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Hawk312

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  • Location York, PA
  • Full Name David Eicherly

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  1. Hawk312 added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Looking for 1/16 scale 18" tires
    I know this is a long shot, but I am looking for a set of tires for my latest project in 1/16 scale. They need to be about 1 and 1/8" to 1 and 3/16" (28.575mm to 30.1625mm) inner diameter, and 1 and 5/8" (41.275mm) outside diameter, and about .75" (19.05mm) wide. I am thinking there might be something close in RC or die casts, Any suggestions?
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  2. Hawk312 added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Mold Release agent for Shapeways parts?
    I just had some parts printed from Shapeways in their "Frosted Extreme Detail" material. Do any of you guys have experience trying to make a mold from a part made from this stuff? It is only 3.5mm thick, and I have heard that this stuff can be brittle. So I am worried about losing it in the mold and shattering into pieces trying to get it out. Lately I havent been using mold release. But I have used baby powder in the past, and am thinking of using that again. Thoughts?
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  3. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 1/16 MPC '79 Pontiac Firebird   


    Whoaaa!!
    I am in trouble. I will be buying multiples of this one!
    Some observations:
    First, I am *very* surprised to see full Trans Am lettering. I was not expecting that at all. I am building the old Trophy Series Turbo Firebird, and all of the letters to spell "Trans Am" are scattered throughout the decal sheet. I guess as long as "Trans Am" isn`t on the box art, they dont have to worry about licensing for the name? The springs for the working front suspension are still there, which is interesting. The snow flake wheels and the tires appear unchanged compared to the Trophy Series kit, which is good IMO. The tail light panel is not correct, just like the old kit. 
    I am really loving the decal options in 3 colors!!!
     
  4. Hawk312 added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    Whoa. This is great! And with confirmation from Revell that the front end has been addressed??! Very great!
    Hopefully they will really nail it with the front end. It will be a nice kit if so. It would be nice if they would update those shallow wheels too.
  5. Hawk312 added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    All are great, but I especially like that GTA! Nice work!
  6. Hawk312 added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    Thanks! Yeah, the dark red one is the 1/8 kit, and the bright red is the 1/16 scale kit. If you decide to build the 1/16 kit, there are alot of issues with it. I have a thread on it here somewhere....
  7. Hawk312 added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    Thanks! That is one of my favorite kit, and was the one that started it all for me back in `83. I remember getting it for $4.99 at Kaybee.
  8. Hawk312 added a post in a topic F body meet!   


    Whoaaaaa! Very nice!
  9. Hawk312 added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    3rd and 4th gen:

  10. Hawk312 added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    Fbody meet....
    Ok, you asked for it!

     

     
    That`s it for 1st and 2nd gen. 3rd and 4th gen coming.
  11. Hawk312 added a post in a topic F body meet!   

    Very, very nice collection! Thanks so much for sharing and starting this thread!
  12. Hawk312 added a post in a topic new for 2018   

     
    Not sure if some of you remember the write up on that kit in the "other" magazine back in `94 I believe. Supposedly there is a second generation Camaro kit on the inside? The kit instructions (which were apparently a joke as much as the box art) included a Japanese section for "good will."  
  13. Hawk312 added a post in a topic Revell `87 Camaro Iroc 1/16   

    Thanks again everyone!
     
    Kelson:
    Thanks for posting that picture. Now that I see that, I do remember seeing it sitting on the shelves a loooong time ago, probably when it was new. I`d like to find one of those. I can see most of it was carried over to the Iroc, at least body wise.
  14. Hawk312 added a post in a topic 1/16 MPC '79 Pontiac Firebird   

    Has anyone seen this one yet? It was in their September video, but I am not seeing it anywhere.
  15. Hawk312 added a post in a topic Revell `87 Camaro Iroc 1/16   

    Yep! Here is the "big" kit:

     
    About the shifter....
    The kit came with the 5 speed and I built it that way. You can see that in the second interior picture. Then I discussed it with the person who will be getting this, and his is an automatic. So I had to tear the console apart and convert it to automatic, which you can see in the first interior picture. That is it`s current state. 
     
    Thanks everyone!