• Announcements

    • General Usage   05/10/2017

      If someone is acting badly, either in a forum or a private message, please report it. There are conveniently located buttons for sending the post to the moderators. 

topher5150

Members
  • Content count

    235
  • Joined

  • Last visited


About topher5150

  • Rank
    MCM Friend
  • Birthday 08/25/1984

Contact Methods

  • Website URL http://www.gofundme.com/19oxhg

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build 1:25-1:8

Profile Information

  • Location Grand Rapids MI
  • Full Name Kristopher Hop

Recent Profile Visitors


3,428 profile views

topher5150's Activity

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

    fabbing flathead headers
    So this is technically a question about a part that I'm designing at work. I need to put a tube with a 90* bend into another tube that has the same bend at the top kind of like old Flathead headers. I'm trying to figure out how I would make the cuts to the two different tubes.


    • 3 replies
    • 325 views
  2. topher5150 added a post in a topic Did they ever make...   

    As long as every thing looks proportional I think I'll be ok. I saw a Volvo Amazon gasser on pintrest and would like to try building it
  3. topher5150 added a post in a topic Did they ever make...   

    That might just work, will 1/25 scale parts be to noticeable on a 1/24 scale car.
  4. topher5150 added a topic in General   

    Did they ever make...
    Is there any model kits of the Volvo Amazon in standard sizes? Not sure what year that car is, I'm thinking early to mid 60s?
    • 5 replies
    • 492 views
  5. topher5150 added a post in a topic Moving with the collection   

    fortunately for me we aren't moving to far so I plan on just putting them in boxes and making as many trips as I need. Other than that I'd say loosely wrap them in bubble wrap, use packing between the models and stack them on the top of the heap
  6. 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.
    • 0 replies
    • 174 views
  7. 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?
    • 0 replies
    • 510 views
  8. topher5150 added a post in a topic 68 Shelby Mustang convertibles   

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

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

    That's the drawing that I've been working off of
  11. 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.

    • 8 replies
    • 1,110 views
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. topher5150 added a post in a topic stirpping paint taking to long   

    I think it was just regular testros paint and some clear coat
  15. 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?
    • 9 replies
    • 361 views