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  • Birthday 05/31/1947

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25, 1/8

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  • Location Kingsport, TN
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  1. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Those are from the old AMT Double Dragster kit. 
  2. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's New '29 Ford Roadster   

    Nice work.
  3. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    I knew that!  
  4. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Tim, I believe that photo was of the original car, I just did a quick grab of a Google photo to illustrate here. I have the entire series of Rod & Custom magazines that covered the construction of Bryan's roadster that I have been using for reference. The main reason I'm not going for an exact replica is there are a few parts of the car that, while possible to duplicate, would require more effort than I'm willing to put into a model car anymore. I guess I'm just getting lazy in my old age.  
    The rear crossmember and quick change were sourced from my spares. The rear end is most likely from the old AMT double dragster kit. Not sure what the crossmember is from.
  5. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Ha ha, my original plan was to use a '32 grill. But after extensive digging through all my spares boxes I just didn't have one to use.  
  6. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    I agree with you on the engine, Dan. It's really nice and those are the best looking Strombergs I've seen from a plastic kit. 
  7. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    I agree about the frame. After I finished this and sat back to look at it, I immediately started to think about Z'ing the rear of the frame some more. 
    Here's an in progress shot of the highboy version:

    I'm not trying to do an exact replica, but I'm going to get as close to this as I can:

  8. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Revell's '29 Model A   

    Thanks for the reply Tim. I respect your opinion also for many of the same reasons and don't dispute some of your points.. 
    I have, in fact, started on a highboy version and hope it comes out a little better than this one did. And I have converted the rear to accept a Model A spring and quick change rear!  I've also modified the frame to accept a flathead engine. We'll see how that all works out.
  9. 2002p51 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell's '29 Model A
    I haven't done any modeling in a long time and I was excited to see this new hot rod kit hit the market and I eagerly read all of the reviews on here and other places and couldn't wait to get my hands on one. Now that I have built one I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed. It's nice and all and it certainly has some interesting parts, but there's just something about the finished model that I can't exactly put my finger on that doesn't look right. Maybe the front tires are too tall or the body isn't "deep" enough, I'm just not sure.

    I lowered the front end about 2 scale inches and I think if I hadn't that this thing would be way too high in front. I also found that if the engine sat down on the mounts like it was designed to, it would be sitting at a downward angle.  
    And am I the only one who noticed that the model has an automatic transmission and, appropriately, no clutch pedal, but then the decal for the shift knob has a 4-speed pattern on it! Really Revell?

    The dash I used is from a Revell '32 Ford coupe.

    Paint is Testors Model Master Plum Crazy with  Insignia Red on the interior and engine.
    Overall I don't hate it but, given the quality kits that Revell has been delivering lately, i.e. the '57 Fords, '62 Vette, etc., I just don't think this kit is up to their standards.
    As always, I welcome comments, criticism, flames, money, whatever you want to throw at me.  
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  10. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Anybody recognize this engine   

    It's most of a Revell Chevy 409. The Offenhauser "heads" you mention are really valve covers.
  11. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Help needed, Hotrod guys..   

    I think the OP is asking about the front suspension.

    This looks like a torsion bar set up. Same as that on the Revell funny cars of the seventies.
  12. 2002p51 added a post in a topic scratch building?   

    Here's everything you need to know:

  13. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Styrene storage, if anyone can use this   

    Me too.

  14. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Morgan 4/4   

    No it's a full detail kit. There were, however, some engine parts missing when I started back on this model last week. Not sure what why. So the hood is glued shut.
  15. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Morgan 4/4   

    Yes, I gave it a light sanding overall with some 3200 grit.