The Creative Explorer

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About The Creative Explorer

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  • Birthday 03/16/1981

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Netherlands
  • Full Name Erik

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  1. The Creative Explorer added a topic in Under Glass   

    BMW M1 LeMans Andy Warhole, (10hr quickbuild)
    I build this during the 24hrs of Le Mans, The Dutch IPMS hosts annually a 24hr event where participants (at home) build a model during the 24hrs.
    Due to a very busy schedule and being a bit sick, I only had about 10 hours to finish this model. I didn't had much time for detailling as I spent a majority of the time working on the paintjob. I couldn't find a nice livery that participated in the 24 hrs and decided to go with the Andy Warhole artBMW. I did everything by airbrush and tried to recreate a hand-painted livery.













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  2. The Creative Explorer added a topic in Under Glass   

    Chrysler Turbine Jo-Han full detail
    It's been a very long time since I finished a 'normal' build, but here it is after 1,5 years: The Turbine from Jo-Han. A very interesting, yet challenging kit.
    I bought it as a gluebomb and had to pull some overnighters to get everything back to a decent shape. But I am very suprised by the level of detail and fit from Jo-Han. I would've thought it was much worse.




















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  3. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic What happened to scaledetails.com?   

    Thank!

    I did not know modelmotorcars, but looking at that, I find them a bit on the expensive side. Scaledetails had some nice stuff for nice prices.
     
    @Cato; funny story: I sold a rare Bandai kit on eBay (first time I used eBay to sell, since it didn't sell here in Europe). Got it sold and shipped it almost instantly to a adress in Florida. As soon as I came back from the post office, I got a e-mail from someone in the UK, he didn't notice I lived in The Netherlands and asked if I could ship it to him in the UK. His name was Peter Doney, so I googled and found out he was linked to a Pocher Parts site.
    Funny enough, I sold that Bandai kit for the funds to buy me a Pocher Alfa, appearantly it is a "Boyd Model", but had some missing parts. Now we are talking about getting me some missing parts.
  4. The Creative Explorer added a topic in Big Boyz   

    What happened to scaledetails.com?
    Does anybody here know what happened to Scaledetails.com or with Stephane? The website seems to be down.
     
    I recently got myself another Pocher (appearantly a 'Boyd' Alfa Romeo), but ofcourse, has some missing parts that I need to get.
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  5. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Ferrari 312B2 1/12 Protar   

    Hello Ian,
     
    It is a not so good kit, but not too bad either. The molds are vague and not so crisp.

    It is definately a Protar, but it is a good base for starting a bit more detailled built.
    I put the pictures on my own website and I am not sure why the pictures don't work no more. I have to look into that.
  6. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Nissan Sunny Truck (GB122)(Late Type)   

    No engine at all, curbside model, but with potential under the hood.
     
    I fitted mine with a straight six KPG-C10 engine
  7. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Changes at Model Cars Magazine   

    Gregg, what is the status with Zinio? Is it still in the plans?
  8. 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.
  9. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Heller 2016   

    I know I will be getting a few Estafettes
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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


  13. 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


  14. 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.
  15. 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.