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  • Birthday 10/15/1967

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  1. Amazing build. I know that a lot of work went into it. It looks completely correct. I am honored to have been able to contribute. WOW!!
  2. Hey Folks, Just wanted to let everyone know that for the latest info and news on the upcoming NNL Philadelphia, head over to: https://www.facebook.com/PACMSimeone/ We've put up a list of Vendors who are attending, plus some other news you don't want to miss.
  3. Just a reminder: 3/10/18 at the Simeone Museum in Philadelphia, Pa. THE INAUGURAL NNL PHILADELPHIA On that day there will also be a demonstration of 2 of the museum's cars. Our 1966 GT40 MKII, and our 1967 GT40 MKIV.
  4. It's the Revell 32 Ford Tudor Sedan. That might not look too bad, but I wanted the make sure that since all of the pinstripe designs were similar in that there's a small point at the top of each one, I wouldn't want all but one to be oriented differently. Thanks for the kind words. It's appreciated, as is the constructive advice. I'm always looking for ways to improve the next build.
  5. Thanks folks for the kind words. I am thinking about a white pinstripe to separate the colors. That would keep the colors from fading into one another. That's pretty much the idea. How the trucks have changed through the years. I'll also change what they are carrying in the bed. I'm thinking this one will be hauling a Ford 427.
  6. Dennis, Thanks for the kind words. I was on a forum (can't remember which) and somebody had posted a link to a Fotki page. There the page owner showed step by step in photos how to do the chop. It really was simple. The toughest part is getting the back of the car correct and making sure that during clean up, I was sanding the top level at the "C" pillars. Thanks Phil. The "step" in the chop comes at the "A" and "B" pillars. Essentially you mark a line across the pillar. (Lets say you are taking 2" out) Then using the door opening as a break, instead of taking a straight 2" straight across, you take 1" below the line behind the door opening, and take 1" above the line in the door itself. This gives you your step. Using this method also allowed me to leave the rear window a little larger so it didn't look like a mail slot.
  7. ...and moved on to the body Finally got the body in paint. This is where I'm stalled. I want to do a black scallop on the nose like So-Cal but I'm afraid that since the green came out so dark, the black won't really show well. I also need to get decals made somewhere for the shop logos.
  8. Some of you may remember the Big Dog I, a 29 Ford that I built as a shop truck for my fictitious speed shop, "Big Dog Speed Shop". Well, I decided to move forward a few years and create the next in line in a series of proposed vehicles that I hope will chronicle the life of the speed shop. Just to bring everyone up to speed, here is Big Dog I. Big Dog II is an AMT 53 Ford F100 that I was hoping to have finished for the web theme at this years NNL East. (maybe next year). I started by mocking up various wheel and tire combos. Looking for the right "look." After settling on a style, I started scratch-building rear wheel wells, and grinding down the wheel backs of the rear wheels. (from the John Mazmanian Willys) The engine was the next piece of the puzzle. I decided on an early Hemi. I initially wanted to really detail out the carbs, but I was in a time crunch, and after I stripped the kit chrome, the kit supplied carbs looked pretty good. Next came the interior. I finally got the chassis completed.
  9. I built this for a friend. It is my first ever commission build. They just wanted something cool, and let me pick the subject and go to town. The top is chopped 2 scale inches (.080") using a step shop method. The front suspension is also dropped just a bit. I used a Model Car Garage P/E set for the grill and other details, and a Repl & Mini Co of Md. 2x4 intake, carbs , and air cleaners. Paint is Testors Nassau Blue. and Tamiya pure white.
  10. It's been quite a while since I last posted here, so I hope I'm doing this correctly. This is an Aoshima kit of an AMG Mercedes SL65 Black Edition. It's painted with Tamiya Light Gunmetal (rattle can) and is almost box stock. I added a few carbon fiber decals, and used the Aoshima P/E set for details and badges.
  11. I need a bit of help here. I'm trying to get a hold of Ed Sexton, and I now can't seem to find his e-mail address. I know I have it somewhere in this stupid computer, but I can't find it for the life of me. NUTS. Any help is appreciated.
  12. It was a Great show. Here's a few photos from today, and a link to the rest. I hope you enjoy them. ...and here's the link: http://public.fotki.com/El-Tanque/model-shows/nnl-east-xxvii-04-20-13/
  13. Wonderful build, of a fantastic journeyman racer who should be in the NASCAR HoF! Nice Job!!
  14. Bill, I'll see if I can find that information for you the next time I go down to the museum.
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