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About Cruzcontrol

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  • Birthday 05/29/1949

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 - 1/25

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  • Location Alberta, Canada
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  1. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic AMT Retro Deluxe '53 Ford Pick Up   

    Thanks for taking the time to post the photos. Looks like a treasure trove of extra bits for the parts box.
  2. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic '27 T Roadster - Retro Drag: Updated 11/1/15   

    What's that? Rubber Burnin'? Good luck catchin' this one!
  3. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic 31 Ford   

    Excellent work! I especially like the tank.
  4. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic '29 Ford   

    Too Cool! 
  5. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic 29 Model A   

    What a great model!  Very impressive. You leave me no choice, I will have to try and replicate some of your great modelling ideas.   
    Can't wait to see her finished.
  6. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic Revell '29...with a BIG twist on it!   

    A six-pack x2. Now that's impressive.
  7. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic Another Revell '29 Roadster   

    Very nice! Looking forward to seeing her finished.
  8. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic 29 Ford channelled over Deuce frame - rolling chassis & engine -Nov26   

    What an interesting project you have chosen. Your photos alone provide almost 100% of the info required to build an accurate representation of an historically significant hot rod.
    Do you want to build your model of this roadster as it appeared at Bonneville (photo #1) or how it appeared on the street (photo #3)?
    I believe the tires & wheels in the Bonneville photo are the same diameter however the rear tire & wheel may be slightly wider.
    Even thought the Bonneville photo is B&W it indicates the interior upholstery and wishbones are a lighter colour or at least a different colour than the body. Due to the colour Hot Rod mag cover photo the wheels for the street version are red and therefore they may also be red for the Bonneville version. At first I thought the wishbones were red as well but they are a lot lighter in colour than the wheels in the Bonneville photo. The wishbones may be chrome plated as the front axle appears to be in the third photo. The upholstery appears to be vey light in colour, perhaps an off-white. What are the chances the headlight buckets are black?
    I'm really looking forward to seeing your progress.
  9. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic Quick (I hope) and dirty 32   

    She's a beauty! Your craftsmanship is second to none.
  10. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic 1926 Model T Sedan - SomesortaRod - Finally Done.. Only 2months late!   

    I'm speechless, so in the words of Lucinda Williams.
    "2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten"
  11. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic 1937 Chevy 409 Gasser   

    What a great model you have built Jon. I love everything about it - from the colour to the mighty 409. You have inspired me to once again continue working on my '37.

  12. Cruzcontrol added a topic in General   

    All The Best!
    I would like to wish everyone Health & Happiness in the New Year.



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  13. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic wild child   

    To the best of my knowledge, Dave Burket, the "Model King" is not a manufacturer of plastic model kits. He is a broker who negotiates with manufactures like AMT, Revell etc. to release or re-release limited production runs of mostly out of production kits. As modelers we have access to kits that would not have been available without Mr. Burket's efforts.

    I have several Model King/AMT AWB race car kits including the "Wild Child". All of these kits come with highly unique box Art-Work and/or in the case of the "Wild Child", photos of the 1:1 car in it's current beautifully restored condition.

    It is clearly indicated on the box side the following: "Model will need to be modified to be built as pictured." This notification is printed on the outside carton of all "Model King" kits I have. However, as the body, interior & chassis are molded with an AWB a reasonably accurate representation of the "Wild Child" could be built without modifying any of the kit parts and using only what comes in the box.

    In my opinion the box art & especially the decals is what really sets these kits apart. I find the hardest part of trying to represent a particular race car is the decals required and these kits come with all necessary decals.

    As for the cost, these are limited production re-releases of out of production kits & not surprisingly this can add somewhat to the cost.

    Thanks to Joe Germann & Motorhead Extraordinaire for keeping an important part of drag racing history alive and providing photos to modelers who would like to go crazy with this kit & super detail it.


  14. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic AMT Peterbilt 352 Pacemaker   

    I hope everyone had a great Christmas! I received the "new" 352 Pacemaker for Xmas. The tires are indeed Goodyear & unlike some kit tires these look the part. My kit has a few problems and I'm hoping Round2 will replace some parts for me. I'll let you know how that works out.

    The instructions give part #'s but there are no part #'s on the sprues. Most parts have moderate to heavy flash & and there is, as usual, no decal placement guide.

    The frame rails (#105 & #106) are warped & the oil pan (#25) has a prominent sink mark on the bottom. I may be able to repair these if Round2 won't replace them.

    What I won't be able to repair is the left front spring (#70? or #71?) as it is warped beyond repair. Also the windshield has a sink mark in the passengers line of sight.

    All of this was noted on cursory inspection, hopefully I won't find anything else.


  15. Cruzcontrol added a post in a topic Mack Superliner   

    You sure are putting the SUPER in Superliner! Looking forward to seeing more.