Exotics_Builder

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  • Full Name Gerry Paquette

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  1. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Maybe you've seen this, maybe you haven't...   

    I will usually start first by trying to fit in Evergreen plastic to reduce the amount of putty. Follow with what Bob mentioned and use Putty (usually Tamiya) to fill in small spots
  2. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Resin 1967 Chevy Pickup?   

    Found it the other day.  T.M.RESIN (aka Time Machine Resins) is vending on EBAY now
  3. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    Agreed.  Have one on the shelf with my other Ferrari books.
  4. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    That's just one shelf.  There are four more, going all the way up to a LaFerrari
  5. Exotics_Builder added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Sweet Baby Ray Restaurant Car Show this past weekend
    Small show since it was limited to the parking lot size.  Some interesting cars.

    Flickr Album of Car Show
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  6. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   



    Sorry, I was away for the last day and a half and just catching up.  You have got the answer already.  Fujimi 250 GTO was never in an EM series.  The Fujimi 288 GTO was. 
     

  7. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 GTO - Fujimi or Revell Germany?   

    No, it is the Protar kit.  It has opening everything (like the old Aurora/Monogram 250ish GTO), but suffers from a too squared back end amongst a couple of other things.  I don't know about the tires in the Revell issue, but the Protar kits were terrible (a problem endemic to them). 

    The Italeri and Fujimi are both good.  Adding the HRM aftermarket engine does improve them, but not absolutely necessary.  Lots of Aftermarket stuff for the Fujimi if you are looking for more detail.  I have all of the aforesaid GTO's in my stash, if you have any other questions.
  8. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Resin 1967 Chevy Pickup?   

    The cab would require considerable mods from a 68-72 to get to a 67.  I had come to the conclusion a resin version would be an easier path.  I did come across a diecast 67, but not very good photos to assess accuracy.
  9. Exotics_Builder added a topic in Truck Aftermarket / Resin   

    Resin 1967 Chevy Pickup?
    I thought a while back that I had come across someone who had done a 1967 Chevy pickup cab and then you would have to modify a 72 C1500 bed to fit.  I went through all my research and links plus Googled and cannot find anything.  Was there such an offering?
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  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Help wanted with engine ID   

    Right you are.  I went and dug up some old instructions.
  11. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Help wanted with engine ID   

    I agree on the first.  The second looks like a Corvette engine (late C3?) given the partial air hose and the antilock brake box on the tree.  C4's would have had the second gen LT1 but still front tranny (Except ZR1 would have the special engine).
  12. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Best source for 1/25th scale BBC dual quad tunnel ram?   

    That engine looks like a small block.  Is it?  Query was for a Big Block Chevy (BBC)
     
  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Press 'n Seal   

    It can.  You just need to be sure any paint it goes over is thoroughly dry or it will leave an imprint. 
     
  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell Midgets - all gone?   

    I have one of each (one was a raffle win) and the great decal sets from VRM.  R&MofM sold extra tire/whell sets for the trailer as well.
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic simulated wood decals/stickers, where?   

    I used Fujimi wood decal sheet for this:

    I used Fred Cady wood decals to create this effect (simulate 60's "plastic" wood siding:

    And have used the paint technique.  Over the years I have picked up various wood decal sheets and have found online exotics wood photos that I use to create decals on my color laserjet.