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  1. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    A little more frame work.

  2. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    A couple frame subassemblies and the engine.



  3. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    If you like the subject matter Joe, I'd highly recommend you try one of the Tamiya kits. 
    For me they are like modeling candy. 
    As fiddly as they may look, they are exceptionally well engineered and surprisingly sturdy.  If you take your time they are a blast to build.
  4. Scale-Master added a post in a topic Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)   

    I followed the color mixing instructions for the pipe color, used X-11 for the chrome bands and made decals for the mufflers by spraying flat aluminum on clear decal paper.

  5. Scale-Master added a topic in All the Rest   

    Bimota Tesi 1D (Ducati 906)
    Another Tamiya cycle, but this one is a little different compared to most of the other kits I’ve built from the line.  It has suede-like material for the seat for one thing, and a few more metal parts than the others too.  The latter is likely due to the unique steering/suspension set up.
    It also looks like many parts are molded as one piece so a good amount of hand/detail painting is in order before too much assembly can commence.  The painting instructions appear to be comprehensive as well.
    I decided to focus on clean up and painting most of the parts prior to assembling it and just put them in the lid as I went along.


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  6. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’53 Chevy Panel Gasser   

    Take a look at the WIP, there's a list of things I had to fix.  It is an old tool with many fit and continuity issues.
  7. Scale-Master added a topic in Under Glass   

    ’53 Chevy Panel Gasser
     
    Built in five days from cracking the shrink wrap to putting the last parts on it.
    The tri-shade Camo was airbrushed and hand inked and the kit provided the decals.  Straight out of the box.
    WIP Thread: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/115133-’53-chevy-panel/





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  8. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’53 Chevy Panel   

    Thanks Guys!
    For the windshield I just trued the opening a little, more like taking the waviness out of the edges.  Then I just trimmed the clear to fit.   The wind wings are the worst part of the fit, and the sections that connect them to the windshield need to be trimmed the most.  It is still a loose fit and while I planned to fill the gaps with canopy glue, I decided it is on par with the overall fit of the rest of the model so I let it go.
     
    The instructions provide a template to cut out the rear wheel wells, but I was inspired by the Highboy look from the old Revell '54 Chevy box art.

    And flipping the axle to the other side of the springs was also the easier way to deal with it.
     
     
     
  9. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’53 Chevy Panel   

    Up on its wheels…

  10. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’53 Chevy Panel   

    Thanks Joe.
     
    The glass is in.  The wheels and tires are done.  The engine and chassis, (such as they are…) are finished.  The interior is done and the inner panels are installed too, except for the shifter that went MIA after I painted it last night.  I guess I’ll just make one from a shirt pin like we used to do when this was a new kit.

  11. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’53 Chevy Panel   

    I'm having fun with it Pete, but then I didn't set the bar as high as you did on yours...
     
    I’m going for a worn looking interior to a certain degree.  The wood flooring has been distressed and the front section grungy’d up.

  12. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’53 Chevy Panel   

    Thanks guys!
    I'm going OOB and curbside on it.  At least with the doors molded in it is easier to deal with.  I am mounting the rear axle a little differently than called out to jack up the rear a little so I didn't have to cut out the rear wheel wells.
    I have built a couple of them before, in fact I built this one for the box art photos:

    I'm wondering if it is the same model used on the side panel of this kit (the lower one) with the silver and graphics Photoshopped onto it.
     
  13. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’98 Corvette   

    Harry, you might be amazed at how affordable used Corvettes are and how well maintained many are.  I'll have a hard time getting near the 10 grand mark for mine even with the history on it and the fact that everything works and it is well under a 100K mileage car.
    C4's in very nice shape are easy pickings at 5K all day long.   I know several people who have bought sound C4's for 3 grand, and a couple for even less.  17 MPG around town, 30+ on the highway, and you don't need premium, (although I use it).
    Even C6's had a significant price drop in recent times. 
     
    And thanks again all.  Very kind comments.
  14. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’98 Corvette   

    Thanks guys! 
    It is a very comfortable car with enough performance to satisfy most people, especially as a basic transportation vehicle, and it gets very decent mileage. 
    Surprisingly they are not as expensive to own as many people are led to believe, especially if you can turn your own wrenches.  Now tires are pricy compared to most other cars, part of why I keep the traction control on... 
  15. Scale-Master added a post in a topic ’53 Chevy Panel   

    Thanks John!
    All the body decals have been applied, unless I change my mind…