The Creative Explorer

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  • Birthday 03/16/1981

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  • Location Netherlands
  • Full Name Erik

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  1. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Heller Jaguar E Type cabriolet/coupe kits   

    Yes, you can't make a modelkit without that seam. They couldn't even make the real thing without that seam, each E-type had to be finished.
  2. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Heller 2016   

    I know I will be getting a few Estafettes
  3. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   


    Well, now I had the oppertunity to look at more and different pictures, I have to revise my opinion and it does seem it is the same car, but it does have some improvements.
    Look at the details at the dashboard (switches and dials) suitcase and engine details.
  4. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    I am amazed by this news and hope it will be a real Pocher.
     
    I've been reading through this topic and the suggestion of it might be from Eaglemoss, but looking at the pictures and specific details, I think the Pocher is too different on keypoints. My guess is that they are not the same, but that is just my humble opinion.
  5. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Routemaster Car Transporter   

    This is the new panel for the right side

    And for the left side

    It does make it a closed behind



    To get it a bit in style with the rest of the bus, I added a few strips


  6. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Routemaster Car Transporter   

    Thank you guys for the input, it made a difficult decission a bit easier. With top is the way to go!
    I had yesterday finally some time to work on the project again, I haven't been able to give it the time I wished I could.
    But I am grateful that I made some progress yesterday. I worked yesterday mainly on scratchbuilding some new bodyparts. I had to add bodypanels to the rear, where they were too short or non-existing.
    I added the lower 'walls'

    And added BMF to the upper rail

    Then I started to mock-up the body as much as I could, that way I am able to get the right measurements for the new bodypanels.


    As you can see, there is quite a gap in the back


    And a smaller one on the right side.

    With roof and the mock-up car inside


  7. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Looking for a 1/8 V8 engine for a Citroën 22CV build   

    Lee,

    Sorry for the late reply, had less pleasant things on my mind last couple of days.
    But I would be helped with either the Pontiac or Ford, that would give me a great headstart.
  8. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic After 8 years of searching: my holy grail found!   

    Well, I've been looking for the Caterham for 8 years and found finally one, one month later I am able to add the second :-) me happy.


  9. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Tucker kit? YES!   

    He replied to an earlier post in this thread, I believe on the first or second page.
  10. The Creative Explorer added a topic in General   

    My new paintbooth, I took a different route
    I had a sort of a good working paintbooth, downdraft and in a cubicle, but I had the feeling it also grabbed too much dust from the workarea and since paintwork is the pinnacle of my modelling, it kept agitating me.
    So I have been thinking this problem over and over and came up with this solution:
    I started by making the frames for the cabin

     

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    And added wheels on the bottom

     
    I also made the floor moveable, by adding wheels

     
    This is partly what's left of the old paintbooth, I had a cubicle on top of it, but the front end was open.

     
    The second frame was made and finished with gypsum walls

     
    Here's where you can see my idea, I made the paintbooth collapsible, taking as little space as needed when not in use. But big enough to be comfy when using the paintbrush

     
    A test set-up

     
    This will be the backdraft box, I deconstructed the kitchen destractor and used nothing but the motors and the wiring.

     
    These are the old motors, before refurbishing

     
    Final set up for the extractor, the wiring is behind the right side panel and is removable. On top will be the extractor switch panel, but I also hooked the lights to the panel, just to be tidy

     
    I am not happy with the filter, but it is coming along

     
    Getting there

     
    I used brushes where the both halves overlapse, less chance of dust.

     

     
    And here we go; my new paintbooth! This is the in use position

     
    And this is the not in use position.

     
     
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  11. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Changes at Model Cars Magazine   


    Great to hear :-)
    If you need an insider/help or somone to distribute, I could help out.
  12. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic 2016 Revell Germany, new releases   


    Or put it on a trailer behind the new Revell 1/16 Transporter, converted to a camper
  13. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Looking for a 1/8 V8 engine for a Citroën 22CV build   

    For the fun of it, I cam accross a good 3D impression of the V8, it will need a lot of work to get it from a RWD Ford to a FWD Citroen :-)

  14. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Looking for a 1/8 V8 engine for a Citroën 22CV build   

    Thanks Lee, and there is no rush. I am still in the middle of my Routemaster at the moment, so that would be ok.
    I am also going to check out the Cord :-)
  15. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Looking for a 1/8 V8 engine for a Citroën 22CV build   

    Thansk guys for thinking with me. It doesn't necessarily have to be a Ford engine, but supposedly, it looked similar to a Ford engine. From what I could see, I don't think it looked like one, but that's me
     
    My pockets aren't deep enough for eBay, was hoping to sort something out through the forum