tim boyd

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  1. tim boyd added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    Very, very sharp paint work, Gregg!   And the car looks good, too!  Cheers...>TIM 
  2. tim boyd added a post in a topic Dry-lakes scratchbashed '29 Ford/Ardun. ADDITIONAL update August 30   

    Bill...great project and progress!   TIM 
  3. tim boyd added a post in a topic AMC Gremlin Street Freak / Gasser late 70's ShowCar   

    Eric...this came out terrific!  Anyone driving a 1/1 version of that in the 1970's would have truly been the king of the street.  
    If anyone remembers the Hank Borger "Boulevard Marauder/Ghost Dancer/Firebox" article series....this one could be poised to give the best of those a real run for 1/25th street supremacy!  
    TIM 
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  4. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    JB - I know that multiple assemblies of the test shots were done, because I did one set myself.  At the stage I did mine (1st round test shots), I was working from an exploded parts view.   Instruction sheets are often the last thing completed (along with decals, just before the kit starts down the line).  
    Revell would have to address how this error occured.  But overall I think the instructions are extremely well done, providing clear and easy to follow assemblies of some of the more complicated parts of the kit based on my prior experience.    Just my 2 cents...TIM 
  5. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    Second update photos are now posted at this link. http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyd-on-line-mo/tim-boyd-on-line-mo-1/  Updates start at photo #8.  
    Here's a look at the finished Hilborn injected version of the Nailhead V8.  Several additional views of the engine, also, updates on the interior, and a clear look at the Z'ed Model A frame are part of the updates.  
    Thanks for your continued interest and comments.   TIM 
    (Please note I still have some cleanup todo - paint touchups...removing extranious glue strings, etc....TB ) 
  6. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    Martin...I do plan to build a future Nailhead V8 using the '29A engine except for the dual quad carbs/intake and exhaust manifolds from the AMT/Ertl '66 Riv kit.  I expect that everything will match up fine.  I'll post pictures when the time comes. 
    Clearly we have established that the dimensions of the Revell header/exhaust ports do not match the 1/1 scale counterparts, but I just don't see the discrepancy as being one that is obvious in 1/25th scale.
    I acknowledge that some of you do see the discrepancy.  For those that are bothered, I think your idea of sectioning through the middle of the header is the way to go, although due to the geometry you'll then need to slightly shorten the #3 and #4 header tubes as well  (UPDATE - I see JC (AFX) also mentioned the need to do this extra step).  Personally, I'm way to busy planning future kit bashing projects with this kit to attempt the header conversion, but hopefully someone here will do so.    
    Best Regards...TIM 
    PS - will be posting photos of the completed engine shortly.  TB
  7. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    Chris...you are exactly right on why I tried the fauxtina decals....most everyone who saw  them on the decal sheet dismissed them.  I wanted to try them (especially since it avoided having to do the paint job over, as explained in one of the photo captions).  I think the results are somewhat mixed.  They would probably look better over some real 3D rust (like Dr. Cranky does).
    Using them on this version is 180 degrees opposed to the "shiny" finish of my Highboy version of the kit, which also make for an interesting "comparo" picture later on....
    Cheers...
    TIM 
  8. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    Dennis....the parts fit so well that I decided I could cut them apart and paint the rear wheel wells with the body, and not have to mask off the interior pieces for painting later.  Then later I painted the interior pieces the black color at the same time I painted the body the red color.  It turned out to be a time saver and I will do it that way with all future builds of this kit.  Then everything reassembled as original later on.  Thanks for asking....TIM
  9. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    Dave...I had a real "facepalm" moment myself earlier this afternoon....as at one point I was convinced I had built the Highboy version with the wrong floorboard.  But it didn't make sense...because everything was fitting perfectly with that model.  You can imagine the sign of relief when I figured out what the real story was.  We were probably both trying to figure it out at the same time.  Glad to know there was no permanent damage on your end....TIM    
  10. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    I just wanted to clarify for anyone watching the video review above....the channeled version firewall fits fine once you use the #62 floorboard.   I just mocked up the entire channeled body/entire/floorboard/firewall fit, and everything works perfectly when you use the Roadster (#62) floorboard.  
    Best Regards...TIM 
  11. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    Dennis....I was leaning that way on the wheels....so your vote may seal the deal!    TIM 
  12. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!   

    The first seven pictures of my build of this version are now posted at this link.  http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyd-on-line-mo/tim-boyd-on-line-mo-1/
    Here's a look at the injected version of the Nailhead engine....
    Also...I am trying out the "fauxtina" decals from the kit, with somewhat mixed results.    
    Check the captions for each photo at the link for much more info....thanks.  TIM 
     
     
     
     
  13. tim boyd added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #2 - Engine completed; other updates. Important Instruction Sheet Correction!
    Later this evening or tomorrow, I'll be posting in-process photos of my box stock build of the channeled version of Revell's '29A Hot Rod Roadster.  
    But I wanted to post the following info ASAP because I know that some of you are already building your own channeled version of the kit.  
    Please grab a pen.go straight to to page 8 of the instruction sheet, and for step 1 at the top of the page, cross out part #13, and mark in part #62.  
    Long story short, the same floorboard (part #62) is shared across both of the roadster versions.  Part #13 has a different tab/slot layout where it fits the side panels, it also has different seat location tabs.  It is for a future version of the tool that uses a different body and interior, just like the instrument panel on the same parts tree.  
    I''ll send a note to the Revell team in the morning...but for now you are best served to mark the correction while you are thinking of it.  
    Pictures later!  TIM 
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  14. tim boyd added a post in a topic This ever happen to anyone else?   

    Regrettably I've had this happen with multiple cans of Testors auto lacquer hobby paints - both the One Coat Metalflakes and the "Custom Lacquer System" Muscle Era duplicates of specific car colors.
     Yesterday I took one of the cans that had leaked, and sprayed it (I didn't have any extra cans of the color) on a Channeled Revell '29A I'm building.   The result was very poor.  So if you have any cans that have leaked like this, be sure to do a thorough spray test (wait for the paint to dry) before you spray it on a model car body.  
    I'm a big supporter of Testors, so it is troubling to see this happening with their spray lacquer paints, apparently multiple times with multiple builders.   Meanwhile, I have cans of Testors, Pactra, and AMT paints cans from the early 1960's that have never leaked (even in the back of moving vans during multiple cross country trips)  that in some cases still spray today like they did when they were new.  This is progress?  (Don't blame the companies alone, it's the regulatory environment driving changes...)  
    TIM