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About doomcrew

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  • Birthday 11/14/1964

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 to 1/8

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  • Location ham, UK
  • Full Name steve salmon

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  1. doomcrew added a post in a topic 41 Chevy Rat Truck   

    Thanks for the kind comments everyone, I very much appreciate them. Chemiwood is also known as Renshape and it's great stuff to model with.
  2. doomcrew added a topic in Under Glass   

    41 Chevy Rat Truck
    This was my last project, a 41 Chevy rat truck. The chassis is one I have had around 30 years, and I think it's from an old MPC Datsun pick-up, but not sure. The grill is resin and modified. The pick-up bed is scratch built from real wood. The wheels are old Herb Deeks pewter wheels. The air bags were made from carved chemiwood, turned aluminium and heat shrink tubing. I used the salt technique for the weathering.

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  3. doomcrew added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    Ok Tim, stop showing us pics of the real engine, come out of your garage and leave your full sized car alone. :-) 
    Joking aside, this is some serious detailing my friend, and your machining skills are top notch. This is with out doubt the best 1/25th scale engine I have ever seen. Without knowing the scale, this would pass for a much larger scale engine. Superb.
  4. doomcrew added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    @Codi inspiring stuff as always, love the work on the rear end.

    @MitchP I put the CF decal on the hat in two halves, and used decal softener on it, so it could conform to the shape.

    I let the first half dry, then repeated the process, when dry, I trimmed it, then cleared it.

  5. doomcrew added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    I used cellulose clear straight out of the can over Scale Motor Sports CF decals on this resin injector hat. I did the same on the panels and these were on my 1/16th scale Soul Reaper Pro-Mod Camaro and I had no problems.

  6. doomcrew added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    I'm not going to repeat what has already been said, or maybe I will, as this is a superb build.

    Excuse me while I lift my jaw off the floor and put my eyes back in.

    Looking forward to the next instalment and glad to see you are back on it after your surgery.

  7. doomcrew added a post in a topic Henry J Twin Turbo - Didn't see that coming..........   

    Hi Tim. I am in total awe of this build, this is top notch stuff, and given me lots of ideas of machining parts.

    Good luck with your hand surgery, I know how that feels, had surgery twice on my right hand/wrist, and still not right.

    Look forward to the next instalment of this superb build, after your have recovered of course.

  8. doomcrew added a post in a topic Fiat Topolino Fuel Altered   

    The Fiat is done. 20150331_173619 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150331_173831 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150331_174032 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150331_174013 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150331_174047 by doomcrew, on Flickr
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  9. doomcrew added a post in a topic Alpha Centauri Mishap   

    Well I don't think the insurance would cover accidental alien collisions, so the owner would have to sell.
  10. doomcrew added a post in a topic Fiat Topolino Fuel Altered   

    This is where I am with the Topo. Just getting the prepped for paint, and I was toying with the idea of a rear wing, but as of yet, I am undecided. I scratch built the fuel pump, fuel block and fuel tank. The tank was made from chemiwood, with sheet pewter strapping, and a turned cap. I also turned two of the blower pulleys, before my lathe choose to stop working again, it is very hit and miss at the moment, and still can't work out why. I scratch built the ally side panels and part of the steering along with the brackets for the front axle. Plenty still to do. 20150225_132215 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150225_132231 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150225_132253 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150225_132303 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150225_132318 by doomcrew, on Flickr
  11. doomcrew added a post in a topic Candy Red '40 Ford Coupe   

    Really nice looking 40 and love the paint, great colour. Hope to see it for real soon.

  12. doomcrew added a post in a topic Fiat Topolino Fuel Altered   

    Cheers guys.

    Made some more progress on this, despite finding a small problem with the chrome. Originally I was going to keep the chrome valve covers and blower. However, while doing the wiring, I noticed that the chrome was rubbing off. I made the choice of stripping off all the chrome and spray them silver, and to be honest, it looks better for it. I tried to find a different way of doing the ignition leads, and came up with the idea of clumping the wires together, inserting them in to a piece of tubing which is then attached to the top of the mag. I then used a small length of heat shrink tubing threaded over the wires and pushed on top of the mag, and heat treated. As you can see in the pics, the valve covers were drilled out, and plug boots were pushed in to them. The wires were then inserted and left loose, so that they can adjusted as the covers are fitted. 20150119_004521 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150119_004558 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150119_004839 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150119_004628 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20150119_004741 by doomcrew, on Flickr
  13. doomcrew added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Fiat Topolino Fuel Altered
    Ok, new project has begun, a Fiat Topolino Fuel Altered, from the Double Dragster kit. I have chosen the longer chassis for this, chopped the roof and extended the front of the body. I will extend the rear for the rear axle. More to follow. 20141220_140938 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20141220_141007 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20141220_235904 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20141221_212805 by doomcrew, on Flickr 20141221_213019 by doomcrew, on Flickr
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  14. doomcrew added a post in a topic Rambler Gasser   

    Thank you guys for the kind comments.
  15. doomcrew added a post in a topic Rambler Gasser   

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