krassandbernie

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  • Full Name Ed Fluck, Jr.

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  1. krassandbernie added a post in a topic Carl Casper`s : Phonebooth: Finished Pictures   

    I was going to say exactly the same thing! You have really blown me away with this build; and not just because I like the subject matter! This needs to be shown to anyone who thinks that model cars are not an art form!
  2. krassandbernie added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Blue Bandito '29 Ford Street Rod   


    Just to clear things up for anyone that comes across this thread again. This IS an original issue Blue Beetle that I built a number of years ago. I simply polished the bare plastic out rather than paint the body because I liked the color so much; and wanted to stay more true to the kit. While not being 100% faithful to the box art; I could not get past the parts that were painted red in the artwork..........it just goes against anything tasteful in my mind. Other than picking out some minor details (like the carbs, firewall, steering wheel, etc.) with some brush detailing, the only thing else I did was to swap out the front wheels and taller kit white wall tires for the front mag wheels/tires from the Monogram Little Coffin.......a sister kit. The decals in my original kit were no longer useable; so I had Greg Holland (previously mentioned here) make new ones based on my originals (if I recall correctly.....it has been around 7 years)...............and they went on flawlessly! Ed
  3. krassandbernie added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    chopped '34 Ford 5 window coupe body available again
    The chopped '34 Ford 5 window coupe body is now available again if anyone is interested. It fits the AMT 1934 Ford 5 window coupe kit. My body retails for $20.00 plus shipping. Feel free to drop me a line via e-mail if you are interested in ordering one; or if you have any other questions.
     
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    More photos can be seen here:
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    And here:
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  4. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    If anyone would like to snag another one of these interiors while I still have some left; or has not been able to spare the funds I would be willing to do some horse trading for any of the kits listed below. I know that a few of the kits are worth more than the 'average' kit; so I would be willing to work something out in that event. I thought this way I might be able to help some of you out; and we can both make out.
     
    AMT ’69 Chevelle SS (early issues 2212, 6567, 6202, or older)
    AMT ’62 Impala convertible
    AMT ’69 Hurst Olds
    AMT ’70 Corvette (kit #6218)
    AMT ’70 Super bee (stock version…….#6117 or latest box art issue)
    AMT ’68 Road Runner (kit #6515)
    AMT ’70 Chevelle (kit #8940 or older)
    AMT ’72 Chevelle (older the better)
    AMT ’67 Mustang fastback (stock issue)
    AMT ’68 Shelby GT500 Mustang (#6541)
    AMT ’65 Mustang fastback
    AMT ’66 Nova
    AMT ’62 Impala Bel Air (#8716)
    AMT ’67 Fairlane (not the new tooled ’66 427 or GTA)
     
    Revell ’68 Hurst Hemi Dart
    Revell ’67 GTX
    Revell ’69 Baldwin Motion Corvette
    Revell ’70 ½ Baldwin Motion Camaro
    Revell ’62 Corvette (stock issue)
    Revell ’69 Z28 Camaro
    Pro Modeler ’59 Corvette
     
    MPC ’67 GTO (older issue molded in blue #6318 or #1-0730)
    MPC ’70 GTO
    MPC ’69 Charger 500 (#6284)
    Johan ’70 Olds Cutlass
    Johan ’69 Road Runner
  5. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    Thanks Mike! One thing I just noticed the other day is that there is a slight fitment issue with the mounting tabs on the front seat for the '57 Chevy interior. My molds are getting older; and the plug for the front seat in both molds must be flexing just enough to allow the width between the mounting tabs to become a hair shorter. I think I may have found a remedy for that.  Basically, the front seat won't drop right into the mounting holes in the kit supplied floor pan now. So, you will either need to open up the slots in the floor pan a hair on each side; sand the mounting tabs down (on the inside surface), or remove them from the bottom of the seat all together. Other than that, I cannot see any other issues with the front seat. I just thought I would let you guys know what I discovered so you didn't think I goofed up some how! LOL!
  6. krassandbernie added a post in a topic Are these exact wheels available in resin?   

    I cast these rear 15" Americans; which I thought looked the same as the ones you are after; but they might not be exact.....hard to tell from the tiny photo you posted. These are the rears in the AMT '63 Corvette kit; and have the 'bead' around the edge of the rim. They do not come plated; and I removed the axle post in order to make an open pour mold of them rather than a 2-part mold to keep the cost down. Shoot me a PM if you are interested in them. The ones pictured below were the originals before I used them to make the mold.
     
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  7. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    I appreciate the support guys! If anyone gets to building something with these interiors done up I would love to see some photos!
  8. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    The one thing I like about pinning the door handles and window cranks is that it makes it easier to paint them. I can brush a coat of Testors gloss black on them and let them sit overnight before brushing two coats of Alclad on them. Any more than that and they lose the chrome look.
  9. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    I just thought I would show you guys (who have purchased interiors from me) how I attach the door handles and window cranks to the door panels. The photos here show a personal build ('40 Ford coupe) that I have slowly been working on for years; but the method would be the same. I also thinned out the door handles and window cranks to make them look more accurate; and stand off of the door panels.
     
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  10. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    My old web site is no longer up; but you can e-mail me for a link to a temporary site I have up; and my Fotki albums. lowcab36@epix.net
  11. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    Thanks for the kind words guys! At this point I have around 5 or 6 of each interior left in stock; and I do not think that the molds will hold out for too much longer. They are decent right now; but I wanted to give anyone who might still be on the fence a heads up in case they wait too long. I will probably cast a few more up and see where things stand. I made the molds back in 2014 so I can't complain.
  12. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    I am sorry to say that the '50 Olds interior has been off-line for over a year now....maybe two; and I just sold the last two I had from my personal 'stash'! LOL!
  13. krassandbernie added a post in a topic New tuck'n roll interiors   

    Due to the lack of interest in the custom tuck'n roll interiors I have been offering I have decided not to waste my time mastering any more unless it is for a specific project. I will not be remolding either of these after the molds are used up. I am willing to drop the price down to $20.00 (each)... (plus shipping) on BOTH interiors if  you get your order in soon. Both interiors come with door handles, window cranks, and arm rests.
    Thanks! Ed
    '57 Ford (Revell) interior
    Modeled after this interior:
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    Comparison between the stock (kit) interior and my tuck'n roll interior
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    '57 Chevy interior:
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  14. krassandbernie added a post in a topic It was brought to my attention   

    Come on Mike..........if Shep felt he had nothing to prove he would not have piped up here to begin with. If he is indeed selling a Fairmont body that was mastered by someone else neither Scott nor I would really care..........it's a free market in that respect. I mastered a stock roof '33 Willys coupe years ago; and there were one or two mastered by other resin casters prior to me coming out with mine; and one after mine. This just gives modelers more choice on accuracy and cost. What hurts business for each of us is when our work is copied. You obviously do not know Scott or I as well as I thought you did.........we would be nothing but impartial here. For someone who has nothing to worry about Shep sure has ducked and weaved here instead of addressing it head on and proving he did nothing shady. Even if the body he is offering turned out to be a direct copy that 'his resin caster' stole without his knowledge you'd think he would want to cut ties with a person like that after finding this out...........but, hey, that's just me! LOL!
  15. krassandbernie added a post in a topic It was brought to my attention   

    How is this for food for thought..............want to clear this whole mess up? Why didn't Shep offer to post up a handful of CLEAR photos of the body he is making available? Since Scott and I are the most familiar with the body he mastered (and I cast) I am sure one of us would quickly point out if it was indeed different......and neither one of us would have anything to prove by saying it was a direct copy if it wasn't. Scott's work stands on it's own.......as does mine I suppose. I surely would not lay claim to work that did not come from my own hands. I don't know Shep; but anyone thinking they were the accused would surely want to clear his name........especially on a forum such as this; which gets enough 'flow' to possibly hurt his business and credibility.............and prove their innocence.