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

Chief Joseph's Activity

  1. 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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  2. 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.
     
  3. 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.  
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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.  
  7. 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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  8. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic Period-correct Bias Ply Tires for the new Moebius Fords   

    Thanks, multiple Mikes   This 16" tire and wheel is a definite possibility.
  9. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic masking w/SillyPutty, similar new product.   

    PK-Pro Masking Putty?  http://www.pk-pro.de/index.php?a=5068
    Basically it's just Silly Putty marketed to modelers and costing a whole lot more.  Silly Putty is great for airbrush masking.
  10. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic New items available from Fireball Modelworks   

    Mopar steel wheels seem to be available in various 1/25 scale kits, so I don't have any plans to do them in 1/25.  These sets are meant to give some options for folks building the Monogram line of 1/24 Mopars, such as the '69-1/2 Suberbee, the '70 Superbird, and the Challenger & Cuda kits.  They could be used on a 1/25 model with little trouble, but might appear somewhat oversized to a trained eye.
  11. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic New items available from Fireball Modelworks   

    They are 14" in 1/24 scale, so they'll fit just about any 1/25 scale 15" tire.. Finding whitewalls to fit these wheels should not be a problem.
  12. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic New items available from Fireball Modelworks   

    Thanks for the feedback, gentlemen.
    These rims probably won't fit the tires that come in the kit unless those tires are oversized for 1/25 scale.
  13. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic New items available from Fireball Modelworks   

    Last but not least, 1/25 scale 20" Hurst Stunner wheels with matching Goodyear Eagle F1 tires for the modern muscle crowd.

    These are available in two different sets:
    FMR-065 is a set of four 20x9 wheels and four 245/45-20 tires
    FMR-066 is a set of 20x9 wheels and 245/45-20 tires for the front, and 20x10 wheels and 295/35-20 tires for the rear.
    both sets include decals for the centercaps.
    Check out my website for full details on all these new sets, www.fireballmodels.info
  14. Chief Joseph added a post in a topic New items available from Fireball Modelworks   

    Also available now are some Mopar steelie wheels in 1/24 scale:



    The FMR-061 set is made for Mopar A12 cars, and I can also provide wider 15x9 rear wheels if you want to put drag radials on your Sixpack Superbee!
    The 15" redlines are available separately, too.
  15. Chief Joseph added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    New items available from Fireball Modelworks
    Hello all,
    I have some new items coming out now.
    First off, my line of 1/24 Rally II wheels.  Right now there are three versions:



    The G78-14 redline tires are available separately, too.
     
    I post a lot of things on Facebook-- just search "Fireball Modelworks" and like my page
     
    Thanks,
    Joseph
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