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R. Thorne

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About R. Thorne

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    Indiana
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    Ron Thorne
  1. 1962 IMPALA SS

    Beautiful.
  2. Same reasoning for longer primary and collectors on the exhaust. Longer for lower rpm torque and shorter for high rpm power.
  3. '78 Chevrolet Malibu 4D Sedan.

    Welcome back, Niko. I always enjoy your builds.
  4. 57 Chevy...60’s custom

    Great engine detail. The carb appears to be darker on the base plate (just like the real 4gc carb). What kit did the carb come from? I like the linkage, also (very realistic). Wish there was a better return spring you could use, but beautiful work.
  5. 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator

    Some progress on the rear tail lights and license plate area.
  6. 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator

    Thank you, Dan. I am working on the rear tail lights now. I have decided to use the ones from the less than average 67 gto kit (with modifications, of course).
  7. 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator

    Thanks, Steve and Jeff. Firebird kit is a possibility. Some progress today on rear bumper.
  8. 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator

    Thank you, Mike.
  9. 1974 GTO Nhra stock eliminator

    Craig, as with most other stuff on this build, I'll probably have to make them myself (how I don't know yet). The grilles started out as .010" sheet styrene, then 020", wrapped around a wooden plug, then formed with a lighter. Didn't like them, so, glued 2 pieces of 060" sheet together drilled, cut and sanded the inside out to form the taper on the inside top and center of the grille. I tried to make the parking lights, but gave up and cut the lights out of a mpc 1967 gto kit that I bought for the Pontiac motor (it is pretty crappy looking motor and I will probably get another motor later). Honeycomb mesh from detailmaster.
  10. I started this model a couple weeks ago. It is a model of my 1:1 race car. I am using a jimmy flintstone resin of a 1972 Pontiac Ventura. This is my 2nd model I have built since I started modeling back in February (after a 60 year hiatus). My first resin body, first time scratch building, first photo etch experience. I have made some progress, but it is slow going (OCD kicking in, I guess. Grille is almost finished (try to post a pic tomorrow). Help and criticism always welcome. Ron
  11. Deepening Panel Lines

    I like the trumpeter panel line tool, but the umm-USA scr-01 scriber has a better feel and I rarely ever go "off line" with it. I had a lot of trouble with the back of an x-acto blade. It worked better using the blade only, but never as good and consistent as the scribing tools. Ron.
  12. 1970 Buik GSX

    How about a piece of tool box liner? Ron.
  13. 57 ford galpin gasser

    Outstanding job. I don't agree with the classification (A/GS) as this denotes a supercharged gasser, but a beautiful build. Ron.
  14. 1969 Camaro Z28

    Thanks for info. Love the emergency brake cables and brackets. Ron.
  15. 1969 Camaro Z28

    Beautiful job. What carb is that? Curious as to why no thin white stripe on the sides of the large white stripe(s)? Ron.