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Jim B

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  • Birthday 06/15/1968

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  • Scale I Build 1/25, 1/35

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  • Location Chittenango, NY
  • Full Name James Bongiovanni

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  1. Jim B added a post in a topic Honda Trail 70   

    Nicely done.
  2. Jim B added a post in a topic Tyrone Malone Papa Truck Questions   

    Good information, Håkan.  Thanks.  Do you know where one could get the correct dash for the AMT K100 Aerodyne?  I have a couple in the stash, and I'd like them to be correct.  Well, correct-ish, anyway.
  3. Jim B added a post in a topic GRAIN TRAILER   

    Very nice conversion of the Moebius van to a grain trailer.  Well done.
  4. Jim B added a post in a topic Tyrone Malone Papa Truck Questions   

    Yes, the 1976 Bicentennial Kenworths (both the W900 & K100) had gold frames & blue interiors.
  5. Jim B added a post in a topic Tyrone Malone Papa Truck Questions   

    Engine color is probably one of the biggest debates in the model truck community.  The short answer is : it depends; but this thread might help.  There is a good list on Page 2 with a very detailed list of engine colors:

    For frame colors, unless you're building a specific truck (like the Papa Truck), Gloss Black is a good default.  Transmissions are "usually" the same color as the frame, but not always.
    Interior colors really vary depending on the year of the truck.  Most of the AMT truck kits are 1970s vintage so interiors could be tan, brown, red, blue, etc.  More modern trucks (Moebius or Italeri), the interior would probably be gray.
    This site should help a lot: http://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/truck_brochures/
    For specific information on the Tyrone Malone Papa Truck, you might want to contact Håkan Persson.  He's our resident Tyrone Malone expert.
  6. Jim B added a topic in All the Rest   

    Bell OH-13H
    Here is an update on the progress on my Bell OH-13H Sioux that I started on 12 SEP 15.  This is the kit I'm starting with:

    I wanted to do it as a MASH helicopter, but the Revell kit is an H-13H, not the H-13D that was used in Korea.  I didn't know this at the time that I purchased the kit, so the Revell Marketing Department did their job in capitalizing on the popularity of the TV show "M*A*S*H".  I bought it to do a MASH helicopter, so it worked!
    For those of you who are unfamiliar with this kit, the framework of the main body is molded in one piece:

    Yes, it's molded way out of scale, but what are you going to do?  I was at the American Helicopter Museum in West Chester, PA, yesterday; and they have an H-13D in MASH colors.  I checked the main parts of the frame (while no one was looking) & they are about 1" in diameter.  The kit's scale out to about 2.1" in diameter.  I realize why Revell did this, though.  If they molded it in the correct diameter for 1/35 scale, the main support members would be 0.7mm & would be very weak.  Conversely, of they did the main structure in brass, the kit would be very expensive & probably wouldn't sell well.  Balance.
    Here is the Lycoming VO-435 engine (or at least it's supposed to be):

    Overview:

    Cockpit close-up (well sort of):

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  7. Jim B added a post in a topic Tiger 1   

    Nice looking Tiger.
  8. Jim B added a post in a topic Revell '66 Surburban shown at NNL-East!   

    Hey!  Me too.
  9. Jim B added a post in a topic 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package   

    I have managed to get some more work done on Sheriff.  Here is the completed dash with Best Model Car parts gauges & the radio from the Revell 1957 Ford Custom Police Car.

    If it ever warms up & stops raining (and I can get all of the flash off of the body); maybe I'll be able to get some paint on the body.
  10. Jim B added a post in a topic 1981 Kenworth K100   

    Nice details.
  11. Jim B added a post in a topic Revell '66 Surburban shown at NNL-East!   

    AL, that looks really nice.  It definitely looks possible.
  12. Jim B added a post in a topic Revell '66 Surburban shown at NNL-East!   

    So, how difficult would it be to convert this kit to a panel truck?
  13. Jim B added a post in a topic Model T farm truck   

    I like it.  Very well done.
  14. Jim B added a post in a topic Florida Highway Partol   

    Thanks.  Some serious fins on the Plymouth!  I'm guessing that there are kits out there for these cars?
  15. Jim B added a topic in General   

    Florida Highway Partol
    Can anyone tell me what type of cars is shown at 1:23 - 1:29 & 1:34 - 1:37 in the video below?
    Thanks.
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