Exotics_Builder

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  • Location NW Suburban Chicago Area
  • Full Name Gerry Paquette

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  1. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic MPC 1969 Dodge Charger 500 Hood   

    Sorry I can't help.  I do have that kit, but it is sealed.  And, I am NOT interested in parting it out. 
  2. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell C7 Corvette Snap kit   

    They're just showing up.  NOTE, this is the snap version, not the pre-painted
     
  3. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic First Detailed Look and Kit Commentary - new Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    For those speculating on what might be next, there are TWO carburetors on the parts tree even though this build calls for one. 
     
  4. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Windows 10   

    Working fine  A couple minor quirks.  Have used MS Edge, but switched back to IE because Norton extensions will not yet work with Edge.  My machine is a WIN 8.1 and I have yet to upgrade my 8.1 notebook or 7 Laptop.  Just want to wait a few days and see if anything freaky happens.
  5. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Cowl induction type hood for a 70 1/2 Camaro.....   

    Exactly.  But I have heard some misnamed cowl induction.  But I doubt Marcos would do.  There was no second gen from the factory cowl induction of which I am aware.  Some resin casters may have made one, but I can't recollect seeing any.
  6. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Cowl induction type hood for a 70 1/2 Camaro.....   

    Are you talking about the one from the Baldwin Motion version?

    Or Outlaw style or ?
  7. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Ferrari 250 and 275 kits   

    By 275, I'll assume either GTB or NART Spider.  What 350?  GTO?  SWB?  California? Or?
  8. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Moebius 1965 Plymouth Satellite news   

    Started the build.  Body and interior color choices yet to be made.  It is a great kit Dave.  The engraving detail on the dashboard and the mufflers are really nice touches!!
     
  9. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    The insert other media insert image from URL no longer works, but I did insert the image with a copy from Photobucket and Paste in the editor.  Your comment of this being a WYSIWYG editor made think this morning to try out a paste such as building a word document and it did work.
  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic engine detail ?   

    Here are a few engine details I've done.  But, as stated, it depends on what you want to do and what interests.  One friend of mine would only modify the body to what he wanted, then do the primer and that was it.  It was some time before he went through a full finish of the model.



     
     
     
  11. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic deleted   


    Chip's dad, Sam Foose led the build team for the updated truck.  Coddington was not involved at all. 
  12. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Same thing here on Photo loads from anywhere.  Neither IE or Chorme and Win 7 or Win 8.1.  Last time I linked a photo was on July 17.  I even tried any photo from a Google Search and the insert just loops.  This did not work on Java 8 Update 45 on my Win 7 or 8_51 on either Win7 or 8.1. 
  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic engine detail ?   

    The amount of detail depends on how much time and effort you want to spend on that part of the model.  I have always found it to be a very interesting, if not somewhat frustrating at times, part of the build.
    In doing my detailing, I try to be as accurate as I can and try to stay dimensionally true as well.  It is alright to sometimes size exaggerate something for emphasis.
    Another thing to consider is technique.  On a modern engine and engine bay, you can detail with judicious use of paint.  In other cases, you may want to go the whole route with linkages, fuel lines, wiring, etc.  One obvious thing to address on many kits is the "sky hook" alternator or generator.  I have seen many wired kits and detailed engine bays where the alternator is hanging in space with no brackets.
     
     
  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    Are you forgetting AMT's 65 GTO with a convertible interior but hardtop also provided?  Nice thought but too many compromises or extra parts (including bodies in some cases) to likely be practical or that many of would willingly pay for.  The nice thing about a convertible kit is that it really gives you a chance to detail out the interior.
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic First Detailed Look and Kit Commentary - new Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    I understand that Moebius was surprised by the graininess as well and is supposed to be addressing the issue.