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About W-409

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  • Birthday 12/02/1996

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  • Location Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name Niko Lindström

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  1. W-409 added a post in a topic Building Lindburgs Color Me Gone as the Hemi Honker 10/25 update   

    Great work on this Dodge! The problem with this Lindberg kit is definitely the stance as the front end is way too low if built box stock. But looks like you fixed it really nicely, it looks really good now. Sharp detailing on the engine too... Keep the pictures coming.
  2. W-409 added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    I still have this Chevy S10 as my daily driver. When I started looking for a daily driver, I knew it had to be American, rear wheel drive and with steel bumpers... Otherwise it would be too new. This fit the criteria, but I had modify it before I started driving it, as some of the previous owners had lowered this car and it had a wide flat black stripe running in the middle of the hood, roof and tailgate...
    As you can see on the first picture some rust spots always start showing through the paint during the winter (Stupid road salt!). So every spring the rust has to be removed and those areas need to be painted with primer and then with body color...As done before taking the other two pics.

  3. W-409 added a post in a topic SOME CURRENT ROUND 2 INFO TODAY...   

    That '40 Ford Sedan is great news! I'll need at least one of them as the older versions of this kit aren't so easily available anymore. It's great that AMT has lately included all of those old optional Custom parts in their new kits, so I'm really looking forward to this one...
  4. W-409 added a post in a topic Let's See Some Glue Bombs!   

    ... Here are some more Glue Bombs!
    Revell Hot Rod Series '56 Chevy. The previous owner had chopped this '56 Chevy and I continued from where he had stalled. The plan was to build a nasty Street & Race car, but this has been as a back burner for several years now...

    Monogram '56 Bel Air. Otherwise the body was looking pretty good but lots of parts (Including the roof ) were missing. So a perfect starting point for a Lead Sled.

    Very rough '79 Mustang. It had some misc interior and chassis pieces, but they were even worse than the body... I started building it as an Outlaw Street Drag Racer but nothing has happened in a long time...

    Another Fox Mustang. The body wasn't good on this one either, but a lot better than the other one. I started turning it into a C/Street Drag Racer...

    Revell '67 Chevelle. I wouldn't consider this as a Glue Bomb, rather just an old "builtup" or something as the previous owner had built it pretty nicely. Anyway, it will be a Sleeper with a Twin Turbo BBC some day...

    Another a bit cleaner "Glue Bomb", a '59 Edsel Corsair. Gonna be a Mild Custom some day...

    This crashed '51 Chevy will be used as parts. I think I already know a good use for it.....

    Another a bit cleaner one, SMP '61 Chevy Pickup. Another Mild Custom starting point...

  5. W-409 added a post in a topic Let's See Some Glue Bombs!   

    Jo-Han '71 Barracuda Pro Stock. This was fairly easy to rebuild, even though bunch of modifications was done.

    Monogram '69 Camaro that has bunch of errors as far as the body shapes go. This was far from an easy rebuild, the body was very rough after some of the previous owners had removed paint with too strong liquids. The body had cracks all over and the plastic was hard to work with. Well, I rebuilt it anyway.

    This AMT '70 Super Bee was actually pretty good starting point. All parts were there and it was built pretty cleanly.

    AMT '66 Nova Pro Street. Same thing with this, fairly easy rebuild as it came with almost all parts and it was built pretty nicely.

    '67 Corvette '70s style Hot Rod. This was built just like most of the US cars were here back in the day. The body was rough and most of the parts were missing.... This was a "Parts Box Special".

    Monogram 1/32 '55 Chevy Snap Kit. This was easy as the original builder didn't use glue at all, but some parts had pretty thick coat of paint on them.

    There are some of my Glue Bombs that have been rebuilt. I have more that are under construction or waiting to be built...More on them a bit later.
  6. W-409 added a post in a topic '61 Ranchero (Old 60's Custom Rescue)   

    Looks like the original builder had lots of putty on hand when he originally built this Ranchero ! Never would have thought how nice and clean it would look after removing the paint. I really like your idea of building it with the same styling ideas that the original builder had, but your version looks just a lot better. I like the new front end a lot and lowering the roof scoop is definitely a good idea. I'll keep watching this one closely.
  7. W-409 added a post in a topic 1978 Dodge Monaco Brougham 1/25   

    Wow! Very nice Monaco! As someone said earlier it's great to see a top of the line model built from this kit (Mine will be built as the poorest model possible ) for a change. Very nice and clean work everywhere, but what really catches my eyes is that hood ornament! That's something I don't usually see on scale models. Fantastic work & Greetings from Finland too!
  8. W-409 added a post in a topic Cannonball 2018 Theme Poll   

    The "Inliners" sounds like an interesting theme! I didn't finish my entry this year either, but I'll try again next year. I'm guessing I'll end up with a Chevy Straight Six under the hood of something we don't see every day.....
  9. W-409 added a post in a topic Building solder headers which way ?   

    I think it's a lot easier to build headers from styrene rod rather than using solder. Styrene rod is easy to bend with a candle and the plastic headers are a lot lighter than solder headers. These headers were made from styrene rod:

  10. W-409 added a post in a topic More on Molotow pens   

    Well if that's the case and the Molotow doesn't rub off after a bit of handling then I have no problem. I was just thinking about clear coating as someone else said that Molotow will rub off easily, but if it can take a bit of handling then I don't need any clear on it...
  11. W-409 added a post in a topic More on Molotow pens   

    I have a question about clear coating over Molotow Chrome. My plan is to airbrush Molotow to the bumpers of my '78 Malibu and '60 Fury resin kit. Zoom Zoom said that Alclad Aqua Gloss Clear will work fine without ruining the chrome effect, but has anyone tried Alclad's Klear Kote Gloss for this? Does it work too or do I have to find a bottle of that Aqua Gloss Clear from somewhere (It seems that finding it in Finland might be a bit tricky)...
  12. W-409 added a post in a topic Images from the Moebius booth at NNL Motor City, including the two new Novas...   

    Yep it's fun how nowadays every car that has a jacked up front end is called a "Gasser" even though it has nothing to do with real Gassers. It's true that Chevy IIs were not common cars in Gasser classes or in Factory Experimental... But my plan is to modify one of those kits into an FX car, but it will be backdated to a '63... Anyway, when considering how popular those Chevy IIs were as Funny Cars/Match Racers, I'm sure bunch of them will be seen on the forum when the kit is out.
    I've  said it before on the other thread, but I say it again. I can't wait to see these kits available! I'll definitely buy multiples of both Nova/Chevy II kits.
  13. W-409 added a post in a topic Golden Commandos 1965 Plymouth   

    Is there any info when it should be available? Maybe not an exact date, but are we talking about days/weeks/months? Just asking so that I'm ready to buy one when it's available... You can never have too many Super Stock kits.
  14. W-409 added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    That's one of the reasons my Boss Nova is still sitting on the stash waiting for a builder... But, some day it will be done.
  15. W-409 added a post in a topic New kit tool to break cover at this Sunday's NNL Motor City?   

    I agree that a '62-'64 would have been the best choice for that Gasser version, but I'm not complaining with the '65 either. Luckily that new '65 should be fairly easy to modify back to stock, at least a lot easier than the Rat Packer!
    But now since we already have all Novas from '63 to '65 as modern good quality kits, I'm just hoping they would do a '62 version too. At least I'd buy several of them just for the '62 specific parts that could be used in kitbashing with other kits to create some different body style '62 Chevy II or Novas. And definitely a Yes for the Wagon! I have one AMT "Boss Nova" that will be converted back to more stock appearance, but that's pretty much work in there... It would be great to have a new tool Wagon kit...How about Don Nicholson's '62 B/FX Wagon?