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  • Location damascus, md.
  • Full Name memysel fandi

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  1. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic r/m 67 Camaro..... Outlaw..of course... (updates 02/18/15)   

    Alright, what do you have, some kinda "shrink ray" or something.to make yourself small and work on these models? Your attention to detail...sez it all! Eye grabbin' detail.
  2. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic Blown Big Block Chevy?   

    JUST SPEAKING FROM experience and usage, Revell 68 Roadster...it's got it all. BBC, S/C, nice HAT...manual trans. It's a start.
  3. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic Sox & Martin 70 Cuda   

    Everything I've read about S&M, they always refer to the "blue" blocks. Don't know, never seen one, or failed to notice, but it has been reported that it was a trademark of Jake King, the engine builder for S&M, that he painted his blocks blue. Rumor? I'd say "google" sox & martin - jake king hemi's and read on, there has to be an answer.
  4. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic Blown Big Block Chevy?   

    REVELL 68 roadster, bbc two optons, stock and the supercharged version, which is pretty nice. The s/c is a carb fed version, nice hat and with a little work, you can make it f/i,
  5. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Bel Air (Completed 1 Jan 15)   

    Tim, sorry about the "MAMA's BOYZ" reference, as you know by now it is a group of auto modelerz. Your work is "attention to detail" and was just wondering being D.C., whether you attend MAMA meetings. No slight intended just a question. Just one other question, did you ever work for UPS?
  6. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic Scratch building a classic muscle car.   

    Change your name to Gulliver. Nice work, I love your attention to detail, but it's never ending. Do you ever go outside?
  7. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic '57 Chevy Bel Air (Completed 1 Jan 15)   

    Tim, are you a MAMA's Boy?
  8. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic Chevy Beretta "Grizzly" Nitro Coupe   

    It is so typical of "Run Whatcha Brung" or even the "OPS", and you know it's not a street car by any means. Good job and you capture the spirit so well...TEAR IT UP AND GO FAST AS SH*T!
  9. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt 33' Willy's (mostly)   

    What did you do for the last 40 years? You seem to be working out some frustrations. Are you now retired? Man, I look forward to retirement. I still have work to deal with, art that I want to do, too many books to read, there is so much to do, but I do wish I could spend more time building models. I too have just returned after 40 years, and the aftermarket parts available just boggles my mind. Back in the 60's, I would use sewing thread for plug wires, strip phone lines for color wire or the copper wire to paint silver to look like aluminum tubing or leave copper to use as fuel lines. The mail order parts, and the detail, this is a whole new game. Your work is amazing. How are the eyes? Fingers still nimble?
  10. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic 68 MUSTANG PRO MOD..updates 06/30/14   

    Is building models your job? In another post (63 promod vette) you state you can't paint because of the weather, so you start another project!! I'll be doggone if I could even do in a year what you do in a day...I must have A.D.D. or something. Too many distractions (work), but I must say that you do some really fine work...I can only dream. Keep up the great scale model work...I don't know how you do it. We just got 21" of snow along with sleet and freezing rain up here and it takes me hours to clear it off my drive and walks, so much for model time.
  11. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic 1/16 70.5 ADRL Extreme Pro Mod Camaro Update: 6/4 addition of wheelie bar   

    too much, how do you sleep at night? Art...you are an arteeest. Cool.
  12. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic 1/16th Promod Duster   

    Seeing a build like this is like listen to a great funk jam...horns, bass, drums, all rising and coming to a finally of a blast of sound that it overdrives the senses, it's where you can't wait to see where it's goin'...it grabs you, it cuts loose...nice.
  13. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic 65 Nova   

    Injector hat...understood, but I've had my fill of four holers..granted they are more period correct, but there are the 3 holers that were coming into the scene in the late '65's and on into the future. The early 3 holer injector hats had the three ribs on the top of the hat. Now as for size, I'm not sure on how big/little the 3 holer is when compaired to the same hat as today. I just look at pics from that period and guage what was going on, and try to make something that is within the same concept. It's a model...and I'm just trying to present something of that period...with a little builder's choice. Looking at some of pictures from that period, one car that I tried to use as a guide was Steve Bovans Nova. I guess I could put ribs on...naaaaww.
  14. Rrrrrrumps added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    65 Nova
    I've always felt that the AMT Nova (built one back in 67) was lacking in structural support, so I just look at what the funny cars and the match racers of the birth of funny cars were doing...so I added support on the front frame, painted red with silver to show "worn" areas that tools scraped off the paint, aluminum interior...match racer!! The first funny cars were running wild with nitro fed blown hemis, S.O.H.C.'s , Pontiacs, Olds and Chevy's. Go as fast as you can, put on a good show, and if you win, you had braggin' rights. The cars without factory sponsors, had under the counter help from the factory, but it was all hush hush. Mopar ruled the roost, but eveyone was knocking on their door...east, west, north and south. Weekends were tops, but there were the mid week (usually Wednesday night) as the hot shots were passing thru, a mid week match race was possible at a local strip and anything goes. Usually 3 out of 5 if time provided, but they seemed to be scripted for someone to win...usually the local yokel...home town hero. But, have top names facing off, it was gloves off racing.

    My Nova is in that catagory. Nitro fed BBC, blown and ready to roll. The bubble hood is from the '65 Galaxy, everything else is is from the parts box. Still needs wiring, fuel lines, and what not. Paint wil be a golden Lemon metal flake (ala 60's) with a 4spd and color tint windows (orange/red). Crazy colors from the 60's...everything was new, and it was open to everyone... the hunt for the big bucks.

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  15. Rrrrrrumps added a post in a topic Willys Pickup circa late '60s - engine details   

    Nice pics, what kind of camera and lens are you using to shoot your pictures. You've got an eye for detail.