Mr. Metallic

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About Mr. Metallic

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  • Birthday 12/09/1976

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  • Location BlueGrass, IA
  • Full Name Craig Stansfield

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  1. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   


     
    Just completed my first build of this kit yesterday. It's not 100% box stock, but I'll pass along my findings here.
    It assembles really well. I especially love how the windshield frame,body and window glass all sandwich together. Almost didn't glue mine. Everything else fits together really well. I was concerned with the roof fitting, because out of the box mine did not seem as tight as the pics I had seen on line. As a precaution I added filler behind the seem. It probably didn't need it.
    I have been working on a set of fenders. I'm using set from the Monogram 30. The width does seem a little wide, but that makes fitting big tires easier   However, a significant tweak is necessary. The arc of the fenders needs to be tightened up a little. as it passes top center it flares a little to much towards the rear, so I had to apply pressure and glue. I let it sit overnight, so we'll see what it looks like when I get home.
  2. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic ´34 Ford Pickup   

    Wicked build. Well done
  3. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic '36 Ford Phaeton   

    As far as the frame goes, if you do want some more detail couldn't you use the Revell 40 frame?
  4. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic AMT Mustang Mach 1, Super Stang, Autolite Special   

    Well, I just scored a decent builtup of the Superstang, so I'm sure Round 2 will announce they are releasing the kit. Which would be fine with me, because I'd love to have another. Wish my issue had those sweet original issue wheels.
    Anyone have any built models to share?
  5. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic 32 ford vicky street rod the start   

    That's a sick chop. Looking forward to more
  6. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic 1930 Ford Model A Coupe   

    I remember a few years ago Rod and Custom had a few features on rods with the modern Ford and Chevy inline 4 engines. I thing they were mostly T bodies. But your build works for me too. Nice ideas.
  7. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic '36 Ford Phaeton   

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes together. I have one of these resin kits myself, so I'm looking to see if you run into any issues. Maybe it will even inspire me to put mine on the bench.
  8. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic "New" Revell 48 Ford   

    I think that's why people are asking for pics of what's in the box, not just the photo from Revell that was released well before the final tooling was even done, lol.
  9. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   

    I stand by my original comment. He was looking to fit fenders to the new Revell kit, not the new Revell body to another kit. People out there are looking for fenders that fit the 29 roadster and 30 coupe because they want to use the new kit. That's why I'm working on the fender set that drops on the new Revell 29 frame.
    Thanks for catching the difference between the 29 and 30 fender sets. Looks like maybe I'll have to develop a separate set for the new 30 kit.
  10. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic Duvall style windshield in what kits?   

    Well, it looks simple enough to scratchbuild, but who wants to spend time doing that lol?
  11. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   

    No previously released model A fenders will fit this kit, or the 29 roadster. The frame is lengthened slightly versus stock ahead of the cowl. I'm working on a master for a set of fenders for these kits, just waiting to get this 30 coupe in my hands so I can be sure they fit.
  12. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic Do you have masters ready to cast?   

    Thanks for passing mine along. He's very interested, just have to get them finished up
  13. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic Duvall style windshield in what kits?   

    Thanks for the parts I'd. I've wanted that windshield since I saw it on Bill's roadster and have been lusting after it. Now I know where to find it.
  14. Mr. Metallic added a post in a topic Belly Tanker resin kit from Star Models   

    I appreciate the advice on opening the panel, and I am familiar with how to do it. But, with the nature of a vacuum formed part, there is not a clearly defined line to scribe through. So, all I was saying , is that care must be taken no matter what method is used to open the panel.
  15. Mr. Metallic added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Belly Tanker resin kit from Star Models
    I pulled the trigger and ordered the belly tanker kit from Star Models. It consists of resin parts for the frame, engine and interior, vacuum formed parts for the upper and lower body shell, engine cover and interior bulkhead, various lengths and materials on tubing, and 4 black resin wheel/tires pieces.

    The resin castings for the engine look like they are based on the Revell 50 Ford pickup, which IMHO, is one of the best flatheads ever kitted, so it's a good place to start for a resin casting. They parts will require a little cleanup, but are free of defects.

    The vacuum formed parts are well done, and look like they will only need minor cleanup. Care will probably be required when fitting the engine cover to the body because the material is very thin. Trim too far and it's probably ruined.
    Overall, this looks like a strong starting point for a belly tank racer. It's definitely not going to be a shake and bake endeavor, with a bit of scratchbuilding and modifying parts from other kits to complete it. My only question is the size of the tank. To me it seems oversized, but I could be wrong. I know there were several different sizes of aircraft drop tanks, but this one seems really big. In the photo you can see it's measured against a 1/25 scale ruler. I could be off base, so someone knowledgeable feel free to correct me

    It may take me awhile before I put it on my bench, but it looks like a good starting point.
     
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