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Bernard Kron

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  1. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic Revell '34 Ford three window   

    Coolness!!  The crappy camera and the color you chose combine to give it a distinctly "little pages" vibe. Glenn and I built ours at about the same time over on the TRaK board, so as long as we're in hijack mode here was mine:



    The details are coming along great. Can't wait to see it with everything dialed in and in full battle dress.
  2. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic "Little Feather" Jr. Fueler - Completed /w Final Photos   

    Once again, thank you. It's always encouraging when a model comes across as intended.
  3. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic Monogram's Hemi Fiat - 1/32nd Scale   

    Nice! The key on these little guys is color and texture and keeping it crisp. You nailed it on all counts. Are those rub-on numbers?
  4. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic Red 1960 Corvette Acrylic Painting   

    I'm sure the owners are enjoying it. It's a nice example of photorealist painting. You can always make yourself another one, that's the inherent advantage of being the artist...
  5. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic The Tomkat - '25T with a boat tail   

    A delightful surprise. I really like the chrome molding on the boat tail and how you carried through to the fenders and the body sides. It serves to unify what would have otherwise been a difficult transition. The whole thing comes together really well, especially in glossy black like that. Bravo!
  6. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic My Dad's '30 Model A Coupe   

    Nice! Your father must be pleased. Would you have a picture of his car?
  7. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic Revell '34 Ford three window   

    OK! The posable steering will look great on the finished product. And you gotta dig the "chassis". cum lower engine detail thing happening. The crisp and accurate period detailing on the suspension parts and brakes already hint on what a fine model this is shaping up to be. I love the utilitarian colors.
    I was trying to remember how I handled the stance problem so I went back to look at my build and, while I didn't go whole-hog and cut out the chassis details like you did, I did land up ditching the kit rear end and substituting a separate Revell 1/25th Deuce piece while keeping the Snaptite radius arms and springs, lowering the whole thing a couple of scale inches. At the front, like you, I relocated the kit front suspension mounting tab, in my case lowering 4 scale inches.
  8. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic "Little Feather" Jr. Fueler - Completed /w Final Photos   

    Thanks! This was one of those fortunate projects where things generally went as well or, sometimes, even better, than I hoped for. I love the radical simplicity of Jr. Fuelers and this seemed to capture it.
    Thanks Curt. Yes, yes, yes. Your wire wheels add a quantum leap of realism that my diggers badly need. I sent you an e-mail with more about this...
  9. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic Revell '34 Ford three window   

    Hi Dan. Nice to see you posting stuff again. I always have been a fan of your work, especially the fabrication stuff. It always adds some depth and realism to your models. The sheet metal forming is something I have yet to master. This looks simple and on target, which is no doubt the point of the exercise. I'm looking forward to seeing this come together.
    I did one of these a few years back for exactly the same reason, to build something that's creative and beyond a mere kit build, but simple enough that it could quickly come together. Mine was fenderless too, and backdated from the 80's style Monogram original. Like you I discovered the key was the stance and front axle position. The rest was surprisingly straightforward.
  10. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic 583 Cu.In. Pontiac V12   

    Super cool idea and execution. It serves as an inspiration to me for the Engine Build-Off on the TRaK board. Fantasy engines are always Big Fun!
  11. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic "Little Feather" Jr. Fueler - Completed /w Final Photos   

    Thanks Randy. It's always good to hear from you. I hope to see some more "adventures in soldering" with the Maser Birdcage coming up!
  12. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic "Little Feather" Jr. Fueler - Completed /w Final Photos   

    Thank you, guys. I 'm glad you like it!
  13. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic Tony Nancy Dragster   

    I'm not building this one, Vince, Howards is.
  14. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic Tony Nancy Dragster   

    Looking very nice indeed so far. It must have taken patience and care to get all that BMF to lay down smoothly. Bravo!
    I just finished a modified version of this car, a Jr. Fueler featuring a "shorty" body from Altered States and a SBC injected motor. You can't beat this kit for detail and period authenticity. Revell really brought their "A" game when they engineered it back in the day. Interestingly, on my build I opted for a bare aluminum look as well, although in my case I used Krylon Premium Chrome paint to get the effect.
    I may have to consider posting future drag builds on the regular On The Workbench pages rather than under Drag Racing models 'cause it can get mighty quiet over there, LOL!
  15. Bernard Kron added a post in a topic "Little Feather" Jr. Fueler - Completed /w Final Photos   

    Thanks guys. Michael, you're too kind...
    All done! The injectors are Hilborn pieces from the Revell Slingster kit. The parachute from my parts box. Thanks to all who followed along!
    Here are the final "beauty pics".
    Thanx for lookin',
    B.