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 '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    Mine arrived from Tower Hobbies today. I opened it up and gave it a good look...then fell asleep. I was tired as heck. I'll have to start on it tomorrow.
  2. LDO added a post in a topic Galaxie Limited 1947 Chevy Coupe   

    That looks like a great start for a lead sled. It needs full fade away fenders and maybe a slight chop. I'll bet some aftermarket company offers that.
  3. LDO added a post in a topic Needed: A donor body for a resin Master project (Greg Wann) of the 1951 Buick Lesabre   

    What about Revell's '57 Eldorado Brougham or Imex/Arii '58s?
    All quad headlight but you're looking for general shapes. If you can use any of those, let me know. I have the Revell and some Chinese knockoffs of the Imex/Arii '58s.
  4. LDO added a topic in General   

    I got a Revell '29 Roadster...ordered.
    It's due to arrive on Monday. I was hoping to have one to work on this weekend, but that just didn't happen. It's OK, though. Next weekend is 3 days long. I can get a little bit down before it arrives; building the engine for it. Either Tamiya's Jaguar inline-6 or the Moebius early Hemi. I'm planning a marathon build, with a goal of completion before going back to work. That is a huge goal for me. I will be taking a break from it on Saturday morning. I'm taking my 9 year old nephew to Lego Fest then.
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  5. LDO added a post in a topic Revell '29A Hot Rod Roadster QuickBuild UPDATE #4 - Final Photos of Completed Kit and My Final Thoughts   

    I just wish I could get my hands on one right now. No one in the Austin area has the kit. I talked to a hobby shop owner in PA who told me about Revell's "Preferred Partners". I called that shop to buy one over the phone and get overnight shipping, so I could work on it this weekend. Overnight shipping is 32 bucks. I'll hold out.
    I wonder if Tamiya's Jaguar 3.8L inline six will fit in between the firewall and radiator. If not, it's early hemi time.
  6. LDO added a post in a topic I would like some opinions about 1/12 Camaro kit   

    There is also a guy on this site; Ralph Torres, who makes some super fat pro/street tires. You could modify the kit wheels to fit, or get machined wheels from Micro Nitro.
  7. LDO added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...updated with photos of completed builds of both kit versions   

    I can imagine lots of posts in the Trade section based on this kit. I know I'll be offering up the Nailheads. I would be happy to give up some flatheads as well.
     
    Hmmm. I may not find a lot of DOHC V-8s and V-12s from people who want Nailheads and Flatheads.
  8. LDO added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...updated with photos of completed builds of both kit versions   

    Cool story, bro! Seriously- I do share your enthusiasm. I'm in for at least three. I have a Tamiya Jaguar 3.8 inline 6 and Moebius early hemi waiting to be swapped in. I also have a Jimmy Flintstone '27 T roadster body.
    I think this kit will be a huge success for Revell. I'm anxious to see what will be available from the aftermarket. I think it's a safe bet that someone will offer a body with stock rear wheel openings, along with transverse rear leaf spring. (I like the raised openings. It's a model of a hot rod, and I'd do it that way in real life)
  9. LDO added a post in a topic Foose - Revell Partnership   

    That's unpossible! I read that it was going to be junk, based on 60 year old molds. I read it on the internet!
  10. LDO added a post in a topic Revell Display at GTR NNL 15   

    I've got 2 pre-ordered at the LHS, plus I made a trade deal here for one, when they are released.
    I can not wait.
    I think a big MCM photo contest (or display) for this kit would be really cool.
  11. LDO added a post in a topic Can someone show me a 1920s or '30s box truck?   

    I built a box for a more modern chassis; Revell's 1999 Chevy pickup. The box turned out really nice. I found out it is not easy to build a square (rectangular) box from sheet plastic. Clamps from the LHS helped with the 90 degree joints. I even milled holes for the running lights.  I then found out that most service companies don't use box trucks. They are too big and fuel thirsty. (I was an apprentice at a construction plumbing company at the time I posted the OP. They used box trucks.) I ended up not finishing the truck model. I gave the box to a friend who builds commercial vehicles.
     
    Here's the box, with some other stuff
    http://media.fotki.com/1_p,wwkbsbgwbkrqfrtxwbbkrtkwswr,vi/dtsbqsktwxdtrtgqgrq/3/35189/329049/HPIM0131-vi.jpg
     
     
  12. LDO added a post in a topic I need some 1:12 scale parts   

    Posting your phone number is a REALLY bad idea. Asking people to send e-mail is kind of a netiquette faux-pas; it basically says you don't want to hang out with us.
     
    There is a guy on here who has models of the LS engine. I believe they are 3D-printed in 1/24. He may be able to scale it up. His screen name is Jeremy Jon.
  13. LDO added a post in a topic Where do you find t-bars?   

    If it's T-section styrene, Raboesch does make 2mm x 2mm. It was sold in the US briefly. A hobby shop in Austin still has a display, but most of the stock is gone. I just stopped by there.  They do have a 2mm x 2mm I-section. Maybe you could slice off a bit for a T. Either way, 2x2 is made, it just might take some searching. Could be easy on eBay from Europe.
  14. LDO added a post in a topic Where do you find t-bars?   

    If you mean styrene strip with a "T" cross-section, look for Raboesch brand. They all kinds of profiles that Evergreen and Plastruct do not have.
  15. LDO added a post in a topic New Site/Forum Look   

    Is there a way for each forum to show number of threads, rather than number of posts?