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johnbuzzed

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    John Buzzerio

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    1/25 (and 1/24)

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    Indian Land, SC
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    John "the Buzzard" Buzzerio
  1. Lawn mower in a kit?

    Not too long ago, a John Deere tractor with mower deck was one of the Hallmark Christmas ornaments. My grandson got one that year and I wanted to "borrow" it from him . If I remember correctly, the blades spun independently. And, if there's a Tractor Supply store in your area, they have die-cast replicas of John Deere equipment at reasonable prices.
  2. Yep, I made my own, using clear decal material by a company that starts with a "P" and our HP printer. I don't think I did anything weird with the print setup: I might have selected photo paper as the decal material has a glossy surface. I'm not sure of the print quality I selected as I printed the images a couple of years ago. The black letters came out PK, but the yellow are semi opaque- over medium blue, they look olive green- and many of the red letters bled like a stuck pig. I allowed plenty of time for the images to dry before I coated them with Micro Scale liquid decal film. And, I applied the decals many months after they were finished. Does anyone have some tips or hints or tricks, or are any good tutorials available? Thanks in advance.
  3. Car model box covers

    You got it, Casey. I have some of those Round 2 kits, and I will be reducing those mini boxes and printing them in scale size to put in the finished model. And, I have found some more current stuff (like some of the Hudson kit boxes) online, with end flaps and side panels, but I'm looking for older, vintage stuff from the '60s and '70s. If I can find them, I'll save the image and print them in scale sizes, too. I'm attempting to re-live my youth in scale by incorporating them into future builds; even old aircraft, ships and armor.
  4. Car model box covers

    Does anyone know where I/we can find images of old ('60's-'70's) car model box covers, with the side panels and end flaps intact? I found several for old aircraft and a few for newer car models, but none for the vintage, stuff. Thanks in advance.
  5. Car model box covers

    Does anyone know of a site where I/we can find images of box covers from old car models that have been unfolded, with the side panels and end flaps intact? I found several for aircraft and some for newer car models, but none for the older stuff. By older, I mean the '60s and '70s...
  6. Ollie's Bargain Outlet deals

    I went to Ollies about a month ago. It's "next door" to a local Hobby Lobby; we went to that store first. HL had the usual suspects at the usual prices- most too high, especially the Lawman Belvedere kit ($39.00!!!- not even worth it with the 40% discount as I wouldn't even use the decals, which probably drove up the co$t). I left empty-handed, but I suggested a visit to Oliies. A little hunting yielded a nice assortment of Lindberg kits, including the Maverick and Ramchargers Mopars and some Revell kits, including the Sox and Martin '67 GTX. Each kit was $7.99. Hey, they might not be the latest and greatest, but I got four kits at Ollies for just a bit more than the price of just one at HL. Even if I just use them for parts, it's worth it.
  7. Racer's Wedge

    So, I have one of the repops of the old Racer's Wedge on the drawing board. The body is set up to run tandem axles, with single wheels at each corner. How practical and realistic is this setup, and should this be coverted to a tandem axle dually? The truck will also be towing the trailer seen in the picture. Thanks in advance for your input.
  8. Sad Sad Sad News: Our Harry Passed Away

    I never met Harry, but I will miss him. May he rest in peace, and may his family find the comfort they need at this time and in the future.
  9. 3D printers are one thing, but what about a 3D scanner?

    It will happen in time. Think about simple stuff such as putting working headlights in a model, with those big, heat-generating incandescent bulbs. Now, we can get a full set of flashers for a cop car that uses micro miniature LEDs and have adjustable flash rates(thanks to variable RC components).
  10. Polar Lights '65 Coronet

    Snake, I built two of them a few years back. They are not perfect kits; if I remember correctly, the distributor has just six plug wire towers. But they are good slump-busters, just to build for fun, and they can be great starting points. You can see more of mine in "Super Stock Dodges" in under glass, back around June of 2014.
  11. Any good aftermarket small block Mopar intakes?

    Brodie, I like my Mopars but I'm not a true engine tech person... would a SBC intake serve the purpose? I have no idea about the differences between intake runners, etc. I have never seen the real parts side-by-side to be able to compare.
  12. Continental Kit for 56 Ford

    I'm looking for a continental kit for the AMT '56 Ford. Adaptable styrene from a kit would be OK (or any suggestions in resin, too- already posted there). Thanks in advance.
  13. Continental kit

    I'm looking for a continental kit that I can use on the AMT "56 Ford. If nit resin, styrene would be ok. Any suggestions would be welcome. Thanks.
  14. Offbeat Places You Have Purchased Model Kits?

    On board the USS Intrepid and the USS North Carolina.
  15. Warp-38

    A mid -90s issue of the Monogram P-38, in 1/48 scale, with the addition of the warp nacelles from an AMT/Ertl(?) USS Enterprise. Not sure of what color it will be, and a stand of some sort is a must.