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  1. LOBBS added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    What Did You Get Today?
    Actually picked this up last weekend but it is the first car that I've owned that I can actually build a model of.

    2010 Camaro 2SS/RS in Inferno Orange with the Inferno Orange leather interior. She had just shy of 9500 miles on her when I brought her home last Saturday.

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  2. LOBBS added a post in a topic 64 Chev Fleetside Pro-Tour with a LS7   

    Sorry for the delayed response Chris. Work has been insanely busy. I will check with Manny. He may have them and has not had a chance to update the site.
  3. LOBBS added a post in a topic 64 Chev Fleetside Pro-Tour with a LS7   

    Again, great work Chris and I'm glad that I could help you out by getting the LS7 cast.

    I've got one of the '65 Chevys in the stash that I've been trying to find someone that'll swap the stepside bed for the fleetside one from the '64.
  4. LOBBS added a post in a topic Resin LS7/T-56 Crate Motor from VCG Resins-LS9 coming soon   

    That's absolutely sick, Chris. Great work.
  5. LOBBS added a post in a topic '69 Pro-Touring Camaro   

    Yep, there are a couple of sets from Scale Production that will probably end up in my stash. I like a lot of the Hobby Design wheels but they rarely come with tires. If I knew the Aoshima tires would fit reasonably well on the Hobby Design wheels I'd have a ton of those. Ma's Resin casts the Aoshima tires at a pretty good price.
  6. LOBBS added a post in a topic '69 Pro-Touring Camaro   

    I use sanding sticks from a local beauty supply store. They come in various grits. Just use the heavier grits to remove most of the material from the back then switch to the lighter grits once you get close. I don't like using power tools for this kind of work so it can be a long process but it's worth it.
  7. LOBBS added a post in a topic '69 Pro-Touring Camaro   

    Here's the website for VCG. For more info on what I've sent Manny to cast there is a thread in the Resin and Aftermarket section.

  8. LOBBS added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '69 Pro-Touring Camaro
    Kinda bouncing around between projects taking inventory of where I left off.

    '69 Pro-Touring Camaro with one of the LS7 crate motors that I had cast by VCG. Everything will be shaved in short order and I've got a couple of cans of Hugger Orange in the stash.

    Right now, I've got it mocked up with some Aoshima Model F7 wheels which are my second choice. If I can ever find a good shot of the BBS F1s from the Revell Ferrari 599 GTO with some kind of reference piece for size I'll go that route. In 1:1, the 599 GTO setup is perfect for this project but I've come to not trust Revell with wheels and tires and sizing.

    Opened up the grill.

    I picked up these airbags years ago from Arrowhead Aluminum. Bellows up front and conical out back. I'm going for a full Air-Ride system so I'll also have to fab up some control arms up front and the mounting system for the rear subframe.

    And finally, the LS7 with the T-56 manual six-speed from VCG.

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  9. LOBBS added a post in a topic 69 Dodge Daytona Platinum with red interior   

    Love the color. Is that the Bright Platinum from the Model Master lacquer line or from someone else?
  10. LOBBS added a post in a topic How do you deal with limited bench time?   

    I've been working 50-60 hours a week pretty much from the day we got married and started having kids so that my wife could be home with them until they hit school age. When I first got back into the hobby as an adult, I was buying up kits left and right and had a "plan" for each and every one. Over time, lack of actual time on the bench began to become a frustration and I walked away for the hobby for a couple of years.

    We moved into a new house about a year and a half ago and I had a room in the basement designated as my hobby area as it already had cabinetry in place on which to work. Up until a few months ago, it sat largely unused with all my stuff still in boxes from the move. The idea of unpacking and organizing all that stuff into my new area when I wasn't going to have time to build anyways was a huge mental block. So I downsized. I picked about a dozen projects that I was really passionate about and proceeded to begin trading off everything else for items that I needed to go all out on the selected few. It's been the best thing, hobby wise, that I've done in a long time. Not having an overwhelming inventory of projects has energized my interest again and made it easier for me to set aside time to get in front of the bench. I started with a couple simple projects that I wanted to have cast and I'm gradually working back into full scale builds.
  11. LOBBS added a post in a topic Resin LS7/T-56 Crate Motor from VCG Resins-LS9 coming soon   

    I picked up a ZR1 while I was out today. Parts for the LS9 should be on their way to Manny on Monday.
  12. LOBBS added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '67 Corvette Convertible   

    If it's like the coupe version the traditional Stinger hood should be included. The Gran Sport hood, headers, side pipes, etc. were on their own trees and were included on top of the stock parts.
  13. LOBBS added a post in a topic Resin LS7/T-56 Crate Motor from VCG Resins-LS9 coming soon   

    Its been a rough couple of weeks at work. Hopefully, I'll be able to slip out this weekend and pick up a ZR1 donor kit. I'll get the parts off to Manny shortly after that.
  14. LOBBS added a post in a topic '67 Pro-Touring Chevelle   

    Looks like I'll be putting the paint work on hold for a bit. I'm sending my hood down to Lex's Scale Modeling so he can cast up a 3" cowl-induction hood for the Revell '67 Chevelle.
  15. LOBBS added a post in a topic '67 Pro-Touring Chevelle   

    Can't wait to see that Chris. My first project with the LS7 will be a '69 Camaro with a full Air Ride setup. I just need to track down a Revell Ferrari 599 GTO at a Hobby Lobby so that I can snag the BBS F1 wheels and tires from it. I try to avoid buying kits just to bash one thing from but if I have to I like to get it on the cheap.