James Haines (dryplastic)

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Mechanicsville, Virginia
  • Full Name James Haines

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  1. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic Wrought Iron VW...   

    Beautiful craftsmanship and artwork on wheels!
  2. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1959 Ford Ranchero   


    Thank you Gene!

    I made the roof from the existing one that came from the kit. I "welded" the front section that flops down to the rest of the roof, and then I cut the rear section off.
  3. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1959 Ford Ranchero   


    Thank you Sam! That 1950's diner your working on looks sweet!
  4. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1959 Ford Ranchero   


    Thanks Chuck! When I opened up the kit and checked it over I realized there was no way it was going to turn out nice. I was originally going to go for a four door hardtop, but decided to go a little nuts with my hot knife and see what would happen.
  5. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1959 Ford Ranchero   

    Thank you Mark!
  6. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1959 Ford Ranchero   


    Thank you very much Harry!
  7. James Haines (dryplastic) added a topic in Under Glass   

    1959 Ford Ranchero
    This Ranchero began as a 1/25 scale 1959 Ford Galaxie 500 Skyliner retractable hardtop from Revell. The body of this car is not from a resin body that is available, it was made using the original multi-piece styrene plastic body from the Revell kit. The bed and everything behind the back of the roof was made from scratch. The body has been two-tone painted in the factory offered colors of Colonial White and Grenadier Red with a silver insert in the chrome trim along the sides. The interior has been tri-toned in white, red, and black using 1959 Ford factory interior color combination swatches as a guide. The floor has been covered in plush dark red carpeting. All other chrome trim inside and out was done using bare metal foil.

    Some of the modifications that were made;

    1 - The front and rear bumpers were stripped of chrome, I removed of all casting seams and had them re-chromed along with the fender ornaments.
    2 - Chrome trim was added all the way around the edge of the bed to the top of the rear window and around the back window.
    3 - The correct number of ribs and indentations for the screws in the bed and on the inside of the tailgate were added.
    4 - The tires, white walls, and 1959 Ford hubcaps are from Modelhaus. The old Revell kit only supplied custom 1950's fiesta style hubcaps.
    5 - Brushed aluminum panels were added on the bottom of the rear quarter panels.
    6 - The 352cu V8 has been painted in the standard Ford blue with spark plug wires, coil wire, copper fuel line, and two red heater hoses were added.
    7 - Red, white, blue, and gold colors have been added to the emblems, and the birds on the re-chromed fender ornaments were color detailed too.
    8 - A tailgate latch was made from scratch.
    9 - A rear emblem was made from scratch and added to the tailgate.
    10 - A rear view mirror was added.
    11 - A steel antenna was added.
    12 - A side view mirror was added.
    13 - The rear window was made from scratch.
    14- The fuel filler door was moved from behind the drivers side door rearward and down to the correct position for a Ranchero.
    15 - The rear section of the undercarriage was been modified to accommodate becoming a pick-up.








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  8. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thank you Gary!
  9. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thank you Charlie!
  10. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thanks Randy!
  11. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thanks Kurt! The Caprice Cruiser you made looks like the actual car instead of a model, very nice !
  12. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thank you Harry!
  13. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thanks Jeff!
  14. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thanks Mark! Sorry I didn't take any photos before or during the build. There was an inch of resin dust everywhere from all of the filing and sanding with gravel and I didn't want to damage my camera. I saw your Aston Martin, very sharp looking!
  15. James Haines (dryplastic) added a post in a topic 1946 Buick Model 76C Roadmaster convertible   


    Thanks Jeff! I really like the '48 Lincoln you made, that took a lot of work just getting the body to fit together smoothly.