kataranga

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  • Birthday 09/14/1984

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  • Scale I Build 1:25 & 1:24

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  • Location Saint John, NB
  • Full Name Chris Martin

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  1. kataranga added a post in a topic In Memoriam   

    Although he wasn't an active poster here, he was always browsing through the various boards admiring builds and getting ideas for his next project. On the board here he was Kenny Martin; to me, he was dad. He passed away 2 February at the age of 60. 
  2. kataranga added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Right now, I see something. Yesterday. I saw something. I have seen things in the past. If you tell me that you seen something, I will throat punch you. 
  3. kataranga added a post in a topic History of MPC's Rounded Line Trucks   

    A bigger view of that box art hints to me that the Hardcastle & McCormick wheel and tire combo might be making a comeback.
  4. kataranga added a post in a topic Dodge truck   

    I built this one around 8 years ago. The slant 6 kinda gets lost in there.

  5. kataranga added a post in a topic History of MPC's Rounded Line Trucks   

    The fairly rare and hard to find Hardcastle & McCormick kit also has the bench seat.
  6. kataranga added a post in a topic History of MPC's Rounded Line Trucks   

    The MPC kits have a separate seat piece from the tub, so swapping a bench for buckets is easy peasy. The Revell kits have the one-piece tub with seat.
  7. kataranga added a post in a topic Dodge, where would a guy start?   

    The Monogram Ramcharger kit has Dana 60 front and rear; might work on this beastie.
  8. kataranga added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Thanks, Bill!
  9. kataranga added a post in a topic History of MPC's Rounded Line Trucks   

    The Revell 1:25 kits are best ignored...  The frame is completely different (and wrong); the MPC parts wont work.
  10. kataranga added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    The section of frame that broke wasn't corroded, not sure what caused it. No serious offroading, just regular street driving.
  11. kataranga added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    It was actually yesterday, but this happened:


  12. kataranga added a post in a topic History of MPC's Rounded Line Trucks   

    One could if one had both the parts and the ability to cast in resin. I have the former but not the latter.
  13. kataranga added a post in a topic History of Revell's Squarebody Pickup kits   

    With the exception of the GMC wrecker, the Revell kits are all '77-'78 model year. The stepside trucks are an aftermarket California Stepside bed, not factory fenders. The GMC wrecker kits are actually a '79-'80, not a '77 as labelled on the recent reissue.
  14. kataranga added a post in a topic What cool trucks (rigs or pick ups) have you seen lately?   

    A little late but to add to the asphalt conversation, speaking from a civil tech/inspector role I would definitely not approve of asphalt being laid down out of the truck like that. Unless it is strictly for patch work. Usually you dump the asphalt in a spreader that mixes and heats it up somewhat. For highway mixes a transfer buggy is used that has an internal hopper so that there are no cold joints in the road, just a steady stream.
  15. kataranga added a post in a topic Dodge, where would a guy start?   

    I've pinned that truck on Pinterest but haven't seen any other views of it. Not sure what the bed is, probably a custom build as it certainly isn't a Dodge unit. The fenders, maybe.