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About r60man

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  • Birthday September 24

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  • Scale I Build
    1:20 or 1:24

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  • Location
    Robesonia, PA
  • Full Name
    John Clauss
  1. 1/20 Tamiya Brabham Alfa Romeo BT46 clearveiw

    I have this kit, but I have not built it because I can not decide if I want to build it clear, or paint the whole thing.
  2. The Roswell Rod

    Out of this world! Sorry, couldn't resist. Very nice job. The paint is excellent.
  3. '60 Starliner mild custom

    Love the piping, I may have to try that some day.
  4. Glad the can is going to such good use. Your paint work in amazing. The engine looks real, like really real. Amazing.
  5. Camp Racemore- AMC Pacer Wagon Canyon Carver

    I love this. Everything is so wrong. A diffuser, turbo, raft on the roof, rusty, graffiti, and those wheels and tires! It is all so awful, but it works so well and it is very cool. Your ability to blend it all and make it seem so real. Very cool photography, it does look 1:1 in that setting. I know if I saw that on the street I would have a huge smile on my face. Keep it up!
  6. Sunbeam Tiger MkII 1967 Race Car

    So if the curvature isn't right, could I heat it with a heat gun and bend it some more? Has anyone done this? How do I know when it is hot enough?
  7. Sunbeam Tiger MkII 1967 Race Car

    Finally got some build time tonight. I have decided that this will be a full out race car. Meaning that all this stuff needs to go. Door handles, trim strip, the tiger on the side and the side marker lights need to go. Also the Sunbeam on the front and back of the car. Gone. And so now they are. A lot of work, about two hours worth. I have not done the finer sanding yet. Then puddy in deep places then primer. Then fix up the bad spots that primer didn't hide. I also took the opportunity to deepen the door lines. There was a lot of flash on this, and that had to go too. Down the top front the fender was basically pointy from the flash. Not sure how I am going to tackle this. I already sanded down the back of the hood and it still isn't sitting right. I do not think the hood is curved properly. I may be able to trim down some of the apron. I was thinking of building this with the hood opening. The Sunbeam hood is hinged at the front, so if I display it this way I would not have to worry about it too much, but that seems like cheating. Helpful hits would be very appreciated. Side before the sanding. Top before the flashectomy.
  8. Wooden Russian submarine 1721 kit. Done !

    Amazing work. I have tried a couple of wood kits, but haven't finished one yet. Maybe someday!
  9. My parent's 1960 VW Beetle

    There was a little bracket holding the battery, but that was it. Nothing covering the top either. Point was it was designed for little people in the back not adults.
  10. My parent's 1960 VW Beetle

    The battery was under the back seat. Caused me some issues when I had a couple of 200 pounders in the back. Seat started to heat up and I had to remind them to "roll the cheek a bit" to get it off the battery. The seat spring were making contact. Yikes!
  11. My parent's 1960 VW Beetle

    I typically save all the instructions from past builds for just this purpose. Let me look through my stash and see if I have them, if so I will scan them in for you.
  12. My parent's 1960 VW Beetle

    I have built that kit. It is excellent. That blue is a really nice color. I painted my 1:1 bug powder blue, then when it rusted some more I painted the bottom a royal blue, nice two tone scheme.
  13. Sunbeam Tiger MkII 1967 Race Car

    Thanks for that info! I guess I will need to add a filler to the valve cover?
  14. Sunbeam Tiger MkII 1967 Race Car

    I have discovered that, but thanks for the heads up. I usually put everything together before glue just for those reasons.
  15. Sunbeam Tiger MkII 1967 Race Car

    I will most likely be deleting the headlights and just blanking them out. The grill for the MK II was basically a straight up and down waffle pattern. I am searching for something to replicate that, I think fiberglass screening may be the best. Because I am building a race car I do have a lot of freedom to vary from the original.