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About coopdad

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  • Birthday 08/06/1964

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Knoxville Tennessee
  • Full Name John G.

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  1. coopdad added a post in a topic New Moebius Ford Pick-ups 1971 Ranger XLT AND 1969 Custom SWB   

    The first model that I MUST have in a very long time! We are saving up our pennies!
  2. coopdad added a topic in Contests and Shows   

    Smoky Mountain Mini-Con 2013, Knoxville TN March 16
    Sat, 3/16/2013 Smoky Mountain Mini-Con 2013 Hollingsworth Auditorium in Ellington Plant Sciences Buildin
    2588 E.J. Chapman Drive
    Knoxville, South East, TN 37996
    Registration: 9:00am-1:00pm Raffle: 1:00 Awards: 4:00
    Admission fees are $10 for 3 models and $1 for each additional. Raffle tickets: $1 each Vendor Mart - Shopping
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Children Welcome Map: http://goo.gl/maps/Iy0cH Contact Information: Larry: 865-769-4236 Vendors: Dan: 865-591-6755 Website
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  3. coopdad added a post in a topic Cookeville TN show is on the horizon   

    Just found out the 2013 dates for the Cookeville show:
    March 9, 2013.
    Flier: http://public.fotki.com/Tank33/middle_tennessee/mtma-show-flyer/2012-mtma-show-flyer/2013-show-flyer.html#media
  4. coopdad added a post in a topic 50 Ford F-1 slammer   

    The only thing wrong with it is that it is not on my shelf!
    Seriously, great job... the color is perfect!
  5. coopdad added a post in a topic AMT 1953 Ford F-100 Pickup   

    Ditto, great choice in color and great job with build!

    I am going to have to pick up another one of these during Christmas...you have me inspired to build a stocker.
  6. coopdad added a post in a topic 96 Bronco Mud Puppy   

    Awesome!!! (but aren't all Broncos?) Seriously, get job with both the buildup, year change, and mud effect.

    A for the tail lights, you could aways tell people yours was Ted Nugent's Full Size after another upgrade. His is an early 80s with a "simple" front clip change (like your model). I too am converting an 80s to a late 90s Bronco... what a pain. Really wish one of the model companies would do it for us.
  7. coopdad added a post in a topic Cheap alternative to acetate   

    I have found that clear fruit containers, like the ones that strawberries and grapes come in, have great "glass". It is super thin (to scale) so it is easily cut and bent, and most panels on the packages are flat.

    Sorry, the only photo of it I have but you can see how thin it is.

  8. coopdad added a post in a topic Out of Cranky's Lab-RAT-ory–Endlessly Rocking   

    Hey Cranky, how do you "attach" your dirt to the bed? Watered down white glue?
  9. coopdad added a post in a topic Big Oly Bronco Racer WIP   

    Haven't posted in a while... things have been rough in our 1:1 so after didn't model for a while. But getting back to building have been therapeutic. So lately I have been building quickly. Want to finish to start another less difficult project. Anyway, here is the latest photos.

    Finished the interior (for the most part), the body sides, nose/aluminum engine compartment panels:

    So, it is finally getting close. Very few, maybe 20 more parts to install. The decals on the chrome (thanks Clint, haven't forgotten you) will be a challenge but gotta bite the bullet and get them on in order to finish.
    And again, that darn super glue! After this thing is done I will be finding another brand!
  10. coopdad added a post in a topic 1:25 Gas Engine   

    Inspiring as usual Chuck! I had been toying with building one of these for an old Ice Cream maker they bring out to one of the local craft shows. I might just start.
  11. coopdad added a post in a topic Seat Belt help   

    Gang, I bit the bullet this weekend and "just did it". Here is what I figured out:

    Also, because visualizing can be difficult sometimes I sketched out the why I believe the straps go through the buckles:

    Keep in mind, the belt widths are not drawn to scale and buckles are not drawn exactly as they are in the set. So the very thin "B" belt is just simplified drawing. Also keep in mind this diagram is based on the buckles that come with this particular set of Detail Master PE belts, not other brands (though they might be the same).

    Hope this helps someone... it sure would have helped me last weekend.
  12. coopdad added a post in a topic What is with ebay?   

    Can some explain to me why some auctions say "no reserve" but there is a minimum price that it forces you to use?
    I emailed ebay about this and got back a "thank you for your concern..." form letter.
  13. coopdad added a post in a topic DUCATI 900 NCR RACER   

    The perfect build to be viewing as I watch the Moto GP I recorded a few weeks ago. Stoner and the Ducati in the lead.
    Great job! Keep posting!
  14. coopdad added a topic in General   

    Seat Belt help
    Gang, I am trying to make heads or tails of Detail Master's PE Racing harness. The instructions have handy templates for cutting the belts (marked A-D) but they failed to say which goes to which buckle.

    Can any body match up the numbers in this photo with the letters in the instructions? Is there #8 and #9?

    I think that "C", the one with the rounded end, goes with #6. But that is a guess.
    Thanks in advance,
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  15. coopdad added a post in a topic Mini dragster   

    Oh yea, forgot to mention. If you want to make anything specific and are having trouble, please ask us. Someone will have a technique that you can try.