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 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!!
     
  2. 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.
  3. 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.



     
     
     
  4. 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. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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.
     
     
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic First Detailed Look and Kit Commentary - new Moebius '65 Plymouth Satellite   

    The one I got:


     
    I just washed it prior to starting a build up.  Will be posting progress and pix!
     
  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Are these Valve Covers Available in 1/25?   

    Not the same thing, but could work for him.
     
  11. Exotics_Builder added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    July 15 Cruise In at Stratford Square in Bloomingdale, IL

    Cruise In PhotoBucket Album
     
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  12. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell & Foose poll for 2 new kits   

    And he was not referring to the two builds, Ford truck and Caddy. Just the Revell's first Foose pre-decorated model glue kits, complete with Foose-created paint schemes, wheel designs and special Foose renderings used only on the Revell box art part of the announcement.
  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell & Foose poll for 2 new kits   

    No. The pre-painted are simple builds with less parts. But still glue. It is possible they could be snap, but he referenced these:

    http://www.revell.com/model-kits/cars/85-4358.html#.VaaLuDDJDIU


  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Revell & Foose poll for 2 new kits   

    From what we heard at our last club meeting, the delay was due to coordinating the release with Foose. The Revell person who attended our club meeting was not involved in the survey and didn't have vote specifics, but said he was told the Ford, Caddy and Imposter were the high vote getters, but didn't know more than that.

    On the Foose collection, they will be in the pre-painted series similar to the Camaro ZL1 and upcoming C7. Given the Foose popularity, it is hoped this will get more people into modeling and get them to eventually try more detailed models. Also, for those of us who look forward to models such as the Model A and others, sales from these help funding for other endeavors.
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic 1968 Hemi Dart   


    I passed the spare engine on to a friend in Quebec. It also is a nice engine with an automatic instead of manual. That makes it more useful for a lot of options, as I see it.