slotbaker

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  • Location Sydney, Australia
  • Full Name Steve King

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  1. slotbaker added a post in a topic scale size of this?   

    If you need to work out other scale dimensions, just divide the full size (1:1) size by the scale.
    1/25 scale of 2" = 2 divided by 25 = 0.080" (2.0mm)
    1/32 scale of 2" = 2 divided by 32 = 0.063" (1.5mm)
    etc.
  2. slotbaker added a post in a topic scale size of this?   

    It's a bit hard to tell by the pics, however, the square main side rails look like about 2" (~51mm)
    1/25 scale = 0.080" (2.0mm)
    1/32 scale = 0.063" (1.5mm)
    Even if the side rails were 2.5" square, @ 1/25 scale it would be 0.100" (2.5mm)
    You're probably not going to get the exact size you want, so just go with what's available, and look the part.

  3. slotbaker added a post in a topic Removing only some chrome   

    As Colby suggests, caustic soda in solution usually removes the plating, so how about masking the rim you want to keep chrome with a 'rubber' mask (eg Parma Fasmask), then carefully brush on the caustic to the area you want to strip.
    Wash thoroughly to remove the caustic residue.
    Might pay to test on scrap chrome tree to see how it goes.
    Caustic is a bit nasty, and is a skin irritant, so best to wear disposable gloves, safety glasses, and do in well ventilated area.
  4. slotbaker added a post in a topic Where do you get supplies?   

    HobbyLink (with a K)in Japan quite often have good specials;
    https://www.hlj.com/
    With HobbyLinc (with a C) in the USA, it can get a bit confusing;
    http://www.hobbylinc.com
    Not sure if one pinched the others name or not???
    I've bought from both, and both are good suppliers.
  5. slotbaker added a post in a topic 1964 Studebaker Avanti R3   

    There is a survivor racing Cruiser down here fitted with an R4, and it sounds awesome.  The motor was acquired and fitted to the cruiser.
    I can post YT vid if anyone is interested.
  6. slotbaker added a post in a topic 1964 Studebaker Avanti R3   

    Very nice job. Love it.
    Studebakers are the forgotton about, muscle car.
    Wish I could get a model of my 63 Lark Cruiser.
  7. slotbaker added a post in a topic 1929 Ford Roadster - Dan Gurney - Bonneville 1950   

    Love it. 
    Thanks for sharing.
  8. slotbaker added a post in a topic Changes at Model Cars Magazine   

    Happy New Year Gregg, and I'm happy for you, that your back is on the improve.

  9. slotbaker added a post in a topic my grandson's first kit   

    Great to see a young guy creating something with his hands.
    Good job, hope to see plenty more.

  10. slotbaker added a post in a topic Wanted - Buick Nailhead info   

    Thanks Bill.
    Sounds like the 29 Ford A Roadster might be the one to start with.
  11. slotbaker added a post in a topic Wanted - Buick Nailhead info   

    Wow... Many thanks for all the responses.
    Great research and info Bill.
    I'm not attempting to build a dead ringer on accuracy, but rather a good representation of OY2 when Dan Gurney drove it.
    I've also found out that these 2 kits might also have the nailhead.
    AMT - T149. 1940 FORD SEDAN DELIVERY VAN
    Revell - H1224:200. TONY NANCY 22 JR Roadster & Dragster double kit
    So, I've got a few choices.

  12. slotbaker added a topic in Wanted!   

    Wanted - Buick Nailhead info
    I'm interested in building a scratchbuilt 1/24 scale version Old Yeller II, and would like to replicate the Buick Nailhead 401ci coupled to a Jaguar 4sp as used in the real thing.
    Can someone please let me know any kit/s that this engine was issued in?
    Or, if anyone has one, or a gluebomb model with one in it they can spare, I'd be interested to buy.
    TIA.


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  13. slotbaker added a post in a topic How do you pick which model you will work on next   

    After a long absence from model building, retiring, and just about finished a house reno', I'm aiming to build as many cars that Mr Dan Gurney drove, as I can. Dan the Man drove a huge range of cars, so there are many to choose from, and gathering the info for each is also interesting.
    First one will be Old Yeller as a scratchbuild, then the next will be the one I've got all the info and stuff to build it with.  Then repeat!!
    I'm into Studebakers as well, so the odd Stude might sneek in there too.

  14. slotbaker added a post in a topic Got some slot Cars   

    Would love to see them.

    Can you show the chassis as well?

  15. slotbaker added a post in a topic Putty that can be shaped, then machined?   

    How about an air drying modeling clay?
    That's just one... there are others that may suit as well.