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Jim Whalen

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About Jim Whalen

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    www.jrsschoolofmotoring.co.uk
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    Yes
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    1/25th

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  • Location
    Wolverhampton, England
  • Full Name
    Dr James Whalen
  1. 30 model a coupe

    Thanks for the reply Lee. I know Lee Croden as well since I'm a member of the SIG as well and usually see him at Scale Model World in Telford (I sometimes go to the Huddersfield show as well). I thought assembling the body before painting would be better - thanks for the confirmation of what you did. I'm lucky enough to have one to put together at some point.
  2. 30 model a coupe

    Nice models! Did you glue the roof on the coupe before painting it? Good to see someone else from the UK building hot rods - do you know about the IPMS UK Hot Rod and Custom Car SIG?
  3. Peterbilt heavy haul 367

    Nice rig!!
  4. Model shops in or near Boston MA

    Thanks for the suggestions Jeff. I'm looking forward to our trip (to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary), I went to Maine a couple of times when I was living in New Brunswick in the '70s but haven't been anywhere else in the U.S. We're also going to see the Red Sox - I have been a fan of baseball since I was young and have never been to a Major League game (fortunately we have it on t.v. over here). It will be good to look round a model shop in the U.S. as car modelling is bigger over there than it is here (although it is growing here).
  5. Just a few thoughts on scale

    It might interest you to know that the UK is mainly Imperial - we use miles per hour on our roads and buy our beer and milk in pints. We are in a bit of confusion though as some measurements in the Highway Code are in metric and many things in supermarkets are as well (I think this may have come about from being part of the EU). This would explain why Airfix uses 1/32 if it is an easier scale to work with in Imperial.
  6. Model shops in or near Boston MA

    Hi Peteski, Thanks for your reply - it is good to have a second person recommend the same shop. Thanks for suggesting Hobby Emporium as well, I'll check their website. I had found Hobby Bunker by doing some Google searches but didn't get the right vibe from it so I am pleased that this forum has once again shown how helpful its members are.
  7. Model shops in or near Boston MA

    Thanks for the reply Jim - it is much appreciated!
  8. Model shops in or near Boston MA

    Hi Guys, I'm coming over from the UK for a short break in Boston next month. It would be great if someone could recommend a good model shop I can visit while I'm in the States. Thanks!!
  9. All 15 Varieties of 1932 Ford - Cabriolet - March 30

    Thanks for the comment on my two Deuces above. I was disappointed to hear that the Sports Coupe resin body is no longer available - should have got one when I had the chance.
  10. All 15 Varieties of 1932 Ford - Cabriolet - March 30

    Hi, I've been working my way through the Deuce body styles as well. I believe the AMT kits represent sectioned bodies, therefore I have a resin body from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland for when I build a Vicky. I'm going at it a slightly different way than your display with each of my builds representing a different build style, colour and engine. I'm sure I'll be checking on this thread again - lots of interesting facts and models will be appearing! Here are the Replica's '32 Cabriolet and Pickup that I have built:
  11. Peterbilt 359 Revell AG

    Nice Pete 359!
  12. Mack R685ST

    Very sharp!!
  13. TS-13 on Zero paints

    I've had problems using TS13 over Zero paints - even though it says its ok on their website. I also had an issue when I used decanted Tamiya spray paint and then used TS13 to clear it. Until I have some spare time to practice with different combinations of paint and TS13 on some scrap plastic I'm keeping away from it.
  14. Int 2500 Highway Plow with Sander

    Nice build - really captures the look of snow plows that I can remember from living in Canada.
  15. 1912 Model T Light Delivery

    I built a 1911 Touring by ICM which came with plated parts for the brass items. However, I used Alclad Polished Brass over their gloss black base and then protected the paint with Alclad ALC 600 Aqua Gloss. I left the windscreen and its supports as plated brass due to the thin nature of the supports to avoid breaking them when cleaning them up. As expected, most of the parts in the version reviewed this thread are similar to the one that I have built. Some of the parts are thin and are easy to break (the good news is that they respond well to liquid poly), the model can be fiddly to build but they look right which is the most important aspect of a model kit.