455 Rocket

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About 455 Rocket

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  • Scale I Build 1/24, 1/25

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  • Location Concord, CA
  • Full Name Craig Hirsch

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  1. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Mayflower Chevy Titan and trailer   

    Another awesome build. Craig
  2. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic 8 lug truck wheels? and NOT dually's.   


    I had one of those MPC 4x4 Dodge kits. The tires were 1/20th scale street tires. The Dessert Dog Offroad tires on the Fall Guy pick up will fit on these rims. My only worry about sleeving them would be the centers would be too large. Craig
  3. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic 1971 Olds Delta 88   


    Probably the same year Impala kit for a chassis and the Johan 70 442, AMT 69 442 or Hurst/Olds kits have big block Olds engines.
  4. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Any1 still making a 70 442 W30 hood??   

    I just received these exact pieces from them this week. Very nice product. Craig
  5. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic reflective tape   

    Spaulding Trading and Shipping has it for $6. Easy to use product. Craig

    STS
  6. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Question   

    This is a snap tite Peterbilt by Revell and the transporter is by Revell of Germany. The truck is currently available, but I think the trailer is out of production, but they have been on e-bay. Craig
  7. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Ford LN8000   


    I didn't paint the L8000, but I did paint the FORD lettering. I believe there is someone that's producing the lettering as a decal, but I can't recall who.
  8. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Ford LN8000   

    Looks good with the chrome grill and rims. If you go with painted rims I'd find some 2 hole Budds. Craig
  9. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic A Trashy Peterbilt   

    I agree with everyone else. Your trucks always look fantastic. Did you have the cab copied for future use?
  10. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic 1972 J. Flintstone El Camino   

    You could probably add a small piece of red sprue from another kit to fill the space between the 68 lens and the 72 bucket. You can also get them from the Modelhaus. They have them for the 69 EC $2.50.
  11. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Mack DM Triaxle Mixer WIP New Photos (5-8-08) Almost Done   


    Bill, this is exactly what I have planned, but with only 2 drive axles. You should make your own post. Nice looking build.
  12. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic 1972 J. Flintstone El Camino   

    With regards to the tail lights, they are different. Look at the black 68 in the picture. You'll see small pieces of trim that connect the tail lights to the bed trim. The 69-72's don't have this. GM added reflectors to the rear and widened the tail light bucket to accomodate them. On a 1/25th scale model you may not notice the difference, but on the 1:1 you do. The front fenders on 70-72 Chevelles and EC's are different. The Chevelles have a body line in the middle.

    Craig
  13. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Parts for the Model King Ford F-350 Pickup Kit?   

    If I recall, the AMT kit is based off the F-350 bed. The wheels wells on these trucks were moved backwards so the truck could use the tow truck frame. The rear ends were narrower than the F-250's; that's why most of the time you see these trucks with wide steel wheels in the rear with 33x 12.50 tires.

    Based on the fact that the rear weels are located more to the rear, maybe this is the same distance as the short bed. You'd only have to cut the front of the bed to make it look correctly.
  14. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic Diamond T   

    Absolutely beautiful. Love to see more of your work.
  15. 455 Rocket added a post in a topic 1957 Oldsmobile   

    Paul thanks for the tour down memory lane. A high school friend and his dad were Olds fanatics. They had three of these, two hard top wagons and a convertible. All with the J-2 option.