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Bernard Kron

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  1. Shipping, as you can imagine, is relatively expensive unless you plan your order to spread the expense. First off they require a minimum order of $25.00 AUD ($18.75 USD at current exchange 0.75 USD/AUD rates). Fooling around with their excellent ordering system it appears that they charge a minimum of $25.00 AUD (again $18.75 USD) to the continental USA and that that covers most orders up to $125-$150 AUD depending on the weight of what you order. Then the shipping cost seems to go up in $10.00 AUD increments. So .for example, in my case i usually spend around $65.00 AUD so with $25.00 USD that comes to $90.00 AUD = $67.50 USD delivered, for lets say, a set of wheels and tires (their selection and quality is second to none), some suspension stuff, lighting and maybe some steering wheels. Their catalog is large and useful if you build hot rods, and drag subjects so when it comes time to order it's relatively easy to come up with a reasonably priced package. Check 'em out - you'll be glad you did! .
  2. Thanks everyone. This project was great fun and one of the highlights of this year so far.
  3. Hi Dave, Thanks. The photo links all work for me. i can see them all on my computer, both in the original post and when I expand your quote. It's a pretty recent project and the photos are all on imgbb, my current photo hosting service. I also was able to go to them @imgbb when I clicked on the photos posted here. I hope they show up for you. It was a fun build. B.
  4. Thanks for the reply. I found Steelers 43's Fotki pages. There are items there that I was unaware of. There are also items I have seen that aren't there. If anyone else has some web pages with other items that will help me in putting together an order. \ Thanx, B.
  5. Can anyone recommend a web resource that shows/lists HRM kits and parts? I realize that there are probably quite a few that have come and gone over the years so maybe there's more than one place to look.
  6. Thanks everyone. I'm glad you dig it. The "Tin Box" foursome is no longer in my collection, but I plan to build replicas of them, perhaps with small changes reflecting improvements I thought of making since I built them 10 years ago. The AMT Double Dragster kit is truly one of the all-time greats! Thanks so much Dave. And it's great to see you back!
  7. Thanks for the kind words on this eleven (!!) year old post. I'm amazed it's still here. This turned out to be the first of 4 models I managed to squeeze out of the tin box special issue of the veberable AMT double dragster kit that Round2 had just released at the time. Here are links to the other three, a Fiat altered, a twin engined dragster, and a Bantam competition coupe.
  8. Best source I've found for traditional rod solid axle front suspension is ThePartsBox.com ( https://www.thepartsbox.com/ ). Not only do they offer a full selection of I-beam and tubular dropped front axles but, critically, they are wire reinforced so that they don't sag over time, which is a problem with resin re-pops of styrene front axles. I don't know of any one else who does this. Here's the link to their page with the front axle selection: https://www.thepartsbox.com/product-category/the-parts-box/exterior/suspension/ They also have rear suspension parts here: https://www.thepartsbox.com/product-category/the-parts-box/engines-drivetrain/drivetrain/ ThePartsBox.com is in Australia. Their site quotes prices in Australian Dollars. I'm in the USA and the AUD is currently worth USD .73. I count on delivery in about 3 weeks from order date. Quality is absolutely top shelf. Highly recommended.
  9. Really nice clean, crisp builds on all four. Great looking results. 👍👍 Several years ago, when the metal box Round 2 reissue came out, I took advantage of the extra parts trees in that version to squeeze 4 different models out of a single kit. Like you I used the AMT Competition T Bucket body on the Fiat chassis for one of them, for another I used an aftermarket resin body to build a competition coupe using the extra leftover dragster side rails, and the Fiat body landed up on scratch built frame rails with the extra altered suspension bits from the xtra chrome tree in the tin box. I intended to make a 5th model using the streamliner body but still haven't done it. Although this was 10 years ago now I was surprised to find they are still on the forum: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/29668-early-era-blown-t-bucket-altered/ http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/30833-henderson-bros-jacks-fiat-altered/ http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/46305-blown-side-by-side-twin-chevy-front-engined-dragster/ http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/46947-the-tin-box-32-bantam-competition-coupe/#entry504572
  10. For 1971 this is state of the art - as good as it gets! Even by today's standards of high detail and aftermarket parts it stands up exceptionally well. Bravo!
  11. Now that's a show winner in any scale! 👍👍
  12. I enjoyed going through all these pages of extremely fine and incredibly varied takes on the '29 Ford. Remarlable! While I've participated in it and I thought I had shown all I had worth showing I forgot to include one of my all-time favorite builds. It's from ten years ago and one of the few replica builds I've ever done. In 2011 there was a small independent hot rod movie called Deuce of Spades that came out. As you would think, given the title, it featured a drop-dead gorgeous black '32 Ford roadster. But it also featured, as the "bad guy's" car, was an equally impreive bright red '29 Ford roadster, referred to by the film crew as The Challenger. The actual car is owned by Jerry Mull who, when he learned I was building it, was gracious enough to send me extensive detail pictures of it. The actual car is powered by a small block Chevy, but Jerry told me when they made the movie they imagined it to be flat head powered, so that's how I built it. Since 2011 the front axle, a resin re-pop of the Revell '40 Fodr street rod dropped axle, has sagged badly, a common problem with resin axles. But the good news is that the resin caster, ThePartsBox.com, now makes it with a wire reinforcement cast in. Since this build I have used several of them and they are indeed sag-free. My intention is to repair the model and send it to Jerry. In the meantime here are some pics. The chassis is based on Revell '32 Ford rails, the motor based on a Revell '40 Ford piece and the body from an AMT '29 Ford. The hood and grill are from Replicas & Miniatures of Maryland while the louvers on the hood and deck are from Archer Fine Transfers. The paint is Duplicolor Flame Red with Testors Aluminum Plate Metalizer on the hood. Hope you all dig it. I sure had fun building it.
  13. Thanks Phil. Of course covid hasn't helped in getting to Victoria. We're trying to figure how to make the cost of the ferry make sense by planning some sort of tourist junket. When my Sprite was running we took a lovely trip out to Long Beach and Tofino and stayed there for a week. The drive out and back to Victoria is something we will always remember. Thanks Larry. I think this will be a personal fave on my shelf.
  14. Excellent execution and authoritatively accurate. Bravo!
  15. Beautifully executed in that impactful yet restrained style that I enjoy so much from you. I'm planning an order from Rep Min which will include this body if it's still available. What is the source of the interior parts? Is the interior "bucket" from the Revell Fordor? Just re-read the box label. Did you have to have the interior parts shipped separately?
  16. Once again, thanks so much for the kind words! As always, much appreciated.👍☺️
  17. Do you have links to the boat tail roadster (build and/or completion)? The lavender A is particularly nice. What's the paint you used (and of course, again the links, if any).
  18. Salut Gilles, Thanks for this important update. I saw your post on Koolest Kruisers (top flight French auto modeler's forum with some of the finest builders you can hope to see) where you remind us that although it includes the Deuce grill, the motor and wheels have been swapped between the ' 29 Roadster and the '30 Coupe kits since the original releases. This means no Halibrand mag wheels in this kit, correct? And of course the motor is a Buick Nailhead with Hilborn injectors as the high power option instead of a GMC blower and dual 4 barrel carbs.
  19. Thanks Russ. Dullcote can be magical stuff. As for the uptop, that's a really impressive conversion.
  20. This one is my favorite. Is the windshield from the Phantom Vicky? And how was that great up-top done?
  21. Lovely paint on this one.😎
  22. This is a spectacular piece of modeling, showing what can be achieved when this level of skill is applied to the kitbashing/scratchbuilding style of show car hot rodding. Massive thumbzupz! 👍👍👍👍
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