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Kit Basher

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About Kit Basher

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  • Location Virginia
  • Full Name Hugh

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  1. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Lamborghini Miura?   

    Thanks for the replies, guys. I bought the Hasegawa kit. Now I just need to get around to building it!
  2. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Nacho Z's hobby room   

    Really nice, John, except you need more kits!
  3. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Unimog   

    Thanks, Mark!
  4. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Unimog   

    I have been slowly pecking away at this thing. The chassis is done, and most of the cleanup for the bed, salt spreader, cab and interior. The next step is installing the opening doors, a first for me. We'll see if they end up glued shut.
    The tires are hollow and really thin, so I put a piece of foam pipe insulation inside each tire.

    Here is the rolling chassis.

  5. Kit Basher added a post in a topic RTV custom made mold speakers   

    WARNING!  Casting can be addictive. Those look great, have fun!
  6. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Harry Pristovnik   

    I can't offer any advice, but would like to add my condolences. It is a testament to your father's character that so many people who never met him, have tremendous respect and admiration for him. Like others, I only knew him through his words and pictures on a screen, but he was always generous and honest, and his models are of the highest quality. He also seemed to have a bit of a sneaky/wacky sense of humor. He made me laugh many times. He will be greatly missed, but always remembered.
  7. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 48 Power Wagon Carryall   

    That's cool! I've never seen that body style before. Nice job!
  8. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Lamborghini Diable GT   

    Lean and mean!  Great job!
  9. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1982 Unimog U 1200 Snow Plow & Salt Spreader   

    Thanks, Thomas! I wondered about those tires, they are very thin. I am thinking about putting some foam pipe insulation inside them before I put the wheels in.
    I am enjoying this kit, it is challenging but fun. I also enjoy seeing your wonderful model, great job!
  10. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1982 Unimog U 1200 Snow Plow & Salt Spreader   

    I am currently building this kit and have a WIP in the "On the Workbench" section. If you have any advice or information about the kit or the 1:1 vehicle, it would be most appreciated. I hope mine comes out as nice as yours. I was thinking about painting mine "Industrial Yellow", now I'm afraid I'll be called a copycat!
  11. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Unimog   

    Thanks, Mike, that helps a lot. In the photos I have seen, it looks like the interior sheet metal is body color, black dash and seats. Sort of green/gray for the engine. The kit instructions call for tan seats (leather?), but I have not seen a reference for that yet.
    It definitely looks like the ultimate "go anywhere" machine!
     
    That's a bummer. I almost sounds like the kit was tampered with. The wheels should have been on the parts tree. The tires were in a separate bag, so could have been left out. Maybe Revell would replace them?
    It is a detailed kit and challenging but fun. I am making some progress and should have a rolling chassis with engine soon.
  12. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Unimog   

    Thanks, Mark. The tires are hollow and were stuck together and slightly deformed when I opened them. I have them temporarily on the wheel and I hope they will come back into shape. They are cool tires, I might make a resin copy of them for some other project.
  13. Kit Basher added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Unimog
    I'm working on this kit.

    I'm posting this WIP hoping folks who know more about this vehicle than I do can help me with detailing it. This kit might be a piece of cake for real modellers, but it's pretty challenging for me. There are 64 pieces in this chassis alone.

    Based on the images I'm finding online, everything on the chassis is black. That's OK, if kinda boring. Does anyone know if there are any other finishes on a 1:1 Unimog chassis?
     
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  14. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1/24 US COAST GUARD BELL with helicopter tug   

    That looks great!  I would also like to hear more about how you did the conversion. I have this kit, and would like to build it as a Medevac unit.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
  15. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Ferrari Enzo (Revell)   

    Nice job, Dominik!  This proves that sometimes Ferraris look better when they're not red!