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  • Location Cowichan Valley, BC, Canada
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  1. Misha added a topic in Under Glass   

    Deuce Days Vicky
    Deuce Days Vicky
    In celebration of the Pacific NorthWest Deuce Days our club, SPAM (Scale Plastic Auto Modellers) decided to host a display of scale Dueces and alike vehicles. I had originally envisioned completing eight examples, after all I had eighteen months. Two weeks ago I realized that even having scaled back to a Bonneville style Roadster, and a heavily modified 5 Window Coupe on the DD Twin Engine rail frame, both projects were very much WIP!! 
    It was then that I whipped out the recently re-released 32 Ford Victoria, an original kit hardening back to the early days of AMT. I had built this kit in the early 60s, then molded in black and, not painting the body, had it built in a Saturday afternoon. This kit suited my two week schedule and would allow me to deviate from excessive detail and long builds.
    Finished it up time yesterday and the show is on tomorrow. There have been many rods out on the streets and the town is quite excited to host the largest gathering of Deuces anywhere!
    Vancouver Island prides itself on winding rural roads. Living out in the Cowichan Valley we can hear the exhaust roars as various rod runs are being held today.
    Below is a listing of the build and some photos of the Deuce Days Vicky.
    Cheers Misha
    Channeled body and suspension lowered a scale two inches all the way around. Rad has been chopped by three scale inches and uses the fan from the 34 Ford. The firewall was scratch built  with Plastastruct sheet and finished with Alclad Chrome. Wishbones and front axle have been drilled out. Brake lines installed and the exhaust is from the recent 30 Ford Coupe. Wheels are stock wires with 29 Ford hubcaps. Headlights are from the 34 Ford and taillights from the RM Deuce Series.  Paint is Humbrol Sky Blue enamel with a white primer canvas top. 
    '37 Ford Flathead is from the pick up kit. Generator, starter, fan motor, and plugs were all wired. Fuel lines from the twin 97s were added along with oil pressure gauge line. All chrome was striped and redone with Alclad metallics. Running gear is finished in Tamiya Italian Red.
    The stock interior side panels were detailed with door framing, lower door panels receiving the same ribbed treatment as the firewall. The custom steering wheel was utilized and control stocks added to the steering column. The rear window was modified to feature a roll down option and the side windows made to pop out. The headliner features the canvas roof underside, red leather sun visors and a rear view mirror. The red leather was achieved with Avejo acrylic paint brushed on.s

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  2. Misha added a post in a topic Deuce Days 2016 line up   

    Really nice collection Russel! It's going to be quite the weekend to celebrate the Duece in 1:1 and in scale. Looking forward to it.
    Cheers Misha
  3. Misha added a post in a topic Deuce Days in Scale Victoria BC Canada July 24, 2016   

    The excitement is building!!! The 1:1 Deuces have begun arriving on Vancouver Island and Phil Dauphinee has been keeping watch at the terminal. A big surprise was seeing  Daryl Hollenback's 2016 AMBR winner come off the ferry and Phil captured its arrival. Check his photo albums for more.
    I'm excited by finishing my entry to the model show, a quick two week build of the 32 Vicky. She's all set for the ride across the Malahat and to Victoria's Inner Harbour for Pacific NorthWest Duece Days 
    Cheers Misha

  4. Misha added a post in a topic 1972 Chevrolet C10   

    Great looking build Pat! Really hard to tell its a model rather than the real item. Your photos really give it the authentic look, especially with the bit of Sun flare.
    Thanks for posting your work,
    Cheers Misha
  5. Misha added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    AussieBall Entry #18 Chevy K5 Blazer
    July Update
    Since getting back home nearly three months ago the yard and life in general has occupied a lot of time, although the Blazer has undergone some major changes and further additions with the body receiving its first coats of colour! After going through various Jeep kits in the stash I found the recent Rubicon kit to be a gold mine; deciding to use the wheels and tires and converting the rocker rock guards into the sides for the new roof rack mounted onto the rollcage. Once the tires were mounted and being mindful of Aussie regs, it was obvious that flares were required. An earlier model Jeep yielded its flares with the front mounted backwards on the rear fender. Once mounted front and rear fenders were trimmed allowing for plenty of wheel travel. Overall it has also given the sedate Chevy a bit of an attitude. 
    In addition to scratch building the rest of the roof rack, I also came up with a rear bumper using the one from the 53 Ford F 1 with tow hooks scrounged from a target... err, armour kit. The rack has mounting points for pick & shovel, radio antennas, licence plate bracket with light and rear back up/work spot lights. 
    Occupying the centre of the cargo area and rollcage is a covered stack of two spare tires with brackets mounting them to the bed floor. I used a prescription bottle cut to size. In its unprimed state it resembles Green Slime! The area between the roll cage and fender wall is occupied by twin fuel cells and jerry cans with water. At the tailgate end will be a tool crib.
    In addition to the modified fender wells, the body trim was removed along the sides and tailgate, giving it a base model appearance. Since the stock bumper was not being used, I fabricated a roll pan to fill the void. Additional locating holes were drilled for the saddle fuel tanks. Once all the body work was complete and primered, it was ready for colour. For me paint is the big hurdle to completing many of my WIPs. For this project I began using rattle cans when we were down south, hardening back to my early youth out in the driveway in Saskatchewan. Back home I've carried on using Tamiya Camel Yellow for the body and Gunmetal for the frame and roll cage. Looking at Gunmetal I keep wondering about hitting it with a dull cote to take some of the shine off. It seems once I get started the momentum builds and the confidence increases with the airbrush and paint mixtures. More one does, the more one learns...
    I've included a few shots of the progress so far. 
    On a related issue of Australian road regulations it is important to note that the stretch of road north of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory has had the speed limit lifted (Aussie politics with a new right wing government in the Northern Territory asserting its right in the face of the federal government). The June issue of Automobile describes their road test of a Bentley coupe along this route, reaching 200 mph! This has an interesting impact on the running of the AussieBall, as speed, and not stealth is required for the run once in the Northern Territory which amounts to a third of the total route.
    Time to mow the lawn again...
    Cheers Mates!

  6. Misha added a post in a topic Ratty Ford Model 'T' Street Rod w/trailer   

    Nice build Albert of this classic kit! Especially like your green colour choice for the wheels, really pops out to make it unique for a rat rod.
    Cheers Misha
  7. Misha added a post in a topic Surf Woody in Progress 2 *PICS*   

    I'll be following this one for sure Bill! This is my favourite of the current reissues this year so far - there's so much packed into the box. Great start on the colour and those interior decals are a neat addition.
    Cheers Misha
  8. Misha added a post in a topic WORK BENCH SATURDAYS!!   

    The Modelling Room!
    Back home in the Cowichan Valley at the workbench! On the table is my current CannonBall K-5 Blazer entry that was started in Arizona. On the shelves are the numerous other WIPs awaiting their turn to reappear on the workbench.

  9. Misha added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    Update K-5 Blazer - Entry #18
    G'Day Fellow AussiBallers!
    Have returned to the main workbench safely after the flight from PHX with the Blazer intact. Packed the entry in a ziplock bag with a bit of air blown in, creating a bubble, and had it as part of an eight kit carry on bag. No problems going thru security.
    Began a search to replace the kit's problematic wheel/tire combo and discovered that the Rubicon tires to be bang on, thanks everyone! The interior is in the process of being painted and detailed and the body on its way to be painted Tamiya's Camel Yellow. Chassis still requires details (shocks, plumbing, paint washes) and engine work. The roof rack design is coming around, being built around the Rubicon light bar. The Roo Bar is going to receive a mesh grid and the lights need to be built up in the rear and wiring added, plus the winch assembly. Also going to dechrome the fuel tanks, grill and engine parts and refinish with Alclad. Getting this current list completed will begin to get this Blazer on the road!
    While in Arizona I had a great time at the Desert Scale Classic, entering the Blazer in the WIP display. Thanks to the host clubs for putting on a stellar event!
    Cheers Misha

  10. Misha added a post in a topic Re-chopping the Revell 48 Ford Update 4-13-16   

    Looking great! Also like what you've done with the hood. It's not sectioned though, is it? Just sort of a 48 version of pancaking...
    Looking forward to more! Cheers Misha
  11. Misha added a post in a topic Edsel Ford Model 40 Speedster   

    Saw this amazing build in person at the DSC on the projects display, it's a stunner!!! Very happy you were able to make it out as I've been following your build and it was such a pleasure to see it on the table. 
  12. Misha added a post in a topic Cannonball Run 2016 "The Aussieball" Official Build Thread   

    G'Day Mates,
    Certainly stealth is an important factor in Cannonball events, yet for the AussieBall one needs to consider what the "norm" is for Outback travel. By doing a Google image search under the title"Roo Bars" (it's not where kangaroos hang out at drinking establishments) it's quickly discovered that the absence of such a contraption on the front of a vehicle would make it stand out considerably. It is also worth reading the Wickopedia entry for the latest info on safety as the rigid bars have come under scrutiny not only for pedestrian safety but also structural concerns. Being mounted to the chassis they cancel out the usual "crush zone" designed into contemporary vehicles. New bars are built from polymers and are connected to the vehicles air bag system. 
    So it may depend on the vintage of your ride as to how you equip it. The images clearly show that Outback travel requires a Roo or Bull Bar and it is a part of being stealthy.
    Hope this helps the discussion and builds.
    Cheers Misha
  13. Misha added a post in a topic DESERT SCALE CLASSIC 12 - 04/09/2016   

    Make coffee, pack up, on my way...
  14. Misha added a post in a topic Hemi '69 Super Bee - Finished? 4/15/2016   

    Happy B-Day Igor! Maybe you'll get a new bench today.
    Cheers Misha
  15. Misha added a post in a topic Canadian rock and roll bands   

    Favorite of mine, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, with Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson. Each coming from a different genre yet combining for an amazing sound! 
    Sorry ran into problem with the video???