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Warren D

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  1. Looks great, sadly reminds me I'm old as I remember those on the road.....
  2. I have the Jimmy Flintstone panel but it appeared easier to skin the panels in with sheet stock. That method had a few challenges but I still think it was a better choice.
  3. The Sherman is an RC model, couldn't find a Tamiya at a decent price. Lots of armor in 1/35 not much in 1/24-1/25!
  4. Fresh out of re-hab, I built the trailer originally over 40 years ago. The story here, the M4A3 Sherman tank is fresh out of overhaul and headed for the American Heritage Museum in Hudson, MA to be part of their tank driving experience. (I drove the real one earlier this year) This tank was featured in several movies, The Blues Brothers and a starring role in "Tank". The Pete COE is also over 40 years old, she's held up well considering time and several moves. The Pete is rattle can paint, airbrushing was still a little in the future. This was also a bit of an experiment with Mission Models acrylics. The tank and trailer are both done with MM sprayed with an airbrush. I still prefer Pollyscale, nothing since seems to have decent coverage. MM is ok, though their flat really isn't. The tank was given several coats of flat and it's still way too glossy. I've had some compatibility issues with MM and other acrylics so I was reluctant to use my old Pollyscale flat over the MM. Decals took a long time to get on as the letters are all applied individually. One thing I learned, MM has a polyurethane additive that supposedly increases the durability but I had 2 bottles that ruined the first try on the trailer. MM coverage isn't very good, many coats required to cover primer.
  5. Anyone know of a source for a Detroit 4-71? 1/25 scale Thanks
  6. Thanks, I was much younger then, the old eyes today couldn't handle it.
  7. Great work. Something about it looks familiar, I think I've seen the 12":1', I just can't place it.
  8. It's been a loong time but life just gets in the way. No work for at least the last 2 months but the time away has helped me solve a couple of problems. Dump body is complete, cab has been painted. I think I finally have the chassis figured out. Photo is the most recent mock up.
  9. An old build from the mid-1990's, based on a Pegasus kit with engine details, wire wheels, bungee cord suspension, wing wires and other details added. Colors are that of the one that was flying at Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome at the time. The real one had the wheels sitting the same way. 1/72 scale
  10. I think there are regional problems with specific carriers. In my area, USPS, FedEx and Amazon are all running about normal while UPS seems to let packages sit in the trailers for an extra 24 hrs just prior to delivery.
  11. I've ordered from them before so I know the usual routine. This has gone far beyond the norm so I'm trying to get a feel for any other experiences and trying not to bother Renee unnecessarily. I'm trying to determine the point where the order might be lost vs on a slow boat from half way around the world.
  12. No doubt international shipments are messed up. I see on AITM's website that he has suspended overseas shipments for the duration. I may ask them for a ship date, hate to bother them as I'm sure many others are asking similar questions. One Aus model site is suggesting that folks ask for (and pay extra) Fed Ex as it seems to be moving packages better.
  13. Just wondering if anyone in the USA has received an order from them in the last few months? I placed an order in early April and end of May they said it had shipped. I know their postal system had issues prior to the pandemic so I'm sure it's worse. I'm not saying anything negative about Auslowe, they are great people, I'm just wondering at what point I consider the package lost in transit. If you did get an order, I'd appreciate the order date and delivery date (approximates are fine +/- week). Thanks
  14. First cab over logger I've seen. Looks good!
  15. Starting my next project inspired by the attached photo. I heard this little gem coming about a half mile before I saw it, yep, had a Deeetroit. Cab and dump body by AITM, I decided to use the Freightliner COE SD/DD kit for it's short frame. Turns out that the short SD frame is too short and the DD frame is too long. Being it was easier to shorten the long frame, that's the plan. I was thinking it would be an easy build but it's already proven to be challenging. This one will have a 6-71N from Gary Wallace under the hood, and I have wheels and tires coming from AITM that should come close to the ones in the photo.
  16. Thanks everyone. Don't know what happened with the mirrors, followed the instructions and pic on the box but....don't want to try to pull them off and risk pulling the paint. I have a couple of ideas to get them straighter.....
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