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  • Scale I Build 24th & 25th

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  • Location edge of the prairie kansas
  • Full Name david espenshade

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  1. espo added a post in a topic Novecentoundici Cinquino   

    Great build. I bet the original would be a kick in the head to drive.  
  2. espo added a post in a topic '55 Chevy   

    Really great looking "show room" type build. You mentioned a problem with the exhaust attachment to the manifolds. This is a normal issue with the tri five Revell kits, not serious but just the way it is. What I have done in the past is to drill the manifold outlet and the exhaust pipes so that I can slip a small length of wire in to help hold them in place for the glue to dry. Being the cheep guy that I am I just use staples from my stapler. Try a #75 or .021 drill bit and you should be close. The pin doesn't have to be very long, just enough to get the parts to stay in place. I have used this method to mount almost every small part. I haven't lost a starter, exhaust manifold or any other fiddly part since I started doing it this way.    
  3. espo added a post in a topic '29 Ford Rat...Opinions needed...   

    Do you have any pin stripe decals ? That's just my thought, and leave it shiny.  
  4. espo added a post in a topic Tow Bars-Race Car   

    Most of the tow bars in the older kits were kind of thick and didn't look very good or in scale. With some of the products we have to work with now it might be better to just scratch build your own.   
  5. espo added a post in a topic Is it me or is it my builds?   

    Dave , I have heard a similar feelings expressed by others, and think from the response of others to this post you are getting a better idea of why someone might not look at your build or only visit and leave no remarks. I have a theory as to why this may be happening. I think that the reason that your post may have dropped down on to the second or third page with few visits has to do with the shire size of this Forum.  This is a big weekend here, and there will be more traffic than normal. But as each person views a post and say they leave a remark, that post now goes up to the top of page one. This person goes on and visits several other posts and leaves their remarks and then that post will go to the top. The person will look at several more and leave a remark or not, but even if it's only a few more that has moved your post further down the line. Now say there are several others visiting and making remarks on some ones build . This will put you on page three very fast and no fault of your own. I'm not offering a better plan because I just don't have one. But this is why I will go at least as deep page three on my visits for this very reason. Please don't let this get you down.  
  6. espo added a post in a topic Pirelli unveils 2017 F1 tyre   

    The new tires look as if they would have to much sidewall flex and would allow the tread to lift away from the track in corners. It will be interesting to find out how they have redesigned the tires.
  7. espo added a post in a topic Model Master Engine Colors   

    I'm hardly a Ford or Chrysler expert, but what I have used is Tamiya X-14 sky blue or TS-10 French Blue or TS-23 Lt. Blue. To my eye they look close enough. For someone who has to be dead on then the factory type spray cans might be the best.  
  8. espo added a post in a topic 1941 Chevy Wrecker   

    Very realistic looking old work horse.
  9. espo added a post in a topic 1974 Chevrolet Caprice   

    Very clean build. The color reminds me of one of the color that Chevrolet offered at that time.
  10. espo added a post in a topic '56 Chrysler   

    Well built model, very clean.  
  11. espo added a post in a topic AMT 49 Ford Coupe   

    Nice to see a Ford in a Ford. I agree the steel wheels look better. I might raise the rear about a scale inch or two, but that's just me.
  12. espo added a post in a topic 62 chevy impala street rod   

    I like your color combo with what looks like the Firebird interior pieces.  
  13. espo added a post in a topic 50,s Ford custom ,   

    Great looking shoe box. What are thinking for the front turn lamps ?
  14. espo added a post in a topic 66 Novabuild   

    Red exterior ?
  15. espo added a post in a topic 1956 Nomad Custom Delivery   

    As Andy H mentioned the front bumper looks to big. The bumper its self is not so bad as the splash pan between the grill and bumper is just to large. What I have done on '56 Chevy builds is to shorten the splash pan, this brings the bumper much closer to the grill. The bumper wraparounds will then be into the front wheel opening and will also need to be reshaped. This is how the big guys do it.