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About Toner283

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  • Birthday 05/24/1977

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  • Location Arthur, Ontario, Canada
  • Full Name Chris Tone

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  1. Toner283 added a post in a topic X-Acto with an LED Light built in - Hobby Lobby   

    I guess that could be considered looking on the bright side of things. ☺
  2. Toner283 added a post in a topic No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe   

    The Woody was never released in stock form. It was always a hot rod. Other the wheel and tire changes and the addition of a few extra parts such as the deuce grill/shell and the large diameter wheels in the last issue, it has remained remarkably the same as it was when it was first issued. But you are right, the stock parts will exchange on to it as it is built on the same basic architecture as the coupe, the cabriolet, and the tub.
    A couple of interesting things to note about the coupe and the cabriolet - they were both originally part of the 6n1 kit. That appears to be one of the reasons why the coupe roof was removable. The same lower body section could be used with the Cabriolet door tops and windshield posts. When monogram split the coupe and the cabriolet into two different kits they the tooled up a second set of fenders for the coupe with no spare tire wells in the front fenders. It is my belief that they also tooled up a new lower body section to go with the new fenders for the coupe as well. IMO I think this is why the door lines do not quite line up on one side of the coupe kit now. On the original 6n1 kit that I have looked at,  the door lines do line up properly. 
  3. Toner283 added a post in a topic What are the differences between AMT 39/40 Ford Tudor sedan kits?   

    I have found that removing one razor saw blade width at the middle of the back of the fender unit makes that annoying gap disappear. 
  4. Toner283 added a post in a topic No love for the 1/24th scale Model A coupe   

    I'll play too. Stock height coupe early 50's style.

  5. Toner283 added a post in a topic Haulin   

    If you had an understanding and an appreciation of how much work and how much fine tuning it takes to make a race car stick to the corners wide open like that you might not dismiss it so easily. A lot of cars carrying that much speed and momentum into the corner would slide right up the track and try to smash a hole through the outside wall. It takes a very well set-up car and a very skilled driver to make a race car go around the track like that.
  6. Toner283 added a post in a topic Site is loading topics slow   

    I'm having the same issues Mark. Some topics will stall my browser completely (Chrome). I have to refresh the screen to clear it up.
  7. Toner283 added a post in a topic Revell '30 Model A Ford parts by R&MCoMD   

    Heck yeah! Now we are cooking with fire. That firewall looks great. I'm in for at least 3.
  8. Toner283 added a post in a topic Will we see other G-body cars after the 83 Hurst Olds?   

    The nascar spec cars were also produced for the Monte Carlo. Google "Monte Carlo Aerocoupe" and it will pop up. Same back window as the Pontiac 2+2 but IMO less overinflated looking.
  9. Toner283 added a post in a topic Monogram 1/8th Scale Drag T   

     I would love to see this one reissued. Would love to build one of each engine option and line them up in a case. 
  10. Toner283 added a post in a topic Will we see other G-body cars after the 83 Hurst Olds?   

    Hopefully it will sell well enough for Revell to tool up a G body Malibu. I own several and would love to build them in scale but finding decent resin ones is difficult and costly.
  11. Toner283 added a post in a topic Danny Thompson on CNN   

    With a 405ish average on a 392 mph record, he didn't just break the record, he smashed it completely. Usually records are raised by small increments 2, 3, 5 mph etc. To raise it by 10 mph is no small feat. Big congratulations to Danny are in order. 
  12. Toner283 added a post in a topic Amt lil red express.   

    Hey Andre, google image "1978 dodge truck". There are a bunch of pictures of the big towing mirrors. As far as I know the kit has the wrong mirrors in it. All LRE trucks had the small sport mirrors from the factory.
    As far as mounting the big mirrors, if it was me I would pin them to the model so they would stay put. Ideally you would drill the holes for the pins before painting the cab. It can be done after painting, it is just a bit more stressful. A small piece of low tac painters tape will allow you to mark the locations for the holes before drilling and should not harm the paint as long as it has cured pretty well.
  13. Toner283 added a post in a topic Looking for teardrop headlamps for 1930 Packard   

    Are you looking for tear drop shaped lenses or housings? Not sure exactly what you are asking. If you are after different sized housings, check out the new revell 29 ford roadster kit. 3 different sized sets of headlights in that kit. Or the many times reissued revell 32 ford series. 2 different sizes of headlights in those. 
  14. Toner283 added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   

    I hope that some of those pictures and measurements are helpful. If anyone needs any other detail shots or specific measurements,  just let me know and I will get you what you need. It may take me a couple of days though. The car is not stored at my house.
  15. Toner283 added a post in a topic First in-depth look - Revell's new '30 Model A Chopped Five Window Coupe kit...   

    Keep in mind when looking at the pictures of the firewall in this car that the firewall has been flipped 180 degrees. This was done to allow more room for the engine. This is not necessarily a common modification but a well-known trick in Model A circles to gain about 5 inches of engine room. The trade-off is that you lose 5 inches of cabin space.
    And to make people really scratch their heads, after the main firewall was flipped I cut the center section of it out and flipped it back to its original orientation. This was done so that the strengthening ribs are facing in the right direction. I enjoy watching hot rod guys and Model A guys looking at the firewall and discussing just exactly what I have done to it to make it look the way it does.
    Couple of progress pics of the firewall reconstruction. First shot is of a stock firewall before any modifications.