Ben

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About Ben

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  • Birthday 05/08/1967

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  • Website URL http://public.fotki.com/lotso/

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  • Scale I Build All scales

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  • Location San Antonio, Tx.
  • Full Name Ben Wicker

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  1. Ben added a post in a topic Smokey & the Bandit truck color?   

    OK I was just messaging back-and-forth with Brad Wike. The guy that built the most accurate real replica of the smoky and the Bandit Kenworth. He said the truck is not coffee brown, it is black. It was painted to match the Trans Am. He had even confirmed it when he built his replica from the guy that painted the original trailer.
  2. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    Yes, I bought mine off EBay. It came from Hong Kong. Took about ten days to reach me.
  3. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    That little tube is a clear grease for lubricating the internal moving parts.
  4. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

  5. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    LOL, my buddies always tease me because I have 10,000 projects that I have started but I never finish anything. I proved them wrong today! LOL
  6. Ben added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    If you don't have one of these, get one! They are really nice! Lots of torque surprisingly! It's very well built too! :)
  7. Ben added a topic in General   

    Shocking news!
    Ok, I don't want to scare anyone! Are you sitting down?? Today at 12:30 PM, I, Ben Wicker............actually finished a model!! It's true!!
    For anyone thinking of getting one of these, there are two upgrades I recommend. First, the main bearing in the drill is plastic, it can be replaced with an actual sealed bearing from the RC car co. Traxxas, part number 4611.
    Also, in order to use really small drill bits, you'll need to get the Dremel collet, part number 483



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  8. Ben added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Aluminum radiator with fan or fans?
    Who sells a detail, resin, radiator and electric fan set that replicate a modern, Be Cool type aluminum radiator with electric fans?
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  9. Ben added a post in a topic Fine point paint marker?   

    Thanks guys, this information is very helpful! I'm actually wanting them to paint the raised areas on vector wheels. I plan on shooting the wheel semi gloss black and then using the marker to paint the raised areas, silver.
  10. Ben added a post in a topic Fine point paint marker?   

    What is the name brand? Are they "chrome", "aluminum" or just "silver"?
  11. Ben added a post in a topic Smokey & the Bandit truck color?   

    I just put a message in to Brad Wike. He owns the most accurate replica of the snowman's Kenworth. If anyone would know the correct color, it would be him! I asked him for the paint code for the color he used on his replica.
  12. Ben added a post in a topic Smokey & the Bandit truck color?   

    Coffee brown is a very very dark brown with slight metallic. It looks black at some angles but than others you can see the brown hue.
  13. Ben added a topic in General   

    Fine point paint marker?
    What are you guys using for either a chrome or aluminum, fine point paint marker that will not rub off if you touch it?
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  14. Ben added a post in a topic 1969 Ford longbed   

    That is really sharp!
  15. Ben added a topic in General   

    I don't get it!?!
    I swear, I'm starting to think vintage kit prices are solely based on my interests!! It never fails! There will be a kit that I never paid much attention too but now want and that kit all of a sudden starts going for outrageous prices!!?! Case in point, the MPC 1/20 Econoline van, first or second issue, whichever one the red box is, just sold on EBay for 273.00 !!!! Not even sealed!?! I have NEVER seen them go for that! Sure enough, it's the only kit I'm really after right now! Unreal!
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