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Jason Rothgeb

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  1. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic Chris Loden Tribute Mopar   

    It has been a long time since I've posted here. How long? Well, I got this one finished a couple of years back and unfortunately, it's still my most recent build. Thought those that don't make it over to my "other" board might enjoy seeing it all put together.

  2. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic '71 GTX   

    These were taken in late March. Was this build ever finished? If so, I'd love to see some pics of it.
  3. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic New funny cars from Revell?   

    Tommy, Tommy, Tommy....

    To put in terms an advocate for gun owners' rights can understand: Lawyers don't bleeed people dry, the people or organizations who hire them do. Don't blame the firm who handled the details for that policy, but the NHRA who see fit to bleed their fans dry of every last cent they can squeeze out of them as them emulate their mentor and big brother Nascar. Witness their emulation of the "Chase" playoff system.

    As for the upcoming kits which are the subject of this thread. They kind of mystify me. Revell has been on a two year roll: the '55 Chevy hardtop, the '32 Sedan, the '49 Merc, the '70 Mach I Mustang, the '69 Nova, the '57 150, and the soon to be released '32 five window.

    These funnies seem to smack of lunatic fringe appeal like all the cries of "Hey Revell when are we finally getting a '53 Mercury Parklane Estate Wagon" etc. One that a few folks who are intrested will pick up the moment it comes out and the rest will languish on the shelves. I don't think any of us out there mind the subject, it's just that we can take it or leave it. Especially at what seems to be Revell's new price of admission ~ $25. All of us would grab one as a raffle/door price $5-$10 Big Lot closeout etc. But at $25, I bet a lot of us are going to sit this one out.
  4. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic 2009 LeMans palooza is in the history books!   

    Wow! finishing a model in 24 hours is one thing, but to have them all look that nice is a true credit to the talent the six of you possess. Was the paint polished, or did you all just lay it down that smooth? There is some nice gloss coming off those cars!
  5. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic Paint over clearcoat?   

    I just did, that more color coat over clear coat on my current project, with Testor's laquer, Fathom Green, over Tamiya clear laquer. It worked out fine. Layed down really nice since the clear had been polished prior to being over coated by the color coat. Part of the reason this worked is Tamiya clear is really thin in terms of coverage thickness even in the case of multiple coats.
  6. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic Revell '69 Yenko 427 Nova is Out!   

    Thanks for all the info Lyle, it helps a great deal. There is one thing I can add: The wheels on Yenko's were not Torque Thrusts. They are Atlas Wheels. A design similar to thrusts obviously, but if you look closely they are slightly different. The spokes on the atlas wheels come to a sharp edge on the middle of the Atlas spoke while the Torque thrust spokes are round. Check the Atlas wheels, 69 Yenko Camaro kit, and the Torque Thrusts, Revell Deuce coupe. This information comes from the Yenko kit instructions and IIRC, Dean Milano, who most likely wrote the copy.
  7. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic 69 Judge finished with studio pics   

    Hello everyone. Thanks for the kind words. I'll answer everyone's question in one post not necessarily in the order they were asked. First the paint: It's Testor's Hugger Orange out of the rattlecan under Tamiya clear. This is the second car I've used this color on the first being a ZL-1 COPO Camaro. I have two more planned with this color: A 69 Yenko Nova and a 69 Corvette.

    Second, the Colorado Plates. These came from the most recent issue of the Revell 70 Challenger T/A ( the 1/24 one). I could not find my aftermarket sheet of vanity plates at the time I had finished this car, and liked these because they looked cool and provided a nice color contrast to the orange.

    Third, I will be at the NNL East and I hope to meet to say hello to those I know and meet those I havben't yet. I'll be wearing my club golf shirt, Philly Area Car Modelers which is Kelly green and has my name, Jason on it. Hope to see everyone there, Jason
  8. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic Royal Purple 60 Chevy   

    I feel kinda stupid chiming in on the chorus of "Wow, that's cool"s, but Wow! that is cool. There is a lot of us building models and it takes a lot to make something we have not seen before, but you have done that with this piece; very nicely, I might add. Another thing is a trailer queen Pro street is the perfect venue for such a neat gimmick. A show car tuner or lowrider maybe being the only other genres more appropriate for such electronic showmanship.
  9. Jason Rothgeb added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Chris Loden Tribute Mopar
    I was really hoping to have this done by the NNL East, and though I did make a lot of progress yesterday, it's destined for the primer table. It's the Revell kit and I will be adding Keith Marks decals. This was originally going to be Panther Pink (I'm a sucker for the cliche muscle car colors) but I went with Testor's Fathom Green to replicate the dark green on Chris's 1:1 Charger.

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  10. Jason Rothgeb added a topic in Under Glass   

    69 Judge finished with studio pics
    This is my only completion of '09 so far. It has been to the Feb East Coast "Big Sit", the Spotlight board and both my clubs, Silent Traffic and PACM. After next Saturday at the NNL East, it will be "retired", to come out only for the PACM June contest. I post it for the folks who might have missed it at one of those many outlets or are unable to attend the big show in NJ. The kit is box stock of the most recent Revell release with Trim Ringless Rally IIs kit bashed from Revell's 70 T/A.

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  11. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic No longer in progress GTO Judge   

    Thanks Zuk. The paint is Testor's Hugger Orange Laquer in the rattlecan with Tamiya clear over it. Aside from the bumper there was some BMF on the rocker panel and door handle as well as clean up with Novus 1. I highly recommend the kit it is a nice kit that went together well with the only problem getting the kitbashed wheels from the 70 Trans Am kit to fit. I used them because they represent the Rally IIs without trim rings which were correct for the Judge. Other kitbashed pieces include the rear and sideview mirrors from the Z/28 kit which were more accurately molded than the GTO pieces.
  12. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic '70 Chevelle SS 454   

    To a factory stock muscle car fan, "it don't get no better than this." I built the exact same car with white stripes and a red interior. Also I kitbashed a set of Rally wheels from the Z-28 since I hate those five spoke rims. Did the donk version come with the Black SS stripes? The older version of the kit I had came only with the white. Thanks for sharing
  13. Jason Rothgeb added a topic in On The Workbench   

    No longer in progress GTO Judge
    First off WoW! My last visit was July 3rd 2008. As I was telling most of the folks at the Big Sit yesterday, it has been a whirlwind year with a new job that had me traveling almost every week for the past six months and the birth of my second daughter on Aug.22nd. This did not leave a lot of time for building, but I did manage to get my first build of 2009 done and the first completion since all the craziness began in June of '08. This is now finished, but I'm posting it here since this is an in-progress image that I cobbed from Doebley's fotki album. Thanks Bob

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  14. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic 71 Hemi Cuda   

    It might be a diferent car or the same car at a different times but here is a link to some info on the car: [url=http://www.autoblog.com/2006/11/26/auction-action-1971-hemi-cuda-convertible/]

    The link above has the car for sale at $4.5 Million. Another blog about a Hemi Convertible which looks to be the same one, had it selling for $2.5 million in 2005. The guy who bought it was trying to corner the market on 1971 Hemi Cuda Converts. There are 11 of them and this guy has the wherewithall to try to buy them all.

    Here's another link about the 1:1: [url=http://www.autoblog.com/2007/01/20/2007-rm-auction-scottsdale-hemi-cuda-convertible-brings-2-2/]
  15. Jason Rothgeb added a post in a topic 71 Hemi Cuda   

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Here is another shot I will post more as time allows this weekend