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  1. cdansie added a post in a topic Wish list for future Deuce Roadster re-issue   

    Much of what I'd like has been shared but here goes anyway
    Quickchange on A spring
    I beam with Hairpins
    Stock style centre cross member
    Early Halibrands
    Dirt track rears / implement fronts
    Chopped screen with Sid Chavers style top
    Auburn dash inset
    Tuck and roll
    SCoT blown flathead with 4 speed with a triple carb option
    Moon tank
    Louvered hood and trunk with non louvred options (like the 5W)
    I'd also like to see the spring cross members engineered to allow ride height to be varied eg low setting for modern style or raised a little got traditional
  2. cdansie added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...updated with photos of completed builds of both kit versions   

    Thanks Tim
    Great review as usual 
    I se at least a couple of these in my stash when they finally get to Australia
  3. cdansie added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Kit historians help please
    Hi all
    I have been contacted by someone looking for information on an old model from their childhood.
    This what he wrote

    When I was a kid (late 60's) I had a plastic model of a Model T track roadster. I'm pretty sure I inherited it already built. It had a speedway nose, and a turtle deck. The only other things I can recall are that it was dark blue plastic, and had a white drawing on the doors of a couple dancing and the words "Lindy Hop".

    Can anyone identify the kit . It sounds like an old Lindberg or Aurora kit

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  4. cdansie added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revells next release from the Model A Roadster tool - a 30/31 Coupe
    Just saw this on a site talking about Revell and the models hobby

    Seems they are use a 30/31 body this time. That's a shame as far as I'm concerned. I would have preferred the 28/29 A coupe

    Cropped and enlarged image from same linked article:

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  5. cdansie added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '29 Model A Roadster 2'n'1   

    Just when you think it is safe to go back into the hobby shops, Revell springs this on us!!
    WELL DONE Revell and all involved.
    Like the 32 Fords I'll be stocking up on a few of these for kitbashing material

    I'm pretty excited about this one

    Thanks for all the info Tim

  6. cdansie added a post in a topic My tribute to the 40 turning 75 this year   

    Hi Al and others
    Thanks for the kind words
    The colour is Testors turquoise spray can that I decanted into my airbrush bottle and applied it by airbrush
  7. cdansie added a post in a topic My tribute to the 40 turning 75 this year   

    Thanks for the comments
    The carpet is done with flocking

  8. cdansie added a topic in Under Glass   

    My tribute to the 40 turning 75 this year
    The magazines and internet are full of references to the 40 Ford turning 75 this year so I pulled out a 40 Ford Coupe kit and set about building it.
    I started with the Good-guys issue of Revell's 40 Standard Coupe and a left over 40 Convertible body from my parts box.
    After separating the two front clips I added the Deluxe front to the Standard Coupe's body and used the Deluxe hood.
    Most of the rest of the kit is built straight from the box. I modified a pair of rear discs from a Revell 32 Ford so that I could keep the excellent 40 Ford backing plates for another project.
    I substituted a seat from a Revell 32 3W for the stock buckets
    Paint is Testors Turquoise and BMF was used for the trim

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  9. cdansie added a post in a topic 30 Model A Highboy   

    Thanks for all the kind words

  10. cdansie added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Mild Hot Rod (AMT) - Finished   

    Super neat build
    Well done

  11. cdansie added a post in a topic 30 Model A Highboy   

    Thanks for the kind words

    The rear tires are Goodyear Wranglers from the AMT kits like the 1997 Ford Explorer. I shave the Goodyear Wrangler lettering off and they pass for dirt trackers in my eye
    I bought a bunch of the Explorer kits very cheaply a few years ago.
    I'm sure they were in the Blazer kits of that period too

  12. cdansie added a topic in Under Glass   

    30 Model A Highboy
    Here's one I finished just after Christmas. Monogram 30 A Coupe on Revell 5W chassis with a few Rat Roaster parts thrown in 32 frame was bobbed in the rear and a shortened 32 gas tank was used upside down to create a kind of rolled pan effect. Interior framing added to the body and was detail painted. Interior is largely Rat Roaster (Seats, dash and shifter). Brakes are resin finned front from The Parts Box and Revell Tweedy Pie rear. I removed the air bags and lowered the rear and front suspensions. Paint is Revell Semi Gloss black with a bit of extra Flat Black added Chris
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  13. cdansie added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    Stacey Davids's Rat Roaster Detail Pics
    The Rat Roaster is for sale at Vanguard Motor Sales

    There are some great detail pics there

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  14. cdansie added a post in a topic Chopped 32 Tudor   

    The body came from Scalemodelling by Chris -
    It was very well cast and required little prep. I bought from the original purchaser and it had some slight warpage that may have been caused by poor storage but I was able to easily correct that by running under hot water.
    The interior fitted in easliy and it comes with a chopped whindshield frame and some clear acetate for the windows. I would definately buy more forom SM by C based on my experience with this one

    Chris (not related to SMbyC)
  15. cdansie added a post in a topic Chopped 32 Tudor   

    Thanks for all the kind words folks