sjordan2

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  1. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Pocher 1933 Bugatti Type 50T   

    As usual, between this, your woody and Cato's Rolls,  this is all so exotic compared to anything I know that there's nothing I can say. 
  2. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Airfix Royal Sovriegn   

    I hope your buyer understands that this is worth four figures. At least 1K, whether it's a plastic kit or scratch built from wood. If it were built from a wood kit or from scratch, much more than that figure. 
  3. sjordan2 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    Does anyone have experience with the 1/16 Heller hardtop and cabriolet kits?
  4. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Lindberg Auburn Speedster   

    As you can see in the excellent shots above, the original Pyro version has 2-part plastic wheel/tires and no chrome.
    Lindbergh has vinyl tires and separate chrome wheels, plus a chrome sprue. 
  5. sjordan2 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Reinforcing soft rubber tires
    I have a 1/16 Jag XJ-S that has flimsy soft rubber tires that I can almost guarantee to flatten out over time. Any experience out there in firming them up on the inside?
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  6. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Lindberg Auburn Speedster   

    I agree with most of the posts above, though the grille shell looks too vertical to me. I have the kit but haven't built this issue yet, though I did so decades ago when it was a Pyro kit. The 2006 Lindbergh reissue, unlike Pyro, has plated chrome parts. Nits based on my observations: Most models seem to have problems with a decent hood fit; the windshield frame is inaccurate; the chrome step plates on the running boards are too big; tires and wheels look too small; molded door panel seams stick out instead of being engraved in. Decals are so-so, using gray ink for parts that would be chrome.
    Most of those issues can be overcome with some diligence. But my biggest pet peeve is box art that shows a real car and not the model (however, it's decent reference for what the 1:1 looks like).  But you can get that on Google.
     
    You can see a nice build on this site by 70mach1 that he posted under glass in February 2014. 
  7. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    But it might be more important for the younger generation to know the difference between "there," " their" and "they're." Could make a difference on a job application. 
  8. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Airfix "Blower" Bentley, 1:12 scale   

    This time, clicking on the reply box sent me to goodneighborhotels.com. The reply box on this forum is like travel advisor.com, sending me on all kinds of adventures  
    Anyway, I'm back and I just wanted to say I'm blown away by those friction shocks. 
  9. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Radiator screen material   

    Amaco WireForm meshes come in a variety of mesh patterns and sizes for craft uses. Available online and at Hobby Lobby, plus other crafts stores. 
  10. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    I'll risk flaying by the wetblanketeers to suggest that the current Challenger Hellcat , or SRT Hemi, is the most obvious successor to the Barracuda/Cuda.
  11. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    I always thought that '99 Charger at the top was a terrific design and should have been used rather than the rolling brick that the Charger became. Still looks great to me after 16 years. But is it an heir to the original Cuda? No. 
  12. sjordan2 added a post in a topic '67 Triumph TR4A 8/24/15 New Mockup !!   

    You can adjust those images any way you wish, from making a large screen shot to reducing the big images to smaller, to-scale photo paper images, screen shots, etc., take to a laser printer service, etc  There are a multitude of ways to get fine-quality prints from any of those very large images. Are you clicking to enlarge the thumbnails? They're very big. 
  13. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Shocking news!   

    Once again, the forum's reply box sent me off to some neverland site. Anyway, does this drill have a speed control or is it right for plastic to begin with?
  14. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Jaguar XJ-S (Finished)   

    Just a note for those who may be interested in this kit.  For reference, you'll want to rely on the 1976 US version of the car. This explains the LHD and lack of plexi headlight covers, in addition to not having minor details only seen on later models (such as chrome tops on front and rear bumpers).  In spite of accuracy, I got a set of aftermarket BBS RS wheels as seen on later models, just because I like them better. They're 1:18 15 inch wheels but look pretty close to OK, though I'd like to find a set that's a bit larger. 
  15. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    It seems kind of useless to jump in every now and then with "Yo, dude!" Carry on.