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Taxdude

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  • Location Saline, MI
  • Full Name Fred Farrand

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  1. Taxdude added a post in a topic A pair of Bugatti Type 50B engines   

    Very impressive.
  2. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    Well tax season is in full swing and therefore building time is much more difficult to find time.  But some work has been accomplished.  The chassis is starting to come together.  The paint has been laid down and just color sanded, these were race cars and didn't have the shiniest of paint.  But the hood needs to be repainted.  I have also made most of the items that will be in the back of the Del Rio.  Cardboard box, toolbox and wooden crate with parts in it.  I also found a site where there is a million thing that are 3D printed  https://www.shapeways.com/shops/3d-model-specialties?section=1%2F25+Scale&s=0&page[number]=2&page[limit]=48&page[order]=asc
    Here I found 1/24 scale WWII jerry cans which are incredible.






  3. Taxdude added a topic in Wanted!   

    Del Rio parts
    Hi All,
    I'm looking for a pair of exterior door handles from the new '57 Del Rio wagon.  
    Need them for a 4 door conversion. 
    Thanks, 
    Fred
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  4. Taxdude added a post in a topic Ferrari challenge update   

    Very nice.  I built a similar one a few years ago.  Nice kit goes together without any drama.

  5. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    Got a little more work done.  Little Offy motor is incredible.  Added plug wires, carb linkage, fuel lines and radiator hose clamps .  Wheels and tires are from RMCoM.  Painted to resemble aged magnesium, also added studs to the center hubs.



  6. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    7 shades of Alclad applied to various bits.  I love this stuff.  Now it is set aside to dry and then some assembly can start in the near future.
  7. Taxdude added a post in a topic 1929 Model A Roadster ArtDeco/Coachbuilt/Streamliner   

    Very impressive.  I might just have to go back to Legos.
     
  8. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    Quick little update.  Modified the hood of the midget to have the fairing at the bottom of the windshield.  Still need another lite coat of filler to complete the contour.  Also removed the louvers.
    Made a heat shield for the exhaust.  This will be mounted even with the cockpit.  Also made a couple of taillights for the trailer out of an MV lens and some aluminum tubing.
    The rest of the car is in primer or has had a coat of black prior to various shades of Alclad.
    Trying to get as much done as possible before tax season.

  9. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    Thanks Tim and no pressure. 
  10. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    It is the Revell kit that you can get with either a Offy or a flathead V8-60.  It is an awesome kit.
  11. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    That is my goal.  Trying to keep it simple so....
  12. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   


    The body is by Morgan Automotive Detail.  Besides the body you get a front bench seat and new front to back interior panels.  The quality of the casting is just as good as RMCoM, better than Modelhaus.
  13. Taxdude added a post in a topic Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update   

    Did a little work on the midget.  If you haven't ever built one do it.  It is an awesome kit but you must dechrome the whole thing for a better build.
    I modified the front and rear nerf bars by adding bars to each.  The kit rear is missing the middle bar that most ran with.  The front bar's were often modified by the owners.
    I also added the deflector bars onto the rear 4-bars.  Why Revell didn't include these I don't know.
    The dash was scratch built as the Offy had a 3 gauge panel and the kit  piece has an extra hole.  Cell phone pictures suck, sorry.
     


  14. Taxdude added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Kurtis midget and tow vehicle--Slight Update
    Ok since i finished all of one model last year I thought that I would triple my output in 2017.  Going for a weekend racer and his midget.  Tow vehicle will be a 4 door Ford wagon, single color paint for a basic family wagon, trunk area will have tool box and other race day needs..  I have modified the trailer with a front fairing and longer ramps.  Also added a full frame to the trailer.  The midget will be Offy powered with a resin nose, paint will be red and black with a local sponsor.





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  15. Taxdude added a post in a topic I Only finished one in 2016!   

    I only finished one as well.  Same kit.