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fiatboy

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About fiatboy

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  • Birthday 02/14/1951

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 - 1/25

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  • Location Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Full Name Jeffrey Bolthouse

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  1. fiatboy added a post in a topic Almost anything you can spare   

    I have most of a '64 "Thunderbolt" kit.  And some NASCAR bodies.  And some engines and parts.  Stay in touch.
  2. fiatboy added a post in a topic any one build: Rev. '09 Challenger SRT 8 'Spec.Ed.'?   

    Thanks Mr. Mopar.  I emailed Revell to request a new part no. 57 engine front.  Maybe part of it was broken off.  
  3. fiatboy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    any one build: Rev. '09 Challenger SRT 8 'Spec.Ed.'?
    I have a problem with this kit, the engine.  It has that convex roll-top intake.  But in my kit, this intake is open on both ends!  Any body know what I am talking about?  This seems to me to be a terrible omission on Revells part.
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  4. fiatboy added a post in a topic 2013 Challenger or a similar-looking model   

    This thread can be closed.
  5. fiatboy added a post in a topic 2013 Challenger or a similar-looking model   

    What can I say, samdiego?
  6. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    "Washes", to bring out details, make my own?
    Can a person, using acrylic model paint, make a 'wash', using either water or alcohol?  And how about a 'silver' wash for detailing something like black suspension pieces?  Thanks for reading.
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  7. fiatboy added a post in a topic AMT '39 Wagon Rod   

    veddy interesting!
  8. fiatboy added a post in a topic AMT '39 Wagon Rod   

    Hi Steve Z.  About the Wagon Rod's front suspension:  did you construct some kind of 'jig'?  You've got me thinking, maybe I'll try the kit again.  Thanks
  9. fiatboy added a post in a topic AMT '39 Wagon Rod   

    Has anybody tried to build up the front suspension on this kit?  I have and I gave up!  Easier to reproduce in metal, I think.  
  10. fiatboy added a post in a topic attaching a model to the clear bottom of a display case   

    Well, I think I am going to get me a glue gun.  I want to be able to pick up the whole closed case and turn it upside down to view the chassis detail.  And this model has all 4 wheels 'on the ground'.  I do not have to correct a wonky build, with all due respect.  As far as modifying the build, I use a lot of CA glue, so I wouldn't be able to take it apart, I don't think.  But I think I am going to use more and more regular styrene-glue (or cement) so I can more easily take it apart to rebuild or modify.  So what do the rest of you think of the hot-glue-gun idea?
  11. fiatboy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    attaching a model to the clear bottom of a display case
    I'm speaking of the clear styrene cases to display finished model cars (1/24-1/25 scale).  I was thinking of maybe of using Gorilla glue on the tires where they contact the styrene case.  I thought CA or epoxy would be a bit much.  Any thoughts any body?  Thanks
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  12. fiatboy added a post in a topic 2013 Challenger or a similar-looking model   

    Hello CapSat 6.  I prefer the highest-performance one: most spoilers, biggest engine, etc.  I just think it is great, this forum and it's users!  Thanks.
  13. fiatboy added a post in a topic Monogram Daisy mags   

    For 'Daisy mags', try Speed City Resin.
  14. fiatboy added a topic in Wanted!   

    1/24 Revell Funny Car from the '90s
    I'd like one of these kits, doesn't have to be perfect.  Mainly want the chassis.  Have lots to trade.  Thanks.
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  15. fiatboy added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    2013 Challenger or a similar-looking model
    I'd rather not go with a pre-decorated body.  It seems to me that a lot of these modern Challengers look very similar.  I think one of the model-car magazines did a 'comparo' on 2 different brands of Challenger kits.  My neighbor wants me to build her a model.  Help!
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