Art lookin' fantastic I really like the F5000 cars...saw them at the Historic Reunion at Laguna Seca, there must've been 40 of them there I don't recall if this car was there or not keep up the good work, sir...catch ya later give John a hug, OK
Borrowed a method for using earth-magnets for displaying the hood opened and closed from my buddy Raul Perez. His method does not involve using a movable hinge, but steel wires fastened to the hinge that snap to earth-magnets mounted behind the firewall. Here's the hood with kit hinges and steel wires attached.
Attended the Monterey Historic Reunion at Laguna Seca on Friday with "She Who Must Be Obeyed". I brought the model and a copy of the Model Car Magazine with my article on building the model to give to Tony Adamwoicz. I found the the car in the F5000 compound at Laguna Seca. Tony wasn't there, but talked to Bill from the Riverside International Automobile Museum about my plans to give him the model and magazine. Bill said Tony would be there later in the afternoon and due to his failing health would not be driving the car this weekend. I asked who would be driving the car and he stated nobody would be driving it, because Tony was the only one to have ever driven the car and the museum planned on keeping it that way. He also said this would be the last year it would be at Laguna Seca. He said Tony would love receiving the model and invited my wife and I to join him and the other F5000 competitors for a brief ceremony honoring Tony later that afternoon. I met and presented the model and magazine to Tony that evening. It's moments like this which makes me enjoy being a modeler and with it the ability to add to another persons well being. Here are a few photos of Tony...
Thanx for the positive comments so far... I'm gonna try and update the build, hopefully the photos will load this time! I was afraid I would need to get the wheels 3-D printed. But by pure accident I found a set of wheels in a kit that are almost exact replicas of the Billet Specialties Legacy wheels used on this truck.
I picked up this kit on ebay for a future diorama project. I wasn't keen on the custom wheels until I looked at them really close. Dang, it looks like they used the Billet Specialties Legacy wheels as a pattern for these. And another bonus - they spec out to be 19" and 20" in 1/25 scale.
Photo of the wheels/tires showing contrast between the finished wheels/tires and unfinished:
Sometimes..."even a blind squirrel will find the nut" Back to the bench I don't know about this new version, now all of my text decides to underline itself...and I can't change it????
OK a couple of issues 1. I finally figured out how to load photos from Fotki, it was working fine until today. The file shows up on the post, but the image will not open as it has always done in the past. 2. Can I change the default font/size in the reply box? I like this one. other than these two issues, I'm liking it so far
Ah yes the paint... Kudos to Jameston from ScaleFinishes! I had the pleasure of meeting him at the GSLXV in April. I discussed with him of my idea of building the Phantom Fleetside. He resides in Salt Lake City and took the time to visit Kingdig-iT Designs to get information on the Fleetside. He was able to identify the paint they used and he made up a "Phantom Fleetside" batch of paint. Red is Audi 4Y4Y Salsa Red; White is Chrysler PWG Cool White http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rrdtwktrrwksddsxgwkgsrskgfgd,vi/fwqtkwgdbxrtqgrtqkxsqbddwtwt/3/1265603/13748826/DSCN1253-vi.jpg For some reason I'm no longer able to load photos from fotki, was working fine a couple days ago - what happened? the file is there, but no image...
Didn't work..at least I thought it didn't until I saved the post - wella! photo showed up