Jairus

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  • Scale I Build 1/25th

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  • Location Salem, OR
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  1. Jairus added a post in a topic Opel Blitz "DAK" style   

    Very nice paint and weathering.
    I suspect you hand made the boxes and other details?
  2. Jairus added a post in a topic Anyone Know If These Monogram 1/24 Molds Are Still Around?   

    Oh.... forgot about the Porsche 928!
    Still saving that one for someday.
  3. Jairus added a post in a topic 1929 Ford Roadster: Bare Necessities   

    Sweet! 
     
  4. Jairus added a post in a topic Anyone Know If These Monogram 1/24 Molds Are Still Around?   

    I still have the BMW and Triumph.
    (Wonder where they are....?)
  5. Jairus added a post in a topic Cheap oil = lower plasic prices?   

    Prices never go down.
    You know that.
    The manufacturers might receive the raw materials at a lower price, but they never pass the benefit on.  Most of the time they invest in upgrades to make the product better.
     
  6. Jairus added a post in a topic AMT 1929 Ford A Roadster "Mod Rod"   

    I have only one unbuilt AMT kit and it has thus far eluded the search of my storage unit.  I wanted to do that very thing Richard.
    A "Compario" if you will.

    I also wanted a stock grill and radiator so I didn't have to sand off the stupid electric fan molded in by Revell.

    Still sanding btw.
  7. Jairus added a post in a topic AMT 1929 Ford A Roadster "Mod Rod"   

    I agree with Tim on the Cowl.
    The Revell kit is more correct.
    Overall profile is right on and even tho the rear wheel well recesses are too deep and maybe the arch slightly too high. It still doesn't detract from a nice hot rod.
    (It's a hot rod afterall.)

    Just wish the '32 Ford frame was more stock appearing with a banjo rear end.  But maybe that's just me.
    We are modelers after all....

  8. Jairus added a post in a topic Anyone Know If These Monogram 1/24 Molds Are Still Around?   

    You are better off watching eBay.

    Little to no chance Revell/Monogram will release any of those anytime soon.
    Only exception might be the 911 based simply on the fact that the 911 Porsche has been around for ages.

    And... get off my lawn!
  9. Jairus added a post in a topic X-Files: Your opinions on the premiere episode?   

    Aliens are real!
    But they are not extraterrestrial but inter-dimensional.
    Too much proof exists to deny THEY exist.
    That said, the fact that they exist dovetails nicely with the holy scriptures in the Bible. Just saying!
    That's all I am going to say since I don't want Harry to give me negative points or ban me for talking about Jesus.
  10. Jairus added a post in a topic Ford guys: More accurate chassis for AMT '68 Shelby?   

    Yeah I feel your pain.
    For some reason the AMT Cougar kits tended to have more accurate chassis and engine compartment fender wells.  But the '67-'68 Cougar kits are quite rare.
    Even if you had one... the wheelbase is longer than the Mustang.

    For my '68 Shelby kit on the shelf I put Revell's 1/25th '69 Super CJ body and chassis in the box for the future project. Haven't done any cutting yet but the chassis is much closer than what the vintage AMT molds show.
  11. Jairus added a post in a topic Quick Change rearend   

    The best rear ends for a street rod are found in Monogram kits designed by Tom Daniel.
    Such as "The Pie Wagon", "The Paddy Wagon", "Ice T" and "The Red Baron".

    There are others of course, but those are the most versatile because each is suspended differently and the kits re-released over and over through the years.
  12. Jairus added a post in a topic Routemaster Car Transporter   

    I like it!
    Keep going and the devil will be in the details.
    I am working on a RM myself off and on.
    Painting the figures is taking longer than I thought... but a bus is worthless with out people in the seats.

    Or in your case, race cars on the ramps and tools on the rack. ;-)
  13. Jairus added a post in a topic 1947 Chevy Aerosedan Hot Rod   

    Oh YEAHHHHHH!!!! :-)
  14. Jairus 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....   

    Before drawing up my Sketchpad for the January issue I considered using this kit as the basis.
    Went with the Revell '29 kits instead figuring that Brad would take the lead on the '61.
    But the more I look at the beautiful lines of this car I find myself considering it's flanks to be like "hallowed ground".  A lot like trying to customize a 1968 Corvette, in that it CANNOT BE DONE!
    They are perfect as they stand!  Even if the Ventura looks a little George Jetson.
    The 1961 Pontiac Ventura, as will a few other designs to me, remain a beautiful machine that need no improvement.
     
  15. Jairus 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....   

    Nice photos Tim.  Good coverage and I hope you had something to do with this.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!