Jon Cole

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About Jon Cole

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  • Birthday 08/03/1956

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location NH, USA
  • Full Name Jon... although my parents used to call me "KNOCK IT OFF!"

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  1. Jon Cole added a post in a topic BARE METAL FOIL   

    The "Original", or "regular" foil seems to work as far as adhesion goes. Perhaps a little NOVUS 3 stage polish right to the film, still on the backer sheet would bring out the shine even more so than regular foil?
    Likewise, for aluminum, a super fine grit steel wool to the film still on the backer sheet. Perhaps Dullcote sprayed.
    For Matt black, steel wool chrome, then spray with matt black spray.
  2. Jon Cole added a post in a topic 1967 Chevrolet Impala SS   

    You're half way around the world from the US, and the accuracy is more spot on than many builders (including myself) do! Thank you for sharing that with us!
  3. Jon Cole added a post in a topic 1961 VW Karmann Ghia   

    Sharp Ghia!
  4. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Model car builders are cheapskates, right?   

    What got me into model kit hoarding so many years ago. Paid $140-

  5. Jon Cole added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Helpful memes for a model car board
    Might help you save on keyboarding time!
    Add what you have


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  6. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Revell 4th quarter releases   

    I might build the Bronco Sheriff's truck from "Sons Of Anarchy".

     



  7. Jon Cole added a post in a topic 1949 Ford Coupe Fixer Upper   

    JUST RIGHT! Proves that "Less, is more".
  8. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Modelhaus going, going Gone !!!!!!   

    Personally, I think the entire operation, kept whole, is just too much of an endeavor for one person (or even a couple) to take over. Unless they have experience doing the same thing, under the same circumstances. I doubt anyone out there can step up to that plate.
    The best thing for the Modelhaus, is to see it divided into categories. Such as, parts. Another category would be complete kits. Maybe another for wheels and tires. Whatever would work.
    Because the alternative is, bye-bye. No more resto parts.
    And maybe that will happen? Maybe as they start winding down and finishing their order fulfillment, they can optimize a plan for the inventory? It would be a shame to see it go nowhere. In their case, part of retirement planning, is to sell off the assets.
    So again, a big "Thank You" to Don & Carol. Sure gonna miss them.
  9. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Amt Der beetle bus.....   

    Kind of limited for positive locating of the rear axle. Anyone have any photos of built chassis?
  10. Jon Cole added a post in a topic revell 4Q2016 Release Annoucement   

    First gen. Bronco's were made from 1966 to 1977.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Bronco 
  11. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Aftermarket Resin Hinged Side Doors for the AMT Ford Vantom Kits???   

    Wheelbase: 124” or 138”
    Overall length: 186.8” (124” wb), 206.8” (138” wb)
    Overall width: 70.3”
    There's the numbers. Figure out the diff in wheelbase for 1/25" scale.
    Here is a side shot. Print it out in 1/25" scale, use as a template.
    Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.
     

  12. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Aftermarket Resin Hinged Side Doors for the AMT Ford Vantom Kits???   

    Your photo shows the mid length Econoline. I need one, too! It will take two kits. Use the rear doors from the second kit to make the side doors, I haven't figured out yet where to cut and section the two bodies for a longer wheelbase.
  13. Jon Cole added a post in a topic "New" Revell 48 Ford   

    It does indeed appear to be flat spotted. Good thing I am a model builder, and can fix this with a minimal amount of filler on the roof. Then I'll use some sanding sticks to get the right shape. Won't be too thick. It's just plastic.
  14. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Halloween truck   

    Dig the idea of a Halloween truck!
    Not quite Halloween, I did an "Autumn" theme some years ago.
    Next up is a Christmas truck, as well.
     

  15. Jon Cole added a post in a topic Starsky Hutch Torino Revamp for 2016 TV Show - UPDATE 7/13 - Finished   

    Suddenly, the Striped Tomato looks interesting! LQQkin' good!