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 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    I forgot to include this picture in the post above.  I shortened the front doors by re-scribing the seam between the doors about 2 mm forward.  The front doors on the Polar Lights Ecto-1 are too long for a 'Superior Coach' ambulance.  I believe the Miller-Meteor ambulances, that the Ecto-1 was based on had longer front doors.
    Mike.

     
  2. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    This must be something new.  I was posting by copying the pictures in Photobucket and it was working fine until I posted these pictures today.
  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Thanks Bill!  I just used the image button and the pictures look squished.
  4. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Bill,  Yes I'm on a free account with Photobucket.  I'm up to 89% so I should still have 11% more space for pictures.
    I'll try using another photo sharing site.
    BTW I have this build on another forum and the pictures are showing there. 
    Mike.
  5. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Thanks Jason!
    I can't seem to make the pictures appear.  I've been at this about an hour now.  I copied the pictures from Photobucket and am having no luck.  
  6. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    The body of a 1964 Cadillac Ambulance has a taper.  It widens at the doors after the A-Pillar(as Brian Austin mentioned earlier).  The Polar Lights Ecto-1 body doesn't have the taper. I narrowed the front fenders and added the taper to the front doors.  I checked reference pictures and feel it looks more correct now.   
     
    I widened the front(Jo-Han) section of the chassis to blend in with the rear Polar Lights chassis.  The front of the inner fender wells were cut off and extended to meet the radiator support which is how they are in a '64 Cadillac ambulance.
     
    Since I removed the front of the PL chassis I decided to use the fender wells for the rear of the chassis to close it up.  It may not be 100% correct but I think it looks more complete this way instead of having no rear fender wells.
     
    I still have to add the rear window pillars and the trim moldings which I should get to in the next few days.
     
    Thanks for looking in! 
     
    Mike.
     


     



     



     
     
     
  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic Alternate Tires for Ecto-1???   

    Very nice '59 Ambulance!
    What Monogram kit(s) have the Wide Whites, you mentioned? 
  8. crowe-t added a post in a topic Alternate Tires for Ecto-1???   

    Jason,  Those look OK.
    The tires that came in the Polar Lights Ecto-1 have very large wheel openings.  
    Maybe the AMT Ecto-1A tires have a smaller 1/25 scale wheel opening.
    Let me know what you find and send me a PM.
    Mike.
  9. crowe-t added a post in a topic AMT 1957 Chrysler 300 kit tire size?   

    Craig,  I'll have to paint part of the insert black.  I need thinner white stripes on the tires.  
  10. crowe-t added a post in a topic AMT 1957 Chrysler 300 kit tire size?   

    Thanks Bill!
    It looks like they have an insert that has to be painted.
    I'll have to try and find a set.
    Mike.
  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic AMT 1957 Chrysler 300 kit tire size?   

    Thanks Craig and Bill!  
    This helps a lot.  I've been trying to find tires a bit closer to 30 mm but I might not find them.
    Can someone post a picture of the tires from the AMT 1957 Chrysler 300 kit?
    Mike. 
  12. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    AMT 1957 Chrysler 300 kit tire size?
    I'm working on build and am looking for the right sized tires.  I was told the AMT 1957 Chrysler 300 kit's tire's might be the right size I need. 
    If anyone has an AMT 1957 Chrysler 300 kit, can you measure the outer diameter(height) of the tires for me in metric(millimeters)?
    Thanks,
    Mike.
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  13. crowe-t added a post in a topic Alternate Tires for Ecto-1???   

    I'm just bumping this thread in case someone missed it. 
    I'm looking for replacement tires that will fit an Ecto-1 kit.  The Ecto-1 tires are about 30 mm in diameter (tall).
    I'm looking for tires roughly 29 - 30 mm tall that will fit regular 1/25 scale wheels.
     
  14. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Thanks Jay!  I've been documenting all this.  I have a bit more work done and will post some more pictures soon.  I just haven't had the time.  
    Mike.
     
  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Mike,  I did look at the House Of Kolors Root Beer but it's a candy color and doesn't appear quite brown enough.  
    The color I chose, 1966 Cadillac Autumn Rust, is a metallic and more brown in appearance.  In the sun it appears more golden brown like a root beer color.  This color is almost spot on to the color of the 1:1 car.
    If you look at the 2 pictures of the actual car I put in my first post you can see the color is more brown and is a metallic not a candy.
    BTW, the House Of Kolor Root Beer on your Ferrari is beautiful!
    Mike.