revshag

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About revshag

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  • Location PA
  • Full Name Chris Dunlap

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  1. revshag added a topic in Wanted!   

    LF: Air Cleaner
    I'm looking for a finned, oval air cleaner like this:



    Any leads on kits that would have this part, trades, or resin casters offering one would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Chris

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  2. revshag added a topic in Truck Aftermarket / Resin   

    Fall Guy Grille
    Does anyone make the grille from the Fall Guy kit in resin?

    Thanks,

    Chris
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  3. revshag added a post in a topic Fall Guy Truck   

    Hey Guys,
    No major updates to report. I'm redoing the gas tanks. The frame needs to be straightened. I got repops of the tires from the Revell Tomb Raider Rubicon from Maa's Resin. I'm might go with the conventional route to lengthen the bed (I'm hoping to open the secret compartment). The resin bed is from Resin Motor Replicas but it may not work for me.

    I've got many other things going on. I do hope to,return to this project soon.

    Thanks for the interest.

    Chris
  4. revshag added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/16 Mopar parts?
    Does anyone make a 727 auto tranny or stock intake manifold in 1/16 for the MPC General Lee?

    Thanks,
    Chris
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  5. revshag added a post in a topic '70 Dodge Charger Conversion   

    Missing Link has a nice conversion--body, interior, grille/bumper and tail light panels--with the option to build it standard or R/T. The quality of their stuff is top notch.

    Chris
  6. revshag added a post in a topic Coyote - Hardcastle & McCormick - kit re-build   

    You're pretty brave to make the corrections to that body!

    I've been working on a Coyote build myself. I stumbled onto this website:

    http://public.fotki.com/Rockinroller/plastic/hardcastle--mccormi/

    I used all the pictures for reference. I made a few changes (e.g. different seats due to availability, differences in assembling scratch-built elements).

    Good luck on the build!

    Chris
  7. revshag added a post in a topic A-Team Van, 2010   

    Quick update. Finished the dash/doghouse. Scratched the radio. Drilled holes for cup holders! Few switches to the right of the gauges. Little bit of bare metal to dress it up.


  8. revshag added a post in a topic A-Team Van, 2010   

    Thanks for the compliments and encouragement.

    The plan for the hinges is that once I get them positioned, I'll solder them to a larger piece of brass and glue that to the body.


    These vans are like "rolling" dioramas. It's hard not to open them up. I just hope I can pull it all off. My goal is to have it done for NNL East in April.

    Chris

  9. revshag added a post in a topic A-Team Van, 2010   

    Here are some updates on my van.

    Here are the brass hinges I made for opening the back doors:



    I scratchbuilt new leaf springs:



    I made skirts for the seats using masking tape and aluminum foil. I also added pedestals to mount them:



    More work on the dash and doghouse. Putty, sand, prime, repeat.



    Here are the door panels with arm rests. I am using the back side of Plastruct tread plate for the interior diamond pleating.



    Thanks for looking,

    Chris

  10. revshag added a post in a topic What's the story behind your user name/avatar?   

    My user name: I'm a pastor so the "rev" is for Reverend (Rev.) and shag is from an old nickname as in Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. My appetite used to resemble Shaggy's.

    My avatar is the 2010 movie version of the A-Team van. I put it up as motivation as that is my current project.

    Chris
  11. revshag added a post in a topic A-Team Van, 2010   

    Just a little update. Got some paint on some of the interior bits (lots of semi-gloss black!)

    Mocked up the interior:




    Chris
  12. revshag added a post in a topic 3D-printed 1/24 scale 15" Vector Wheel   

    Chief those are amazing looking! What size wheel did this end up being?

    Thanks,

    Chris

  13. revshag added a post in a topic A-Team Van, 2010   

    Hey Foxer,

    It was your build that actually motivated me to open the back doors.

    I'm going to try Jairus Watson's technique for building hinges. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/door-hinges/

    Chris
  14. revshag added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Soldering Question
    I am going to be making exposed hinges out of brass using Jairus Watson's method found here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/door-hinges/

    It requires soldering the brass and I was wondering, which is better, a soldering iron or a soldering torch? More brass work could be in the future of my model building so that might effect which is the better tool.

    Thanks.

    Chris
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  15. revshag added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    A-Team Van, 2010
    I've been working on this build for a little while now. It's the 2010 movie version of the A-Team Van. I started with the Ertl A-Team Van kit. I replaced the front molded springs with wire and will be scratching some new rear leaf springs as well as using a better 10-bolt rear end. I am still modifying the kit dog house and dash to more accurately represent the correct year. The interior of the movie van is different from the TV van in that there is diamond plate in the back, a couple of tool boxes, and spare tires. The interior walls are covered with a diamond pleat patter which I'll be replicating with Plastruct tread plate. The body of the kit is modified in that I added bracing to the front doors like later models. There is a different grille guard/bull bar which I scratch built (there will be a different light bar on the top too). I filled in the holes for the kit lights, modified the rear spoiler to be more accurate. I also added 2 additional sunroofs. These were added for the movie mainly for lighting purposes. I cut the back doors open to show off the interior. I recently got the materials needed for hinges and will be taking on that challenge soon. Oh, and I put windows in the back doors (not pictured). I appreciate any feedback and encouragement you guys have. This project has taken on a life of its own (imagine that! )

    Thanks for looking










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