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  • Birthday 07/23/1949

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 & 1/25

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  • Location Victoria BC Canada
  • Full Name Phil Dauphinee

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  1. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Monogram Chaparral 2D   

    Steve - The upgrades really enhance this Chaparral which is one of my all time favorite race-cars. Beautiful job casting the wheels. Love the reflective photo.
  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce 5 window...GMP kit and incomplete 5 window body   

    Nothing is better than an all steel chopped 5W in full scale and the same is true in smaller scale as well. Congratulations on a beautiful Deuce.
  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic My Revell/Monogram 1932 Ford Roadster in Titanium Gold *outdoors pictures added*   

    Classy looking Deuce. Fantastic color choice.
  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 Ford Tudor Sedan   

    A very tastefully done Deuce Sedan. I really like the chop, stance and dual quad set-up. I am going to have to research the chop method you used as I do not think I have ever the term stepped chop before.
  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Sad News   

    Sad news indeed. It was a very tragic accident which looked to be instantly fatal. Jules appeared destined to have a great F1 career ahead of him as so many other talented drivers before him who lost their lives too soon doing what they loved.
  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan   

    Thanks John - You should try to get your hands on the more recent Revell 32 Ford Sedan. It is an excellent kit for getting back into the hobby with two engine and wheel options and can be built full fendered or as a high-boy.
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan   

    Thanks everyone. It probably looks better in photographs than under a magnifying glass but all things considered I am pretty happy with how it turned out. It certainly gave me renewed appreciation of both the skills of the Revell craftspeople who originally tooled up this kit and how well engineered most modern kits car.
  8. Phildaupho added a post in a topic The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan   

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  9. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

    The Orange Crate - '32 Ford Sedan
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    I do not recall seeing the full scale Orange Crate back in the day but the magazine articles and model kit made a big impression on me although this is my first build attempt. I had couple of those previous reissues with the weird parts molded in colored plastic but they did not appeal to me so I got rid of them. The most recent reissue with the great classic box-art, corrected hood and new decals as well as the great article and photos in The Rodder’s Journal inspired me to finally build The Orange Crate.
    I decided this would be my annual summer camping project. This would be a simple build like I built models as a kid with a combination of brush and rattle can painting. I did some preparation of parts and painted everything before hand but 95% of final assembly was done during three afternoons on a camping trip with the grandsons and their grandmother. I ran out of glue and lost the steering column but was able to fabricate a new one from the plastic rear axle.
    Simple of course does mean it was easy as this mid-60’s kit lived up to its reputation. The kit is very accurate and as such many of the parts are very small and fragile. There are a lot of chrome parts on two trees that have a great deal of flash, molding seams and marks. Plus the parts are very tightly spaced with mountings heavier than the parts themselves. Fortunately I brought my silver lacquer paint to touch up the chrome. The instructions have been updated and there is a complete parts list however locating pins and holes are very small and the orientation is some cases is vague.
    - The exterior paint is Testor’s One Coat Lacquer Firey Orange with Clear Top Coat [the real car’s last original paint is candy orange with ghost flames which I never even thought about trying to duplicate]
    - Orange ignition wires added
    - Headers outlets drilled open
    - Axle tubes added to quick-change rearend [the current kit has a plastic axle but I used a metal axle like the original]
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  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Days in Scale Victoria BC Canada July 24, 2016   

    Daniel - There are registration and entry forms to download under show information at this link Basically you just need to show up. Hope you can make it next summer.
  11. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1932 Ford Highboy   

    Great to see more Deuces showing up Under Glass
  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Revell's Del Rio   

    Great to see a build of a kit I have not even seen yet. I really like the color combination. I can see how rear bumper guards might interfere with the tailgate.
  13. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Return of the Speedwagon   

    There is a great flathead in the Deuce Sedan, a first gen Hemi in the 5W and small block Fords in them all except the Rat Roaster with a SBC.
  14. Phildaupho added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Return of the Speedwagon
    Revell announced that they are re-releasing the Speedwagon this month. Of all the Revell Deuce kits, the Speedwagon seems to be the easiest one to find at swap meets and I have already built and modified a couple. I would really like to see the Roadster back in its original form or even the Rat Roaster as a modified re-issue with smooth hood, full fenders, bench seat interior up-top and maybe a couple of multiple carb and exhaust manifold options for the SBC. Now that would be a big seller.
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  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Highboy Roadster - uptop - lots of louvers – Dennis Kyle Deuce tribute   

    In the case of this 33/34 Sedan it probably is a cover but with the Deuce there is likely a fuel cell in the trunk.

    quote name="Jon Haigwood" post="1454320" timestamp="1435455469"]The louvers in the fuel tank kind a threw me a bit. Wasn't sure how it could hold any gas (on a 1:1 car). Went to a car show today and found this . Maybe that is just a tank cover? I still like it ALOT.