges. Hard to see but here is one example.
  9. 1953 Ford Victoria Hardtop

    Just these two that I took while building the model. Seats were painted with Model Master Blue Angels Blue. Dash the same. Then I made up some checkerboard blue, gray and yellow seat covers on decal paper and added them to the seats. Seats were then sprayed with Testors Dullcoat. A Molotow pen was used to highlight the dashboard, door handles and window cranks and the center of the steering wheel. Lower door panels were masked off for a light ivory accent.
  10. 1953 Ford Victoria Hardtop

    I had it from June of 1956 to about December of 1958.
  11. 1953 Ford Victoria Hardtop

    Yes it was a dummy spare on the trunk. I had a good time with it. Didn't have to take the bus to school anymore for my last 2 years of high school.
  12. 1953 Ford Victoria Hardtop

    Back in 1956 this was my first ride. A 1953 Ford Victoria was bought for $1000. I built up the Lindberg kit basically stock except for some real small changes here and there. The kit came with spotlights which my car did not have. I made up some decals for seat covers and added some exhaust extensions. The car had whitewalls but not real ones. Back then "Porterwalls" were common. They were just round flaps of rubber that fit between the rim and the tire sidewall. All it took was to deflate the tire, push it away from the rim a bit and put the white wall in place and then re-inflate the tire. Fender skirts were real common. Mine were mostly like the kit pieces but they covered more of the wheel well opening. Other styles fit outside but mine were like these and fit flush with the opening itself. Model Master light ivory was used for the body color. Krylon dark blue was used for the top and spare tire. That's my original license plate number on the rear. Not exactly the best build in the world. Mine is usually in the truck section with some scratch built stuff. But I couldn't resist giving this one a try for old time sake.
  13. Jeep M-715

    I have measurements on the M-715 body and cab. Took them from an actual rig that was converted to make a brush truck. This was the result.
  14. Replica of Father-In-Law's 1940 IHC Log truck, DONE!

    I'll be there. Looking forward to seeing you.
  15. Sizing Images for Decals

    No, I have an old program that is vector based unlike Paint that uses pixels. That way the line work gets smoothed out and very small details are retained. I do have Corel Draw on this computer but the old one seems to work just fine.