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Reeves Racing

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  • Birthday 09/10/1965

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    1/24 and 1/25

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    Mitch Reeves

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  1. 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

    Thanks, I took some 1/4" Tamiya masking tape and stuck it to some release paper (some BMF backing paper) and used a straight edge and cut it length wise about 3mm thick. Then I brush painted it with Testors "steel". After it dried I stuck it on just like you would use "200 mph tape" on a real race car. Thanks for noticing and asking.
  2. Bucky Hess 68 Hemi Super Stock Cuda

    Terrific build Wayne, the detail and cleanliness are out standing.
  3. '61 Falcon Gasser

    I've been looking forward to color JC. Looks perfect.
  4. 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

    Thanks guys, The basic kit is pretty good, it just has a few production flaws like super thick door glass that had sink holes, chrome plated headlights and the wheels were good but not as good as the Fujimi offering. A good parts box or two to find upgrades to the lights and stuff helps out.
  5. 1964 Porsche 904 Carrera GTS

    Finished up this week. Monogram kit. Fujuimi kit wheels, parts box tires, metal velocity stacks, wired and throttle linkage. Duplicolor Victory Red and Metallic Silver. Parts box decals.
  6. RX-7 racer

    Great job. Very clean. Did you fab up the strut braces or is that part of the kit? A tire upgrade would really improve its overall look.
  7. 1993 Lotus Esprit Sport "600"

    Here are the pictures and description of what I did to lower this one Smokey. Like most model kits the ride height on this one is way too high. An easy enough fix for the front end. I cut the spindle portion off of the steering knuckle assembly and glued it back on around 4mm higher or toward the top of the knuckle. The rear end is another story. The Esprit has inboard rear disc brakes. The rear swing arms/bearing carriers are located mainly by the coil over spring assemblies. I guess a person could just cut off the molded on coilovers, shorten them and glue them back on.... but if you have to rework them anyway, why not improve the whole sub-assembly? You can also see that if you put it together out of the box, the coil overs are too long from the get go.In the mock up you can see that the rear wheels are way too far out of the wheel opening with almost a 5 mm gap between the arch and the tire... not good, and this causes some negative camber and some wicked toe out. The rear tires would be bald in 5 miles of driving and not just because this little car is so light and has a turbo... Not to mention the car would look drunk...I do like how they engineered the mounting of the rear wheels. The outer CV joint and boot are a separate part and act as a retainer to hold the wheel center shaft into the swing arm bearing carrier. It separates the half shaft into two parts but I think it's a smart and sturdy way to mount the wheel to the swing arm and still let the tire spin. I found that the red plug wire stock I have looks the right diameter or gauge for the rear springs of the coil overs and I wouldn't have to paint it. I tried a couple of different sizes of dowel until I found a diameter that looked good. I used a 3 or 4 mm stick. Next I cut the coil overs off just below the top spring perch. I drilled everything so it could be reinforced inside with wire and to allow me to adjust some angles on final assembly. If I use a slow CA I have time to tweak the angles a little before it sets up. You have to cut off more than 4mm from the length of the shock. More like 6 to 7mm, so the end result is they are just fuzz over half as long as before.Instead of using new stock for the shocks I just whittled and sanded off the molded on springs. It all fits correctly now and I have some fudge room when I put it all together. Just in case they are a fuzz too short.
  8. 1993 Lotus Esprit Sport "600"

    It was easy for the front. The rear took a couple adjustments. I will post up the pictures and description about what I did tomorrow evening.
  9. my models

    Those are museum quality. Thanks for posting.
  10. 1993 Lotus Esprit Sport "600"

    Yes they are JC, surprisingly enough. They are some of the best I've seen especially in a Revelogram offering. I almost always use Dupli-Color James.
  11. 1993 Lotus Esprit Sport "600"

    Monogram Lotus Sport 300 with a Revell 600bhp Audi R8 V10 swapped for the 300bph Lotus 2.2 turbo four cylinder. Solder exhaust headers with heat shrink collectors and candle heated and reshaped final exhaust from the Audi kit and aluminum tips. Box stock other than the drive train and adjusted ride height both front and rear. Next to some other super cars build in the past. (the kit decals registration is terrible. even worse on close up)
  12. Porsche 935-77

    Great clean and crisp work as always JC. I like them both.
  13. Tamiya Mazda 787b

    Beautiful paint work Curt, still not fond of the zombie faces but thank goodness we all aren't the same!
  14. 69 Corvette 427

    One of the best builds of this kit I've seen.
  15. Escort Pro-Stock

    Yep. That's the one I knew about. There were probably others too.