Reeves Racing

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About Reeves Racing

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  • Birthday 09/10/1965

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Louisville
  • Full Name Mitch Reeves

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  1. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 75 Ford Granada   

    Now there's one you don't see often...
    Looks like the 1 to 1 car I harvested the disc brakes off of to put on my 68 Mustang.
     
     
     
     
     
  2. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1969 Yenko Camaro WIP   

    Nice job on the wheels. I want to find some like that only 1/8th scale,
  3. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1/8 wheels and tires   

    Thanks guys. I built 4 or 5 1/8 scale kits back when I was a kid. Never built this one though.
    The wheels and tires in the kit are ridiculously too skinny. and ugly too.
    I will keep watch on eBay. The good year Eagles from the 78 Corvette or 82 IROC kit are the tires I want and I may have to get some of the American Racing rear wheels from the Big T kit or something. My son is in college and has access to a 3D printer so we may make some wheels as a side project.


  4. Reeves Racing added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/8 wheels and tires
    My boss just gave me a complete unstarted Monogram 1/8 65 Corvette kit from the 80s.
    Where is good place to get wheels and tires for a kit this size?
    I am looking for Torque Thrusts and just a little bit wider tire than what comes in the kit.
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  5. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Chevy SS Throwback Scheme...Not what you might think.   

    Well done.
  6. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    That is no resin body. Its too thin in critical places. And as others have pointed out the chrome is way too clean. There hasn't been a fresh mold for casting the Comet around for years.
    However with that said TowerHobbies has once again pushed my 2 kits on preorder/backorder out again now to November.
  7. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    YAY!!!!
     
  8. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Sunbeam Tiger reissue questions   

    The old decals looked like this
     

     

     
  9. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 76 nova 1/ 25 replica   

    If you did those white walls by hand I think that is outstanding work.
    I have chucked up the tire on an old wheel in a drill and stabilized it on the bench and barely pulled the trigger to turn slowly. Then braced my arm off the bench with and Xacto knife and scraped the edge to clean it up. It turned out pretty good.
    You could always go put black wall or white letter tires on the real one LOL...
  10. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 69 nova revell > barnfind > fully detailed engine bay   

    I'm glad you weren't offended because that wasn't my intent. The build is so realistic I just wanted to give some info on how the car is put together.
     
  11. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 69 nova revell > barnfind > fully detailed engine bay   

    The weathering is outstanding but I think leaving the wheel house on was a mistake.
    When the fender is removed there are only a couple of bolts that hold it to the radiator support and so it would be hanging down and sitting on the tire not up in place all perky and tidy like that.
    I am currently repainting my 1 to 1 so I have become intimately familiar with how the front sheet metal is assembled.
     
     




  12. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Chevy Monza IMSA/Trans-Am Update 7/28   

    The Monza is looking great JC.
     
    Thanks for the props on my old Charlie Kemp Mustang
  13. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 9/18/2016   

    Those are some the best worm gear hose clamps I've ever seen modeled Chris.
    Did they really use the A-N fittings and then hose clamp the hose on?
  14. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic 76 nova 1/ 25 replica   

    You are doing great on this. I always like to see 1 to 1 models.
    Be careful about sanding on a metallic paint, some times you change the way the metallic looks. When spraying the final coats of a metallic paint the bits of metal will settle in with the base color of the paint and usually float up to the surface a little. If you sand on it, the metallic deeper in the paint may not look the same.
    Its best to get a good coverage of the metallic color and then put an extra coat of clear on than what you normally do and polish it up real good without going through the clear.
    The only other suggestion I would give on an otherwise outstanding model is consider making the hinges on the hatch a little smaller. Because of the short angle needed for it to be open I don't think they need the big droop you have right now.
    I built a model of my Nova and now I am painting the big one to look more like the model.





  15. Reeves Racing added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Thanks for the update Dave.