LDO

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  • Birthday 07/02/1969

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  • Location Near Austin, TX
  • Full Name Lee

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  1. LDO added a post in a topic Revell, kit this.   

    Someone made a big scale model, body only, of the Moonliner in fiberglass. Garage kit. Probably impossible to find now.
  2. LDO added a post in a topic Flintstone 1/25 Jade Grenada motorycle.. Done !   

    Are you polishing the pewter parts? I had one of these years ago and filed/sanded the air cleaner into a teardrop shape, then it polished up like chrome. Maybe drill a hole in the mating surface of both parts and jam a piece of plastic rod in there to help hold it in place.
  3. LDO added a post in a topic An apology   

    Your hobby. Your models. Display them the way you want to. Anyone who has a problem with it can choose not to open your threads. You don't owe anyone an apology.
  4. LDO added a post in a topic Tenax 7r   

    Or get a lifetime supply of MEK at Lowes.
  5. LDO added a post in a topic Help Please: Looking for a model of a Bugatti Veyron   

    In the "standard" 1/24 scale, you can get a slot car made by AutoArt. I have not seen one close up, so I can't tell you how detailed it is (or isn't). It would likely be easier to add detail to it than a diecast metal model.
     
    http://www.electricdreams.com/Shop/autoart-14151-bugatti-veyron-black-red-124-p-3691.html?zenid=78bcd9aeea4173eff2d43d4b0feefe8d
  6. LDO added a post in a topic Update 7/10/16: 1932 Duesenberg Model J, Berline coachwork by Le Rouge (Interior is all test fitted)   

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     Check with Aardvark Models. They have a hood and engine parts for a naturally aspirated Duesenberg J. It has the arc-shaped louvers on the hood sides like Greta Garbo's J. There's one on ebay right now. Just misspell the name as "Deusenberg" and you'll find it. I believe he has a couple of bodies for Duesenbergs in the works.
  7. LDO added a post in a topic Coyote!!   

    If you don't want the hassle that comes with discharging a firearm, look into big-bore air rifles. They are becoming more common, with prices falling. I have a Benjamin Marauder in .25 caliber. It operates like a bolt-action with a rotary magazine. It is the pre-charged pneumatic type, with an on board 3000psi air tank. The Marauder is available at a good price and can be tuned for more power. You can also re barrel it to use cast lead bullets for more knockdown power.
     
    Of course, a better fence will protect your pets without need for armed overwatch.
  8. LDO added a post in a topic Resin "Monster Charger" in new issue; is it a real thing?   

    It's on page 5 of issue 200. A review of a resin "Monstercharged" Ford 4-cam 5.8 (351) offered by Clearly Scale. Each side of the intake manifold has a twin-screw supercharger laying on its side.
  9. LDO added a post in a topic Large scale LS1?   

    It's here. Look for a thread on page 2 by Ralph Torres.
  10. LDO added a topic in General   

    Resin "Monster Charger" in new issue; is it a real thing?
    I mean is it a model of a real product? I did a Google search and found a Dodge Charger with Monster energy drink logos on it. Does someone make a real supercharger setup for the Ford 4-can with a pair of twin-screw superchargers on their sides? If not, there should be. 
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  11. LDO added a post in a topic What non-auto model did you get today?   

    One each of three different Williams Brothers 1/32 racing planes from the 1930s; Gee Bee Z, Gee Bee R, Cauldron 450/460, Hall Bulldog, and Laird Super Solution. LHS had them at 30% off. I got a better deal on all five.
  12. LDO added a post in a topic So nobody has a comment?   

    I didn't even notice it. To be fair, I had no reason to notice it. My magazines have never arrived damaged, 'cause Gregg likes me best.
  13. LDO added a post in a topic Alright, we're getting a '48 Ford Coupe. How about a '41, or a '42 ?   

    Sounds like it's pretty well covered for the few people who like that car and would spend money to have a model of it.
  14. LDO added a post in a topic LOOKING FOR OBSCENELY LARGE MOTORS   

    Not much. We can figure that out. BTW I also have several Bugatti Royales, with their monster straight-8.
    Engines may be glue bombs. I bought a lot of pre-war classic car glue bombs at a swap meet a while back. I'll bet I can come up with complete engines, though.
  15. LDO added a post in a topic LOOKING FOR OBSCENELY LARGE MOTORS   

    You could also go bananas and install AMT's Allison V-12 or the Rolls-Royce Merlin V-12 out of the Airfix P-51D/K. Rolls-Royce built a ground vehicle version of the Merlin. It had a cast iron block and was called the Meteor. Much more affordable in real life, and several cars have used one.