• Announcements

    • Forum Posts, Moderating, Reporting, etc.   12/20/2016

      The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well.  k den

FordRodnKustom

Members
  • Content count

    1,004
  • Joined

  • Last visited


About FordRodnKustom

  • Rank
    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 11/23/1954

Contact Methods

  • Website URL http://

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1/25-1/24

Profile Information

  • Location N.W. Florida sometimes known as LA (lower Alabama)
  • Full Name Ron Savoie

Recent Profile Visitors


6,470 profile views

FordRodnKustom's Activity

  1. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Revell 30 Model A Ford Production Halted?   

    I found a '29 at my local HL a few days ago. Snagged it with a 40% coupon. It was the only one there. No '30's.
  2. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic AMT 1951 Chevy   

    Very cool. The Hudson caps are brilliant. Well done.
  3. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic A camera tip   

    To add to the above I would recommend a using tripod or some other camera support device.
  4. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Unfinished wheels question   

    Testor's makes a line of "metalizer" sprays that can duplicate the finish of most non chrome mag wheels. They also make some of these shades in bottles you can use to brush on to small areas. I have been using these for years and am pleased with the results. They are also good for some engine, exhaust and suspension components. Hope this helps. good luck and welcome back to the hobby!
  5. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Renwal '66 Mercer Cobra Exner Concept   

    Outstanding build of a rare kit! Well done.
  6. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic MPC J car   

    Should be.....


    I have a few old built ups  that are clear.
    Outstanding build Rex! Great to see one built.
     
  7. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Another Ebay Comedy   

    Yeah I agree. Having accomplished a few restos I tend to look through all the junk to see what's there and what could be done to turn these old built ups into something a bit more sensible. Like I posted earlier..it does have good potential, but not for that price!
  8. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Another Ebay Comedy   

    Maybe,,maybe not. That's just how we built them back then. It was just pure fun and creativity. We built them the way we wanted to, the way they looked good to us, and if that required using all the parts in the box...so be it. Sometimes all the decals on the sheet as well. A lot of us had to mow a few lawns, do a few odd jobs or collect a cart full of soda bottles to be able to go the five and dime and buy one of these kits. If you were lucky a can and a few square bottles of Testor's PLA. Yes it was a blast, and there were no internet critics.
  9. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Another Ebay Comedy   

    I see solid bones and the makings of a slick mild custom there with a little work...but not for that price.
  10. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino - Has Anyone Encountered This Problem?   

    I agree with the others on the BIN sealer. I experimented here on a Orange Hauler body. A coat of the BIN then a heavy coat of HOK white base, No bleed through.


    I've also heard that a final coat of Future (or whatever it's called now) before paint makes a great sealer too but I haven't tried that.
    I have had some lower quality primers crack like that and I agree stripping the body (with the process of your choice) and starting over is the best way to go,
    Just my 2 cents.
  11. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic 40 ford custom   

    Interesting and creative styling for sure...I guess the word might be "organic"? Excellent detail work, I keep seeing more. Very well done.
  12. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic Little Deuce - Original Restoration   

    Agree 100%. If only Revell would see fit to back date the kit to original form like they did with the Blue Beetle/Bandidto.
    Outstanding restoration as always! You really nailed it.
  13. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic My last '16 build. AMT '40 Ford vintage box art   

    Thanks! I appreciate all your good words. It's encouraging to see that there is an amount of acceptance for this type of build here.
  14. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic AMT '49 Ford 'Gasman"   

    Helps a lot. Thanks for the review. Going to run over to HL tomorrow and see if they have one on the shelf.
  15. FordRodnKustom added a post in a topic 1956 Pontiac "Club Bonneville" LSR Car   

    Very cool and interesting concept and build. The story is brilliant too....if not for the disclaimer I probably would have taken it for historical fact! Well done Bernard!