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 SCENES UNLIMITED   


    Found it now and ordered it.
     
    Thanks,
    Gerry
  2. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    Ah.  I didn't see it on your website, only the dually wheels.
  3. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic SCENES UNLIMITED   

    How is the dually bed for the F350 going?  Waiting to place an order until they're ready.
  4. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Spider Hubcaps   

    Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland I think makes them.  But you'll have to paint or "chrome" them
     
  5. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic 72 C10 Kit wanted   

    I believe there is only 1/25 scale in kits, from AMT.  I believe JADA makes a diecast but do not knw if it is 1/24.  Are you looking for the kit from AMT?
  6. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Is Round2 models down?   

    From Round2's Facebook page:
    "We are aware of our website problems. A new site is being built and transferring over to it has been problematic. Please stay tuned as we work through the bugs.
    We also know there is a problem with the collector model blog. We are looking into that problem as well"
    So maybe they should contact Gregg for advice?
     
  7. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic MENG F350 DUALLYS   

    Me too!  With the wheel set as well!
     
  8. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic MENG F350 DUALLYS   

    Lookin good!!!!
     
  9. Exotics_Builder added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Geneva Illinois Concours
    A lot of empty slots due to inclement weather earlier, then the rain came again.  So only 65 photos.

    To the album,,,
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  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Plymouth Satellite - Update 8/21/2015   

    Not really, even though I grew up here.  Didn't want to move back but family needs required it.  Now no longer an issue.
  11. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Plymouth Satellite - Update 8/21/2015   

    Thank you!  This looks like the year of building outside of my "zone".  The VW Samba bus, then the Dart.  This one I am doing because Moebius was kind enough to send me a sample (THANK YOU AGAIN Moebius).  I feel I owe it to them.  I will not uber detail this one as I am trying to do a couple of more before the year is out as well as spend time getting ready to sell the house and move.
  12. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Plymouth Satellite - Update 8/21/2015   

    Engine assembly is straight forward.  I did not use the kit distributor cap, but rather a Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland pre-drilled tan cap along with vacuum advance.  I used Detail Master Black ignition wire from the parts boxes along with their wire looms.
    This engine is supposed to represent the 426 wedge stock engine, but the exhaust manifolds included are of a max wedge style (probably a hint of what is to come as a second carburetor is also on the parts tree).  Also, the transmission oil pan is ribbed where the stock is not.
    In talking to some club Mopar experts, there is no accurate exhaust manifold for the 65 as later versions were different or unique to the car (such as the 440 manifolds in Revell’s Hemi Dart kit).  And, kits of the correct period are not readily available unless one has it in their stash. The consensus was to leave it as a “Day Two” upgrade.  So, since the manifold is non-stock, I also decided to leave the tranny pan alone as well.
    Here is engine detail progress to this point:



    I have also done more body work.  Moebius has provided decals for the scripts.  I am not a big fan of that approach other than for color components.  But I do understand why it is done and many modelers will appreciate this rather than try BMF.
    The car exterior is 1965 Chrysler Copper with black interior.  To hedge my bets (since it must be done after priming and before basecoat), I applied BMF to the lighter/smaller scripts.  Most of the larger trim can be deferred until after basecoat. 



     
     
  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell Pre-Finished Series 2014 Corvette Stingray   

    Yep.  Revell display at our GTR event on August 2:



  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic MENG F350 DUALLYS   

    Waiting patiently (or so I say)!
     
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    A model club member who is keen on VW's said that the Samba Bus version is a 1962-3 vintage based on pieces in the kit.  I have no way to confirm or deny.  So would that put the Cargo Van in the same vintage?