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RickRollerLT1

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About RickRollerLT1

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  • Birthday 02/18/1993

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24th,1/25th

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    New York
  • Full Name
    Richard Manri

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  1. Bugatti EB110

    In between work and life, I haven't managed to get very much done within the past few years. One most recently finished in the midist of all is this Revell Monogram kit (which seems to be a re boxed Revell Germany offering going by the multi color piece and the 1992 Revell AG copyright). This one was purchased in a club mtg auction for a tenner sealed in September and looked like a nice kit with hardly any flash and the quad turbo V12 pulled me in! However, it has serious, and I MEAN serious warping issues and with the blu body parts being so brittle that any slight hard twist back into the right shape always cracked. This one required a lot of trimming of the chassis/interior parts in addition to careful bending and filling of warped body sections, which took about a month to do all that before it was ready for paint. Almost OOB build with the exception of swapping out the 1930's like multi-spokes for 5 spokes from a SVT Mustang Cobra. I found the Bugatti blue a bit boring and dated, so on went Tamiya Clear Red over Rustoluem aluminum cleared with Pledge. IDK if the motor is supposed to be off center if the 1:1 is like that, or could be due to atrocious warping or bad kit design.
  2. Revell 77' Firebird Smokey and the Bandit * Lots of pics*

    Noice goin!! Good luck at the LIARS Show with your tribute entry. Wish I could be there but soooooooooooooooo busy with things now its crazy and i have to go in to work tomorrow and study for a music test hardly any time to do much. However, I should be at this thurs mtg so see ya there.
  3. 2018 Cannonball Run CBP - Completed Racers

    Here's my 2JZ powered 98 Firebird:
  4. Revell '69 Nova small tire drag car

    Nice work! Can't wait to see it in person later on tonight!
  5. 1998 Ford Mustang Super Stallion

    Thanks. Yeah, haven't been able to get any outside photos due to the constant rain otherwise I would've.
  6. 1998 Ford Mustang Super Stallion

    I know the one you're talking about as it's in the "Create FX" glitter line, which I avoid as some ppl who used it says it dries flat and textured and sanding won't cut it. This is the one I used, purchased from Hobby Lobby I'm aware that one has larger flakes and compared to the larger Rustoluem Color Shift cans I used to get at Lowes. I thought it was mislabeled as it looks like a metal flake British Racing Green, but then I found out that the colorshifting only shows up in certain points of light but is much harder to see than the Rustoluem version. Ether way, i'm stil happy with the color even if it's mostly dark met green (don't have many builds in that color).
  7. Getting really glued in windows out

    Depends on how badly the clear pieces were "melted" together to the mounting joints. If they aren't too welded in and can somewhat move or bend around, i'd try the mineral spirits method as the Ziploc freezing bag trick sometimes works and sometimes doesn't (usually good for getting parts with weak joints and chromed pieces, or if the builder used the blue non toxic stuff). Worst case scenario is that you'd have to get new glass, but the good news is that these kits are common and you could easily snag a started or incomplete kit next to nothing for it.
  8. 1998 Ford Mustang Super Stallion

    Revell kit mostly OOB, but had some simplified bits (which are actually carry overs from the snap-tite Shinoda Boss kit) swapped out with guts from the '99 Cobra. Front suspension was missing springs and shocks, so that and IRS came from the 99. However, while the interiors are the same sans small differences in door panels and seats, the SS's chassis had to be swapped with the Cobra's as the former had indents that were meant for the solid rear axle setup and wouldn't work with the IRS. My kit despite being sealed, had a horribly deformed (short shot?) steering wheel, so I found a replacement parts one from what appears to be a Monogram '70 Mustang Boss. The one off 5.4 DOHC engine (just DOHC heads on a SOHC truck 2 valve motor, which is different than the 4.6) while somewhat simplified and based on the 5.0 in the Shinoda Boss, was used as is considering you won't see much of it with the supercharger and all. However, the '99 Cobra's exhaust had to have the tips trimmed so it would not interfere with the body-to-frame fit frame and also had the tranny cross-member at a different place and shape and wouldn't work with the 5.4. So out went that and in came the brace from the Super Stallion chassis that was cut and placed to aprox it's original location. Paint is Testors Color Shift Emerald Turquoise cleared with Pledge. Color looks like a metal flake British Racing Green in the pics, though in certain lighting you can see somewhat of a shift to Blue.
  9. 2018 Cannonball Run

    It's finish!
  10. Build info Finished 8/11! Thread exclusive group pics with prior F-body builds
  11. Update 8/10: we're at the home stretch baby! Added mesh in the vents I opened up (I did the side vents as well but in the mock up pic they're kinda hard to see). Got the ride height to where it plans to be. Just need to adjust some things and add a few bobs and bits and we'll be finish!
  12. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Once again, lack of updates due to life and such and apologies for the slightly messy work area. In this update report however, we're at the home stretch baby! Added mesh in the vents I opened up (I did the side vents as well but in the mock up pic they're kinda hard to see). Got the ride height to where it plans to be. Just need to adjust some things and add a few bobs and bits and we'll be finish!
  13. Opel GT - Quad 4 Turbo

    I do agree the tires seem a bit large, but those were the only ones that the Camaro rims and the backings would fit on without sticking out from the tire. I originally had more larger wheels from Integra spare parts planned, but the only tires that fit those were the super skinny ones that came with it and made it look more like a donk lowrider. I decided for a mini muscle look and the large profile tire with the small wheel size does work better for the Opel.
  14. hobby lobby

    Earlier I went to the LHS near Hobby Lobby in Bayshore and picked up a can of Tamiya Clear Red. Then made a stop at that HL to look for more $7.49 kits, and in a bizarre case whatever clearance kits left that were on the shelves got strangely brought back to 29.99 MSRP??? And what's even weirder was in the actual clearance section in the back of the store, there were still 3 Revell 914s marked $7.49. Whats up with that????