Kit Basher

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  • Location Virginia
  • Full Name Hugh

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  1. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 71 duster 340..   

    I agree with all the above. Very nicely done!
  2. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    This is coming along great, Harry. I love the way you did the "burl" on the dash. If you ever want to play with some real wood veneer, just let me know. I have literally a ton of the stuff, and I would be happy to send some to you. Carry on! I'm looking forward to some more woodwork.
  3. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1971 Ford F350 Dump   

    That's awesome, Chuck! I have a 1:1 '89 F350 flatbed dumper with a plow, and I have been thinking about doing a model of it. You inspire me! (BTW, mine is painted white and is slowly reverting to its original green.)
  4. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Different clearance prices depending on which Michaels you go to   

    Thanks for the heads up. I picked up a '57 Chevy and a '69 Z-28 for $5.99 ea., and 2 Hemi Darts for $6.99 ea. They also had a '63 Impala, but I passed on that.
  5. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Pocher Rolls Sedanca   

    I spent the last few days going thru all 38 pages of this. Time well spent. The effort you have put into this, and the results you are getting, are simply amazing. Plus your writing style is humorous, informative, and entertaining. I've learned a lot from this thread and enjoyed reading it. Well done! I will be following the rest.
  6. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 13 yr old new here   

    Welcome aboard! It's nice to see some more young blood on here. It's mostly old guys like me, but we're always glad to help.
  7. Kit Basher added a post in a topic New look   

    I don't have to log in each time, but I have MCM forum as the home page on my browser. That might make a difference.
  8. Kit Basher added a post in a topic New look   

    Honestly, I can't really tell. It seems like everything is smaller, but that could be just an impression. I walked away for a little while, and it's hard to remember exactly what it  looked like before.
  9. Kit Basher added a post in a topic New look   

    I like it. It fills the screen on my laptop, is easier to read, and photos look better.
  10. Kit Basher added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    I am totally blown away. That engine is amazing! Chassis, firewall, interior, equally amazing. I know I am going to be impressed with the woodworking, as I was with the 1/16 model. You rock, Harry!
  11. Kit Basher added a post in a topic New take on an old trick; Tire Sanding Tool   

    Cool idea!
  12. Kit Basher added a post in a topic Tamiya LaFerrari   

    WOW! I'm glad you posted a WIP of this, it would be hard to appreciate all the work that went into it otherwise. Beautiful job!
  13. Kit Basher added a topic in Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials   

    Brakes
    One of my pet peeves with a lot of car models is that there are no brakes! You try to do a nice detailed chassis, and then you're stuck with toy wheels.

    I dug around in my parts box until I found a brake back. It had an arm attached to it:



    With some cutting and carving I ended up with this:



    I made a mold to make one copy of the kit brake, and then used that and the copy to make a two brake mold. Brake factory!



    Got Brakes!




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  14. Kit Basher added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I hope you have lots of display space for that B-52! I had one back in the day, and had to hang it from the ceiling. Nowhere else to put it.
  15. Kit Basher added a post in a topic A more appropriate question than How many kits do you have?   

    I am a total cheapskate. I mostly buy what I can find for peanuts. I have a few kits I paid retail for, but most of them are from yard sales, auctions, Ollies, or 40% at HL. For example, today I bought an AMT Prowler (open/started) for $1.00. Since I usually find them for $5 or less, I'm guessing I have spent $400.00 or so for my 60+ kits. What are they actually worth? Don't know, don't care. If I want to build something, I got plenty to choose from.