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About Shardik

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  • Birthday 06/27/1961

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  • Location Killeen, Texas
  • Full Name Johann H. Buerfeind V

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  1. Shardik added a post in a topic ' 56 Chrysler 300B In The Home Stretch!   

    That's Pretty!
  2. Shardik added a post in a topic Model Kits Containing Records (you remember those...)   

    I had a model of the Apollo command module that came with a reel to reel tape recording of the mission communications. Luckily my father worked for Ampex at the time (late 60's), so we had the equipment to play it.
  3. Shardik added a post in a topic '49 Mercury Woodie Tail Lights ... now I know why   

    It occurs to me that this may well have been a safety consideration. With the tailgate lowered, the tail lights are now at the extremis of the vehicle giving following motorists a clear visual indication of where the tailgate actually is. This would be particularly helpful at night.
    Just a thought.
  4. Shardik added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Speaking of "Old Iron", I spotted something peaking through the trees as I drove up SH 195, and pulled over to find this:

    Further exploration revealed yet more treasures...

  5. Shardik added a post in a topic Whats the weirdest kit in your stash?   

    Thank you, Dean.
  6. Shardik added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Spotted this '56 Buick Special at my favorite eatery in Wallburg, TX.

    Could use some TLC, but it looks like a driver.
  7. Shardik added a post in a topic 2015 Havana Mini Cruise (Colorado)   

    Oh yeah! I'll be there.
  8. Shardik added a post in a topic How many do you have going?   

    A WWII German recon tank; over 2000 parts, so I need to take frequent breaks from it to preserve what remains of my sanity,
    A 1:12 Bentley that keeps getting stalled by lack of specific ref' materials.
    And a hyper detailed '39 Chevy pro-street, for which I have now built and discarded three frames and two sets of headers.
    These three have actually been "on my bench" for over a year, during which time I have completed four other models (one at a time). So I guess you could say that I typically have four going at any one time.
  9. Shardik added a post in a topic Flawless detail :)   

    Somewhere, I've seen a more thorough (and much more interesting) treatment of this car. I'll have to try to find it and post a link here.
    The Falconer V12 under the hood is a thing of beauty.
  10. Shardik added a post in a topic The Christine curse, or do I have a Christine of my own? (Tell your Christine story!)   

    I had an Opel Cadet that hated the number three... Or it was the number three that hated my Opel ?
    Three days after I bought her I was rear-ended by a drunk at the corner of 3rd and Carlisle. The reporting officer estimated his speed at approximately thirty miles per hour. Luckily, I had purchased insurance on her three hours prior.
    I really liked the car, so I bought her back from the insurance company, which had totaled her, for $300. I put in a new radiator, which was the only mechanical damage from the accident, pounded out the rear sheet metal and drove her out to California.
    Exactly three weeks after the initial accident, I was applying for a job at T3 plastics when she was broad-sided by a semi, hauling 3M products, in their parking lot. The trucking company's insurance got her back in shape, and even replaced the rear bumper which they assumed was damaged by their driver.
    I drove her for another three years, until she mysteriously vomited out all her transmission fluid in the middle of the highway, about 300 miles into my third trip back to New Mexico.
  11. Shardik added a post in a topic Airfix "Blower" Bentley, 1:12 scale   

    I picked one of these up a couple years ago, as a partial glue bomb. I've been working on it, off and on, ever since. The size makes "super detailing" easier, which is fortunate since the limitations of the molding technology of the time make it almost mandatory.
    I can see that you've done many of the same modifications that I did: separating the spring shackles, sanding off the molded wrapping and getting rid of the molded on stone screening on the fuel tank (although my approach was to scratch build a new tank)

    I think the screen you used is a better match to the 1:1, but this is all I had on hand. The wrapped fuel lines are old strings from my guitar.
    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with this kit. I like where it's going so far.
  12. Shardik added a post in a topic nother chopped 50 olds   

    Thanks. The pictures make it pretty clear.
  13. Shardik added a post in a topic 1966 Cadillac Hearse - updated 9/24   

    I'm fascinated by hearses, and this one fully vindicates my obsession.
    You said this was a resin copy of the Johan, but not who cast it. Do you know? I'd like to get my hands on one since the originals are hard to come by at a decent price.
    By the way, the engine is looking very nice; "used but not abused".
  14. Shardik added a post in a topic First Completed Build in 10 years   

    This was worth waiting for.
    I hope we don't have to wait another ten years for the next one, though.
  15. Shardik added a post in a topic nother chopped 50 olds   

    Nice chop! Do you have a build thread on this? I'd love to see how you did it.
    Also, I really like the paint combo.