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john sharisky

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  1. Yes he is. I phoned him on Monday and was e-mailed this info that night (as an MS Word document). He was friendly and easy to talk to. We spoke about plating plastic and resin. He wants resin parts mounted separately because he overcoats them (he’s had too many problems with resin parts being porous). He spoke about the varied quality of 3D printed parts. It sounded like he didn’t want to deal with them (not something I’m into anyway). He also sent a price list/order form. Because prices can change I’m not posting that here. Hope this helps! John
  2. The SEL wheels are superior to any of the Revell pieces. I have one extra set. Message me directly if you're interested.
  3. There's also this guy on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rayskitsdecalsnorthamerica (could be the same seller?)
  4. vintagemodelcarparts on ebay is Andrew McPherson in Ohio. John
  5. Revell also makes a scraper. I purchased mine from SpotModel in Spain:
  6. No trick. The images that the search engine you're using is finding are in the Spotlight forum "Archive". There isn't a clear way of finding a specific image once it's posted and archived. Their forum is in an elderly format that the new owners I'm sure want to - and will at some point - change. John
  7. Speed City Resin casts a stock, promo-like, '66 Dart two-door sedan. Scroll to almost the bottom of the page here. I think he casts his items in rotation. I was on the waiting list for some months before mine was cast. John
  8. I wish they’d find a center cap for the Mustang.
  9. Same here: many e-mails - no replies. I spend my money elsewhere. John
  10. USCP has sets with and without tires here. July 12th: Just checked with USCP. The OD of their Dunlop wheels alone (their part number: 24W080) is 18.4mm OD of the tires is: 28.5mm
  11. On April 24th I received 11 sets of decals from Ray's Kits (not my first order from him). One set was for the '72 Gran Torino Sport. I chose green: Website Highly recommended! John
  12. You're right! I had never unwrapped this kit before taking this photo. My 2013 Modelhaus catalog doesn't list a '56 Plymouth complete kit (maybe they did one later?). John
  13. Modelhaus kit to correct and enhance the JoHan/X-EL '56 Plymouth promo re-issue: John
  14. Beautiful! More photos please! John
  15. Thanks Pete! I'll give it a try. My favorite liquor store caters to smokers. I'll try there. John
  16. I don't want there to be a misunderstanding: that's not my build. John
  17. First of a two-part article on a 1960 Edsel Villager 4-Door Station Wagon Conversion ...sort of buried on edsel.com. Link to part two is at the bottom of the page. John
  18. ...and accurate. Also called "poverty caps" or "buttons". I've been thinking about these for a long while. Except for the AMT (also SMP?) kit annual '58 or '60 wheel covers, we haven't had in-the-day accurate wheel choices for our Edsel projects. I mean, as the 1:1's really were. Rico has some finely detailed items in his Shapeways store. He posts here. Some e-mail back and forth. Some photos back and forth. Finally some 3D file images exchanged. Now they're in his Shapeways store. I've purchased three racks. Eight hub caps on each rack. I purchased the more expensive "Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic" printed media. Translucent, I can't effectively photograph the caps themselves. Here are the racks that I purchased: A direct link to the Edsel caps in Rico's Shapeways Store. I've purchased ten different line items from Rico's store. The small-diameter "1972 AMC Hubcaps with scripting" are exquisite. The tiny "American Motors Corporation" scripting was what prompted to contact Rico with my idea of the Edsel hub caps. A direct link to Rico's Shapeways Store. Long convinced that the Edsel caps were a re-strike of of the small 1957-1959 Ford caps: ...I sent Rico dimensions of the Revell '57 Ford caps to work with. Here's the final 3D file image that Rico sent me: Here are 1:1 examples of the Edsel caps on a 1958: ...1959: ...1960: These Edsel caps might ring familiar to us oldsters or promo collectors. AMT did indeed receive this cap design from Ford. But mistakenly were worked out to full wheel covers in 1/25th for the '58 promo's. Here's a set of resin replicas that I have from The Modelhaus: These new caps give us another choice for the "look" of our Edsel projects for 1958: ...1959: ...1960: I've collected this photo of two '58's with the wheel rims painted black: The term "poverty caps" can be a misnomer. Here's a top-of-the-line '58 Bermuda four-door station wagon in the Ford styling courtyard. I put this image together from a Popular Science article on the Edsel introduction (Ford called the light-colored wood panels "Driftwood"): I hope that I've convinced you to consider these Edsel wheel caps as another build option. I've purchased Rico's Shapeways items because they'll add to my projects. But I wouldn't have continued to do so - nor approached him with this project - if the quality hadn't swayed me. I've also purchased from several other Shapeways vendors. I'll answer questions best I can. Thanks for looking and please stay safe! John
  19. Sold an AMT '68 annual last week. At the end of 7-days, page views were 500+. About double the views my items usually receive. John
  20. It's a '70 or '71. If it had the optional high-back front seats, that would peg it as a '71. John
  21. I've watched a few episodes. I don't understand why they photograph and post the cars for sale before the cars are rehabbed. John
  22. I purchased some wheel sets from: Canuck 3D I'm very pleased. The Monza wheels are meant for a long planned Vega GT. Offered are '74 and '75 trans-kits for the Revell '77 Chevy Monte Carlo. A 1973 trans kit is in the works. I have no connection to Wylde other than being a satisfied customer. Thanks for looking! John
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