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  • Location Vantaa, Finland
  • Full Name Niko Lindström

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  1. W-409 added a post in a topic Quick Overview: Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino   

    Looks like this is an okay kit after all. I'm not too crazy about it being so simplified, though, especially it would have been nice to have a properly detailed engine with lots of parts. Engine bay with molded in batteries and other parts is a bit disappointing, too, but I can live with that very well. Those stance mock ups look very good to me and I see nothing wrong with body shapes either. Being molded in color doesn't matter me at all, a good Primer will take care of that easily and actually I think it's even easier to do bodywork (Removing mold seams and sink marks etc) when body is molded in color.
    I will pick up one of these for sure.
  2. W-409 added a post in a topic Revell 1984 Olds 442   

    It would be great to see this kit hit the markets. That Oldsmobile is not actually what I've wanted to build for whole my life, but I would need probably two, or at least one, to be built as a Super Stock Drag Car. Interesting to see if this is really coming out or not.
  3. W-409 added a post in a topic '65 Ford Cortina Street Altered   

    Thanks Carl! It feels good to be back building again and this project is very interesting.
    I haven't had too much time to work on this, but I have a good start on the frame. I bought some styrene rod from a Local Hobby Shop and after looking at old pics of a Street Altered car's frame I got the idea how it should look. It needed a bit of planning to figure out how it should be built, what tubing should be glued where, how, and when. After all I hope I'm not doing this the hardest way...
    These are the longest frame rails needed. They are mocked up with tape so that I could measure how wide those frame crossmembers should be.

    First crossmember was glued to the front end of the frame. I couldn't make other crossmembers yet, because I must mock up rear axle, engine and driveshaft before so that I know if I have to do bends for them.

    On my reference pictures the car had very simple rear section of the frame (Part that goes on top of a rear axle). So I made a similar one to my Cortina. A couple of crossmembers are still needed here as well, but I'm going to use them as shock mounts so they can't be added quite yet.

    So the next thing is to glue these two parts together and then continue by adding more tubings to sides.

    Hope to have more soon.
  4. W-409 added a post in a topic Yankee Peddler   

    Very nice Dodge Coronet. It's always great to see these AWB Cars being built and this is one of the best looking Mopars for that. Excellent job on the paint and detailing, this is one of the best AWB cars I've seen for a while.
  5. W-409 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Sure, I started a WIP thread in Drag Racing Models a couple of days ago: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/106203-65-ford-cortina-street-altered/ . The pics are not the best though, looks like Photobucket is lowering picture quality while resizing pics. Before it hasn't done that. Now I gotta try resizing pics different way then.
    It's definitely an interesting project, and a challenging one, too.
  6. W-409 added a post in a topic 1967 Camaro SS   

    This is coming together very nicely! Body looks excellent so far, smooth paint job and great color choice. That white stripe fits very well to the look and as others have said, your BMF work is very clean. I'm waiting to see more.
  7. W-409 added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I bought these from a local Model Car Show a while back:
    -AMT '62 Bel Air Super Stock will be built with kit parts, but of course I need to add some details here and there.
    -Monogram '66 Malibu Street Rat builtup will be rebuilt as '70s Street Machine, pretty much like the box top shows. But extra detailing and some modifications will be needed as the kit is pretty simple.
    -AirTrax '65 Ford Cortina resin body. I'm building it as a Street Altered Drag Car.
    -AirTrax Alfa Romeo Resin body. It's going to be an early '60s Altered.
    -Slicks & a couple of engines. And then I got that Decal Tray for free.

    And then I found these accidentally from a local Swap Meet. I was searching for 1:1 car parts for my projects, but found these. As they were pretty cheap, I picked them up. Thunderbird has been started by gluing a couple of parts together and decals are missing from it, but otherwise they seem to be complete and unstarted. Now I just gotta find me a decal sheet for that T-Bird from somewhere.

  8. W-409 added a post in a topic top dragster scratch build   

    This will be very interesting to follow as I've missed your builds. That engine looks very good already, super nice work scratchbuilding those parts. You make it look so easy but I know it definitely is not. I can't wait to see more.
  9. W-409 added a post in a topic '65 Ford Cortina Street Altered   

    Thanks for the kind comments, everyone! It felt really good to work with styrene and resin after a long break. Hopefully I can keep working on this and it won't get stalled after a week because I don't have parts or something like that.
    Funny you posted that one. It is an old Street Altered car that was known as Footbait Cortina. Nowadays it has been brought back to life and it's running with a Hilborn Injected Big Block Chevy here in Finland. Here's a picture of that car from decades ago: http://www.theaccelerationarchive.co.uk/alan_currans/comp_altereds/page_08/1-CA-143.jpg
    Today I'm going to go buying some material to build the frame for this, so stay tuned.
  10. W-409 added a post in a topic Fiat Fuel Altered...Tin Work Finished..   

    I've been away for a while so it's great to see lots of updates in this thread. Looks like you're doing a super fine job with it. Frame and engine look very realistic and I like your wheel and tire setup too. Keep it coming.
  11. W-409 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    '65 Ford Cortina Street Altered
    I've been away for a while, as I've simply had no time to build anything or visit on these forums so often. I've been busy with 1:1 cars, visiting Cruising Nights, Car Shows etc with '60 Impala and building my new daily driver, '92 Chevy S10. It looks like I might find some more time to build models as well so I'll post this thread on a build I started today.
    A Couple of weeks ago I was at local Model Car Contest where I bought this '65 Ford Cortina Resin Body. It's made by AirTrax and the body has some flaws, but as usual with these AirTrax  bodies that have mold flaws in them, this is so good that I can't find any problems in it. I have only the body, but I'll have to buy a separate hood, grille, bumpers etc for this. They're not needed right now as I have tons of other thing on line first.

    My plan is to build a Finnish Street Altered Drag Car from the early '80s. At that time, Drag Racing was a pretty new thing in Finland (First race was driven here in 1975) and Drag Cars were home built... And they looked like that too. Driving abilities weren't very good and tracks had no prep on them so usually it was quite slippery even though drivers laid some track glue on the ground after burnout and spinned the wheels in that liquid. Street Altered cars had to have naturally aspirated engines running on gasoline, but otherwise engine tuning was pretty much free. It was allowed to build a new frame and suspension components were free as well.
    My plan is to scratchbuild a frame from square styrene rod and all suspension components will be taken from my spare parts box. Interior will be very simple and overall I'm not trying to make this too cleanly finished so that it looks like it could have raced in Street Altered back then.
    Here are some old Street Altered car photos to get you in the mood.
    "FlatTop Plymouth" and "Wheelie Valiant"
    "Hitler's Revenge" VW Beetle.
    Street Altered Escort
    Beaver Rocker Cortina
    I started today by removing mold flash from window areas and then I started to mock up tires. Rear Slicks are from Jo-Han '69 AMC AMX Super Stock and front tires are 13 inch tires from AMT Chevy Monza. Because most guys didn't narrow their rear axles, rear wheel openings had to be cut larger and then rear tires stuck outside the bodyline. That's why I did the same on mine:

    Now when both rear wheel openings were enlarged and the tires fit on place, I did a fast mock up:

    I would have started building the frame as well, but I have no styrene rod for that. In a couple of days I'm going to go buy some more though. Hopefully this thread will keep me going and make it easier to get back building.
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  12. W-409 added a post in a topic Anybody heard from W-409 (Nikko)   

    Yes, I'm doing great, but just like Matti said I've been really busy with 1:1 cars. I guess when guys get bigger, toys get bigger as well.
    Hopefully I'll find time to work on model cars as well in the near future. There are a couple of projects I'd like to continue soon so I'll keep you guys posted when I get to it.
    This is the reason why I've been so busy:
  13. W-409 added a post in a topic 1/16th Scale Jolly Rancher Stagecoach Wheelstander - Update 10/6/2015   

    This will be very interesting! That real thing looks like a wild ride to me and building a scale replica of that one won't be an easy task, but I know it should be no problem to you. I can't wait for more.
  14. W-409 added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Bead locks - 10-1 Pics   

    I haven't been able to check in for a while on these forums as I've been so busy lately. Now I'm really glad that I could see these latest updates - the engine is looking fantastic! Super nice detail work and it looks like you could fire it up any minute. Gas tank looks very good too... Keep the pics coming!
  15. W-409 added a post in a topic IF Revell,Round2 and others would make a few more station wagons. What would you like them to be?   

    I'd like to see of course a '58-'64 Chevy Wagons (Nomad, Brookwood, Kingswood etc). As an owner of a '60 Impala HT, I'd buy lots of those if they were available.
    Others I'd like to see would be '80s Chevrolet Caprice STWs. That's just simply because lots of them were imported to Finland when they were new and they are still seen quite often on roads. Plus that it's not a bad looking car either.
    '79-'81 Malibu STW would be cool too. Perfect starting point for a Street & Strip car.