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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/16

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  • Location Barre,Vermont
  • Full Name Albert Frank

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  1. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Earnhardt's '98 Daytona winner   

    Thanks guys. In the last pic the windows weren't in yet.
  2. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Earnhardt's '98 Daytona winner   

  3. kratvmnd added a topic in NASCAR   

    Earnhardt's '98 Daytona winner
    My first NASCAR kit. Needed a change of pace and this was a lot of fun.

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  4. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Lamborghini miura   

    Nicely done. And I love the blonde in the background...
  5. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Practice Corvair   

    Thanks everyone. This ones not complete(missing mirrors,some trim,wrong wheels,etc.) but it's one will have a more '60's style wheel combo and be a little lighter shade of green, and be a 4-door.
  6. kratvmnd added a topic in Under Glass   

    Practice Corvair
    Haven't been on in awhile, so here's one to start with. This is a practice run before I build my Modelhaus 4-door version of how I want my 1:1 car to look like. Paint is a custom mix. Other than that it's basically a curbside, interior is all black, no engine detail. Thanks for looking. More to come soon.

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  7. kratvmnd added a post in a topic faux leather contact vinyl   

    It should work fine with a little practice. Check the fancy paper displays also,as they often have a selection of velvety paper that works great(it's similar in texture to the red velvet Christmas bows,for example). I've used cheap wallet linings,fake leather handbags,etc.-those can always be found cheap at thrift stores. Most of these materials can be painted also,so look for a light color. Here's a couple examples...
  8. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Vintage fire engine WIP   

    I've been keeping an eye out for this kit,so I'll be checking this out for sure.Can't wait to see what you do with it,as I have the Heller Delahaye Bonneville in waiting,which is somewhat similar to this.Show me the way!

  9. kratvmnd added a post in a topic 1988 Buick Regal Promo's   

    Maybe the chassis from the Revell(?) '90 Grand Prix would be a good fit. I don't know if it is 24th or 25th scale though.
  10. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Kustom Karz, build off,   

    OK,finally got a starting point. This is an Aoshima Nissan Cedric/Gloria 330. This is a curbside kit with a basic chassis,I may end up swapping to a different chassis so it can be more detailed(?). Pretty nice kit other than that...
,here's where I throw you off a little,some mis-wired part of my brain has always thought these would lend themselves well to being built as a '60s style custom. Mild top chop,maybe a slight section,shaved moldings and emblems,tuck-n-roll interior,new trim,reworked front and rear grills/bumpers/lights,topped off with a satin/suede paint job and some whitewalls. I'm not sure yet if it will be "period correct" or more of a modern/retro look. Anyway,here's what I'm starting with-let the fun begin!
  11. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Kustom Karz, build off,   

    Hey guys,just checking in,you haven't lost me. I was hoping to have my kit before the weekend. It's scheduled for delivery tomorrow,so I'll be joining in soon.Good work so far! Also, I was just thinking that it's pretty cool that the builds are all unrelated-totally different makes and models built in unrelated styles-should make for some interesting work!
  12. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Need Instruction Sheets   

    Try doing a search for reviews of the kit,as a lot of times they will have photos of instruction sheets also. Some sellers(e-hobbies?,HLJ?) often show parts trees and instructions also. I often will check auction sites to see what a kit consists of because the kits are usually are open and have decent pictures of the contents. Hope this may be of help..
  13. kratvmnd added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    In the picture of the Camaro, there is a ruler propped up with a measuring tape,just looked kinda funny that's all.
  14. kratvmnd added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Tommy,I think your next purchase should be a new "measuring tool"...
    (with the 1/12 Camaro,so I don't have to repost it all again)
  15. kratvmnd added a post in a topic Hey, it's almost that season; Models!   

    Funny,I was just thinking about this very topic. I work 9am-9pm five days a week and have to paint outside in the unpredictable Vermont weather.So when the moon,sun,and stars all line up properly, I try to get as much priming and painting done as I can. Then I can spend the winter doing detail work and assembly. I have 5 or 6 bodies finished and about 8-10 kits in primer still on the trees so at least I can do some clean-up and prep work when the mood strikes. This weekend looks like it could be sunny and 68-75 degrees,so I may have another shot at getting "stocked up". It's tough to do it like that but it's hard to start on something in November knowing that you can't paint til' spring. When I tell people I need a garage,they say "You mean a house WITH a garage?". No,just a garage with a couch and a TV..