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  • Birthday 05/08/1967

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    Ben Wicker

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  1. I’ve been thinking about doing a restore on my MPC Force 440 police car. Then I was thinking it would be cool to have an exact twin but with four doors. I’m not a Mopar guy so I never knew the two door and four door 78 Monaco’s had a complete different rear end on the body. I happened to be on EBay and there was this Dukes of Hazzard, Roscoe’s police car. The box art shows that the rear end is exactly the same as the Force 440 kit, so I bought it. $57.00 shipped. Then I went on Goggle to see if anyone had done what I’m wanting to do. That’s when I saw that the Sheriff Roscoe Kit is exactly the same as the MPC California Highway Patrol Kit that can be found for thirty bucks! I haaaaaate when the box art doesn’t match what’s in the box!!!
  2. That’s a Hot Shot Truck. Hauls small loads that are priority like medicine.
  3. Beautiful! I used to build the real ones for over thirty years.
  4. I had some gray ABS from Plastruct I think it was and I couldn’t get superglue or epoxy to stick. It came apart easily. In all these years I’ve found there’s no need for any other type of plastic. I’ve been able to use styrene for everything I’ve ever needed.
  5. Awesome work!! I sure wish I had known you were building this! I mastered those exact, small, three spoke wheels that are on the trailer. Jamie Rahmoeller at moluminum.com sells them.
  6. There’s so many ways to do it with styrene? Why would you use ABS? That stuff is horrible, nothing wants to stick to it.
  7. 2/8/20 Update, I finally found the red one with the three wheeler! Just need the one with the go cart now!
  8. What I would do is, glue a tiny piece of flat styrene on the leaf springs, just in front of where the axle is supposed to sit, according to the instructions. Sand and blend it into the spring. What you’d be doing is lengthening the flat part of the spring so the axle can be moved forward.
  9. The wheels and tires in those Revell Kenworth and Pete kits are horrible!! As said above, swap them with a Moebius wheel and tire set. They’re more accurate, great quality and look so much better! Theres many other options out there as well, two holes, five holes, spoke wheels etc. a good place to find them is moluminum.com
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