SteveG

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  • Birthday 09/26/1958

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  • Location Medina, OH

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  1. SteveG added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol   

    Here's a quick update showing the engine detailed, ready to drop in.  The M.A.D. prewired distributor cap is practically a drop in fit to the kit.  I made a fuel pump and ran a line from it to the carb.   The line from the valve cover to the carb base is the PCV hose.
     I used a Mobile App to combine these photos, I may post more photos like this one if the response is good.   Let me know what you think ....
    Steve
     
  2. SteveG added a topic in On The Workbench   

    65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol
    Right from the box the Moebius Belvedere Sedan kit it very close to the factory Police Package so I figured why not build one. I went with the Kansas State Patrol because they used two door patrol cars in the 60's, I liked the paint scheme and the decals are available.

    So with a few parts from the Moebius Satellite and Johan Police Car kits, some aftermarket parts and a few minor modifications I think I can make an accurate replica.

    I always start with the basic chassis and unibody front structure on these Mopar kits. I'm going for a factory stock, first day in service look so the floor pans got the typical Mopar overspray treatment.   The top side is painted to resemble the black vinyl floor covering still used in todays Police Cars.  


    The dual exhaust is from the Satellite kit,  both kits share the same suspension parts.  

    The bucket style seats were available on both the two and four sedan Mopar Police Packages by '64 and maybe even earlier based on documented survivors. A dummy plate covering the radio opening was added to an early test shot dash panel without the detail engraving of the production kits.

     

    Here's the basic chassis and suspension completed,  The front end assembly is only dry fitted, it will be glued in at the same time as the engine as it needs to go in first.

    I'm going to call this part 1,  stay tuned for more soon .....
    -Steve
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  3. SteveG added a post in a topic 1/25 Police/Fire/Ambulance Red Beacon Light?   

    The Revell 57 Ford Police Beacon is closer the Beacon Ray Jr then the FS-17.   Plaskit out of your home town of Quebec use to sell the Johan style Beacon Ray parts.   Don't know if they're still around or not.   Do you know ?
    Steve
  4. SteveG added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    Medina has a Hobby Lobby too but I stopped shopping there when Family Hobby opened.  Looks like I'll be going back sooner or later .... 
  5. SteveG added a post in a topic How About A Call Out For The Old Time Hobby Shops   

    Parma Hobby is closing, the owners are retiring and they're having their going out of business sale now.   Family Hobby in Medina did the same thing just this past May.  One bright note, I think all the Discount Drugmart's in Northeastern Ohio still carry Revell Model kits and a small amount of supplies.  Anyone know of any other Drug Store chains that are still selling model kits ?
    -Steve
  6. SteveG added a post in a topic Mythbuster--Red "Bleed"   

    Both my Dad and my Brother worked in the Plastics Industry, my brother worked in their lab for years and they tested for all kinds of performance issues.  Color Bleed is a well known Performance issue in the industry.  I also heard it called Color Migration.  Organic solvents like lacquer can definitely pull some colorants out of some plastics.  
    I been avoiding the kits that are molded in bright colors just because the Lacquer thinners I use are definitely on the hot side.  I recently bought some Vallejo Acrylic-Polyurethane white surface primer that looks promising but I haven't had a chance to use it yet.   If get good results I'll definitely post it.
    -Steve
     
  7. SteveG added a post in a topic 70 Motown Missile   

    Basically they used the same chassis. Challenger's and Cuda's are both E-bodies and other then a small wheelbase difference would be almost identical chassis wise.  in 1/25th scale they should interchange without much trouble.
  8. SteveG added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    That's not true Bill, there's plenty of documentation about the Factory built and supported 65 Plymouth and Dodge Hemi Hardtop cars which all started out in the 2 percent configuration with the Hemi Cross-ram. The Melrose Missile was one of them. Later they were all modified into the more famous fully altered AFX cars.  The A990 Hemi Sedans came later and plenty were modified using Chryslers over the counter light weight parts kits and some got a similar altered wheel base conversion just like the Hardtops. They just didn't the get the full factory support like the Hardtops did.   
    -Steve
  9. SteveG added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    The photos of Sean's box art model are correct, the engine should be painted Race Hemi Orange which is the lighter of the two Oranges that were used on Hemi engines back then.  Blue, actually Turquoise is what was used on the stock 383 in '65 ... apparently there are couple of minor mistakes on the instructions.
    -Steve
     
  10. SteveG added a post in a topic `65 Plymouth Hemi Super Stock "Melrose Missile"-Moebius/Model King   

    I talked to Sean Svendsen who did the box art model for Model King.  He used Tamiya TS 19 Metallic Blue over White on his build up.   You don't have to worry about painting it two tone.  Everything painted Metallic Blue on the built model is included on the decal sheet in "Metallic Blue" which may be a first for a domestic model co. decal sheet.  Even the Hood scoop is covered.  I used some of that decal sheet on my AFX build up, the decal sheet is a work of art IMHO ...
    -Steve
  11. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Here's some more photos of my build up that I recently took.    Just remember although the tooling is around 95 % complete, this is still considered a prototype and it may or may not represent the final choice of kit parts and or packaging.  Once Dave make the final decisions,  I'll do my best to keep everyone up to date on it when that time comes.
    -Steve
     

     

     

     

    More photos here ..... AFX Plymouth build up
  12. SteveG added a post in a topic Lindberg's '64 Plymouth "Lawman"   

    Assuming the stock spindles are on a tree with the other necessary suspension parts they should still be there.  I doubt they would go to the expense of blocking them off.
    -Steve
  13. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Any of the 63-65 B-bodies would be a no brainer,  The 62's were on the same platform but I think they were shorter. 
  14. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Dave and I have talked several times about all the possible B-body variations possible from this kit so I doubt this is the last announcement....   
    I'd expect a number of variations of that Comet too .....  I can't say either way on a AFX version but I can say Dave has set the bar pretty high.  
    Steve
  15. SteveG added a post in a topic Seen in the Mobeius booth at NNL East   

    Here a little better shot of the original car I was just sent and it sure looks a lot like Turbine Bronze to me ....  so which is correct ?