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impcon

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  • Birthday 07/25/1951

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    Gary Cook

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  1. I've been on the hunt for 64 Comet a rear bumper and grille/front bumper and trunk finish panel parts for a 64 Comet forever. Does anyone know of a source for parts for that model or is there anyone who may be interested in casting them and offering them for sale? Parts are few and far between for that kit and there is likely a bit of a market for the stuff. It seems a bit redundant to buy an expensive parts kit just for those parts only to have yet another partial kit laying around... If anyone is interested, I have the pieces from which to make masters that I would be willing to loan as long as I get them back. I'm a bit hesitant to do that as I have read where guys send parts to a caster and they are never returned. Any suggestions or leads will be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. I have a 1958 Imperial convertible annual that is in need of a windshield, hardtop roof and the center cover for the trunk lid " spare tire". I can trade or?? I'd really like to obtain these missing pieces to complete this old annual and any help will be appreciated.. I suspect that parts from the much newer re-release may well fit as I think that reissue may have been a direct copy of the old annual. Please PM me with details. Thank you.
  3. Did anybody follow through and buy one of these conversion kits? If so, what is the quality like? I know this is an old thread - kinda surprised there is no feedback on the item..
  4. impcon

    My First try.

    Looks REALLY good Rick - it's pretty obvious that you have put some money and effort into this project. There is no end to what one could spend on a diorama like yours as there is always room for more tools and "stuff" that is commonly found in busy shops. You'll be hard pressed to find a busy shop that is as spotless and organized as yours, so just keep on keepin' on - the more details you add, the more interesting the scene becomes. A6t any rate - just some friendly words that will hopefully give you the desire to continue on this diorama and see just how far you can go! Oh, and I agree about the guy on the Corvette - he appears to be banging his head on the top of the car's fender in frustration. Cute touch! Good work and thanks for sharing.
  5. Finally scored a hood for the Falcon but still need the Comet rear bumper..
  6. Thanks so much Rick. Your offer is unexpected and very appreciated and you'll be getting something in the mail from me in trade. I'd still like to finish the AMT FAlcon and am still in need of the 64 Comet rear bumper if anyone has one. I'd be grateful even if the parts are resin and have things to trade.
  7. I am in need of a stock hood and convertible boot for a AMT 1964 Falcon convertible train wreck that I bought awhile back. It required a lot of finicky repairs with the lower windshield frame/cowl area having pieces missing and a poor repair where a chunk of the cowl half the size of a dime was broken out and "glued" back in.. I'm in the process of making those repairs but still have some more work to do. New bumpers are enroute as I write this. I also have an AMT 64 Comet that I am in need of pieces for. I need especially a rear bumper ( even if it needs chroming ) and I need what ever pieces I can get to put a resin '64 Comet wagon and matching hardtop together - a complete glue bomb would be nice. Any help would be appreciated and I am more than willing to trade for the pieces that I need. Thanks in advance and thank you for taking the time to read my post..
  8. Thank you for the feedback and information guys! i really appreciate it. I am looking to make only smaller parts and really at this point, have little interest in even trying to cast anything larger than maybe a hood. However, do not think for a minute that any advice or suggestions posted here will be disregarded for I am sure that other readers will find your counsel useful. I have done some reading om different sites and I am watching You Tube videos before I spend the money on the materials, but Ii am definitely going to give this a try and see where it goes. I have been buying parts on Ebay for years and spent a considerable amount of money when it is all tallied up I suppose, but buying a $4.00 part and then paying that much or more for shipping is getting old and costly. I am hoping that small parts are a lot less complicated to make than complete bodies or do you suggest the added equipment ( vacuum and pressure equipment ) be used for that as well. I am talking seats, convertible top boots, engines, etc. and I already have many parts on hand from which to cast. May I ask why you prefer Smooth on products over Alumilite? I realize that to some degree, it is just personal preference, but I am curious what is different between mold making material and resins. It seems that some casting resins are less thick when mixed than others and I can understand where viscosity can be pretty crucial as far as fine details go. I see some people on you Tube using hardware store silicone with additives for mold making and frankly, I am very skeptical as to what the results would be but I guess it is as all relevant as to what the caster feels is acceptable quality in the end products. I did automotive painting out of my shop for over fifteen years and during that time, I learned why buying good tools was more expensive initially, but in the end, a dual action sander was not failing in the middle of a job and shutting production down, often for the night. I also learned about good ( more expensive usually ) products being of sound value for reasons of ease of application and a longer life span for the finished paint work before it bleached or failed. So I understand your urging to buy good products and equipment. I do welcome any comments or information and thank you in advance. Gary
  9. I'm seeking some input from guys who do their own casting of parts for themselves. I've decided to go ahead and order the materials and start learning techniques. What brands of material do you find preferable . What is the best online source for materials in the U.S.? I'm not at this point, looking to learn to do bodies or hoods or larger pieces, but rather engine parts, convertible tops and boots and seats, etc. I do not know how many more years I am going to have in this hobby, but in what time remains, I'd like to learn to be more self sufficient and to learn and expand my mere capabilities and abilities. I am by no means the accomplished craftsmen that so many of you guys out there are, but it is nice to work to try to improve ones self in any area of life. Post or PM me.. either works for me and thanks in advance. Gary
  10. If he didn't, then it should not be overly difficult to gently drill the housing and insert a piece of rod to strengthen it. I wish that someone would make the front suspension for a Moebius 2 wheel drive so that the wheels didn't sit locked in one position. Actually, there seems to be, in my opinion, a real shortage of resin parts to upgrade those trucks and as popular as they seem to be, I am pretty sure there would be a market for that sort of stuff such as the baby west coast mirrors, front bumper guards, grille guards, outside sun visor, cab lights, rear step bumper, etc.
  11. I am wondering what different techniques are used by people here to repair or replace broken or missing convertible windshield frames on the old annuals. Has anyone taken up the torch to cast replacements now with Modelhaus gone? I'm just interested in hearing from other modelers as to how they save an otherwise damaged and useless model as very few of the convertible annuals have ever been re-released. I am unsure as to why, but there is just not a lot out there. Any ideas? Thoughts? Tutorials? Sources for parts?
  12. I hope this is the right place to post this.. I just came across this item on Ebay - I am in NO way affiliated with the seller - just putting this out there because I am sure some guys will want one - or several. The price seems very reasonable and this may work under other 4x4 models.... Item: 183547985006
  13. Thanks Rob. I'll check with them to see if they still have them. I've bought from him before and was very happy with their product and service.
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