sjordan2

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  • Location Knoxville, TN
  • Full Name Skip Jordan

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  1. sjordan2 added a post in a topic the problem with dogs...   

    I started with the utter simplicity of the Gowland and Gowland Highway Pioneers line of antique cars, and horse-drawn vehicle kits like a stage coach or chariot when my skills got better. Everything was brush-painted. They were later sold by Revell and now some are Minicraft. Plenty available on eBay.
  2. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Bugatti Type 35 Revival 1/20...small steps to a Pocher   

    So this is what my dentist does with his money.
  3. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Delage D8 SS   

    Just beautiful. Outstanding work.
  4. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Heller 1/24 Talbot-Lago 4L5 Grand Prix   

    AHA. Found one with a louvered nose. Scroll down.
    http://sa8.elgur-sharat.ru/talbot-t-26-monoplace.php
     
    Good link here:
    http://www.flickriver.com/groups/talbotlagograndprixcars/pool/interesting/


  5. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Heller 1/24 Talbot-Lago 4L5 Grand Prix   

    I'm a little confused by the louvers on the kit nose as shown on the box (part 49 on the sprues shown above) because I can't find them on a real version. Anyway, there should be some good reference at these exhaustive links (click to enlarge all photos):
    http://www.fantasyjunction.com/cars/474-Talbot-Lago-T26 Course-4.5 litre inline-6
    https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/talbot-lago/t26/1949/162974
    Smer/Merit builders I have seen got their wire wheels from Herb Deeks on eBay.
  6. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Heller Jaguar E Type cabriolet/coupe kits   

    Does the Heller kit have the same issue of a seam along the rocker panels as all the other E-Type kits?
  7. sjordan2 added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    Your Mercedes image doesn't open for me. What's a kick up?
  8. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    Outstanding. Don't know how I missed it before.
  9. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    Love it. One of the greatest classic kits ever made. Any more shots?
  10. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    The Mercedes 500K is outstanding, as are others. I'd love to see more Benz shots.
  11. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Back to the Future... or what's old is new again!   

    April Fool's? Anyway, if you read Harry's link, you'll see that two automakers are working on a V6 due in March.
  12. sjordan2 added a post in a topic pinstriping tape   

    As mentioned above, Line O Tape has a good selection of colors and sizes for modelers. Their chrome tape is very nice. Tapes like these, however, do not bend around curves very well.
  13. sjordan2 added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    PS: Anyone who wants to build a 300 SL Gullwing or roadster kit will find Dennis Adler's book indispensable. It should answer most questions any modeler would have. Lavish color photos.
    http://www.amazon.com/Mercedes-Benz-300sl-Dennis-Adler/dp/0760312133/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1454178084&sr=1-1&keywords=dennis+adler+mercedes-benz
     
  14. sjordan2 added a post in a topic You'd better believe it: Pocher 1/8th 300SL Gullwing   

    The pictures bring up one assembly issue I find confusing. The Eaglemoss site shows separate kit "eyebrows" over the wheel wells, as on the early production Gullwings, which were bolted on, with visible welting, on cars through #379 in 1955; after that, according to the Adler book, they were "leaded on" for a more seamless look.Whatever that means. If the kit eyebrows are separate parts, they sure look seamless in the Pocher images, especially at the top of this page. The question being: how did Pocher get that seamless look without putty and repainting -- or did they change the Eaglemoss body??
     
     
  15. sjordan2 added a post in a topic Bugatti Royale Type 41 Coupe De Ville   

    Spectacular, especially the engine.