Gluebomber

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  • Location Garland, TX
  • Full Name Larry Litoborski

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  1. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Maserati 450S (Tipo 54). A late 50's sports racer. (extra photos)   

    Beautiful build, Dave.
     
    What kind of wheels came with the kit?
  2. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Post your "Snap" kits.   

    Thanks, Angelo.  I've been going through my old Model Cars mags and ran across the review of the California Hauler.  The author was pretty impressed with it as well.  Looks like that kit and the Revell 359 would be good starting points for this branch of the hobby at a relatively small investment.
    Thanks again for your thoughts.
     
  3. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Post your "Snap" kits.   

    Thanks for the response, Angelo.  I saw the Peterbilt 359 at Hobby Lobby earlier today.  With the trusty 40% off coupon, I can get one for $15.
    They also had a Round 2 Peterbilt California Hauler.  Any thoughts on that kit?
    Thanks again.
     
     
  4. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Post your "Snap" kits.   

    I hope this isn't too dumb a question, but are all the models in this thread 1/25 scale?  The reason for my question is that the only snap kits I've seen of semis are in 1/32 scale.  If these are 1/25, who makes the kits?
    I've built cars for quite a while but never any big rigs.  The models here are pretty impressive and I'm thinking about giving one a try.  Are there any kits that are generally considered the best?  I like the long nose Peterbilt look rather than the cabover style.
    Any feedback would be appreciated.
     
     
     
     
     
     
  5. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Lincoln Capri - 1954 Carrera Panamericana Winner   

    Great project, Curt.  I've recently gotten interested in the Carrera Panamericana and the Lincolns were hugely successful in those races.
    I'll be interested to see how the Patto's Place decals work out.  I've had mixed success with them, but have seen other modelers use them and they looked great.
     
    Good Luck!
     
  6. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Ferrari 612 Scaglietti   

    Thanks again, Guys.
  7. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Ferrari 612 Scaglietti   

     
    Thanks for the kind words, Guys!
  8. Gluebomber added a topic in Under Glass   

    Ferrari 612 Scaglietti
    This is the Revell kit of the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti.  In 2005, when the car was introduced, Ferrari sent two cars, one red with a silver nose and another silver car with a red nose both with special markings, on a 15,000 mile tour across China.   This model represents one of those cars.
    The build is box stock with KA decals.  Paint is Tamiya Bright Red and Gloss Aluminum spray, decanted and airbrushed, and Omni two-part clearcoat.
    All comments, positive and negative, are welcome.  Thanks for looking!
     
     




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  9. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Penske Corvette .   

    Really nice job, Bruce.
     
    Your Vette proves you don't need a lot of aftermarket stuff to end up with a great looking model.
     
     
  10. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Aoshima Lamborghini aventador roadster - new member   

    Looks really good, Keith.
     
    I have this kit in my stash.  How did it go together?
     
     
  11. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Gulf McLaren   

    Beautiful work, Paul!
  12. Gluebomber added a post in a topic MPC/ERTL Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set # 6426   

    Tom, like a lot of things it comes down to personal taste.

    For me the biggest issue with the kit was the tires. They lacked tread and were way too big. Also, the shape of the nose of the real car tapers and slants downward more than the one on the kit. That was less of an issue, but still noticeable to me.

    But, it all depends on the level of detail you're after. If this stuff doesn't bother you, then you should build it straight from the box. Phil showed with his builds that they can be perfectly presentable without any aftermarket stuff.

    I thought the Lotus was a pretty good kit, especially for its age. It went together well for me, but be sure to test fit the location of the engine. The whole rear suspension depends on it being positioned correctly.

    Good Luck with your builds and have fun. Be sure to post pictures of the finished models.
  13. Gluebomber added a post in a topic MPC/ERTL Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set # 6426   

    Thanks, Tim.
  14. Gluebomber added a post in a topic MPC/ERTL Indianapolis 500 Hall of Fame Set # 6426   

    Tom, my only experience is with the Lotus 29. My strongest recommendation would be to look into the IndyCals detail set for the car (http://www.indycals.net/parts/indyparts/63lotus29upgrade.html). It costs $38 + S&H but you get new tires, a corrected nose, a vacuform windshield, and new decals. Here's a pic of my Lotus just so you can see the difference.

    Good Luck with your builds!

  15. Gluebomber added a post in a topic Gunze Sangyo 1:32nd, New photo added 2.10.2015   

    Wow, Peter, congratulations on some great builds!

    I've got several of these kits and recently started the Cadillac. I hope it turns out half as nicely as yours.

    Could you describe how you painted the white walls on the Caddy and the '59 Chevy?

    Great Job, once again.