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About johnbuzzed

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  • Birthday 07/10/1955

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  • Scale I Build 1/25 (and 1/24)

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  • Location Indian Land, SC
  • Full Name John "the Buzzard" Buzzerio

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  1. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic 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.
  2. johnbuzzed added a topic in General   

    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.

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  3. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic 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.
  4. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic 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). 
  5. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic 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.

  6. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic 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.
  7. johnbuzzed added a topic in Wanted!   

    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.
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  8. johnbuzzed added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    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.
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  9. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic Offbeat Places You Have Purchased Model Kits?   

    On board the USS Intrepid and the USS North Carolina.
  10. johnbuzzed added a topic in All the Rest   

    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.

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  11. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic 10th Annual Hope it Don't Snow Show & Contest   

    We're gonna try to be there this time.  Are registration forms available online for downloading?
  12. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic '34 Ford Altered   

    Thanks, Rich.  I hope you actually get to see this one in person one day.  All is well here; hope the same goes for y'all up there. 
  13. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic '34 Ford Altered   

    Sorry to take so long to get back, but it is that time of year.  Yeah, it is taking me a while for this one, but I want to get it "right"(at least in my head).  The bed cover and rear fenders have rolled beads that I created with an empty ball point pen cartridge.  The rust was done using inexpensive pastels over Testors Burnt Metal Metalizer.  I use that line often; all of the metallic finishes are Metalizers, either sprayed or brushed on.  Thanks for the compliments.
  14. johnbuzzed added a post in a topic '34 Ford Altered   

  15. johnbuzzed added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '34 Ford Altered
    Lindberg '34 Ford with AMT/Ertl 312 y-block.  Test fitting at this point.  Only 7 original kit parts used; the rest is sourced from my parts box, scrounged from my kit stash, aftermarket photoetched or fabricated.  Trying to have it done for the Hope it Don't Snow contest in Spartanburg in January.

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