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About torinobradley

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 to 1:43

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  • Location San Antonio, TX
  • Full Name Andrew Bradley

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  1. torinobradley added a post in a topic Lite-Weight Race Car Trailer   

    Going to have to remember this if and when I get back to the Executor and decide to build the truck & trailer too.  The pics show a very small trailer such as this though I think a bit shorter, seeing a cobra on the trailer you're building.  Thanks for the ride-along!
  2. torinobradley added a post in a topic '68 Shelby GT-500 (20 Feb - Under Glass)   

    Looking great so far.  One suggestion for the front suspension to make room for those wide motors is to do what many in the 1:1 world do and do a tubular IFS swap.  Then you can remove the shock towers and put in a big motor.  You can get the parts from some of the street-rod kits or even an old white metal R&D Unique IFS setup.
    I do like your 1:1 coupe and noticed the relocated battery, solinoid and all the other under-hood clutter.  Looks clean especially with that nifty Monte Carlo bracket!  When you go four link, are you going to mini-tub?
  3. torinobradley added a post in a topic Building a '70 Chevrolet El Camino?   

    Correct me if I am wrong but don't you also need the dashboard out of the '70 Monte Carlo for the Elky?  My '73 and '75s both had Monte Carlo dashs.
  4. torinobradley added a post in a topic MODEL CAR CLUB IN SAN ANTONIO TX   

    Sadly, there is no organized group of automotive modelers here in San Antonio.  The next show for us is the February yearly Modelfiesta.  There have been a few attempts at getting a group together but to no avail.
  5. torinobradley added a post in a topic Easy reflectors for round headlights   

    I found these a while back. They are bearing cups or something for building fishing lures.  They have a hole on the crack and in the bag we're the little disks from the hole. Here is a cup, lense, and disk:  
    %5BURL=http://s153.photobucket.com/user/torinobradley/media/1966 Penske Sunoco Corvette L88/DSC01503.jpg.html]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s223/torinobradley/1966 Penske Sunoco Corvette L88/DSC01503.jpg
    will have to look at those earrings next visit to HL
    will have to fix the link when I get home, sorry (mobile).
  6. torinobradley added a post in a topic Least popular kits   

    I actually have one of these van's in the collection...  Wow!
  7. torinobradley added a post in a topic Mustang Upgrade   

    I find this funny as most of the videos for this car show it is not going in the direction it is pointed...
  8. torinobradley added a post in a topic Follow the directions   

    I was in that mail order model club.  After the first model that I got to pick, everything went to pot.  I built only cars then and got Lunar Lander set (not interested at that time), commercial jet liner (not interested at that time), and I think a Viking ship (not interested at that time).  After that, I just went to the hobby store and got what I wanted...
  9. torinobradley added a post in a topic Building and painting 1/24 and 1/35 Figures   

    Also look for G scale railroad figures.  I believe they scale to 1/22.5 which is close enough for biological accuracy.  Prieser made some G scale figure kits but they are scarce, expensive and naked...
  10. torinobradley added a post in a topic Dashboard hula girl   

    There's this...

  11. torinobradley added a post in a topic Hobby Shops in Fort Worth?   

    Anyone know if Wild Bills is still there?  I try to go by there every time I'm in DFW.  Here's there addy:
    535 E Shady Grove Rd, Irving, TX (972) 438-9224
  12. torinobradley added a post in a topic 50s & 60s custom parts   

    If you have the front and rear custom roll pans for the AMT '57 T-Bird I'd be interested in those.
  13. torinobradley added a post in a topic Are you ready for the (Gold) Rush???   

    That is a cool and interesting find!  Good luck with the build.  I look forward to seeing this one built as mine didn't get that far...
    When I was young and not all that talented I was making this one into a IMSA racing van.  I hollowed out the rear fenders so the wide back tires would fit up into them and narrowed the front so it would also sit down low.  I also swapped the motor out with a blown hemi under a clear dome.  What caused me to give in was while trying to fill the side doors, I ended up sanding off the body character line.  It was boxed and still sits somewhere in the plastic graveyard.
    Maybe I'll drag it out and find a donor kit for a transplant.  Would still make a wild ride!
  14. torinobradley added a topic in General   

    Anyone Using Makeup to Add Weathering to your Models?
    Several years ago a ex-girlfiend of mine that used to build models had almost finished her Elvira and asked me how to do the makeup.  She had tried just painting it and drybrushing it but it came out clownish.  Not good for the Mistress of the Dark!  I suggested that she actually use makeup.  She did and Elvira's smokey eyes and rosy cheeks were photo-perfect.
    Has anyone ever used them or seen them used for weathering other scale models?  I would think they would be great especially in all the different color pallets available.  You could find the perfect colors for your exhaust, leather seats, grimy and stained engines, etc...  The only concerns I could see are reactions with the base paint or clear coats and of course, the propensity to rub off when handled.
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  15. torinobradley added a post in a topic WTB: 1968 Torino GT C-stripe decal   

    Was going to suggest Keith Marks as he has a '69 set in several colors but the '69 does not have the arch over the rear fenders.  Then looked for the pace car decals and again, they are the straight lines without the arch.  The only one I've seen with the arc is the Gooche one for the Coleman's Super Ford and I don't know where you'd find that.