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About AmericanMuscleFan

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    1/25 model car

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    Province of Quebec, Canada
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    Francis Laflamme

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  1. Welcome from the East Coast of Canada, Declan! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ If I'm not mistaken, driving is on the right side of the road in Australia... It must be a bit of an adjustment at the beginning but fortunately, there are no rules to follow with scale models other than to follow the instructions... 😁
  2. Nice build Aymer, beautiful details bumper to bumper! It looks like a car from the TV series Street Outlaws! Murder Nova got a HEMI... 😁
  3. Good idea Ray! There is nothing wrong with that especially when you are a Cobra fan like you... It's easier to transplant mechanics than body parts anyway! It fits him like a glove by the way!!!
  4. I don't think the age of the kit is a deal breaker for this wonderful truck! You've seen it all and your great modeling talent makes all the difference! I'm still in awe of your frame paint job, I have a lot to learn about it... πŸ‘Œ
  5. Thanks Ian! I probably won't be able to catch up with you, but I'm happy to move on to another kind of update for you, at least for a while... It makes me think that there is light at the end of the tunnel...! Francis
  6. Thank you for your kind words Daniel, In my case, "The Friendly Giant" is American and his name is Sherline, he has an iron fist! It is rather ironic that on our side of the border it is the opposite, it is the American programs that have marked my youth... There is no doubt that we have much more than just an economic partnership between our two countries...! 😊 Francis
  7. Thank you Marcos, I am very proud if I can have this kind of effect on your great work my friend! Francis
  8. Thanks for your support and kind comments Tim! I have learned over time that there is no point in trying to compare yourself, but you have to find pleasure and satisfaction in improving yourself no matter what your level of progress. Anyway, there is always someone who can do better, you just have to find the balance between pleasure and frustration... By dint of trying you will eventually find the winning recipe, it just requires more precision when you want the details to become functional at this scale! πŸ˜‰ Francis
  9. Thanks Claude, I put it back in the oven... there's a nice smell of barbecue chicken in the house right now.. 😁 Francis
  10. Thanks for your kind comment on my Roadrunner Andy! I think the body style and the Plum Crazy color have a lot to do with it, I always had a soft spot for these 70's muscle cars... 😊 Francis
  11. Thanks Trevor, I'm always happy to get your visit and comments my friend! You know, I was aware from the beginning that this was going to be a very difficult build and I decided to go even further than I had ever done in terms of detail. Sure I would like things to go faster but I am using my free time for a hobby I love and I also see it as a good exercise for my brain, it's what I call a win-win situation! I only hope I don't come to discourage my loyal partners who take the time to comment and follow my progress... 😁 Francis
  12. Hello again everyone, This is my second update this week, but despite the fact that little progress has been made, I'm happy to show you the painted frame with another small component for the brake system. I made the t-valve and a small bracket to mount it on the frame above the differential, I'll run the flexible brake lines from there and connect them to the rear brake calipers. I'm going to start assembly next week (my parts box is full...) and I need to see some different progress on this thing (probably you do too...). I'll continue to build the remaining parts as I need them and hope to paint the many body parts in the next few weeks. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Francis T-valve at early stage in the milling chuck. Drilling in progress using a 0.016" drill bit. Final t-valve before the mounting bracket added. Mounting bracket welded. Test fit on the frame, I made a small plastic support to mount it above the differential. Back in black... freshly painted in semi-gloss black (Tamiya). Other side view. It will dry until next week for the beginning of some assembly. 😊
  13. Thanks for the compliment Jerry! This model is about ten years old and I think I have improved my machining methods a lot since then but I have to admit that this bird still looks good on my shelf. I'm glad you like it! 😊 Francis
  14. Thanks Mark, I started in my childhood like all the young people with a tube of Testor glue and brushes. It is by dint of contemplating the high quality work of master model makers that I decided to try new techniques. Everyone goes at their own pace, the goal is to have a good time, I hope you get lots of them!!!
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