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About FactoryStock54

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  • Birthday 08/09/1958

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  1. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic 1928 Model A Ford Tudor   

    What a delightful little kit! Kudos on the build.
    I've done Jordan's '40 Ford Sedan and can attest to the high level of fine detail in this teeny weeny scale. Unfortunately, my Tudor didn't turn out nearly as nice as your Model A!
  2. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic Red Green's Possum Van   

    Absolutely fantastic model! It's great to see Andrew's work here on the Model Cars forum; he is a first-rate aircraft modeler (you should see his complete "History of the Jolly Rogers (squadron) collection in 1/72, which is impressive not only in scope, but in the excellent execution of each individual model); he's also a great guy, and a friend through ARC.
  3. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic 1949 Olds   

    That's simply beautiful! Great job!
  4. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic SCORE!!!   

    My hat's off to anybody who can make a proper build of that old IMC '48 Ford--it's definitely not for the faint of heart.
  5. FactoryStock54 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Tamiya 1/48 '42 Ford Fordor
    This excellent kit comes from Tamiya's recent line of 1/48 armor and military vehicles.

    The staff car was painted entirely in Polly Scale Olive Drab with all brightwork "blacked out."

    The civilian version was more involved. Color is my own custom mix of Tamiya TS Light Blue and Dark Green (for turquoise) airbrushed over Tamiya white surface primer. I used Alclad II Chrome for the wheels, grill and bumpers, and Bare Metal Foil for the other brightwork (the engraving is incredibly crisp, as one would expect from Tamiya). I scratchbuilt a firewall, as otherwise you can see daylight through the front wheelwells.

    Hope you like this little detour into the unusual!
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  6. FactoryStock54 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Pyro 1/32 37 Chevy Coupe and Cabriolet
    Just a couple shots of these recently completed builds. Both from the old Pyro 1/32 Table Top Classics series. I used Tamiya TS French Blue for the coupe, and TS Champagne Gold for the cabriolet. Bumpers, hub caps and other brightwork were done with Alclad II Chrome. Used Bare Metal Foil for door handles.

    I'll be doing more of these in the near future.
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  7. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic 49 MERC   

    Sweet! Love the Buick trim and the canted B pillars.
  8. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic What's on Your Videolist?   

    Oh man! Too many to list! I love movies. I've rated close to 2,000 on Netflix and that doesn't come close to all I've seen.

    Just a few off the top of my head:
    Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs and History of the World Part 1
    Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Clerks II
    Sin City, From Dusk Til Dawn, Grindhouse: Planet Terror
    Kill Bill Vols 1 and 2, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs, Grindhouse: Death Proof
    Shoot 'em Up, The Italian Job, Lucky Number Slevin
    The Alien Quadrilogy, LOTR Trilogy, Star Wars Episodes IV, V, VI, Indian Jones I, II, III
    Donnie Darko
    Animal House, Revenge of the Nerds, Road Trip
    BASEketball, Ready to Rumble, Dodgeball, Bull Durham
    Heavy Metal and Heavy Metal 2000, Fire and Ice, Titan AE, and just about any good animation/anime.
    Rio Bravo, Hondo, The Shootist, Silverado, The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Creature From the Black Lagoon, This Island Earth, When Worlds Colide, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951 version) and MST3K: The Movie (plus the TV series)
    Serenity (and the Firefly TV series), Children of Men
    Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother
    South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut, Family Guy Blue Harvest, The Simpsons Movie
    Casablanca, To Have and Have Not, Key Largo, The Court Jester, Singin' in the Rain, The Philadelphia Story, The Lion in Winter

    and I could go on and on . . .
  9. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic Anglia street rod   

    Great-lookin' Anglia! I love those cute little things!
  10. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic Choices.... Finished. It's gotta Hemi in it!   

    I would like the record to indicate that I have no opinion on the matter one way or the other.
  11. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic Dream Time: What cars would you like to see modeled?   

    I'm something of an old geezer relative to many on this board, and I like cars that were considered "old" when I was kid.
    I'd like to see kits issued as 2-in-1s or 3-in-1s (as was the norm back in the day) so that those of us who like factory stock machines can do what we like, while still making the product popular for the rod and custom crowd.

    OK, here are a few things I'd like to see (the list is by no means exhaustive):

    '52 Hudson Hornet (would love to see a 4-door, but that's not gonna happen, so would settle for the 2-door or conv.)
    '37 Lincoln Zephyr sedan
    '47 Lincoln Sedan
    '48 Continental (new tool please!)
    '53 Lincoln Capri
    '36 Chrysler Airflow sedan
    '35 Ford--hey! ANY version would be welcome!
    '38 Ford--again, ANY version
    '37 LaSalle
    '40 LaSalle limo
    '46-'48 DeSoto
    '49-'50 DeSoto
    '38 Plymouth sedan or coupe (or just about any Plymouth from the 30s)
    '58 Packard
    ANYTHING by Studebaker, but especially the '48 Starliner, '51 Commander, '56 Golden Hawk, '59 Lark, '63 Gran Tourismo Hawk. you name it!
    Just about ANYTHING by Cadillac from the 30s, 40s and 50s
    '41 Cadillac Sedan
    '49 Cadillac (fas-back) Sedanette
    '53 Cadillac Eldorado
    '72 Cadillac conv.
    '37 Buick sedan (or ANY Buick from the 30s--they were all drop-dead gorgeous)
    '49 Buick Roadmaster
    '53 Buick Skylark
    '55-56 Buick Special
    '54 Chevy 210 and "Handyman" Wagon (factory stock, please!)
    '59 Metropolitan and any Nssh/Rambler from the '50s
    '53 Nash Healey coupe
    '34 Terraplane
    '34 Huppmobile
    '39 Graham Sharknose
    '39 Graham/Hupp
    '77-'78 Chrysler Cordoba ('cause I got a thing for rich Corinthian leather, and my ex-wife used to own one; what a fun ride!--the car, not the ex-wife!!!)

    Need I continue?
  12. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic 1931 Bugatti Type 41   

    Wow! A Royale! Beautiful!

    Thanks for bringing back some nice memories.
  13. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic 1932 Chevrolet Roadster... by Hubley   

    Oh SWEEEEEET! A beautiful model of one of Chevy's most beautiful designs ever!

    I remember TRYING to build one of those as a kid, and failing miserably. Was given an Ertl re-issue of the Packard roadster a few years ago and, let's just say, my Dremel tool got a major work out dealing with the flash. If there's ever a next time I'll get some Tamiya metal primer and a new set of diamond needle files as a start.
  14. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic 53 president limo   

    Yeah! A pair of jump seats would definitely add to the "presidential parade car" feel of this; not that it isn't gorgeous as is.
  15. FactoryStock54 added a post in a topic Imperfections in window glass & decal problems   

    For cleaning up slight flaws in kit "glass" I swear by the Creations Unlimited Triple Grit Polisher.

    And, thanks, Mr. Obsessive, for that excellent tutorial on replacing kit glass with acetate! I may just have to try that some day!