Chief Joseph

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About Chief Joseph

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  • Website URL http://www.fireballmodels.info
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  • Scale I Build 1/25 - 1/24

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  • Location Alabamastan
  • Full Name Joseph Osborn

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  1. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball AFB Max Wedge Carbs   

    These are resin copies. Greg.  I 3D print the masters and mold them,  Since the detail is so fine and the 3D parts are so fragile, it's a destructive process-- the masters are broken upon demolding.  But urethane resin is much stronger than the UV resin used in the masters, so fine details like vent tubes and levers are stronger on the final product.  When I need to make new molds, I simply print more 3D masters.
  2. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball AFB Max Wedge Carbs   

    I printed some casting masters for the AVS today and I'll put it into production soon.  Thanks!
  3. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball AFB Max Wedge Carbs   

    Ironically, a made a plain, old 1968 AVS carb earlier this year but I haven't put it into production because I thought nobody would want it!

     
     
     
  4. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball AFB Max Wedge Carbs   

    I finally updated my website with the Street Hemi and Max Wedge AFB carbs.  I'm working on Holley carbs now-- lots of options coming soon: 4150, 4160, LeMans, and more.
  5. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks!   

    Photos are easy to come by, but hardly anybody puts a ruler into the picture, too.  The measurements are crucial to getting the correct scale.
  6. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks!   

    It's not strictly necessary to have the actual item in hand, but it sure does make the process a lot easier and faster.
  7. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks!   


    Hi Charlie; The Carter BBD is truly a piece that I would never have thought to do.  The only 2bbl carbs I have thought about doing are the Rochester and Holley carbs used on tripower and six pack performance motors.  Do you have any size references for the BBD?  I can probably make one just from photographs if I had the basic dimensions like air horn diameter, bore diameter, flange dimension, and overall height.  Are there any kits that have the BBD and a 2bbl intake for the 318?
    Thanks,
    Joseph
  8. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks!   

    I've done an AVS, actually!  It's not really a very popular carburetor, so I haven't been moving very fast on it.  I'd like to get my hands on a Thermoquad since it's a bit more popular.
    This is my AVS 3D model:

  9. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks!   

    Thanks very much for all your support, guys!
    I have the 1/25 Street Hemi Carter AFB carbs available now.  Each set includes two complete pairs (2 front and 2 rear carbs).  Item number FMR-082.
    Shown here attached to the intake of the Revell '70 Hemi Cuda.

     
  10. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks New Items June 29, 2016   

    Yes, I have the small 13" Minilte set available, too.  Thanks!
  11. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks New Items June 29, 2016   

    They're made specifically for that kit!
  12. Chief Joseph added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Fireball Modelworks New Items June 29, 2016
    Hello All, 
    I have been making new items but haven't been updating my web site!  I have fixed that now, and these new items officially for sale now.
    Please see my website, www.fireballmodelworks.com, for prices and ordering information.







     
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  13. Chief Joseph added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Surprise Release! 1/25 5-slot Mags for Starsky's Torino
    Hello all,
    I have a new wheel set that I am releasing today.  It is not on my website.
    FMR-076 is a set of replacement wheels for the 1/25 Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino. Sized at 15x7 for front and 15x9 for rear, these wheels will give the "Striped Tomato" the proper staggered wheel depth. Cast in gray resin, they need to be painted with Alclad or Spaztik Chrome.

    Please contact me through email to order.  fireball(at)josephosborn.org
    Thanks for looking,
    Joseph
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  14. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Looking for some deep dish alloy wheels...   

    Matt, this discussion is getting a little esoteric for the audience, so I will PM you.
     
  15. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Looking for some deep dish alloy wheels...   

    Not really more complicated, just more interesting.  I'm just pleased you can use math   It's not unusual at all for a kit manufacturer to fudge these numbers a little.  Your biggest issue is that the tires are all the same width instead of the rears being a couple of scale inches wider.  To me, that throws off the entire look of the model compared to the real car.  If it is something you can live with, then it's possible to design the wheels around that problem.