HotRodaSaurus

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  • Location UK
  • Full Name John Tee

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  1. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Tyrrell 002 - Cevert's '72 German GP ride   

    A great build, I wish I had found this before I bought my Tamiya version. it would have fit in with my other race car models.
     Yet to build it but I am going for the Jackie Stewart version, one of our greatest drivers from a very different era compared to todays F1 scenario's.
    Am I correct in saying the crash in which Francois Cevert was killed was a deciding factor in Stewarts retirement?
    J
  2. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic A quick Microsol question.   

    Ok thanks all The JoHan decals are quite common I believe so may go that way and acquire some new items......as long as they are not all cracked up.
    Cheers, John
  3. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Do you buy warped Promo's and can you straighten them?   


    OOOOH, I would love that wagon as a kit
  4. HotRodaSaurus added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    A quick Microsol question.
    I have an old JoHan Plymouth I am restoring but is has all the custom parts and every decals glued to it. Probably built by a youngster back in the 60s.
    So my question is, Will a dab of Microsol soften up the decals so they could be possibly be removed, saved and re-applied to this old time custom. The bodywork is unpainted.
    Or any recommendations for removing and saving decals?
    Thanks all, J
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  5. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Do you buy warped Promo's and can you straighten them?   

    Thanks all, I had been offered a small collection but all were warped, one of them, a 1959 Cadillac is not just smiling, it's almost laughing. Nothing spectacular in the collection, just the usual JoHan Cadillacs, a few Buicks and an Olds
  6. HotRodaSaurus added a topic in General   

    Do you buy warped Promo's and can you straighten them?
    Says it all in the title really.
    Can they be straightened or is the main use for these the chrome parts which do not appear to warp. I I have a decent acetate body can it be prevented from warping these days.

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  7. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic How about some love for the BIG Pontiacs   

    Probably the first model car kit I wanted to build was the Airfix(MPC)1966 Pontiac GTO but my mother would not buy it for me as she thought it too hard for a 6 year old. To be honest I did not realise it was a kit of parts, I was just impressed with the box.
    As a side note, I was always looked for kits with great artwork and also remember the original Monogram Duesenberg which dear mother would also not buy me.
    J
  8. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic 1954 Hudson Hornet custom coupe complete   

    Love these Hudsons. Why didnt the Barris brothers ever get around to working with this car?
  9. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Johan 1963 Chrysler Turbine   

    A great model and brilliant build.
    I always think this model does not get the credit it deserves. Just about everything is operational on it except the steering wheel and side windows. The more recent mouldings from the 1980-90s though suffered horrendous flash on the chrome tree. Did they improve this for the latest issue?
  10. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Cadillac Corner   

    I think Modelhaus make a 56 Coupe.
  11. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Cadillac Corner   


    Just ordered one of these, hoping I can turn it into a four door to represent my wedding car
  12. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic VUU Hot Rod, kinda...   

    Looks a bit like a Hebmuller from the back. Nice
  13. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Airfix 1/32 Vw 1200   

    A neat little model for a simple kit . Quite a lot of these get converted to slots.
  14. HotRodaSaurus added a post in a topic Micro Balloons questions.   

    Thanks for these answers.
    So would micro balloons be the best way to re-pop parts if the shrinkage is lest than plain old fibre glass resins or fillers?
    In the past I had a model motorcycle with plastic wheels, an Airfix Honda 450 to be exact. The tyres only had one side of each tyre so I made silicone moulds the used ressin to cast these tyre halves. I did not build immediately and when I did attempt assembly the cast items had shrunk by about 0.5mm on diameter
    I plan on re-popping a Cadillac hood from a Franklin Mint 1959 for my flat top project as the Revell Monogram hood does not look right and the AMT Ecto, the fluting is too deep.(Though I have not seen any topics reviewing this part).
    Cheers all, John.
  15. HotRodaSaurus added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Micro Balloons questions.
    I have seen these mentioned in building topics as some kind of filler but dont know anything about them.
    So a few answers to some questions please.
    What are 'micro balloons' I have a bottle, they just look like powder.
    How are they used as a filler and what is the advantage over other fillers.
    Do you use them on resin or styrene parts.
    Anything else I should know?

    Thanks in anticipation, John.
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