Ramfins59

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  • Birthday 04/03/1947

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  • Location Cranberry township pa
  • Full Name Richard Manson

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  1. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic DODGER! Futuristic Monster 2WD-ATV...Finished!   

    Only your outrageously creative mind could come up with something like this Ira.... Great work as always.
  2. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic '58 Impala Rebuild   

    Nice job on this rebuild Bob.  I like the color.
  3. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Custom Cobra ? We have paint !   

    Wow Ray, your custom styling work looks great and that Red color is awesome.  Keep up the good work. 
  4. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic Dremel bit storage   

    That's very creative Ray.  I've got all my dremel bits and attachments stored in the tool box style case that it came in with rows of slots and holes for the bits to sit in
  5. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 MERCURY - Class of '56 - Graduate #10   

    Thank you guys.   Yeah, you got that right Steven, if you can't do good BMF work then you shouldn't build 1950's cars.
  6. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic '49 Ford "Shoebox"   

    Very nice job Al.  I love the color and flames, and the interior is great.
  7. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1959 Dodge Custom Royal D500   

    Great job Emmanuel.  This is one of my favorite cars as I used to own a '59 Coronet.  Yes, it has plenty of chrome foil work, and you did beautiful work on the engine and chassis.
  8. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 MERCURY - Class of '56 - Graduate #10   

    Thanks guys.  Don, I am by no means the king of anything, especially BMF.  You should only know how I sometimes have to re-do spots because of either wavy lines or tears.  New blades help a lot to prevent tears in the foil and scribing weakly defined trim areas helps to prevent wavy lines.  Above all, patience is the key to having a good foiling job.  I must be a real glutton for punishment by wanting to build all of these 50's cars with yards of chrome trim.
  9. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 MERCURY - Class of '56 - Graduate #10   

    Thank you for your very kind comments fellas, I really appreciate it.
  10. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 MERCURY - Class of '56 - Graduate #10   

    Thanks again guys.
    John, I found that this kit went together very well.  Just be careful when you trim and attach the vacu-formed glass.  You've got to trim the glass as close as possible to the bottom of the window openings, yet leaving just enough to be able to glue the glass in place, in order to be sure that the glass doesn't prevent the interior & dashboard from fitting up into the body completely.  Also, you may have to drill completely through the wheel back axle holes to allow the assembled wheels/tires to fit properly inside the body/wheelwells.
  11. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 MERCURY - Class of '56 - Graduate #10   

    Thank you all very much for your very kind comments.  
    Steven, nothing gets by your old eagle eye does it?   Yeah there was a bit of a mishap......  When I glued the chassis in I laid the car upside down on a kitchen towel to wait for the CA glue to set up and fully cure or dry.  That was apparently the wrong thing to do because the fabric of the towel left marks on the roof's clearcoat.  I need to run some polishing cloths over the roof again to get rid of those marks.
    Peter, yeah I'd love to see plastic kits for dozens of cars from the 1950's.  I've been fortunate to have been able to find either resin kits or unwarped promos for all of the cars I have so far, but there are dozens that I have still yet to find. 
  12. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1956 MERCURY - Class of '56 - Graduate #10   

    Thanks very much guys, I appreciate your kind words.  It's not my best interior but this one is OK... not so visible in a hardtop.
    Harry, yes '56 was a good looking year for American cars.  I've got 3 more cars to do (Cadillac, Dodge and Lincoln) and then I'll just have to find a Studebaker to have every car for 1956.
  13. Ramfins59 added a topic in Under Glass   

    1956 MERCURY - Class of '56 - Graduate #10
    This is my first finished model since March... yeah, I've been a real slacker.  This is a Modelhaus curbside resin kit that I received from them back in May.  It is painted Tamiya Pink and Duplicolor Storm Gray Metallic.  The BMF on this was soooooo much fun...!!!  also, trimming the vacu-formed glass for these kits is a real gas too.  I really resisted the strong urge to J.C. Whitney-ize this with a connie kit, lake pipes and dummy spots.  Maybe some day I'll do another one that way.
    Thanks for looking in on this, and of course, all comments and/or critiques are welcomed.
     






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  14. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic CKM NNL Pics   

    Awesome pictures Tom...... even with a few duplicates.  
  15. Ramfins59 added a post in a topic 1957 Fairlane 500 Club Vicky   

    Wow, what a beautiful car Tulio.  You've done an excellent job yet again.