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  • Scale I Build 1/24-1/25

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  • Location Sunny Florida
  • Full Name David Gusky

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  1. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic 2 Door Tahoe   

    Nice start Jay!  I had begun a similar project several years ago, but like many - set it aside.  Look forward to following your build!
  2. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Bending tubing   

    What an awesome tutorial!  I have long wanted to bend small diameter brass and aluminum tubing at 90 degree angles to make ambulance stretchers and brush guards.  I didn't want to spend the big bucks on a tool that I wouldn't use often.  I will be getting the components together and giving this a try!
  3. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic 1930 Mack AK Rigging truck, and AC dumper   

    Amazing details! I admire your clean building style too! She's a beaut!

  4. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic 1929 Coleman 4wd   

    Charlie - you make it look easy! Always appreciate your museum quality work AND your step-by-step photos of the progress! I too will be following this build!

  5. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Caterpillar TC 660   

    I was referring to my plans for what I would build behind the cab once it's available in resin.

  6. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Thoughts on Perfect Plastic Putty?   

    I have used it several times and LOVE it! Because it is not solvent based, it does not damage surrounding detail. I haven't had any adhesion problems. As it is NOT solvent based, NO noxious odors! It sands and feathers well - another great feature. Check out the videos on Youtube. A 40ml tube costs $7-8.00 at most hobby stores. Any LH?S that uses Horizon Hobby can get it or any of the Deluxe Materials products for you. I have no financial or material connection to this product. I am just a happy customer!

  7. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Caterpillar TC 660   

    I've been following this and have to tell you what a great job you've done! I can't wait til it's available as a casting! I can see a fire tanker or heavy rescue behind this cab!

  8. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic GFLF Simba 8x8 (Painting of the Beast 07-03-2015)   

    She's looking great! I see that you are aware of Harbor Freight. They make a nice mini punch set that is a whole lot cheaper than the Waldron Models ones. While it won't do holes as small as the Waldron ones, it is great for uses such as you have here.
    I bought mine for $30.00 Don't remember if it was on sale, or they have raised the price recently... Very useful though.

  9. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Modelhaus Utility Bed: Has anyone built one, or have pics?   

    Do you have a photo of what you're looking to build? Here is one that I scratbuilt.

    Frame for body was vuilt with 0.08 or .10 Evergreen stock. Kinda like stick building a house. All frames are then glued together and "skinned" with sheet plastic.

  10. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Best paint for aluminum engine blocks   

    If you have an airbrush, Alclad allows you to mix any of their colors together. Have fun and experiment! As Bill said above, cast aluminum can look different depending upon several factors. FYI, for replicating a rough "cast" finish, Alclad CAN be brushed on small areas where you don't need a smooth "chrome" like finish.

  11. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Dodge Pick up grilles? (Long Shot)   

    Thanks! As I am working full time and in the process of moving, I just saw your reply. I want all the details to be correct, so I appreciate your help!

  12. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt ARFF Vehicles   

    A lot of friends have been using a gentleman named Jeff from "Firebird Designs ". I am told his prices, quality, decals, and turn around time are great! Look forward to following your project! If you have any questions, we're all here to assist!

  13. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Scratchbuilt ARFF Vehicles   

    Thanks for sharing your photos!

    I always enjoy seeing your work! The Faun was quite an undertaking!

  14. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic My First Meng (F-350)...   

    If you have never scratbuilt a rescue box before, I will share my method with you. I build a 3 dimensional "framework", similar to stick building a house. Build each "side" separately, making sure that each is true and square. Drawing a template to scale and a miter box with a stop or chop saw can help. I like to use .080 or .10 square Evergreen stock. Once you have created your "rectangular box, you can glue it all together. The wheelwells can be square, as you will cut the circular openings in the sheet plastic "skin" tthat you will apply over the frame. Wheel moldings can be built by applying strips of Evergreen stock that is tall than the thickness of the side frame and skin. By using stock that rises above the exterior "skin" of the box, you can build up multiple layers of strip, the apply a small section of 1/4 round,styrene or simply round over the edge with a file. Pretty easy actually. You can use cardboard to gauge you spaces before you commit to more expensive styrene.