Jeff Johnston

Members
  • Content count

    1,021
  • Joined

  • Last visited


About Jeff Johnston

  • Rank
    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 10/08/1964

Contact Methods

  • Website URL http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v308/avj97/

Profile Information

  • Location New Hampshire USA

Recent Profile Visitors


7,355 profile views

Jeff Johnston's Activity

  1. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic Ferrari 512S   

    I'm almost sure that the Fujimi kit is a straight reissue of the Heller.  Testors also issued the Heller kit in their box back in the 80s.  As far as I know this is the only 512S kit.
  2. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic Ferrari 512S   

    No warpage at all on mine fortunately. 
  3. Jeff Johnston added a topic in Under Glass   

    Ferrari 512S
    This is the VERY fiddly Ferrrari 512S.  This is a Heller kit in a union box...  This was an exercise in patience but very fun and rewarding build.  I built this back in the late 80s and always wanted to do another one.  It only took almost 30 years but I finally did   ''
    The pipes just didn't fit and I really struggled to get them to look half way descent.  In the end this was a challenge but I'm happy to see it on the shelf.    



    • 16 replies
    • 295 views
  4. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic Kits for Trade   

    PM sent
  5. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic Looking to for 2 Revell Shelby Mustang GT350R kits   

    wow wish I had the trade.  Love to get my hands on those sports cars.
     
  6. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic Most fun you had in a car. KEEP IT P.G.   

    So for you Corvette enthusiasts please don't freak out...this was built in 1980 out of what was a very rough 65 Corvette.  Who knew in 1980 what would happen to the value of the 60's ere Corvettes.  This was my uncles car,and it had so much torque....like space shuttle kind of torque.  I drove this car for 10 days back in 1985 due to the generosity of my uncle.  I was a 20 year old kid...  At a dollar per gallon, I ran 125 bucks of gas through this car in 10 days, all after work.  
    I had a XJ12 kind of taunting me on the strip in Ithaca NY.  We stopped side by side at a stop sign, and I took off the line so fast that the Jag never had a chance.  I pulled into a spot about 5 miles down the road to get some food, and the guy pulled in behind me and said he'd never seen a street car take off that fast.  He was shocked to learn it was a very built 350.  He figured it to have a 396 or 427 in it.    
    Folks...this cart was just stinkin' fast.  Stop light to Stop light fast.  1/4 mile fast.  I've owned and driven many fast carts.  Nothing even comes remotely close to the raw torque this car had. 
    It was the most fun I ever had in a car, and it lasted 10 days.

  7. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic 1987 Porsche 930   

    Dominik this is the Revell kit released again just this year. 
    http://www.revell.com/model-kits/cars/85-4330.html#.Vc3W1_lVhBc
     
     
  8. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic 1987 Porsche 930   

    Mike.  I actually hand painted the centers.  I first stripped the chrome in Castrol Super clean, and painted them Rustoleum chrome over gray primer.  This took it down to a brushed aluminum look.  Then I used a teeny brush and painted the outside edge Testors Acryl Semi Gloss black.  Then I used a soft wiser brush once I has cut it in.
  9. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic Revell AG VW Golf Gti Mk1   

    Looks like a real 1:1 car.
  10. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic 1990 Thunderbird SC   

    You never see these built anymore.  Very nice.  Great paint.
  11. Jeff Johnston added a topic in Under Glass   

    1987 Porsche 930
    Nice basic kit.  This is the Revell most recent release.  I fumbled around a bit with the rear suspension. This is one area that I'd suggest some more test fitting than I did.  I had to oval out the wheel backs so that the rear end sat lower.  Totally me, not the kit.  If I build this again I'll make sure the suspension is all the way down into its slot.  
    I'd love to own one of these, exactly from this era.
     



     
    • 9 replies
    • 390 views
  12. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic The Man with the Golden Gun AMC Hornet   

    LOVE the Hornet !
  13. Jeff Johnston added a topic in Under Glass   

    1975 Corvette Convertible
    These weren't fast cars, but they were cool.   This is the old Molded in Yellow MPC kit.  I think since I was a kid I've built probably 20 MPC 70's Corvette Models.


    • 21 replies
    • 513 views
  14. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic AMT 1969 Chevelle   

    I'd buy those decals if they were on the site.   Honestly there are better looking than the Modelhaus replacements IMHO.
  15. Jeff Johnston added a post in a topic Any interest in trading 1:18 die-casts for kits?   

    Hey Brandon,
    Let me know what else you have left in addition to the Viper. If you can send the Viper pics that woudl be great.
    jeff