sjordan2

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  1. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    Goes to credibility, Your Honor. Proves that editorial opinions are based on first-hand knowledge and skill. Conflict of interest? Well, there must me megabucks involved if you decided to jump on the MCM gravy train, so that's understandable  
     
    (As for the skill part, can someone fix these ridiculous strings of quotes?)
  2. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    That makes no sense. The people who publish should be able to conduct a master class in their subject. 
  3. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    This just gets better and better, and may be your masterpiece. 
  4. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Monogam Untouchables   

    While I suspect that Monogram based the kit on their Phantom II Henley roadster, all I can find about the car you're describing is that it's a 1929 Springfield Phantom I Sport Phaeton (which would explain why Art insists the Monogram kit is a Phantom I). Google that description and check the chassis/engine against the kit. I bet it's a Phantom II engine in the kit. In any case, I don't have any reference for that or any Phantom I. 
    While the Monogram classics look great, they also fudged big-time on their kits for the Mercedes 540k cabriolet and coupe. 
  5. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    As you have shown, it's the minutiae that make the difference. 
  6. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Monogam Untouchables   

    What Rolls kit are you going to build? This will affect the reference you need. 
  7. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Jaaaag XK120- Gentleman's Racer! Paint and Engine Update 7/26   

    Outstanding. Looking forward to more. 
  8. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    I went back to both the RHD and LHD manuals and the caption shows that both are indeed the automatic version. I don't have any reference on the manual version, but I did find a couple of dash shots that have a chrome T-pull on the left side. 
  9. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Monogam Untouchables   

    FYI, if you want to build one of the Monogram 1931 Rolls-Royces, you'll want reference for the Phantom II. The Phantom I was discontinued in 1928. You'll find great info and images at rmauctions.com, and I have tons of material I can share with you. I also recommend that you follow Cato's Rolls Sedanca and Harry's Rolls woody threads in Big Boyz to see their Pocher builds. 
  10. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 3D printing growing as we speak   

    I didn't see this mentioned earlier, so I hope I'm not being repetitive....
    HP has just introduced a bundled system called Sprout, which includes a scanner, 3D software and a Dremel 3D printer. $2699. 
    If you don't want the printer, they offer 3rd party printing services. 
  11. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    I suspect that both images show the auto thermostat. 
  12. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    This view looks very promising 
  13. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    The only real substance of my post was to point out that there would be different elements on the dash between automatic and manual  shutter control versions. The rest is just high-falutin' stuff to back up my observations. Just to be anal, Harry is basing his on the 1934 Star of India, so that would have an automatic shutter control. But we all know that Pocher used a lot of parts over on different models. If the chassis, etc., are all the same, that would explain why I've seen a complaint about the Star of India kit that the doors don't match the 1:1. 
  14. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    According to the PII owner manual, "On chassis series previous to JS-1 (built July 25, 1931), the radiator shutters are hand-operated by means of a lever on the left-hand side of the instrument board. A thermometer arranged on the instrument board indicates the coolant temperature of the engine, a small red lamp warns the driver when the temperature conditions of the engine require adjustment. "
    So any dashboard reference with manual indicators and lever would be from a car built before July 1931. 
    The automatic version will have a thermometer on the dash and not the red lamp and lever.
    Whatever the year, the shutters should be closed when starting the engine.
  15. sjordan2 added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    Is the kit shutter control manual or the later automatic? Or does that have anything to do with the position?