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About DanR

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    MCM Avid Poster
  • Birthday 05/29/1967

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  • Scale I Build
    1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Full Name
    Dan Ricchezza
  1. 1/4 scale Dodge engine

    Dave - the builder came down from Canada. That's all I know about him, but I'm with you - when I saw it on the table, I felt like it could be dropped into a small car and fired right up!
  2. Embarrassment happens...

    James - I'm actually using it to paint tank tracks. I found one of those World of Tanks kits at Hobby Lobby discounted to about $12 so I grabbed it as a fun distraction. I also found a bunch of old Fine Scale Modelers (and Scale Auto, Plastic Fanatic, and Tamiya Model Magazine) for 50 cents each and one guy did his tracks with Floquil weathered black and rust highlights and I liked the way they looked. I'll most likely highlight with gunmetal instead. And, on that note, I'm mostly a car guy, but I have been reading thru these non car magazines at the gym and I have to say, they do two things: 1) they give you ideas for things you can do to your car models, and 2) they really make building a plane or a tank look like a lot of fun!
  3. Embarrassment happens...

    Thanks Snake, I grabbed a couple of bottles of the Grimy Black so I'm good. I just felt like an idiot for not knowing... the weird thing is I could swear I saw a rack of Floquil at this shop the last time I was there, but it was probably just some fever dream brought on by too much Testors glue and peyote.
  4. Embarrassment happens...

    Ha ha ha, no problem! The guy who answered was hilarious. As soon as I said Floquil, he literally screamed into the phone "Nooo!!! They don't make that anymore." I went to the shop later and he was a grumpy looking old codger, so I gave him a pass. I respect my elders, even if they're a little impatient at times!
  5. Embarrassment happens...

    When you call a local hobby shop for Floquil weathered black and find out Floquil paints disappeared from shelves 3 or 4 years ago! Nice to see I'm keeping up with the times. But they did have Testors Grimy Black, which is an acceptable alternative.
  6. Has anyone heard of The Sales Shack?

    I just bought something - $8.45 for Priority shipping! Very reasonable when you consider how low some of the kit prices are!
  7. Some other models from this show. It was a small show with about 100 entries, but there were some very nice builds on display.
  8. Now that I'm in Ohio, Wayne, NJ is too far away. Have fun everyone!
  9. This was on display at the Cincinnati Auto Replicas Model Car Club show... I really enjoyed the builder's ability to make it look so realistic in such a large scale.
  10. The price is higher than normal and the kit may turn out to not be perfect, but if I can build a reasonable approximation of the 77 Olds without having to buy a resin body and a donor kit, I'm fine. Most of my builds are only ever seen by me and everything under the body is largely hidden. I appreciate the effort that Salvino is making to give us never produced kits. I'm willing to allow for some growing pains and support a new initiative for that reason alone. Just my two cents.
  11. Long shot parts request - Hard Hat Hauler

    Yes, I know, but I was hoping I could sneak it in here where it might get more views.
  12. I found this kit this past weekend for $10 because it's missing the back tires and wheels. Before I seek out replacements, I figured I'd take a chance on someone having them. The kit is 1/20 scale and the tires are probably about 1.5 to 2 inches across. If u can help, let me know. Thanks!!