MrObsessive

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  • Location Steelton, PA
  • Full Name Bill Geary Jr

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  1. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Questions for the builders out there   

    I have to agree with what Ace says-------while AMT's Roadrunner can be built as a nice shelf model, it comes at the cost of not looking quite right to my view. To me, it suffers from the same malady that afflicts their '58 Plymouth. The body from the C pillars rearward is bent down too much compared to the 1:1. I did do a correction to the body (for the most part), but I've never posted it here as it wasn't part of an ongoing WIP that I started. 
    It was something I was curious about when I was at a standstill during the build of my '59 Impala which had me stumped on the glass for a bit.
    Hmmm...............I'm off after tomorrow for the next four days. I may start a thread on this one, and try to come up with a clever title for it. There's more wrong to me on this one than just the rear quarters------other things on it would need to be fixed as well as far as the body is concerned. And as Ace mentioned, this is not a cut on those that have either built the model or maybe don't really care about the accuracy of the shape. Well, I'm one of those that focuses on certain details of a particular car that distinguishes them for what they are. If it's off to my view, I'll try to fix it if it's one that screams out to me loudly-------witness what I did to Monogram's '59 Chevy Impala hardtop.
    No...........I have NO PLANS to have this one cast if anyone was wondering! Just a future possible build after I get a couple other much wanted projects out of the way.
    Stay tuned...............
  2. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Which kit is Better Part 2   

    Jerry, I built the AMT '67 within the last year and as far as it goes, it's a decent kit. IMO though it doesn't quite live up to the GT status as there were a number of body details missing that were on most GT's I've ever seen.
    Here are a few pics in case you haven't seen it before.............




    To my eyes, this is better than the Revell '68............something about that one seems "off" to me body shape wise, but I've been told it builds without much fuss.
    Hope this helps you out!
  3. MrObsessive added a post in a topic It has finally arrived. Now I go to work.   

    I should add Jerry that it wouldn't hurt to wash the parts in some mild dish detergent and let them air dry before attempting any painting. This will get rid of any molding release oils that may be on the body and other parts, and will wreak havoc with your paint job. 
    Any kind of degreasing detergent should do.............Dawn, Joy, etc.
    Hope this helps!
  4. MrObsessive added a post in a topic It has finally arrived. Now I go to work.   

  5. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Who's That Lady?   

    Couldn't resist!
  6. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Phoro-etched screen source?   

    The Scale Scenes mesh screen is good stuff! I used it to replace the molded in grille on my Magnum Wagon model years ago.

  7. MrObsessive added a post in a topic How About Some Stalled Projects?   

    I've got a couple I'd like to get back to when the ambition truly strikes.
    This one...............


    A '55 Ford Victoria which was a very poorly attempted conversion I rescued off of eBay. I totally redid the roof to suit the lower body better than was attempted, but much to my dismay, the bodywork that I did is showing right through the paint. I guess my attempt at putting on a barrier coat with Future was not good enough. Nevertheless, I intend to totally strip this one down to bare plastic, fix the bodywork (and make some corrections) and repaint the whole works in the same colors.
    Then there's this one that had me pulling what little hair I have left out...........


    A resin '64 Olds Cutlass that I was trying to turn into a 442. Practically everything was done on it 'cept the hood was severely warped. I bought another hood from Modelhaus, and that one warped too after I painted it. I learned that thin resin hoods like this need to be painted on both sides to keep the solvents "balanced" and not pull the resin one way or the other. Kinda makes sense, but I've since got a nice original unpainted hood off eBay so that one should work out. Getting a proper air cleaner was a challenge as well as every time I'd see one on the 'Bay, it would be included with other parts and I'd get outbid.
    Well, Ron Hamilton mentioned to me that the air cleaner in Revell's '65 Chevy kit was 'bout identical to the '64 Olds, and would work with little tweaking. I got one from him, and now once the ambition strikes again, I can finish this one up. I may strip this one too and repaint it. I'm not that thrilled with the somewhat heavy metallic in the paint, and I may stop by my go-to local paint guy and see if he can mix me this particular color with finer metallic flakes. The original paint came from another source in town, and after the last experience I had with them, I won't be going to them again.
    There are a few more that could post, but these came to mind immediately as I see them each time I go into my model room.
    Sooooo many builds...........so little time! 
  8. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    Well, I gotta say that I'm a little biased towards the Italeri one. Probably because I spent a LOT of time with this one building it back in '96 or so.
    These are somewhat recent pics as it's a little beat up now. Particularly the PE headlight surrounds and the one door knob handle is broken.



    My first attempt with Norm's Veber's engine kit from back then................

    If I do build another 250, I'd have to go with Fujimi's. To me the car just "looks right", and more true to the original lines of the car------even though no two were alike with the 36 or so that were built in 1962-63. Not to mention, as was said there are TONS of detail items out there for the Fujimi kit. Not so much the case when I built my GTO 20 years ago.
    I'm not a big fan of the Protar kit though I have one. I never liked the too short back end, although that is correct for that particular serial # car which was restored after it was in an accident. The original restorers just didn't get the back end correct to my view compared to how it would have looked when new.
     
  9. MrObsessive added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Hmmm...........I dunno. I thought I read somewhere that Chrysler's 1961 Imperial had Cadillac beat. If I'm not mistaken by a ­½" or so............


    Either which way, they're TREMENDOUS and the last of their kind! 
  10. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Future floor wax question   

    LOL!!!  
  11. MrObsessive added a post in a topic It has finally arrived. Now I go to work.   

    IMO, PLEASE don't use Testors grey primer paint!
    MANY years ago I tried it and for me it never fully dried. I don't consider it a true primer------you're better off using an actual automotive primer such as Plastikote, or Duplicolor. The rattle can Royal Blue and Flat Black I can tell you will take quite bit of time to dry. With humid weather coming your way by next week (I live in PA), will almost guarantee that they won't cure fully anytime soon. 
    One way to get around that is to get a food dehydrator with a temp control. Set the temp for 105°, and I've had bodies with enamel paint become fully dry and able to be handled within a day.
    Hope this helps!
  12. MrObsessive added a post in a topic 1958 Plymouth Belvedere   

    Túlio, that is super nice! I read the book back in the '80's and I gotta tell ya.........the book was MUCH, MUCH more intense than the movie!
    It was a lot more violent, and if the movie were done as the book was written, it would have been quite a long one. Many more scenes happened in the book that didn't make the cut in the movie.
    BTW, what I've mentioned is by no means a cut against anyone who's built the car, and like it the way it is. I happened to see a VERY nice one at the recent Mid Atlantic NNL, and it does build up into a quite nice model. It's just that for me, I'm forever wanting to change things on model bodies to suit my tastes, especially if said car holds certain memories for me going back to childhood.
  13. MrObsessive added a post in a topic 1958 Plymouth Belvedere   

    Thanks Charlie! I consider that a compliment!  
    The only fly in the ointment is what I have planned for the body, I don't think a resin caster would be able to do it. I plan to open up everything, and then of course there's the making of door jambs, A pillar reinforcements, etc.
    Maybe I could do two bodies? I'm not sure as what I have going on in my mind on how to fix it is indeed a LOT of work, and would almost require the body being redone from road to roof. As Steve mentioned, I think there are others that cast the Plymouth, albeit maybe not necessarily a Belvedere, or a '58 for that matter.
    As I mentioned before, this one's been on my mind for quite some time now, and it's more than likely the next '50's car I tackle once I get through at least a coupla three more builds.
     
  14. MrObsessive added a post in a topic Pontiac Banshee Concept Car 1988   

    WOW! Very nice!! I've always liked that concept and it's hard to believe that it's nearly 30 YEARS OLD!
  15. MrObsessive added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Ha! That would been just the time the borough police would have showed up out of nowhere and said GOTCHA!
    I was a couple blocks from home and the speed limit on my street is 25 MPH. Sometimes doing 30 is pushing it depending on who's on the beat at that particular moment.