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R. Thorne

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About R. Thorne

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    yes
  • Scale I Build
    1/25

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  • Location
    Indiana
  • Full Name
    Ron Thorne
  1. Chevy Sierra Gold

    Check out twopaws build of Lambeck’s car back in 2013.
  2. "The Moose" 38 Chevy Gasser

    I believe the driver of that car was Paul Reinford. Never saw it run but saw it in the drag racing magazines at the time. For some reason, I remember it being a gold color. Anyway, where did the 3/4 ton GM rear end come from that you used?
  3. Acrylic paint?

    I just stick my brushes in water as soon as I am done painting, then take to the sink and rinse out and quickly dry them out with a paper towel. This is model master acrylics. Other brands and types of paint are completely different, of course.
  4. Photo-etch disk brake turning

    I also like it. Now sprinkle on some brake lining dust lol.
  5. As others have said, the 55 is the cheapest way to go. You shouldn’t need anything additional (other than paint, of course) . Scalehobbyist and hobbylinc both show it on back order but spotlighthobbies show it in stock. Price is $23-27 plus shipping. I had just checked on this kit yesterday for a possible f/g gasser build.
  6. Scratchbuilding Slapper Bars

    Awesome. Thank you.
  7. Trim Scriber

    Great idea.
  8. Frame/roll cage

    Another possibility is the plastruct 90102 butyrate coated wire which I am going to try on my next one. If not, the candle is your best friend.
  9. Cement holder

    This is almost too simple. I use tamiya thin cement (with the small applicator brush) a lot and it is awkward at times to take the lid off and on. I put double back tape on the square bottom and fasten the cement to my mat in the spot most useful but out of the way for working. This allows me to take the lid off and on with one hand easily and I am less likely to leave the lid loose for too long as it is easy to fasten with one hand. If I need to move it at some point, it is easily done without much damage to the mat.
  10. Steve Bagwell '65 Plymouth Super Stock WIP COMPLETE

    Can’t have too many stockers/superstockers on this forum (vintage and modern day). Where did you get the front wheels? Keep at it.
  11. Revell 1966 GTO 2/10/19

    I do not take good pictures, but these came out of the Revell Pontiac parts pack. I don’t think they are as detailed as yours.
  12. Vacuum pickup tool

    That is the 50-520 tool. They also make a 50-540 which appears to be larger with an offset tip option (also more expensive). Thanks for bringing these to my attention. I just ordered the 50-520 from Walmart for $6.99 (including shipping). Ron.
  13. In order for this to be more “period correct”, it should have a blown small block chevy ( like Jim Sermersheim’s corvette which I saw run back in the sixties). I doubt that anyone ran a blown 409. You do good work, sir, and your contributions to this forum is immense.
  14. I like the trumpeter scriber better. The tamiya does ok on straight lines, but not on corners or curves.
  15. That pattern on the slicks could have come from the rollers that were used to start the cars at some tracks.