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crowe-t

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  • Location New York
  • Full Name Michael

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  1. crowe-t added a post in a topic Monogram 1/24 Jeep CJ-7? - Hood/Cowl   

    What type of glue did you use to attach the cowl after everything was painted?
  2. crowe-t added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Monogram 1/24 Jeep CJ-7? - Hood/Cowl
    I'm not sure if this the right section for this. 
    I am starting a Monogram 1/24 Jeep CJ-7.  It's a nice kit although it's not the best fitting kit I've built.  I attached a quick picture I took  with the hood and cowl just placed on.  It's not glued.
    The hood has a hinge, basically there to keep the hood in place when it's opened to show the motor.  The hinge is toy-like but most likely there so the hood doesn't fall off.
    In order to use the hinge, the hood(hinge) has to be attached under the cowl 1st and then the cowl gets glued in place.  The rear of the hood's hinge goes behind the firewall so the hood can't be attached if the cowl is glued in place before painting.  I guess this is OK but the cowl/hood needs to be glued in place after all the parts are painted.  I don't think it would be good to tray and paint the body with the hood in place.
    I'm thinking of using epoxy to glue the cowl in place after it's painted.  I wouldn't use styrene cement on painted body parts.  
    I could just not use the hood hinge and glue the cowl in place and paint the body as I would any other car.  
    Any thoughts or ideas on this?

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  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    I like the look without the door scoops!
  4. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    PM sent!
  5. crowe-t added a topic in Wanted!   

    1/16 tires
    I'm looking for a set of street tires to use on an MPC 1/16 General Lee.  The kit's tires are NASCAR style and very large. 
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  6. crowe-t added a post in a topic MPC Dodge 'Country' Charger Open Box Review   

    The revised rear window that RC2 did definitely made the kit better but it's shape and size isn't accurate.  When the MPC '69 Charger body is compared to a '69 1:1 Charger or to the Revell '69 Charger it's apparent the rear window is too small, not angled correctly and the shape is too squared off.  Also the molding is too wide.
    Laste year I built an MPC '69 Charger and I was disappointed with the rear window when I opened the box.  I removed the molding, re-shaped the window and changed the angle slightly so it's a bit more steep.  I also re-shaped the rear pillars.  They were too rounded on the sides.
    I attached some pictures showing what I did.  The 1st picture is a comparison of the MPC '69 Charger's rear window(right side) to a Revell '69 Charger's rear window(left side).  The MPC window is noticeably smaller and the shape is off.  The 2nd and 3rd pictures show the re-shaping I did.  
    The last picture is an original MPC '69 Charger annual body.  This picture is one Marc(mpcmotorsports) sent me a while ago.  The rear window is correctly shaped.  
    It's too bad that someone at RC2 didn't look at reference pictures of actual Chargers when they 'revised' the rear window.
    I'm currently building an MPC 1/25 Snap General Lee kit and the rear window is similar to how the MPC (glue kit) looks now.  It's better but still not accurate. 




  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic MPC Dodge 'Country' Charger Open Box Review   

    Round 2 should have picked up an original MPC 1969 Charger annual kit and scanned the body to make a new tool.  It could have been sold with the original 1969 annual artwork.  The original 1969 Charger body was really nice.
  8. crowe-t added a post in a topic MPC 1/16 1982 Firebird (Outside)Tire Diameter?   

    Ken,
    I should have put 'height' in the title.  I meant the height of the tire. 
    Thanks again for taking the measurement for me.
    Mike. 
  9. crowe-t added a post in a topic MPC 1/16 1982 Firebird (Outside)Tire Diameter?   

    Hey thanks Ken!
    14.5 mm doesn't sound right.  Maybe this is the width.
    I'm looking for the outside diameter of the (rubber)tire.  
    Mike.
  10. crowe-t added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    There's finally a nicely detailed 1970 Charger available.  Otherwise it was a resin casting of the old MPC kit or big bucks on E-Bay for an original.  The 1968 & '69 Revell Chargers are great kits and finally a 1970 is on it's way.  I wish there were more options but parts from the '68 & '69 can be swapped in or from other kits.  I can't wait to see some Revell '70 Charger builds here.
  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic Revell '70 Charger   

    It should have come with a 440!
  12. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1/16 1969 General Lee   

    What kit are the other tires from?  Is it an MPC 1/16 Firebird?
    What's the diameter of the other kit's tires?
  13. crowe-t added a topic in Big Boyz   

    MPC 1/16 1982 Firebird (Outside)Tire Diameter?
    Hi, Can anyone who has an MPC 1/16 Firebird measure the outside tire diameter for me?  Preferebly in Metric(Millimeters)?
    Thanks,
    Mike.
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  14. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1/16 1969 General Lee   

    What tires will you be using?  The kit's tires are large NASCAR tires.
  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1/16 1969 General Lee   

    Jim,  I noticed you also added the molding around the rear window.  Nice job!