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 History of MPC's Rounded Line Trucks   

    The fairly rare and hard to find Hardcastle & McCormick kit also has the bench seat.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. kataranga added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Thanks, Bill!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. kataranga added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    It was actually yesterday, but this happened:


  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. kataranga added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    The box art for the '84 GMC is exquisite! I'm going to have to buy a couple of those to go with the 13 variations of that kit I have already...
  13. kataranga added a post in a topic A '69 Blazer and a '70 Jimmy   

    Here are the Blazer's wheels and center caps painted:

    Here's the Blazer's interior tub:

    You can see my attempt at flocking that failed horribly. Decided to give it and the Jimmy both a black vinyl floor, which seems better suited to a convertible truck anyway. The Blazer has a three-speed column shift, had to add the shifter and turn signal lever to the steering column.
    And here's a somewhat successful experiment for underhood insulation. Painted some masking tape and cut to fit. Should've cleared the tape and the underside of the hood as I had to touch up the paint.

  14. kataranga added a post in a topic B.R.B.O. ?????   

    Big Rig Build Off
  15. kataranga added a post in a topic WHERE DO YOU BUILD   

    Presently I have a bedroom set up as my hobby room.