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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

torinobradley's Activity

  1. torinobradley added a post in a topic New To Me Kits From Model Show   

    I recognize several of those kits as you picked em up from my table.  Glad to see them go to a good home!
  2. torinobradley added a post in a topic Whoops! Heat and plastic, not a good mix.   

    I had used the lightbulb method a few times to speed up drying but then tried it on a thin, heller 1/43 body with enamel paint.  Checking it the next day looked like it was t-boned in an accident...
  3. 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!
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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).
  8. torinobradley added a post in a topic Least popular kits   

    I actually have one of these van's in the collection...  Wow!
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. torinobradley added a post in a topic Dashboard hula girl   

    There's this...

  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. 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!