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About vwdave92

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  • Birthday 12/16/1972

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  • Location Lake Villa, IL aka - Northburbia
  • Full Name Dave Martin

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  1. vwdave92 added a post in a topic 1/16 MPC '79 Pontiac Firebird   

    Mike I have to admit I do not know a lot about these cars but I can't imagine converting the engine to a turbo would be all the difficult.  A blower that is scale can likely be gotten aftermarket or made from scratch.  I'd guess the car was still carberated so no intercoller and minimal plumbing.  Plus being an American car there should be plenty of room in the engine bay.  Were there interior or body differences?  Looks like the hood maybe from the photos but easy enough to rework that.
  2. vwdave92 added a post in a topic Another Foose Cadillac   

    that kit is great and that is a GREAT build!
  3. vwdave92 added a post in a topic 70 superbird   

    great work!  love all the detailing in the engine
  4. vwdave92 added a post in a topic Road Warrior Corvette   

    Looks like a fun project!  Where did you get the wheels?  If the chrome engine parts are too shiny hit them with some flat clear; it will dull them up nicely.  
  5. vwdave92 added a post in a topic Revell off road jeep rubicon   

    nice.  are the wheels and tires from the kit?
  6. vwdave92 added a post in a topic Round 2 September 2017 Product Spotlight   

    I have an OLD version of the 1/16 Firebird but the decals were for silver and I want to do it in black it's just been sitting.  This is AWESOME news.
  7. vwdave92 added a post in a topic Revell 32 Ford 5 window started. Finished.   

    That engine is super cool when finished.  6 cars with individual velocity stacks.  I used it a LONG time ago in a 60 something caddy and would definitely use it again.
  8. vwdave92 added a post in a topic '76 VW Rabbit   

    great car!!!
  9. vwdave92 added a post in a topic 1969 GMC Pick-up   

    THANKS GUYS!!!  Do you know if the "step side" had a standard box as well or is the kit step only?
  10. vwdave92 added a post in a topic CANNONBALL 2017   

    All right... I've been off with most of September so I've gotten quite a bit done.  The F40 is on the hoist and getting closer to finished.

  11. vwdave92 added a post in a topic Ferrari F40 Cannonball   

    One more to show a good view of the paint in the sun

  12. vwdave92 added a post in a topic Ferrari F40 Cannonball   

    OK I"m making good progress.  I start my new job on Tuesday so I have been trying to get as much done as possible.  The engine and bay are done and everything is mounted to the chassis plate.  The exhaust and intercoolers still need to go in.  I went with aftermarket turbos so I had to get to this point so I could fab up exhaust and cooler plumbing to match.  The other big challenge was how prominent the turbo plumbing, dif cooler, oil cooler and all the plumbing is when the cover is open.  Oh... and a full sheet of carbon kevlar fiber scattered through the interior and body panels.

  13. vwdave92 added a topic in Truck Kits or Parts to Trade, or Wanted / Requests   

    1969 GMC Pick-up
    Did anyone ever kit the 1969 GMC Truck?  Or is there something suitably close?  My brother is restoring one and I want to model it for him as a gift.  I don't anything about the lineage of GMC's Truck so no idea what kit would work and haven't been able to find a 69.  
    Thanks in advance.
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  14. vwdave92 added a post in a topic '81 Porsche 924 Turbo Fotki update   

    HAHAHA... as long as you didn't mind the oil leaking out all over then yes
    Seriously though the 944 is iconic and the 968 is really a fun car.
    Foxer - I might have an extra 911 wheel from the Fujima 911 turbo enthusiast kits.  I bought some parts cars a while back for a build.  I'll check and PM you.  You are right about Porsche (VW) freely using the parts box for cars.  We used to joke in the 90s that no two VWs were the same no matter how hard they tried.  That said I converted a 92 GTI to rear disk brakes and power windows using an 88 Jetta doaner car and it all was straight bolt in
  15. vwdave92 added a post in a topic 98 Firebird Ramair "Project Blackbird"   

    It might just be the paint.  I've used Testors' lacquer quite a bit and it lays down very nice.  The clear self levels SUPER nice... little to no sanding.  Just polish out and go.
    This looks great.  It's amazing to me how well these cars have aged.  They were pretty awful looking at first.  The camaro hasn't aged well at all but ram-air Firebirds, the WS-6 package, looks better now than it ever has... weird.
    What kit are you using?