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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 post in a topic Heller Citroen CX 2000   

    I can look around over here in The Netherlands, these kits are better/cheaper available over here. Shipping shouldn't be too bad.
  2. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Why Glue Bombs ?   

    I stay away from gluebombs and rather build new from box, but there is a exception I make: when it is about a rare, hard to find or just expensive kit (like a Pocher, 1/12 Tamiya's etc...) and I can get them for an interesting price, I do it. Just to get them affordable.
  3. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Sad Sad Sad News: Our Harry Passed Away   

    I have no words, Just can't believe it.
  4. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Heads up Revell...$$$$....Time to Re-Release them all....   

    Even though that is true, if the license of those names are a problem, they could release them for example as a Firebird T/A or Camaro Z28.
  5. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Heads up Revell...$$$$....Time to Re-Release them all....   

    From what I know is that the IROC and Trans-Am will not be issued again any time soon due to license issues. Why the Corvette from the same mothercompany is getting licensed is a question I never got an answer from Revell. But that's how it is unfortunately.
     
    The Corvette is a RoG issue, as the molds of the '65 and the E-Type are in hands of RoG. Prices of the '65 Corvette are around 90 Euro's (about 100 dollars) at stores. Which I think is reasonable. Even for a 50 year old kit.
     
    The E-type (or XKE) was re-issued 1 or 2 years ago for a German toystore and limited to 1,000 pieces for 99,95 Euro's.  Also reasonable.

    But; most 1/8 models cost over here less than they do in The States. Reason? I can only guess, but I think the Europeans are less willing to dig deep in their pockets, compared to the Northern American modellers/collectors.

    Basically; thos 'T'- models can be found in Europe rather easily for less than 100 dollars, if one is being somewhat patient, since they haven't been sold a lot over here.
  6. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic 3-d printers ... $180-$200???   

    3D printers are down to that money; yes. For 180-200 dollars one can buy a lot of parts that will make a 3D printer. However, there is still a lot of differences in quality.
    I've been looking into one for some time now and one thing I learned rather quick; step away from those Prusa-clones, they are just not going to cut it. At this point I am heading towards an original Prusa I3, as it seems to be a very solid and good quality 3D printer with good parts on it. But, that is still a 799 dollar (kit) printer.

    My brother-in-law is always saying: I am too poor to buy cheap.
  7. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic BMC tutorials   

    Doug, can you send me the zip?

  8. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Ferrari/Model A Mash-Up   

    The turbo's are not even hooked up either....
  9. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic The 1/24 Scale History Story?   

    I believe it's a matter of the Metric and imperial system.

    IMHO: I don't care if it is 24 or 25.
  10. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    Thanks Bruce,
    The belt came with the kit actually, i think it is just a tad too thick, but other than that; it does look better than a molded-in one.

  11. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    There is a hoop and a higher up pushbar in the kit, but they are not used, due to the bodywork and the canopy. I'll make a picture of the instructions.
    But don't worry about those seatbelts; they are well protected in case of a roll-over by the helmet and head of the driver..... ;-)
     
  12. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic British Racing Green?   

    There is no 1 BRG, there are many variety's in it. You can 'almost' say that any dark-green would classify...
    Look at paintcharts from the 50's through 70's. There are so many choices to go with, Most importantly is metallic or not. Old Jag's were solids, later they went to metallics.
    Personally; I love the Zero Paints Bently Speed8 BRG, it has such a nice tone to it.
  13. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    You don't want to. Normally, these kind of dragsters have some sort of overhead protection, this one too. But they are omitted for the bodypanels. There was also a pushbar that went up, but had to be trimmed. Makes it a dragster you don't want to crash.
  14. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    Haha, you're welcome. I'll see if I can find the article numbers for you.
  15. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Schnappy Hemi   

    Thanks guys!
    @MeatMan; very simple; I got it at Radioshack. For you it's local and for me it isn't quite that local. But that wire has the perfect diameter for ignitionwiring. it is 30-gauge or 0,5mm. It comes in red, white and blue.
    @6bblbird; ok, that would make more sense. Maybe I am weird, but I love the look of Hemi's with a satin-black cover a lot better than chrome.
    And you're totally right with the boots, I kinda knew, but I decided to do it anyway. <--- why? I am not sure. I shouldn't have.

    This is a modelkit with low partscount, just slapping the thing together would be too easy and too quick, so I decided to give it more detail.
    I added the throttlelinkage to the blower and added the fuellines to the fueltank.


     

     
    Because a single fuelline would be unlogical for a dragster, I added 4 more fuellines to the collector and hooked it up to the fuelpump in the front.

     

     

     

     

     
    Added some seatbelts

     
    And started assembling the askewed frontend. Which is horrbile.

     
    I drilled a few holes in the body and used some wire to hold the frame in the right position and cut the steering linkage in halve, making it possible to get the wheels straight.