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  1. mrglubaum added a post in a topic 1955 Ford F800   

    Nice work! This medium duty stuff is my favorite! Not near enough out there!

  2. mrglubaum added a topic in Under Glass   

    '53 Chevy Bel-Air
    Finished this one this morning, the old Monogram '53 Chevy Bel-Air. This was the lowrider version, so I used the low suspension and the wheels/tires from the latest issue of the Monogram '36 Ford coupe. Paint is Testor's lacquer in tropical turquoise and classic white.

    Pictures of the build from start to finish at this link:

    Thanks for looking!

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  3. mrglubaum added a post in a topic Jada Durastar Rollback.   

    Walmart doesn't have them, you can get them from Die-cast Direct ( )

  4. mrglubaum added a post in a topic 1972 Freightliner cab over trailer UPDATED PICS   

    Nice job! I remember the Sherman Bros. trucks very well from when I used to run I-5 for May Trucking!

  5. mrglubaum added a post in a topic Monogram '40 Ford pickup   


    Thanks for the compliments! The trailer came from the "Fireball 500" kit. Not too many people realize that kit came with a trailer, it isn't mentioned anywhere on the box! I did change it around a little to make it look more home made and used. I originally built the trailer to haul my "barn find" Model "A".

    As for the Willys idea, it had crossed my mind, the AMT Hogan's Jeep had hop up parts in it for the four banger. The biggest reason I liked the idea is because I'm lazy, I figured I could hide the cut out rear wheel wells with fender skirts!

  6. mrglubaum added a post in a topic The Joker   

    That is really sharp! I love that paint job! Wasn't that car on the cover of Hot Rod magazine in December of '57?

  7. mrglubaum added a post in a topic 1968 dodge A-100 work truck   

    Great old beater! Looks like it's been well used!

  8. mrglubaum added a post in a topic Hey Blue coyote remember that 1990 chevy step side you sent me   


    I've got an unbuilt one, AMT Snap-Fast.

  9. mrglubaum added a post in a topic Monogram '40 Ford pickup   

    Thanks, Mike!

    That backdrop is a "G" scale railroad item I got from Walther's

  10. mrglubaum added a post in a topic Monogram '40 Ford pickup   

    Thanks for the kind words! That's real rust on that Willys! The first step is a grey paint that you brush on, it has iron filings mixed in the paint. After that dries, you brush on the second step, a mild corrosive. The rusting starts right away, and it only took about an hour to look like it does now.

  11. mrglubaum added a topic in Under Glass   

    Monogram '40 Ford pickup
    I finished this one today, along with the Willys on the trailer. When the Monogram kit first came out years ago, I wanted one, but couldn't swing the big bucks with my 50 cents a week allowance. I really liked the stock '40 Ford pickup. This one was actually built from a current kit, I sanded off all the louvers from the hood and tailgate, and the patterns off the seat and door panels. Did a lot of de-chroming and moved the spindles on the dropped axle to bring the height back to stock. The wheels, tires, and hubcaps are from the Revell '56 Ford pickup kit. I left all the hot rod stuff on the engine, cause that's the way it'd be if I owned the real thing!

    The Willys body came from the junk box, I wanted to try out the Sophisticated Finishes Rust System I got from Michael's Craft Store. That stuff is great!

    Lee Hartman
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  12. mrglubaum added a post in a topic Frontier Resin Design   

    Clay, here's the Stude truck! Proportions aren't too bad except I think the windshield is too small. I may try to enlarge it, haven't decided yet. Lots of clean up, but I've seen worse. The big truck kit came with a frame, but I'm not too keen on resin frames, might use it for a dio or something.

    I tried it on the same chassis as the Dodge, but the fuel tanks are in the way. The size is about right, though. I'll probably sacrifice another 1/32 die-cast for the chassis.

  13. mrglubaum added a post in a topic Frontier Resin Design   

    Aaron, here's the Dodge, it's a '48-'50. The cab has some shape and proportion problems, but you can definitely tell it's a Dodge! The cab is a bit too rounded, and the windows are too small. Too much cab below the belt line, not enough above. It'll never be perfect, but I can make it look somewhat better. I tried it on a chassis from a New Ray 1/32 scale die-cast Peterbilt. I put 1/25 wheels and tires on it. The chassis is from another project, I just wanted to see what I was going to need to make it work.

    I did notice one goofy thing, the name Dodge on the front is mis-spelled D-O-G-D-E!

  14. mrglubaum added a post in a topic 1926 AC Mack   

    Hey, it's your kit, build it however you want to! Geez, what a boring hobby this would be if everybody built straight out of the box! Besides, the Mack is supposed to be reissued this year, everybody can stock up on them!

  15. mrglubaum added a post in a topic My resin kits, what about yours?   


    Here is my most current resin project. It was sidelined due to paint problems, but now I'm ready to press on with it. I like the older trucks, this is a 1948 Peterbilt 350. The kit was made by Silver States Specialties.

    I used an AMT Peterbilt 359 as a donor, but the transmissions and rear axle/suspension is from the AMT Kenworth T-600.