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ABC Auto Industry

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  • Birthday 02/25/1989

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    Dylan Baranski

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  1. IS-3 with BL-9 in 1/35 scale?

    For people who don't know what I'm talking about, the BL-9 was a high-velocity 122mm gun developed by the Soviets in WWII. In the video game World of Tanks, it can be mounted on different vehicles, including the IS-3 heavy tank. My question is, does anybody know of a place where I can get a BL-9 in 1/35 scale? I can only find a 1/72 scale version of the BL-9, and I'd hate to have to scratchbuild one myself if it can be avoided.
  2. Anybody got tips on doing an ambulance conversion?

    Thanks, John! Are you referring to that scale model of the Superior 61 widebody ambulance I saw while lurking around? Because that was FAR OUT! Truth be told, I'm not really basing my ambulance off of any specific conversion, although I was hoping to use the Superior 61-S - the regular-width version - as inspiration.
  3. Anybody got tips on doing an ambulance conversion?

    Thank you! I probably won't be using any side windows, although I might cut out some openings in the rear doors and insert some clear plastic for the rear windows.
  4. I have a couple copies of the re-issued AMT Chevy Van kits, and I intend to build ambulances out of them. My only problem is how to do the raised roof. I searched around and saw a couple of people did resin aftermarket roofs for this van, but I don't think anybody sells those anymore, so I was wondering how I could do this on my own. I imagine one would have to use styrene sheets such as Plastruct, but I'm open to any and all tips.
  5. Monster trucks...

    Those Intimidator and Devastator monster rigs remind me of a real monster truck called "King of the Road".
  6. 48-inch flotation tires?

    OK, I've found sources for resin Rockwell 2 1/2-ton and 5-ton axles, plus 66-inch flotation tires (or Terra Tires, or whatever you call them), but I've yet to find anybody that makes the 48-inch flotation tires...you know, the ones found on the really early monster trucks. Does anybody know if I can find any, and if so, where? I've got a couple ideas for old-school monster trucks.

    I didn't exactly save the web page the first time around, but I found a copy (sans images) at the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20170921002928/http://www.magazinepublisher.com/models/tires/tires.html
  8. 1/25 AMT NYPD Chevy Police Van

    I just got mine in the mail today, and if you're expecting any tooling changes from the Rescue Van reissue...well, you're gonna be disappointed. For what it's worth, however, it's not a bad kit. Definitely worth it for the decals and the other police parts: I wonder what the purpose of the blue and black NYPD decals is? Transit Police? Auxiliary?
  9. How to convert a 2-door model to a 4-door?

    OK, I may reconsider this one, then. Not that I have anything against the '72 GTO, but I was looking for something a bit more interesting to do with that MPC kit.
  10. I'm sure somebody's already done a thread about this before, but I was wondering, how can I convert a 2-door car model kit into a 4-door? The specific vehicle I'm looking to do is the MPC 1972 Pontiac GTO as a LeMans sedan, but I'll take any general advice I can get. If anybody knows of anybody that does a LeMans sedan resin kit, I'll gladly take that info as well.
  11. Tyrone Malone

    While we're talking Tyrone Malone, has anybody here built a model of the original Boss Truck? I know there was a thread of a guy who intended to build one a few years ago.
  12. What kind of engine does the AMT '79 Ford pickup have

    Most excellent! Once again, thank you!
  13. What kind of engine does the AMT '79 Ford pickup have

    I knew they had a V8 of some sort, but I wasn't sure what. Regardless, thank you! Just needed to know so I could find out the correct color to do the engine.
  14. First of all, I would like to say hello again to everybody here! It's been a long while since I've worked on any models. Now that the re-introduction's out of the way, I have a question: what kind of engine is in the AMT '79 Ford Firestone pickup? I have the Model King variant that was released about a decade ago, so I'm under the presumption that it has the same engine.
  15. Caterpillar Highway Trucks

    I think the term you're looking for is "air deflector". On this subject, I never thought I'd actually see Caterpillar making over-the-road trucks! This is freaky!