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  • Location Steelton, PA
  • Full Name Bill Geary Jr

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  1. MrObsessive added a post in a topic studeabaker flintstone flyer   

    Here's a link to the Studebaker that you're looking for.
    Scroll down a bit to see pricing and description as everything he has listed is in alphabetical order.
  2. MrObsessive added a post in a topic 71 dodge challenger convertible wip.   

    Jonathan, any size and any scale is allowed here on the board!
    Most of us aren't "scale bigots" (there are some though as I've met them), so feel free to keep us posted with your project! 
    At times, even though I build mostly 1/24-25th scale, I'll stray a bit and maybe do a 1/43 (been a while though), and I've got a number of 1/16 scale kits that I've got plans for in the future. 
    That's an interesting project you got going on BTW!
  3. MrObsessive added a post in a topic How to protect lacquer paint?   

    To further express what Bill said..........in the event you need to repaint metallics, you'll want to swill the jar (airbrushing) or the spray can every so often to keep the metallic particles suspended in the paint. That way, you won't get a "rush" of metallic flakes on your paint job all at once in the event you need to stop for a bit, because the flakes have settled to the bottom of the jar or can.
    Hope this helps!
  4. MrObsessive added a post in a topic 57 Bel Air Kits   

    AMT's '60's version I built many years ago, and while it came out pretty good, one detail that I noticed compared to the 1:1 is the rear fender trim sits up too high on the body. AMT's '90's version is OK overall, but you mentioned about something being "off". I've always thought that the wheelwells for the body were a bit "big", and if I were building one now I'd have to do something to shrink them just a tad. Or, slap the fender skirts on it and call it a day! Also, it's been mentioned over the years that the car seems a bit wide in the roof area, particularly at the rear with it being just a bit wider than the front. 
    I can't speak to that as I don't have a real '57 in front of me, but the roofline shape itself appears spot on to me.
    Now Revell's '57 sedan aka Black Widow and Bel Air............I'm not so sure Revell got that one totally right to my eyes as far as the roofline.
  5. MrObsessive added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    RIP Gregg Allman
    This story just broke over my news wire.........
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  6. MrObsessive added a post in a topic AMT 68 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER KIT TO SUPERBIRD   

    Keep checking eBay for Johan Superbirds..........they can still be had for reasonable prices if you don't get into a bidding war. Builtups are even more readily available as I seem to see them all the time. In fact, I have a built up Superbird in the "to do" pile someday to restore. The Revell '68-69 Charger chassis should fit under them without too much trouble. Personally, I'm partial to the Johan bodied car............the Monogram one never quite looked right to me.
    Something about the rear window/roof shape isn't right to my eyes.
    Regarding the Daytona...........well I just gotta gives mass props to Revell's version! Somewhat exaggerated door scallops notwithstanding, I liked the way the body was tooled much more than the MPC. Now granted, MPC's version goes back a loooong way, and was a very nice kit for its time. As was mentioned though, the nose on the car seems a bit off to me, but with some work can be made to a very nice display model.
    Here's my Daytona that I built back in 2000............

    This kit has a bit of a gaffe in the rear suspension............the rear wheels are not quite as centered in the wheelwells as they should be when building this out of the box. My car has working suspension, so I tried to fix that little foible.
  7. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Tamiya Mercedes 300SL "Gullwing"   

    Jay, you're just knockin' 'em out the park!
    Absolutely fabulous, and I have to say your door fitment is 'bout perfect! I've got this one too with the Rudge Wheels and tires from HRM..........I don't know when it'll make it to my worktable though! So many choices to build and not enough time!
  8. MrObsessive added a post in a topic The correct cement for   

    Josh, that's a loaded question as everyone will have their favorites. Personally, I like to use liquid glues such as Bondene, Tamiya, or one that's available online from Micro Mark called "Same Stuff". It was called that as they used to sell Ambroid Pro Weld, but that brand is no longer.
    Others like to use regular tube glue, but I'm not a big fan of this because.............
    1) Drying time
    2) Messiness in applying it
    3) The glue can continue to "eat" into the plastic years after applying it.
    Others can chime in, but one should have a variety of glues on hand for different tasks. White glue or 5 min epoxy for putting in windows, or attaching outside body parts.
    Super glues for general construction.
    "Semi Liquid Glue" (Testors) when you need something to hold, but don't want the too thick tube glue, or the pure liquid stuff which is best applied with some kind of applicator.
    Hope all this helps!
  9. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Corvette MakoShark C2   

    I had one of these too, but unfortunately it was one the models lost when my place got flooded. Too bad AMT didn't see fit to model the clear hardtop for this car. IMO, that's the coolest thing about it!
  10. MrObsessive added a post in a topic '60's AMC straight sixes   

    Thanks for the info John! As far as transmissions, any ideas which would work as far as a Borg Warner auto? 
    Interesting enough, in my 1:1 '69 AMX I was looking for a new clutch for it one time, and I was told that the four speed was actually a Chrysler unit-------more accurately that AMC and Chrysler shared trannies which I think were Borg Warner units.
  11. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Another Ford Fairlane 57, AMT, coral blue   

    Absolutely Gorgeous!!
    And that color! It's so-------------------'50's!
    This is another of my '50's favorites and for years I have this kit just waiting to be built. I've got the PE, decals for certain color seats, TONS of reference pics,  and even a particular color in mind. Now I just need that little "oomph" to push me over the edge and start on one!
  12. MrObsessive added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera------Update! 5/22/17   

    All I can tell you fellas is that if you're going to build this-------Patience, Patience, and some more Patience!
    This is one of those kits that demand attention to everything that's done. Moving too quickly building it will be at your peril. Considering when this kit was tooled (mid to late '80's), I look at all the Fujimi 1/24 Enthusiasts Models to be landmarks in the model hobby! I still have both their Ferrari Daytona Spyder and coupe to build someday.........the Spyder is actually one of my all time favorite Ferraris. I also have their Ferrari Dino, actually two of them. One I built around the time of this Porsche, but since has been totally taken apart and body stripped of paint, and an unbuilt one sitting among all the other models I haven't touched yet!
    Who knows-----I may decide to rebuild that Dino as another "slump buster"!
  13. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Chuck, the wheel arches are the same between them------I was talking about how they've been moved forward a bit. IMO, this gives the truck MUCH better proportions than what Ford originally did with their '56.
    And yes, the roof has definitely been lowered a bit--------subtly so, but certainly lowered.
    I'm also one of those a bit disappointed in the Moebius F100 roofline. I can fix it, but yeah......it's going to require some "cutting" and "lifting" to make it right. Those C pillars aren't quite correct either. The upper corners indeed are a bit too rounded to my eyes. Down the road, I may compose a little tutorial (like I did with the Road Runner) how it can be fixed.
  14. MrObsessive added a post in a topic '60's AMC straight sixes   

    Thanks Ron! I'll sure drop him a line! I didn't know Norm made one! 
  15. MrObsessive added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    '60's AMC straight sixes
    OK! I just won on eBay yesterday a sort of a grail of mine...............a '68 Javelin Promo in played with, but very restorable shape! In one of my someday projects, I'd like to replicate a car that was my Mom's first new car. She bought her Javelin brand new in the fall of '67 when the local dealer here (England Motors) had just intro'd it. 
    Hers was gold with a black interior, and I'm sure it ran a straight six. The reason I'm a bit certain about the engine is because she kept the car about a year and half, and then in the summer of '69 she traded that Javelin in for another one, which had a 390/auto in it. 
    That car sounded VERY different from the '68, as that '69 had a very distinct rumble to it. The '68 sounded like.................well a six!
    Anyone have an idea if there's an aftermarket straight six out there for AMC's? I've not seen one in resin, and I can't think of any kit that would have this engine. 
    Thanks in advance fellas...........I guess I COULD cobble something together if nothing's out there.
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