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Terry Jessee

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  1. In the Longmire books, Walt Longmire describes his sheriff's truck that he calls the Silver Bullet. For some reason I always thought it was a Dodge. But I got in touch with Craig Johnson and asked him about it. He said that Silver Bullet was a Ford F-250 4X4 Extended Cab. This AMT '97 kit was as close as I could get to what I wanted, so I used it. Door decals were done by a friend, and I did the lettering on my printer. (Need to redo the little stuff. Looks like the clear coat didn't agree with the ink.) And unlike the Bronco in the TV series, the Silver Bullet wears a light bar. Got a ways to go yet, but this is where I am so far.
  2. This would have been a contemporary of the cars used in "Mad Max," so I did mine that way.This is a Cavalier Models resin kit. It was used for a story on masking multi-color paint jobs 20 years ago.
  3. Both of these are AMT snap kits.
  4. I had fun with paint in years past. These are all variations on AMT's Extended Cab snap kits. I painted the black one, then gave to Rick Hanmore who finished it. Jim Wilfong had it for a long time and I managed to talk him out of a year ago. These were all for magazine and book How-tos.
  5. It comes with the Chevy 3500 HD cab from Motor City Resin Casters. Be aware that Jeff is a one-man operation swamped to the gills and does take some time to get product out. But product is excellent.
  6. Frame is a combination of a Modelhaus front (to make a more detailed Extended Cab chassis) and the rear from a 454SS.
  7. Yeah, I know the muffler and catalytic converter are reversed. Terry
  8. The red and yellow cars were featured in "Hot Rod Model Kits" (2000). The blue one in the first photo was borrowed, so I built a replacement recently so I could have all three together again.
  9. Not much else to say...
  10. It's not a kit. It's a 1/24 diecast from Hachette. The car is a 1948 ZiL 110A Russian limousine. The actual car was a copy of a 1942 Packard.
  11. No--they're from the Super Stallion Mustang kit.
  12. Terry Jessee


    Revell's T-Bird snap kit with some extras. TJ
  13. I'll just let the photos talk... This is 1/24 scale.
  14. The original Blade Runner (1982) was supposed to occur in 2019. This is what Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) was running around in. The little "detective" car is built box stock. The Spinner has a lot of extra work especially in the interior. That includes brass photo etch and scratch built parts. The film cars were built by Gene Winfield and featured VW Beetle engines and running gear.
  15. '73 Dodge is a kit bash--'78 D-100; resin pickup box; Modelhaus '73 grill, hood, and dash; '78 Warlock chassis pan and suspension. '78 is out of the box. '77 CUCV is a kit bash--Thunders Truck is all I remember. Terry
  16. Webster's definition goes like this: "the members of a usually political or social movement espousing extreme, eccentric, or fanatical views." "Lunatic fringe" really does describe a bunch of people getting their panties in a knot over something as really trivial as a model kit, especially given the state of world right now. I know I was unhappy with Revell's '62 Chevy (as were a lot of people). I just took on myself to see what I could do to fix it to suit me. It's a hobby. As for the knuckleheads who are casting aspersions on Tim Boyd's integrity (Tim Boyd! Really????), I'd ask just how much any of you has contributed to this hobby? I've never heard of most of the names I've seen in this thread. So it can't be a lot. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
  17. According to the Model T Ford Club of America: In late 1926, perhaps for the “1927” models, the available colors were expanded. The closed cars were all available in a choice of Royal Maroon, Highland Green or Fawn Gray. The open cars could be had in Phoenix Brown or Gunmetal Blue. Black was no longer listed as a body color. The Roadster Pickups, when ordered from the factory with the pickup bed installed, came in “Ford Commercial Green.” According to a factory letter dated March 21, 1927, if a commercial user ordered the pickups on a special order, Ford would paint them all black “to match the color of the existing fleet of Ford cars.” All cars, regardless of body style or color, came with black fenders, splash aprons and running boards. (Running gear was, of course, also black.) At their introduction, all closed cars came with electrical equipment (starter and generator), windshield wiper (hand operated), rearview mirror, dash light, and demountable rims with 30 by 3-1/2” cord tires as standard equipment. It should be noted that cord tires were new; the previous tires of that size were fabric construction. The cord construction was considerably stronger. While the spare rim was supplied, the tire for that rim was optional equipment. Balloon tires with black-painted wooden wheels were an additional option at $25. Natural-finish wood wheels were available from the factory for installation by the dealers. Mine will look like this. Would appear from MFTCA's description that this is pretty accurate. Thanks for all the other information. And by the way, the only hot rod parts in the kit this time are those for the engine--no custom wheels or tires.
  18. Working on Greg Wann's '90 Ford Crown Victoria. Parts are very nicely cast with few problems. I have a couple of small bubbles in the lower quarter, but those are easily filled and have not created any problems on the outer surface. Think I might have to pop the front fascia loose on the left side and raise it a little, but may just be the camera angle. We'll see. Noted a little interference between the chassis and interior floor that tends to push the chassis (and wheels) slightly rearward. But a little careful removal of material on the chassis seemed to help. I also cut away part of the rear wheel wells to allow the chassis to snug up to the interior. The interior is cast so thin that there's no material available to remove there. But this seems to have fixed the problem. I cleaned up the inside surface of the A-pillars a bit and cut the windshield to fit. It snaps in because there's a ridge on the inside of the A-pillars and the header which holds it well. May need some adjustments as I complete the interior but the windshield fit is sharp and crisp at this point. Looks good. Very clean vacuformed windshield. As with any resin kits I've worked with, there is some fitting and "massaging" (as Tim Boyd calls it) as you build one of these. But this is a nice kit. I'd like a couple more. Mine is going to be a California Highway Patrol cruiser. Love black and whites. Heard that the Chevy Nova sedan is up and running. Got myself an MPC Nova coupe waiting. Terry
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