Chariots of Fire

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  • Birthday 05/25/1940

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  • Location West Wareham, MA
  • Full Name Charles L. Rowley

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  1. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Thanks for the information!  I guess that is why most of the resin castings you see today in the model world are based on two part molds.  I know that is how Tom Coolidge did his castings and they came out flawless.
  2. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Having worked with it, Bill, how did Mike end up with such a smooth exterior?  Did he coat it (the mold) first with a thin skim coat and then build it up a bit at a time?
  3. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic My 5099 Chevy Dualie   

    Yep, better get crackin' JT!  Now that it's done I think I should have tried to blend in a more modern fleetside body.  Somewhere I have pix of the trailer that goes with it.  Will have to dig them out.
  4. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic My 5099 Chevy Dualie   

    That's a '66 Chevy fire tanker I was working on at the time.  Holthaus resin cab.  Here are some pics of it. (I know they belong in the big truck listing but here they are anyway!).

  5. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1950 Chevy Texaco wrecker   

    Weathering has to be subtle to be right.  Yours is right on!  Just where it ought to be.  Rust stains are perfect.  Excellent work!
  6. Chariots of Fire added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    My 5099 Chevy Dualie
    Did this one a few years back by bashing the 1950 Chevy with the 1999 version.  Cab was extended and the grill and front end were modified using the 1999 front bumper.  I use it to haul the trailer and a fixer-upper.
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  7. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic My next scratchbuild.. Mack DMM W Theam conveyor   

    NIce work Jeff!  Will be watching progress!
  8. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic gmc crackerbox   

    Here's a cab that started out as the AITM cab but has been heavily modified.  JeffH is doing the work.  Many changes were made along the way and the frame and accompanying details are all scratch built.  But as you can see he did not change the vent window.  Perhaps not officially correct but not enough to take away from all of the other details. (IMHO)

  9. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Whatever Happened to......   

    Dave:  Glad to hear from you.  I've got some ideas for building the nose of a 2010 Workstar that would fit the Prostar cab.  There is one here locally that has been built into a brush truck that is on my plate to model.  Are there any good sources for line drawings of the Workstar front end other than the usual sales brochures that could be used for obtaining measurements, etc?
  10. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    The one thing I never understood about the Quantum is that they never matched the lines of the front wheel wells with the rears.  The front lines probably would have looked hideous on the back so it would have meant some kind of compromise, but hey........... what do I know!
  11. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Say hello to Tim for me, will you?  We met years ago at a MassCAR show back about the time he ventured into a new modeling mag called "IN SCALE".  I still have the one and only first issue.
  12. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Chevy Titan 90   

    That's what I was looking for!  Nice build for sure!!
  13. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Chevy Titan 90   

    Looks pretty nice, Ken.  Any front views?
  14. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic 1977 Mack Cruise Liner   

    Nice clean build.  I like it a lot!
  15. Chariots of Fire added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Browsing through some old S..... A... Mags (that other model mag) I ran across this article in the Model Firehouse section by Tim Bongard.  April 1990 issue #66.
    To bad the photo is so poor but the written part is clear enough.