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 Is Round2 models down?   

    According to IIDRN round2models.com is indeed down.
  2. kataranga added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Here's the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, BTW: http://blog.caranddriver.com/jeep-confirms-hellcat-powered-grand-cherokee-to-dealers-reveals-0-60-time/
  3. kataranga added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    I have a 1/72 model of a WWII Fiat pickup truck; I can just imagine how tiny this robot thing will be!
  4. kataranga added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    A deployable fire fighting robot in 1/72?! 
  5. kataranga added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Ford F-150 Ranger Flareside   

    As I recall, that particular truck was built using the AMT 92 F-150 and the MPC Bronco kits. The grille is definitely the MPC Bronco and the inside of the bed looks like the AMT F-150.
  6. kataranga added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Ford F-150 Ranger Flareside   

    About what you'd expect. Similar to the recently reissued GMC pickup with plow. 
  7. kataranga added a post in a topic 1/24 Monogram Ford F-150 Ranger Flareside   

    Indeed it does.
  8. kataranga added a post in a topic 1969 Ford F-100 4x4   

    Looks good, Dad!
  9. kataranga added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1971 Ford F-100 Flareside 4x4
    The potential for building many different options is pretty cool with the new Moebius kit. For this build, I have combined the 4x4 suspension and front crossmember from the AMT 78 F-350 reissue with the AMT 53 F-100 reissue. 
    In these two chassis shots, you can see the 4x4 components in white plastic. The F-350 kit has the transfer case divorced from the transmission with a small drive shaft. I cut off the frame mounting tab and attached the transfer case directly to the transmission.


    The wheels and tires are from the MPC World War II Jeep. Here is a mock up:




    I had to make filler panels to go between the outside of the cab and the frame to cover the gap. I also cut down the side steps from another 53 F-100 kit to make the short steps. I also cut out the radiator support.
    Chassis in primer:

    Now in color with the bed at an appropriate height. Paint is Krylon Dual True Blue and Ivory.


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  10. kataranga added a post in a topic Your Favorite Automotive Logo   

    Oh! I almost forgot about this one:


  11. kataranga added a topic in The Truck Stop   

    Source for Ford 6-bolt round window wheels?
    I'm wondering if someone casts these wheels in resin? They are the 6-bolt, round window wheels used on medium duty trucks, F-600, F-700, C-600, C-700...?



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  12. kataranga added a post in a topic New idea for Mobieus Lonestar   

    Now this is how I've been wanting to build my Lonestar from the start, but could never find any pictures of such a configuration. Now I can get back on it! 
  13. kataranga added a post in a topic Tiny little guy   

    I didn't think there was a car smaller than a Peel P50; I was mistaken!
  14. kataranga added a post in a topic Your Favorite Automotive Logo   

  15. kataranga added a post in a topic Daf 2800 Ntt Heavy duty trailer (Italeri 1/24 + Revell 1/25)   

    This is amazing work, Pavel!