tim boyd

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  1. tim boyd added a post in a topic Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #1 - First Photos and 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 
     
     
     
     
  2. tim boyd added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell '29A CHANNELED Hot Rod Roadster Quick Build Update #1 - First Photos and 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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  3. 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 
  4. 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   

    Michael....I went to the major hobby store chain in metro Detroit yesterday, Nankin Hobby.  They have three stores, I went to the one in Farmington Hills hoping they might have the kit.  BINGO!  They had five there, I bought three (leaving two for others who are looking for the kit).  The conversation with the guys behind the counter at checkout suggests that they are already well aware of the early positive feedback on the kit, which of course I added my comments to).  
    I still have two on order from Spotlight Hobbies (expecting to be shipped this Wednesday), and two more from Model Cave in Ypsilanti (where I got my first kit last Thursday).
    Needless to say, the channeled version is already under constuction.  
    Glad to hear of your impressions of the kit.   Cheers...TIM 
  5. tim boyd added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...   

    Thanks Scott...and to all the rest of you, for your feedback on this review.  Needless to say, it's some amount of work, but something I am happy to do to promote a genre of model car building I really like, and an excellent new kit of the same genre/subject.
    Cheers...TIM  
  6. 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   

    Bob...one of my first kitbashes will be to use the body from the AMT Trophy Series '27T Tub/Touring on the Channeled '29A frame.  I'll use the dropped front axle from that AMT '27T kit (which is really sweet, if not overly detailed), and the transverse leaf rear spring/differential/Model A rear crossmember from the Revell Roth Outlaw kit.  Since that has an early Banjo rear diff (not a quick change), the engine will be no bigger than a Flathead Ford V8 (maybe the unit from the Chopped '48 Ford convert, which has those awesome Navarro heads and intake manifold).  If the rear suspension interferes with the rear seat, I'll can the rear seat and put a tonneau cover over the back passenger compartment.  
    How's that sound for a start?  
    Best regards...TIM 
     
     
  7. 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   

    Rob...the air cleaners would stick through the hood as well....and the front corners of the cylinder heads would probably impact the hood sides unless they were made of very thin styrene (or brass sheet). 
    Now if you were to swap the six barrel setup for the dual quads in the AMT/Ertl 1966 Riviera kit, and use the stock exhaust manifolds from that same kit, you might be able to get a nearly full hood/hood sides to work (filing down the corners of those cylinder heads just a touch to boot), but you'd still need to deal with the alternator.  Maybe a swap with fan belt in the old AMT '40 Ford Trophy series, which mounts the unit up high (IIRC - did not look this up in the kit box) and out of the way of hood sides?  
    The Revell pickup cab and bed should fit with relatively few changes (primarily, to adjust the pickup bed floor if needed to clear the rear chassis hump/suspension.  
    In any case, good luck with the project, and please share photos when the time comes!  TIM
     
  8. 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   

    Bob...I'm not sure I understand the question.  The mating surface between the fenderwells and the body tucks up under the body when viewed from the side, so you don't see itIt would only be visible when looking at the model from the bottom.  In the image below, the mating seam is only seen just ahead of the driver's side rear tire, and for a small section behind the same tire.  If that's a concern, the seam could be puttied and sanded pretty easily before you paint it. .  But I'm thinking maybe I don't see what you are seeing.  Can you explain more?  (Sorry for being so clueless!)   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   

    Bernard...I've been particularly interested in seeing your reaction, as I view you to be among the most prolific and creative builders of traditional hot rod models in our hobby right now.  Without reservation, I share your thoughts and enthusiasm for this new kit.  
    That's a very cool aftermarket list.  As for the Deuce grille shell, I like, and regularly use, the setup from Model Car Garage.  Comes with a resin shell and photoetched grille.  Really nice, and not super expensive.  I think that some Nailhead engine accessories may already be under development in the aftermarket.  
    Like you I would love to see a review of the Channeled version.  Depending on how quickly I can get my hands on a second kit, ,I may do this, or hopefully some one else on this Forum will beat me to it!  
    Thanks again for the feedback, Bernard.  Needless to say, we can't wait to see what you do with the kit....TIM 
  10. 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   

    Martin....I like the Caddy idea...a great swap given the vibe of this kit.  
    Question 1: For standard exhaust manifolds, go with the AMT/Ertl '66 Buick Riviera kit first tooled around 1999,,,either the stock or low rider kits should work.  As you can see from the picture below, it's a nearly perfect match in terms of exhaust port spacing (meaning it shares the slight inaccuracy in port spacing documented in the other Forum thread on this kit).   
    Question 2:  I didn't try the body on the AMT '29A fenders, but the bodies are virtually identical except for the raised rear wheel wells of the Revell body.  That pretty much means that there would be a big gap between the Revell body wheel openings and the AMT fenders.  (Revell kit on the left, AMT on the right in the image below) 

     More to the point, it does appear that the new Revell Z'ed chassis will adapt to the AMT fenders with relatively minor mods (thin or remove the Revell frame horns, cut a space in the AMT floorboard under the rumble seat to allow space for the Z'ed portion of the chassis.  I don't know how the Revell suspension stance works with the AMT fenders, though.  So basically, a rod with the AMT body and AMT fenders, and the entire chassis from the Revell kit, appears to be a fairly easy kitbash.  Yes, this one is on my build list, for sure!    
    Norm Veber is working on aftermarket parts for this kit, but he is so busy filling existing orders (and that has to be his priority), that he has not been able to devote as much time to developing parts for this new kit as he had hoped.  Patience, patience!  
    Thanks for the feedback...TIM  
    UPDATE - I see Bernard also responded, and his post appeared before mine.  Good info in his as well.  TB 
     
  11. 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....looking forward to seeing yours...particularly since you are building the other version.  Cheers...TIM 
  12. tim boyd added a post in a topic Stang-banger - MPC "Style"   

    Ron....you bet it is.  As part of my 35 1/2 year career at Ford, I was SVT Team leader from early 1995-early 1998.  Best Regards...TIM 
  13. 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   

    For those that can never get enough (err...that would be me), I've just posted nine new photos of the completed model, as well as my final verdict on the kit. at this link (start at photo #30):  http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyd-on-line-mo/tim-boyd-on-line-ho-6/page2.html
    Thanks everyone for following along, sharing your thoughts and studied comments, and so forth.  I hope that those of you who buy and build this kit enjoy it as much as I have.   Best Regards...TIM