tim boyd

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  1. tim boyd added a post in a topic Moebius 1956 Chrysler 300-V yes 300V!!!!   

    Al....that's a very tasty result, to say the least!   B5, your wheels/tires, stance, all look super-sharp.  And an excellent first effort at BareMetal Foil...it adds so much to the realistic appearance of your model.  Congrats.....TIM 
  2. tim boyd added a post in a topic Losing My Sight------Update   

    Thanks Bill for relating your experiences and how you dealt with them.
    I too am very nearsighted, and I have been afflicted with floaters (growing gradually worse over time) ever since my college days.  I have been warned about things like detached retinas...and it was very helpful to hear it affected you (e.g what you saw through your eye).  I am now much better equipped to know what to do if this ever happens to me. 
    Needless to say, like everyone else here I am overjoyed to hear that the operation was a success and wish you the very best as you continue your recovery.     TIM 
  3. tim boyd added a post in a topic AMT Super Boss 2016   

    Don't recall having read this here yet (did not go back through the entire thread again....).....here is a great story on the kit's development courtesy John G. and the kit's development engineer back in the late 1970's, John Mueller.  As a contractor to AMT back then, I'd heard parts of this story, but never in this level of detail.  It's a must-read and a huge grin!    Enjoy.....TIM
     
  4. tim boyd added a post in a topic 630 photos from 2016 GoodGuys Nationals in Columbus this weekend....   

    Here's one of several shots of Fred Farrand's 1/1 scale '32 Highboy, just finished last fall. 
    For those that don't recognize the name, Fred's been doing magazine-worthy model cars for over 20 years (and has several magazine photos to prove it - and now one in full size scale too!).  
    This car is full of neat details, from the '33-style hood vents, to the airfoil section on the front tie bar, to the way cool induction system on the small block Ford V8 (no me-too SBC's for this man!), and the one-off style mag wheels.  Well done, Fred!    TIM
  5. tim boyd added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    Yep....and been missin' it ever since......TIM 
  6. tim boyd added a post in a topic What predictions can we make for new kit releases in 2017?   

    AMEN!!!!    TIm 
  7. tim boyd added a post in a topic 29 Roadster   

     
    Excellent....especially those coil-overs!   TIM 
  8. tim boyd added a post in a topic '29 Ford Roadster   

    Great paint detailing work and really like the overall color scheme too!   Cheers.....TIM 
  9. tim boyd added a post in a topic Carl Casper`s : Phonebooth: "On the Workbench" 7-11-16   

    John....great to see you back at it, and amazed at how quickly you can define and build such a convincing replica largely from scratch.  
    In the original MPC kit, the engine was a DeSoto Firedome Hemi, which I presume was based on the the 1/1 scale original.  An early Chrysler Hemi, then, is a close but not identical substitute.   In keeping with your slight "upgrading" (e.g. the Halibrand Quick Change i/l/o a Ford 9"), the step up (in power and prestige) from a DeSoto Firedome to a first gen Chrysler Hemi seems entirely consistent for your project.  Plus the effort to fully duplicate exactly a Firedome (e.g changes like the engine front cover/water pump layout)  seems to be a questionable effort given the similarity in design between the two 1/1 scale) engines.  
    Will be watching this one progress and envision a stunning result when complete, just like the other projects you've shared here and elsewhere in the past.  Way to go!   TIM 
     
  10. tim boyd added a post in a topic 1961 F-100 Restomod   

    Al.....great subject for a model build and really like your build theme, too!  Unibody F100's rule, in 1/1 AND 1/25th scale....way cool!   TIM 
  11. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '30 Model A coupe w/inline 6 - final update 7/24   

    Rob....looking very, very good.  Love the engine choice and that fat 'ol Paxton blower hanging out there....so much more character than some of the more typical engine choices....will be watching as it finishes up....TIM 
  12. tim boyd added a post in a topic New Revell '30 A Coupe - My Way!   

    Dennis...great start so far.  Love the theme.  Have used that rear axle/quarter elliptic setup on some of my Gasser and A/SR - AA/SR builds myself...an outstanding selection on your part.  
    Will be enjoying watching this one come together....TIM 
  13. tim boyd added a post in a topic 630 photos from 2016 GoodGuys Nationals in Columbus this weekend....   

    Thanks Lance....yeah....I was a bit neglectful in not getting any more pix!   (smile)   Cheers.....TIM 
  14. tim boyd added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   

    Craig -  nicely done!!!   And good to see that Nailhead in lieu of the SBC.  
    Anyone else got a completed build yet?    TIM