topher5150

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  • Birthday 08/25/1984

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  • Scale I Build 1:25-1:8

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  • Location Grand Rapids MI
  • Full Name Kristopher Hop

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  1. topher5150 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Straightining out body panels
    So I bought the 1/16 1984 Corvette, everything on the car is in great shape except under the drivers door, and the horizontal part of the "B" pillar. The rocker panel, and the horizontal part of the "b" pillar bow inward. I'm thinking that I'll have to jerry rig some kind of jig, but what about making the plastic a little more malleable?  I can't get pics up just yet, my phone only takes selfies right now.
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  2. topher5150 added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/16 '84 Vette
    what do you think of them? I know I should have asked before I bought it but $35 for a sealed big scale kit I couldn't pass it up. I think I've only ever seen the 1/8 Revell, but never the smaller, 1/16 MPC. Any one have any pics?
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  3. topher5150 added a post in a topic 68 Shelby Mustang convertibles   

    all that work and I could have just bought the body convertible body
  4. topher5150 added a post in a topic Alfa Jägermeister   

    well it is a race car
  5. topher5150 added a post in a topic P-38 drop tank dimensions   

    That's the drawing that I've been working off of
  6. topher5150 added a topic in General   

    P-38 drop tank dimensions
    Is there any detailed drawings out there for the P-38's 300 gallon drop tank? I've seen some out there that give the overall shape, but no detail as far as the flange that mates the two halves together. I was thinking about making one in 1/8 scale using Big Deuce parts, and some 3-D printing.

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  7. topher5150 added a post in a topic 1958 Chevy Delray - Ann Arbor Police   

    especially for a Michigan state trooper, I always thought they were all blue.
  8. topher5150 added a post in a topic stirpping paint taking to long   

    It's been so many years I can't even remember what type of paint it was other than it was one of those paint markers
  9. topher5150 added a post in a topic stirpping paint taking to long   

    I think it was just regular testros paint and some clear coat
  10. topher5150 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    stirpping paint taking to long
    With my Bel Air build I had to strip some parts using brake fluid, and it worked pretty good. Well now I'm trying to strip the paint off of another car, and I've had it in the fluid for about three days now, and really the only thing it's done is turn the fluid pinkish.
    Does the fluid loose it's potency after a couple of uses
    Did putting to much clear coat over the paint have any effect on it?
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  11. topher5150 added a post in a topic '57 Bel Air stock   

    I was thinking about doing all alclad, but I decided that it was to much masking work around the roof
  12. topher5150 added a post in a topic '57 Bel Air stock   

    1:12 scale. I'll just pretend it's normal wear and tear with the windshield.
  13. topher5150 added a topic in Under Glass   

    '57 Bel Air stock

     

    I'm debating on weather or not re doing the rest of the chrome in Alclad. I have three different chromes (bare metal foil, kit chrome, and alclad)


    Used bare metal foil for the interior window trim, and the seat trim

     

    polished some aluminum tubing to make some snazzy exhaust tips

    The kit didn't have any mounting nubs for the heater hose on the intake, and the water pump, and I didn't realize that until after I got it together, so I drilled some holes in the H2O pump and the intake, and ran some D guitar string in the hose to keep it's shape, and to mount it to the engine.

     
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  14. topher5150 added a post in a topic Bone Stock '57 Bel Air   

    Cut up, and polished some aluminum tubing for exhaust tips

  15. topher5150 added a post in a topic Bone Stock '57 Bel Air   

    It's 1/12 so it shouldn't be to bad