The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
The beauty of the fox body to me was that each owner could customize their car to their individual tastes. And they had SO many options to choose from.
Those old Revell Capri kits are a lot of fun to build, assuming that you like kit bashing, and have lots of patience.
They are fairly close to 1/25th scale, I think you may be referring to the Testors Capri which is like 1/20th scale? It is a VERY simple kit that I have yet to try my hand at.
Unfortunately while playing with the radiator, I noticed that the radiator bracket across the top was cast too thick.
So I thinned the radiator "top frame" down a little, this moved the frame up. This also moved the engine up. When I added the supercharger belt, I forgot to thin it down a little.
What all this means is that the hood no longer clears the engine...
So I may have to go with a conventional cowl hood...
I actually did. It has a 12 inch electric on the outside and was going to have 2 separate 6 inch on the inside but there isn't enough room.
I think I found some that might fit if I thin them out though. Or I may sat forget it and just build it like it is.
Edit: I would really like to go coil on plug style ignition but have yet to find individual coils that I like, ie are detailed enough.
I haven't been working on models lately, but the time has come to get started again.
So I am pulling this one out, blowing the dust off and I am going to try to get it finished.
I need to figure out the cooling issue as the blower pulleys interfere with the radiator cooling fan set up I was going to use.
The engine is a tight fit now especially with the custom blower etc. (I should have made the hood taller too perhaps.)
Then I'll need to figure out the ignition system and then it's just details and assembly...sounds easy right!? (LOL!)
Anyway as you can see there is only 2-3mm between the radiator and supercharger pulleys.
Anyway if there is a detail or idea you have, or that you would like added please feel free to suggest it. If I don't include it in this one I'll try to include it in the next one...
I'm shocked awed and amazed no one has mentioned this yet, BUT...here goes.
CA glue de-bonder. No sanding needed period. Resin does not craze like styrene. So either formula of de-bonder will work. Personally I prefer Great Plains CA and de-bonder.
It's the same stuff that you get at Hobby Lobby. Hobby Lobby discontinued the de-bonder, however they do still carry the glue under a different brand name. So you need to find the Great Plains de-bonder if you want the good stuff.
Hobby Town and other hobby shops have a different type, of CA and de-bonder but it's simply not as good. Compare the 2 and you'll see the difference. (The Hobby Town type WILL craze styrene, like mad, so you have been forewarned.)
To use it, simply squirt some on a paper towel, and wipe until excess CA is gone. No sanding needed.
Sgt. Det. Adam Troy peers out the window of the Boston Police headquarters. He sees McNally leaning against the fender of a new Mustang Shelby . He barely has time to wonder what he's up to, before the memories hit him (blindside him, really). Like a 2 ton heavy thing from out of no where. They do that occasionally, especially when he see's a nice shiny Mustang. He instantly remembers his first Mustang. He had worked hard for her. Started working odd jobs at 12 and his first real job with a work permit at 14 . He saved up most all his income and finally had enough to buy her at 17. It took 6 months of searching before he found it, and he knew as soon as he saw it it had to be his . In fact if not for that first car he might not have become an officer... More later.