randx0

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  1. randx0 added a post in a topic 1970 Road Runner   

    Nice job!
  2. randx0 added a post in a topic How is it going?   

    Welcome !
  3. randx0 added a post in a topic 1970 ELDORADO by Cadillac (JO-HAN)   

    Great build of a cool car !
  4. randx0 added a post in a topic Yet another Batmobile   

    I'm going to buy it and promptly not build it like all my other Batmobiles !
  5. randx0 added a post in a topic Revell Orange Crate 32 Sedan   

    I've always thought this is a really cool car , I hope the build goes smoothly for you .
  6. randx0 added a post in a topic 1977 F-150 4x4   

    Looks great  . I love the colors .
  7. randx0 added a post in a topic Hemi front engined VW bug   

    Thanks John , David thanks for the ideas ,I was going to try to get the radiator in the front by tilting it but if it won't fit it will go in the back . the back seat will be gone so finding room should not be a problem .I do plan on using the stock rims widened . more later thanks for looking .
  8. randx0 added a post in a topic Revell 49 Mercury   

    Thanks for the comments , I had a hard time with the shape of the rear window after looking at it , you guys are right and it will probably change eventually .
  9. randx0 added a post in a topic Revell 68 Beetle Build   

    I like the idea you had of using 2 different chassis to change the stance . can't wait to see more .
  10. randx0 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Hemi front engined VW bug
    This is a Gunze Sangyo 56 bug being bashed with a Revell 41 Willys . You know how different kits end up sitting around your bench and once in awhile it sparks an idea well that is what happened here . I noticed a lot of similar shapes between the two kits and thought why not . It's basically the VW body with the chassis interior engine from the Willys . the goal is trying to make it look like a stockish VW including the interior . The Hemi should fit under the hood leaving only the fat rear tires to give anything away . More photos later with a little more detail on what has been done . Thanks for looking , feel free to make suggestions or share your own similar build .

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  11. randx0 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Revell 49 Mercury
    I started this with the intent of building it out of box . After looking at the side view I just didn't like the rear window area so i cut it out moved it back filled it and used a vw bug windshield as a template for the new backlight . It is probably a little low but I'm ok with that. I also added a quad headlight clip on the front and smoothed out the peak on the hood . I filled the rear wheel openings and plan on radiusing both front and rear . still figuring what to do with the rear deck and tailights . Thanks for looking , feel free to make suggestions and criticize .



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  12. randx0 added a post in a topic early 60's custom 1957 Ranchero   

    Thanks Ron . Got it glued in ! The windshield frame/door jamb unit fit pretty good and really stiffened up the whole body it doesn't sag at all any more . Next up a little putty and lots of sanding . Thanks for looking .



  13. randx0 added a post in a topic Size question   

    Ambitious first scatchbuild for sure . I think you'll have to use your best judgement on what looks good to you . the treads on the trike look more like snowmobile tracks to me . I do know that some companies ( Like AFV or Dragon and others ) do have just tank tracks with the wheels in pliable vinyl and hard plastic or resin . they usually run between $12 -$20 for 1/35 tanks . hope this helps . look forward to seeing what you come up with .
  14. randx0 added a post in a topic casting emblems   

    burnish aluminum foil over the emblem , gently remove the foil , fill with epoxy or sprue glue (chunks of sprue melted in liquid glue) let dry remove from foil or trim the foil to keep the chrome effect . or caulking could make a quick mold also . there are lots of ways to go about it hopefully this points you in the right direction .
  15. randx0 added a post in a topic early 60's custom 1957 Ranchero   

    Thanks Mike . Thanks for the tips , I'm excited to get this back on track . A little trimming and fingercrossing is next order of business .