Paul Payne

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  1. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Lakester   

    I have a junker I plan on rebuilding. Currently gathering parts. Hope it turns out half as nice as yours! BTW, is the trailer from a kit, or scratch built?
  2. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Show us your Engines - Post Dedicated to the Engine   

    A few more:






  3. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Show us your Engines - Post Dedicated to the Engine   

    Here are a few of my favorite engines.






  4. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 2/1/15   

    Augie Hiscano and Gerald Wingrove would be proud! You ought to show this gem without paint for a few years, just so people can appreciate the fabulous workmanship. Thank you so much for sharing in so much detail.
  5. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 2/1/15   

    Augie Hiscano would be proud..........
  6. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Adventures in soldering:Hot Rod Wrecker Project Update 2/1/15   

    You've been reading your Gerald Wingrove books again, haven't you.......................
  7. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Doctor Cranky's Planning A New Project   

    Cranky,

    This one caught my interest. I build 40's style hot rods, raced at the dry lakes. The lakesters and modified were single seat narrowed to about the width of a stock 32 grille shell. Depending on how old school you want to go, consider an Offy 4 banger or Ford model T or A engine with some vintage speed equipment- maybe a Frontenac head on the T block? The Revell ratrods pickup kit would have a lot of potential doner parts and the new midgets look promising. Anything v-8 would stick way out beyond the body envelope, and make the narrow body kind of pointless. Just thought of another possibility- how about the engine from the Monogram Bugatti T-35b kit?
  8. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Cranky's Tissue Paper Upholstery & Headliner Quicky   

    Cranky, I crown you the King of Weathering! Thanks for sharing the great tips and techniques as well as the tantalizing photos of projects we haven't seen elsewhere!
  9. Paul Payne added a post in a topic DOCTOR CRANKY'S NEW PROJECT   

    Cranky, we too have a chihuahua named Emma- sweetest little pup you could want- a real eye roller! Keeps our toy poodle Abbie company- they are best buds! By the way, can't wait to see the new project!
  10. Paul Payne added a post in a topic The Dragon Laid an Egg?   

    Cranky, the aerodynamics alone are mindboggling...........................your builds absolutely define fun and creativity in model building! There is also the possibility you are the ultimate kit basher!
  11. Paul Payne added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Black Widow   

    By the way, the newly tooled tires look awesome- as far as I know, this kit was only offered with solid rubber grooved tread tires for front and rear- the same tires used on the sport coupe and original Green Hornet. The re-issue of the Green Hornet had poorly detailed 2 piece plastic tires which were the only disappointment in an otherwise fine re-release.
  12. Paul Payne added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Black Widow   

    Guys (and gals!),

    Check out what I did with restoring an original built example- this is a great start for a model which is not available in any other kit form- see more at "Black Widow rebuild project and Black Widow comparison in "Under Glass".












  13. Paul Payne added a post in a topic built me a new Revell Midget   

    Really great weathering job- I lived in central Pa for years, we have a lot of dirt tracks with red clay as the surface- you would have had to add a ton more to weather it for that! Could you tell me the diameter of the wheels? They look a bit smaller than 15" or 16" wheels- I am thinking of using this kit as a source for hot rod parts.
  14. Paul Payne added a post in a topic Edelbrock Midget   

    A very fine build with lots of attention to detail- the leather hold down straps on the hood are especially well done! I have considered this kit because it looks like it would have loads of parts for hot rod projects- I was wondering what diameter the wheels are, since unpierced Halibrands are hard to come by- they look smaller than a scale 15 or 16 inch wheel.