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Foxer

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  1. Foxer added a post in a topic Questions for those who use 3D printers   

    You need a 3D mesh file of the proper type to send to the printer. The lettering might come out ok though you may have to try a few prints and adjustments to get it just right. I had some turn signal light pods printed by Shapeways and they cost about $5 plus about the same shipping. The detail that printed well on these is probably finer than your lettering. The pods are a bit over a quarter inch long.

    This is a rendering of the 3D file I sent. It's a 1/24 model

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  2. Foxer added a post in a topic 76 Cadillac Wagon   

    Looks like some nice castings, but he obviously doesn't really want to sell anything. Your instructions just don't get me anywhere. Check spelling? Or, here's an unusual idea .. we can post links here rather than make everyone splash around for an hour.
  3. Foxer added a post in a topic Whoops! Heat and plastic, not a good mix.   

    That's a bummer and many learned heat limits the same way.
    You've got a great attitude ... just keep going. 
  4. Foxer added a post in a topic Background diorama / Flatheads to Boxers Engine rebuilders/Pontiac 583 V12   

    Looking at these wonderful engines you're building is almost as fun as picking out all the amazing bits and pieces strewn about the shop!
  5. Foxer added a post in a topic 1:18 E Production MGB Roadster   

    I'm enjoying your craft and get an MG to boot! 
  6. Foxer added a post in a topic My Dad's '30 Model A Coupe   

    Wonderful in many ways! 
  7. Foxer added a post in a topic Opinions; temporary glue   

    oh yes!
  8. Foxer added a topic in On The Workbench   

    61 Studebaker Lark CT highway Dept.
    I drove a 60 or 61 Lark all summer for the Connecticut Highway Dept. taking traffic surveys all over the state. We'd sit in school desk chairs at shopping malls and take license plate numbers. They used this to graph traffic patterns. The Larks were our home for the day with all our lunches and sleeping quarters for smoke breaks. This model will be a nice representation of a car I "owned" The 1:1's were about 10 year old State cars on their last duty station. We were prospective State Engineers for the Highway Dept. The cars did take us everyday to a different city diligently, with college break abuse firmly applied. They were all black 4-doors with no options. I don't remember what the interior was and have to begin research.
    The model is a Johan 1961 Studebaker Lark friction wheel Promo with a missing wheel, grill and a broken front bumper end. The 1:1 car I'm replicated was a 4-door '60-61, so a '61 2-door will be close enough. I found it for $10 at the Bennington Toy Show and ebay has them for like $50, so whats a few pieces to make or replace.
    The body is pretty straight, slight lower mid warp and top hsd small warp the hopefully window can straighten. The glass has yellowed but might look good on a dirty, unpolished, scratched State black.






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  9. Foxer added a post in a topic SnapTite kits for a 7 year old   

    That's pretty cool as I have a 7 year grandson too. The Peterbilt sounds good and I would have never checked a 1/32 kit.
    Maybe there is a chance to get him trying model building ... if I can get me son to cart him up here!
  10. Foxer added a post in a topic 1953 Ford Country Squire   

    That's a classic and body looks good.
  11. Foxer added a post in a topic limited amount of pics ?   

    This site is not meant as a file storage place so it limits how much you can post directly. Most of us use sites like Photobucket or Fotki to store photos and use a link to them to paste into threads here.
  12. Foxer added a post in a topic Opinions; temporary glue   

    I've never used Elmers white glue because of the long drying time and there is no initial stickiness which is a requisite for me in a temp glue. How do you guys make it work for you?
  13. Foxer added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Went to the Bennington (VT) Toy and Model Show today, but it no longer has a model contest, just a good number of model car venders with some interesting stuff. Old and new kits, resin bodies and old built model cars. I was tempted many times, but resisted getting something I'll never finish. I did succumb to a 1961 Studebaker Lark promo with a frozen friction drive and a missing wheel and grill. The plastic body was pretty straight and was only $10. I drove a 60 or 61 Lark all summer for the Connecticut Highway Dept. taking traffic surveys all over the state. We'd sit in school desk chairs at shopping malls and take licensee plate numbers. They used this to graph traffic patterns. The Larks were our home for the day with all out lunches and sleeping quarters for smoke breaks. This model will be a nice representation of a car I "owned".



  14. Foxer added a post in a topic The Jumps   

    Amazing they still get right up and close to the action there! A WRC in here would be regulated to a Monster Truck arena
  15. Foxer added a post in a topic 1985 GMC K3500 Pickup   

    Ah, yes. That all is what makes it fun. I was just scanning the few finished builds here to take one to Bennington today for the Model Show and a '90 Legacy of my wife's old car still has a video rental on the dash!