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Chuck Most

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  • Birthday 04/08/1982

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  1. Happy Birthday Chuck! Enjoy your special day as much as you can.

  2. Tamiya flat blue with a light mist of Testors dullcote.
  3. With all the talk of Coronavirus, I thought I'd counteract that with a Corolla virus. 😂 It's the Fujimi TE27 Levin kit with wheels and tires from a Fujimi AE86. It's lowered a bit in front and converted to LHD. The idea was an old US market beater with a few JDM touches.
  4. This was just a simple project based around an AMT kit. It has a bench seat from an Extreme, Rally wheels from a 1968 El Camino, and home printed decals. After taking these pictures I added backup lights using BMF. The kit went together OK, though I had to trim the throttle quite a bit to get the hood to shut over the intake duct.
  5. That's.... certainly putting it diplomatically. I'll be keeping an eye on this one. I'm looking forward to seeing make a silk purse out of it. :)
  6. This was a quick, simple throw-it-together consisting of an AMT F150 long bed, a Moebius service truck body, and 8-bolt wheels from Scenes Unlimited. It's loosely based on a mid '60's-ish Dodge I remember seeing as a kid near the local campground. I just updated it and Ford-ified the idea.
  7. This was a hodge-podge (Dodge-podge?) of bits from a 1994 issue of the Little Red Express, the '78 long bed reissue, and a Slant Six with Hyper Pak from Motor City Resin Casters. It also has a slush-cast '74-6 grille, and steel wheels from the CHP Monaco, which are a far sight better than the steel wheels provided in the '78 long bed, though I did use one of those wheels for the "cowcatcher" spare.
  8. Not very, at least until you stretched the Bel Air's wheelbase to match the Buick at least. As far as a good Nailhead, the '66 Riv has one, albeit with a dual quad intake. .
  9. This is the second and likely last of my RedLetterMedia-themed models, the first being the 2003 PT Cruiser for Lightning Fast VCR repair. Here is the '76 Fury belonging to Chunky's Chicken, proudly serving the south side of Milwaukee since 1993. It is a later reissue of the Joker Goon car, with a Fury conversion from Missing Link, a Motor City Resin Casters Slant Six engine, home printed decals, and a giant chicken from Schleich. The steel wheels came from the MPC '78 Dodge pickup. Be advised, the steel wheels included in the CHP Monaco look better, despite not being correct Mopar cop wheels. http://chunkyschicken.com/
  10. Modern Cryogenics Monthly went out of print in 2006. I let my subscription lapse in '03 but I can mail you the back issues I do have.
  11. Because not everybody is into Chevelles and Novas. Then again, I'm the guy who will walk straight past those without breaking stride just to check out a mint '86 Plymouth Voyager out in the grass lot. Something like this is infinitely more interesting to me than just another silver, LS-powered faux-touring muscle car or lifted old 4x4.
  12. Hello, neighbor! No, literally guys... he's my across-the-road neighbor. :P I'm the one who told him about this forum so I apologize in advance.
  13. Just here to verify that the Miss Deal rear axle is, indeed, a tad too large to look convincing. It seems closer in size to a 40's 1-1/2 ton axle and would probably be more suitable for something like that, if it were a 2-speed. Reworking one of the aforementioned Revell Anglia kit axles might be the way to go. On the plus side? 8 bolt wheels are the easy part of your search. On the left are the W28 1:25 scale wheels from Scenes Unlimited, and on the right are the W44 1:24 scale units from the same caster. The separate floating hubs are below the wheels. Here is the W28 in an AMT M&H slick, with the W44 in a Revell M&H slick. The W44 is just a tad small for the Revell opening, despite the wheel being 1:24 and the tire being 1:25, but it would work if the wheel back pushed it out far enough to look seated on the bead. On the other hand, the W28s fit the AMT slicks like a tailored suit. The BNL castings of the old MPC 4x4 wheels were mentioned. Here's a comparison of them with the W28 in the AMT slick. You can see how large and deep they are. Now, Ford did offer a 19.5" wheel as an option on the F-250 in the '50's and early '60's. In a pinch these might be passable for those. But they were rare and much narrower than depicted in the MPC wheel. Sure, you could say they're widened Ford wheels but I doubt anybody was making a racing slick for a 19.5" wheel in that period, or today. Much less one that had been widened.
  14. Nobody is going to rake Round2 over the coals for not announcing a C8 kit? I don't know how to feel about that...
  15. Some of you are going to be really disappointed. I'm not building a Grand National. I'm not building a GNX. I'm building... a GM10 Regal. Yep. The one that initially came only with a 2.8 V6, automatic, split bench seat, and a sound system that only played Wayne Newton and gospel music. And those b-pillar door handles that looked so cool and broke so easily. Yes, eventually the GM10 platform got it's poop in a group and became halfway decent. Eventually you could even get a Regal with a supercharged 3.8 V6. I'm starting with one of those 1:24 scale promos. These things are cheap as dirt and for some reason I've accumulated about five of them over the years. They're all molded in a horrendous burgundy plastic that will bleed through eight coats of sealer and a skim of concrete, and most of them look like they were assembled by a blindfolded spider monkey. I did not take a before pic, but this one was filled with cobwebs and coated in a decent layer of dust and nicotine when I got it. I think I paid about five bucks for it... and I balked even then. The idea is that Buick continued the turbocharged Regal idea after the G-Body was canned with an abbreviated 1988 season. While the 3.8 was a mighty machine with a spinny-boy attached to it, a 2.8 could use a turbo just to compete with a healthy four-cylinder. Given GM's thing for turbocharging in the late '80's and early '90's, though, who knows? Maybe it could have been.... competent. Worst case scenario, they could cook up a Regal that at least looked the part. First, all of the trim and badging was removed. GM's penchant for parts-binning things gave me some ideas for what to add. The GNX fender vents would make a comeback, and there had to be a bulged hood scoop. This one was cut from an '83 Hurst Olds and grafted into the Buick bonnet. We'll say it's a plastic hood. Or... as GM would insist... it's a composite hood. An old Fujimi accessories set coughed up a couple of fog lights. All of the chrome was stripped, and the bumper guards were removed. I also opened up the vent in the bumper, even though it will be mostly unseen. The wheels came from a Monogram GNX, but the tires are from an Aoshima kit. Possibly an Infiniti Q45. They're just a touch shorter than the Goodyears in the GNX kit. There is more to come with the exterior touches but this is where we stand as of now. The promo includes a split bench, which is open in the back and mounts via two thick posts. The posts were ground down. In the spirit of GM parts bin logic, I used a center console from an MPC Cavalier tub. The Cavalier's seats were also test fit but I don't know if I"ll keep them yet or not. The GNX steering wheel was also used. Somehow this hallucination seemed to beg for a manual transmission. The molded brake pedal was ground away, and a clutch/brake pedal assembly was pirated from a NASCAR kit. I think the pistol grip shifter came from another Fujimi accessories set. Here you can see where the mounting posts for the stock seat used to be, and my less-than-pretty grafting of the center console. As the car began to take shape, I started to think that to compensate for the performance deficit of this compared to it's predecessor, Buick would probably try to offset that by giving the car more awesome '80's tech. That means a head-up display. The Regal's sisters Cutlass Supreme and Grand Prix offered this feature, but as far as I can tell, the Regal never did. Not even on the supercharged GS from the '90's. So I added one here. I basically made a rectangular appendage that I hope will at least resemble a HUD unit once it's blended in and painted. That's it for now. I'm hoping this will be a quick project, so... maybe five years from now you'll see it in Under Glass.
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