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Gluebomber

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About Gluebomber

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24

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  • Location
    Garland, TX
  • Full Name
    Larry Litoborski
  1. #50 IWC Watches Mercedes Benz AMG GT3

    Really nice, Clay. Fantastic job on the decals and finish.
  2. Jaguar XK 120, Revell

    Beautiful build, Peter. I recently finished this kit and also wrestled with the windscreen. Yours came out a lot better than mine. Outstanding work!
  3. Mercedes Benz 300SLR

    Thanks again for all the kind feedback, Guys. Steve, sorry but I don't have any info on MG Models. When I bought the wheels about 15 years ago it was a one man operation in Italy. I did a quick search just now and can't find anything, so he may no longer be in business. If you're looking for photoetched wire wheels, KA Models, Model Factory Hiro, and Detail Master all have really nice sets with turned aluminum rims. In fact, they're actually nicer than the MG ones in that the spokes are finer and better represent real wires. If you are looking for real wires you might check out the Facebook page for Fernando Pinto Models of Portugal. He has several 1/24 sets available and he uses wire for his spokes. The rims and tires are resin, and may need some cleanup, but I've got a couple of his kits with wire wheels and you can get them to look pretty nice. Hope this helps and if you need any more info, please let me know.
  4. Mercedes Benz 300SLR

    Thanks again for the kind comments, Guys.
  5. Mercedes Benz 300SLR

    Thanks for the kind words, Guys. Sorry that some of the pics were a little dark. I've got to improve my lighting for future pictures!
  6. Mercedes Benz 300SLR

    This is a model of the Mercedes Benz 300SLR driven by Sterling Moss and Juan Fangio in the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. Unfortunately, the worst accident in racing history occurred at this race with over 80 people being killed as the #20 car, otherwise identical to this one driven by Pierre Levegh, went airborne into the crowd and disintegrated. About 7 hours later, while Moss was in the lead, Mercedes withdrew its remaining two cars, leaving the race for Mike Hawthorn to win in a D-Type Jaguar. Mercedes did not return a factory team to Le Mans until 1989. The model is based on the Monogram kit of the car that raced in the Mille Migia. The body was replaced with the resin one from Historic Racing Miniatures that included the mods for Le Mans, primarily the big wind brake behind the cockpit. The engine was wired and plumbed and includes a scratchbuilt fuel injection module. The instrument panel was detailed and the exhaust pipes replaced with aluminum tube. Wire wheels and tires are from MG Models, headlights and fog lights from Czech Truck Model, paint from MCW, and decals from V-R-M. I hope you enjoy the pictures. All comments and constructive criticism are welcome.
  7. Corvette C6R GT2 2012 LeMans Race Car

    Really nice build, Len.
  8. Porsche Carrera Gt - Tamiya 1/24

    This is just an outstanding build. You show a lot of finesse in a lot of areas. Great Job!
  9. Ferrari 340/375MM - '54 Carrera Panamericana

    Those look great, Curt. I recognize the Revell '50 Olds, but what are the other two kits?
  10. Ferrari 340/375MM - '54 Carrera Panamericana

    Looks really good, Curt. I'm also a fan of the Carrera Panamericana races and am working on this kit as well. What are the other Carrera cars you've done?
  11. 1/25 License Plates

    I checked out the Best Model Car Parts site and it looks like they have exactly what I need. Thanks, Scott!
  12. 1/25 License Plates

    Does anyone have a source for '70's license plates in 1/25 scale? Specifically I'm looking for 1970 Texas plates. I'd prefer them to be customizable, but I can even use ones with pre-printed numbers. I've tried Acme.com and they don't have what I'm looking for. Any other web sites or sources for aftermarket plate decals would be appreciated. Thanks!
  13. Ebbro Lotus 49

    Thanks again for the kind comments. Dave, good catch - the insides of the exhaust pipes should not be polished aluminum! I'll hit them with some dark grey before it hits a contest table. Thanks for the feedback.
  14. 1992 Jaguar XJ 220

    Beautiful work, Jurgen.
  15. Ebbro Lotus 49

    Thanks for the kind words, Guys.