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FrozenPlastik49

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About FrozenPlastik49

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  • Are You Human? Yes
  • Scale I Build 1/24 cars

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  • Location Anchorage, AK
  • Full Name Fred Mortimer

FrozenPlastik49's Activity

  1. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic Iditarod Rat Rod Bus   

    Thanks Jonathan, Foxer, RRR, Modelbuilder Mark, Espo, MeatMan, Dumpy Dan, and Cab Driver!
  2. FrozenPlastik49 added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Iditarod Rat Rod Bus

    Time for a new build! Trying to get this one done in time for the Anchorage IPMS Winterfest/Fur Rondy model contest in late February. Using the Jimmy Flintstone 1950 Ford School Bus (and donor Revell Ford F-1 pickup), I plan to turn it into a dog musher's bus styled after the 'famed' McCandless bus. The side windows will be converted to dog kennels. Already scratchbuilt the dog sled and roof rack (the one pictured was re-done for a lower profile) and ordered a handful of huskies from Winup Scale Models at Shapeways.  It will mostly be a curbside, though the undercarriage will be detailed and the bottom half of the motor will be used.  Wheels are EightyOne's Brixton R25s (21"). Been testing several alternatives for weathering, including the salt technique and Lifecolors Rust Wizard and may settle on using both.  Wish me luck!





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  3. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918   

    Thanks Curt...much appreciated!
  4. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918   

    Thanks Modelbuilder Mark...I agree!
  5. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918   

    Thanks bbowser...it was!
  6. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918   

    Ha!  Thanks Foxer!
  7. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918   

    Thanks Partsmarty!
  8. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave paint jobs!   

    Love child of the nerdy Porsche 914 and Rockstar 918, done in Tamiya Light Green.

  9. FrozenPlastik49 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Love Child of Porsche's Nerdy 914 and Rockstar 918
    After nearly a year and a half on the workbench (!), I'm happy to see this one 'under glass.' Only my second completed model after being away from the hobby for nearly two decades and far and away the most ambitious. Patience truly does come with age.   The front, rear, undercarriage, interior, and engine of the 918 were shoehorned to fit the 914 body. Color is Tamiya's Light Green (TS-22) (a nod to Porsche's Acid Green), with clear coat, polish, and wax. Scale Motorsports carbon fiber decals (twill and clear) were extensively utilized. Rims and tires were iForged-Equip-V3s from www.eightyone81.com. Engine is weathered via Tamiya weathering kits, Tamiya smoke, and Tamiya panel line accent. Engine bay cowlings and cross member came from ye olde parts box. Its got some fleas and there are a few things I'd do differently if I did it over again, but overall I'm very happy to see what I envisioned become reality. Amazing photos that make it look way better than it should are courtesy of my wife Amanda (www.morningdewphotography.com). Enjoy!  









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  10. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic So the nerdy Porsche 914 scores a date with the rockstar 918 Spyder and this happens...   

    DJ...love this idea!  Unfortunately, I was close to completion when you posted.  I do have another 914 body that will be a future project and will be sure to incorporate your idea then.  Thanks!
  11. FrozenPlastik49 added a post in a topic So the nerdy Porsche 914 scores a date with the rockstar 918 Spyder and this happens...   

    Thanks Foxer!  Lol on the one week painting season...that's what heated garages are for!