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Erik Smith

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  • Birthday 11/18/1971

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  • Location Spokane, WA
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  1. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Datsun B210 Hatchback   

    Doyusha has a few early 70s Nissan Sunny models, close...?
    The Doyusha kits are pretty crude and, well, they suck...but, starting point I guess
  2. Erik Smith added a post in a topic What did you get rid off today?   

    Funny - within the last year, I parted ways with almost this exact collection. No regrets. 
  3. Erik Smith added a post in a topic HVLP Mini Spray Gun   

    I thought HVLP was High VOLUME, Low Pressure?
  4. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Recaster Alert   

    Weird guy. Crook. He's selling recast Hobby Design turbos on one of Fireball Modelworks Holley carb bases! 
    I see a lot of resin garbage on eBay and wonder who buys it - and more interestingly, who leaves a favorable review?
  5. Erik Smith added a topic in General   

    Crystal Palace 1971 Saloon Race
    This race had a smile on my face the whole time - great little Escort fighting it out with a Camaro! 1.6 liters v 5.7  
    The Camaro has a "winking turn indicator" on most of the race. 
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  6. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

  7. Erik Smith added a post in a topic 1990 Nissan 580ZX   

    Pretty cool. Looks like something from a movie or tv show. I like it. 
  8. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    That Supra kit looks pretty cool - be a great x-country run. 
    Still hacking on the Challenger wheels - the toy like spindle on the Pegasus wheel is too long, so I made a quick jig to cut the appropriate amount of material off and have each wheel with the same amount removed. 
    then I just glued the separated ring back to the main wheel
    I also managed to find a possible tire - from the Revell Porsche 918 (which look too thick on that car) - original Pegasus on left, Porsche 918 on right - ends up same height as original Challenger tire combo
  9. Erik Smith added a post in a topic AMT's Horizon TC3- Loser from the past, out of box!   

    The engraving and overall crispness of the AMT kit far better than the MPC dodge Omni. The MPC engine has more separate parts. I haven't actually built either one, just looked at the parts. 
  10. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Clean up in the body and gutting the interior - so cleaning it up too. The back seat is separate making a delete option a lot easier 
    Still not 100% on these wheels yet - I ordered some slightly bigger rubber and I am going to strip the chrome (poorly done anyhow) and add those pesky bolt lug things...
  11. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Nissan Fairlady 240ZG "Police car", 1/24, Hasegawa   

    Great looking model. Nice work!
  12. Erik Smith added a post in a topic 1962 Chevrolet Impala 409   

    I like that color too. It's really a splendid kit. Probably one of Revell's best. 
  13. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Thanks! They are Pegasus. I'll be dropping the car so if the tires still appear small, I'll check into options. 
  14. Erik Smith added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    Finally getting started...
    I don't have a lot of modern style wheels/tires, and the challenger presents a, well, challenge, because the wheel wells are so darn big, but I'm going this direction (I tried some kidney slots, but all were way too small - Brock's 72 challenger wore a set of these similar mags, only smaller, in some of the photos, so hopefully I'll get the look I want. I'll probably paint them gold centers as well):
  15. Erik Smith added a post in a topic Whats your work area like?   

    We had to switch rooms with kids getting older, so...the last month has been moving things around and getting set back up. Today will be the first run since the beginning of January!