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 Routemaster Car Transporter   

    It took me a little while, but the kind of trailer is a A-frame drawbar trailer. :-)
  2. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Routemaster Car Transporter   

    Thanks guys for the positive response!
    @Jairus; where did you got those figures from? I really like them and they look quite british, could be a nice touch to this project.
     
    After I stopped working on this project in early march, I wanted it to finish it for the Jabbeke show in Belgium and I started to notice that I took shortcuts and did started to rush, I put it next to me and it has been there ever since. I did manage to finish the Turbine car and I am now in the middle of my engine-casting project.
    As soon as I have that good on the rails; I'll start to tackle this huge project again.
     
    But I do have a update: I bought another (the third, can you believe it?) London bus, It was partially started, so a bit cheaper. But when I saw the ad, I directly got an idea for it; I want to make a trailer for my transporter. A trailer with on the upper deck some spare parts and on the lower deck it will have a workshop/tooling area, where the side will fold open, to make it to a roof where it can be worked on dry.
    It will be difficult and comprehensive, but I think it will be a nice addition.
    This will give some of a idea:

     
  3. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Hobby shop in Oregon   


    I seriously didn't expect that, I've seen the ad in Scale Auto for a while and when it dissappeared, it didn't dawn on me that they would go belly up.
    I'm sorry about giving the wrong info, should've checked I guess.
  4. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Fujimi EM series 1971 Ferrari 365GTS4   

    Whenever I come accross the EM-kits I just buy them within reasonable money (which is below 25 dollars). They have been sold quite a lot for a long time and still being reissued by Fujimi for nice prices. Regurarly.
    I love the old box-art a whole lot better than the new ones, they are/were so beautiful, true art. 
    And you are doing a nice job on this beauty, even though it might be a tricky kit, it is very pleasing when finished.
  5. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Hobby shop in Oregon   

    Bridgetown hobby's on Sandy Boulevard in Portland is a nice one
     
    and there is Tammie's hobbies in Beaverton.
     
    But Rodney should know the best places over there, his forumname is Rodneybad
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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.
  9. 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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  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Heller 2016   

    I know I will be getting a few Estafettes
  15. 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.