Ace-Garageguy

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  • Full Name Bill Engwer

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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Auto ID #169   

    i recognize that one. 
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Test post from Photobucket   

    It takes 10 to 30 seconds to post a photo. Doesn't seem hard after you do it a few times, and I've been doing it just like that since 2012.
  3. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Test post from Photobucket   

    That's the way I look at it, anyway.
  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Some days I really wish that 40 years ago, I'd got myself a gubmint job where I did basically nuthin', and then voted myself a way to continue getting paid for doing absolutely nuthin' when I retired.
    Sour grapes? Damm right.
  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Another one of those fine situations where what's legal has nothing whatsoever to do with what's morally right and ethical.
    Kill it if you're going to eat it, and NEED to eat it. Otherwise, get up close and take a photo. 
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    A fitting end for the great white hunter...   (who collects trophies for "sport" as opposed to hunting game for food)           
       
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1953 ford conversion   

    You can scale from the pix I put up.
    Measure the headlight diameter in the photos. They're standard 7" sealed beams.
    On my monitor, the upper one is .481". The lower one is .787".
    Divide 7" by .481". That will give you about 14.5, making the upper photo about 1/14 scale.
    Divide 7" by .787". That will give you about 8.89, making the lower photo about 1/9 scale.
    Now measure the distance from the center of the headlights to the outer edges of the fenders.
    The upper is .485". multiply by 14, to get approximately 6.79" in full scale.
    The lower is 1.61". Multiply by 9 to get approximately 14.49" in full scale.
    That tells you the Big Job fender is roughly 7" wider than the F-100.
    7" in 1/25 scale is around 7mm, or about 1/4 inch.
    I'm sure this is a close as Revell gets most things these days.  
    Of course, if you think carefully about the parallax effect of the slightly different angles the photos are taken from, and you hold your math to tighter tolerances than I just did, you can get more accurate results.
     
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1941 Willys Drag Coupe   

    Yes, nice results with the kandy. It's an art getting it that even.
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    My own procrastination. Though I did a fair bot of necessary work around the place over the weekend, I put off doing my shop paperwork until now. Just like I did with homework when I was a kid. Now I get to stay up half the night getting it finished...just like when I was a kid.
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Pleased You Today!   

    Even though the temps have been in the low 90s, the humidity is right now a season-low of 37%. Almost as nice here as it is out West.
    Man, I miss Arizona...especially those gorgeous sunsets like Ed posted. We get one like that here maybe once a year...if ever.
  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    Try 70% isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol as a cleaner. I've had excellent performance from it removing every surface contaminant know to man...so far. 
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Can someone show me a 1920s or '30s box truck?   

    Geez Harry. That's only 8 years. I've got plenty of in-progress builds way older than that, and the right reference photo just might change everything. 
  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    While the lion thing has everyone all hot and bothered, how many of you are aware that the Chinese trade in poached black-market body parts of endangered species for their medicine, and that the recent trend is hoarding of tiger and other animal parts as "investments" ?
    Story here...and this is nothing new...   http://www.takepart.com/feature/2015/03/24/china-endangered-species-banking-extinction-poaching-elephants-tigers-rhinos
     
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic 1953 ford conversion   

    This is a conversion i've been wanting to do as well. I've collected several reference photos of the 800 cab, and it's pretty obvious the fenders need to be widened outboard of the grille opening, as well as having the wheel openings opened up considerably. The width of the grille appears to be the same, judging from the relationship of the headlights to the hood shut-lines.
    F-100
              
    F-800 / Big Job cab & fenders
               
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Yet another paint question re: clear coats   

    This is also the "wet-look" 1834 product, again not sanded or buffed. I should have sanded the clear between coats to avoid the rolling of the edges on the door-lines. The product builds well, and I was thinking I could sand it a little flatter afterwards. If you're needing to use a lot of coats (this is 5), I'd recommend at least experimenting with the 28139. I'm on the way to my LHS to see if I can get some to play with.