Chuck Most

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About Chuck Most

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  • Birthday 04/08/1982

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  • Scale I Build 1:25

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  • Location Central Michigan Wilderness
  • Full Name It's up there, over my avatar.

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  1. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1997 Ford F150 Conversion- Updated 9/26/16   

    As of last weekend, here's her new look. The grille is a modified '99 Lighting piece. I added a skid plate from a Revell Wrangler Rubicon and built a new front bumper with recessed lights and an exposed winch fairlead. I used some tube steps from the Harley edition, and tinted the side and rear windows. 



  2. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Fuzz Duster - Round 2 serves it up LAME!   

    T-tops were supposed to be a way around rollover standards- you could have the open air feel of a ragtop with (at least some of) the protection of a full roof. They were a bit of a Band-Aid solution to structural rigidity problems- the T-bar was a structural component. Nowadays, there are better ways to stiffen the body structure so a full convertible or even a targa roof is a better idea.
    That and the less tangible thing, being that when you say "t-top", things like "mullets" and "jean shorts" also come to mind.
  3. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Hello From Michigan   

    Michigan... that's the one that's shaped like a glove or something, right? And it was named after a loader? Yeah, that's it, right?
    On a serious note, welcome aboard. 
  4. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1997 Ford F150 Conversion- Updated 9/26/16   

    I haven't built the MPC GMC Deserter yet, but...

    ... it sure comes with some nice decals. 
  5. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1:25 Tractors   

    There are some out there, but not an awful lot. The only readily-available tractor I can think of right off the top of my head is a Bobcat backhoe. 
  6. Chuck Most added a post in a topic This is what happens when you don't measure...   

    I just smoked a near-lethal amount of crack, and I still don't see how they got from Point A to Point B on this one. 
  7. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Fuzz Duster - Round 2 serves it up LAME!   

  8. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Dyno Don Pro Stock Pinto Color?   

    Poppy Red, Calypso Coral, Competition Orange... they were all the same color, the name just differed depending on year or model. They're all more of a red-orange than a pure red. 
  9. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Johan? What? Huh? This cannot be real.   

    Figures. I just spent 45 on one of those Rambler wagons (what can I say? I really wanted one...), and now, here it is back for ten bucks less than that. 
  10. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Der beetle bus build off   

    My idea seems somewhat tame compared to some of the other things being done with this kit.  Basically, I'll be doing a single cab pickup conversion by cutting down the top, and making the mechanicals a bit more realistic by swapping in some doodads from a Revell Beetle (old kit, not the RoG '68/'70 version from a few years ago). Actually... I've already done some of those things...

    The plan is for power to come from a (possibly turbocharged) Corvair pancake six- this one came from the AMT parts pack. Not sure if I'll use the factory VW steel wheels and slicks on the back, but I am kind of leaning toward using a stock-ish VW wheel of some sort. 
  11. Chuck Most added a post in a topic AMT INTERNATIONAL SCOUT   

    The original kit (the one reissued by RC2 about a decade ago) was originally a '76. Going by the grille in the reissue it's now a '78 or '79. There were two other versions- an Off Road version with a lift, bigger tires, and a custom exhaust, and it was based on the regular Scout II. There was also a kit of the open-top SSII, which had it's own grille, bucket seats, and door cutouts. The body and interior tub were unique to that version. The latter two  have never been reissued. At one time Time Machine Resin repopped the SSII, but as far as I know they aren't casting anymore.   They're crude kits compared to the Ertl IH heavy truck/tractor kits, and had quite a few accuracy problems, but still very buildable. Keith Marks does a couple of different factory-type stripe decals for them. 
  12. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Will Slow Down of Cottage Industry Slow the Hobby?   

    Cottage industry slowdown? I must be living on another planet, because I see no signs of it slowing down. Just because Modelhaus closed up shop doesn't mean that the entire industry is doomed. 
  13. Chuck Most added a post in a topic 1968 Ford Galaxie XL   

    Good job on this one! I know for a fact those bodies are prone to some terrifying warp. 
  14. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Der Beetle Bus   

    I can guarantee this- when you bring this to a show you won't see fifteen others just like it. 
    Loving the project, and it's great to see you back. 
  15. Chuck Most added a post in a topic Der Bettle Bus Challenge   

    Beetle Busses should not be doing that on the carpet- has it had it's yearly medication? 
    I am seriously digging this project.