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 Daf 2800 Ntt Heavy duty trailer (Italeri 1/24 + Revell 1/25)   

    This is amazing work, Pavel!
  2. kataranga added a post in a topic What's your next model purchase?   

    Just bought the Moebius '71 F-100, next will probably be the Revell '57 Ford wagon.
  3. kataranga added a post in a topic Where do you work on your semi truck models?   

    My current arrangement, all set up after moving in at the end of May.

    It is a small room, but not the smallest I've crammed into!
  4. kataranga added a post in a topic Box art errors   

    I can verify, but I don't have a picture at the moment.
  5. kataranga added a post in a topic Is the '57 Del Rio Wagon the first 1/25 for the Monogram brand?   

    FYI, there are no Exxon or Mobil stations in Canada; only Esso.
  6. kataranga added a post in a topic Help identifying these   

    5 - Looks an awful lot like a 66-67 Charger roof.
    10 - Studebaker roof, maybe?
    12 - Silhouette trailer?
    14 - AMT '65 Chevelle wagon/El Camino
  7. kataranga added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Nothing quite like driving in the passing lane and seeing your wheel go by!
  8. kataranga added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

  9. kataranga added a post in a topic Vallejo woes...   

    From what I've been told, a good thinner for Vallejo paints is glass cleaner (Windex etc).
  10. kataranga added a post in a topic Is the '57 Del Rio Wagon the first 1/25 for the Monogram brand?   

    Monogram has released 1:25 kits under their own brand in the past. IIRC the first one was the 59 Cadillac Eldorado convertible; the 50 Ford F-1 is another.
  11. kataranga added a post in a topic Returning to an old rod "T" pickup project   

    Looks good, Steve! I'm not feeling those tires, though...
  12. kataranga added a post in a topic 1980 Dodge W200   

    It will be getting a big block, not sure where from yet. Don't really like the kit's engine as it is a bit of a mish-mash. I'm hoping the 440 from a Revell 69 Charger will fit the bill with some updating.
  13. kataranga added a post in a topic 85 Mustang SVO Convertible   

    Progress! I've gotten the rear bumper and lower rear quarter panels in place, as well as the driver's side lower body.





    Apologies for the pictures; it's dark out.

    I've gone back and filled in the holes for the rearview mirrors as well as levelled out the trunk lid. The donor body had the luggage rack glued on; it will not be going back on. I've also applied my goo on the inside of the body along all the seams, hopefully to fill in the little hairline cracks and add strength. The body is warped a bit; I'm hoping I can work it out.
  14. kataranga added a post in a topic 85 Mustang SVO Convertible   

    Okay, wow....I last did anything with this over three years ago! I had the idea to build an SVO convertible but wasn't happy with the convertible body I started using as it had failed paint job on it that just wouldn't come off. I stashed the project away in a box, waiting to get another convertible body. Fast forward three years and two moves and I finally managed to grab a built-up convertible kit for $2. My body work skills have advanced some since then so I'm hopeful I can pull this conversion off this time. I started with the easiest part: the nose. I got the wheel wells lined up this time, something I couldn't quite get last time.











    As you can tell from these pictures, the windshield frame from the built-up broke during disassembly, so I had to graft on the frame from the other body. Hopefully my next update will be before 2018...!
  15. kataranga added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1980 Dodge W200
    After moving and finally getting my new model room all set up, I figured I'd get back to work on a project that I've been noodling on since March. Last fall I picked up a few of the MPC Dodge fourth generation D/W-series pickups and have been figuring out what to build with them, as I tend to gravitate towards options that were not kitted and/or oddball factory options. So, the first build of many will be this 1980 Dodge W200. I am using the cab from the Firefighter issue along with the kit bed and another Lil' Red Express bed to make my favourite bed option, the long bed Utiline. I added 18 scale inches to the front of the bed and six scale inches to the back. The chassis, interior, suspension, and wheels are from a 1975 issue of the tooling. I don't have much so far, but I do have the bed spliced together.









    I plan on narrowing the axles sufficiently to tuck the wheels in under the fenders where they should be. Engine will be an RB V8, probably sourced from an AMT 71 Charger as the kit's engine is quite the hodge-podge of parts.
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