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 1/32 Peterbilt 352 double bunk   

    Nice start.
  2. Jim B added a post in a topic Questions about builds on the following   

    I just measured the AMT LNT8000 frame, and I came up with a wheelbase of 152mm, and an overall length of 230mm.
  3. Jim B added a post in a topic Questions about builds on the following   

    It would be easier just to add the suspension from the Titan or Astro to the LN8000 frame, then trim it to length.  Presto! LNT8000.
  4. Jim B added a post in a topic WANTED: Modelhaus medium-duty truck tires / wheels X3   

    Strange.  They were open, I placed an order, & they took my money (ok, only $1; but still).
  5. Jim B added a post in a topic WANTED: Modelhaus medium-duty truck tires / wheels X3   

    Modelhaus has reopened their store.  Check them again.
  6. Jim B added a post in a topic What kind of builder are you?   

    I don't exactly "like" to glue mu fingers together, but it does seem to happen often!
  7. Jim B added a post in a topic Questions about builds on the following   

    You can use plastic tube, but it's a little bulky to hid behind the front bumper.
    Here is a shot of the tilted hood:

    Engine (prior to radiator brace being added):

    Interior:

    As to the build, it's just smooth application of rattle can paint & some aftermarket decals from a guy who is now out of business.
    PM me your address, and I'll send you the articles for detailing to hood & brake lines (didn't do that on this one).
    Here is the article I used to detail the Caterpillar 3208:
    http://public.fotki.com/modeltrucks25thscale/model_magazine_articles/car_modeller/cm09_sept_1991_cate/
  8. Jim B added a post in a topic What kind of builder are you?   

    What type of modeler am I?  Well, I'm just a kit assembler who's imagination & own ideas of his skill level tend to get beaten back down when reality sets in.  I have dreams that I can do things detail wise, but I'm usually just amazed at the end of a modeling session that all the parts are there, the frame is straight-ish, and most of the wheels touch the ground.
  9. Jim B added a post in a topic Questions about builds on the following   

    I built the LN8000 Short Hauler a couple of years ago.  No real problems that I remember, but I did shorten the frame a bit to get the box to sit closer to the cab as I wasn't using the exhaust stack.  Also, the hoods on the AMT Ford LN/LNT8000 kits are not hinged.  they can be hinged pretty easily though with some brass tubing & rod.  Here is my LN8000:

  10. Jim B added a post in a topic AMT White Freightliner COE Single Drive   

    Nice clean build.
  11. Jim B added a post in a topic California hauler with peerless log trailer   

    Fantastic details!  Very well done. 
    You should know that you need to extend the frame about 5ft from behind the rear duals in order to make the log trailer actually work.  It's kind of late in the project, I know, but with all the detail you're putting into your project, I thought you'd want to know.  I'll see if I can dig up some of the pics I have to show you what I'm talking about.
  12. Jim B added a post in a topic Eisbrenner Seagraves   

    Wow!  That really is an amazing transformation from that nondescript shell to those fantastic models!
  13. Jim B added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Custom Fire Chief's Car   

    Thanks, Michael.  The interior is just the decals from the kit over Tamiya Semi-Gloss Black.  The kit has the same "fabric" decals for the side panels as well.  I'll probably clear coat them before final assembly, though.
    Thanks, Dirk.  Like I mentioned, I don't know if it is 100% accurate; but it sure is colorful!
    It's really a very nice kit, and I'm enjoying the build.
  14. Jim B added a post in a topic Thunderbirds ! No, not cars   

    Should be interesting!
  15. Jim B added a post in a topic 1957 Ford Custom Fire Chief's Car   

    Thanks, Wayne.