Ace-Garageguy

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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I think the original usage of "design vocabulary" in architecture, as I understand it, made sense...from the standpoint of, let's say, understanding things like the differences in Ionic and Doric for instance, and being able to pick and choose classical elements to incorporate into a new design.
    I think it usually sounds like idiotic trying-too-hard when it's applied to vehicles.
     
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    I guess girls everywhere go for the man in uniform. 
  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Any better idea how to remove Tamiya TS-XX paints?   

    91% or higher ISOPROPYL alcohol is said to be effective on some lacquers. It's really really cheap over here, and is available in grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.
    70%, common "rubbing alcohol", is a good cleaner, but it doesn't have much effect on paints.
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    "Shocking". It seems every other youboob video or news headline is somehow "shocking".
    Horrifically shocking. Awesomely epic. Forgot one: "savvy".  
  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    That phrase made me remember these guys, always around just about everywhere...
     Apparently, a hit with the babes, too.   
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Sherp ATV is a real-life Tonka truck   

    Yeah, but will it help you get girls? The ad photo pretty well seems to guarantee the Amphicar will. 
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Turbo 4cyl Cuda using a 3d printer-Roll Cage 2-12   

    Man, you're doing some cool stuff with this one. Remarkable you were able to get such a deep draw with your vac-form too. One of those is on my next-tools list. It blows the doors off of mine. 
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic QUESTION: Fujimi Boranni 15" wire wheels   

    Thank you sir.
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Porsche 934 Vaillant; Gunze vs Testors?   

    For what it's worth, it appears to me to have pretty good proportions, as far as representing the overall impression of what it's supposed to be. I've spent a fair bit of time looking at 911 Porsches and their variants.
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    QUESTION: Fujimi Boranni 15" wire wheels
    Anyone here ever use these? if so, your opinions please.

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  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    "Legendary" seems to be gaining ground too. 
     
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '72 Porsche 914/6 2'n1   

    The Dallara Icsunonove prototype is in a similar vein, and there is now a fair gaggle of autocrossers and hillclimb X1-9s that look similar too.

     
  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '72 Porsche 914/6 2'n1   

    I remember the Beach Boys Racing version. They chopped off the sail panels / roll-bar and laid the windshield back too. Probably the best looking 914 body kit ever done.
                                                                                             
     
    The Chalon was a good looking conversion kit too.
                                          
    Below is one I designed and built for a client. The owner of a well-known Porsche parts house wanted a kit-car developed to go on a 914 that was styled after the 904. I was in the process of finishing this, we had a falling out shortly after this photo was shot coming out of my basement, and several people over the years have claimed it as their work. I can, of course, prove it's my design and my work. (There is another earlier version done for the same company that's an ill-proportioned turd, so poorly conceived as to be un-buildable. NOT my design. Which is why they hired me. )
                                                                                 
     
     
     
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '72 Porsche 914/6 2'n1   

    A guy here on the board...afx... did a conversion to the flared version, but Revell never did.
    Here's the thread:   http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/72527-porsche-9146-gt-casting-begun-61814/?page=1
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell '72 Porsche 914/6 2'n1   

    The shape of the door, very similar to a 911, the door handle...unique to the 914, and the shape of the roof sail-panel are the tells.