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About Safire6

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    Cincinnati Ohio
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    Steve Broerman
  1. I built the 1/16 scale Tony Nancy dragster when I was a teen. I wish I still had it. I still do have one of the slicks from it. It's huge compared to the slicks on the 1/24 scale Monogram T'rantula that I'm currently building. Are any of those 1/16 scale kits still available?
  2. First Tamiya build-66 VW Beetle

    Nice build Shoopdog! I built the Revelle '68 Beetle and posted pics of it a few weeks ago. The Revelle kit was great quality also but it appears that the Tamiya kit is even better. I have yet any to build any Tamiya kits but I think this one is now on my list. The bumpers look great along with everything else. Do you have any interior pics?
  3. Dad's VW Bug

    Thanks Fred-I always wondered what made that smell. I just thought it was old wool upholstery or something.
  4. Patreon channel Willys

    Wow that is beautiful!
  5. Dad's VW Bug

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!!
  6. Dad's VW Bug

    Thanks Kurt! Yes a couple of the TR6s I test drove including the one pictured had the customary "tail squat" that is well known in the Triumph independent rear suspension (IRS). The condition can be rectified by some simple modifications, if you want it rectified-some people consider it part of the character of the car!
  7. Dad's VW Bug

    Thanks for the links David but yes, a bit out of my price range. I'll stick to spending $ on my full size TR for now. You know from working in the parts department for those years that there seems to be always something to fix on an old car. But that's what makes it fun for me and the Triumph is so straightforward and easy to work on! I have the GT6+ kit shown at the top in your post. I don't have the skills to make it into anything but a GT6+ at this time. Cheers!
  8. Dad's VW Bug

    Hi David-thanks for the information, I'll look into the Tamiya kits and others. By the way, I see that you are from England. I have a 1972 Triumph TR6 that I've had since 1991. I finished a complete frame off restoration on it 8 years ago. I've been looking for a model kit for a TR6 for some time now but with no luck. I have a Lindberg kit for the Triumph GT6+ though that is still in the box. Do you (or anyone) know of anyone that makes a kit for the TR6 (any scale)?? Steve
  9. Beautiful job! Great detail on everything especially the reefer!
  10. Dad's VW Bug

    I've only built the Revelle kit so far, no experience with the Tamiya kit, yet David. Actual no experience building any Tamiya kits since I got back into the hobby last year. I assume that their quality is excellent? Steve
  11. Dad's VW Bug

    No bare metal foil, just paint. I haven't tried BMF yet on anything but want to soon.
  12. Dad's VW Bug

    I was the second oldest of 5 boys. My two youngest brothers were probably 2 and 3 years old and just able to squeeze into the pocket. I remember at 6 or 7 I could barely fit back there. Very cozy! Thanks everyone!
  13. Dad's VW Bug

    Just finished this a couple days ago. My dad had a 1960 (?) VW Bug for a few years in the mid-1960's. It was black with dark red interior. I remember at 5 or 6 years old riding in the car on short trips with my dad, mom and four brothers, two of us in the "pocket" behind the rear seat. I still remember the smell of the car's interior. When I see old un-restored VW Bugs at car shows I try to stick my head in and sniff-it usually brings back memories of riding in the pocket. This was built from the Revelle '68 Beetle kit. I hope you like it.
  14. The M972 Flatbed/w Excavator

    That is simply amazing! So realistic. How long did it take to complete? Just curious.
  15. Hot Wheels Tribute 1/25 Custom Cougar

    I love it! Wish I still had all my Hotwheels and Matchbox cars/trucks. Great job.