mysterj1

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Washington
  • Full Name Joe

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  1. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1956 Ford cabover   

    Very nice work so far!  Looking forward to seeing more of your handiwork.
  2. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/6/2016 Parachute   

    lol I keep coming back to see if there's an update...it sort of reminds me of looking in the local record store as a kid to see if Boston had released a 2nd album   We understand life gets in the way hehe.
  3. mysterj1 added a post in a topic My in progress trucks: Peterbilt 357 Mixer   

    Looking forward to seeing color on this...are you planning on weatherizing it, Terry?  I compliment your sense of scale, your builds just look "right". I can see a lot of your trucks rumbling down the street if I close my eyes and think of it.
  4. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 67 Camaro N/T All Motor Street Car   

    Nice tribute!
  5. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/6/2016 Parachute   

    Chris,

    Have you ever seen any of the model kits released in the 70s that had the chute open (deployed)? Since you were talking about different ways you might display your AWESOME funny car, thought I'd throw that idea out! Your attention to detail still amazes me, I've been following this journey for well over a year and LOVE the updates!
  6. mysterj1 added a post in a topic Red, White & Blue 53 Panel   

    VERY NICE! I remember building this kit many years ago myself...seems like it was molded a grape purple - it's been awhile.
  7. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/6/2016 Parachute   

    I'm sensing you're going to be spending more time at the bench...I know you've been looking forward to finally getting the motor painted and detailed!
  8. mysterj1 added a post in a topic Looking for a good donor kit for chassis...   

    I was chatting with a couple drag racing photographers (Tom West, Rich Welch) who gave me a big background on this type of ride. It was classed as "AA/MR" (Modified Roadster) until the advent of the Comp classes.

    Daddyfink, I was thinking about the same thing but will probably have to build an entire new hoop to get the roll cage up past the top of the body, though. Not sure what I'll do for the mill, I'm going to make my kit close but probably not an exact copy . Truthfully, I have always envisioned one of these but never seen anything but fuel coupes.
  9. mysterj1 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Looking for a good donor kit for chassis...
    Found this pic and am totally enthralled w/ it, it is a perfect marriage of a FED and a fuel altered. It looks as though the roll cage sits a bit higher than normal. I'm thinking of marrying a FED kit (front end) to a Bantam, then dropping a T body on top. Ideas?

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  10. mysterj1 added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Does anyone make something similar to this U.S. "Indy" Mag Wheel
    Came across these wheels online today and got to thinking I have a 69 Firebird kit that something like these wheels would look great on. Thinking of a set of big and littles, 15x7 and 15x10s. Does anyone have a recommendation for something simliar?


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  11. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/6/2016 Parachute   

    On the plus side, you have the experience from remembering how you built the bottom tray the first time so you know what worked (and didn't work). I'd be willing to bet you'll surprise yourself how quickly you knock this out!
  12. mysterj1 added a post in a topic Most Modern Funny Car kit?   

    I'd love it if Shapeways had an old-school AA/FA frame (95"-98" inch wheelbase) for sale. I'm really amazed what 3D printing can do...
  13. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/6/2016 Parachute   

    Chris,

    Amazing detail, will be fascinating to see the level of detail that the 3D printing will allow.

    On an aside, I have been discussing modelling in a fantastic FB group named the Glory Days of Drag Racing. Much of the recent discussion has been about how Revell worked the deals to advertise on so many of the 70's AA/FC cars (McCulloch, Snow, etc). Basically, Revell offered up a free paint job (remember, this is the pre-wrap days where everything was hand-lettered) if the owners would incorporate the Revell name into their car...I also was able to have them identify my first model kit, the Revellion FC (A Plymouth Valiant on a digger chassis, probably 1967 or 1968). It's awesome that MANY of the top racers of the day grew up modelling, and many still collect kits (though they're busy on the 1:1 cars and don't build kits). We got on the subject of 3D printing and I shared the amazing blower/hat you drew up w/ them as a fantastic example of what modelling has evolved to. Hope you don't mind!

    Joe
  14. mysterj1 added a topic in Drag Racing Models   

    Revellution Digger/FC ala Phony Pony
    Does anyone recall Revell ever offering a kit of the Revellution theme FC mounted on a digger chassis? That was the first model I ever built, and I'm curious if anyone else remembers it? Also, are there any similiar kits to this that were ever built? I'm thinking it would be fun to pay tribute to a legend of the sport...

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  15. mysterj1 added a post in a topic 1/16 Scale Army Vega Funny Car - Updated 2/6/2016 Parachute   

    Chris, would creating a Mooneyham decal do the trick? I understand it's not 3d but would certainly be doable. Probably easier to pull off than casting or photo-etching, too.