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About Kyle

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  • Birthday 01/30/1985

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Winnipeg, MB Canada

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  1. Kyle added a post in a topic Revell Offy Midget   

    Bill, thanks for all of the info. I have a better idea of what I'm going to do with the plumbing/wiring.

    Here's a bit of an update. I decided to scratch-build a gauge panel and gauges. I modified the frame to accept the new panel. I'll add some styrene, tin, or brass to make a firewall. This looks more like my reference pictures than the kit piece.

    I also machined some finned drum brakes. Here's a bad pic of a mock-up of what it will look like installed. I'll add some more detail to the parts as well.

    Thanks for looking
  2. Kyle added a post in a topic Winnipeg Model Car Club   

    Tried, but he doesn't have private messaging. Hopefully he'll see this thread.
  3. Kyle added a post in a topic 32 ford 5 window   

    Classy build. Looks great.
  4. Kyle added a post in a topic viper acr   

    Cool build. Nice and clean.
  5. Kyle added a post in a topic Lowered suspension   

    Lowering the suspension depends on the kit and the type of suspension used. Sometimes it's as easy as drilling a larger hole somewhere, and sometimes it takes a bit of hacking and modification. I bet if you posted a pic or two of the suspension you are using someone could help you more specifically.
  6. Kyle added a post in a topic 2006 Drift Viper   

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    I can't remember the exact colour. But like Steve said, it's a Duplicolour green. Maybe a Toyota colour? I painted this a while ago and the can is long gone.

    Steve, almost all of my extended family lives in Welland. It's been a few years since I've been down there, but it's a beautiful place.
  7. Kyle added a topic in Under Glass   

    2006 Drift Viper
    I started this car about 5 years ago, and just finally decided to finish it.

    This is my 2006 Dodge Viper SRT10 drift car. I painted it with automotive touch-up paint from a spray can. The decals were made for me by the owner of Spare Time Hobbies here in Winnipeg. I added a few photo-etch pieces by Model Car Garage, including the spoiler, seat belt hardware, throttle linkage bracket, electric fan, and disc brakes. I turned some parts on my lathe including the engine pulleys, brake booster, fire bottle, nitrous tank, and oil filter. The wheels are from Pegasus. The helmet is from a NASCAR kit. I also added a roll cage.

    See my in-progress thread for a few close-up pictures of the engine and interior.

    http://www.modelcars...l=+drift +viper

    Thanks for looking.

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  8. Kyle added a post in a topic 2010 Mustang GT500 Convertible (full detail)   

    This is great. Lovin' the Mustang and Camaro.
  9. Kyle added a post in a topic Revell Offy Midget   

    Thanks for the nice comments guys. I wasn't going to work on this car today, but then I saw your comments and it motivated me to get a little bit done.

    Darryl, thanks for the info. I think I'll try to scratch-build an instrument panel with three gauges. I also like your builds.

    I finished the rear end. I also painted the main body piece. I think this colour combination will work well. I like it a lot. Here are some pics of a few pieces mocked up. It's starting to look like a vehicle now.

    Unfortunately, I got some crazing at the back of the body piece. I painted it outside, so humidity may have been a factor. I also used used a different brand of primer than I usually do, so that may be the problem. I'll see if I can sand it out and respray the beige. I hope I will not have to strip it.

    Next up is more machining. I'll finish the intake, make a few gauges, and maybe some drum brakes. I found this reference picture and thought the finned drums looked awesome. We'll see if I get ambitious.

    Thanks for looking.
  10. Kyle added a post in a topic Revell Offy Midget   

    I managed to make a little progress on this one today. I have decided on colours. It will be two-tone red and beige. I painted the lower body pan and frame red. I also started on the rear end.

    I also didn't like the way that the cam covers turned out before, so I re-worked them and now they look more like the real thing. I finished wiring the magneto as well.

    Thanks for looking.
  11. Kyle added a post in a topic Revell Offy Midget   

    Thanks for the kind words. I don't have much to update today. I was mostly cleaning up mold lines on the body and frame and looking for some reference pictures. I'd like to wire and plumb as much of the car as possible, but I'm totally clueless on where to run some of the lines. If anyone can help me out I'd appreciate it. In the attached picture, there is a braided line coming from the firewall. I'm assuming that is the fuel line from the tank, to a filter, to the pump, to the injectors (correct?). There is a line below that one (zip tied to the rad hose). I have no idea what that is. Next, coming from a gauge looks like oil pressure and pretty straight forward. Next, there are three lines from the gauge panel that disappear. I'm assuming that one is water temp and goes into the block somewhere, but the other two I'm stumped. If anyone wants to share their knowledge, again, it would be much appreciated.

  12. Kyle added a post in a topic T-RAT (T is for Turquoise) 1940 Ford Coupe by Revell   

    Your weathering always looks great, always realistic. Great job.
  13. Kyle added a post in a topic Show me your Chevy engines.   


  14. Kyle added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Revell Offy Midget
    Here is a project that I recently started. I'm not sure what colour or decals I will use on the build, but have made a little progress anyway.
    I'm trying something new on this build, and that is aluminum milling. I have turned parts on my lathe before, but have never attempted milling.

    I started on the motor first. I milled some rocker covers and started wiring the magneto/spark plugs. I see from my close-up pictures that I will need to touch up some paint near the magneto.

    I also milled a radiator out of aluminum. I added Detail Master photo-etch rad material as well.

    Thanks for looking.
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  15. Kyle added a topic in Model Club News and Announcements   

    Winnipeg Model Car Club
    I used to be a member of the club a few years ago but stopped going to meetings when life got too busy. Well things have settled down some and I've just started building again. I'd like to become a member of the club again but have no idea when or where the meetings are these days. I know that some of the guys from the club post here so hopefully someone can reply with some information.
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