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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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:

  5. 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.

     
  6. 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!
  7. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Fireball Modelworks New Items June 29, 2016   

    They're made specifically for that kit!
  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.
     
  11. 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.  
  12. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic CAUTION TO ALL RESIN CASTERS   

    Please be aware that this fellow, "Alex Yamill," is recasting my M/T drag radial in white resin.  He's actually selling them for more than I do!
    If you want the cottage industry to continue to develop unique and interesting items, please don't buy poor-quality recasts from people who steal.
  13. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Looking for some deep dish alloy wheels...   

    I can do this wheel design in just a few minutes in 3D.  I just need some target dimensions. 
  14. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Some new light truck wheels & tires from Fireball Modelworks   

    Yes, those are my Pacer wheels.  Item numbers FMR-038, 039, 040, and 041.  They come in pairs with locking hubs or caps and with 6 lugs or 5.  
  15. Chief Joseph added a topic in Truck Aftermarket / Resin   

    Some new light truck wheels & tires from Fireball Modelworks
    Hello gents,
    I'm pleased to announce some new additions to my line today.
    1/24 Mud King XT tires in both weighted and round sets:

    1/25 17" Wrangler MT/R tires and two styles of beadlock wheels:

    As always, full details and ordering information is available on my website, http://www.fireballmodels.info
    Thanks and have a great weekend,
    Joseph
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