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About jparsons1969

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  • Birthday 02/05/1969

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  • Scale I Build 1:24 and 1:25

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  • Location Athens, WV
  • Full Name John Parsons

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  1. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino - Has Anyone Encountered This Problem?   

    Thanks for the input guys. I appreciate it.
  2. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino - Has Anyone Encountered This Problem?   

    Thanks for the advice and replies, though some in my opinion came off very pompous and condescending, such as telling me where I should and shouldn't post a topic and insinuating that I am cheap. I obviously am not up to the caliber of some of the more sophisticated model building elite on this board. I'm just a regular dude who enjoys building models, been doing it for years. Once again, to the more hospitable replies, I appreciate you responding. But as for the ones who went out of their way to make me feel as an inferior dumbass, I'll not monopolize your time again.
  3. jparsons1969 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino - Has Anyone Encountered This Problem?
    Hey guys,
    I recently purchased the Revell Starsky & Hutch '74 Ford Torino. After thoroughly washing and rinsing the parts, I applied Krylon White Primer to the body, hood, and parts. All parts molded in black turned out fine. However, the hood had major deep cracking issues. The body has cracking issues in the engine bay area. The rest of the body has red tint leaching out through the primer. No cracks on the other red molded parts, just red leaching through the primer. I've always used this primer before base coating on all my other kits regardless of the color the plastic is molded in, and I've never encountered this before.
    I stripped the primer from the hood with an acetone solution and it was just a pink mess. After stripping it, there was an oily residue on the hood.  I then attempted to flame treat the hood by passing over it lightly with a torch to extract any other solvents from the plastic, but was unsuccessful as the hood is too thin and warped badly. 
    I contacted Revell regarding the issue and they are requiring me to remove the UPC symbol from the box and mail it to them, which seems like more trouble than it's worth.
    At this point, I think I will apply Testor's Competition Red and see what happens with the body. I also think I will tape off the engine bay and brush apply Testor's gloss black to see if it will fill the cracking around the wheel wells. Since I have no hood, I am installing a supercharger from my parts stash, and it is what it is.
    Any thoughts or comments? I appreciate any input or advice on this issue as I have learned many useful tools from you guys on this forum.

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  4. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1966 Shelby G.T.350   

    Wow! Awesome build, incredible detail.
  5. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic '70 Ford Torino GT   

    Thanks for the kind words guys. No problem donb, hopefully your kit may not have those issues. Someone else on this board posted some pictures of their build and said they didn't have any fitting issues. Their's looked really good, a whole lot better than mine.
  6. jparsons1969 added a topic in Under Glass   

    '70 Ford Torino GT
    Hey guys. Just completed the Revell '70 Ford Torino. I was really excited about building this after Model Round-Up annonced this kit.

    I airbrushed the body with metallic green and several coats of clear. The kit did have several minor fitting issues that were a little aggrevating, but where relatively easy to overcome.

    First off, the directions wanted you to cut holes in the chassis to connect the muffler. The rear leaf springs absolutely will not fit into the slots provided if you assemble them by the directions. I had to reverse the direction of them, which then misaligned the passenger tires in the rear wheel-well. I then had to heat the rear axle to properly position the center of the hub. The holes in the wheels for the axle hubs were too small and had to be trimmed.

    The grille does not want to line up correctly on the front end due to the housing that goes around it. And the chrome door handles had so much excess flash around them that they crumbled in my hands when trying to remove it. The metal trim that goes on the car bends very easy and is very challenging to position on the car. It would take a better builder than my skills to pull off positioning the rocker panel trim. I only used the tailight screen and grille badge. The rest, I stayed away from. Seemed like a recipe to really piss me off.

    I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, although it could have been better. I just took my time on it, working on the kit here and there a little at a time over a month. That seemed to work out better for my patience. Thanks for looking.

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  7. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic '70 Ford Torino GT   

    Looks awesome! I'm getting ready to do this kit.
  8. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Monogram 71 HEMI CUDA   

    Ahhh, there it is. Good job, Dave.
  9. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Oh Boy, Another One...   

    One of the nicest builds I've ever seen.
  10. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1969 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am   

    Wow! Looks a real car.
  11. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Revell '62 Corvette Roadster!   

    Beautiful work!
  12. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic Plymouth Superbird   

    Love the purple. Awesome build.
  13. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback   

    Looks great. I usually don't care for new wheels on muscle cars, but this works.
  14. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 67 Comet   

    Awesome paint job!
  15. jparsons1969 added a post in a topic 1966 Buick Riviera Cannonballer….   

    Beautiful build.