Ryan S.

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About Ryan S.

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  • Birthday 07/31/1980

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  • Location Napa, CA
  • Full Name Ryan Silva

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  1. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Twisted Fish - 3/13, main pieces put together.   

    Some nice work going on so far with this. Nice job on the corrections you've made. It will improve the over all look.
    Beware of the hood fit with the shaker scoop. It's not great and it's very tricky to get the hood to close even most of the way with the scoop in place on the engine. If you haven't yet, do A LOT of test fitting with the body on and the engine in and do it before body paint to avoid any major issues.
    Keep it going!
  2. Ryan S. added a post in a topic ......She said "Yes'   

    Congrats Mike to you and the whole family!
  3. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Cayuse   

    This is super cool, Mark. What a seamless blending of the 2 cars. Very inspired.
  4. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Monogram 1955 Ford F100   

    Wow, beautiful truck. One of my favorite years. Any chassis shots? That stance is perfect.
  5. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Question about molding from plated or painted parts   

    Great advice and your points make a lot of sense for getting a clean, crisp mold. Thanks Mark and Bill. I'll keep this in mind when I start playing around with the molds and casting. 
    Cheers!
  6. Ryan S. added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Question about molding from plated or painted parts
    I've recently got a resin casting kit from Alumilite to try my hand at casting some parts. My question is, can a mold be made from plated or painted parts or is it best strip them and make a mold from the bare plastic piece?
    Thanks for any advice!
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  7. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Dodge Challenger 6.4 Supercharged Swap :)   

    This is looking great, keep it up!
  8. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Challengum!- Back at it   

    You know, I hadn't considered making it a 2 door. As cool as that would be, it might be more work that I want to take on with this. Mainly due to all the windows coming in a tinted color rather than clear, and I like that as I don't intend to super-detail the interior. If I changed the side windows it would mean making all new glass, except for the windshield. I'll keep it in mind though and if I'm up for the challenge might give it a try. I do have a spare body now I could try it on. So we'll see.
    Thank you for the suggestion!
  9. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Challengum!- Back at it   

    I've finally had a chance to resurrect this one and get back to a little building. Something I hope to do more of than I have. 
    I've decided to start over somewhat with another Magnum body and a better approach with the wheel arches. I didn't like the way it looked after I last left off. I've also removed the old chin spoiler/ splitter and will scratch build a new one that is thinner and looks better. 
    Not much to look at, at this point, but at least it's something!


  10. Ryan S. added a post in a topic '68 Firebird   

    Looks great. I've always loved these Firebirds and I agree, it's a well engineered kit that goes together quite smoothly. Nicely done!
  11. Ryan S. added a post in a topic 53 Ford Christmas Build Done!!!   

    Looks great! Where did you source the wheels?
  12. Ryan S. added a post in a topic NEW! An advance and detailed look at the final production version of the new Moebius Models 1961 Pontiac Ventura kit....   

    Thanks for the reviews and the comments. I haven't bought or built anything from Moebius yet, but I'm a sucker for the 60's bubble tops so I might have to spring for this one.
  13. Ryan S. added a post in a topic 1926 Model T Sedan - SomesortaRod - Finally Done.. Only 2months late!   

    That gauge looks amazing with the "exposed" gearing showing. Very nice touch on that. The whole dash is a work of art unto itself. 
  14. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Fenderless AMT "40 Ford Coupe (Roadster)   

    I'm loving this so far. I'll be watching for sure!
  15. Ryan S. added a post in a topic Rough Weekend :(   

    Sorry for your loss Bill. I'm a cat person too, but it's always hard to lose any pet.