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      Board Status   07/20/2018

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About Safire6

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    Cincinnati Ohio
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    Steve Broerman
  1. 60`s Revell "Evil Iron" Trike

    absolutely beautiful!
  2. Monogram T'rantula

    Thanks everyone! Here's some pics with the open chute.
  3. Monogram T'rantula

    Not my best work but fun to build anyway. Box stock but left the radiator off. Built one as a kid and torched it....I just had to build it again! I'll be putting the open open chute on it in the future I hope.
  4. 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?
  5. 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?
  6. Dad's VW Bug

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

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

    Thanks for the nice comments everyone!!
  9. 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!
  10. 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!
  11. 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
  12. Beautiful job! Great detail on everything especially the reefer!
  13. 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
  14. Dad's VW Bug

    No bare metal foil, just paint. I haven't tried BMF yet on anything but want to soon.
  15. 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!