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55pete351

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About 55pete351

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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location United States
  • Full Name Michael R Kapp

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  1. 55pete351 added a post in a topic Scratch frame rails   

    Plus one on KJ's method ! it has worked really well for me. I would like to try brass especially when using heavier resin parts. Is there any tutorials available?
  2. 55pete351 added a post in a topic 1:12 Scale Shelby GT350   

    Steve, keep up the great work on this kit ! I have one I bought years ago plus was given the yellow GT model from a fellow modeler who wasn't interested, It may be disproportionate in a lot of ways but it is still a cool model. I think all you have done really adds to this kit so keep going!! I know I will be watching to see what you do next.
  3. 55pete351 added a post in a topic 1:12 Scale: Are There Any American Muscle Cars You Like To See Kitted   

    I'm a Ford guy so the 67-8 & 69-70 Mustang fastbacks for me. I think if they even made one of each body style say a 67 & 69 the modeler would have the option to create several different models. If the aftermarket casters jumped in you could have a conversion for a 68 &70. Then all the Shelby options. Same way for the 67-69 Camaro/Firebird, 67-69 Chevelle, 68-70 Dodge Charger etc..
  4. 55pete351 added a post in a topic Where to find 1:18 Detail Upgrade and Accessory kits   

    Your welcome Ted. I forgot to mention Ebay too once in awhile custom made parts will pop up. Working on a model of my 1:1 68 Mustang fastback and needed a teardrop hood, happened upon one there but the cost and quality wasn't very good so I scratch built one. I cant believe no one has done photo etch for this scale- grilles, emblems, and trim would really make these model stand out. I'm researching the process with Shapeways and think it would be a great resource to get what you need plus make it available to other modelers. Anyone know of a photo etch supplier who would want to do detail kits??  Great idea to get a list together if I run across anything else I will be sure to post !
  5. 55pete351 added a post in a topic What size led,s to use as markerlights?   

    I wanted to ask if anyone has tried the fiber optic as lighting especially in the cab or on a trailer?? Leaning toward the SMD LEDs looks like they would be easier to position. The fiber optic doesn't look like it is too flexible. Any thoughts??
  6. 55pete351 added a post in a topic Where to find 1:18 Detail Upgrade and Accessory kits   

    I too have been looking for someone who supplies 1/18 parts. Shapeways has some nice drilled rotors and calipers, carburetors, drag type radial tires, race seats, rear axles just a few things I found on a search of there site. Hope this helps.
  7. 55pete351 added a post in a topic TAT 2017: 1987 Freightliner FLC   

    Thanks for the information, I will check their site and see if I can find the set #. Looking forward to seeing the wiring and plumbing progress. I have never tried to do this but would like to attempt it.
  8. 55pete351 added a post in a topic TAT 2017 build: Western Star Cabover update photos added 03/07/17   

    I missed that entirely..lol. I see it now that you pointed it out. Don't remember seeing to many of these in the day. Very cool project there, sounds like a lot more work than even scratch building the cabovers!
  9. 55pete351 added a post in a topic TAT 2017: 1987 Freightliner FLC   

    Great job on all the detailing and scratch building !! The Meng nut and bolt details are a great product and I think very easy to use. I started using them on a scratch built stretch frame for a Peterbilt project and am very happy with them. I wanted to ask about the open nuts are they Meng also?? These would make it easy to glue lines in for air hose plumbing.
  10. 55pete351 added a post in a topic TAT 2017 build: Western Star Cabover update photos added 03/07/17   

    Great to hear about all your progress Mark ! So 3 cabs, 1 will be the Monument Valley, 1 will be a Black Star ... What surprise do you have in store for us for the 3rd??
  11. 55pete351 added a post in a topic Race Trailers (Lift Gate in for Trailer "B" 03-08-2017)   

    JT excellent build on this trailer !! You really have this down and make it look easy, thanks for all the information. I'm glad I could contribute an idea that you would consider worthwhile to try. I got the inspiration form the Ford Cobra Caravan from the 60's. I'm a big Ford, Shelby, Peterbilt fan so I thought I would try to do a classic little window long wheel base with 6 car enclosed hauler full of expensive cars I will never be able to own!! Lol. You know the Reliable trucks are orange...right??
  12. 55pete351 added a post in a topic Race Trailers (Lift Gate in for Trailer "B" 03-08-2017)   

    JT, I have seen a couple of your completed trailers but never saw a build thread so I am excited to see this take shape. I have wanted to do a 6 car hauler like Reliable carriers for a long time maybe with a removable top. I have researched it a little and collected some kits - the Revell car transport and a couple of the different box vans - but unsure where to start.
  13. 55pete351 added a post in a topic TAT 2017 build: Western Star Cabover update photos added 03/07/17   

    Mark is the Black Star scheme an all black truck with a big silver star across the cab? Think that's what I remember anyways?? A good friend of mine told me its just as easy to build two as one so I say go for it!
  14. 55pete351 added a post in a topic TAT 2017 build: Western Star Cabover update photos added 03/07/17   

    I always loved the ads in my fathers Owner/Operators for the Western Stars when I was a kid especially this paint scheme. I had a White brochure my uncle got for me at a dealership but would have no idea where it went. Always love to follow your builds Mark, I learn something new every time!
  15. 55pete351 added a post in a topic Mini exotics Shelby   

    I actually used the AMT 68 Shelby as the base for my 67 conversion and it all fit very well. This has all got me curious about this conversion so I will have to do some digging through my stored kits and check it out. When the AMT 67 Shelby and Mustang came out I bought up a bunch because of all the kits I have of these cars I consider them the most accurate. You can really just spend a little time doing detail and paint and end up with an awesome model. My dad owned a 67 GT350 that he bought in 68 when he got out of the service. I found some pictures of it when I was a kid and it was all over for me!! I now own several 67-8 Mustangs (plus others...HaHa!!) one of which I am converting into a Shelby. Bill J is right the fiberglass and the finish on these cars was terrible at the time but I still say one of the coolest ever produced!!