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  • Birthday 04/06/1941

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    Howell, Michigan
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    Carl Gowan

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  1. Dan, FYI I forwarded your request to A&N Resin for a Dodge RAM TRX model and they let me know that after doing some research they have entered it into their schedule.
  2. FYI on missing parts. I discovered 2 missing parts that caused me to stop working on the frame and on November 20 I emailed Andrey at A&N Resin to request replacements. I have had this happen on Revell and Moebius kits in the past and they usually charge a nominal fee for replacements. I offered to pay for replacements but they insisted that there would be no cost to me and they would get them in the mail right away. They mailed them 2 days later and I just received them today and they are excellent quality. as usual. Unfortunately my left hand was damaged in an accident on Nov. 26 and I have been going to therapy since then. The doctor thinks another 3-4 weeks and I should be as good as new. I have most major components built and painted except for the frame waiting for these parts. Looking forward to getting back at it.
  3. Tom, He did mention that they were doing Euro big rigs and the last one before the Ford Raptor is a Aussie/American Freightliner Argosy Cabover.
  4. David, He did not offer any specifics but the next time I talk to him I will ask and post his response.
  5. In conversation with one of the owners of A&N Resin about an issue with their Dodge Ram kit, I mentioned they should offer a Kit of the Ford Raptor pickup. He informed me that they have that in their schedule. They are developing 6 kits of big rigs right now and then they are doing the Ford Raptor. He anticipates having the Ford kit ready for release in August-September 2021. In addition he mentioned that they are planning to offer various styles of each US pickup kit in the future including the Dodge and Ford releases.
  6. Dan, I checked my frame against the instructions and it agrees with the picture. I even had a Son-in-law check it (he is an engineer who uses Graphics and 3D modelling in his job) and he agrees that it agrees with the instructions which explains why you built it that way. I will continue building at my slow pace and when I get to the problem with the exhaust I will address it. Thanks again for the notice.
  7. Dan, thanks for the info. I think I have changed them a couple of times already. Some of their graphics leave a little to be desired. Francis, When I emailed A&N one of the owners (Andrey) responded that they would make a mold and cast new pieces right away. It sounds like they are prepared to make things right ASAP.. Thanks on the color, it's Model Car World Candy Apple Red #6630
  8. I started building A&N Resin's Dodge Power Wagon a couple of weeks ago. Not showing a whole lot of progress yet as I have found this kit to be challenging for my 79 year old skills and I started with the frame assembly first per the instructions. Washed and primed all the pieces after removing minimal amount of flash, hard to believe this a resin cast product due to the quality of every piece. I got to step 15 on the frame assembly and discovered that the 2 parts needed for this step were missing. I emailed A&N Resin explaining the problem. They offered apologies and responded that they would get replacement parts made and sent to me as quick as possible. With this, I started looking at the possibility of building other sub-assemblies so I am working on the engine and interior and will start the suspension/axle sub-assemblies. I will receive the resin tires from Scenes Unlimited Saturday that I ordered. In addition to the T-30's that I told Dan (Mopar-D) about I also ordered a set of T-17's. Anxious to do some kind of mock up to to get an idea of just how impressive this model is.
  9. Dan, I started my kit about 2 weeks ago. Got the 3 kits washed, primed and have started assembly. By far the most challenging kit I have built. I think that you are going to enjoy working on this model.
  10. I am switching out the resin tires on my kit as well. Scenes Unlimited T30 tires look to be exactly the same as the kit tires but rubber. I am also buying their T17 tires to see which will look best tread wise.
  11. I was going through the instructions for the truck, motor and suspension kits in anticipation of receiving my order.. I noticed that the assembly of all three is meant to be concurrent with various steps eliminated in the truck assembly and replaced with steps from the engine and suspension assembly. I originally ordered just the truck kit but added the other two after thinking it over for a couple of days, glad I did seeing that some modifications would be required to add the engine and suspension to a built truck kit.
  12. I bought a 1957 Fairlane 500 convertible in '58 when I was 17. White with a black top, 312 engine with 3 speed shift on the column. Made some money with it drag racing from the traffic lights around the Detroit suburbs. Always been my favorite vehicle out of the many I have owned. I altered the AMT kit by cutting the top off and I found a boot for the down top look at Modelhaus, see attached pics. As you can see it was sold as a boot for the '57 Mercury. I have had another build in process for a while now because I was never satisfied with the first build, it was done years ago when my skills were not that good. As Modelhaus is no longer in business your only chance for finding one of these boots is probably Ebay or a specific post here on this board or on the "other" model board. Good luck.
  13. I have the 36" Deluxe model with internal light, motor and fan with switches for operating all. I have it set up near a window on a "homemade" bench and vent it out a nearby window with 4" flexible metal duct. The noise is not a problem, fairly quiet for being used in a small room. It evacuates fumes very well, I leave it running for about 5 minutes after finishing painting (MCW lacquers) but this may not really be necessary, just a habit with me. It also evacuates any overspray very efficiently but I wish the filter was larger. I use the 12"x20"x1" recommended size and find that it requires changing regularly due to paint buildup. I may be contributing to this due to the way I paint, I like to lay down "wet" coats and am not very good at minimizing overspray, just not that talented. I am not sure how long I have had this booth, at least 5 years, and it is by far the best investment I have ever made for my model building hobby. The quality of the build is excellent! BTW, as a retired engineer I have a 36" wide x 50 yard roll of mylar that I "inherited" when the company I worked for closed and I line the inside of the cabinet with this to capture overspray and I replace this about once a year, keeping the cabinet in like new condition. Based on my experience with this Peace Keeper cabinet I would strongly recommend any of the cabinets built by (Bob) Pace.
  14. I got this 1951 Chevrolet kit today, saw it on eBay last Saturday for a good price, and as I have been looking for another one for a while I bought it. In front of the kit is a build I did about 20 years ago after returning to the hobby after many years away. This represents the exact car that was my parents first NEW car ever. I was 10 years old when they bought and it replaced a late 30's Ford that I remember being a sedan. I have wanted to build another model to replace the first and hopefully improve the quality. I definitely have better painting equipment and skills, can do better on the BMF and will try to do more detailing.
  15. This is the perfect response, although I think "very few" might be off a little.....
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