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  • Full Name Rusty Shackleford

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  1. bisc63 added a post in a topic Ala Kart, a la carte: Part One, Compare and Contrast   

    This is going to be very informative! Keep it up...
  2. bisc63 added a post in a topic 76 caprice (impala custom) conversion   

    ...then what happened?
  3. bisc63 added a post in a topic Working on a Del Rio........ 7/29   

    Love that color; the chrome is really going to POP against that. Nice.
  4. bisc63 added a post in a topic 41 rust power!   

    This is off to a really interesting start. Declan, if you want an easier source of rust, just hallf submerge a steel-wool pad in a bit of salt water, and keep it set up in a container until the water evaporates out. You'll be left with rust as powdery as fine talc, and plenty of it. You may have to "mortar and pestle" it a liitle bit. Just give it some time. I've done this, and it works well. I agree that nothing looks so much like rust as actual rust.
  5. bisc63 added a post in a topic Pinto Wagon Street Freak/ Gasser Showcar   

    Great gasser, and cool building log. Thanks for all the tips, and +1 to the above comments on the cutter; that's a modeler's tool!
    More please!
  6. bisc63 added a post in a topic Revell 1962 Corvette   

    Should make for a spiffy combination, will be watching for more! So far, so good...
  7. bisc63 added a post in a topic Automotive (and other) toys from our childhood   

    "Jihad Joe"
    Holy smokes, I just about lost it when I read this.
  8. bisc63 added a post in a topic Automotive (and other) toys from our childhood   

    "Come to think of it, there was also a miniature pool table that used marbles. The "cues" were these little spring-loaded things you'd pull back and release. That was kinda cool. I'd guess it dated to the '30s or '40s. Anyone ever see anything like that? "
    Snake, that one was still around in the early 70s: Pivot Pool. There was a fixed-location, spring loaded plunger in the table that could pivot in any direction to launch the cue ball (white marble). Lucille Ball was in the commercial!
    Anyone remember Pendulum Pool?  The name says it all.
    Awesome thread!
  9. bisc63 added a post in a topic '55 Chevy   

    Looking good so far! Just a heads-up on a couple of issues: I did a quick-n-dirty photoshop of your pic to point out some detailing errors you might still be able to address. I just "corrected" (poorly, but it gets the idea across) the driver's side, so you can compare. The orange arrows point out areas that should not be black, but are in fact stiffening ribs that are part of the floopan, not the frame, as painted. They provide a sturdier mounting point for the frame-to-floor attachment. The mounts are part of the frame, and would be black as shown. The photos posted above are very good references for this as well. Another often overlooked detail on this chassis is the fuel filler tube pointed out in green. Dull aluminum or flat steel looks good for this. While I'm picking nits, the shocks should be either satin black or medium gray. I say all that to say this: this is a VERY good start to a factory stock model, and you seem to want to get it right! Kudos, and good luck! Keep up the good work.

  10. bisc63 added a post in a topic Monogram P-61   

    Looks like the post-war version; re-designated the F-15 Reporter. There were streamlining changes to the cockpit, but they were left in bare metal finish. Nice looking build!
  11. bisc63 added a post in a topic Which kit is better?   

    Hmm, I have to ask those who recommend the recent telease of AMT's 70-1/2 Camaro but not the 90's release: what changed? I don't recall any real issues with that tool, except some minor missing seam on the dash, and maybe wheel spacing issues? What was updated/fixed in the newer release?
  12. bisc63 added a post in a topic 1986 el camino second build   

    How's this one coming? It's off to a good start; always loved these body styles.
  13. bisc63 added a post in a topic 56 Merc mild Kustom   

    Nice. Is the car you're referencing a Larry Watson job? Looks like his style...
  14. bisc63 added a post in a topic 1968'Ford Galaxie   

    Really liking this build! Here's a few nice reference pics:
    Scroll down on that last one to see the '68 model year.
    If I may suggest, I'd knock down the simulated seams on your vinyl roof to half or less their current thickness (height). You're replicating just a couple layers of vinyl, which at 1/25 would be a VERY subtle effect. I only offer this because exagerrated vinyl detail is a pet peeve of mine and can ruin an otherwise beautiful model. Yours is coming along SO nicely, it deserves to look its best! Keep sweatin' the details, and happy building!
  15. bisc63 added a post in a topic 1966 Chrysler 300, Update, 5/1, DONE!!   

    VERY handsome interior, would look good in lots of cars!