hooknladderno1

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  • Location Sunny Florida
  • Full Name David Gusky

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  1. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Mixed Media / Paint and Decals   

    Jimmy,
    I don't have access to the publication you mentioned, but am always looking to improve my builds.  The FBS tape you mentioned - can you specify which one? I am waiting for my new Grex TG 3 and fan spray nozzle to arrive.  Thanks!
     
     
    David
  2. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT 1923 Ford Model 'T' Delivery Van   

    Any clue as to when this will be out?  I have a couple of these on the bench right now!
     
     
    David
  3. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Looking for a 1/24 light strip   

    Here is an example of what Brandon referred to above.  Don't mind the cut out paper gaphics.  Easiest way I know to "mock up" graphics instead of wasting decal film and ink.

     
     
    David
  4. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Ford Aeromax 120 RV Conversion   

    Cary,
    Awesome work so far. I like your color change.  It really pops!  The engine looks great as well as the chassis.  I also like creative builds like this.  Look forward to future updates!
     
     
    David
  5. hooknladderno1 added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    1950's Ford "Emergency Unit"
    As many of you may know, I am replicating many of my hometown fire department's apparatus of years past.  Our first "Emergency Unit", an early 1950's Ford stepvan carried ropes, hand tools, air packs, fuel , life jackets and other supplies for our marine units(boats).  As a past member of the department, "close enough" just wasn't good enough!  Follow along as I bring you up to speed on the project thus far.


     There are a few makers of diecast collectible vans and banks.  I chose this Sentry Hardware bank, as it was cheaper AND I planned to cut it up anyway to lengthen the body/frame.  The bank came with horizontal side moldings that the 1:1 truck never had.  So, the question was - how do I remove the moldings without damaging the sides of the van?  Well, with less precision that a surgeon, My Proxxon rotary tool (think Dremel) made pretty quick work of it.
     
     

    The body was stripped with aircraft stripper.  It made quick work of the paint and was scrubbed with Dawn dish detergent after a thorough washing.  The body was then shot with Duplicolor self etching primer(olive green color).

    Next came time to cut the body.  Good old Dymo label tape was used to guide the hacksaw blade in cutting the roof and sides of the van.  After that was accomplished, The halves were thoroughly dried, 



    The gap was bridged with brass sheet and secured with JB Weld.  Seams were filled with Evergreen sheet and Perfect Plastic Putty.

    Still lots to do on this project.  More photos to come!
     
     
    David
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  6. hooknladderno1 added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1950's Ford "Emergency Unit"
    As many of you may know, I am replicating many of my hometown fire department's apparatus of years past.  Our first "Emergency Unit", an early 1950's Ford
    stepvan carried ropes, hand tools, air packs, fuel , life jackets and other supplies for our marine units(boats).


     There are a few makers of diecast collectible vans and banks.  I chose this Sentry Hardware bank, as it was cheaper AND I planned to cut it up anyway to lengthen the body/frame.  The bank came with horizontal side moldings that the 1:1 truck never had.  So, the question was - how do I remove the moldings without damaging the sides of the van?  Well, with less precision that a surgeon, My Proxxon rotary tool (think Dremel) made pretty quick work of it.
     
     

    The body was stripped with aircraft stripper.  It made quick work of the paint and was scrubbed with Dawn dish detergent after a thorough washing.  The body was then shot with Duplicolor self etching primer(olive green color).

    Next came time to cut the body.  Good old Dymo label tape was used to guide the hacksaw blade in cutting the roof and sides of the van.  After that was accomplished, The halves were thoroghly dried, 



    The gap was bridged with brass sheet and secured with JB Weld.  Seams were filled with Evergreen sheet and Perfect Plastic Putty.

    Still lots to do on this project.  More photos to come!
     
     
    David
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  7. hooknladderno1 added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    1950's Ford "Emergency Unit"
    As many of you may know, I am replicating many of my hometown fire department's apparatus of years past.  Our first "Emergency Unit", an early 1950's Ford stepvan carried ropes, hand tools, air packs, fuel , life jackets and other supplies for our marine units(boats).

     There are a few makers of diecast collectible vans and banks.  I chose this True Value bank, as it was cheaper AND I planned to cut it up anyway to lengthen the body/frame.  The bank came with horizontal side moldings that the 1:1 truck never had.  So, the question was - how do I remove the moldings without damaging the sides of the van?  Well, with less precision that a surgeon, My Proxxon rotary tool (think Dremel) made pretty quick work of it.

    Next came time to cut the body.  Good old Dymo label tape was used to guide the hacksaw blade in cutting the roof and sides of the van.  After that was accomplished, the body was stripped with aircraft stripper.  It made quick work of the paint and was scrubbed with Dawn dish detergent after a thorough washing.  The halves were thoroghly dried, 



    The gap was bridged with brass sheet and secured with JB Weld.  Seams were filled with Evergreen sheet and Perfect Plastic Putty.
    Still lots to do on this project.  More photos to come!
     
     
    David
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  8. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic 2 Door Tahoe   

    Jay,
    She's looking great!
     
     
    David
  9. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic How About Some Light Commercial?   

    I have long been a believer in diecast conversion, especially where no subject exists in plastic or resin.  Here is a Matchbox Collectables 1946 Dodge Power Wagon
     
    My hometown had a 1927 American La France pumper.  As there were no kits available, I took a 1/24 Yat Ming diecast and modified it.  This is early on in the project.  A twin replica is being constructed as a gift to the fire company who celebrates their 125th anniversary this year!

    I have several more that I will post in separate threads...
     
     
    David
     
  10. 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!
     
     
    David
  11. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Bending tubing   

    Ray,
    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!
     
     
    David
  12. 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!


    David
  13. 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!


    David
  14. hooknladderno1 added a post in a topic Caterpillar TC 660   

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


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

    Russ,
    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!


    David