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!   

    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 
  2. 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!   

    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
  3. 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    
  4. 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!   

    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 
  5. 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!   

    Dennis....I was leaning that way on the wheels....so your vote may seal the deal!    TIM 
  6. 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 
     
     
     
     
  7. 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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  8. 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 
  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   

    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 
  10. 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  
  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   

    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 
     
     
  12. 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
     
  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   

    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