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About Phildaupho

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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 Barn Find! - '41 Plymouth Coupe Gasser   

    Very well done weathering on a car that looks to have been ridden hard and put away wet!!??
  2. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Maserati Birdcage Tipo 61   

    Fantastic recovery. Interior is incredibly well detailed and interesting.
  3. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 5 window coupe   

    Nice deuce coupe build from a great kit.
  4. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 Ford Roadster - Ferrari V-12 powered   

    Thanks everyone for your positive comments. I think I am getting better capturing red digitally. Next time hopefully my posted red models will look red from the start!!

  5. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 Ford Roadster - Ferrari V-12 powered   

    This photo was taken outside. I played around with camera settings and then made adjustments with Photoshop. This is as red as I could get it.

  6. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 32 Ford Roadster - Ferrari V-12 powered   

    Thanks Mitch. It is getting there. Under natural light the paint is very red but definitely has an orange hue which is more apparent under lights. It is kind of a dull day but I am going to try an outdoor shot and see how that looks.
  7. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deuce Sedan "Old school but not same old same old"   

    A beautiful Deuce in all respects. You should consider a trip west in the summer and bring it to Deuce Days in Scale in Victoria July 24 - see link below.
  8. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

    32 Ford Roadster - Ferrari V-12 powered
    The DEUCERRARI [the model really is very red but I have always had trouble capturing red digitally even with adjustments]

    Over the years there have been a fair number of Deuces powered by Ferrari V12’s.
    My version combines parts mainly from three kits;
    -         Revell of Germany [Italeri] Ferrari 250 GTO – engine/transmission, wire wheels, exhaust, taillights
    -         AMT Phantom Vickie – cowl & Duval windshield, chassis and running gear
    -         Revell Rat Roaster – body, fenders and interior
    ENGINE – Built box-stock but did convert to wet sump and added an alternator
    CHASSIS & SUSPENSION – Lengthened frame about a scale foot and removed front horns. The rear lowered by cutting one coil. Have temporarily left of steering rod so front wheels can be posed.
    WHEELS & TIRES – The GTO kit comes with very nice three-piece wire wheels with three different outer rims. I used the deep dish on the rear and narrowed versions of the non-dished on the front. Tires are Revell Deuce kit no-name big and littles.
    BODY – Used Phantom Vickie cowl. I made the hood from two hoods, widening one and narrowing the other and then joining them towards the middle. A Ferrariesque hood power bulge was made from a sectioned airplane drop-tank. The hood sides were made from sheet styrene to which I cut in a couple of GTO vertical vents and filled with black mesh. Out back the Phantom Vickie roll pan and Rat Roaster rear fenders were added. The front fenders are widened versions from the Rat Roaster. The paint is Testor’s Red lacquer. The Ferrari emblems are from E.JAN. The side mirror and gas cap are from the GTO.
    LIGHTS - The longer headlight buckets are from the Revell ’37 Ford Pickup Street-Rod while taillights are from the GTO.
    INTERIOR – I like the Rat Roaster interior except for all the circles on the door and rear panels so they have been removed. Diamond pattern upholstery was used in many early Ferraris and of course bucket seats are very appropriate. I installed a Ferrari gated shifter housing and a steering wheel more in keeping with the over-all theme. The dash is from the Phantom Vickie with bare Metal Foil. Interior paint is Testor’s Fabric Tan lacquer.
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  9. Phildaupho added a topic in Under Glass   

  10. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Moebius '54 Hudson Hornet Club Coupe   

    Beautifully built Hudson. Looks wonderful outside.
  11. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Mercedes 300SL   

    Very realistic looking. Great to see one of these completed.
  12. Phildaupho added a post in a topic My version of the Revell '29 Ford Model A   

    Another very good looking and interesting personalized version of this great '29 kit. I really like your contemporary interpretation. The color works very well with the big diameter wheels and molded firewall.
  13. Phildaupho added a post in a topic AMT 49 Ford coupe out of production?   

    I hope you find one of these kits to satisfy your desire. The AMT '49 Ford is one of my all time favorite kits. I bought my first one shortly after it was released at the AMT Pavilion at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair. In the final weeks of August before starting Junior High, not knowing anyone in a new community, from that kit I built the first mild custom of my own design with canted quad headlights, custom taillights, two-tone corduroy upholstery and a candy root beer paint job. The completed model did not last long as parts were robbed for other projects. No photos were ever taken of any of my teenage model car builds but then again they probably look better in my mind's eye!!
  14. Phildaupho added a post in a topic Deucerrari - Under Glass - Jan 25   

    Except for lengthening, the rolling chassis was built pretty much box-stock from the AMT Phantom Vickie kit. The suspension components that were not already chromed were “plated” with Alclad.  Because of the smaller diameter rear tires I did cut one coil from the rear suspension. The exhaust is stock length GTO bent to do under the rear axle.
    The Deucerrari is now ready for final assembly so it will hopefully be Under Glass before the end of the month.

  15. Phildaupho added a post in a topic 1932 Ford Candy Red Hot Rod   

    Pretty hard to beat a candy apple red Deuce Highboy? You did a great job removing the fenders proving this venerable kit has lots of potential to build a great looking hot-rod.