Exotics_Builder

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  • Full Name Gerry Paquette

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

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

    Lookin good!!!!
     
  3. 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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  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 



     
     
  7. 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:



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

    Waiting patiently (or so I say)!
     
  9. 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?
     
  10. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    Hope not as well.  But, Testors Boyd's series came in both detail and Quick Builder versions.  I have the full detail versions of both in my stash.
  11. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic SBC intake ID please   

    Those were on some Monogram kits in the late 80's or early 90's.  I would have to dig around a bit to find more info.  You need to adapt to make correct.  AMT also did a funky turbo setup, along with webers, on some of their 80's Camaro kits.
     
  12. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Plymouth Satellite - Update 8/21/2015   


    Trick of lighting.  It does say M.  If you want I will do a close up of that spot.
    I think I am going to stay with the manifolds and transmission oil pan from the kit.  I am also going to use redline tires and Magnum 500 wheels on this as I think this will look sharper.  I am not panning the kit option, just trying to personalize.
    I also noticed some lengthwise ribbing on the mufflers that I have never seen before, but will research it. 
    Finally, there is one part of the trim that I need to further research as well.  In photos of the Satellite I have seen, the indents in the back panel have what appear to be engine turned accents.  But these are not on the chrome part.  I don't know if that was optional or not, since I understand the Satellite to be uptrim. However, this would be no different than AMT or Revell not offering the engine turned trim features on ANY of the 62, 63 or 64 Chevy SS models.  Still, I plan to do a little more digging.  Anyone know?
     
  13. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Plymouth Satellite - Update 8/21/2015   

    I did too.  Have it upstairs right now!
     
    Don't know.  Will check.  But I also have the 440 left over from the Hemi Dart.  I will have to check to see if there is anything there and if compatible.
     
  14. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    At IHOBBY 2014, Revell said they had to go to a local dealer to get C7 photos and specs, particularly of the engine and bay.  Chevy was VERY slow in providing data because of some previous experience with another company (unnamed) that released stuff too soon (don't know if that is early or approval only)
     
  15. Exotics_Builder added a post in a topic Moebius 65 Plymouth Satellite - Update 8/21/2015   

    No I don't.  I was going to sniff the parts boxes and ping a couple of people I know to see if there is a better choice.  Otherwise, I will just stick with it.