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About RickRollerLT1

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  • Birthday 02/18/1993

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  • Location New York
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  1. RickRollerLT1 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell 65 Chevy Impala "Red Rusty"
    So I'm working on a Revell '66 Impala to be built in the style of my Lime Green '65 and wanted another set of the Foose wheels to keep the build style in tradition to the '65. So I got another Foose '65 for real, put the custom wheels aside in the '66 box and brainstormed ideas for the 2nd '65. I was going to make it a gasser Impy or slapping some mags and painting it baby blue of some sort, but then I saw the rear glass came broken in half in the bag and then I had this odd idea come over me and stumbled upon some rust bucket impalas upon a photo search for some inspiration. This is also my very first rusting, "junking", and weathering attempt along with simulating a "broken" glass, and although not to extreme levels I think it came out good considering just getting sloppy for the hell of it and messing around with Testors rust paint and oxide red primer. Mostly OOB, body paint is Rustoluem Gloss Red as an approximation for 1965 Chevrolet Ralley Red, and the frame is mist coated sears red oxide primer (which is a very close rust color if applied in certain coats).

    '55 F-100 Custom Hauler carrying this sorry SOS

    Paired with my LIme Green '65

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  2. RickRollerLT1 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    AMT Datsun 280ZX Turbo reissue question
    To those who have the 2017 reissue, does it still have the custom parts from the Matchbox street machines issue (which was also carried over to the 1996 AMT/Ertl issue) or is it truly based off the stock config of the very 1st release? Not a big deal if it doesn't since I already got both the Street Machine and 1996 issues all for the same MSRP of the new reissue, but since the new  box doesn't mention a custom version nor a parts tree layout, i'm curious...
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  3. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Foose Cadillac   

    Just came back from picking this up, I can report the A-pillars on mine are prefect and the glass stood intact as well. The roof/top is slightly warped near the front but nothing a bit of bending will fix.
  4. RickRollerLT1 added a topic in Under Glass   

    '78 Mazda RX-7 #1 FINISHED - "Shockwave" Turbo
    This was the 1st one I was working on between http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/124820-78-rm-mazda-rx7-1-first-posted-wip-in-a-while/, which i've yet to make any further updates on due to life and what not.
    This has the Cafe Racer add-ons and extra. Mods include replacing the molded suspension springs and shocks with finer ones from the spares box, along with lowering and adjustments to the ride hight. Wheels are from the '77 Monte Snapper and tires from the PL 2004 GTO and disc brakes are from the spares. Engine is the rotary 12A with a custom built turbo setup made from a big azz truck turbine and exhaust pipe scraps, going to a radiator/intercooler modified from a 94 Mustang with an air filter from the spares. Exhaust is mostly stock with some tweaking and a new muffler. Paint is Tamiya TS-53 Deep Metallic Blue over Rustoluem Aluminum, cleared with Future, and the interior is Testors flat tan with flat black dash and accents.


    Shot of turbo from underside

    Sorry for the slightly grainy pics and whatnot, that's what my S5 takes and i'm in the process of getting some white background for a neater photo environment.
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  5. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic '65 Impala "Foose"   

    Its only just new "Foose" designed wheels and an air cleaner . Otherwise, its just a stock 65 Impy like the 67 Charger and 68 Firebird in the line (the Ford F100 and Caddy are totally custom designs).
  6. RickRollerLT1 added a topic in Under Glass   

    '65 Impala "Foose"
    First posted under glass in a while, more will come now that the site has unlimited photo storage (I guess Photobucket's ransom was a blessing in disguise).
    Revell '65 Chevy Impala Foose edition almost OOB, with the exception of exhaust pipe tips, one mirror and no door handles for a "suicide" door look. Paint is Tamiya TS-52 Candy Lime Green coated with Future floor wax, and interior is Rustoluem Satan Tan dulled with flat clear (it was way, way too glossy). 

    Sorry for the messy work display and all, but I hope some of you enjoy!
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  7. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Anyone Build The Tamiya Acura NSX?   

    If you find one, make sure yours isn't warped around the roof. One I bought was brand new sealed and looks as if some ghost sat on the roof. 
  8. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Wanted, Camaro glass   

    If you find a parts MPC 82 or newer, that would be another option as those are real cheap.
  9. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic 06/ 08 Mustang GT body and 69 Shelby GT500 hood   

    How much of the body do you need complete? I may have a couple of painted bodies, but I don't know what your preference is?
  10. RickRollerLT1 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '78 R/M Mazda RX7 (#1) - First posted WIP in a while...
    Know about the whole Photobucket thing and I never liked that service much anyway, so now I can post directly on the forum 
    Anyway, here's 1/2 RX7s i'm working on on top of everything else on my plate. One is mostly the Cafe Racer with a big a$$ turbo and some other upgrades, and its already painted Tamiya Deep Blue Peril (will post that one later). This one is getting further body adjustments (opened up the headlight to put in some clear ones with sliver backing), suspension upgrades, and a 2005 GTO LS1 with a supercharger from the spares box. 
    Note this may not be to everyone's taste, and this isn't some 100% perfect show stopping contest build, but a fun build.

    Color is undecided for this one, so stay tuned!
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  11. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic MPC 1975 Datsun Pickup   

    Welp, its a good thing I waited on the Monster Truck flipnose reissue, because the stock config looks cooler and would go well with the 240 and 280zs in my stash being out of place.
  12. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic NNL East and the most wanted list!   

    I put down a few on that list when I was at NNL East:
    97 Camaro SS and Firebird Firehawk tools from their existing f-body mold
    The "ghost" Honda CRX that got canceled but the whole tool supposedly completed 
    GMC Syclone and Chevy S10 Wave Rider reissues
    New tools like a 94' RX7 2 in 1 and Supra 2 in 1 with a stock option if possible
    And reissues of stuff like the Subrau WRX, 93 Civic (good F&F fodder), 99 Civic Hatch. I know these aren't to everyone's tastes, but the latter are stuff that wouldn't cost a lot to shoot up since they were fairly recent. I talked with Ed Saxton about the 78' RX7 release date and what happened with the planned NSX reissue. He said they looked into putting it out in the F&F line to replicate the car from one of the recent entries, but dropped those plans before release (which sounds like the movie car, while almost stock, had custom bits and wouldn't justify the cost in retooling given it wouldn't be a hot seller). I asked him if Revell would explore reissuing it in the "performance" line since other imports like the RX7 and Miata are in it, he said "Absolutely!", so we'll see what happens.
  13. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic Revell Q2/Q3 Flyer   

    The Miata is nice to see again... Guess someone at Revell was listening.
  14. RickRollerLT1 added a post in a topic AMT Datsun 280ZX Turbo   

    Wonder if it'll still include the custom option (body kit, ducktale wing, etc) from Matchbox Street Machine issue, which was also carried over to the 1990s reissue?
    Since the MPC Datsun monster truck is out, lets hope the 82 Celica isn't too far down the line.