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Art Anderson

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    Arthur E. Anderson

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  1. This is where a food dehydrator can really come into play! I've had mine since 2010, and use it for curing out all my paint work. It can take upwards of 2 hours to completely cure enamels to the point of being hard enough so as not to be able to press a fingerprint into the surface of the paint, which at room temperature, can take a week or more. Art
  2. I had the privilege of unveiling pretty much final round test shots of this upcoming Moebius kit, this past Sunday at the Classic Plastic Model Car Show in Massachusetts. It was well-received:
  3. Those earlier promo's (through at least 1961 at AMT/SMP, 1962 for JoHan) were molded in Tenite, which was DuPont's brand name for their acetate plastic formula. Tenite (Acetate) was chosen, very early on, as the medium for molding promotional model cars, as it is virtually shatterproof, which could not be said for the pure styrene resins available through the mid-late 1950's. Straight styrene was considered dangerous for toys, due to it's breakability into shards that could have sharper edges than your mom's kitchen knives. ABS plastic (a blend of Acrylic, Butyldiene and Styrene) came along about 1960, and by 1962, both AMT and JoHan were using ABS, which while it could be broken, would not shatter if dropped or stepped on. ABS also solved the problem of "warping" when exposed to high humidity or immersion in water that was the big drawback to Tenite/Acetate, and retained the ability to pick up a mirror-sheen from highly polished molds as well. As for that 1/10 scale hollow Ranchero body, that would have been an acrylic (think polyester resin here) casting made by closing up the prototype hand-carved basswood mold patterns, which AMT (and MPC) pattern-makers created, which after such polyester resin molding samples were approved, became the patterns "pantographed" and downsized to 1/25 scale, for model car kit production. Art
  4. And that Ross steering gear was made, right here in Lafayette IN! Ross was, for years, the largest supplier of steering gears to the auto industry (outside of Ford and GM, both of whom have/had their own proprietary units) and today is a major supplier to the heavy truck industry. Art
  5. Reissue Wishlist

    I built up that Autocar dump truck for AMT's HIAA trade show when it was first released, fun build, but sales of the kit were in the tank, frankly! Art
  6. Kookies Tee in a plastic kit ?

    Also, if one looks closely at Kookie's T. the body is a cut-down T Touring, not a true roadster T-bucket. The body side forward of the rear door area clearly shows at the rear of the front seat. Art
  7. Excellent, Bill, and I concur! For everyone else here, CA glues simply lack the ability to truly adhere to metals, and that includes diecast. For assembly work on a metal kit, I strongly urge epoxy, and for filling, catalyzed polyester body putty. Art
  8. Chevrolet engine grey paint

    Except that the gloss version of this color was what was specified--flat finishes and cleanliness on engines notorious for leaking oil wasn't at all recommended. Art
  9. Chevrolet engine grey paint

    When I was researching the color of my 1941 Chevrolet pickup model (Revell kit), I discovered that the Gull Gray that was used on the crankcases of Pratt & Whitney and Wright radial engines purchased for US Navy use in WW-II, "Gloss Gull Gray" was adopted, using Chevrolet Engine Gray as their standard. Art
  10. AMT Ford Courier Pickup. Any good?

    Actually. at least into the 90's, ALL Japanese pickups were shipped to the US sans the beds! That was due to a clause in the 1951 Peace Treaty between the US and Japan, wherein the Japanese agreed to never ship any military vehicles overseas--and that included pickup trucks. So, Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi all contracted with US companies to build and install the beds of trucks that landed on the US Coast for distribution. Hence, there were no factory-fitted pickup boxes on any of those trucks (I owned three Toyota's in the 1980's-early 1990's). As for Subaru's, those were virtually unknown in most of the US east of California etc., until Subaru of America opened its massive plant here in Lafayette IN, to produce the then new Legacy and Outback back in the late 1990's. Art
  11. Who is this resin seller? Any info?

    Mark, there is one small part in the pic of that Edsel wagon--a Federal Sirenlite! What the guy has replicated is the uber-rare '58 Edsel Ambulwagon, which was a factory-built ambulance version--those did have an upper tailgate section that differed from the Bermuda. Art
  12. 1928 Stutz Black Hawk LSR

    And, it doesn't have the orginal "U-16 183cid Miller engine that powered the actual Blackhawk. The engine still exists, having wound up in the hands of Speedway carbuilder Alden Sampson, who installed in a newly-built 2-seat race car in the mid-1930's. That car still exists, restored, with the U-16 (which was made by joining two Miller 91.5 cid supercharged straight 8's in a "U-shaped" layout, each crankshaft geared to a center shaft--and reputedly was capable of some 550hp (phenomenal for any such engine in the 30's!). Art
  13. How to Remove "Ghost Trim"

    I got my pint can of Weld-On #3 at our local plastics supply house, one pint can cost me all of about $6 or so, perhaps 5 yrs ago. I just use a "basting" squeeze bulb thingie, that is readily available in the kitchen utensils aisle of any "Big Box" store, even your favorite supermarket, to transfer that from the pint can to my glue bottle! Art
  14. I'm working up a set of final test shots for the '65 Flareside w/6cyl as we speak. My best guess is that this one should be available very early in '19.
  15. paint color guide

    Also, a search on YouTube! Art