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  1. Greetings, While looking at some old chevy camper brochures, I can see a splice at the front of the bed with added length and was wondering if there was any added on splices to the back of the bed that I can't see?? looks a little long in the back too. THANKS
  2. Just a question to the mods and all the other builders, Could we add a FIRST RESPONDER topic to the forum ???? Would this intrest anybody who builds public service models. There was another website long ago about firetrucks, but it's gone now. What's your take on this ? ...Thanks
  3. SPA BLUE = Thick, gloppy, gooey, instant orange peel, can plugged...DONE DITTO on Flat red primer, Nutmeg only minor problems with Black. GLOSS WHITE = no problems. SPECIALTY METALLIC SLIVER = (shinny cap,green and white label) lays down very well, no problems and on my second can Haven't had any major problems with rusty-o-'s and if the same color takes a dump for the second time, I just don't buy it anymore.
  4. GREETINGS, May I make a suggestion about your camper siding, stop by your local hobby shop and take a look at Evergreen scale models sheet plastic, try .040 thick V-GROOVE plastic .125 spacing (1/25th) it"s just plain flat plastic with grooves, but it comes very close to small scale siding. I use that, as I also build camper models too. Hope that"s a little bit of help to you. Good Luck with your project...
  5. Greetings, I've just read this in my newest copy of a model railroad magazine, the RUSTY'O company has made it public, to say that due to a slow sales decline of these three brands over the years, they have pulled the plug on them, and they will no longer be made. The Testor Company will focus on other supplies and tools. There you have it, so let's get to the hobby shop now, before the stock is all gone... GOOD LUCK!!!!!
  6. Hello all, what is your comments on instant up tents?... looking to get away from all the old plug in poles (yes my tent is the old kind) and knowing that no tent is perfect, I always use tarps or rainfly on the tents with a coating of water repellant. Still using Coleman products, looking for the cabin style tent. Being in my late fifty's i want to keep it simple since I camp solo by myself. What brand do you use? THANKS
  7. If your interested, I went digging in my files and came up with the 61-S regular width ambulance brochure. Need copies of that ?? I will even throw in a few photos of my conversion that I did just for some building ideas. If I can be of anymore help... send me a PM. ....JOHN
  8. Greetings Dylan, Yes, I can help with a few tips, so here they are, PHOTOS; Take several pictures of a real ambulance , front and back then sides and don't forget some shots of just the extended top if it's on a van, also a few up close photos of the emergency lights is also helpful. GOOGLE; Google Images has thousands of pictures of any make or brand manufacture of ambulances you may want. E-BAY; Go there, and search for ambulance brochures, you'll come up with as many hard copies you might want to purchase for your project. SUPPLIES; You"ll need sheet and strip stock for the roof and round or square stock for the light pods And, if Greg happens to read this again. he has some photos of a custom stretch Chevy ambulance conversion I did a few years ago, maybe he"ll repost them again for all of us to see. It's not that difficult of a project, pretty simple and straight forward.... Good Luck .... JOHN
  9. If your driving one now, how well do you like it ?, and if you have one with over a 100,000 miles ... how is it still running ? Thinking about a lease or direct buy, might be switching from a Ford.....THANKS
  10. Went to the two closest stores in Michigan, completely picked clean of all kits within only two days of this post. EXECEPT for those lonely little aero-chief kits on the bottom shelf, so now I have a good and plenty stock of fire parts.
  11. THANKS for the heads up on this, the online photo only showed the front of the truck. Will pick one of these up later.
  12. Greetings, Here is my idea, using the "Papa Truck" Kenworth Aerodyne, I would like too convert this one into a towing and recovery rig. Since the flatbed is already there, what kind of a winch cable setup would I need tucked up in the back of the truck ?? As I have some broken down big rigs in the junk box in need of a "tow". THANKS ..... John
  13. Yep, there sure were more model kits this year than last.... thanks Dan
  14. GREETINGS builders, Attended the toy show this past thanksgiving weekend, and came home with six little wonderful kits.... JO-HAN 1960 Desoto adventurer....sealed $20 ERTL Paystar 5000 dump truck... complete $30 AMT 5 car auto hauler.. (org. issue)... complete... $20 AMT Alaskan hauler... complete.. $30 AMT Peterbilt 359 with sleeper... complete... $30 AMT Sunoco chrome tanker... complete... $40 All six kits for only ...$170 dollars, not bad at all for the days take... 'cause that Alaskan hauler would go for at least 3-4 times that amount on e-bay,..... well happy modeling too me !!!
  15. GREETINGS fellow builders, Just picked up the W-925 re-issue, and thought I would share some comments with you, so here we go. BOX ART- Still just about the same, some slight wording on box contents has been changed, OLD first issue box panel that showed the chassis and engine detail has now been changed on the NEW box to show other KW kits. PART SPRUES- OLD kits always had lots of parts loose in bag, as the NEW kit now has some what of a better sprue with parts attached so none get lost to the carpet or tile monster. CHROME- With the OLD kits you never knew if you were going to get dull ,weak or shiny chrome, with the NEW kit comes very bright plated chrome in plastic bags with a tissue paper protector. INSTRUCTIONS- The NEW kit instructions now have a paint guide on certain parts, as where the OLD ones did not show this. DECALS- In the OLD kits, I always found the decals to be light colored and too transparent and with the NEW kit they are very nice solid color decals with cab and sleeper stripes. TIRES- The OLD kits have FIRESTONE 10-20 tires, however these have been replaced in the NEW kits with skinny GOODYEAR 10-20 HI-MILER tires, may I suggest that we stuff these tires with something too give them fullness, and you don't have to cut out the center plug anymore. So, those are a few comments I wanted to share with all of you builders ........and ROUND2, now that we have this one, how about the MOVIN ON KW or even better yet, another re-tool for the KW ALASKAN HAULER ?????? ......THANKS
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