exesivefire

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  • Location Brunswick Hills, Ohio
  • Full Name Andy Brooks

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  1. exesivefire added a post in a topic Der Beetle Bus   

    Just caught up on this one.. wow is all I can really think to say, its hard to have over the top look clean, and you are nailing it.
    Also, I kinda like the reversed colors, I know it was an oops, but I think it "pops" a bit more.
  2. exesivefire added a post in a topic '29 Ford Roadster   

    very clean build, cant wait to see the end result.
    I also like the Black wheels/tires on the light blue.
  3. exesivefire added a post in a topic Project "cruster" 71 Plymouth Duster   

    Started today's bench session working on fiddly bits that don't really show anything, mainly tweaking the firewall and adding tabs to the back of the chassis to ensure some sort of positive fitment between the body and chassis assembly. A little time now will save a bunch of headache later and ensure not only do I have a spot to actually glue the two parts together, but they will go back in the same spot every time.
    then I opened the front wheel openings a little more so I could put a larger tire up there that matched the rear, instead of that super thin Pegasus tire I had in earlier mock-ups.

    Then I wasted a LOT of time trying different centers in these wheel rings I made, only to end back up with the ones I started with. Oh well at least I know now.
    Next I spent some time modifying the door panels to match the new floor, I think I have it worked out that I can attach the panels and the dash to the body before inserting the chassis. This should actually help during assembly as I have seen during the several times I have assembled and pulled this apart already.

    Super happy with the stance, It is awkward and awesome all at the same time, debating if I am going to throw the stock bumper on the front with some sort of spoiler or just make something. Time will tell, winging it has worked so far. I know I will regret saying this, but so far this car has wanted to happen, it is almost scary.


  4. exesivefire added a post in a topic Project "cruster" 71 Plymouth Duster   

    if you are referencing the links above the pictures, I have no idea why it did that, I pasted the img tags like normal..
  5. exesivefire added a post in a topic Project "cruster" 71 Plymouth Duster   

    not sure, could be these, could be something else?
  6. exesivefire added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Project "cruster" 71 Plymouth Duster
    So I have been bouncing this idea around in my head for a while, and it seemed like a good use for two kits that i otherwise probably would not have used. Those of you that may remember my Krusty Cuda build will get the idea for the name, for everyone else I'll explain as we go along here.
    Nascar kit meet Duster, it's almost asking me to do this..

     
    first step, cut this stuff out, it's going to be in the way.

     
    Need to do a little trimming 


     
    and some more..

     
    Like it was meant to go there...

    and some major trimming on the wheel openings 


     
    My original plan was to use some sort of bolt on flare, but with how that is looking so far I am not so sure anymore. I also haven't nailed down a power plant but I'm considering a viper v10 with individual throttle bodies, or maybe a hemi, even a modern one could work.. also not sure those will be the wheels and tires I use but I do like them.. 
    what is for sure is I'm going for a weekend racer type, not going to be pretty, just pretty mean. Probably lime green, but of the neglected sort. 
     
     
     
     
     
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  7. exesivefire added a post in a topic project "U-Hauler"   

    I'm thinking of switching gears and making this a curbside build.. I can swap the cab for another kit I have here so the smooth core support area won't be a waste. 
    I just keep thinking about how I would display this model.. And if the extra effort to fully detail under the hood and chassis is worth it. I wouldn't have it on a display stand I don't think. And it kind of looks better with the hood closed. So that's a lot of extra work for not a lot of viewing. 
    On the flip side, I'll know it's there and that's good enough for me. 
    Hmmmm 
     
  8. exesivefire added a post in a topic 69 nova revell > barnfind > fully detailed engine bay   

    This is most excellent. Really inspiring.. Like really 
    Keep going! 
  9. exesivefire added a post in a topic Custom 53 Ford Vic (Slow Roll'n Low)   

    Glad to see some progress, I hope you do make it to Toledo! 
  10. exesivefire added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - New Body Fitted and Mocked   

    Exceptional as always my friend, always pushing the envelope of detail and idea. 
    Is it done yet? 
  11. exesivefire added a post in a topic Late 40's Traditional '29 Ford Roadster on '32 Rails Update: 9/28   

    Another build you are just hitting out of the park, I must have went back and looked at that front 3/4 shot about twenty times. 
    Thank you for including your source of parts, it's really helpful for taking mental notes of kits to keep an eye out for. 
  12. exesivefire added a post in a topic My worst fears realized   

    Really sorry to hear, we are all pulling for you 
  13. exesivefire added a post in a topic project "U-Hauler"   

    this and all my other projects kind of stalled for the summer while I played with real cars. 
    Now that the shows are starting back up, I'm sure I'll get going soon. And yes we plan on going to the NNL in Toledo.
  14. exesivefire added a post in a topic FormulaA Revell 29 Roadster   

    Not to answer for Eric, he can tell you more about his experiences. As he is much better than I with that stuff, and has helped me a lot when I needed some tips. 
    But I taught myself a lot about illustrator from Google and YouTube. Enough to get me started running these cutter type machines. Now if I could get my brain to work like his in the concept department...
  15. exesivefire added a post in a topic '32 Ford 3 Window - Late 50's Hot Rod   

    Another great one brewing, you always seem to capture that "look"