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  1. weirich1 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Lindberg 1/25 Flintmobile
    For my twin daughters who will turn 16 in two weeks, happy motoring!  

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  2. weirich1 added a post in a topic Moebius Lonestar + 53'er   

    Thanks everyone!
    I call it the Turquoise Express
  3. weirich1 added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Moebius Lonestar + 53'er
    Actually this is under the Ohio sun, not glass!
    Over 36" from bumper to bumper
    My best looking rig ever
    Tractor is 100% stock; trailer tires swapped out with wide super savers

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  4. weirich1 added a post in a topic Freaky Fast Ford Fusion Finished.   

    I just picked this kit up a couple hours ago. I didn't realize that Revell was giving us full chassis again with better interiors, engine, fuel cell details. Looking forward to building this one. Finally a body that requires painting instead of those pre-decorated cars. Surprised at how thin the plastic is compared to older NASCAR kits.
  5. weirich1 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Moebius 53' trailer
    Thanks to unseasonably warm temperature in NW Ohio today, got this one sprayed. It's matched to go behind my Moebius Lonestar painted the same Model Master Turquoise.
    I skipped the reefer option so that chrome front bulkhead is visible.  It will ride on super saver wide tires that I bought off Ebay.

    • 7 replies
  6. weirich1 added a topic in On the Workbench: Big Rigs   

    Italeri 1/24 Volvo VN 780
    Just started assembly last night; going together well. The best part of the kit: the frame because I always seem unable to get one straight.  I also appreciate the multi-color plastics, will save some time and money on painting areas that are usually hidden under body panels.  The self-adhesive chrome decals are simply stunning.
    I have found two major flaws: 1. the top spoiler has a tiny crack and a little piece missing; 2. the battery box is chunked out on the back, mounting pegs gone, cracked, only saw a couple of shards in bag.  Both areas are in repair currently and are salvageable.
    Tires and wheels are together, look great. I swapped out the rears for super saver wide tires I bought from an ebay seller. I am surprised the kit manufacturers have not started including super savers, but that would be a major cost for them.

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  7. weirich1 added a post in a topic Truck Kits You've Scored Recently   

    Last week:
    1/24 Italeri Volvo VN 780 
    4 sets of wide tractor/trailer tires ("super saver")
    Moebius 53' smooth side 
  8. weirich1 added a post in a topic New Bronco half cab available   

    Cool little conversion pieces!
  9. weirich1 added a post in a topic Meng Ford F-350 1/24   

    I appreciate all the compliments; I refer to the truck as "the Beast"
  10. weirich1 added a post in a topic DMK03 Optimus Prime   

    "You were built!"
    The finished product

  11. weirich1 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell Foose Vette
    Quick build due to pre-painted body and charcoal gray chassis. Great decals to add the finishing touches.
    The F-350 is it's work bench buddy build.

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  12. weirich1 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Meng Ford F-350 1/24
    Finally finished after sitting idle for a year. Added some Super Swampers for extra height and aggressiveness. I left out the plastic grill insert for a piece of metal screen.  What a beast!
    The Foose Vette was finished at the same time, nice car to compare it to.

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  13. weirich1 added a post in a topic DMK03 Optimus Prime   

    Here is my take on the build--

    Added some detailing with Testors Gold 1144, Silver 1146, and Gloss Red 1103. Tamiya Royal Blue X-3 was used on the sword and shield. All molded blue parts received 2 coats of Testors Glosscote Lacquer prior to assembly. I used images of Prime1 Studios, Comicave 1/22, AOE screen captures, and numerous images saved to my computer for detailing purposes.

    The worst part of the assembly was popping the ball of the ankle pieces (E3, E4) into the legs; they all show stress marks thanks to the amount of force used to install them. I thought I was going to snap the round bars right off the pieces.

    General assembly was amazing, all pieces fit together perfectly. Bravo!!

    Decals were a challenge applying to the arms and torso, legs went on a lot quicker since there so many flat panels. I used both Walthers Solvaset and Testors Model master Decal Set solutions to assist in laying them down. 

    I will post final images once decals are dry, clearcoated, and he's back together. The assembled images are pre-decals. 

  14. weirich1 added a topic in All the Rest   

    DMK03 Optimus Prime
    My next build is out of world: Takara Tomy DMK03 Optimus Prime from Transformers: Age of Extinction. Now we just need the model of the Western Star 5700XE to go with it since this doesn't transform.
    • 3 replies
  15. weirich1 added a post in a topic Revell 2017 Releases   

    Still waiting on the new Mustang kit