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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   

    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. 
  2. 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:

  3. 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.
  4. 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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  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 2002p51 added a post in a topic scratch building?   

    Here's everything you need to know:

  8. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Styrene storage, if anyone can use this   

    Me too.

  9. 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.
  10. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Morgan 4/4   

    Yes, I gave it a light sanding overall with some 3200 grit.
  11. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Morgan 4/4   

  12. 2002p51 added a post in a topic James Hunt Mini Cooper   

    Thanks Roger, and thanks everybody else for enjoying my model and commenting.
  13. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Morgan 4/4   

    No Skip, I took the wheels out of the wrapper, popped them into the tires and put 'em on the model. In hindsight I think they're a little too bright and I think I should've sprayed them with some Dull Coat or aluminum or something like that to tone them down a bit.

    I don't have any experience with "hot" paints at all. I use Testors Model Master line almost exclusively. It works well for me so I see no need to use anything else..
  14. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Morgan 4/4   

    It's painted, clear is a paint!
  15. 2002p51 added a post in a topic Morgan 4/4   

    Yep! This hobby doesn't have to be hard.