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mrm

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  • Location Aspen, CO
  • Full Name Michael Moskov

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  1. mrm added a post in a topic A MODERN TRADITIONAL DEUCE ROADSTER   

    Pretty much, this is the look I'm going after
     

  2. mrm added a post in a topic A MODERN TRADITIONAL DEUCE ROADSTER   

    Thanks guys.
    About wheels/tires I have not desided yet, but I want something timeless, traditional, but modern. Definitely staggered and raked. 
  3. mrm added a post in a topic A Special Delivery   

    Thanks guys.
    Well, this model has been completed, but here are the remaining in progress pictures, which I did not have time to post. 
    The radiator was a big challenge, due to poor planning on my behalf. I glued the hallowed modified grille shell and firewall to the body before paint. This made fitting the motor in place a real chore without a radiator in place, which would have been 100% impossible WITH the radiator in place. So I had to scratchbuilb a piece which would have to be fitted from the front of the grille shell, but be taller on the back side. Much easier said than done, but got done anyhow.
      First I built the radiator from various sheets styrene. I believe 8 pieces in total and then drilled holes where the radiator hoses were suppose to fit. on the picture is the back side , which is curved and taller than the front. 

     
    Then photoetched radiator material was cut in the appropriate shapes and a brass grille was made.

     
    At this point a driveshaft was also made from aluminum tubing, the valve covers were made from resin and photoetch and the air filters were almost done. At this stage the radiator is already painted and assembled. 

     
    Here the model is already painted in UPS brown with the entirely scratchbuilt interior painted silver. A fuel sell was fitted and the corresponding billet aluminum cap on the outside was fitted. All graphics I designed on my computer and then cut vinyl maskings on my wife's scrapbooking cutting machine. It is all paint, no decals. 


     
    The steering wheels and the horn are original kit parts. The shifter was made from the boot from the Rat Roaster '32, jeweler's wire and the knob from the recent revell '29 roadster. 

     
    In order to use the original design wheels from the paddy Wagon, but with the front tires from the Rat Roaster, they had to be modified. On the left is the original backing plate of the front wheel and on the right is what has been used from it. 

     
    Some crazy pedals to dance on.....
    Also visible are the pipes, which have been "ceram-coated" and "heat treated" with various Alclad paints.  

     
    The linkage on the carbs topping the supercharger is true to the original Rat Roaster to the last detail. It tested my patience big time. The I felt like I did not have enough abuse and decided to paint it all black. 

     
    Like I said, the model has been finished for over a week now. I just have to find time to take some nice pictures and post it in "Under Glass".
    Thanks for watching. 
  4. mrm added a topic in On The Workbench   

    A MODERN TRADITIONAL DEUCE ROADSTER
    This is one of these projects that I always wanted to do, but actually got triggered by accident. So, last weekend I was at the Heartland Nationals. Right outside the hall was a vendor, selling some really nice resin bodies. Very thin and crisp, in clear plastic packages, that seemed like factory kit parts, molded in white resin. There was a very nice pair of chopped 3-window and 5-window deuce bodies. I really wanted the chopped 5-window, but by the time I looked around and came back, all the 5-windows were gone. So, when I got back home, I decided to chop my own 5-window coupe, since I have quite few of those kits. It turned out great, altho the chop is a little aggressive. So, while I was at it, I though why not chop a 3-window the same way. I supposedly took less material that I did on the 5-window, but ended up with a radical chop, which was not quite what I was after. So, I kept the upper part of the roof to use on another body in order to get it right. The remaining part of the 3-window I decided to turn into a (somewhat phantom) roadster with a Duval windshield.  
       I always wanted a full fendered Deuce roadster with the bigger suicide doors of the 3-window coupes. I just love how they curve on their front edge. I' even already set on the exact color scheme, which is a first for me. LOL. 
      I started by cutting the coupe body right above the character line, from the firewall all the way back to the rear edge of the doors. Then I removed the same portion from the body of an AMT Phantom Vicky.

     
    The two pieces were then glued together.

     
    The fenders from the 3-window kit were then made to fit on the Phantom Vicky frame. This will have a dropped I beam front axle however, for that traditional look. 

     
    Can you say "Blue with flames"?

     
    Thank for looking and stay tuned. 
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  5. mrm added a post in a topic 32 highboy   

    Nice job so far. This is my kinda build. Will follow. 
  6. mrm added a post in a topic 4th Annual Havana Mini Cruise Colorado   

    It is silly t make it the same weekend as the Heartland Nationals. 
  7. mrm added a post in a topic Heartland Nationals   

    I'm leaving tonight and making the trek from Colorado. Will be my 4th or 5th show, but not in a row. I missed the last year.
  8. mrm added a post in a topic Foose Ford Pickup photos...   

    I already completed my kit. I know very well what's in it. What I meant by missing steering linkage is, that there is nothing that connects that steering rack to the steering wheel. The steering column ends in the floor of the cab and nothing comes out on the other side. It is a free-flowing steering rack, which is not even attached anywhere to the frame. It hands in there on its two ends, which get glued to the disc brakes.
    I am saying this just as a realistic review. Not bashing the kit at all. I think it is a solid effort and the end result is a very nice and realistic looking model. 
  9. mrm added a post in a topic Foose Ford Pickup photos...   

    Just few points to make:
    • The frame supports the weight of the model just fine without the front metal axle. And filling up the holes is really a child's play.
    • The interior is very well located to the frame by two large grooves on top of the side boards. There is no way to screw up its location. The cab then sits on top of it and hides the grooves. Simple but genius. 
    • This kit is far from anything build and play. 
    • The excuse that this is a one time shot for the lack of some details is just BS. It would have cost just the same if the exhaust tips had a hint of an opening. Especially considering their angle.
    •There is no excuse for the lack of steering linkage, panhard bar (on whole bunch of kits), front shocks, oil filter or a lower radiator hose. 
  10. mrm added a post in a topic Almost all scratch built, just for fun   

    Nice! What's going to pull it?
  11. mrm added a post in a topic A Special Delivery   

    Oh, it's getting done for sure. As a matter of fact it very close to be done. I just have not taken pictures. It will be coming with me to the Heartland Nationals, so it should be done in no more than a week. 
  12. mrm added a post in a topic OOB Mysterion   

    Thank you Scott. This one came from the tin can issue. 
  13. mrm added a post in a topic Foose FD-100   

    Thanks guys.
    And now, as promissed, on to the interior.
    The floor of the interior is molded as with nice detail on its back side, which forms the stamped bottom seen from underneath the model. There is a separate piece for the firewall. For painting reasons, I glued the two first, before painting and detailing the pieces. The floor was flocked and a couple of photoetched pedals were added. 

     
    Next I did the dash. Very well done, with decals for the instrument panel and the orange pinstripe. The steering wheel is very nicely done too. 
     
     
    This brings us to the two tone interior, which brings very mixed feelings. The approach Revell took is to cover all the lighter grey areas with a decal, which also incorporates the orange piping on the upholstery, matching the pinstriping on the dash. On one hand this is great, because it gives the opportunity to the novice to create a nicely detailed interior without masking . On the other hand, if you manage to get those large decals to lay perfect over the well molded panels, you are definitely experienced enough to do some masking. 
    Well, I did mask my panels and then used orange wire to recreate the piping. The door panels are done in two different greys, three different blacks, flocking, bare metal and aforementioned wire.

     
    The seat followed suit in the same fashion.

     
    Decals vs old school work...

     
    And all put together 

     
    Thanks for looking and stay tuned. 
    Body is coming up...
  14. mrm added a post in a topic Foose FD-100   

    Next, I turned my attention to the engine. Once assembled it is very presentable. The highlight for me personally, is the carburetor, which displays great detail. The valve covers have four generic round shapes to represent the oil caps, the breather filter and the escape tube for the oil vapors. I scrapped all four "dimples" and replaced them with machined aluminum oil caps and scratchbuilt tube and breather. Unlike the decals for the brake calipers, the ones on the valve covers work perfect and make quite a statement.

     
    The carburetor was also detailed with some fuel line, aluminum tubing and few machined aluminum fittings. I did not want to go overboard on the distributor, so a generic one (not quite sure about the aftermarket manufacturer) was used together with some photoetched wire looms and a machined aluminum coil. It is in the correct firing order however.
     
     
    I just need to make the throttle cable and a return spring and also to clear coat the air filter 

     
    Thanks for looking and stay tuned.
    Interior is coming up next.....
  15. mrm added a post in a topic C Cab Delivery   

    This one is really nice. The color, the stance...it has attitude. I love it.