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About Gluebomber

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    Garland, TX
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    Larry Litoborski
  1. Studebaker Atlantic custom concept

    I like this one a lot. Really nice work! Also, your color choices were perfect!
  2. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Really nice work, Nathan. You got a good, "non-sparkly" silver finish that looks very realistic. What paint did you use?
  3. The Lindberg Line - Little Red Wagon

    Looks great, Joe. As you said, it's a rough kit and you did a nice job with it. Good Build!
  4. Triumph TR4A, Airfix, 1/32

    Nice Work, Matt! You really got the most out of that little kit.
  5. Shelby Honda S800

    Thanks for the kind words, Guys. Jason, when I was opening the hood, the front edge of it scraped off some of the white strip on the nose. I'l try to do some paint and body work over the weekend and if I get it fixed, I'll post a front end pic or two. Thanks for asking.
  6. Shelby Honda S800

    I've had the Tamiya Honda S800 kit in my stash for years. Although it looked like a good kit, I felt it needed "something" but couldn't figure out what it was. After looking at it for about the tenth time, I decided it would be interesting to envision what Caroll Shelby would have done to it if he saw it in the same way he saw the little British AC that became the Cobra. I started by opening up and flaring the rear wheel wells to accommodate the great resin Minilite wheels and tires from Motobitz that have been calling my name since I got them a couple of years ago. Then I got the 289 engine from the Revell Mustang GT350R and grabbed my grinder to start hogging out room in the engine compartment that was sized for the little Honda 4 cylinder that came in the kit. I scratchbuilt the roll bar and braces, got the seats from the Revell 289 Cobra, and found some seatbelt hardware and extinguisher in my parts box. I sized down some leaf springs and made a much shorter driveshaft. Paint is Automotive Touchup Guardsman Blue and the stripes are Tamiya Spray Pure White. Decals are cobbled from my spares. Side pipes (which may be a little too large) are made from aluminum tubing. The rest of the parts came from the Tamiya kit. The are still some things that need to be fixed before it ever sees a contest table, but I thought I'd post some pics anyway. All comments and constructive criticism are welcome. Thanks for looking!
  7. Porsche 550 Spyder

    Thanks again for the kind words. Niko, I don't remember what I paid for my kit but Pinto just sold one on ebay for $139US. He also has a Facebook page and you might be able to get one a little cheaper if you order from him directly. Hope that helps.
  8. Porsche 550 Spyder

    Thanks again for the kind comments.
  9. Ferrari F430

    Beautiful work, Anders!
  10. Dino 246gt

    Nice build, Hugh. That's a fussy kit and you did a really nice job on it.
  11. Porsche 550 Spyder

    Thanks again for the kind words, Guys.
  12. Porsche 550 Spyder

    Patrick, here's a link to the ebay page for this kit: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PORSCHE-550-Spyder-Panamericana-54-Le-Mans-55-or-Targa-Florio-56-FPPM-1-24-kit/123642422076?hash=item1cc9a9a33c:g:JpkAAOSwuGhbqn17:rk:16:pf:0 Pinto also has a Facebook page and you can save a little by ordering from him directly. Hope this helps.
  13. Porsche 550 Spyder

    Thanks for the kind words, Guys. JC, I agree we need more PanAm kits. I got some decals from Pattos Place and Scale Designs decals for sports cars that ran in the races but I'd like to see some for the Oldsmobiles, Chevies, and Studebakers that ran.
  14. Porsche 550 Spyder

    The annual Carrera Panamericana road race was run from 1950 through 1954. The races covered the length of Mexico, the first one from Juarez on the U.S. border south to El Ocotel on the Guatemalan border, and the other four from Tuxtla Gutierrez, near Guatemala, north to Juarez. The 1950 race was dominated by Detroit iron with Hershel McGriff winning in a 1950 Oldsmobile 88. Later races attracted European sports car teams which had endurance racing experience from running at Targa Florio, Le Mans, and the Mille Miglia. The race was discontinued after 1954 because of the high number of driver and spectator casualties (26 in five years) due to poor driving conditions and lack of safety regulations. This model represents the Porsche 550 Spyder driven by Hans Herrmann in the 1954 PanAm, finishing First in the Small Sports Class and Third Overall. The kit is a recent release from Fernando Pinto Models of Portugal, built mostly box stock. As usual for Pinto's kits, it was relatively basic but not exactly shake-and-bake. A fair amount of time was spent getting the front ride height correct and figuring parts placement due to the sketchy instruction sheet. The finish is MCW Mercedes Silver. In pictures I've seen of this car, the silver appears to have more of a satin finish so I left the paint unpolished. The red rear fender flashes are Tamiya spray Italian Red. Tamiya acrylics and Alclad metallics were also used. The model is far from perfect, but I was glad to add this relatively unusual car to my shelf. All comments and constructive criticism are welcome. Thanks for looking!
  15. Aardvark Maserati Tipo 61

    If you need replacement decals, Pattos Place has a pretty good sheet for Chaparrals 2A - 2J that have the numbers and roundels: http://members.optusnet.com.au/pattosplace/home.html